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City of Winnipeg - Public Engagement News

New Opportunities for Engagement with the City of Winnipeg

New opportunities to get involved coming in 2018. Have a safe and happy holiday season!

Ongoing Opportunities for Engagement with the City of Winnipeg

Help shape the off-leash dog areas master plan

Go online and fill out a survey and add to an online mapping tool to provide your feedback for the master plan to address and respond to growing interest and demand for off-leash dog areas in Winnipeg. Thank you to those who visited pop-up events to share their feedback in person. There is still one pop-up to share your feedback in this first phase of public engagement. All park users are encouraged to contribute.

Date: Thursday, December 7, 2017
Time: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. 
Location: Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex, front hall, 999 Sargent Ave.

For more information, to fill out the mapping tool and survey, or to view the presentation boards online, please visit winnipeg.ca/offleashareas.

Participate in the review of OurWinnipeg, the City's 25-year plan for the future

The City is inviting Winnipeggers to participate in the review and update of OurWinnipeg, the city’s 25-year development plan. Winnipeggers are encouraged to get involved and speak up about what matters to them about the city in order to make Winnipeg an even better place to live, work and play.  

Drop by a pop-up event to learn more and discuss the OurWinnipeg review with the team:
Date: Friday, December 8, 2017
Time: 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Meet me at the Bell Tower, Selkirk Avenue at Powers Street

You can also provide feedback online until December 18, 2017. To learn more, please visit speakupwinnipeg.ca

Eastern Corridor Study

Thank you to those who attended community workshops to further discuss progress on the Eastern Corridor Study project, review potential alignment options, and present recommended evaluation criteria.

Visit the website to provide feedback through our online tools:winnipeg.ca/easterncorridor. The online tools will be available until December 15, 2017

Last day to provide online feedback on the Pembina Highway Speed Limit Review

Thank you to those who attended the information session on November 29, 2017 to let us know what you think about raising the speed limit on Pembina Highway south of the La Salle River Bridge. Your input, along with the speed limit review, will be considered in a recommendation to Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works.

If you were unable to attend, you have until the end of the day to submit your comments through our online survey. The online survey will close on December 7, 2017. For more information, please visit winnipeg.ca/Pembinaspeedlimit.

Canoe Club Golf Course Reimagining phase two survey available for one more day

Thank you to those who attended a public information session to see how we took what we heard to develop some ideas to enhance current facilities, share the space, and incorporate additional activities.

An online survey is available until December 8, 2017. For more information, please visitwinnipeg.ca/canoeclub

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 visit winnipeg.ca/walkbikeprojects and select an adjustable bike lane curbs project. The survey will be open for the duration of the pilot project.

Engagement Updates

Vehicle for Hire Draft By-law and Stakeholder Engagement Report

We heard from over 280 stakeholders through the stakeholder engagement process. Thank you to those who attended focus group sessions and stakeholder meetings, provided written submissions, and to those who participated in the working group session.

The stakeholder engagement report provides a full account of what we heard. There is also a summary report available. Feedback from stakeholders was invaluable to shaping the Vehicle for Hire By-law, and although not all feedback was incorporated into the By-law, the input provided was carefully considered and stakeholder perspectives were highly appreciated. It is envisioned that future changes to the By-law will be necessary and further stakeholder engagement will continue as we move forward.

For more information, please visit winnipeg.ca/vehiclesforhire.

Gord Dong Park Public Engagement Summary

Thank you to everyone who participated in a workshop on October 19, 2017. Fourteen individuals participated in a public workshop. The online survey was available until October 23, 2017 and received 27 responses.

Further information on feedback provided by citizens is now available online in a public engagement summary. Please visit winnipeg.ca/GordDongPark for more information.

Bishop Grandin Walk Bike Bridge Preliminary Design and Update

The City has developed a preliminary design for the Bishop Grandin Walk Bike Bridge Over Pembina Highway. To view the preliminary design, please visit winnipeg.ca/bishopwalkbikebridge. The public engagement summary can also be found on the project website. Highlights from how public feedback was used in the preliminary design are contained in a table on the project website.

