A Better Way We are at a unique place in time as we work to establish the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region model of collaborative development. Leaders from government, business and industry recognize that if we are to grow our economy, provide quality of life benefits for our communities along with a plan to responsibly manage our land and water resources, we...

Your vote 2018: How to make it count…

October 24, 2018 is municipal election day in Manitoba. Across our province, residents will be able to have their say on who will lead their community into the future by choosing their mayor, reeve, councillors...

Do you think it’s different this time?

The sky last week in Winnipeg was surprisingly eerie and a bit reminiscent of some of the sci-fi doomsday thrillers of the 1980’s and 1990’s.  It has been a long hot summer across the...
Great to be involved with our Francophone community in the Winnipeg Metro Region! This article speaks to the development of JohnQ Public - a arms-length regional development corporation that focuses on service delivery to all municipalities with a coordinated approach in order to increase services while saving tax-payers dollars. “By 2023, JohnQ endeavours to save between $18.9 million and $26...

Connecting to Opportunity – Local Leaders come together to plan for the future

Finding ways to work together, increase connectivity to communities while maximizing the use of tax dollars is on the agenda for many local governments across the globe. Improving access to high speed Internet is...

Supporting Local Farmers Never Tasted So Good!

With summer in full swing in Manitoba, it’s a great opportunity to check out the wide variety of local fruits and vegetables available. According to Peak of the Market, Manitoba produces over 120 varieties...
With another June long behind us, we have now officially entered Manitoba’s festival season. Across our province and the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region, cities and towns are preparing to host festivals and events that showcase their communities. For many communities, festivals are a chance to highlight what their community has to offer, from entertainment, to arts and crafts, to local...

Sometime Facts Don’t Matter…

Sometime Facts Don’t Matter You can’t seem to turn on the television these days without hearing about the trade troubles between Canada and the United States. The steady ground we once held with one of...

Avoiding Solo Cities

Avoiding Solo Cities: The benefits of tackling problems as a unified metro region, is an excellent article from the Chicago Forum on Global Cities where a panel of experts talked about the ability of...
Legislative Building Winnipeg, Manitoba 1950 Flood
A new report Aftershocks: Remodeling the Past for a Resilient Future released by the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) takes a good look at various disasters from the past and explores the likely impacts that similar events would have if they were to occur in today’s more populous and connected world. Looking back at floods, earthquakes and volcanic...

Feeling Lucky?

With summer just around the corner lawnmowers and garden tools are getting dusted off and yardwork is on my to-do list. As I’m looking over my brown, patchy lawn, I wonder how it will...
Active Transportation

Active Transportation – Good for Our Environment and Good for Our Health

Active transportation is most often regarded as a way to do our part in reducing our GHG emissions. But what is often left out of the dialogue is that active transportation options - getting...
Winnipeg Jets Fans, Source NHL.com
Oh the ups and the downs……….. Following the Winnipeg Jets over the last few weeks has been quite an emotional rollercoaster, and although this long awaited and thoroughly enjoyable ride has ended, it has left Winnipeg and Winnipeg fans changed forever. We have seen fans from across Manitoba, Canada and North America take to the streets bringing our arena and our...

Q and A with Susan Thompson

We caught up with Susan Thompson, former Mayor of Winnipeg and a founding partner of the Partnership of the Manitoba Capital Region (now the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region). Back in 1998, Thompson recognized the power of collaboration and the importance of creating...
April Showers - Creative Resolutions

Where are the April Showers?

Across Manitoba spring seeding has begun, but unlike other years, where we have to keep an eye on the potential of spring flooding, this year the province is in the midst of an unprecedented...
Source: Winnipeg Construction Association
Some call sports the universal language with the power to unite people from different backgrounds, beliefs or political affiliations, and in the divided world we sometimes find ourselves in, this universal language may be exactly what the doctor ordered. In Winnipeg, the Winnipeg Jets in the NHL playoff games has brought tens of thousands of people from across the city,...

Canada’s statement of support on the United Nations declaration on the rights of indigenous...

Today, Canada joins other countries in supporting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. In doing so, Canada reaffirms its commitment to promoting and protecting the rights of Indigenous peoples at...

Reconciliation

This spring, I was privileged to participate in a historic gathering of Indigenous and Municipal leaders. Chiefs, Mayors, and Reeves from southern and central Manitoba met to build new relationships and to begin to...

Speech: Intervention from the floor on the 10th anniversary of the United Nations declaration...

United Nations Headquarters, General Assembly Hall New York, New York April 25, 2017 As Delivered Distinguished guests and colleagues, I'm honoured to be here on the traditional territory of the Lenape people and all the indigenous people who...
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The ties that bind us… there are a variety of ways we are connected as individuals and as communities.  We have emotional connections, spiritual connections and physical connections. Each day many of us go to school, work and gather in our communities. And if we look further, we can identify a common denominator in all our connections; the transportation infrastructure that...
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