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City of Winnipeg - Public Engagement News

New Opportunities for Engagement with the City of Winnipeg

You’re invited to view community-driven design plans for new Arlington Bridge

We invite you to join us at our public information session to learn more about the project, meet project team members, and see how input was considered by the project team as part of designing a new bridge.
 
Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018
Time: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: North Centennial Recreation and Leisure Centre, 90 Sinclair St.
Format: Drop in with presentation at 6 p.m.
   
Watch our project videos to learn more about what we heard and how your input was used in the proposed bridge design. Complete a short survey to provide feedback on your experience with the Better Bridge for Arlington project.
 
For more information, please visit winnipeg.ca/betterarlington

Workshop on the redevelopment of Sister MacNamara Park

You’re invited to attend a public workshop on February 5 to provide feedback on redeveloping the site of a decommissioned wading pool in Sister MacNamara Park. 
   
Date: Monday, February 5, 2018
Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Location: Pinkham School, 765 Pacific Ave.
Format: Brief presentation at 6 p.m., followed by table discussions
   
Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP. For more information, please visitwinnipeg.ca/SisterMacNamaraPark.

Ongoing Opportunities for Engagement with the City of Winnipeg

Osborne to Downtown Walk Bike Bridge and Connections warming hut

Thank you to those who attended the workshop on January 25, submitted a postcard through a coffee shop box, or completed a survey. We are currently considering the input provided in the first phase of engagement.
   
Visit the Pontagon warming hut, designed by University of Manitoba Faculty of Architecture students and placed on the Assiniboine River at the approximate location of the proposed Pedestrian/Cycling Bridge. The structure will provide an opportunity to think about the project and provide feedback for how you see this connection and others in the City bringing people together.
   
For more information, please visit winnipeg.ca/walkbikeprojects.

Adjustable bike lane curbs pilot

The City installed adjustable bike lane curbs in two locations to test installation methods, monitor maintenance, and assess the comfort level of users. For more information, to fill out a survey or to view a map of the changes online, please visitwinnipeg.ca/walkbikeprojects and select an adjustable bike lane curbs project. The survey will be open for the duration of the pilot project.

Engagement Updates   

Pembina Highway speed limit review

Thank you to those who attended the information session on November 30, 2017 and completed an online survey. There were approximately 35 community members in attendance at the event and approximately 600 surveys were completed in total (online and in-person). The survey was open from November 16, 2017 to December 7, 2017.
   
The public engagement summary is now available online. The public engagement summary was submitted as an administrative report for Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works (SPC-IRPW) consideration. SPC-IRPW approved the Public Service’s recommendation; the City will now apply to the Provincial Highway Traffic Board to change the speed limit.
   
For more information, please visit winnipeg.ca/Pembinaspeedlimit

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Great news, Sadie has been found. After a week away from home the family is back together.

Have a great Christmas and a very Happy New Year


Boston Terrier and Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba Inc. Newsletter
 
January 2018
Happy New Year! 
We hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday season and is ready for what is to come in 2018! 
One thing to note is that 2018 is the Year of the Dog! So while we celebrate all the fun and exciting things that are in store for us this year, remember to also celebrate with your pooch too !
 

Change a Pet’s Life Day

Did you know that there’s a special animal holiday coming up? January 24th is Change A Pet’s Life Day! If you’re an animal lover, like us, you may wish that you could help every homeless pet. While that may be too much for any one person to manage, you can definitely change the life of at least one pet. Here, a Brampton, ON vet discusses how we can really make a difference to our animal companions.

Adopting

The best thing you can do to change a pet’s life is to adopt one. Bringing a new pet into your home is a lifetime commitment, however. Before proceeding, make sure you are ready to provide your new furry friend with great care for the rest of his or her life. That said, if all the lights are green, why not give a cute, lovable animal a second chance?

Helping Pets In Need

If you’re not able to adopt right now, you can still help pets in need. Donating time, money, or goods is one great way to help. And if you know of an animal that is in a bad situation, speak up! That small act of kindness could make a huge difference. Fostering is another option. This isn’t going to be the right path for everyone, as some people have a very hard time saying good bye when the time comes, but if you have the time and money, consider giving a pet a temporary home. Ask at a local shelter for more information.

Promoting Animal Welfare

Some of the best things you can do to promote good animal welfare start right at home. Make sure that your dog or cat has been spayed or neutered, and is up to date on their vaccinations and parasite control products. Training is also very important for dogs. As for kitties, we strongly recommend keeping Fluffy safe and sound inside.

