News from Wolseley

Pallister Government Fails Fishers

November 22, 2018 NDP MLA Rob Altemeyer takes the Pallister government to task for their failure to protect commercial fishers who lost a million dollars. The company that was responsible for it received and still has a licence from the government to...

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Use carbon tax revenue to pay utility costs

By: Rob Altemeyer - Wolseley MLA Constituency Report As published in The Metro February 14, 2018 A low-income tenant from West Broadway approached me recently with a really great question: how...

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End of subsidy bad news for seniors

By: Rob Altemeyer - Wolseley MLA Constituency Report As published in The Metro March 21, 2018 This past January, West Broadway seniors Jean Feliksiak and Margaret Topham, who live in Lions Place,...

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Renters facing rising costs

By: Rob Altemeyer - Wolseley MLA Constituency Report As published in The Metro May 2, 2018 It’s a tough time to be a renter in the Wolseley constituency. Rental units are an important...

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Solutions needed for tenants, landlords

By: Rob Altemeyer, MLA for Wolseley As published in The Metro January 3, 2018 On Dec. 15, news broke that a once-stable apartment block in West Broadway, on Balmoral Street, had deteriorated so badly...

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Proud of effort to save urgent care center

By: Rob Altemeyer, MLA for Wolsley As published in The Metro October 18, 2017 On Tues., Oct. 3 the government shut down our treasured Misericordia Urgent Care Centre. This is a huge blow to our community...

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Cuts to Rent Assist may affect thousands

Recent changes by the government are making it harder for vulnerable people and families to find an affordable place to live. I will be hosting a public meeting on this important topic on Tues., Aug. 15 at Resource Assistance for Youth (RaY), located at 125 Sherbrook...

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Time to get on board with electric vehicles

Have you ever travelled in an electric vehicle? Don’t worry if the answer is no, you’re not alone. Despite their many advantages, electric buses and cars are only a tiny fraction of the total number of vehicles on our roads. I’d like to change that, and with your h...

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Bring a story of care to share

The recent decision by the government to close the Misericordia urgent care centre came as a shock to our community. After losing its status as a full hospital in the 1990s under the Conservatives, the Misericordia adapted to its new role as Canada’s first-ever Urgent...

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Restoring pool a community effort

On Jan. 9, our community celebrated something many of us had feared might not happen — the reopening of our beloved Sherbrook Pool. Back in 2004, the City of Winnipeg received the infamous Public Use Facilities Study, which recommended that Sherbrook pool, and many...

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WCWRC leaving positive mark on community

The West Central Women’s Resource Centre (WCWRC), located at 640 Ellice Ave., is home to programs that cater to people of all walks of life. It shows what is truly possible when people come together to help those in need. The centre initially started as a three-year...

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Neighbourhoods Alive! worth the cost

Have you ever had a great idea on how to improve your neighbourhood? For over 15 years, the Neighbourhoods Alive! program has helped turn those local dreams into reality. It was actually my predecessor, the Hon. Jean Friesen, who started Neighbourhoods Alive! when she...

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Wishing your family the best in 2017!

Rob Altemeyer wishes you and your family a happy holiday and a prosperous new year! The new year is also a natural time to think about new ideas. If you have thoughts on how we can continue improving our community, please get in touch with Rob’s constituency office...

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Let's take a walk

By Rob Altemeyer - MLA for Wolseley As published in The Metro October 25, 2016 It has been said that to understand someone, you have to walk a mile in their shoes. A few weeks ago, I joined my neighbours in the Walk a...

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A safe space in the West End

By Rob Altemeyer - MLA for Wolseley As published in The Metro July 29, 2016 June 17 was a day of celebration in the West End with the opening of our neighbourhood’s first 24-hour Safe Space for Youth. Located...

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Great fun cleaning up the creek

By Rob Altemeyer - MLA for Wolseley As published in The Metro June 27, 2016 Hello Wolseley! Since I last wrote, two of my favourite annual community events have taken place: the annual Omand’s Creek...

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Honoured again to represent Wolseley

By Rob Altemeyer - MLA for Wolseley As published in The Metro May 16, 2015 From the bottom of my heart, thank you Wolseley. I am honoured to again represent the diverse neighbourhoods of West...

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Great developments in local housing

By Rob Altemeyer - MLA for Wolseley As published in The Metro March 7, 2016 It’s great to see downtown Winnipeg grow. Here’s an update on two of the amazing housing projects going on in Wolseley....

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NDP Caucus Meets with the Canadian Federation of Students: Altemeyer

January 26, 2016 Members of the New Democratic Caucus were on hand to hear from a delegation of student leaders from the Canadian Federation of Students of Manitoba this morning at the Manitoba Legislature. The situation today, with regular ...

