Winnipeg Free Press, The Herald August 19, 2019 Residents urged to prepare for loss of trees https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/our-communities/souwester/Residents-urged-to-prepare-for-loss-of-trees-554399191.html?fbclid=IwAR0_84yXyHNDVqAXy5djBhL4qEZZtcguJJh5QjaR18-QbYztBxi-hvfzAr4
Winnipeg Free Press, The Lance July 10, 2019 Turtle Watching Along the Seine River https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/our-communities/lance/correspondent/Turtle-watching-along-the-Seine-River-512430202.html
Positive News, UK July 9, 2019 London: the world’s first national park city, Greening the Capitol https://www.positive.news/environment/london-the-worlds-first-national-park-city/
Winnipeg Free Press, July 4, 2019 Auditor Probes Deals on Vimy Arena, ex-stadium site https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/ag-probing-deals-on-vimy-arena-former-stadium-site-512188122.html
Globe and Mail, June 22 2019 As Canada's Habitats Disappear, conservation needs to start at our doorstep
Winnipeg Free Press, The Lance June 15, 2019 City to Begin Last Stand for Ash Trees in face of Beetle Devastation
Winnipeg Free Press, The Lance June 12, 2019 Step, Jump,Wade or Swim https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/our-communities/lance/correspondent/Step-jump-wade-or-swim--511103361.html
Winnipeg Free Press, May 29, 2019 Provincial report on municipal planning draws mixed reviews
CBC, May 28, 2019 Winnipeg's property department 'dysfunctional,' suffers from broken culture, scathing provincial report says https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/winnipeg-planning-permitting-interim-report-findings-manitoba-1.5152687
CBC, May 4, 2019 City Must Concentrate on Core Services https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/analysis/city-must-concentrate-on-core-services-509470911.html
CBC, March 29, 2019 City of Winnipeg looks for help managing Dutch elm, emerald ash borer, Scope and urgency' of emerald ash borer control program expected to rapidly grow, city says www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/winnipeg-urban-forest-strategy-1.5077310?__vfz=medium%3Dsharebar&fbclid=IwAR0_pkaROw-zmX9EnYQZ2moSteSXY-1UuIvvM8HV87NYNDt6er3HgM1061A
Winnipeg Free Press, March 27, 2019 City looks to residents, community groups to make up for shortfall of new trees
Winnipeg Free Press, March 27, 2019 Winnipeg turkey trots into spring, flocks of them have been spotted in several residential neighbourhoods https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/winnipeg-turkey-trots-into-spring-507692292.html?utm_source=spotim&utm_medium=spotim_recirculation&spotim_referrer=recirculation
CBC, March 25 , 2019 Mature trees worth saving, not just replacing, Urban canopy affects health, economy
CBC, March 24 , 2019 The dollars and sense of taking care of Winnipeg's trees www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/the-dollars-and-sense-of-taking-care-of-winnipeg-s-trees-1.5066549?fbclid=IwAR2XG4tM39_KTV5xCiFxIDFyf6vQAQ72fdcTce2Xq0Ei1O9vgSuyVNkT6kw
Winnipeg Free Press, March 19, 2019 No money for residential streets in last-minute budget changes from mayor, EPC Revision to include funding for urban forest https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/no-money-for-residential-streets-in-last-minute-budget-changes-from-mayor-epc-507362422.html
Winnipeg Free Press March 18, 2019 Budget cuts will lead to tree loss https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/analysis/budget-cuts-will-lead-to-tree-loss-507286622.html
CBC, March 15, 2019 Councillor questions net zero-dollar lease with Thermea spa for golf course land, Spa pays $25,000 to lease land from Crescent Drive Golf Course, city pays same amount for pro shop https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/thermea-lease-golf-course-1.5057584
Winnipeg Free Press, March 9, 2019 Councillors reject call to scrap 36% cut to urban forest spending - Committee says it has no choice but to approve budget www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/councillors-endorse-budget-cut-that-will-hurt-urban-forest-506908042.html?fbclid=IwAR1LK26-EL8YZlCDWS12mrqZe-rbIOrJ5yHzp6sqxTguHzPdSRg_U7J0wGc
Winnipeg Free Press, March 4, 2019 Crackdown on developers, builders on hold www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/citys-crackdown-on-developers-builders-put-on-hold-506679632.html?fbclid=IwAR1YKlkaL9uRRgWjp23bh81QWs7DjinEKp0DAuMm_wYLidqX3D69VgeNka8#&gid=null&pid=1
Winnipeg Free Press, February 4, 2019 City's proposed rules will 'destroy an industry", residents opposed to new houses in old neighbourhoods https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/infill-infighting-505332832.html
Winnipeg Free Press, February 4, 2019 Winnipeg needs an infill strategy roadmap www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/analysis/winnipeg-needs-infill-strategy-road-map-505294392.html
