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John Orlikow

Candidate in the River Heights - Fort Garry Councillor Candidates race.

John can be reached on social media, at [email protected], or by calling 204-410-5038.

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Questionnaire Response

John Orlikow - River Heights - Fort Garry

What got you into politics?

I have a lifelong belief in public service. My father and uncle who were devote advocates in our duty to giving back to our community instilled this value in me.   

I love the neighbourhood I represent. I grew up here and have chosen to raise my family here. I have worked hard as the councillor for River Heights-Fort Garry to listen to my constituents, to support their grassroots efforts and to give them a voice at city hall. We have accomplished so much as a community – but there is still work to be done. I have chosen to run again to ensure we can maintain this momentum in the years to come.

What experience will you bring to compliment your role as (Mayor / Councillor / School Trustee)?

I am honoured that the residents of River Heights-Fort Garry elected me as their councillor for the past three terms. I hope this demonstrates their faith in my abilities. However, I do not take this for granted. I know it is my responsibility to always renew their trust in me to represent them fairly, honestly and in a transparent manner. While serving as the councillor for my ward, I was asked to sit as the Deputy Mayor. This added responsibility provided another opportunity for my residents to have a say in how our city as a whole is shaped and to champion issues that are of local concern to a wider audience.

Before serving as a city councillor, I started as an entrepreneur and small business owner, managing companies in recycling, education and conflict resolution. During that time, I became a school trustee with the Winnipeg School Division and finished my tenure as board chair.

What are some issues that you would like to stand for in your role as (Mayor / Councillor / School Trustee), and why are these issues important to you?

I believe in re-investing in River Heights-Fort Garry to keep our historic community a vibrant, safe and active place for all families.

During my time as a city councillor, I’ve heard directly from my constituents that in my ward that we need to focus onmaking our community safer, fixing our streets and sidewalks, investing in our community centers and green spaces, and protecting our trees and the environment.

Should I be re-elected as city councillor, I will continue to advocate and champion these issues.

News that mentions John Orlikow

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Province could be tapped to help fund Winnipeg library safety strategy

June 29, 2023

Winnipeg Free Press - ...to continue screening downtown patrons at least until the city completes a project to redesign the Millennium lobby. Community services chairman John Orlikow told reporters money is in place to support this year’s changes, pending council approval. However, the next budget process will determine if the...

Winnipeg to spend $1.25 million for renovations to 19 community centres – Winnipeg

June 28, 2023

Global News - ...Gardens Vince Leah Whyte Ridge Wildwood Story continues below advertisement “Community centers are the hub of our communities,” said Coun.r John Orlikow, chairperson of the Standing Policy Committee on Community Services. “They provide local programs that allow families to participate in sports...

Winnipeg renews free program to train, certify lifeguards for 2nd year amid national shortage

June 27, 2023

CBC Manitoba - ...pools and will operate as scheduled on the city's website. "We are staffed and ready to go in terms of the number of lifeguards required." Coun. John Orlikow, the chairperson for community services and parks, says typical training costs to become a lifeguard in Winnipeg can hover around $1,500. While...

City extends free lifeguard training to bolster staffing

June 27, 2023

Winnipeg Free Press - ...progress and filling the vacancies at city pools so fewer parents are put on wait lists for swimming lessons for their children,” he said. Coun. John Orlikow, who chairs the community services committee, said last fall’s 16-week program cost about $150,000; the summer program will cost about the same. ...

City to test green light pilot project for emergency vehicles

June 12, 2023

CTV - ...project that would see emergency vehicles get priority when seconds count. “It saves lives, pure and simple," said Protection Committee Chair John Orlikow. It’s known as emergency vehicle pre-emption or EVP. Fire trucks and ambulances approaching a signalized intersection would trigger the lights to...

City to test green-light project for emergency vehicles

June 2, 2023

Winnipeg Free Press - ...seeking a contractor to conduct a one-year “small-scale” pilot project involving some intersections, a new request for proposals reveals. Coun. John Orlikow, chairman of council’s community services committee, said the technology is an important piece of ensuring critical response times are as quick as...

‘A huge issue’: City asked to curb growing cat population in Winnipeg

May 31, 2023

CTV - ...this TNR (trap-neuter-return) stuff, spay and neuter these cats and take care of them,” said Leland Gordon with Animal Services. Committee chair John Orlikow raised concerns about what could happen if someone was permitted the option of housing the community cats in a backyard. "The neighbourhood may not...

Mayor wants ring of 24/7 shelters around Downtown Winnipeg

May 30, 2023

CTV - ...which he says will help get those experiencing homelessness out of bus shelters and into safe spaces. Mayor Scott Gillingham along with Coun. John Orlikow have put forward a motion to city council which would allocate $1 million to invest in shelters for the city's homeless community. He said while...

Council eyes funding for 24/7 safe spaces in Winnipeg

May 30, 2023

CBC Manitoba - ...more 24/7 safe spaces. It would also create a new extreme weather alert system for agencies serving unhoused people. The motion brought by Coun. John Orlikow (River Heights-Fort Garry) and Mayor Scott Gillingham would increase funding to two existing safe spaces at the Magnus Eliason Recreation Centre in...

City eyes permanent public washroom hours options

May 25, 2023

Winnipeg Free Press - ...lot… and not seeing people in distress (because they have to) urinate or defecate in public… The whole area is so much cleaner.” Coun. John Orlikow, head of council’s community services committee, said he’d still prefer the washroom operate 24 hours, but more discussion is needed to...

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