2014 Winnipeg Civic Election

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Janice Lukes

Candidate in the 2014 St. Norbert Council Ward race.

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Why did you decide to run in the 2014 Winnipeg Civic Election?

I have a 14 year solid track record of getting the job done. I'm far more than election promises! I have been raising money for community projects, project managing and getting results for the community. I have raised $65 million for community projects – and in doing so have gained invaluable expertise and skills that I we need on City Council. I’ve gained extensive experience through my years being self-employed in business and in leadership and advisory roles.

I want to share this experience at City Hall to give back and continue improving our community in south Winnipeg – St. Norbert Ward. My community work over the years has had a tremendously positive impact in south Winnipeg – St. Norbert ward and I know as City Councillor, I can continue improving the quality of life in our community.

I’ve spent 14 years learning about the City / Province and Federal governments as an infrastructure fundraiser and activist, of all the candidates running – I am by far am the most experienced in these areas. This experience will serve south Winnipeg – St. Norbert Ward well.

What experience will you bring to compliment your role as Councillor?

I have a proven track record of getting the job done: http://janicelukes.ca/experience/

I am a trained infrastructure fundraiser and have raised over $65 Million for community projects. In doing this – I have gained invaluable expertise working with ALL levels of governments and funding programs (Building Canada Fund / Manitoba Rural Infrastructure Fund / Economic Stimulus Fund / etc) I have 15 years’ experience running a successful business.

I am an IAP2 Canada Public Participation Certified Practitioner with extensive experience in the field of public participation. I am a graduate of the University of Manitoba Asper School of Business Mid Management program and a Red River College Business Administration Graduate. I’ve worked with over 50 community groups in the ward (St. Norbert Farmers Market, Pembina Trails School Division, Parent Committees, Community Centers, St. Norbert BIZ and more) The experience of working with not for profits and volunteer organizations is invaluable.

Of all the candidates running – I am the only one that has brought community concerns to City Hall over 60 times. I’ve presented at every committee possible advocating for many of the groups I work for. I’ve been recognized by many organizations for the community work over the years: http://janicelukes.ca/endorsements/

What are some issues that you would like to stand for in your role as Councillor, and why are these issues important to you?

  1. Resolving the student housing challenges in our communities around the University of Manitoba. The impact student housing shortages is having on the core fabric of our community.

  2. Improving maintenance services being provided to the Waverley West community that is billed as ‘the cutting edge model of new urbanism’.

  3. Ensuring the Basic core City services are provided (snow removal / fixing roads)

  4. Efficient and safe transportation: improving traffic flow, transit service into new and existing communities, and increasing active and age friendly trails transportation safety around schools and on our streets for all users, including children, seniors, pedestrians and bicyclists.

  5. Recreational facilities: improving recreational facilities infrastructure and programming to accommodate the diversity of our growing neighbourhoods, with a specific focus on securing a South Winnipeg regional recreational centre and ensuring the completion of the Jonathon Toews CC field house.

  6. Economic growth: working towards securing sustained and strategic investments in infrastructure to grow our economy, and focusing on a capital region economic-growth strategy.

  7. Improving corporate governance and accountability at City Hall.

What is one thing in particular that you appreciate about the ward you wish to represent?

South Winnipeg - St. Norbert Ward is one of the fastest growing areas of the city - but we must grow SMARTER and not jsut BIGGER. We must work towards a sustainable and liveable community that provides a safe and secure high quality of life, and efficient transportation system, robus economic development opportunities and social equity. I have the experience and proven track record of collaborating with multiple levels of goverments and community organizations to work towards smarter development and growth in south Winnipeg. I am very appreciative of the great cultural diversity we have in south Winnipeg and would be extremely proud to represent residents at City Hall.

Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?

I ask that every voter takes at least 10 minutes to look at the candidates websites. To look for the work they have actually accomplished in the community. Politicians can make a lot of 'promises' - I am more than promises - I have a 14 year track record of extensive community work. This work has brought me a level of experience that no other candidates has.

