A final thank you from Nancy

I would like to extend a huge thank you to all my family and friends who gave so freely of their time over the past four months. From the bottom of my heart, I appreciate all the sacrifices you made.

Any campaign comes at a cost to the candidate’s family in terms of time spent focused on the campaign. My family has been my ROCK through this process — I would not be who I am without them.

To the 4,827 people who believed in me and cast a ballot for me, thank you! I enjoyed connecting with many outstanding St. Norbert-Seine River citizens since late June and look forward to continuing to forge community connections.

It’s a new day at City Hall, with a new group of people chosen by the citizens of Winnipeg. I wish all the best to the new council. May you have wisdom in your decision making as you strive to best represent the people of your wards and our city.

And finally, a huge thank you to all the candidates who had the courage to put their names on the ballot. You kept the democratic process alive and well.

Nancy Cooke — Local economy video

St. Norbert-Seine River has many outstanding local businesses that are the backbone of the community. As a city councillor, Nancy will work toward sensibly reducing barriers businesses face so the economic landscape is viable for existing businesses and attractive for new ones.

Bolstering the local economy

St. Norbert-Seine River has many outstanding local businesses that are the backbone of the community. As a city councillor, Nancy will work toward sensibly reducing barriers businesses face so the economic landscape is viable for existing businesses and attractive for new ones.

Posted by Nancy Cooke for Winnipeg City Council – St.Norbert-Seine River on Monday, October 1, 2018

 

Nancy Cooke — Parks and green space video

Preserving St. Norbert-Seine River's green spaces

One of Nancy's favourite aspects of St. Norbert-Seine River are the expansive, beautiful parks and green spaces. As councillor, she will ensure recreational spaces are maintained and seek to develop them further so the community can continue to enjoy them.

Posted by Nancy Cooke for Winnipeg City Council – St.Norbert-Seine River on Monday, September 24, 2018

One of Nancy’s favourite aspects of St. Norbert-Seine River are the expansive, beautiful parks and green spaces. As councillor, she will ensure recreational spaces are maintained and seek to develop them further so the community can continue to enjoy them.

Candidate forums — two chances to hear from Nancy!

Nancy will be participating in two all-candidate forums this month prior to Oct. 24’s civic election. Attend one (or both!) to learn more about Nancy, and her priorities, platform, and plans to make St. Norbert-Seine River a more viable, vibrant neighbourhood in the role of Winnipeg City Councillor.

Dates:

Sept. 20: St. Norbert Community Centre (3450 Pembina Hwy.), 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Sept. 26: Fort Richmond Collegiate (99 Killarney Ave.), 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.

 

Nancy Cooke — Transit Video

Transit plays a crucial role in community development by providing access to education, employment, recreation, health care and other key services.

Improving public transit and making it accessible, reliable, and affordable transit for all is one of Nancy’s key priorities.

Improving public transit

Transit plays a crucial role in community development by providing access to education, employment, recreation, health care and other key services.Improving public transit and making it accessible, reliable, and affordable transit for all is one of Nancy's key priorities.

Posted by Nancy Cooke for Winnipeg City Council – St.Norbert-Seine River on Monday, September 17, 2018

Nancy Cooke – Biography Video

Introducing Nancy Cooke

Nancy has been a voice, champion, and advocate for St. Norbert-Seine River for the past 20 years. She wants to use her skills she’s built and public and private sectors and her experience to bring growth, vitality, and vibrancy to the area as your voice at City Hall. Together with you, she wants to build a better St. Norbert-Seine River for today and tomorrow.

Introducing Nancy Cooke — Winnipeg City Council candidate for St. Norbert-Seine River

Introducing Nancy Cooke:Nancy has been a voice, champion, and advocate for St. Norbert-Seine River for the past 20 years. She wants to use her skills she's built and public and private sectors and her experience to bring growth, vitality, and vibrancy to the area as your voice at City Hall. Together with you, she wants to build a better St. Norbert-Seine River for today and tomorrow.

Posted by Nancy Cooke for Winnipeg City Council – St.Norbert-Seine River on Friday, September 7, 2018

Licks Ice Cream Parlor Campaign Pop-Up Event

Come for a cold confection, stay for a conversation!

Licks Ice Cream Patio (20 Britannica Road) is celebrating 25 years of providing sweet treats and sweet memories to south Winnipeggers on Saturday, Aug. 18!

