Judy Wasylycia-Leis wants to create a single space for innovation and creativity to come together to form new ideas to better the city.
The Winnipeg mayoral candidate proposed on Tuesday the OurWinnipeg Studio, similar to Vancouver’s CityStudio.
The idea would be a permanent setting where city planning staff, educators, students, practitioners and Winnipeg urbanists can come together to actively engage in putting innovative ideas into action.
Wasylycia-Leis said the low-cost initiative would have a coordinator to work closely with universities, colleges and other organizations to provide opportunities for student internships, discussion groups, consultation and citizen engagement.
Winnipeg police have brought in an expert to provide training in regards to child sexual exploitation and offender behaviour.
Dr. Joe Sullivan of Mentor Forensic Services will work with the WPS and other partner agencies to teach and develop profiling of offenders, the understanding of offender behaviour and progressive interview techniques.
MTS Allstream has been short-listed for a Corporate Governance Award in the category of “Best Overall Corporate Governance — International.”
The annual Corporate Secretary Corporate Governance Awards are handed out by U.S.-based Corporate Secretary magazine to celebrate the best in governance, risk and compliance.
“We are continually striving to meet and exceed the highest standards of corporate governance,” said David Leith, the MTS’ chair of the board. “We are thrilled to be recognized internationally for our commitment to good governance.”
Winnipeg South Liberal candidate Terry Duguid is holding a public town hall forum tonight on “Ending the War on Science.”
The free event will feature Dr. Scott Findlay, co-founder of Evidence for Democracy, who will speak on the current state of science in Canada, including recent funding cuts and the so-called “muzzling” of federal scientists.
“Winnipeg has been hit hard by the Harper government’s cuts to science — the loss of over 50 National Research Council jobs, the attempted elimination of the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA), the closing of fisheries’ libraries — the list goes on,” said Duguid. “We are inviting members of the public who are concerned about the future of science, research, innovation and evidence-based decision making in Canada to join us for a lively discussion on these critical issues.”
The future of food will be debated by Winnipeg’s mayoral candidates tonight in a forum addressing the serious food security concerns that exist within the city.
Food Matters Manitoba is putting on the Politics on the Plate forum at the Eckhardt-Gramatte Hall at the University of Winnipeg.
Seven candidates have confirmed their attendance, including Judy Wasylycia-Leis, Paula Havixbeck, Robert-Falcon Ouellette, Brian Bowman, David Sanders, Mike Vogiatzakis, and Michel Fillion.
The charity, along with the support of other community organizations and citizens, hopes to engage the candidates on a series of food security related topics from food deserts to a city-wide composting plan.
Slurpee drinkers in Winnipeg can name their own price on Friday.
7-Eleven is declaring September 19 “Slurpee Name Your Price Day” by allowing customers to pay what they feel like paying for a large Slurpee.
One-hundred percent of the proceeds collected will go to Food Banks Canada to support local food banks.
“We want to step back and let our customers decide what kind of impact they have,” said Raj Kapoor, vice-president and GM of 7-Eleven Canada. “This is a win-win situation: customers decide what they want to pay for a Slurpee and also help feed those in need in their local community.”
The new space at The Forks will connect the Broadway promenade and the Esplanade Riel thanks to a donation by the Winnipeg Foundation.
Called the Alloway Arch, the space will include shards from the façade of the original Alloway and Champion bank once located at 362 Main Street, and a circular fountain with three jets, representing the Widow’s Mite contribution.
“This is a beautiful addition to The Forks, one that demonstrates the giving nature of our entire community,” said Paul Jordan, CEO of The Forks North Portage Partnership. “It’s so fitting to have it at The Forks where so many have come together, given of their time and talents and collaborated to create the city’s Meeting Place.”