I've also been recognized for my extensive community work with the following awards: - Presidents’ Council Award – Manitoba School Board Association 2014 – Nominated by the Pembina Trails School Division Board of Trustees, - Queen Elizabeth II Gold Jubilee Medal 2012 – for outstanding and exemplary contributions to community. - Premier’s Volunteer Service Award 2012 – from the Premier of Manitoba for contribution to the quality of community life. - YMCA‐WYCA Woman of Distinction Award 2012 – for unique contributions to the development of others in our community - Active School Champion Award 2012 – for outstanding commitment and work in developing Active and Safe Routes to School in the community


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Monday, 28 December 2015

Janice Lukes, council's public works chair, said Monday. “If people want to help, it (would be) voluntary.” Lukes (South Winnipeg-St. Norbert) hopes a Snow Angels program using high school volunteers to clear snow can improve paths without any new ...

Bombshell lawsuit shocks Winnipeg councillors

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

City councillors Janice Lukes and Brian Mayes say they were surprised to learn the contents of a City of Winnipeg lawsuit against engineering giant AECOM Canada and nine other companies over damages that occurred years ago at the $300 million Deacon ...

'Let's Talk' brainwashing

Tuesday, 01 December 2015

The bulk of it is a 2 1/2 minute YouTube video with politicians like Bowman and councillors Marty Morantz and Janice Lukes providing clumsy political commentary on their budget views, as well as some bullet-point propaganda on how the city is ...

Politics 204 for Nov. 13

Friday, 13 November 2015

Janice Lukes is blaming the 10-acre compost run by Samborski Garden Supply for fouling the neighbourhood air when the city operates a 2,200-acre landfill in the same area. Immigration: Both Premier Greg Selinger and Immigration Minister Erna Braun ...

Waverley West recreational campus takes first step

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

That investment would still require council approval. "This area of town is under-serviced and needs recreation," said Coun. Janice Lukes (South Winnipeg-St. Norbert). Lukes noted the current population of Waverley West alone is 30,000, which is ...

Sharma reelected speaker; other committees appointed

Wednesday, 04 November 2015

Finance: Marty Morantz (chair), Janice Lukes, Scott Gillingham. Public works: Janice Lukes (chair), Devi Sharma, Cindy Gilroy, Shawn Dobson. Innovation: Jeff Browaty (chair), John Orlikow, Cindy Gilroy, and Marty Morantz. Property and development ...

Coun. Devi Sharma reelected as speaker, committee councillors named

Wednesday, 04 November 2015

Finance. Chairman Marty Morantz and Couns. Janice Lukes (South Winnipeg-St. Norbert) and Scott Gillingham (St. James-Brooklands-Weston). Public Works. Chairwoman Janice Lukes and Couns. Sharma, Cindy Gilroy (Daniel McIntyre) and Shawn Dobson ...

Winnipeg committee OKs report recommending snowclearing status quo

Tuesday, 03 November 2015

A Winnipeg council committee has approved a city report that recommends sticking with private contractors for most of the city's snow-clearing work. The public works committee approved the city administration report on Tuesday, following hours of ...

Wyatt wants backlane windrows cleared

Tuesday, 03 November 2015

“Frankly, this is insulting the intelligence of readers and policy makers.” Coun. Janice Lukes (South Winnipeg-St. Norbert) said the city has honed its system over decades and offers “very good” value. And despite recent suggestions from consultants to ...

Winnipeg snow removal debate goes before city council

Tuesday, 03 November 2015

Janice Lukes, chair of the public works committee, said she agrees with that assessment. The current 80-20 per cent split between private and public plowing business is probably the best option for the municipality, she added. Lukes said that Winnipeg ...

Executive policy committee largely unchanged

Monday, 02 November 2015

On Oct. 28, Bowman announced his executive policy committee (EPC) would retain the same members, albeit with some new duties. Couns. Jeff Browaty (North Kildonan), Janice Lukes (South Winnipeg-St. Norbert), Mike Pagtakhan (Point Douglas), John ...