CBC, January 14 , 2019 Winnipeg to fight emerald ash borer with 2 pesticides, including widely used neonicotinoid, Tree injections will be timed to minimize exposure to other insects, city says https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/emerald-ash-borer-pesticides-winnipeg-1.4974002
CBC, January 6, 2019 What do we want? Infill housing! How do we get it? We have no idea! www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/winnipeg-infill-housing-analysis-1.4966575?fbclid=IwAR1w9CGQhNPKWB0SmvN_htEVnvinzB9lPug6qEOswEUskJXO9NYxmV7c6To
Winnipeg Free Press, January 4, 2019 Alberta Crisis, Winnipeg Danger Staggering number of oil tanker cars rolling through city on daily basis, raising fears of Lac-Mégantic disaster in our backyard
CBC, January 3, 2019 Winnipeg vows no more "skinny, tall, long houses" as part of new infill guidelines https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/infill-housing-winnipeg-guidelines-1.4965252?fbclid=IwAR28B5SZTuIh7gTIehBBW6REanAM-Byq75D16kf7BusAP1gmx-XFefZCQjg
Prairie Climate Centre November 2018 Urban Forest and Climate change, Interview with Martha Barwinsky https://climateatlas.ca/urban-forests-and-climate-changeclimateatlas.ca/urban-forests-and-climate-change
Winnipeg Free Press, November 8, 2018 Precedent for permitting naturalized gardens, restoration of native species , the positive impacts for the climate and air quality from more vegetation. www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/curb-appeal-homeowner-wins-argument-over-native-prairie-plants-500093991.html?fbclid=IwAR2R7A2JOZHv0dUT1pQJYDjiKxT3ZGbs26n78cPPf0BIUNf83wEJKU3n9dE
Winnipeg Free Press, The Lance October 31, 2018 Zoning not enough to protect parks, natural areas https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/our-communities/lance/correspondent/Zoning-not-enough-to-protect-parks-natural-areas-498914151.html
CBC News, The National, October 22, 2018 Winnipeg is in a crisis and at risk of losing much of its beautiful urban canopy in a relatively short period of time. Sick trees are being marked faster than they can be taken down. www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGYPXlnN6tY&fbclid=IwAR1S2skRe1apHJkQJthg6-MNv9ssPPVRfJlaaHB5nrPX0FREc0pfiAP5z4E
CBC News, October 8, 2018 Keesmaat proposes converting 3 city golf courses into public spaces - Toronto https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/jennifer-keesmaat-golf-courses-public-spaces-proposal-1.4854524
Winnipeg Free Press, September 22, 2018 City rec facilities crumbling Emergency closures looming as buildings near end-of-life stage https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/civicelection2018/city-rec-facilities-crumbling-498169671.htmlwww.winnipegfreepress.com/civicelection2018/city-rec-facilities-crumbling-498169671.html
Winnipeg Free Press, September 22, 2018 https://homes.winnipegfreepress.com/winnipeg-real-estate-articles/content-id-494026011 The biggest challenge will be the loss of tree canopy in natural and riverbank areas and densely populated areas where there are many private properties
Winnipeg Free Press, September 20, 2018 Despite Court Ruling, Parker lands developer not allowed to address Council Andrew Marquess and his plans for a massive residential development on the Parker lands have been left in limbo. https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/despite-court-ruling-parker-lands-developer-not-allowed-to-address-council-493867941.html
CTV News, September 18 2018 City fighting another pest threatening Winnipeg's canopy, Its official name is the cottony ash psyllid
Winnipeg Free Press, September 9 2018 Condo plan at The Forks too close to tracks: The project’s plan runs contrary to 2013 guidelines established by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), in conjunction with the Railway Association of Canada (RAC) industry group. https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/residential-development-at-the-forks-contravenes-railway-safety-guidelines-492729851.html`
CBC Manitoba August 5, 2018 You get the city you deserve': Winnipeg can, and should, do better at infill housing
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/opinion-seiff-winnipeg-infill-housing-1.4768840 Winnipeg's long-term vision for city infill creates density without livability
CTV News July 17, 2018 St. Vital Golf Course dubbed green space Canoe Club celebrating 100th anniversary this month, lease extended three years, soccer field added to course. https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1440863
Winnipeg Sun July 21, 2018 Canoe Club Gets New Lease on Life https://winnipegsun.com/news/local-news/canoe-club-gets-new-lease-on-life ..it’s taken 18 months of council meetings, vetoed ideas and public input to finally be able to move forward with the project. The city has tentatively agreed to further the lease on the course for three more years.
