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Micheal Wiens - Mynarski
Why did you decide to run in the 2018 (Winnipeg Civic Election / School Board Election)?
I choose to run for the council seat in Mynarski to better serve the ward. I have lived in the ward my entire life and I have witnessed the gradual decline of our parks and infrastructure. I am not going to let the North End die, while I am still alive. The current representative for council has lost the confidence of the ward and fails to work in partnership with the rest of the city council. You need to work together with the residents and the other councilors to achieve positive results for for our city and more importantly the Myarski ward. I will use my 30 years of experience running my own group of companies to create lasting partnerships with residents and council members. As a truly independent candidate, I have the freedom to represent ALL members of our ward with equality. I am not a pawn of a political party or organized group. Growing up in our ward I have the memories of a time when there was a vibrant business culture in the ward, I feel I am best positioned to bring it back for this and future residents.
What experience will you bring to complement your role as (Mayor / Councillor / School Trustee)?
I have a level of experience that will serve the ward better that current and past councilors. For 30 years I have run a company from it’s inception. We are in the service industry and I am well aware that unless you are the best at what you do the free market will decide how long you will be around. The skills I have acquired in 30 years will serve this ward well as the ability to listen to both staff and customers is a trait that has been the tool which has caused us to grow every year. Creating a positive consensus with other members of council is vital when we need their support for our ward improvements. Our current councilor has alienated the other council members to the point where they don’t want to work with him, and therefore he can’t implement improvements for our ward.
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 have talked to residents, neighbors, and business owners in the ward and the needs are actually quite common.
The neglect or our roads and public infrastructure need to come to an end. Making excuses for issues like brown water and just hoping we will except it have to stop. We have to invest in our public buildings and parks, many of the city owned properties have fallen into disrepair under the current council with no real timeline planned to effect refurbishment. The current council is wasting valuable time and money debating on weather to open a perfectly functioning intersection. I would prioritize core city services to receive the funds and attention they require.
The planning department is carving up our neighborhoods at a alarming rate despite community opinion. The city is subdividing residential lots to “create density” to create new city lots that they can tax. When local residents appear at the city meeting to voice their opposition, they are told that this is the direction that the department is going to move forward with despite neighbourhood opposition. This is not the way we build neighborhoods. I will provide support to residents who want to keep their neighborhoods livable.
What is something that you appreciate about the (City of Winnipeg / the ward / the school ward or school division) you wish to represent?
I really enjoy the community of the North End. Beautifully tree lined streets, neighbors who help each other as well as look out for one another. I appreciate the value of our ward as it pertains to livability. Our proximity to local schools and shops is to be envied by other parts of the city. We have a vibrant volunteer spirit and when called upon North end citizens respond with enthusiasm.
This is why I choose to live here.
Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?
I feel it is time that our ward stops electing people who want this position as a career. I have spent 30 years in the private sector creating jobs and delivering service.
The city council needs a wide arrange of people with different skills to manage the entity that is the city of Winnipeg. I have spent 30 years acquiring these skills and I hope to put them in use if elected.
News that mentions Micheal Wiens
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October 14, 2018
CBC Manitoba - ...join Motkaluk at a press conference on Monday. Eadie faces re-election challenges from three candidates in Mynarski: Dave Capar, Greg Littlejohn and Micheal Wiens. Schreyer endorsed Motkaluk earlier this month when she pledged to replace the Louise Bridge. Browaty endorsed Motkaluk when she announced her...
October 1, 2018
Winnipeg Free Press - ...your trial! To continue reading, we recommend our Read Now Pay Later membership. Simply add a form of payment and pay only 27¢ per article. Micheal Wiens was born and raised in the North End and was highly involved with the Luxton Community Centre as a child. He graduated from St. John’s High School...
‘The North End is kinda forgotten’: Mynarski residents want city to tackle bedbug problems, meth use
September 30, 2018
CBC Manitoba - ...Ross Eadie, who has held the seat since 2010, is running against coach and life mentor Dave Capar, lawyer Greg Littlejohn and DLM Group owner Micheal Wiens. Strauski says extermination is expensive and it seems that when it happens, someone often moves back in with bedbugs and the cycle starts all...
September 20, 2018
Ici Radio Canada / CBC Francais - ...Meilleur, Jeff Palmer, Sherri Rollins, Bryanna Spina, Michael Thompson et Harry Wolbert Mynarsky David Capar, Ross Eadie, Greg Littlejohn et Micheal Wiens Kildonan-Nord Jeff Browaty et Andrew Podolecki Old Kildonan Brad Gross, Devi Sharma et Kaur Sidhu Point Douglas Dean Koshelanyk, Filippo...
September 19, 2018
CBC Manitoba - ...north Main Street. (Jeff Stapleton/CBC) There are four candidates running for election in the ward: Dave Capar, Ross Eadie, Greg Littlejohn and Micheal Wiens. In the 2014 election, 10,198 people — or 37 per cent of eligible voters — cast a vote. Ross Eadie received over half the ballots, with 6,565...
September 19, 2018
Global News - ...Fort Garry: Peter Koroma Harry Wolbert Sherri Rollins Michael Thompson Stephanie Meilleur Bryanna Spina Jeff Palmer Mynarski: Ross Eadie Micheal Wiens Greg Littlejohn David Capar North Kildonan: Jeff Browaty Andrew Podolecki Old Kildonan: Devi Sharma Brad Gross Kaur Sidhu Point Douglas: ...
September 18, 2018
Winnipeg Sun - ...Garry Michael Thompson Peter Koroma Sherri Rollins Jeff Palmer Bryanna Spina Harry Wolbert Stephanie Meilleur Mynarski Greg Littlejohn Micheal Wiens Ross Eadie Dave Capar North Kildonan Jeff Browaty Andrew Podolecki Old Kildonan Kaur Sidhu Devi Sharma Bradley Gross Point Douglas Dean...
August 13, 2018
Winnipeg Sun - ...Fort Garry Peter Koroma Harry Wolbert Sherri Rollins Michael Thompson Stephanie Meilleur Bryanna Spina Jeff Palmer Mynarski x-Ross Eadie Micheal Wiens North Kildonan x-Jeff Browaty Old Kildonan x-Devi Sharma Brad Gross Point Douglas Vivian Santos Kate Sjoberg Dean Koshelanyk Filippo...