For more information, please visit winnipeg.ca/bishopwalkbikebridge

Somebody set fire to a car in the North Parking lot. The City has been contacted and will clean up the left overs. Watch out for left over wire and debris.

 

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Check out , 'Paws For Thought', Boutique For Pets.
Owner / operator - Jessica Thompson.
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Phone - (204) 421-7297
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Unique Gifts for Animal Lovers
Animal Themed Art by Local Artists
Outreach Office for Cat Spay & Neuter Program

Boston Terrier and Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba Inc. Newsletter
 
November 2017
Well it's been a very long time since we have sent out a newsletter to all our amazing followers. We will try our best to get these newsletters out more regularly. 

Did you know that November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month?  
This article by the Animal Foundation, lists nine reasons to consider adding an adult furry friend to your family when you are ready to adopt.   

9 Reasons to Adopt a Senior Pet

1. What you see is what you get!

When you adopt an older pet, you’ll already be able to tell its full-grown size, grooming requirements, temperament, and more. This kind of information will help you pick the right dog or cat for your family.

2. Train less, enjoy more!

Adult pets are more likely to have received obedience and leash training from a prior owner. That means fewer accidents in the house, less leash pulling when out for walks, and more built-in manners from your family’s new furry friend! You can spend your time and energy welcoming your pet into the home instead of having to completely train a younger animal.

3. Old dogs (and cats) can learn new tricks!

Even if your new, older pet hasn’t received any formal training, adult dogs and cats are calmer and more focused than their puppy and kitten counterparts. That makes them the perfect candidates for learning basic commands or more impressive moves for treats. Former owners may have already taught your new furry friend how to sit, stay, or lay down, too!

4. Age is just a number!

Senior pets provide just as much love, companionship, and excitement as younger ones! No matter the number of years lived, pets still enjoy regular exercise, playtime, and Netflix marathons on the couch with you. Let an adult pet lead a more relaxed, caring life by your side.

5. Older shelter animals aren’t “problematic” pets!

Older dogs and cats lose their homes for a number of reasons, usually having nothing to do with their behavior or personality! Common reasons older pets are surrendered to shelters like ours include moves, career changes, new babies, death of a guardian, allergies, and more. Don’t make the mistake of assuming an older pet is available for adoption because something is “wrong” with them!

6. Years of love and fun are still ahead!

Dogs and cats live for 10-15 years on average, and many live even longer than that. A 5-year-old pet has lots of love and adventures to share with you, and providing a home to an animal in its “golden years” can be just as rewarding and special!

7. Senior pets need homes, too!

Adult pets are often passed over by potential adopters for younger animals. By adopting a shelter senior, you’ll give that dog or cat the second chance at a happy, healthy life they deserve.

8. Many shelters offer senior discounts — for both pets and people!

November is recognized as “Adopt a Senior Pet Month” nationwide, and many animal shelters offer discounted or waived adoption fees for pets above a certain age to celebrate the occasion. They may offer senior pet discounts year-round, too! Call or visit your local shelter to see what promotions might be going on when you’re ready to adopt.

Shelters often offer adoption specials for senior citizens, too — our Seniors 4 Seniors Adoption Program allows adopters 60 years and older to take $50 off the adoption fees of all dogs 3 years and older and cats 1 year and older every day!

9. Pets don’t outgrow cuteness!

All pets are cute, no matter their age! Need we say more?

Love has no age limit, and our senior pets are ready and waiting to meet you! When the time comes to open your heart and home to an older dog or cat, be sure to visit our Facebook Page or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out which pets are available for adoption. 

 
The John Russell Company Honey Fundraiser

The John Russell Honey Company Fundraiser will run from November 19 - 30.