CBC June 30, 2018 Staring into an unknown future: Winnipeg's aging recreation facilities face big challenges More than half the assets in city's Community Services Department are reaching end of useful service life https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/winnipeg-recreation-parks-deficit-1.4720721
CBC June 23, 2018 Green spaces are important enough to be an election issue in Winnipeg
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/opinion-winnipeg-green-spaces-1.4719140 With an election coming, voters should remind leaders that parks and other green spaces matter: Susan Huebert
CBC News June 15, 2018 Facing a $1B infrastructure deficit, recreation and parks officials seek input from public https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/parks-recreation-strategies-winnipeg-1.4707301
Winnipeg Free Press, The Lance June 11, 2018 Habitat Conservation is a shared responsibility
https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/our-communities/lance/correspondent/Habitat-conservation-is-a-shared-responsibility-485171611.html Why is Winnipeg lagging behind other Canadian Cities?
Winnipeg Free Press, Sou'wester May 22, 2018 Working group on trees gets started
https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/our-communities/souwester/forum/Working-group-on-trees-gets-started--483346261.html?k=BALZTN River Heights-Fort Garry residents discuss one of the most pressing issues in their area - protecting trees.
Winnipeg Free Press, The Lance May 14, 2018 OURS-Winnipeg to hold forum on May 17 Green Space Forum to be held at St. Mary's Road United Church http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/our-communities/lance/OURS-Winnipeg-to-hold-forum-on-May-17-482604881.html
Winnipeg Free Press April 12, 2018 Kenaston pitch deserves a rethink http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/analysis/kenaston-pitch-deserves-a-rethink-478603403.html
CBC April 9, 2018 Parker lands developer accuses Councillor of bias, meddling in project http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/parker-marquess-accusation-orlikow-bias-1.4611394
Special to the Globe and Mail March 30 2018 Forewarnings – and maybe farewell warnings – on the future of urban fairways - https://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/golf/article-forewarnings-and-maybe-farewell-warnings-on-the-future-of-urban/?utm_source=Shared+Article+Sent+to+User&utm_medium=E-mail:+Newsletters+/+E-Blasts+/+etc.&utm_campaign=Shared+Web+Article+Links
The Lance, Winnipeg Free Press March 26, 2018 - The Seine River is Winnipeg’s hidden gem https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/our-communities/lance/correspondent/The-Seine-River-is-Winnipegs-hidden-gem-477964913.html
Mayor's Page, City of Winnipeg, March 16 2018 The Current State of Winnipeg's Infrastructure
Winnipeg Free Press, The Lance, December 27, 2017 Is Winnipeg ready for multi-functional golf courses? www.winnipegfreepress.com/our-communities/lance/correspondent/Is-Winnipeg-ready-for-multifunctional-golf-courses-466840493.html
Winnipeg Free Press September 2, 2017 City rejects concerns over St. Boniface condo project; residents group not done
https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/city-rejects-concerns-over-st-boniface-condo-project-residents-group-not-done-413344723.html Some residents are upset that the city put the land for sale, stating that there had been a decade’s old commitment that the entire parcel would eventually be redeveloped as park land.
CBC May 30, 2017 Winnipeg cutting back on tree planting by 20 per cent www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/trees-planting-winnipeg-cut-1.4137036
Winnipeg Free Press May 26, 2017 Pruning tree-trimming budget threatens urban forest, city councillor says
Winnipeg Free Press May 26, 2017 Councillor 'inflamed' talks on new cop shop at stadium site, Winnipeg police chief says http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/police-station-football-field-1.4133275
Home of Nomads at Old Exhibition Grounds Park on McPhillips Street eyed as favoured site for North District Police station.
Winnipeg Free Press May 17, 2017 Letters to the Editor - Losing the Green http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/letters_to_the_editor/letters-and-comments-may-17-422690494.html
At the very least, Assiniboine Park should be accountable for all the trees it has removed, instead of being championed as the model of sustainability. No other city park in Winnipeg removes its mature trees on such a regular basis to make way for development.
2017 Prairie Climate Centre - The International Institute of Sustainable Development and the University of Winnipeg
- Ecosystems and green infrastructure provide human health benefits and critical environmental, social and economic services, and protect against climate shock.
- Healthy and well-managed ecosystems are economic assets that enhance a city’s resilience to natural disturbances and extreme weather events.
