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Working families and seniors across Canada are struggling to find housing they can afford, and Elmwood-Transcona is no exception. 

The construction of new affordable housing units is not keeping up with demand. In 2016, there was a net increase of only 185 rental units in Winnipeg (source: CMHC). Finding a place to live that is safe, clean and affordable can be difficult and stressful for working families and seniors.

Having a good home is the cornerstone of building a good life. That is why investment in affordable housing is so important and delivers a significant social return.

In October 2016, the vacancy rate in Winnipeg was 2.8 percent and the average 2-bedroom rent was $1068 (course: CMHC). With a dwindling number of available affordable units in Elmwood-Transcona and across the city, the need to build is pressing.

We need to build more affordable housing in Elmwood-Transcona so that working families and seniors can afford to pay the rent. 

On March 13, come share your views on the housing needs in our neighbourhood.

In Memory of Bruce Lobay, 
 Friend & Neighbour 

Elmwood's friend and neighbour Bruce Lobay of Washington Avenue passed away Jan 12, 2017 at the age of 67 after a brief illness. Even if you didn't know Bruce, you likely knew of him. He could be found anywhere in the city riding his CarCycle (a 3 wheeled enclosed bicycle he designed and built) where he always offered a friendly wave or stopped for a chat. And there was always something to chat about! The man who had collected pins from every Canadian and World championship ever could tell you tales about the history of curling and its champions. Or maybe a tale about the time he made national news in the '70s when Canada Post declared his mail service illegal and vowed to shut him down. Or his epic tour of 1400 curling clubs across the country. The man who collected license plates from around the world via a global network of friends with whom he kept in touch via email was a fountain of trivia. And if you ever needed a mood boost, the author of the Curling Comedy book always had a joke at the ready.I will miss you Bruce. 


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