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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - April 16, 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba C M Y K PAGE B3 winnipegfreepress. com CITY WINNIPEG FREE PRESS, THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2015 B 3 Mon - Thur 10am - 6pm Fri 10am- 8pm, Sat 10: 30am - 6pm 120 Higgins Ave. | www. e- rc. ca 204- 947- 2865 or 1- 800- 870- 6346 acebook Like u s o n PAR K YOUR WINTER AND BREAK OUT YOUR C h e c k o u t u s o nl i n e fo r Apr i l Spe cia l s ! Summer Fun Will Week 2015 PERFORM A NOT- SO- RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS. Make sure your wishes for the future of your family and your community are met. Attend a free estate planning seminar delivered by a local lawyer and learn about how to create a Will, update your existing Will and how you can easily make a charitable gift within your Will. Health Care Directives and Power of Attorney will also be covered. Seminars are free on a first come, first served basis. Seating is limited. 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Monthly payment is $ 379 with $ 7,830 down payment or equivalent trade in, $ 0 security deposit and first monthly payment due at lease inception. Total lease obligation is $ 22,630. 65,000 kilometre allowance; charge of $ 0.20/ km for excess kilometres. ^ Representative finance example includes taxes and is based on a 2015 IS 250 F SPORT sfx ‘ F’ on a 36 month term at 0.9% annual rate and MSRP of $ 44,330; Monthly payment is $ 1,317; Cost of borrowing is $ 652 for a total obligation of $ 47,415. MSRP includes freight / PDI ($ 2,045), Dealer fees, block heater ($ 214), AC charge ($ 100), Tire charge ($ 20), Environmental Fees ($ 1.29) and Filters ($ 1). Taxes, license, registration ( if applicable), and insurance are extra. SAVE ON ALL LEXUS MODELS 3DAY LEXUSEVENT APRIL 16 TO 18 ONLY. A ST. Boniface public riverfront development has hit a roadblock at city hall. Members of Mayor Brian Bowman’s executive policy committee voted unanimously Wednesday to rescind the allocation of $ 550,000 to the Tache Promenade project. That decision stung ward councillor Matt Allard, who said he remains hopeful money for the $ 4.4- million project will ultimately be found. “ I did hear a lot of support around the ( EPC) table,” Allard told reporters following the meeting. “ I do think we are moving forward on the project.” EPC’s decision reversed the recommendation of a civic committee a month ago to allocate 25 per cent of the proceeds from the $ 2.2- million sale of the old St. Boniface works yard to the Tache Promenade initiative, which has been touted as a potential significant tourist attraction. The plan involves the creation of a pedestrian walkway along the St. Boniface side of the Red River facing The Forks, from the Provencher Bridge to the Norwood Bridge. The Winnipeg Foundation has committed $ 1 million for the construction of a treetop lookout, which Allard said could become “ the selfie capital of Winnipeg.” In addition to the Winnipeg Foundation, several community groups have endorsed the project, including the Provencher Business Improvement Zone and the Grey Nuns. The Winnipeg Arts Council has agreed to commission a $ 200,000 sculpture to be placed along the route. Allard appeared at EPC to argue a portion of the works- yard sale should stay in the ward and be designated for this project. But several councillors pointed out council policy requires the proceeds of the sale of civic assets to be placed in the land reserve fund, which finances community projects across the city. Coun. John Orlikow said in recent years, councillors have ignored that policy and skimmed a portion of asset sales for specific projects, with the result being very little funds left in the land reserve account. “ There is policy in place that says you don’t do this,” Orlikow said, adding he supports the Tache Promenade project, but it should be assessed against others. Bowman said the new council was elected on a mandate to change how business gets done at city hall. “ It looks like an outstanding project, but what we’re grappling with here is a question of process and how we’re going to get this done,” Bowman said. “ There are some past practices we’d like to change, and certainly what we’re saying here is this is one of them that’s worthy of changing.” The project was originally to be considered for the 2015 capital budget but was pushed back a year. Allard said it sounds like there is support among councillors for the project, and he hopes they’ll set aside funding for it when they prepare the 2016 budget. aldo. santin@ freepress. mb. ca A nine- unit condominium project in Charleswood has been rejected at city hall. Councillors on executive policy committee turned down the Roblin Boulevard project Wednesday, overruling an administrative endorsement for the plan. Coun. Marty Morantz said there is need for that type of housing in the area but added there was too much opposition from residents. “ The complaints of the neighbours were essentially this particular development was out of context for this neighbourhood,” Morantz ( Charleswood- Tuxedo) said. The proposal for 5715 Roblin would subdivide the property into three lots and change the zoning from singlefamily residential to multi- family. The existing, 1,430- square- foot home would be retained, while a second, 2,275- sq.- ft. home, and a nine- unit townhouse complex, would be constructed on the new lots. An administrative report supported the project, stating it provided needed density and was consistent with the neighbourhood character, but also noted residents didn’t think the project fit the single- family home character of the neighbourhood, and the proposed buildings were too tall in comparison to adjacent homes. Morantz said the proposal had little support within the community and there were two petitions opposed to the project, which had 300 signatures. Morantz said Charleswood needs a full range of housing options that can allow seniors to remain in the neighbourhood as their housing needs change, but this project isn’t the answer. aldo. santin@ freepress. mb. ca Riverfront project stalls at city hall EPC rejects condo project despite administrative OK By Aldo Santin $ 550,000 for St. Boniface project yanked By Aldo Santin THE city has declared the Alexander Dock unsafe for public use and closed it until further notice. The city said in a news release it will be placing fencing and barricades around the wooden dock, located at Alexander Avenue and Waterfront Drive. The barrier is to prevent public access to the dock from the both the riverbank and the Red River. An engineering assessment of the underside of the wooden dock, conducted during the winter months due to low river- water levels, and the associated preliminary engineering reports, have shown the dock to be unsafe for public use in its current condition, the city said. The Alexander Dock is the site of a memorial to homicide victim Tina Fontaine. City staff have been in contact with Sagkeeng First Nation to ensure the memorial was respectfully relocated to an accessible and appropriate site prior to the barricade being installed. City officials are working to assess options for the future of the dock based on the engineering assessments. PHOTOS BY WAYNE GLOWACKI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS ABOVE: Lawrence Corbiere at the relocated Tina Fontaine memorial Wednesday. BELOW: Barricades at the dock. Alexander Dock declared unsafe, closed B_ 03_ Apr- 16- 15_ FP_ 01. indd B3 4/ 15/ 15 8: 08: 19 PM

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