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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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Habitat development gets OK, despite opposition

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Committee chair John Orlikow said the development meets a need. “At the end of the day, this is an old police station, it's in a quite isolated lot,” he said. “It's going to allow some affordable housing to come into play and Winnipeg, as we know, is ...

Council to vote on bike route barricades

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

John Orlikow and Daniel McIntyre Coun. Cindy Gilroy voiced their approval of the motion from the city centre community committee, which called for the barricades to return along the four designated streets. Lyndale Drive, Scotia Street, Wellington ...

Bike barricades back?

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

John Orlikow (River Heights-Fort Garry) told the committee on Tuesday that cyclists and pedestrians are frequently put in danger on the Wellington Crescent while the barricades are absent. "Not only are we seeing more cars, we're actually seeing them ...

Bike route barricades get green light from city committee

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

John Orlikow said tempers are flaring as the number of cars ignoring signs intended to limit traffic is increasing on Sundays and holidays. "Not only are there an excessive amount of cars that are using Wellington Crescent, way more than before, but ...

Sport Manitoba wins appeal to build addition

Monday, 22 June 2015

But the city's downtown development committee voted unanimously Monday, with Coun. John Orlikow (River Heights-Fort Garry) absent, to allow the current design of the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre at 145 Pacific Ave. Organizers appear to have ...

Breaking b(re)ad: Wyatt stands by $3K restaurant expenses

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Breaking bread to improve business relations is a move one councillor stands by. Coun. Russ Wyatt (Transcona) is sure the roughly $3,000 of his ward allowance he invested in meals in the first four months of this year will pay off in networking. "If ...

Sod to be turned on new outdoor learning space

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Jenny Gerbasi (Fort Rouge-East Fort Garry), John Orlikow (River Heights-Fort Garry) and Cindy Gilroy (Daniel McIntyre) at City Centre Community Committee. The new residential development by StreetSide Developments is adjacent to the Southwest Rapid ...

Signs of democracy

Thursday, 11 June 2015

John Orlikow), called the Committee's finding against the proposed sign "one of the easiest (appeals) I've seen." That would be because of the appellants' thorough, compelling arguments… and that there were appellants at all. The appeal committee ...

CentreVenture review delayed

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

John Orlikow (River Heights-Fort Garry), who is leading a committee on the matter, said the group needs more time to address the workings of CentreVenture Development Corporation. CentreVenture was recently denied $3.75 million in settlement cash ...

Condemnation of True North project wellintentioned, says council member

Tuesday, 02 June 2015

But two members of Bowman's executive policy committee said council made the right decision in questioning how the True North deal came together. Couns. John Orlikow and Brian Mayes said council was correct to question how CentreVenture conducts its ...

City keeping Carlton cash

Tuesday, 02 June 2015

John Orlikow (River Heights-Fort Garry) said CentreVenture's current mode of business isn't sustainable and may be reviewed along with its mandate. “When you're doing land assemblies, you buy the business as well as the land while the (purchaser you ...

Farm land inside Winnipeg dwindling, committee votes for review

Tuesday, 02 June 2015

Winnipeg's property and planning committee approved two motions that may eventually have far-reaching implications for land use in the city. The first looks at concerns among Winnipeg's agricultural community. Currently, 29 per cent of Winnipeg's land ...

Young's surface parking lot can stay

Tuesday, 02 June 2015

The business was able to convince two committee members, councillors John Orlikow (River Heights-Fort Garry) and Mike Pagtakhan (Point Douglas), that the lot built in 2001 without a proper permit was critical to the grocery business. Young's Trading ...

Perfumery to stay in Wolesley after community rallies

Thursday, 28 May 2015

“I would lose my livelihood and Winnipeg will lose the only working perfumery in North America, for reasons I don't truly understand,” O'Malley said to the appeals committee, which included Couns. John Orlikow, Jenny Gerbasi and Mike Pagtakhan.

Today at city hall: Council supports deal with YMYWCA for 3 new facilities

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

John Orlikow expressed concern over the plan, saying he feared city hall would be "contracting out" its recreation services to the Y without any input on the programming it would offer. Orlikow also said it appears the city would be subsidizing ...

Parking lot gets green light

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

City councillors -- committee chairman Brian Mayes, John Orlikow, Jeff Browaty and Jenny Gerbasi -- voted unanimously to allow the parking lot but there were reservations expressed. Gerbasi (Fort Rouge-East Fort Garry) was reluctant to support the ...

Committee endorses pedestrian crossings over Seine

Monday, 25 May 2015

Support is growing at city hall for the construction of pedestrian crossing over the Seine River. The downtown development committee Monday endorsed the proposal by St. Vital Coun. Brian Mayes to add at least two pedestrian crossings over the Seine, ...

Committee allows Friends of Upper Fort Garry interim parking lot to raise funds

Monday, 25 May 2015

Councillors – Chairman Brian Mayes, John Orlikow, Jeff Browaty and Jenny Gerbasi – voted unanimously to allow the parking lot. Gerbasi (Fort Rouge-East Fort Garry) was reluctant to support the appeal, adding there is no guarantee the group won't try to ...

Change (and anger) in LaVérendrye air

Thursday, 14 May 2015

John Orlikow (River Heights-Fort Garry) said he has not heard from Osler-area residents about any possible concerns. "Ensuring a safe drop-off space is always a concern. I will reach out to the board," he said. The city would get involved with any bus ...

Kelvin active living centre to go ahead

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

John Orlikow (River Heights-Fort Garry) the active living centre at Kelvin will serve more than just the students who attend the school. The Corydon Community Centre recently conducted a needs analysis for the area and found a programming a deficit for ...

Buzz over rooftop beehives

Friday, 08 May 2015

Brian Mayes (St. Vital) and John Orlikow (River Heights) voted to give city staff until September to study how other cities accommodate rooftop beehives and draw up an amendment to the Downtown Winnipeg Zoning Bylaw, which governs downtown land use.


Thursday, 07 May 2015

Is he thinking about another run for city council now that John Orlikow is stepping down to run for mayor? Or, might Kowalson be interested in provincial or federal politics, perhaps doing the kind of backroom work he did in the area during the last ...

Beehives could be permitted on downtown rooftops

Thursday, 07 May 2015

Brian Mayes (St. Vital) and John Orlikow (River Heights) voted to give city staff until September to study how other cities accommodate rooftop beehives and draw up an amendment to the Downtown Winnipeg Zoning Bylaw, which governs downtown land use.

Driving on bike routes to be costly

Wednesday, 06 May 2015

John Orlikow, whose ward includes Wellington Crescent, said the restrictions foster a sense of community for cyclists. "It will provide a nice environment for families to get out on a Sunday, to take their kids on the street to bike or learn to bike ...

Salute to Mynarski enters home stretch

Tuesday, 05 May 2015

So, tonight, Zuk is scheduled to appear at city hall in front of the city centre community committee -- consisting of Cindy Gilroy (Daniel McIntyre), John Orlikow (River Heights-Fort Garry) and Jenny Gerbasi (Fort Rouge-East Fort Garry) -- in the hope ...

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