- Investing in urban ecosystems and green infrastructure can provide lower-cost solutions to multiple challenges when compared to traditional infrastructure solutions.
The Lance May 9, 2017 Options explored for Canoe Club’s Future http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/our-communities/sports/Options-explored-for-Canoe-Clubs-future-421781433.html
Tennis Manitoba has submitted a proposal to the City for the construction of a tennis facility that could host national competitions on the Canoe Club Golf Course/Winter Park.
April 2017 CTV Protect the Bridgewater Forest http://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1108192
Bridgewater residents are opposed to the development of the former Bridgewater Forest School Site. Residents circulated a petition to preserve the Bridgewater forest so residents can enjoy nature. Councillor says it would be nice to have it all as green space but unfortunately we are in a city that is zoned for housing.
CBC May 5, 2017 John Blumberg Golf Course will open for 2017, after all
Blumberg reopened May 12. The city found a new operator, a numbered Manitoba company owned by Brian Campbell, who owns South Interlake Golf and Country Club in Warren, Man.
U of W FM 95.9 April 27, 2017 Radio host Alon interviews Chris Higgs, Biologist, Parker Wetlands Conservation Committee interview about the flora and fauna of the Parker lands.
http://station.ckuw.ca/24/20170424.17.30-18.00.mp3 Interview starts at 4 minutes.
This bio diverse area in East Fort Garry, Winnipeg has 197 known species that use the Parker lands throughout the year including 134 species of plants, 52 species of birds, 9 species of animals and 2 species of amphibians. There are 3 ecosystems - forest, prairie and wet land.
City of Winnipeg 2015 Report on Park Assets, Released April 2017 http://clkapps.winnipeg.ca/DMIS/ViewPdf.asp?SectionId=463130
Although zoned Parkland the publically owned golf courses are not included in this report. The "2015 Report on Park Assets" provides a useful set of data, giving an overview of a portion of the public greenspace by ward. Some are recommending this be used as a proxy for decision making in the absence of a coordinated plan. Winnipeg requires a holistic plan for the entire city with established goals for the stewardship of green space, river corridors and natural areas. The health of the green infrastructure is critical to the City’s future prosperity and its management deserves a more robust effort from our entire City Council.
Winnipeg Free Press April 20, 2017 One of every 10 Winnipeg parks in poor or very poor condition: report http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/one-of-every-10-winnipeg-parks-in-poor-or-very-poor-condition-report-419644583.html
The release of the report marks the first time city hall has assessed the condition of its parks and compiled the findings into a single document. Similar reports are to be done on an annual basis.
CBC April 19 2017 The grass is always greener on the side of the fence where there is less grass http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/golf-courses-winnipeg-1.4074471
Winnipeg will inevitably face pressure to consider selling off golf courses again — and possibly even parks
CBC April 18, 2017 Coun. Russ Wyatt turns red over lack of detail about Winnipeg green spaces http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/parks-wyatt-report-1.4074072
City report says parks require $53M worth of upgrades: Transcona Councillor wanted them itemized and stated there is insufficient reporting about the state of Winnipeg's Parks. A report to the City's protection, community services and parks committee states roughly one in 10 city "park assets" - that is amenities within the City's parks are in poor condition and it would require $53 million to fix them up.
CBC April 18, 2017 John Blumberg golf course littered with gopher holes and mud patches, likely to be sold by city
March 20, 2017 CBC 'They are irreplaceable': Winnipeg's Parker Lands trees shredded for rapid transit line
Dozens of mature oak trees were reduced to shreds to make way for the next phase of the city's rapid transit bus route. A city spokesperson said the contractor can choose whether to shred or salvage.
February 27, 2017 What to do with the old Canoe Club? http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/our-communities/lance/What-to-do-with-the-old-Canoe-Club-414886663.html
The lease for the 48-acre Canoe Club Golf Course expires in April 2019. The City owns the golf course and it is open to the public for play, but the City leases out operations and maintenance of the course on a five-year term. Public consultations will be held this year and Councillor Brian Mayes hopes to have a plan ready for June, 2018.
Feb 21, 2017 Winnipeg Free Press Five Pillars of a Big Picture Plan
On March 9, a capital region growth strategy by the Partnership of the Manitoba Capital Region (PMCR) was released. The action plan evaluates the district’s status and proposes concrete steps to establish a co-ordinated regional planning strategy. One of the five key objectives is Pillar No. 2: "Stewardship of land, water and resources — The health of natural resources, lakes and waterways is seen as critical to the region’s future prosperity. The plan establishes goals for a co-ordinated approach to environmental and resource management".
