Building a safer, more accessible community
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This summer, I was pleased to announce funding for two important projects in our community.
I advocated for these initiatives, and am pleased to work with our government to make them a reality. The projects are the SEIG Pathway and an accessible dock on the Seine River, each of which will contribute to increased safety and accessibility in our community.
The first was $55,105 for the Island Lakes Residents Group (ILRG) SEIG Pathway project. The pathway will be multi-use, and will run through Seignieurie Park in Island Lakes, to the controlled intersection at Lagimodiere and Sage Creek Boulevards.
The pathway will be a permanently paved path between the Sage Creek intersection, up the Lagimodiere berm, and will link to a smaller existing pathway in Seigneurie Park. This walkway will further connect our community, and provide a much-needed, safe means for individuals, and families, to travel back and forth between Island Lakes and Sage Creek.
Safety is important in our neighbourhood, and I am happy that our government secured funds for this endeavour. Thank you to the Island Lakes Residents’ Group for all of their hard work on this and similar projects in our community. The remainder of the funding, for the pathway, will come from the City of Winnipeg through Matt Allard, city councillor for St. Boniface, and construction of this provincially and municipally funded pathway will begin in the near future.
The second was $75,000 funding for building an accessible dock on the Seine River at John Bruce Park. This new project will allow canoe and kayak enthusiasts of all ages to benefit from a safe and easily accessible ramp and dock structure.
I applaud Save Our Seine for initiating this project, as they have been an amazing group, dedicated to revitalizing the river, as well as its surrounding green space. Funding for this initiative was also obtained by means of other additional sources, including the City of Winnipeg, through St. Vital city councillor Brian Mayes.
I look forward to seeing these projects make our community a safer and more accessible place to live and enjoy with our families.
Lagimodière constituency report
Andrew Smith is the PC MLA for Lagimodière.