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New Opportunities for Engagement with the City of Winnipeg
Let’s build the 2019 budget together
We are asking for your priorities and feedback on the City services you value most to be considered as input as the City makes tough budgeting decisions. The City’s financial challenges can’t be fixed overnight, but we can start with the 2019 budget process.
- Prioritization and Allocation interactive online tool – tell us how you would spend the City’s budget and which tradeoffs you would make.
- Service Priorities survey – tell us which services you value most.
- A Pop-up Event in each ward – play the More or Less game and chat with City staff.
- Workshop - join us for an in-depth conversation about the budget, what matters most to you, and the difficult decisions to come.
Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Millennium Library, Carol Shields Auditorium, 2nd floor, 251 Donald St.
Format: Brief presentation at 6 p.m., followed by breakout group discussions
We will be accepting online feedback until May 23. For more information, please visit:winnipeg.ca/engagebudget2019
Recreation and Parks Strategies Survey
Share your input through an online survey on recreation and parks services and infrastructure, and tell us where your priorities lie to help inform the Recreation and Parks Strategies. The Strategies will provide a 25-year framework to help guide recreation and parks programs, services, policies, standards and procedures, and future investment in existing and new infrastructure.
This survey is the first of several opportunities that you can expect over the next year to share your input with the project team. The survey will be accepting feedback fromApril 20 to June 30 and is available online at: winnipeg.ca/RecandParks
Tonight - Southwest Rapid Transit (Stage 2) Information Session
Attend an information session to learn more about the 2018 construction activities as part of the Southwest Rapid Transitway (Stage 2) project. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the planned construction activities, schedule, and design for the project.
Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018
Time: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: Canad Inns Fort Garry, 1824 Pembina Hwy., Ambassador Room F (lower level)
Format: Drop-in (come and go)
If you are unable to attend, you can view the information online and provide feedback online until May 3. For more information on the Southwest Rapid Transitway (Stage 2) project, please visit winnipeg.ca/
Ongoing Opportunities for Engagement with the City of Winnipeg
Windsor Park Neighbourhood Parks Survey
Thank you to those who attended a workshop on April 24 to provide feedback on redeveloping two parks in the Windsor Park neighbourhood: Agate Park and Durham Park. If you were unable to attend, let us know what you think through a short online survey. The survey will be available until May 1, 2018.
For more information, please visit winnipeg.ca/WindsorParkparks.
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.
This newsletter is sent out every other Thursday. We strive to promote events at least two weeks ahead through other means such as newspaper ads, social media, and direct mail.
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Sorry, short notice once again.
“FYI, we will be doing some additional controlled burning of the prairie at Little Mountain Park this afternoon.”
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If you have a dog ... PLEASE read this and send it on. If you don't have a dog, please pass along to friends who do. Written by: Laurinda Morris, DVM Danville Veterinary Clinic Danville , OH This week I had the first case in history of raisin toxicity ever seen at MedVet. My patient was a 56-pound, 5 yr old male neutered lab mix that ate half a canister of raisins sometime between 7:30 AM and 4:30 PM on Tuesday. He started with vomiting, diarrhea and shaking about 1 AM on Wednesday but the owner didn't call my emergency service until 7 AM. I had heard somewhere about raisins AND grapes causing acute Renal failure but hadn't seen any formal paper on the subject. We had her bring the dog in immediately. In the meantime, I called the ER service at MedVet, and the doctor there was like me - had heard something about it, but... Anyway, we contacted the ASPCA National Animal Poison Control Center and they said to give IV fluids at 1 & 1/2 times maintenance and watch the kidney values for the next 48-72 hours. The dog's BUN (blood urea nitrogen level) was already at 32 (normal less than 27) and creatinine over 5 (1.9 is the high end of normal). Both are monitors of kidney function in the bloodstream. We placed an IV catheter and started the fluids. Rechecked the renal values at 5 PM and the BUN was over 40 and creatinine over 7 with no urine production after a liter of fluids. At that point I felt the dog was in acute renal failure and sent him on to MedVet for a urinary catheter to monitor urine output overnight as well as overnight care. He started vomiting again overnight at MedVet and his renal values continued to increase daily. He produced urine when given lasix as a diuretic. He was on 3 different anti-vomiting medications and they still couldn't control his vomiting. Today his urine output decreased again, his BUN was over 120, his creatinine was at 10, his phosphorus was very elevated and his blood pressure, which had been staying around 150, skyrocketed to 220 ... He continued to vomit and the owners elected to Euthanize. This is a very sad case - great dog, great owners who had no idea raisins could be a toxin. Please alert everyone you know who has a dog of this very serious risk. Poison control said as few as 7 raisins or grapes could be toxic. Many people I know give their dogs grapes or raisins as treats including our ex-handler's. Any exposure should give rise to immediate concern. Onions, chocolate, cocoa, avocadoes and macadamia nuts can be fatal, too. Even if you don't have a dog, you might have friends who do. This is worth passing on to them. Confirmation from Snopes about the above ..... http://www.snopes.com/critters/crusader/raisins.asp
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I just wanted to inform you that there will be a controlled burn at Little Mountain Park this afternoon. My apologies for the short notice, I was just informed myself.
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Please drop by and have a look see at our 3rd garage sale for the Little Mountain Park Conservancy Group. It will be held at 8 Marlyn Place, Saturday May 12th and Sunday May 13th from 9:00AM to 4:00PM.
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Somebody wrote all over the club house. The City has been informed as well as the police.
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WINNIPEG — A late winter storm is brewing as we head into March, triggering Environment Canada to issue a special weather statement on Thursday for southern Manitoba.
The weather agency says a major storm system is tracking into the province beginning Sunday and persisting through Monday.
Southern Manitoba is in the path of a Colorado Low as the system spreads heavy snow northwards from the U.S.
“Southern Manitoba will see multiple batches of snow over the coming days as this storm develops,” the statement says.
“The first is forecast to occur on Friday night into Saturday morning. Snow is forecast to develop in North Dakota, then lift northwards through southern Manitoba. Amounts with this band of snow are forecast to remain low, with general accumulations of up to four centimetres.”
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Great news, Sadie has been found. After a week away from home the family is back together.
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