With built-in accountability and strong commitment to a long-term vision, the future of Manitoba’s capital region could be a picture of dynamic, compact communities surrounded by healthy waterways and forests, and productive agricultural land anchored by a prosperous and vibrant capital city.
Globe and Mail, December 16, 2016 Goodbye to the giving tree Our majestic elm was much more than a collection of branches, roots and leaves, Jeffrey Morry, Winnipeg. www.theglobeandmail.com/life/facts-and-arguments/bidding-goodbye-to-the-awe-inducing-american-elm-that-sheltered-myhome/article33333629/
Winnipeg Free Press, December 12, 2016 St. Boniface residents oppose riverfront condo complex Council approved two land-use changes required for Sunstone project; third faces appeal on Thursday https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/stboniface-condos-appeal-1.3891879
Winnipeg Free Press, December 9, 2016 Good parks make city healthier
Thanks go to Aldo Santin for his timely explanation of the budget deficiencies for the city parks department, and also to those city councillors who have tried to readjust the budget towards better maintenance of our valuable parklands.
Neglect of these areas appears to come from a mindset too common in Winnipeg, that of ignoring the public health benefit of having well-managed natural areas within an urban setting.
Winnipeg Free Press, December 5, 2016 Parks left out in the Cold
Winnipeg City Parks division is planning cuts to tree planting.The spending handcuffs placed on the parks division is startling. While there is a planned 3.8 per cent increase in total department spending from 2016 to 2017, none of that is allocated to parks.
Winnipeg Free Press, The Lance, November 30, 2016 Is it time for an urban forest bylaw? Currently, Winnipeg does not protect trees on private land. It has no targets for canopy coverage. Winnipeg bylaws do not minimize tree removal during development. Nor does the city participate in Manitoba’s conservation district program.
Winnipeg Free Press, September 19, 2016 Stingy budget , Shabby Parks - City committee OK's department's request for more money
Winnipeg Free Press, The Metro September 12, 2016 Take a walk on the green side. The importance of parks to life in West Winnipeg
Winnipeg Free Press February 3, 2015 We need a healthy, walkable Winnipeg “We would do well to cherish our cities' green spaces. The profit we gain should we dispose of them is nothing compared to the price that we may pay should they ever disappear.” http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/analysis/we-need-a-healthy-walkable-winnipeg-290620981.html
Winnipeg Free Press, January 21, 2015 City's golf agency expects close to $1M profit “latest report shows the losses were the result of questionable accounting http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/sports/golf/Citys-golf-agency-expects-close-to-1M-profit-289370681.html
Nature Manitoba News Vol 6 July/August 2014 On the Sad Tale of the Seine River Greenway “Most cities have green-space planning and processes in place. The City of Winnipeg does not."
Winnipeg Sun Sunday September 13 2014: Members of the Niakwa Park Residents' Association held a golf tournament at Windsor Park Golf course to show their solidarity in opposing mayoral candidate Gord Steeves' pledge to sell off city-owned golf courses. http://www.winnipegsun.com/2014/09/13/selling-courses-short-sighted-golfers-to-steeves
CJOB, July 27 2014 Advocates Oppose Sale of City’s Golf Courses http://www.cjob.com/2014/07/27/42944/
Winnipeg Sun, July 27 2014 Urban environment group opposes 'Katz clone' idea to sell golf courses http://www.winnipegsun.com/2014/07/27/urban-environment-group-opposes-katz-clone-idea-to-sell-golf-courses
CBC TV, July 27, 2014 News link with OURS coverage starts at 4:06 http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Canada/Manitoba/ID/2478078415/
CTV Winnipeg July 26, 2014 Green space advocates speak out against proposed plan to sell public golf courses http://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/green-space-advocates-speak-out-against-proposed-plan-to-sell-public-golf-courses-1.1933509
CTV Winnipeg video July 26 2014 http://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=406971&binId=1.1164782&playlistPageNum=1
Winnipeg Free Press, July 26, 2014 Golf courses out, road repairs in: Steeves http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/golf-courses-out-road-repairs-in-steeves-268698112.html
Winnipeg Free Press July 26 2014 http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/polls/Do-you-like-Gord-Steeves-idea-to-sell-four-city-owned-golf-courses-to-fund-road-renewal-268682412.html?viewResults=y
The Canadian Press, Saturday, June 28, 2014, Winnipeg's rivers and creeks offer a wilderness escape right in the city
The Lance, Wednesday, June 11, 2014, Concern over Precinct K http://www.ours-winnipeg.com/uploads/1/0/0/9/10092894/lance_june_11_2014_concern_over_precinct_k.pdf