Spread The Word

Last but not least, spread the word about this pet-tastic holiday by sharing posts on social media. You can share information about animal welfare, or tell the story of how you adopted your pet. Or, post the information for a pet that needs a home. When it comes to helping animals, every little bit counts!

 
Aunt Sarah's Chocolate Bar Fundraiser

We are currently taking orders for the Aunt Sarah's Famous Chocolate Bars. To place your order, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or comment on the event page.

There are now 7 Flavors of bars to choose from.

The Originals:
Aunt Sarah’s Simply Delicious - this wonderful, scrumptious delight of a bar is filled with smooth caramel and whole roasted almonds. It is then covered in the finest, melt in your mouth chocolate.

Aunt Sarah’s Simply Caramel - has the traditional, classic caramel and chocolate that we enjoy in the Simply Delicious bar, but we have taken out the almonds!

Aunt Sarah’s Simply Crispie - is a thick, chocolate, crunchy bar full of rice crisps that kids of all ages will love!

And the 4 NEW Flavors:
Aunt Sarah’s Simply Mint - is an irresistible chocolate bar filled with a creamy mint green truffle centre.

Aunt Sarah’s Dark & Delicious - is a dark chocolate bar filled with a creamy cocoa dark chocolate truffle center.

Aunt Sarah’s Yogurt, Fruit & Nut - is a delicious vanilla yogurt bar filled with fresh, juicy raisins and crunchy peanuts. Sure to melt in your mouth and offer a tasty crunch at the same time!

Aunt Sarah’s Simply Peanut Butter - is a rich and creamy taste sensation! Peanut butter at its best.

100% Canadian - Made fresh to order.

Each bar sells for $2.00. (Collect $60.00 per case). We will be doing assorted cases upon request, but will only be able to keep it to a choice of three flavors. So if you would like an assorted case, we will need each person to let us know which three flavors they would like. 

All orders to be in by February 1st. We will collect the $60/case upfront and each seller will collect the $60 back when they sell their case. We will have the cases ready for our February 11th Playgroup.

If anyone has any questions, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
February Playgroup

Come out and enjoy some indoor playtime!

All socialized dogs are welcome. ONLY $5.00/family and Dogs are FREE!!!

Proceeds from this event go towards the Boston Terrier and Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba.

We are an all-volunteer rescue organization completely funded by donations and donated items. 100% of monies raised go directly to the medical and daily care of the Bostons and Pugs in our care.
 
Save the Date - 9th Annual Reunion & Playgroup

Come out to help us celebrate our 9th Annual Reunion & Playgroup and meet some of the dogs who have found their forever homes with us in the past eight years.

Our Reunion Party is always the most popular of the year with refreshments for the humans, 50/50 draws and more doggy fun than you can wag a tail at!

Only $5/family and all socialized dogs are welcome to attend. 

All monies raised from this event support the Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba directly.  Hope to see you all there!!
 
Foster Care Updates

Update on Phoenix...
Please meet Phoenix. This little sweetie, a basset/jack russell cross, is under one-year old and very friendly, easy going with people. She is looking for a home that will provide her with structure and lots of exercise (her jack russell characteristics will do best in this type of environment).

The rescue had her fully checked out when she first came in. She was brought fully up to date on vaccinations, and tested negative for heart worm. She has been on heart worm preventive since she arrived and we also had her spayed. Ideally she is looking for a home without other pets as she likes to be the centre of attention. A family with pets may be considered but it will depend on the home and the experience of the family as we have seen some issues with her wanting to assert dominance in a multi-dog situation.

Ideal families will also need to work on some leash manners with her as this young girl was never on a leash prior to coming into the rescue. The rescue will set up the adopting family with our trainer to assist with leash manners, and some basic socialization skills. She is housebroken and crate trained.

Do you think your home would be perfect for Phoenix? Please complete an application to be considered. Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like us to send you an application.
 
WANTED: New Foster Homes
 
Foster Homes are the back bone to any rescue.  We are always looking for foster homes and temporary foster homes for when dogs come into our care. The more available foster homes we have, the more dogs we can rescue. If you are interested in fostering for our rescue, please complete this Foster Care Application Form and email it back to us.
 
Well that’s all the news we have for you now. Check out our Facebook page and our website for adoptable dogs, updates on the dogs needing surgeries and for new fundraisers.
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
 
See you all soon,
 
Jessica, Rena, Lorraine & Trina
Executive Committee
Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba
Manitoba Basset Hound Rescue

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