Little Mountain Park Conservancy       Group Inc.
 
For The Love of Our Park
 Little Mountain Park Pet Owners Association 
 
 

 

 


 
 
 
 

LMPPOA 2021  


From Karen in regards to the new signage for the park
 
I write to you as a member of the Little Mountain Park Pet Owners Group – the people who daily use LMP to exercise their dogs safely and pleasantly off-leash - because you have shown yourselves to be allies of LMP- since it is an “orphan” in the City of Winnipeg geography.

 

I see that the issue of signage regarding the separation of the leash/off-leash areas is on the council’s agenda, at the behest of the Assiniboia Community Committee.

 

Instead of re-signing LMP according to the existing by-laws, which are not enforceable by the City in Rosser RM, I ask that you seriously consider our long standing request: that Little Mountain Park be recognized as an all off leash facility – in recognition of:

 The demographic of the majority of users – people who want to enjoy the Park with their dogs off-leash;
The fact that the wooded trails provide protection from severe weather for exercising their off-leash dogs
The fact that for many people with minor mobility issues, for whom walking on icy sidewalks in their neighbourhood with their dogs, the off-leash trails provide a safe site to exercise their dogs and themselves.
That instead of asserting by-laws that are – in practice – not observed, nor enforceable at this time, acknowledge the Park as an off-leash haven.
In light of the fact that there are 380 other parks for people who do not like dogs to use, in light of the fact that an acknowledged all off leash LMP still welcomes all citizens; in light of the fact that the most dedicated daily users also clean up the Park, educate dog owners and generally self-regulate themselves, please persuade council that Winnipeg deserves and can manage one all off-leash Park- and LMP is the best choice for one.
 

I look forward to your response.

 

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City of Winnipeg Mar. 10th agenda
 
 https://youtu.be/ Znj2I1ccabs council meeting time frame about LMP is 1.20.37 to 1.24.57 .
From the Parks people

Good to see, MPI is providing signage to remind people to lock their doors and not leave belongings in plain sight and the Winnipeg police are looking at putting in cameras as well.

http://clkapps.winnipeg.ca/ DMIS/ViewDoc.asp?DocId=20794& SectionId=594095&InitUrl=

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Lance Article
 
 
Subject: Article in the Lance by Michele Kading re City Planning Documents


https://www.winnipegfreepress. com/our-communities/lance/ correspondent/Reflections-on- public-consultation-573808561. html#cxrecs_s 
City planners recently tabled OurWinnipeg 2045 and Complete Communities 2.0 with city council. These two documents will guide development in Winnipeg for the next decade or more.


Public consultation on the plan began in 2017. Save Our Seine and OURS-Winnipeg were excited to participate in the process. Together, we organized a forum to gather feedback and ideas from greenspace advocates from across the city. Approximately 60 people from grassroots groups attended the Greenspaces Matter forum on Nov. 23, 2017.

 

The participants had a lot in common. They were passionate about urban forests, prairie, rivers, and wetlands in their neighbourhoods. They had attended open houses held by developers. They had summoned the courage to speak up at formal public hearings. They all exhibited similar battle scars - frustration, disappointment, and cynicism.


Such is the nature of public consultation. Too often, participants feel like open houses and stakeholder meetings are a waste of time. Developers are required to consult with the public and to submit reports detailing their consultation efforts. Check. They are not required to listen or address the concerns that are raised.


The people at the forum shared a glimmer of hope that the Our Winnipeg consultation would be different. Winnipeg had a new office of public engagement. The consultation was being city-led. There was even a community advisory committee to provide their perspectives throughout the process.


Unfortunately, no one from a greenspace advocacy group was selected to sit on this committee. When the draft plan was released last August, something important was missing - the perspective of greenspace advocates.


These groups had to scramble to review and comment on plans that had been almost three years in the making. The city planners were keen to have our feedback. They even extended the deadline from a few days to a few weeks to give us more time to make comments. But time was very limited to make any significant changes to the plans.


