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WHO WE ARE Regional Times Growing and working together Vol. 1, No. 1 Fall 2017


Regional Times is a quarterly publication of the The Partnership of the Manitoba Capital Region (PMCR).


Securing our future through regional partnership


Unit 1 - 1749 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 0E6 Phone: 1-204-989-2048 Web: www.manitobacapitalregion.ca Email: info@manitobacapitalregion.ca


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Strategic Initiative Concept Dorothy Dobbie dorothy@pegasuspublications.net


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President Ian Leatt ian.leatt@pegasuspublications.net


Contributors Diane Bastiaanssen, Jennifer David, Diane Gray, Jodi Johnson, Keystone Agricultural Producers, Donna Max- well, Tiffany Melvin, Anthony Militano, Duncan Morrison, Don Procter, Christine Roarke, Bob Sandford, Colleen Sklar, Peter Squire, Courtlyn Suszko, Eric Vogan and Sarah Wallace


Advertising & Sponsorships Contact Jennifer David Winnipeg Metropolitan Region 204-989-2048 communications@manitobacapitalregion.ca


Produced by: Pegasus Publications Inc. 3081 Ness Avenue Winnipeg, MB R2Y 2G3 1-888-680-2008 www.pegasuspublications.net


ISSN 2560-8894 Big City Mayors collaborate to compete . 1, 4


Distributed throughout the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region. If you would like bulk copies of this publication contact us at 1-204-989-2048 or info@ manitobacapitalregion.ca


The publisher reserves the right to withdraw any introductory-free circulation at any time without notice. Reproduction in whole or in part is prohibited without permission in writing to the publisher. Unsolicited manuscripts and photographs should be addressed to The Editor, with an enclosed stamped self-addressed envelope for return.


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Copyright © Pegasus Publications Inc. Fall 2017


Collaboration yields great accomplishments in the Winnipeg Region..................1


Securing our future through regional partnership ..............................3


A changing landscape for health care.......4 Moving around the Winnipeg Metro Region ..4


Manitoba Capital Region Leaders Launch FRS@Open[Axis].........................4


Turning waste into resource ................5 Keeping Manitoba’s economy liquid ........5


St. Andrews leads the way with new waste water system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5


Trade: Beyond borders, beyond politics . . . . .6 www.manitobacapitalregion.ca Regional Times 3


CentrePort Canada – a catalyst for growth ..6 No Beefs, All Bouquets .....................6


Metro region leaders bring North American experts to talk trash .....................7


Red River District – more than a midway ...7


Agriculture is alive in Manitoba’s capital region ...................................8


2017 harvest yields are up and still counting..8


Grand Chief Jerry Daniels – Leader of the Southern Chiefs Organization............9


Barkman Concrete maintains solid foundation .9


Manitoba residents make right recycling choices ..................................9


From manicured to messy: Embracing Mother Nature’s wisdom....................... 10


Thinking about going solar? .............. 11 Puzzle answers........................... 12


Capital Region population growth drives sales .................................. 12


Get ready to Hit The Beach in East St. Paul ... 12


Homes for the Holidays 2017 expecting another sellout ........................ 13


Local brewpub's Manitoba-inspired burger wins award ............................ 13


It’s raining cats and…frogs?............... 14 Puzzles.................................. 14


The initial Capital Region Summit in October 1998, featuring the mayors and reeves of the Manitoba Capital Region. Colleen Sklar, Executive Director PMCR A


ccording to the recently released 2016 Census, Manitoba is one of the fastest growing provinces in


Canada. The current and anticipated growth Manitoba is experiencing is not only concentrated in the City of Winnipeg but is also occurring in many communi- ties across the province, and particularly in the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region. In order to meet the growing demands


as the need for services increase, major cities across North America are increas- ingly approaching economic develop- ment, planning, and infrastructure investment through a regional lens. Te benefits of regional thinking and plan- ning ensure we are investing in develop- ment, service delivery, and infrastructure in a coordinated way, with an eye to the future. As a response to the need for greater


collaboration between communities sur- rounding the city centre, Te Partnership of the Manitoba Capital Region (PMCR) was created in 1998 by then-Mayor Su- san Tompson and other Capital Region leaders such as Rodney Burns, William Danylchuk, Bud Oliver and Bob Stefaniuk to find ways to increase services for all residents’ while being good stewards of tax payer’s dollars. Further to and in support of this impor-


tant early work the Capital Region Review Panel, led by Alan Scarth, delivered Te Final Report of the Capital Region Review -Panel in 1999 outlining the importance of the regional model and identified specific action steps to move this region forward. The recommendations in this report


Although collaboration is challenging,


it is not impossible or new. Across North America, there are 350 regional organi- zations who have rejected the zero-sum mentality and are collaborating to achieve together what cannot be achieved alone maximizing their strength and becoming far more competitive. We don’t have to look far living in the


Winnipeg Metropolitan Region


and the several others that followed are still very relevant and have provided di- rection for the mayors and reeves today as they continue to champion the concept of regional thinking and action. Today leaders from the Winnipeg Re-


gion are having some of the same conver- sations as Mayor Tompson and the early regional champions had. What is different today is that there is momentum, direc- tion by the early champions, enabling legislation and a clear plan. Cities are strong, but as regions, we are


stronger. Embracing capital region think- ing not only makes sense for taxpayers but also heightens our competitive ad- vantage while enhancing service delivery and quality of life for residents. We can all agree we’ve got it pretty good in the Winnipeg Region today, but it’s time to move from good to great, and with region thinking and action we can do just that.


Winnipeg Metropolitan Region with three class one railway connecting us to North American and the world to see what is possible when we collaborate. As Manito- bans and Canadians, throughout our 150 years of shared history and tradition, we have come together and achieved amaz- ing feats in construction and engineering such as our great Canadian Railway and TransCanada highway, moving people and goods to vast reaches, connecting us all. Together, we’ve built an incredible


democracy, which is second to none, that holds our nation together like no other across the globe, and have built a vibrant economy allowing us to punch way above our weight. Tese achievements would not have been possible without vision, hard work and collaboration. Not unlike the nation-building efforts of


the past, collaborations and partnerships work by making us part of a bigger idea. Tinking and acting like a region, will call us to draw on the lessons of the past and approach new challenges and opportu- nities with a common sense strength in numbers approach. An approach that moves us from thinking about what could be possible to achieving what is possible, in turn, securing the future for all of our regional communities.


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