OURS Email Distribution June 10, 2014 Postpone the Precinct K Plan - Preserve Seine River Greenspace
The Lance, Wednesday May 21, 2014, Group wants more Precinct K Discussion
The Lance, Wednesday May 21, 2014, Greenway’s Problems need to be Addressed
Winnipeg Free Press Sunday March 22, 2014 Precinct K What’s the Rush?http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/precinct-k-whats-the-rush-251749871.html
The Sou'Wester October 29, 2013 - Battling the Dreaded Buckthorn (Crescent Park)
Winnipeg Sun June 20, 2013 - Few details on work to fix stadium traffic woes
Ours Email Districtuion June 15 2013 OURS-Winnipeg Updates
Winnipeg Sun May 30 2013
CTV May 30 2013
Metro News May 30 2013 Mayor Katz’s bid to lease golf courses fails
The Metro News May 30, 2013 More info needed on ‘estimated costs’ of golf ad campaign
View Letter to the Editor Re Council Meeting May 29, 2013- click here
CTV May 29 2013 http://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/video?playlistId=1.1292905
Winnipeg Free Press May 28, 2013
Winnipeg Free Press May 28, 2013
Winnipeg Sun May 28 2013 Video and text http://www.winnipegsun.com/2013/05/28/city-of-winnipeg-golf-course-debate-resumes
CBC TV Feb 25, 2013 City committee approves plan to lease golf courses John Blumberg makes a profit of $300,000 a year
CBC TV May 26 2013 Golf course controversy - Winnipeg's city hall is paying for an ad campaign to build support for the sale of publicly owned golf courses http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Canada/Manitoba/ID/2387592210/
Youtube May 25, 2013, The Importance of Green Space
CBC National Radio – May 25, Karen Paul's interview
CBC National TV - May 25, 2013 Golf Course Controversy
May 23, 2013 CBC Trust at Winnipeg city hall falls over golf course plan http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/trust-at-winnipeg-city-hall-falls-over-golf-course-plan-1.1301348
The debate over privatizing and selling municipal golf courses is having a serious impact on trust at Winnipeg's city hall.
Winnipeg Free Press May 23, 2013
CBC News May 22, 2013 City golf course plan OK'd by executive committee
Winnipeg Free Press May 22, 2013 Links plan loses on scorecard - There are more nays than yeas for proposal on city council
Winnipeg Free Press May 22, 2013 Divided EPC
Winnipeg Free Press May 18, 2013 Mr. Katz Strikes Out Again
Winnipeg Free Press May 18, 2013 Have Your Say It's a new era in governance when our elected officials believe it's appropriate to use tax dollars levied to deliver services to counter the public lobby on issues before votes have occurred.
Winnipeg Sun May 17, 2013 Golf Course Controvery at city hall (Video)
CBC TV News May 16, 2013 City of Winnipeg Golf Courses
Metro May 16, 2013 City money used to fund campaign to sway councillors to lease golf courses: Mayor Sam Katz
Winnipeg Free Press May 16, 2013 Ad campaign urges Winnipeg to lobby councillors to approve golf plan
Ours Email Distribution May 15, 2013 Vote NO to leasing and selling Golf Course Lands
OURS Release May 14, 2013 OURS-Winnipeg Calls for Public Consultations on City Golf Course Plans
Winnipeg Free Press May 14, 2013 "City Eyes Selling Blumberg"
Winnipeg Free Press March 2, 2013 “A Route not Yet Taken - City considers the one less travelled by; time will tell if it makes all the difference ” http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/a-route-not-yet-taken-194455381.html
OURS email April 20, 2013 Vote to lease City-owned golf courses
Winnipeg Free Press - “City may buy land it swapped - Parker property traded to developer needed for rapid transit” Feb 27, 2013 http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/city-may-buy-land-it-swapped-193488751.html
Winnipeg Sun February, 2013 "City to Lease out Four Golf Courses"
Winnipeg Free Press “City Approves Leasing of Golf Courses” Feb 25, 2013
Winnipeg Free Press “Union balks at notion of bidding on city work” Feb 25, 2013
CBC “Winnipeg to lease four city-owned golf courses” Feb 25, 2013
CBC TV Feb 25, 2013 City committee approves plan to lease golf courses John Blumberg makes a profit of $300,000 a year
CBC TV Committee approves Parker lands rapid transit route - A City of Winnipeg committee has approved a controversial route for rapid transit” and Poll Feb 26, 2013 http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/story/2013/02/26/mb-rapid-transit-route-vote-winnipeg.html
CBC “Rapid Transit: The Next Phase” Feb 26, 2013 http://www.cbc.ca/manitoba/features/rapidtransit/
Winnipeg Free Press “Committee OKs rapid-transit corridor through Parker Lands”, Feb 26, 2013 – Interviews with Dave Wardrop, John Orlikow and Justin Swandel
CTV TV “City committee approves route for second phase of rapid transit line”, Feb 26, 2013
CTV “City committee approves route for second phase of rapid transit line” John Orlikow Feb 26, 2013
Winnipeg Free Press, Bartley Kives Feb 26, 2013 “Rushing to hop on busway plan - City council trying to decide on next stretch”
Winnipeg Transit Website
Winnipeg Free Press, February 22, 2013 Want to Lease a Golf Course?
