What to know in St. Norbert-Seine River ward before Winnipeg's election
No one signed up to run against incumbent — which means Markus Chambers gets another term at city hall
Residents in Winnipeg's southernmost ward won't get a chance to vote for their city councillor this election.
St. Norbert-Seine River Coun. Markus Chambers, who is in his first term, will hold on to his seat at city hall for another four years after no one signed up to run against him before the deadline passed on Sept. 20.
The suburban ward, most of which is located past the city's south Perimeter Highway, includes neighbourhoods like River Park South, Fort Richmond and St. Norbert.
People in St. Norbert-Seine River will still head to the polls with the rest of Winnipeg on Oct. 26 to vote for a new mayor and school trustees.
Council candidates are also on the ballot in 13 of the city's 15 wards. Coun. Devi Sharma in north Winnipeg's Old Kildonan ward was also acclaimed.
In the 2018 election, less than half of the people eligible to vote in St. Norbert-Seine River — just over 45 per cent — cast a ballot for their ward's council seat, data from the city clerk's office shows.
Here's what else you need to know about St. Norbert-Seine River's next four years.
Markus Chambers is walking into his second term as councillor. He was first elected in a wide-open 2018 race in the ward, which was created following boundary changes before the last election and had no incumbent.
He's believed to be Winnipeg's first Black councillor. Chambers has taken on several council positions since being elected, including deputy mayor and chair of the Winnipeg Police Board.
Chambers says he'll work to improve safety and core services, increase opportunities for equity and inclusion and promote tourism in Winnipeg.
He says he'll also push for better relationships between the city and other levels of government and open dialogue between residents and his office at city hall.
- Daniel McIntyre
- Elmwood-East Kildonan
- Fort Rouge-East Fort Garry
- North Kildonan
- Old Kildonan
- Point Douglas
- River Heights-Fort Garry
- St. Boniface
- St. James
- St. Vital
- Waverley West