The final draft was recently tabled with city council. There is still one major stumbling block. The plan paves the way for city-owned greenspaces to be converted to housing. The city hopes we will support the plan at the forthcoming public hearing.


This might have been possible if the public engagement had been more collaborative. The stumbling block would have been identified earlier, and addressed. But for that, we needed to have a seat at the table. 

Michele Kading is a community correspondent for St. Vital and the executive
 
 
 
 

ReplyForward
 
 
 
 
 
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Feb. 15 2021 More Break-ins
 
We have two more break-ins at the park today in the North parking lot between 1300 and 1430. The City and R.M. have been notifies. Please do not leave any valuables in plain sight.

 

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Break-in
 
We had another car broken into the other day in the Framers road lot around noon. The R.C.M.P. , parks people and the R.M. have all been notified. The situation is getting worse. I asking the question on the why's. Is it meth related with supplies drying up, COVID related with less people around thieves are forced further out and parks are easy targets, is it from the new business developments around the park ? There is a increase in van traffic and it only takes a second to do a smash and grab! 

Please don't bring any valuables to the park. I have asked about camera's being installed in the three parking areas. At least people and plates could be recorded.

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Jan. 25 2021
 
Some A-hole set a bonfire right in the middle of the Quarry trail just down from the clubhouse. the city has been informed .

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Hoar Frost
 
Enjoy the walk these days with all the Hoar Frost in the trees .

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Break-ins
 
Please be aware that the RCMP have been called to the park about car break-ins that have been happening in both parking lots in the middle of the day. The Klimpkie lot has always been bad for that.  Don't leave any valuables in your car it only takes a second to smash and grab.

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Mar. 22 2021
 
The City is starting to replace the static bins around the park. The only bags left are the interior trail spots and the quarry locations. I am done with the bags for another summer!

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Mar. 21 2021
 
At 7:35pm today 4 RCMP cruisers were at the park questioning people, they had 2 fellows arrested. A group of males were running in fear as apparently someone was uttering death threats.

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Mar. 21 2021
 
The rain was sure welcome today. Super looking clouds rolling across the sky this morning. With the warmth coming early maybe we will be able to get our park clean-up in early this year. Check in a couple of weeks. It all depends on the weather. Not ruling out on last shot of a blizzard!

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Mar. 18 2021
 
Somebody dumped a chesterfield in the small parking lot on Farmers Road. The city has been contacted for removal. And people complain about our dogs, really, please spare me.

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Survey
 
 

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

 

Residents invited to provide feedback on draft Recreation & Parks Strategies

 

Winnipeg, MB – Winnipeggers can now weigh in on the proposed long-term plans for parks and recreation in our city.

 

Phase 2 of public engagement on Winnipeg’s Recreation & Park Strategies begins today, and residents are invited to provide feedback on draft 25-year frameworks that will guide programs, services, policies, standards and procedures, and future investment in existing and new infrastructure for both recreation and parks.

 

This long-term vision is important, as the City faces some difficult challenges in maintaining its aging infrastructure and making new investments to meet future needs.

 

Much of Winnipeg’s existing recreation and parks infrastructure is at or near the end of its useful lifecycle, and we need to find out where Winnipeggers want to see future investment. As Winnipeg continues to grow and change, the need to make strategic, forward-thinking decisions to ensure the City can deliver high-quality recreation and parks services is essential.

 

Residents can engage two ways: by participating in the recreation survey and parks survey until April 23, 2021 and at one of two online workshops:

 

Date:
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Thursday, March 25, 2021
 
Time:
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
 
Format:
Presentation followed by facilitated discussion
Presentation followed by facilitated discussion
 
 
 
 
 
For more information about the strategies, how to register for the workshops, and to access the online surveys, see: winnipeg.ca/recandparks.