For flavors/variaties we have: 
Mixed Berry Blast! 
Cinnamon Stick 
Cranberry 
Creamed Blueberry 
Creamed Cinnamon 
Creamed Raspberry
Creamed Saskatoon
Creamed Strawberry
Chocolate
Espresso
Ginger
Honey Apple
Honey Dill
Lemon
Mango
Maple
Orange
Creamed Peach
Pure Creamed Honey
Pure Liquid Honey
Pure Wildflower Honey
Pure Sunflower Honey
Piña Colada
Chocolate Banana
Strawberry Rhubarb Honey 
375 g Squeeze Bears 

Honey Sticks:
25 Lemon Sticks
25 Clover Sticks
25 Maple Sticks
25 Cinnamon Sticks
25 Lavender Sticks
25 Chocolate Sticks
25 Wild flower Sticks

Other Items:
Honey Lotion Bar
Honey Lip Balm 
Honey Beard Oil 
Queen Bee Soap 
Honey Body Wash 

All honey is packaged in 12oz / 375g glass jars.
Lotion bars are 3.5 ounces, in brushed aluminum tins.
Honey glycerin soaps are 80g and are individually wrapped.

You can print off an order form or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. your order and we will add it to our master list. 

Payment Options: 

Payment will be due when you place your order. Cash, cheque (payable to BTPRSM) or e-transfers (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 
November 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.
 
Holiday Fun Dog Day Fundraiser

Flying fur getting out of hand? Dog's nails getting too long? Need baking for the holidays? Looking for some cute Christmas photos of Fido? Look no further!!!!

On Sunday, November 26th, from 10 am - 3 pm. You are invited to a Holiday Fun Dog Day at Vada's Club K9, 628 St. Anne's Road, in support of Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba!

The awesome staff at Vada's Club K9 will be performing the De-Shedding for only $15 and "Pawdicures" for only $10.

Santa Photos will be taken by the talented Coralee Penner of Red Photo Co.http://www.redphotoco.com/ 
Photos are $10/pose. 

To reserve your sitting for Santa photos please call Vada's @ (204) 221- 0998 . (We might have some walk in spaces for Santa photos). Please note: you will get a digital file emailed to you, so you can print it yourself or get Christmas cards done. If you do not have email, an alternative will be provided. Appointments for the Photos will start at 10:30 am - 2:45 pm.

Pawdicures and de-shedding are walk-in appointments :). 
Please check out Vada's Club K9 at www.vadasclubk9.ca

We are also looking for donations to the bake sale and silent auction. If you are able to donate to our silent auction or bake sale (ingredients must be listed on baking) please let us know by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for drop off or pick up.

All proceeds from this event, will be donated to Boston Terrier and Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba!
 
Winter Online Fundraising Auction

Our winter online fundraising auction will be start on Monday, December 4th at 8:00 am and run until Thursday, December 7th at 8:00 pm. 

We are accepting new and unique items for our online auction. Crafted items are also accepted. See the letter below for more information.

If you have something you would like to donate, you can drop off at our upcoming playgroup on Sunday, November 19th or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make arrangements for pick up/drop off. If you require a donation request letter, please click here to print one off.

To join in the auction fun, please follow this link to the Auction Group Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/746669398722595/
 
 
Foster Care Updates

Update on Scarlett...
Scarlett has found her forever family. We still need to sign the papers to make her adoption official. While recovering from her first TPLO surgery, Scarlett tore the ACL in her other leg, so she will be undergoing her second TPLO surgery this week. Please send positive healing vibes for this sweet girl. 
Update on Patrick...
Patrick has completed all his Heartworm treatments and had the lump removed from his head. He has met a wonderful family and will be starting adoption trial with them this weekend. If all goes well he will have a new Min Pin sister named Hazel. Keep your fingers crossed for Patrick that his adoption trial goes well. :)
Meet Gizmo and Gabby...
Gizmo and Gabby are a bonded pair of pugs. They are only 6 months apart in age and grew up together. They are looking for a forever family that will adopt both of them together. We will not be separating them. They are okay with children over the age of 12 years of age. A home with another dog is okay, but must be submissive as Gabby is a little bossy.  If you are interested in learning more about Gizmo and Gabby, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Meet Herman and Lily...

Welcome to the rescue!!! Meet Lily Sparrow(left) and Herman Jack(right). Names were Halloween themed and inspired by Herman and Lily Munster and Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean.