Canstar Dec 26, 2012 The Windsor Park Nordic Ski Centre at Windsor Park Golf Course is the crown jewel of urban outdoors. http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/our-communities/column/Ski-opportunities-abound-this-winter-184818701.html
Winnipeg Free Press the Herald December 26 2012 https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/our-communities/herald/correspondent/Rossmere-offers-a-winter-wonderland-184815511.html Rossmere Offers a Winter Wonder Land
Canstar Sep 19, 2012 Residents hoping to revitalize community park (Crescent Park)
Crescent Park Rescue News Release re September 16, 2012 Fall Fest
Winnipeg Free Press (July 19, 2012) regarding City Council decisions at July 18, 2012 meeting regarding City Council decisions at July 18, 2012 meeting.
Updated JULY 7, 2012 Winnipeg Free Press article on the Alternate Service Delivery Committee meeting of July 6, 2012.
Winnipeg Free Press, June 30, 2012 - City Golf Courses Not for Sale
CBC Up To Speed, June 29, 2012 - An interview with with Coun. Scott Fielding (over phone) and OURS co-chair Ron Mazur in the CBC studio. (Note - may take a bit to load - be patient!)
City of Winnipeg Media Release, June 29, 2012 Alternative Service Delivery Committee to consider Public Service recommedations for City-run golf courses
Winnipeg Free Press, June 24, 2012 online Bartley Kives - The Plots Thicken - a peak into the world of wheeling and dealing Winnipeg style If you’re a well-heeled Winnipeg developer or you own a major construction company, then you probably don’t need to read the rest of today’s column.
CBC Information Radio, June 22, 2012 Golf Course Series, Ron Mazur interview - click here (Note - may take a bit to load - be patient!)
CBC Information Radio, June 21, 2012 Golf Course Series, Part 5: Marcy Markusa of CBC Information Radio interviewed Mayor Katz http://www.cbc.ca/player/AudioMobile/Information%20Radio%20-%20MB/ID/2248535543/
Winnipeg Free Press print edition, June 21, 2012
Winnipeg Free Press online, June 20, 2012 Report on City Golf Courses to be released soon
CBC Information Radio, June 20, 2012 Golf Course Series, Part 4 Excess Green Space (with Leon Younger, President of Pros Consulting) - should automatically start playing http://www.cbc.ca/video/watch/AudioMobile/Information Radio - MB/ID=2248106302 (Note - may take a bit to load - be patient!)
CBC information Radio June 20, 2012 Golf Course Series, Part 3 (with Terry Hashimoto) - should automatically start playing http://www.cbc.ca/video/watch/AudioMobile/Information Radio - MB/ID=2248104605 (Note - may take a bit to load - be patient!)
CBC Information Radio June 19, 2012 Golf Course Series, Part 2 (featuring Kildonan Golf Course) - should automatically start playing http://www.cbc.ca/player/AudioMobile/Information%20Radio%20-%20MB/ID/2247598475/ (Note - may take a bit to load - be patient!)
CBC Information Radio June 18, 2012 Golf Course Series, Part 1 (featuring Canoe Club Golf Course)
CBC TV, June 14, 2012 Public Forum III Go to http://www.cbc.ca/video/watch/News/ID=2245933105
to listen to the broadcast - coverage is about 6:39 into the broadcast.
Winnipeg Free Press, June 14, 2012 Public meeting tonight airs future of Kildonan Golf Course
Ron Mazur interviewed on CBC - Click on this audio mp3 file https://dl.dropbox.com/u/48928545/ron%20mazur%20_617596.mp3
CKUW Rick Thain interview, June 8 2012: Go to http://ckuw.ca/programs/detail/wooden-spoons/ and choose the June 8 program archive.
The Aquarian Summer Edition 2012, page 2: Don't Develop Those Golf Courses!
