Community News South St. Boniface Residents Association – News and Events

September 3, 2017

Minister – Soil Samples

Filed under: Community News,Industrial,Public Markets Brownfield — Admin @ 4:32 pm

No statement was made by any member agreeing to wait until the full results of the report were revealed – it was not discussed at the meeting. The only statement that we recall hearing was from Dr Thompson saying these were preliminary and that more analysis was to be made – no instructions were given to anybody regarding the use of the info.

Our group sought out Dr. Shirley Thompson’s help on this issue and worked with her to have their own soil testing performed, even assisting with picking the locations they thought would be of concern. The fact our group had performed its own soil testing was not disclosed until the meeting with Deputy Minister Bruce Gray.

Our group has been bringing up resident concerns with the Department of Sustainable development since August of 2015 and many of the residents feel some of their concerns have been dismissed. We are hoping that Minister Rochelle Squires will provide the leadership necessary to correct this course.…/st-b-soil-samples-now-i…

The newly-appointed Minister of Sustainable Development said department staff will “expedite” its assessment of soil samples taken from a south St. Boniface…

August 22, 2015


In the request for Proposal:
“Reference should be made to the publications of the
Association for Public Participation (IAP2) in developing the public engagement process.”…/495-2013//495-2013_Request_for_Pro…

Link to the IAP2…/…/imported/IAP2%20Spectrum_vertical.pdf

Why were only expropriated residents and business contacted?
Not affected by a wall cutting off access?
Not affected by loss of business?
Not affected by loss of local jobs?
Not affected by loss of local amenities?
Not affected by Property devaluation?
And the list goes on………

August 15, 2015

New construction

Filed under: Public Markets Brownfield — Admin @ 4:23 pm

Who is going to buy the new homes planned for the Canada Packers site, when first time home buyers are being priced out of the market?

July 31, 2015

Conceptual design Canada Packers

Filed under: Public Markets Brownfield — Admin @ 11:21 pm

Conceptual design for housing development on Canada Packers – Public Markets Brownfield

Canada Packers operated a huge facility at the southeast corner of Marion and Archibald. It was torn down and years later, still no trees grow on the contaminated sections of land.

The City has long talked about making use of the land for some purpose or other.

We found out about a plan to develop 600 housing units on the land, which obviously would require the creation of lanes to go in and out and would increase traffic volumes in the area.

Yet the consultants for the Marion Widening – who know all about the ‘Public Markets” brownfield idea since they prepared the document for the City – did NOT mention any of this other plan for our area, in any of the Open Houses.

To some who have seen the maps, it appears the consultant is telling the city that our existing homes and businesses have to be bought out and demolished, to make room for cars coming in and out of the Canada Packers site they are also working on.

Look at these documents and ask yourself if it is fair that the community is being sold a plan by the consultants that will hurt and displace existing residents, without being informed that it is to accommodate their other project.



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