Winnipeg votes 2018: Waverley West ward profile
Janice Lukes has been acclaimed as councillor for the city's newest ward
- About the ward
- News stories from Waverley West
- Meet the councillor
- See what the councillor says on key issues
- More ward profiles from CBC Manitoba
Winnipeggers will go to the polls on Oct. 24 to elect a mayor and city councillors — but voters in the city's newest electoral ward already know who their councillor will be.
Coun. Janice Lukes, who currently represents the South Winnipeg-St. Norbert ward, was acclaimed in Waverley West, as no other candidates registered to run there in the 2018 election.
The new south Winnipeg ward of Waverley West was created in one of the city's fastest-growing areas after a city commission set new boundaries for this year, essentially cutting in half the massive South Winnipeg-St. Norbert ward (which previously had a population of 68,112 — 45 per cent larger than the average for the city's wards).
That created the new Waverley West ward (with a population of 44,006, according to 2016 census data) and the renamed St. Norbert-Seine River ward.
Waverley West in the news
Meet the councillor
Janice Lukes was self-employed for over 25 years, prior to being elected to Winnipeg city council in 2014. She has also worked as an infrastructure fund development consultant for several organizations.
What the councillor says on key issues
Questions in this section were among those voters in the ward said they wanted asked of the councillor. Responses have been edited and condensed.
Some residents in your neighbourhood say they want a community centre. What are you doing about that?
We have purchased land east of Kenaston and south of the new Bison Boulevard. I have secured funding to do an area structure plan. This determines things like water, sewer and power lines. I have also secured more than $11 million towards the structure itself.
Why was the fountain [at Bridgwater Lakes] shut down [earlier than usual] this year?
That fountain is getting structural repairs to the paving stones — they shifted.
More CBC Manitoba election ward profiles:
- 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. Norbert-Seine River
- St. Vital
Journalism students from Red River College's creative communications program have prepared profiles of each city of Winnipeg ward ahead of the 2018 civic election for CBC Manitoba. Read all of our election 2018 coverage here.