All Sections

September 22, 2019

Winnipeg
16° C, A few clouds

Full Forecast

Advertisement

Advertise With Us

Finding common ground at City Hall

Evan promises ‘shared values’ approach if elected

Basil Evan is running for city council for Transcona in the Oct. 24 civic election. (SHELDON BIRNIE/CANSTAR/THE HERALD)

SHELDON BIRNIE

Basil Evan is running for city council for Transcona in the Oct. 24 civic election. (SHELDON BIRNIE/CANSTAR/THE HERALD)

Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 3/10/2018 (354 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

Basil Evan is looking to represent Transcona on city council in the Oct. 24 civic election. Evan, 51, is a registered nurse who grew up in Transcona, graduating from Transcona Collegiate Institute before attending the University of Manitoba. He and his wife, Lezah, have two young children, along with a step-son. “I’ve spent the last 20 years taking care of people and working with issues that we identify as problematic,” said Evan, who has been as a quality improvement officer for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority’s critical care program for the past seven years. “In the community, problems seem to be getting bigger, and there seems to be discontent.” Evan’s interest in politics goes back to his youth, when he took part in anti-Apartheid rallies in rallies when visiting London, England in 1987. He believes his professional background could be put to good use on city council. “You need to have a bit of a background in committee work, to reach across the table to work with and having dialogue with people of different backgrounds and different special interests and focusing on what’s important,” he said. Evan believes finding shared values among fellow councillors could help move projects forward. “When we begin to come together as a team, that’s a big step,” he said. “I would like to see people learning to have effective dialogue. If we can learn for each other and look at what are workable solutions, I think that will restores a lot of faith from the public in their public servants.” Public transit is one issue Evan would like to tackle, if elected. “Transit seems to be a very big issue in Transcona, especially as it continues to expand,” he said. “Most of the bus routes have stayed the same, but in these new communities no one has access to transit. Either they have to walk for 20 minutes or drive several blocks to find a bus. Those issues need to be addressed.” Evan is also in favour of expanded community services, especially for seniors and newcomers, and in promoting social responsibility at City Hall. He is hopeful that voters will connect with his message on election day. “It’s an exciting time to get into civic politics and use my background appropriately to make a difference in the community,” he said.

Basil Evan is looking to represent Transcona on city council in the Oct. 24 civic election.

Keep reading free:

Already have an account? Log in here »

Keep reading free:

Already have an account? Log in here »

Subscribers Log in below to continue reading,
not a subscriber? Create an account to start a 30 day free trial.

Log in Create your account

Your free trial has come to an end.

We hope you have enjoyed your trial! To continue reading, we recommend our Read Now Pay Later membership. Simply add a form of payment and pay only 27¢ per article.

For unlimited access to the best local, national, and international news and much more, try an All Access Digital subscription:

Thank you for supporting the journalism that our community needs!

Your free trial has come to an end.

We hope you have enjoyed your trial! To continue reading, we recommend our Read Now Pay Later membership. Simply add a form of payment and pay only 27¢ per article.

For unlimited access to the best local, national, and international news and much more, try an All Access Digital subscription:

Thank you for supporting the journalism that our community needs!

We hope you have enjoyed your free trial!

To continue reading, select a plan below:

All Access Digital

Introductory pricing*

99¢

per month

  • Unlimited online reading and commenting
  • Daily newspaper replica e-Edition
  • News Break - our award-winning iOS app
  • Exclusive perks & discounts
Continue

Read Now Pay Later

Pay

27¢

per article

  • Commitment-free
  • Cancel anytime
  • Only pay for what you read
  • Refunds available
Continue

*Introductory pricing schedule for 12 month: $0.99/month plus tax for first 3 months, $5.99/month for months 4 - 6, $10.99/month for months 7 - 9, $13.99/month for months 10 - 12. Standard All Access Digital rate of $16.99/month begins after first year.

We hope you have enjoyed your free trial!

To continue reading, select a plan below:

Read Now Pay Later

Pay

27¢

per article

  • Commitment-free
  • Cancel anytime
  • Only pay for what you read
  • Refunds available
Continue

All Access Digital

Introductory pricing*

99¢

per month

  • Unlimited online reading and commenting
  • Daily newspaper replica e-Edition
  • News Break - our award-winning iOS app
  • Exclusive perks & discounts
Continue

Mon to Sat Delivery

Pay

$34.36

per month

  • Includes all benefits of All Access Digital
  • 6-day delivery of our award-winning newspaper
Continue

*Introductory pricing schedule for 12 month: $0.99/month plus tax for first 3 months, $5.99/month for months 4 - 6, $10.99/month for months 7 - 9, $13.99/month for months 10 - 12. Standard All Access Digital rate of $16.99/month begins after first year.

We hope you have enjoyed your free trial!

To continue reading, select a plan below:

All Access Digital

Introductory pricing*

99¢

per month

  • Unlimited online reading and commenting
  • Daily newspaper replica e-Edition
  • News Break - our award-winning iOS app
  • Exclusive perks & discounts
Continue

Read Now Pay Later

Pay

27¢

per article

  • Commitment-free
  • Cancel anytime
  • Only pay for what you read
  • Refunds available
Continue

*Introductory pricing schedule for 12 month: $0.99/month plus tax for first 3 months, $5.99/month for months 4 - 6, $10.99/month for months 7 - 9, $13.99/month for months 10 - 12. Standard All Access Digital rate of $16.99/month begins after first year.

