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Anthology shares powerful pandemic reflections

Anthology shares powerful pandemic reflections

With summer finally here, it seems brighter days are ahead of us. The midpoint of summer break often presents an opportunity to reflect on the growth during the last school year and look towards a more hopeful future. We should congratulate all our students on the...

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Making our intersections safer

Making our intersections safer

Many of you may be aware of the concerns surrounding the McPhillips Street and Templeton Avenue intersections. It’s become clear that the level of traffic these intersections now handle is much more than they were originally designed for. I’ve heard your concerns...

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Getting rid of graffiti in our community

Getting rid of graffiti in our community

As we spend more time outdoors in the warmer weather, we tend to notice out-of-place things such as graffiti in our community. Recently, there has been an increase in graffiti throughout Winnipeg. Many of you have reached out to 311 and my office in search of ways to...

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Community cookbook supports local mission

Community cookbook supports local mission

A new community-created cookbook brings together beloved recipes from Manitobans, in support of The Welcome Home, a mission based in North Point Douglas that feeds under-resourced families. The Pandemic Survival Faithful Favorites Comfort Food Recipes book includes...

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Reminders for a safer spring

Reminders for a safer spring

As our city gets greener and warmer this spring, we’re all reminded of how much we enjoy this time of year when we get back to our favourite activities, be it gardening, kicking a soccer ball, or planning family picnics. As I wrote last month, spring cleanup has...

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Getting ready for spring cleanup

Getting ready for spring cleanup

Each year, as the weather gets warmer, the snow melts, and flowers begin to bloom, more of us spend more time outside. During the pandemic our city’s parks saw a 51 per cent increase in visits. This, of course, makes sense — while we limit contacts and adhere to...

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Nurturing a love of reading

Nurturing a love of reading

In February, we celebrated I Love to Read Month. I enjoyed reading to students by video throughout the Seven Oaks School Division. Like most things, this looked different from past years, but technology provided a fantastic way for us to still connect and share our...

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My role as speaker of council

My role as speaker of council

Ordinarily, I write this column about the matters I’m working on as your city councillor. From roads to parks to cannabis regulation, I always appreciate hearing your perspectives and advocating for thoughtful solutions. This month, I’d like to share with you about...

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Setting priorities for 2021

In a recent article in the Times, I was pleased to share some of my priorities to move our community forward together in the coming year: "Northwest Winnipeg is one of the fastest-growing areas in our city. When planning these new communities my attention has been on...

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