Tag Archives: city hall

Reclaiming our Voice; Our City

Have you heard? Have you been listening? The Mayor and Council have been trying to hide it, but if you have been listening, they have been saying it by each action, each side-deal, each broken process, each time they don’t return … Continue reading

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A City for People

Watching the City Council meeting as they examined the results of the Ernst and Young Audit was interesting to say the least. Before you say ‘Get a Life’, here is why. If there was any more evidence required for the … Continue reading

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City Hall: A Mistake Waiting to Happen

I woke-up to the sound of sirens and I looked outside to see if our City Hall was on fire. I made the mistake of reading the Ernst & Young Real Estate Management Review: Finding and Recommendations prior to going … Continue reading

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What if: People Mattered

    Image from Home for Hope Every society’s greatest resource is its people. Yet it seems when it comes to determining policy; be it government or economic; decisions seem to have little to do about people. In Manitoba Schools … Continue reading

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The Price of Poverty

“That this House express its concern for the more than one million Canadian children currently living in poverty and seek to achieve the goal of eliminating poverty among Canadian children by the year 2000.” – House of Commons, unanimous all-party … Continue reading

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Gold Medal Mayor

It doesn’t matter if you are trying to win a Gold Medal at the Olympics, build a successful business, or be the Mayor of a city, what is required in order to be successful is the same. If you listen … Continue reading

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‘The Emperor has No Clothes’

“I thought it would be unfortunate to go that (expropriation) route because it’s going to be a heavy expense,” Katz said, adding the administration says it’s been unable to resolve the issue with Shindico. Winnipeg Free Press print edition February … Continue reading

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City Hall takes Responsibility?: Not Me

Contractors openly joke they can take on a city project at cost and still make a hefty profit with “change orders” and other upgrades made by the city after contracts have been awarded. Why can’t the specifications be examined and … Continue reading

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The Pumphouse

Next Monday the Standing Policy Committee on Downtown Development, Heritage and Riverbank Management will hear the appeal against the variance approved by The Director of Planning, Property and Development of the City of Winnipeg. The Director approved that a 24 … Continue reading

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It’s A Wonderful Life

What really puts me in the spirit of the holidays is the Christmas classic “It’s a Wonderful Life.” For me, what makes a classic is how timeless the story is. ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ is one of those movies that … Continue reading

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