They were surrendered by a family from Sapotaweyak Cree Nation. They are Pug x and approximately 7 weeks old. 

Thank you to Tracy M. and her group for asking us to help out. We are honoured to give these two sweethearts a new start at life. These two babies will not be ready for adoption for about another 4-5 weeks. We will post when we are ready to accept adoption applications.

Donations of puppy food (canned or kibble) (grain-free and premium quality), disposable puppy training pads and of course monetary donations to help pay for their heath checks, vaccines and future spay and neuter.

If you have any questions about Herman or Lily, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 
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
Copyright © 2017 | BTPRSM | All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
Boston Terrier and Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba
P.O. Box 51063, RPO Tyndall Park
Winnipeg, MB R2X 3C6

www.bostonpugrescuemb.com

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Hi all,

In the next few weeks, we will be holding a series of pop-up information booths for the Off Leash Dog Areas Master Plan to engage in-person.

Please visit us at one of the following locations to learn more about the project, speak with members of the project team, and provide us with feedback in regards to off leash areas in Winnipeg.


Date: Saturday, November 25, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Animal Services, photos with Santa Event, 1057 Logan Avenue

Date:  Saturday, December 2, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Kilcona Off-Leash Dog Park, parking lot off of McIvor Ave., 1229 Springfield Road

Date: Thursday, December 7, 2017
Time: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Location: Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex, front hall, 999 Sargent Avenue


If you are unable to visit us at one of our pop-up booths, please visit our project webpage at winnipeg.ca/offleashareas<http://Winnipeg.ca/offleashareas> to fill out our online survey and our online mapping tool. All materials that will be presented at the pop-up booths are available on the project's webpage. Whether you are a current off leash area user, a dog owner, or not, we would appreciate your feedback.

If you know anyone who may be interested in visiting us at one of our pop-ups booths, or in our online survey and mapping tool, please share this email!

Thanks and hope to see you soon!


Brittany Shewchuk, M.Pl., MCIP, RPP
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Shock, fury over expropriation plan

Proposed extension of Sterling Lyon Parkway outrages south Charleswood residents

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COLIN CORNEAU / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS</p><p>David Ames (right) president of South Wilkes Community Association, walks near his home along with fellow board members (from left) Darren Van Wynsberghe, Tony Shay, Ryan Anhalt and Lori Dobbie. </p>

COLIN CORNEAU / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

David Ames (right) president of South Wilkes Community Association, walks near his home along with fellow board members (from left) Darren Van Wynsberghe, Tony Shay, Ryan Anhalt and Lori Dobbie.

 

A consulting firm is being blamed for alarming south Charleswood residents that their homes had been targeted for expropriation and demolition to make way for a massive extension of the Sterling Lyon Parkway.

The residents said they were caught by surprise when informed earlier this month about the proposed east-west corridor, as it was a route that had never been disclosed by the city or proposed as a possible option.

 
COLIN CORNEAU / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS</p><p>David Ames, left, president of South Wilkes Community Association, points to an undeveloped forest adjoining his home, along with fellow board members (from left) Lori Dobbie, Tony Shay, Darren Van Wynsberghe and Ryan Anhalt. </p>

COLIN CORNEAU / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

David Ames, left, president of South Wilkes Community Association, points to an undeveloped forest adjoining his home, along with fellow board members (from left) Lori Dobbie, Tony Shay, Darren Van Wynsberghe and Ryan Anhalt.

Resident David Ames said the public should be concerned about the tactics employed by city staff and the consulting firm.

"The story is not that there are expensive homes that were going to be expropriated and demolished, it’s that this was done without consulting the community and (without) oversight," said Ames, who is now president of the recently formed residents group, the South Wilkes Community Association.

"What they’ve been doing in secrecy is disgusting," he said.

City staff along with MMM/WSP Global, held stakeholder meetings and public information sessions in early 2015. Three options were presented to residents at an open house in January 2016: widening Wilkes Avenue from Shaftesbury Boulevard eastward, and two more southerly routes that involved an extension of Sterling Lyon Parkway as the east-west corridor.

