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 making sure adequate green space and good pedestrian connectivity is in place so residents can enjoy where they live,” Sharma told The Times in an email.

The councillor said she will continue to work with Neighbourhood Watch groups and community patrols to target safety issues such as traffic speeding.

With the upcoming release of the new Transit Master Plan, Sharma said, “increasing frequency on current routes and getting bus service into new neighbourhoods is important as Old Kildonan grows.”

Additionally, she is collaborating with the City on plans for a new library, which is currently in the programming design phase.

Last year, Sharma worked with area residents on a petition to ban large medical cannabis grow-ops from residential neighbourhoods. The City is expected to present a report this spring regarding the legal options for regulating these grow-ops.

And lastly, the Old Kildonan councillor looks forward to the completion of a few ongoing projects, such as a rubberized track at Garden City Collegiate, an active-living green space at Arthur E. Wright Community School, and the installation of new turf at Garden City Community Centre’s indoor soccerplex.

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