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Fun to be had at winter carnival

By Rob Altemeyer - MLA for Wolseley As published in The Metro January 25, 2016 Winter offers opportunities that only Winnipeggers understand. It’s time to shake away those winter blues and get involved with some great upcoming...

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Reaping the Rewards of Working Together

By: Rob Altemeyer, MLA for Wolseley As printed in The Metro November 23, 2015 The community spirit and activism that Wolseley is so well-known for has paid off yet again. Our reward this time is a brand-new infill housing co-op...

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Co-operative living in Wolseley: Province commits to funding for low-income co-op suites

By: Alana Trachenko As published in The Metro Novemeber 16, 2015 A local housing co-operative just received a sizable funding boost. On Nov. 4, Premier Greg Selinger announced Old...

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Sherbrook Pool a crucial facility

Sherbrook Pool a Crucial Facility By: Rob Altemeyer, MLA for Wolseley As published in The Metro October 13, 2015 The Sherbrook Pool is set to open in early 2016, starting the new year off with a...

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Working together gets much accomplished

By: Rob Altemeyer, MLA for Wolseley As published in The Metro August 31, 2015 The impressive partnership between our provincial government and local community organizations across Winnipeg...

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Labour board plays crucial role

By: Rob Altemeyer As published in The Metro July 21, 2015 Recently another chapter was added to Winnipeg’s proud labour history, right here in Wolseley. Just last month, workers at the Tim Hortons on the corner of Portage Avenue...

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Help clean up the creek

By: Rob Altemeyer, MLA for Wolseley, > As printed in the Metro, April 29, 2015 Now that spring is finally here, there is no shortage of activities to get you outside and enjoying our beautiful community. If you’d like to help improve...

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Brian Pallister Doesn’t Care About Low-Income Working Families: Altemeyer

NDP Plan more inclusive than narrow Conservative promises April 23, 2015 Brian Pallister has once again turned his back on low-income families by refusing to recognize that rental benefits also need to support people who are...

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WestEnd Commons a thing to behold

By: Rob Altemeyer, MLA for Wolseley As published in The Metro March 17th 2015 Our community celebrated another milestone this month as well over 100 of us gathered for the official opening of the...

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Energy and Climate Change Solutions

Working together, our government and its partners have created the first battery-electric, zero-emission bus to enter ...

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Wilderness and Species Protection

When I went door-to-door recently to keep in touch with my constituents, I noticed something different about Wolseley mailboxes. It used to be that stickers or homemade signs saying “stop logging in parks” were just as common as ones saying “no junk mail please.”...

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Protecting Our Water

Manitoba is certainly no stranger to water issues. A major flood seems to happen every few years, the health of Lake Winnipeg is threatened by decades of accu...

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Waste Reduction and Recycling

Materials recycled by Manitoba’s 13 PROs include: household batteries farm chemical containers household hazardous waste Pharmaceuticals car batteries...

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Roof repairs coming to Crossways

By: Rob Altemyer, MLA for Wolseley As Printed in the Metro December 31st, 2014 The Crossways-in-Common building is the hub of West Broadway. It’s conveniently located at the corner of Furby Street and Broadway and is home to no...

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WBYO gets a little more room to work

By: Rob Altemeyer, MLA for Wolseley As printed in the Metro February 3, 2015 Last month I was happy to attend the grand opening of the West Broadway Youth Outreach’s (WBYO) new location at 561 Broadway. For over 20 years the WBYO has...

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Wolseley school scores funds for new gym

École Laura Secord School principal Heather Stanus is thrilled about receiving funding for a new school gym. By: Cindy Chan As printed in The Metro April 30, 2014 École Laura Secord School is...

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UNITED Health & RecPlex a great thing for Wolseley

UNITED Health & RecPlex a great thing for Wolseley By: Rob Altemeyer, MLA for Wolseley As published in The Metro October 7th 2014 (From left to right) Wolseley MLA Rob Altemeyer with Premier...

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Projects bring local food downtown

By: Rob Altemeyer, MLA for Wolseley As published in The Metro August 28, 2014 Rob Altemeyer, MLA for Wolseley, s...

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When good ideas and funding meet

By: Rob Altemeyer, MLA for Wolseley As published in The Lance July 17, 2014 Wolseley MLA Rob Altemeyer and h...

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Great to see community rally for pool

By: Rob Altemeyer - MLA for Wolseley As published in The Metro June 4th 2014 A unique gem in Winnipeg’s core is about to get a much-needed facelift. Just last month community members and government leaders gathered to celebrate the...

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Omands Creek Cleanup!!

It's that time of year again. We are looking for volunteers to help clean the creek. There will be prizes and BBQ after for one and all. See you this Saturday May 31, 2014 at 12 noon!!...

