Greetings from City Hall
Highlights from February 2019
Enjoyed the Wolseley Winter Carnival, I was able to connect with residents and engage with the community. Happy I was able to donate a convertible wagon/sled that's good for year round use as a prize for the silent auction.
Happy 75th birthday Rosalinda Mendoza! It was a pleasure to attend your 75th birthday celebration. There were many family and friends on hand who shared their stories of coming to Canada under the sponsorship and guidance of Rosalinda.
City of Winnipeg announced with Mother Earth Recycling the launch of a Mattress Recycling Pilot Project.This pilot project will hopefully result in 8000 mattresses being recycled over the next year. This will help reduce the city's carbon emissions by 90 tonnes. That is similar to planting 300 trees or taking 32 cars off the road. Mother Earth Recycling is an Indigenous Social Enterprise that provides economic development to our community. For more information click https://www.winnipeg.ca/waterandwaste/recycle/4rdepots/mattressPilot.stm
Met with Right to Housing Coalition to discuss affordable housing in Winnipeg and learn about the work the coalition is doing in encourage more affordable housing. We also discussed the work of the Housing Steering Committee for the upcoming year.
Worked to improve problems with snow plows around school zones. The Public works department has made improvements to our plowing operations around schools during arrival and dismissal times. Working together we now have improvements in communication between plow operators and the department. All notices now must be signed off that they are read. The department will now be having a Winter Operation Orientation Sessions prior to the winter season for foremen, inspectors and operators. This session will go through the snow operations manual including special consideration for school zones.
Attended and brought greetings to the End Homelessness Street Health Survey Report Launch. During the presentation we heard some youth from Here and Now share thoughts they gathered from people with lived experience. For more information please visit their website at http://www.hereandnowwinnipeg.ca/.To view the 2018 Winnipeg Street Health Survey Report click here https://endhomelessnesswinnipeg.ca/2018-winnipeg-street-health-survey-report/
It was so wonderful to visit Wolseley School, Sargent Park School, Isaac Brock School and St. Edwards School as part of I love to read month. The kids were great with lots of questions and stories for me. I love getting out and connecting with students and hearing them express their perspective on city services.
The Winnipeg Committee for Safety had the Bear Clan came and shared views on community safety and neighbourhood watch programs. The Winnipeg Police also shared with us that they will be hosting a forum in our community at Daniel McIntyre Collegiate Institute, 720 Alverstone Street on Thursday March 7, 2019 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.
Dropped by Daniel McIntyre St. Mathews Community Association to donate some coffee for their programming.