City of Winnipeg salary report released; former CAO tops the list in earnings

Former City of Winnipeg CAO Doug McNeil tops the list of city employee salaries for 2018.The City of Winnipeg released its compensation disclosure report for 2018 Thursday, which it does every year.McNeil was paid $266,000. Police Chief Danny Smyth is second at $260,000 dollars.Mayor Brian Bowman comes in at No. 12 with a salary of $188,000.READ MORE: Hey, big spender: Winnipeg councillors’ expense report audits doneIf you work for the city and make more than $50,000, you’re in the report.This year’s report – which is available to the public on…

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Hey, big spender: Winnipeg councillors’ expense report audits done

Jeff Browaty is the hungriest, while Devi Sharma is a big talker.Audits have been completed for last year’s spending by Winnipeg city councillors and the mayor, and it shows who spent what for several categories. Keep in mind there are several new councillors due to the election last year, so some spending is for the first 10 months and others is for the last two months of 2018.TravelStory continues belowWinnipeg city councillors don’t travel a lot, but several still did attend things like outside city conferences and ceremonies. St. James…

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‘It’s happening in every neighborhood’: Winnipeg police see dramatic spike in property crime

Property crimes have spiked significantly in 2019, with the latest stats from the police showing a one-month year-over-year increase of more than 40 per cent.In March 2018, there were 2,509 incidents of property crime reported to police. In March of this year, there were 3,519 incidents of property crime, a rise of 40.3 per cent. Winnipeg property crime numbers(Source: Winnipeg Police)“It’s happening in every neighborhood, everywhere,” said WPS Const. Rob Carver.According to Winnipeg Police, property crimes include arson, breaking and entering, fraud, mischief, motor vehicle theft, possession of stolen property, and…

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It has been done before, says Bowman of 24/7 construction

May 27 2019 6:56pm Winnipeg mayor Brian Bowman says he is committed to finding efficient ways to get city roads repaired this season. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval = window.setInterval( function() { //console.log(‘ !!! gnca_shareVideoCallback REGISTRATION !!!…

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City strikes task force to talk 24-7 road construction

May 27 2019 6:45pm As road work/detour season begins, Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman says the city is again looking at the possibility of round-the-clock construction. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval = window.setInterval( function() { //console.log(‘ !!! gnca_shareVideoCallback…

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City reveals contents of time capsule from 1965

May 21 2019 2:02pm Officials were on hand at City Hall Tuesday for the opening of a time capsule tucked away when the Public Safety building was built in 1965. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval = window.setInterval(…

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Winnipeg city council votes to spent gas tax money on roads, active transportation

Winnipeg’s city council voted to spend an estimated $40 million in federal gas tax funding on roads, active transportation and road safety Thursday.Half of the money will be spent this year, and the other half will be reserved for the 2020 budget, said Mayor Brian Bowman.“What we’ve done for this year is earmarked $22.5 million for local roads, about $750,000 for active transportation, and $2.5 million for road safety projects,” he said.Story continues belowREAD MORE: Winnipeg should spend federal gas tax money on local roads: Mayor Brian BowmanIn March, the…

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Report suggests Winnipeg in need of a safe consumption site

A new study by health officials, front line workers and drug users shows overwhelming support for a safe consumption site in Manitoba.The 68-page report called ‘Safer Consumption Spaces’ interviews more than  80-current drug users, 80 per cent of whom said they would use a safe consumption site if they could.Story continues belowREAD MORE: ‘I don’t think we should be ruling anything out’: Mayor Bowman open to safe injection sites“The real value of the study is that it’s people who are using and it’s in their own voice that is the…

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Report outlines Winnipeg’s need for safe consumption site

April 9 2019 7:00pm The debate over safe consumption sites in Manitoba is once again in the spotlight, a new study by health officials, front line workers and drug users shows overwhelming support for a safe consumption site. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident…

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City investigating after ‘concerning’ hidden camera investigation of Winnipeg employees wasting time

April 5 2019 6:40pm The city says it is investigating after receiving hidden camera footage allegedly showing City of Winnipeg workers using work time for personal activities. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval = window.setInterval( function() { //console.log(‘…

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