The south Charleswood residents overwhelmingly endorsed the Wilkes route and then forgot about the issue.

Staff in the public works department and MMM/WSP Global went to work on the final design for the east-west corridor. Instead of finalizing details for the Wilkes option, or either of the two other options, they developed a fourth route — a southwest extension of Sterling Lyon that cuts a wide swath through several rural-like residential areas. It affects 96 homes along McCreary, Loudon and Liberty streets, Charleswood Road and a number of other streets, which would have to be partially or completely taken for the project and connected at an intersection with the extended Clement Parkway, which would be moved further south, according to this design.

Ames said residents were called to four meetings at the beginning of this month with Scott Suderman, a transportation facilities planning engineer in the public works department, and staff from MMM/WSP Global, who informed them about the new route. Ames said it was presented as the only choice. They were told it would be presented to council for approval in January or February and that construction would begin as early as 2021.

The early October meetings included staff from the city’s real estate office, Ames said, who told the residents they could agree to sell their properties to city hall or wait to have their homes expropriated.

"People were shocked and furious," Ames said. "They were going to lose their homes. This was a done deal. Suderman and MMM/WSP Global said this is their recommendation to council and they’re not looking at any other option and haven’t looked at any other option for a long time."

Ames said the value of the affected properties immediately dropped 40 to 60 per cent.

"I have a neighbour in her 80s who can’t sell her property until this has been resolved," Ames said. "We are obligated to disclose this project to any buyer. There are so many people who have been injuriously affected by this, it’s unbelievable."

While Suderman and MMM/WSP Global were talking to the residents, senior staff from public works met with councillors on the public works committee on Oct. 6 at a public meeting, but there was no disclosure that an east-west corridor had been chosen or that city staff had initiated discussions about buying residents’ property or raised the spectre of expropriation.

Ames said he immediately contacted area Coun. Marty Morantz and told him what city staff had been planning. Morantz, who is chairman of the public works committee, said he knew nothing about the proposed corridor that involved extending the Sterling Lyon Parkway.

Morantz said he, like the residents, had assumed city staff and MMM/WSP Global had been working on the proposal to widen Wilkes Avenue, adding that he isn’t surprised residents are angry.

"People get upset when they see a plan with a highway going through their house," Morantz said.

Morantz said he was told last summer by the acting director of the public works department that MMM/WSP Global had prematurely filed for an environmental review of an east-west route. He was unaware what that route was. After Ames contacted him earlier this month, Morantz said public works told him the consultants had developed the Sterling Lyon Parkway extension as the preferred route.

Morantz said the public works department had accepted MMM/WSP Global’s proposal and embraced the new corridor route as their choice and had presented it to the residents.

"I’m not happy about what’s occurred," Morantz said.

Morantz said he isn’t prepared to accept the new route and met with Ames and other residents last weekend. Morantz said he took Doug McNeil, the city’s chief administrative officer, with him to the meeting. They assured residents that only the widening of Wilkes would be considered for a future east-west corridor.

Morantz said he’ll introduce a motion at Tuesday’s meeting of the public works committee that will kill the extension of the Sterling Lyon Parkway and expropriation of the residents’ properties.

Ames said he’s been assured by McNeil and by Dave Wardrop, the city’s chief transportation and utilities officer, that the Sterling Lyon Parkway route will not proceed, and the city will only consider the widening of Wilkes Avenue.

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The yahoo's were at it again last night. More bonfire's by the clubhouse and for an added treat the still burning logs were pushed up along the fence. With this wind they are going to set the whole park to blaze. Maybe that is the plan!

Oh,I forgot. Donna's, Juice, had a run in with a porcupine near the quarry the other day. I hope she is alright. We haven't had a porcupine in a while at the park.

Our friend Paul, formally of the St. Johns Ambulance, has offered to instruct us in basic first aid and CPR for our pets. We will be having it on Thursday Nov. the 9th. 6:30 - 8:30 PM . In lieu of a fee, please donate to an animal charity.

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