John Orlikow

River Heights - Fort Garry Ward

John Orlikow

Incumbent Councillor River Heights - Fort Garry

Dog Friendly

Q1: Please describe what you have done in the past to serve the interest of Winnipeg dogs and dog owners - either in your own ward or in the city.
have ensured that Brenda Leipsic Park will be saved, have set up a communication board at the park and help organize a Brenda Leipsic Dog Parkers advocacy group.
Q2: Does your ward have an off-leash dog park? If not, do you know why not?
Yes it does, Brenda Leipsic Dog Park
Q3: If you are elected, will you increase the number of dog parks in your ward. If so how will you do that? If you have specific locations in mind, please identify them.
Yes, I am presently in the process of determining possible places for a community dog park in the North of the Ward.
Q4: Winnipeg lags behind many major Canadian cities in terms of the number and size of its off-leash areas, and level of service and amenities it offers dog park users. Why do you think this has happened? If elected, what would you do to change this?
I will continue to show the benefits of dog parks to community development, public health, the environment and the enjoyment people can have by using these parks.
Q5: Do you support WINDOG’s model for Winnipeg off-leash dog parks? Please provide reasons. If so, what will you do to implement it? If not, why not?
I agree in many aspects of the model and will establish a working group within the community to move the issue forward.
Q6: What specifically should the City do to create off-leash recreational space in older, well-established neighbourhoods?
Determine the amount, use of and types of green space in the area and consult with the area residents and other stakeholders on options including dog parks.
Q7: If you are elected, what specifically will you do to improve Winnipeg's existing off-leash areas? Please consider the park infrastructure, facilities, and type and level of service the city offers and give examples.
Once the location of the Brenda Leipsic Dog Park is secured, fencing, safe area to park, pathways, land drainage and other infrastructure will need to be determined in consultation with the users and local residents.
Q8: Winnipeg dog owners have been losing what little off-leash space they have, as it’s repurposed for other recreational users and for municipal profit through the sale and rental of off-leash space. If elected, what would you do to change this?
Once the actual location of the Brenda Leipsic Dog Park is secured, fencing, safe area to park, pathways, land drainage and other infrastructure will need to be determined in consultation with the users and local residents.
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