Nancy Cooke — Winnipeg City Council candidate for St. Norbert-Seine River — is honoured to be part of their festivities. She will be holding a pop-up event at Licks and be on hand with her mobile office and dedicated team between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. to meet, greet and talk with the community’s residents.

Come out for a shake, sundae, or soft serve, acoustic music by Mark Mogan, and to chat with Nancy about your priorities for St. Norbert-Seine River and how it can be made more vital, vibrant, and viable community!

RSVP to our Facebook event.

Shining a light on three major Winnipeg industries

Here’s a snapshot of three major industries in Winnipeg that Nancy’s Economic Growth & Vitality Plan seeks to bolster even further through innovation, commercialization, and partnerships between public and private sectors. (All statistics courtesy of Economic Development Winnipeg.)

Aerospace 

The first is the aerospace industry, which has already taken off in the city.

Did you know?

The aerospace industry has been flying high for nearly a decade now — revenue has increased by 15 per cent since 2010, double the average of the rest of the Canadian market.

There are more than 30 aerospace businesses operating in Winnipeg, including Boeing Company, Standard Aero, and Magellan Aerospace. These companies produce $1.7 billion of goods and services annually and employ more than 4,400 skilled workers.

Arts and Culture 

The second Nancy wants to shine the spotlight on is the arts and culture industry.

Winnipeg is a hotbed for the arts and creative works, ranging from films and television to creative writing and graphic design.

Did you know?

There are more than 1,200 businesses involved in music, performance art, and visual arts, and more than 400 involved in media production, such as films, TV, and animation, in the city. These industries employ more than 25,000 Winnipeggers and 2,000 new grads enter the workforce every year.

Manitoba offers a robust tax credit for those who want to come to the province to film productions such as movies and television shows — a credit which started in 1997 and was extended in 2017. As a result, many films have been shot in and around the city, including The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2006), Goon (2011), Heaven is for Real (2014), A Dog’s Purpose (2017), and How It Ends (2018.)

Trade and Transportation

The third industry is the trade and transportation industry.

Winnipeg isn’t called the “Heart of the Continent” for nothing. Our position in the geographical centre of North America gives us a leg up and the unique ability to transport goods in all directions — a lot of goods flow through our city’s veins and arteries to North America and beyond, by road, rail, and air.

Did you know?

There are more than 6,2000 transportation-based businesses employing nearly 50,000 people in Winnipeg.

Winnipeg is one of only two Canadian cities to have three “Class 1” railways — Canadian National, Canadian Pacific, and Burlington Northern Santa Fe.

CentrePort Canada, the country’s only inland port, was created in 2008 and allows qualifying distributors to import goods for processing then re-export them outside the country duty and GST-free. This makes Winnipeg an attractive and viable place for shippers to operate.

Release: Economic vitality and development week

Economic vitality and development week

Today. Tomorrow. Together. Nancy Cooke to focus her attention on her plans to foster economic development and growth during the week of July 23

From one form of vitality to another — Nancy Cooke will be shifting her focus from community vitality to economic vitality and development this week.

She is going to focus on how St. Norbert-Seine River and the city as a whole can bolster business development and growth and ensure Winnipeg’s economic landscape is viable for existing businesses and attractive and desirable to new ones.

Nancy will be highlighting her pro-growth Economic Vitality and Growth Policy plan, which outlines how she plans to foster a diverse and prosperous business community through innovation, commercialization, partnerships, and sensible barrier reduction.

She will also focus on idea creation, identify potential partners with whom to innovate, and survey how other cities have innovatively driven economic development.

For more info and to follow along with economic vitality and development week, be sure to follow us on social media. Please don’t hesitate to contact us via email, phone, or social media DM if you have any further questions or comments.

Release: Vitality week

Vitality week

Today. Tomorrow. Together. Nancy Cooke to focus her attention on neighbourhood vitality and core services during the week of July 16

Nancy Cooke will be shifting her focus from transit to neighbourhood vitality and livability this week.

She is going to focus on both the strengths and weaknesses of St. Norbert-Seine River’s key services — services that contribute to the overall attractiveness of a neighbourhood, such as indoor and outdoor recreation spaces, community centres, parks, active transportation, restaurants, grocery stores, and more. She wants to engage in discussion with residents on what makes a neighbourhood vital and livable.

She wants to know what you see when you walk out your door. What’s available? What’s good in the neighbourhood and where does it fall short? What improvements or additions to the area’s services would make your life better?

For more info and to follow along with Vitality week, be sure to follow us on social media. Please don’t hesitate to contact us via email, phone, or social media DM if you have any further questions or comments.