Sean Kavanagh

Civic affairs - city hall reporter

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Sean has had a chance to live in some of Canada's other beautiful places (Whistler, B.C., and Lake of the Woods, Ont.) as well as in Europe and the United States. In more than 15 years of reporting, Sean has covered some of the seminal events in Manitoba, from floods to elections, including as the CBC's provincial affairs reporter.

Latest from Sean Kavanagh

City should turf proposal to end garbage pickup, condo owners group says

A group representing condominium owners says a city budget recommendation to cut garbage collection at some multi-family buildings should be trashed.

Union says city wasting money delaying garbage pick-up pilot project

Two years of negotiations have led to no agreement between the city and CUPE 500 on a garbage collection pilot program.

New garbage trucks sit idle as pilot pickup project in limbo

A fleet of brand-new garbage trucks is sitting idle in a garage expanded just to house them, but a pilot project to put them on the streets is still not done and could trigger a second labour battle between the city and one of its biggest unions.

Winnipeg mayor says city will have 6 rapid transit lines, but 'thinking is evolving' on how to deliver them

Mayor Brian Bowman says there will be six rapid transit lines into Winnipeg's downtown and even though they may not have dedicated roadways, the changes contemplated in a transit study still meet the election promises he made in 2014.

Should Winnipeg take another swing at getting out of the golf business?

Economic development chair John Orlikow thinks it's time to talk about how many golf courses the City of Winnipeg owns.

City of Winnipeg must cut red tape to operate closer to 'speed of business,' industry groups say

A report on reducing red tape at the City of Winnipeg shows some improvements, but business and construction groups say there is much more work to be done.

Safety shields now installed on 3/4 of Winnipeg Transit buses

The stabbing death of a Transit driver in 2017 prompted a program to install safety shields to protect operators. The city of Winnipeg has installed 476 shields with 165 buses still waiting for the equipment.

October snow and ice storm batters Winnipeg city finances for 2019

The City of Winnipeg will draw $1.1 million from its fiscal reserve fund to balance its books. The massive snow storm in October sucked what might have been a surplus out of its books.

Historic designation threatens development, say Canad Inns owners

The owners of Canad Inns hotel chain say a historical designation on the Somerset Building on Portage Avenue could stymie plans the company has to develop and connect its four properties in the downtown.

Judicial investigation could allow fresh look at police HQ scandal

Provincial Municipal Affairs Minister Rochelle Squires says she will "look into" changing Manitoba's Municipal Act, which could allow the city of Winnipeg to request a judicial investigation of the police headquarters scandal — and potentially answer many lingering questions.

Protesters splash Winnipeg city hall with concerns over possible cuts to aquatics

Brandishing pool noodles and sucking on popsicles, dozens of bathing-suit-clad members of the Budget for All coalition attempted to splash cold water on proposed cuts to the city's aquatics programs and facilities.

'We can build best-in-class,' Winnipeg mayor says in state of the city address

During his Friday state of the city address, Brian Bowman promised to deliver a balanced preliminary budget on March 6, establish a policy for newcomers to the city and improve the city's sustainability goals
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Winnipeg recycling facility can take more — but not all items thrown in blue bin are welcome

The GFL Environmental facility sorts all of the contents of Winnipegger's blue recycling bins, but not everything that is pitched in can be used somewhere else.

City parkade demolition begins as Market Lands development waits approval

After months of clearing out the interior and prepping the site, the first visible signs of demolition are happening at the city parkade in the Exchange, making way for a re-development of an entire block of the neighbourhood.

Premier Brian Pallister, Mayor Brian Bowman will meet with PM during cabinet's Winnipeg retreat

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will meet with Manitoba's premier and Winnipeg's mayor during a three-day cabinet retreat scheduled to begin in the city this Sunday.