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John Orlikow

Candidate in the 2014 River Heights - Fort Garry Council Ward race.

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Questionnaire Response

Why did you decide to run in the 2014 Winnipeg Civic Election?

I grew up with my family in the Ward and have had the incredible opportunity to serve the community as their City Councillor for the past five years. I have used my experience and skills to improve our neighbourhood including increasing the number of streets and back lanes repaired each year, replacing and enhancing over 15 play structures and recreation fields, ensuring the Waverley Underpass takes traffic out of our neighbourhoods and providing an independent voice on Council that introduced the motion that sent the Fire Hall Fiasco, Police HQ boondoggle and the Real Estate Audit to Manitoba Justice, beginning the process of restoring the public trust in their municipal government.

What experience will you bring to compliment your role as Councillor?

I know how to get things done for our Ward. I have learned how to get motions passed that address the needs of our Ward and how to defeat those that are not in the best interest of the Ward. During my career as a Conflict Manager and School Trustee, I gained the experience and skills needed for the position and my record these last five years are evidence that I remain an independent, balanced and effective voice for the Ward on City Council.

What are some issues that you would like to stand for in your role as Councillor, and why are these issues important to you?

I stand for celebrating the uniqueness of the 20 neighbourhoods that make up the River Heights/Ft. Garry Ward and addressing neighbourhoods’ issues. I already believe that this Ward is an example of urban living in which everyone is safe and welcome. The Ward should be residents’ first choice to live in and, by addressing local issues, they will continue to help us build an even better community.

The common issues that I have been addressing are: - repairing more streets and back lanes, - protecting our urban forest, - improving public spaces including parks and community centres, - improving connectivity, - getting traffic out of residential neighbourhoods, - in-fill guidelines to ensure developments blend into the neighbourhoods they are joining, - making sure that your tax dollars are spent wisely.

What is one thing in particular that you appreciate about the ward you wish to represent?

The people.

The rich history and the people’s connection to their neighbourhood is expressed throughout the Ward as a pride of place which I will continue to work with to make our neighbourhoods even better places for families to grow up and stay.

The incredible talent of the people throughout the Ward is an amazing asset for me as their input and experience are always included in my decision-making process.

This is why I created the Community Connections Strategy that includes “Listening Tours”, an issue and neighbourhood-based web page, E-bulletins sent directly to residents detailing issues that affect their neighbourhoods, numerous town halls and the establishment of advisory groups.

Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?

Much has been accomplished in the last five years as your City Councillor including:

  • Increasing the number of streets, back lanes and sidewalks repaired each year,
  • Making sure an appropriate amount of densification of Academy Road reflects the history and neighbourhood’s love of trees but does not become the new Osborne Village,
  • Creating two of the largest in-fills in Winnipeg that include residential and commercial buildings, green spaces and pathways,
  • Making sure the Waverley Underpass flows traffic around neighbourhoods and is not an over-pass that would push traffic into local neighbourhoods,
  • Making our playgrounds safer and more enjoyable by replacing and/or enhancing over 15 play structures and enhancing green spaces.

My proven record working for you, my experience in getting things done for the Ward and my life-long commitment to the Ward illustrate that I am best person to represent the River Heights/Fort Garry Ward. I ask for your vote to re-elect me your City Councillor on October 22, 2014.


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News that Mentions John Orlikow

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MPI vandalism coverage to only extra $5 per year or less

Friday, 25 September 2015

... average of between 9,000 and 10,000 claims a year over the past five years. Mackintosh acknowledged it was pleas from River Heights residents and Coun. John Orlikow in the spring that motivated MPI to look into the matter. david.larkins@sunmedia.ca.

African centre plans stay parked

Monday, 21 September 2015

John Orlikow (River Heights-Fort Garry) absent, to allow the lot to operate another year. In the meantime, a community group is fundraising to buy the site and eventually build housing and a community centre. Gerbasi expressed concerns the committee ...

Orlikow wary of giving art gallery break on rent

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

The city's property and development committee voted to continue lease negotiations with MDA and have staff report back on the matter in 90 days. But committee chair John Orlikow (River Heights-Fort Garry) warned the city can't always afford to waive ...

Winnipeg's Saturday mosquitofogging schedule (Aug. 29)

Saturday, 29 August 2015

John Orlikow Winnipeg city councillor gets thank-you decades in the making read comments · Annual Christmas Shoebox Drive short on donations · Jets now face the challenge of consistency read comments; 2 suspects in San Bernardino shooting — a man ...

Wise Up Winnipeg says public pressure pushed city to change tune

Saturday, 22 August 2015

There is also an email from traffic management engineer Stephen Chapman suggesting the sign change was in response to a 311 request received by Coun. John Orlikow from a citizen who received a ticket at Grant and Wilton and requested the signage be ...

Cash for Waverley underpass committed

Friday, 31 July 2015

Federal funds are coming from the Building Canada Fund while provincial dollars are coming from the province's five-year infrastructure investment plan. With the announcement comes relief for Coun. John Orlikow (River Heights-Fort Garry) who has been ...

Waverley underpass funding announcement blasted by bullhorn

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Earlier this year, River Heights–Fort Garry Coun. John Orlikow said the design work for an underpass was done but the one thing holding back the start of construction was money. On Thursday, Orlikow said it's been a "long road," but he's pleased the ...

