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September 28, 2017


Statement from Mayor Bowman on Canadian Aerospace Dispute

Released: 11:08 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – Mayor Bowman issued the following statement today regarding the Boeing/Bombardier trade dispute:

“Yesterday, Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard stated that “Not a bolt, not a part, of course not a plane of Boeing” should be entering Canada until this conflict is resolved.
His comments do not appear to acknowledge the reality that Quebec is not the only province affected by this dispute.

Winnipeg is the largest aerospace centre in Western Canada—the third-biggest in the country—with a concentration of skilled labour that’s twice the national average. Manitoba’s Aerospace sector is primarily export driven and an integral part of the global trade market. We are home to a number of major sector players including Boeing, General Electric, Magellan and Standard Aero, among others. Over the last 10 years in Winnipeg alone, aerospace companies have shipped more than $3 billion in product exports, including $400 million in exports to emerging markets where Winnipeg companies help meet growing global demand for aircraft and aircraft parts.

The ramifications of this dispute go far beyond any one organization or region of the country. This is about the Canadian Aerospace sector as a whole. Cooler heads need to prevail so we can continue to collectively find ways to grow this sector, not obstruct it. As I have said before, protectionist policies do not benefit us or the United States and we need to keep our borders open to trade. While I respect that the Premier of Quebec is going to stand up for jobs in Quebec, his comments are an oversimplification of the dispute and are not helpful for the Canadian Aerospace sector as a whole.”

Winnipeg Goldeyes Recognized With Honourary Street Naming

Released: 11:31 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – Today, Mayor Bowman announced the honourary renaming of Portage Avenue East from Main Street to Westbrook Street as "Winnipeg Goldeyes Way" in recognition of the Winnipeg Goldeyes' second consecutive American Association Championship win.

“Winning a single championship series like this is incredible,” said Mayor Brian Bowman. “Winning back-to-back championships, however, is certainly an achievement worthy of special recognition from our city.”

“Congratulations to all the players, management, and staff of the Winnipeg Goldeyes ball club on this extraordinary accomplishment,” said Mayor Bowman. “You have represented Winnipeg well, and made us all proud!”

Mayor Bowman noted the Winnipeg Goldeyes ball club is an exemplary community organization who adds to the vibrancy of the community in many ways outside of the ballpark through their programs such as the Community Zone, the Field of Dreams Foundation as well as mascot appearances at various events in the community throughout the season. This year’s championship marks back-to-back championship wins and the third championship in six years.

“The Winnipeg Goldeyes are thrilled to be honoured in such a manner by our great city,” said Mr. Sam Katz, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Goldeyes. “I cannot be more proud of our players, coaches, and staff on winning-back-to-back championships. It’s extremely difficult to simply make the playoffs in the American Association, let alone to win a championship. Winning two in a row and three in the last six years is a testament to hard work and commitment to excellence from everyone within the organization.”

Honourary “Winnipeg Goldeyes Way” signs will be installed today and will remain in place for the next five years after which they will be donated to the Goldeyes organization.

Reminder: recycling, garbage and yard waste collection schedules are changing for some residents next week

Released: 2:25 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – Residents are reminded that recycling, garbage and yard waste collection schedules are changing for some next week. Changes will take effect starting Monday, October 2, 2017.

All residents should have received a notice in the mail to advise them of their collection day. Residents can also visit City of Winnipeg – Collection Day or download the free My Waste app to find out if their collection day is changing and to set collection reminders.

All residents are reminded to put their carts and yard waste out before 7 a.m. on their collection day, and keep the carts at least an arm’s length apart and away from other obstacles.

The changes are related to a new seven-year collection contract. The City is confident that the new collection contract, which is shared between two different contractors, will be more efficient and provide the best possible collection service for the City and its residents. Collection service for City metal bins will not be changing at this time.

For more information about recycling, garbage and yard waste collection, residents are encouraged to:

September 28, 2017