Politics 204 for October 30

Friday, 30 October 2015

Janice Lukes addressed the report Friday morning, stating it shows there is "room for improvement." An apology: The Sayisi Dene are about to vote on a deal that could see prime minister-designate Justin Trudeau offer a national apology for their forced ...

Chair of innovation among new council roles doled out

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Janice Lukes (St. Norbert): chair of infrastructure renewal and public works, acting deputy mayor; Coun. Brian Mayes (St. Vital): chair of water and waste, riverbank management and the environment; Coun. Marty Morantz (Charleswood-Tuxedo): chair of ...

Same names, new titles for EPC committee members

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

In an announcement Wednesday afternoon, Bowman said he wasn't making any changes to the make-up of the executive policy committee, who are the chairmen of council's standing committees. Coun. Janice Lukes remains acting deputy mayor, to go along ...

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Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Janice Lukes says it's “mind-boggling” that there was no plan to build one when council OK'd the new neighbourhood. She asked the city's property committee today why they haven't received a status report she requested in January on plans for recreation ...

Build Waverley West a community centre

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Janice Lukes (South Winnipeg-St. Norbert) expressed frustration at Tuesday's property and development committee meeting that her January request for a report on developing a regional community recreation campus for the area has still not been completed ...

Marion Street interchange project 'likely dead': public works committee chairwoman

Thursday, 08 October 2015

Janice Lukes (South Winnipeg-St. Norbert), said the Marion project is likely dead now that the ward councillor, Matt Allard, has come out against it, too. Lukes said the public works department will bring the project to the committee for consideration ...

Eadie calls out Canada Post in plowing predicament

Tuesday, 06 October 2015

But Janice Lukes (South Winnipeg-St. Norbert), chair of the public works committee, noted the matter isn't under municipal jurisdiction, since Canada Post is a federal Crown corporation. If Winnipeggers have an issue in accessing a mailbox, they should ...

Councillor wants city to fine Canada Post if windrows not cleared around ...

Tuesday, 06 October 2015

A city report said Canada Post is responsible for making sure snow is cleared. But it doesn't appear the city will go after the mail giant. Public Works Chair Janice Lukes said if people can't get to their mail boxes, they should call Canada Post or ...

Bus backlog could continue into winter

Tuesday, 06 October 2015

Janice Lukes, the city's public works chair, said she would be open to Transit requests to purchase more vehicles in the upcoming city budget process. “I'm hugely supportive of buses in a city like Winnipeg so we can improve our bus service ... and ...

Canada Post should clear snow around mailboxes, councillor says

Tuesday, 06 October 2015

Janice Lukes, chairwoman of the public works committee, said the city will not clear snow windrows from community mailboxes. "That's Canada Post's job," Lukes (South Winnipeg- St. Norbert) told reporters Tuesday. "Canada Post has to make the mailboxes ...

Councillor wants city to hold Canada Post accountable for mailbox accessibility

Tuesday, 06 October 2015

A city report said Canada Post is responsible for making sure snow is cleared. But it doesn't appear the city will go after the mail giant. Public Works Chair Janice Lukes said if people can't get to their mail boxes, they should call Canada Post, or ...

Winnipeg city councillors looking to improve La Barriere Park

Friday, 25 September 2015

Two Winnipeg city councillors are seeking public input on the future of La Barriere Park. The park is located just outside the city limits in the RM of Ritchot. It is not part of any Winnipeg ward. St. Norbert city councillor Janice Lukes says many ...

Winnipeg city councillors looking to improve Labarriere Park

Friday, 25 September 2015

Two Winnipeg city councillors are seeking public input on the future of Labarriere Park. The park is located just outside the city limits in the Rural Municipality of Ritchot. It is not part of any Winnipeg ward. St. Norbert city councillor Janice ...

A tale of two crosswalks

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

From left: Winnipeg South Coun. Janice Lukes, St. Vital Coun. Brian Mayes, Riel MLA Christine Melnick and Seine River MLA Theresa Oswald pay homage to the Fab Four at the new crosswalk at the intersection of Dakota Street and the South St. Vital Trail.


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