We hope you have enjoyed your free trial!

To continue reading, select a plan below:

Read Now Pay Later

Pay

27¢

per article

  • Commitment-free
  • Cancel anytime
  • Only pay for what you read
  • Refunds available
Continue

All Access Digital

Introductory pricing*

99¢

per month

  • Unlimited online reading and commenting
  • Daily newspaper replica e-Edition
  • News Break - our award-winning iOS app
  • Exclusive perks & discounts
Continue

*Introductory pricing schedule for 12 month: $0.99/month plus tax for first 3 months, $5.99/month for months 4 - 6, $10.99/month for months 7 - 9, $13.99/month for months 10 - 12. Standard All Access Digital rate of $16.99/month begins after first year.

Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 3/10/2018 (354 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

 

Basil Evan is looking to represent Transcona on city council in the Oct. 24 civic election.
Evan, 51, is a registered nurse who grew up in Transcona, graduating from Transcona Collegiate Institute before attending the University of Manitoba. He and his wife, Lezah, have two young children, along with a step-son. 
"I’ve spent the last 20 years taking care of people and working with issues that we identify as problematic," said Evan, who has been as a quality improvement officer for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority’s critical care program for the past seven years. "In the community, problems seem to be getting bigger, and there seems to be discontent."
Evan’s interest in politics goes back to his youth, when he took part in anti-Apartheid rallies in rallies when visiting London, England in 1987. He believes his professional background could be put to good use on city council.
"You need to have a bit of a background in committee work, to reach across the table to work with and having dialogue with people of different backgrounds and different special interests and focusing on what’s important," he said.
Evan believes finding shared values among fellow councillors could help move projects forward.
"When we begin to come together as a team, that’s a big step," he said. "I would like to see people learning to have effective dialogue. If we can learn for each other and look at what are workable solutions, I think that will restores a lot of faith from the public in their public servants."
Public transit is one issue Evan would like to tackle, if elected.
"Transit seems to be a very big issue in Transcona, especially as it continues to expand," he said. "Most of the bus routes have stayed the same, but in these new communities no one has access to transit. Either they have to walk for 20 minutes or drive several blocks to find a bus. Those issues need to be addressed."
Evan is also in favour of expanded community services, especially for seniors and newcomers, and in promoting social responsibility at City Hall. He is hopeful that voters will connect with his message on election day. 
"It’s an exciting time to get into civic politics and use my background appropriately to make a difference in the community," he said.

 

Basil Evan is looking to represent Transcona on city council in the Oct. 24 civic election.

Evan, 51, is a registered nurse who grew up in Transcona, graduating from Transcona Collegiate Institute before attending the University of Manitoba. He and his wife, Lezah, have two young children, along with a step-son. 

"I’ve spent the last 20 years taking care of people and working with issues that we identify as problematic," said Evan, who has been the quality improvement officer for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority’s critical care program for the past seven years. "In the community, problems seem to be getting bigger, and there seems to be discontent."

When we begin to come together as a team, that’s a big step.

Evan’s interest in politics goes back to his youth, when he took part in anti-Apartheid rallies when living in London, England, in 1987. He believes his professional background could be put to good use on city council.

"A background in committee work teaches you how to reach across the table, how to establish dialogue with different people, different backgrounds and different special interests, and how to focus on what's important," he said.

Evan believes finding shared values among fellow councillors could help move projects forward.

"When we begin to come together as a team, that’s a big step," he said. "I would like to see people learning to have effective dialogue. If we can learn from each other and look at what are workable solutions, I think that will restore a lot of faith from the public in their public servants."

Public transit is one issue Evan would tackle, if elected.

"Transit seems to be a very big issue in Transcona, especially as it continues to expand," he said. "Most of the bus routes have stayed the same, but in these new communities no one has access to transit. Either they have to walk for 20 minutes or drive several blocks to find a bus. Those issues need to be addressed."

Evan is also in favour of expanded community services, especially for seniors and newcomers, and in promoting social responsibility at City Hall. He is hopeful that voters will connect with his message on election day. 

"It’s an exciting time to get into politics and use my background to make a meaningful difference in our community," he said.

Sheldon Birnie

Sheldon Birnie
Community journalist — The Herald

Sheldon Birnie is the community journalist for The Herald Email him at sheldon.birnie@canstarnews.com Call him at 204-697-7112

Read full biography

Advertisement

Advertise With Us

History

Updated on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 1:56 PM CDT: Removes duplicate text.

You can comment on most stories on The Winnipeg Free Press website. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or digital subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

Have Your Say

Comments are open to The Winnipeg Free Press print or digital subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to The Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

By submitting your comment, you agree to abide by our Community Standards and Moderation Policy. These guidelines were revised effective February 27, 2019. Have a question about our comment forum? Check our frequently asked questions.

Advertisement

Advertise With Us