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Thursday, June 06, 2013
Right to Left: Premier Greg Selinger; Dave Gaudreau, MLA, St. Norbert; Local Government Minister Ron Lemieux; James Allum, MLA, Fort Garry-Riverview; Al Mainland, owner, European & Domestic Service Centre. Premier Selinger (right) today announced provincial funding for improvements to Winnipeg roads in the south west sector of the city. Business owner Al Mainland (left) said the announcement is good news to his clients and local families.
June 5, 2013
MANITOBA BUILDING AND RENEWAL PLAN INVESTS IN SOUTHWEST WINNIPEG ROADS
– – – Provincial Funding of $4.7 Million for Southwest Winnipeg Road Work This Year Including McGillivray Boulevard: Premier
The provincial government is investing in infrastructure for families in southwest Winnipeg by renewing and revitalizing streets in their community, Premier Greg Selinger announced today.
“Families in southwest Winnipeg deserve a smooth and safe drive, whether getting their children to school, commuting to work or running errands,” said Selinger. “Well-maintained streets are important here, across the city and throughout the province. That’s why we are making record investments in municipal infrastructure through Budget 2013."
The province is providing $1.1 million for McGillivray Road rehabilitation work or 50 per cent of the $2.2‑million project which is cost shared with the City of Winnipeg. Work will consist of reconstruction of the base and re-asphalting the east-bound lanes from Irene Street to Pembina Highway, and some intersection improvements to the southbound turn lane at Pembina Highway.
Budget 2013 will invest $19 million to improve 47 residential and regional city streets this year, the premier said, including $4.7 million for 13 projects in southwest Winnipeg:
Mulvey Avenue from Hugo to Cockburn Street North,
Laval Drive from Pasadena Avenue to McMaster Road,
Laidlaw Boulevard from Cuthbertson Avenue to Mountbatten Avenue,
Bryn Mawr Road from Dalhousie Drive to Baylor Avenue,
Garwood Avenue at Stafford Street,
Nesbitt Bay from Crescent Drive to Pembina Highway,
Fleet Avenue from Rockwood Street to Thurso Street,
Oakfield Place at Fairmont Road,
Fairmont Road from Oakfield Place to Grant Avenue,
Rue St. Pierre from Avenue Lemay to Avenue Du Couvent,
Rue St. Pierre from Avenue Ste. Therese to the south end of Rue St. Pierre, and
Corydon Avenue eastbound from Kenaston Boulevard to Centennial Street.
The premier noted that Budget 2013 doubles the province’s investment in Winnipeg’s residential street renewal program, part of a record $194 million investment in Winnipeg infrastructure and transit.
The province has funded other major road priorities in southwest Winnipeg in recent years including:
widening of Kenaston Boulevard and Sterling Lyon Parkway to accommodate IKEA and the Seasons of Tuxedo commercial development,
construction of new Waverly West arterial roads under the Building Canada Fund,
construction of the Kenaston Underpass under the Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund,
full rehabilitation of the Jubilee Overpass,
twinning of McGillivrary Boulevard between Waverly Street and Columbia Boulevard,
widening and renewal of the east- and west-bound spans of the Fort Garry Bridge, and
full rehabilitation of the Osborne Street Bridge including widening of the span.
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June 5, 2013
NEW JUDGE APPOINTED TO PROVINCIAL COURT
Attorney General Andrew Swan today announced the appointment of Anne Krahn to the provincial court.
“Judge Krahn has a strong background in the public service with extensive experience as a Crown attorney provincially and federally,” said Swan. “Her commitment to the law and her community provide a strong foundation for her role as a judge who will serve the interests of Manitobans well.”
Krahn received her law degree from Queen’s University in Kingston in 1990 and her masters in law from Utrecht University in The Netherlands in 2007. She began her career as a provincial Crown attorney serving Thompson and 15 surrounding northern communities. More recently, Krahn was a federal Crown attorney and senior counsel with a focus on criminal matters.
Krahn has provided legal advice and training to numerous branches of government, police, corrections officers and others on many issues. One of her areas of particular interest and expertise is related to the authorized use of wiretaps. She also teaches a course introducing the basic concepts of criminal law at the University of Winnipeg.
In 2011, Krahn was appointed to the Manitoba Developmental Centre’s advisory committee focused on care of long-term residents. She is involved in her community, as a parent volunteer and participant in many fundraising runs.
The new judge was selected from a list of candidates recommended by an independent judicial nominating committee. The committee was chaired by Ken Champagne, the chief judge of the provincial court of Manitoba, and included three community representatives, representatives of the Law Society of Manitoba and the Manitoba branch of the Canadian Bar Association, and a provincial court judge.
The appointment iseffective immediately and an official swearing-in ceremony will be scheduled as soon as possible.