Sam Katz Articles

Swandel Dropped from EPC, Deputy Mayor Post

St. Norbert Coun. Justin Swandel is out of the powerful executive policy committee at City Hall. Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz announced a shuffle in his leadership team on Thursday, which sees Swandel replaced by Point Douglas Coun. Mike Pagtakhan. Transcona Coun. Russ...

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Lord Selkirk Presented with Key to the City

Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz presented the key to the city to Lord Selkirk of Douglas on Friday. The lord is visiting Winnipeg to mark the 200th anniversary of the arrival of the Lord Selkirk Settlers. Known as Selkirk settlers, these families established permanent...

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Taxicab Service to Bars Going Ahead as Usual

Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz said he would gladly drive intoxicated reporters home tonight if two of the city's taxicab companies made good on their threat to boycott bars and nightclubs. Katz, while obviously making a joke Friday when speaking with media, said he wishes...

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Millennium Library Park Officially Opens

Citizens and dignitaries alike were on hand Friday morning to open the city's newest greenspace, Millennium Library Park. The park includes a Learning Commons, urban wetland, Millennium Plaza and Prairie Garden, as well as public art pieces. The City and Downtown BIZ...

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Katz Wants to Hire Consultant on Corydon/Osborne Plan

Mayor Sam Katz says the city should hire an independent consultant to continue the Corydon/Osborne area neighbourhood plan. Last week, the city's property and development committee halted work on a secondary plan for the neighbourhood after residents complained that...

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Mayor Katz, Wife Expecting a Baby

Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz and wife Leah are expecting their first child together. Katz, 60, first made the announcement Tuesday morning on "The Ace Burpee Show" on Hot 103, saying the baby is due in early December. Katz and then-fiancée Leah Pasuta tied the knot last...

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Inner-City Youth Get Free Soccer Tickets

Inner-City Youth Get Free Soccer Tickets

The World Soccer Academy (WSA) Winnipeg and Manitoba Major Soccer League have donated 1,000 tickets for youth to attend WSA Winnipeg’s June 1 home game against the Des Moines Menace. The tickets will go towards the United Way Winnipeg and West Broadway Youth Outreach...

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State of the City Address Raises $17K for Charities

Two non-profit Winnipeg organizations will benefit from $17,000 after Mayor Sam Katz's State of the City address last month. Ka Ni Kanichihk and Resource Assistance for Youth (RaY) received cheques for $8,500 each during a presentation at City Hall on Monday. Half of...

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Katz Proposes Free Parking for Veterans

Veterans could soon be provided free on-street parking after a motion was brought forward at City Hall on Wednesday. Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz called on the public service to explore the idea, which passed at an Executive Policy Committee meeting earlier in the day....

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Katz: Provincial Budget Lacks Infrastructure Boost

Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz says Manitoba's budget falls short when it comes to municipal infrastructure. Katz and the Association of Manitoba Municipalities (AMM) expressed disappointment Tuesday that the province failed to introduce a long-term plan for an investment in...

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Katz to Deliver State of the City Address Today

Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz will deliver his annual State of the City address to about 1,000 members of the local business community this afternoon. Katz will speak at the Winnipeg Convention Centre at 12:45 p.m. following a luncheon sponsored by the Winnipeg Chamber of...

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Photo Shows Katz on the Phone While Driving

A photo surfaced Thursday which appears to depict Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz talking on his cell phone while driving. The photo -- sent to ChrisD.ca and other local media -- shows Katz driving in the 800 block of Notre Dame Avenue across from Simcoe Motors Ltd. in his...

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