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February 8, 2017

Free Secondary Suites Panel Discussion Offered February 25, 2017

Released: 12:47 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – The City of Winnipeg is pleased to offer a free, interactive panel discussion about building Secondary Suites as part of the City of Winnipeg Housing Speaker Series.

“The panel discussion will help those interested in building a secondary suite understand the building process – from regulations, to funding, to permits, to construction,” says Chief Planner Braden Smith. “Also known as granny suites or in-law suites, secondary suites can create unique opportunities to provide affordable housing and help homeowners pay down their mortgage.”

Participants will learn about attached and detached secondary suites, building code requirements, zoning considerations, property assessment implications, and details of the Province of Manitoba’s financial incentive program.

Panelists will include:

Shannon Greer, Manager Housing Delivery
Province of Manitoba, The Manitoba Housing and Renewal Corporation

Alan Mingaracal, Senior Residential Plan Examiner
City of Winnipeg, Planning, Property and Development

Noah Yauk, Planner
City of Winnipeg, Planning, Property and Development

Steven Ulrich, Private Developer
JSU Properties Ltd.

Chris Loewen, Sales Consultant
Garage Masters

Brad Sveinson, Director, Design and Sales
Character Homes

Refreshments will be provided and seating is limited.

Registration Information:

Title: Secondary Suites Panel Discussion
Date: Saturday, February 25, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: Millennium Library (251 Donald Street), 2nd Floor – Buchwald Room
Cost: Free

Interested participants are invited to register by phone or by email no later than February 17, 2017:

Phone: 204-986-2636

Registrants who require a sign language interpreter to participate, please advise by Friday, February 17, 2017.

For more information on the Secondary Suites Panel Discussion, and for general information about Attached and Detached Secondary Suites, go to:

Statement from Mayor Bowman in Response to Councillor Browaty's Decision to Resign as Chair of the Winnipeg Police Board

Released: 1:18 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – Mayor Brian Bowman made the following statement today in response to Councillor Jeff Browaty's decision to resign as Chair of the Winnipeg Police Board:

I received an email earlier this morning in which Councillor Browaty confirmed his decision to resign as Chair of the Winnipeg Police Board.‎

The Winnipeg Police Board represents a group of community leaders with diverse backgrounds.

The matters raised with me by the Winnipeg Police Board, and the unanimous recommendation they brought forward yesterday, were unprecedented and serious.

My preference was to speak directly to Councillor Browaty in person upon his return about the concerns raised and the unanimous recommendation brought forward to me.

In light of Councillor Browaty’s decision to resign, I will now turn my attention towards identifying a new Chair of the Winnipeg Police Board.

February 8, 2017