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5ish Fun Run great for community

By: Rob Altemeyer - MLA for Wolseley As published in The Metro March 11 2014 After such a cold winter, it can be hard to think about running down Wolseley Avenue in shorts and T-shirts, enjoying the summer heat. But on June 1,...

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Make paradise, rip up that parking lot!

By: Rob Altemeyer, MLA for Wolseley As published in The Metro November 26, 2013 With all due credit to folk legend Joni Mitchell, the old Grace Hospital building and its parking lot in the...

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Expansion means greater role for health centre

By: Rob Altemeyer, MLA for Wolseley As published in The Metro October 23, 2013 Premier Greg Selinger is pictured i...

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WCIP at work in Wolseley

By: Rob Altemeyer, MLA for Wolseley As published in The Metro September 25, 2013 There are many fantastic organizations in my constituency of Wolseley, and I’m very proud of the valuable...

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Folk Festival gets greener every year

By: Rob Altemeyer, MLA for Wolseley As published in The Metro August 14, 2013 I was thrilled to join many of my fellow Wolseleyites at Birds Hill Park last month as the Winnipeg Folk Festival...

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Gordon Bell field a dream come true

By: Rob Altemeyer, MLA for Wolseley As published in The Lance July 3, 2013 Grade 10 Gordon Bell High School student Jonathan Prince feels the new artificial turf covering the school’s...

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Real Solutions that Work for Wolseley

Instead of resorting to short-sighted cuts, I’m working to protect families and build our future in Wolseley. Gordon Bell High School Green Space. Provincial funding f...

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Neighbourhoods are alive with ideas

By: Rob Altemeyer, MLA for Wolseley As published in The Metro May 21, 2013 Have you ever had a really neat idea for your neighbourhood? Something that could bring people together or improve...

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Omand's Creek Cleanup 2013

I would like to invite you to the Annual Omand’s Creek cleanup that is taking place on May 11. We will once again be meeting in the Home Depot parking lot at 12n. The cleanup will be followed by a BBQ and prize draw. I look forward to seeing you there! For more information...

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“Greening Your Home” information session in Wolseley

I’m hosting a free “Greening Your Home” information session in Wolseley on Thursday, February 7th at Robert A Steen Community Centre starting at 7pm. The focus will be geothermal heat pump technology, and how it can cut your home utility bills and reduce climate...

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Join me Dec. 8 at the Legislative Building Open House!

I am pleased to invite you to the Legislative Building Annual Open House on Saturday, December 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. I will be in Room 234 and would love to meet you. Please joi...

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New Retrofit program will help West Broadway owners and renters

Earlier this month I was very honoured as your MLA to join Premier Selinger as he announced new legislation for Canada’s first on-meter financing program to cover the costs of water and energy efficiency retrofits in Manitoba. Though it sounds technical, let me explain why...

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NEW FINANCING PROGRAM WILL HELP FAMILIES SAVE ON UTILITY BILLS

New Program Designed to Save Money and the Planet First of Its Kind in Canada... to read more click PDF...

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Annual Creek Cleanup - May 12 at Noon

Come out and join us for the annual creek cleanup. Meet your neighbours and friends and help us beautify the area. There will be a free BBQ and prize draw. It is fun for the whole family. Click on the poster for more information! ...

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Wolseley Budget Consultations

Three locations to choose from Magnus Eliason Recreation Centre - Monday Jan 23, 430 Langside doors open at 6:30 p.m. – consultation begins at 7:00 p.m. Robert A Steen Community Centre - Thursday Jan 26, 980 Palmerston doors open at 7:00 p.m....

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Debate on Post-Secondary Education @ U of W

Rob was very pleased to participate in a debate on post-secondary education at the University of Winnipeg today. The file below contrasts the NDP government's many improvements to PSE with the rather deplorable Conservative record and their current plans for more of the same. ...

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Community Newsletter March 2010

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Action Item - 350 Day - Oct 2009

On October 24, 350 Day held events in 5200 places totalling 181 countries worldwide. Rob Altemeyer was on hand to deliver a speech on the steps of the the Manitoba Legislature. For the audio, click the real player link at the top of the page. For more...

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Community Newsletter - March 2009

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Community Newsletter - Feb 2009

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Action Item - Gorden Bell - Jan 2008

On January 23, Gordon Bell High School students held a rally in front of a vacant lot which was the former Midway Chrysler dealership on Portage Avenue. Alumni and other community activists got together in support of the student’s efforts to have the...

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Action Item - Eco Update Nov 2008

Thursday, November 27, 2008 Dear Neighbours, This Fall has proven to be a very busy time for environmental victories in Manitoba, and I wanted to take a brief moment to highlight some of these for you: On November 12th, our government launched a...

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Community Newsletter - Feb 2008

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