Reminders for a safer spring


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This article was published 30/04/2021 (769 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

As our city gets greener and warmer this spring, we’re all reminded of how much we enjoy this time of year when we get back to our favourite activities, be it gardening, kicking a soccer ball, or planning family picnics.

As I wrote last month, spring cleanup has officially begun, and city crews are making their way through residential streets. If you notice your street has not been cleaned properly, let 311 know so it can be placed on a list to be redone.

Yard waste collection has also started, and you can look up information on when your address is scheduled.

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Lawn signs reminding drivers to slow down in residential areas are available from the office of Coun. Devi Sharma (Old Kildonan).
Supplied photo Lawn signs reminding drivers to slow down in residential areas are available from the office of Coun. Devi Sharma (Old Kildonan).

Please use the proper yard waste bags and leave them out on your scheduled collection day.

Our children will also be playing outside more in this warmer weather, and safety is of the utmost importance. Sometimes we find that drivers go faster than the streets allow.

We all must slow down and be mindful of those walking, wheeling, exercising, or playing. To reduce speeding, it’s important to do our part. The Winnipeg Police Service has a traffic complaint online reporting tool for excessive speeding on roads and school zones, stop sign infractions, and other traffic violations.

I continue to have regular dialogue with our police inspector as we all work together to ensure safety for our community. Please Slow Down signs are once again available at my community office. It is a great reminder for drivers. If you would like a sign, please email with your information and we will arrange a pick-up time for you.

City crews are also now fixing potholes. Winnipeg has an average of 170,000 potholes to fill each year. So, if you have a pothole on your street or experience them during your commutes, please report them to 311 so they can be placed on the list to be fixed. If you call 311 or email, please copy our office so we can stay on top of it as well.

I know we are all trying our very best to stay safe.

Winnipeg’s second vaccine supersite is opening on May 7 at 770 Leila Ave. (Winnipeg Leila Soccer Complex). Eligible Manitobans can now book their appointments online or by calling 1-844-626-8222. As we near the light at the end of this COVID-19 tunnel, be kind to one another and yourself.

As always, if you have any questions, comments, or ideas, you can reach me by email at or by phone at 204-986-5264.

Devi Sharma

Devi Sharma
Old Kildonan ward report

Devi Sharma is the city councillor for Old Kildonan.

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