Civic Election 2014 Articles

Polling Station Moved in Elmwood-East Kildonan After Fire

A fire last week at Kildonan-East Collegiate has forced the planned voting location for Wednesday's municipal election to be moved. Voters in the Elmwood-East Kildonan ward will now vote at the neighbouring facility at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints,...

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Winnipeg Voters Reminded to Bring ID on Wednesday

Voters going to the polls on Wednesday's municipal election are being reminded to bring identification with them. Eligible voters can cast ballots for mayor, councillor and school trustees, but also must prove their identity along with their voter card. Examples of...

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Havixbeck Turns Focus to Removing Windrows

Paula Havixbeck would work with contractors and city staff to remove windrows from back lanes in Winnipeg if elected. The mayoral candidate on Friday said she believes it's one of the issues on minds of voters. “The people of Winnipeg have had problems with windrows...

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Local Election Website Increasing Voter Engagement

It's difficult to separate the noise from the substance in Winnipeg's municipal election campaign, but the team behind WinnipegElection.ca does its best. The website has become a valuable resource in elections over the years, including the last civic election in 2010....

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Havixbeck Vows to Increase Business in Winnipeg

Mayoral candidate Paula Havixbeck would work with Winnipeg's business community to grow commerce in the city if elected. For starters, Havixbeck said on Thursday she has a plan to fast track the permits process for downtown development. “I have a plan to help increase...

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Mayoral Candidates to Focus on Youth Issues at Forum

Issues relating to youth sometimes get overshadowed throughout the duration of a mayoral campaign, but they will be front and centre this evening during the Youth Vital Signs (YVS) Forum. The forum will further promote results recently published by The Winnipeg...

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Bowman Outlines His First 100 Days in Office

By Sarah Klein Mayoral candidate Brian Bowman outlined on Wednesday what his first 100 days in office would look like. His first orders of business would be to evaluate CAO candidates and meet with outgoing Mayor Sam Katz on transition issues. “Winnipeggers need a...

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Mayoral Candidates to Trade Jabs at Chamber Debate

Winnipeg's business community will get a chance to hear what five of the seven mayoral candidates have to offer during another debate on Thursday. The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce is holding the debate at the RBC Convention Centre as part of a members luncheon...

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Bowman Restates Push for Transparency at City Hall

By Brian Schultz Brian Bowman on Tuesday reiterated his intentions for creating a more transparent and accessible city hall. Bowman again promised to improve accountability, transparency and public engagement if elected. His plan calls for increased proactive...

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Steeves Vows Never to Open Portage and Main to Pedestrians

Gord Steeves doesn't want pedestrians to cross at Portage and Main -- ever. The mayoral candidate said on Monday, if elected, he would ensure the concrete barriers preventing pedestrian access at the busy intersection remain in place. “If we open the intersection to...

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Bowman Would End Severance Pay for Outgoing Councillors

Winnipeg mayoral candidate Brian Bowman would end the policy in place to pay outgoing city councillors with hefty severance packages in the tens of thousands of dollars. Speaking at his campaign office on Saturday, Bowman said that would be just one measure to find...

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