Save Our Seine Spring 2012 Newsletter -Speak out on Greenspaces
CJOB - Interview with Ron Mazur on June 2, 2012 Go to CJOB Audio Vault at http://www.cjob.com/other/audiovault.html. Select June 2, 10:00 pm. Pull the timer over to 10 minutes into the show. Interview lasts about 10 minutes, 5 minutes ads, then 5 minutes more.
Winnipeg Sun May 24, 2012 Take Mulligan on Golf Course Plan
Winnipeg Free Press May 23, 2012 Report Delayed Again on Sale of City-Owned Links
CBC Radio May 16, 2012 What Should Be Done With Forks Parcel 4? With OURS co-chair Ron Mazur.
The Herald April 4, 2012 Proposed Closures Could Impact Casual Golfers Most
Winnipeg Free Press March 20, 2012 Greenspace Advocates Want City to Keep Golf Courses
Councillor John Orlikow's March 6, 2012 Newsletter Save Our Greenspace Update - click here.
Nature Manitoba March/April 2012 Newsletter President's Corner: Optimism Amidst the Folly Click here
CCPA Fast Facts February 21, 2012 Winnipeg City Council Again Misses the Boat
Winnipeg Free Press February 19, 2012 Everybody Knows?
Winnipeg Free Press February 18, 2012 One to watch ...
Winnipeg Free Press February 18, 2012 Lets all replace NIMBY with harmony
Winnipeg Free Press February 16, 2012 Golf courses and political games?
Winnipeg Free Press February 15, 2012 Mayor blames opposition, clerk for meeting gaffe
Winnipeg Sun February 15, 2012 Katz slams Gerbasi, Orlikow over golf course ‘games’
Winnipeg Free Press February 14, 2012 Public told they can't take part in golf course discussions
CBC February 14, 2012 Public golf course supporters mad after debate stopped
CTV February 14, 2012
Committee shuts down public delegations wanting input into future of city-owned golf courses
Winnipeg Sun February 14, 2012
Councillors booed after public shut out of meeting
CBC January 27, 2012
Link to CBC Radio interview with Mayor Sam Katz:
The golf course issue is discussed at about 8 min 50 sec into the interview.
Note that the Mayor talks about the golf course issue coming to City Council in around 60 days- right around the Operating Budget. We have to be vigilant about this.
January 26, 2012
Winnipeg Sun http://www.winnipegsun.com/2012/01/26/golf-course-sales-need-public-process-ours-winnipeg
January 25, 2012
OURS-Winnipeg Media Release
January 25, 2012
The Manitoban http://www.themanitoban.com/2012/01/public-land-is-ours/
January 24, 2012
CKUW - 2000 & Counting - Interviewing Ronald Mazur
January 23, 2012
CKUW People of Interest - interviewing John McLennan
January 19, 2012
The Uniter, Winnipeg’s Weekly Urban Journal http://uniter.ca/view/7087/
Winnipeg Free Press article January 2, 2012 Letters to the Editor
St, Vital Lance article January 4, 2012
Winnipeg Free press article December 29, 2011 - by Jen Skerrit
La Liberte December 21-27, 2011
Winnipeg Free press article December 22, 2011 - by Dave Hall
....also in Canadian Centre for Policy alternatives
CJOB arcticle December 21,2011: New website and online petition - by Robert Holland
OURS Press Release - December 19, 2011 Opposition to Selling City Golf Courses to Developers Goes Online
Winnipeg Free press article December 13, 2011: Mayes throws council off course. New addition cuts into centre-right majority - by Bartley Kives
Lance article November 23, 2011: Community to discuss future of golf course City considering offers to develop Windsor Park Golf Course
Lance article November 16, 2011: Community petitioning to save greenspace City considering sale of Canoe Club golf course
CTV Winnipeg November 11, 2011: City accepts bids from private sector to potentially build on golf courses
Winnipeg Free Press article October 25, 2011: Quebec firm opening $6-M spa in Winnipeg
Winnipeg Free Press article October 4, 2011: City entertaining offers for development of golf properties
Lance article June 8, 2011: City’s plans for golf course prompt questions about ski centre’s future
Winnipeg Free Press articles regarding sale of golf courses:
Winnipeg Free Press article May 7, 2011: City to take a swing at golf Courses expect to see generous lease deals renegotiated
Winnipeg Free Press editorial May 7, 2011: Fix city's 12-course golf hole
Winnipeg Free Press article May 4, 2011: Katz wants to look at ways to stop city-run golf courses from 'bleeding' money
Winnipeg Free Press article May 3, 2011: City-run golf courses in debt - Sell properties, convert others to parks: report