- Advise the Mayor and Council on food system related issues;
- Support the work of the community on food issues, enhance public health and local food security, and increase food literacy and access to food by encouraging multi-sector and strategic approaches, fostering coordination and networking, and supporting ongoing consultation; and
- Initiate the development of and support the implementation, maintenance and evaluation of a City of Winnipeg Agricultural and Food Strategy to address municipal food security and food system issues. The City of Winnipeg Agricultural and Food Strategy will:
- include policy directions identified through community engagement , focused research, innovative initiatives, and other actions to identify proven practices;
- include evaluation and implementation components; and
- be operationalized in partnership with the Winnipeg Public Service, the local food movement, businesses, community agencies, stakeholder groups, and private citizens.
Construction is expected to start later this year to renew Empress Street. Street renewal and rehabilitation will also include: streamlining traffic flow, creating new, and improving existing, cycling and pedestrian facilities, improving accessibility for walking and cycling, and stabilizing river and creek embankments. If you are unable to attend the open house to discuss the project plans, you can view the open house boards and complete the online survey here: http://winnipeg.ca/publicworks/construction/studies/empress.stm.
http://winnipeg.ca/PPD/PublicEngagement/ValourCommunityCentre/default.stm before April 4th to fill out the online survey. Under the Parks and Recreation Enhancement Program, the club is currently redeveloping a paved area on the south side of the property near Burnell Street and St. Matthews Avenue. With the intent of making the site more inviting, we are developing a master plan for the front entrance of the community centre and investigating in a number of new features and facilities. The community garden in that same location will be retained and possibly reoriented. Construction is expected to start in the fall of 2017.If you missed the Open House last week regarding the Orioles frontage redevelopment, you still have an opportunity to share your thoughts and review the Open House boards with redevelopment ideas online! Visit:
Meet the new Chief of Police, Danny Smyth next Wednesday, March 29th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Magnus Eliason Recreation Centre, 430 Langside Street.
Listen, ask questions, and share your perspectives on community safety. Thank you to the community organizations that worked to organize this event for our neighbourhoods!