Feds ante up for Waverley underpass

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Feds ante up for Waverley underpass. 0. By Joyanne Pursaga, Winnipeg Sun. First posted: Thursday, July 30, 2015 11:18 AM CDT. A train stalls Waverley Street traffic Friday, March 13, 2015. Councillor John Orlikow is hoping to change all that. Article ...

Chez Sophie owner blames city, bank for bridge restaurant's failure

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

... not happy one, Wild said. "I honestly don't think that we'll be able to stay. We'll have to go back to France." Former city councillor for Saint-Boniface Dan Vandal, and property and planning committee chair Coun. John Orlikow were unavailable for ...

Jewelry store owners face another battle

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

John Orlikow, Russ Wyatt, Jenny Gerbasi and Mike Pagtakhan praised the proposal and disagreed the location of the parking lot created an unfriendly pedestrian environment. Epp said even if the board of adjustment sides with the civic planners at today ...

Bumps on the road

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Wyatt, Jenny Gerbasi (Fort Rouge), Lillian Thomas (Elmwood), John Orlikow (River Heights-Fort Garry), Harvey Smith (Daniel McIntyre) and Dan Vandal (St. Boniface) vote against the swap during an acrimonious debate. Sept. 2, 2009: The city's geomatics ...

Bowman spent $28K less on winning campaign | Winnipeg | News | Winnipeg Sun

Thursday, 16 July 2015

John Orlikow (River Heights-Fort Garry). Total campaign income: $42,198.13; Total period expenses: $40,758.37; Campaign period surplus (deficit): $1,439.76. Matt Allard (St. Boniface). Total campaign income: $46,405.00; Total period expenses: $40,61554 ...

Evening downtown parking decision will wait until winter in Winnipeg | Metro

Thursday, 16 July 2015

A decision on what to do about evening downtown parking in Winnipeg will be delayed until at least December. Council has considered offering parking for free but with two-hour time limits between 5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. for about 900 spots around the MTS ...

City quickly approves land deal with Parmalat

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

John Orlikow told council he wished there had been more time to consider the deal, but noted the deal had to be done to keep Parmalat in Winnipeg. "That risk we are taking is warranted in my opinion, to make sure Parmalat stays here," Orlikow said. Coun.

City committee to judge proposed GWL sign on Osborne

Monday, 06 July 2015

Couns. Jeff Browaty (North Kildonan),; Jenny Gerbasi (Fort Rouge-East Fort Garry), and; John Orlikow (River Heights-Fort Garry). Report Error; Submit a Tip; RefundRefund. You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or ...

Sunday driving limitations on Wellington Crescent ignored by some motorists

Sunday, 05 July 2015

John Orlikow and Daniel McIntyre Coun. Cindy Gilroy have voiced their approval of the motion to reinstate the barricades which must still be approved by council. A vote could take place next week. ashley.prest@freepress.mb.ca. -with files from Aldo ...

City of Winnipeg lets Henderson condo unit go forward

Sunday, 05 July 2015

Resident Glenn Joynt argued the building does not comply with the area's secondary plan because it doesn't protect the area's single-family character, and said he believes the city could be taken to court if the project moves forward. Coun. John ...

One for the books

Saturday, 04 July 2015

Council - John Orlikow, Brian Mayes, Cindy Gilroy, Gord Steeves, in Winnipeg. Mayes was a school trustee in Brandon. Current Brandon city Coun. John LoRegio was once a school trustee in Fort Frances, Ont. MLA: Nancy Allan, Christine Melnick, MaryAnn ...

Residents lose appeal against Henderson Highway condo project

Friday, 03 July 2015

Mike Pagtakhan and John Orlikow, citing the planning department's position, rejected the residents' appeal and approved the project. Resident Glenn Joynt cautioned the committee the city could find itself in court because, contrary to the civic ...

Wyatt, Browaty, Schreyer want to cut active transportation budget to the bone

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Janice Lukes (St. Norbert). Jenny Gerbasi (Fort Rouge – East Fort Garry). Mike Pagtakhan (Point Douglas). Unavailable for comment: Marty Morantz (Charleswood-Tuxedo). Scott Gillingham (St. James-Brooklands-Weston). John Orlikow (River Heights – Fort ...

Fair proposition for city

Monday, 29 June 2015

John Orlikow (River Heights - Fort Garry) was already working on the initiative put forward by Fair Trade Manitoba when Schreyer became aware of it. "We just decided it would be for me to bring forth," Schreyer said. "We figured if Rob Ford in Toronto ...

Jeweller 1, city planners 0: Committee approves building design over ...

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Coun. John Orlikow, chairman of the committee, said he saw no reason to change the neighbourhood plan because the committee didn't think it was appropriate in this instance. Changing the plan, Orlikow (River Heights-Fort Garry) said, could have ...

Rail safety report delayed

Friday, 26 June 2015

"This remains an important safety issue for the residents of St. Boniface," Allard told the committee. Committee chairman Coun. John Orlikow (River Heights-Fort Garry) said the city is currently following development guidelines along rail lines ...

Too many tenants: Councillor wants to crackdown on overcrowded housing near ...

Thursday, 25 June 2015

John Orlikow (River Heights-Fort Garry), the property committee's chair, said those solutions may be pursued. But he'd first prefer to see a report solely devoted to safety issues related to the rental units. "There's horror stories out there about ...

City trying to deal with issue of illegal student housing around U of M

Thursday, 25 June 2015

The administrative report to Friday's property and development committee doesn't propose any solution and there is no recommendation for a next step beyond assessing the current situation. Committee chairman Coun. John Orlikow said he hopes the ...


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