A group of 30 Winnipeg middle school students met with Mayor Brian Bowman on Monday to present ideas for a temporary art installation to be built in the Spence neighbourhood this summer.
The idea is part of YouthStudio 2018, a pilot project designed to empower local youth to become stewards in their communities. The youth took part in a two-day crash course in landscape design and related topics at HTFC Planning & Design in May as part of their preparations. The students brainstormed ideas to activate a space at the corner of Sherbrook Street and Cumberland Avenue.
Winnipeg city councillors should no longer be able to claim alcohol as an eligible expense, Mayor Brian Bowman says.
Under the current Councillor Ward Allowance Fund Policy, alcohol is an eligible expense when purchased as part of receptions for constituents, business contacts, representatives of other levels of government, municipal associations, and international delegations or visitors.
Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman delivered his second State of the City Address on Thursday, reaffirming his support to demolish the Public Safety Building and Civic Parkade.
Speaking at the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the RBC Convention Centre, Bowman said future development on Princess Street should be on land currently occupied by the two 1960s-era structures.
The Civic Centre Parkade has sat vacant since 2012 when it was deemed unsafe due to structural concerns. The Winnipeg police will soon completely move out of the PSB to their new headquarters on Smith Street.