 

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Standing Committee Mar. 10 2021
 
If you want to watch the meeting, their presentations don't happen until 4 hours into the 6 1/2 hour meeting and then continue to watch towards the end, because that is the decisions about what is to happen. https://youtu.be/QiqzSVU7-4w . Starting at 3:59 - 4:30. 

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COVID Sign
 
The COVID sign in the Klimpkie Parking lot has been deface. The City Graffiti team will take care of it.

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Passing
 
One of our friends has passed away in November, Teresa Lynn Redmond passed away on November 20 2020. She loved walking her dogs at Little Mountain Park where a bench will be placed in her memory.

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Apr. 11 2021
 
Thanks to everyone that made our Park clean up day a huge success! There were a lot of people out help, even a few non dog owners were helping.

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Sign
 
Hi all. The COVID sign in the parking lot has been cleaned up.

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Spring Clean-up Sunday Apr. 11 2021
 
Hi all. With the nice weather we have been enjoying I thought we would have a chance to get our spring clean-up going early. If we can meet up at the clubhouse at 10:00 AM and fan out from there.
All that is required to bring are a shovel, rubber boots, gloves and a good attitude. Bags will be provided as well as water at the clubhouse. Please placed filled bags into the dumpster at the Framers Road lot.
Both main parking lot areas are always in need of attention.
Stay as long as you wish. Work safe and maintain all social distancing requirements. Lets make our park as nice as we can so all can enjoy!
Please check back if any changes take place, monsoon or blizzard! 

 
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Apr. 01 2021 Benches
 
Hi all. There are stakes for new benches to be installed at the park.

 

 

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Mar. 30 2021
 
I wasn't sure if March came in like a lion with the cold but it sure left like a lion! That was some wind storm we had. At least we didn't get the snow that was coming with it.

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Mar. 29 2021
 
Batten down the hatches. The weather is going to turn ugly for the next couple of days.

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Mar. 28 2021
 
Numerous Thefts – Arrest: E21-1725
Members of the Property Crime Unit have arrested a male for numerous theft-related offences.
It is believed that between January 1, 2021, and March 25, 2021, a male suspect attended various Winnipeg locations (primarily dog parks, daycares and cemeteries). The male would often wait until individuals parked and break into vehicles where a wallet or purse had been left behind. He would then steal the contents and make fraudulent purchases at nearby establishments.
There were also three occasions where a male suspect entered a house while the occupant was busy outside of the residence and stole contents from within.
A suspect was identified, and on March 25, 2021, he was placed under arrest.
Gregory Francis Courchene, a 49-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:
- Theft Under $5000 (x56)
- Break, Enter, Commit (x3)
- Unauthorized Use of Credit Card Data (x80)
He was detained in custody.
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Farewell Mar. 22 2021
 
We are wishing our friend Michael a fond farewell. He is returning to Germany this week. We had cake and coffee yesterday in the big field. He will be missed by all.

 

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Free Press Apr. 13 2021


Apr. 15 2021

City Council meeting and discusion.

https://youtu.be/9ncpqRdskD0


I happy soul making an appearance.


Apr. 21 2021

Owls Nest. 

There is a family of Owls nesting at the park. Two chicks as far as I know.

 


Apr. 22 2021 

Sickening

I wish I could say good morning but yesterday evening one of our park users found two turtles that were thrown into the fire pit down in the quarry. I am sick about this! I hope we can get the cameras going and catch these monsters!

Lloyd


Apr. 22 2021 New Owl Picture from Vince. I think I was wrong, there might be only one baby.


May 06 2021 Cans

Still waiting for the city to replace the static trash cans so i put up a few more garbage bags in their place. They are all there in the compound but not set out yet. Asked about getting some Port-o-potties set up, no word on that one yet. Also getting the benches put back under the clubhouse canopy. I tried to move them but they are a bit heavy for one person to move.


May 07 2021 Wire Spool

Someone dumped a large wooden wire spool at the interestion of the Main Trail and the Bird feeder. The parks people have been notified about it.


May 12 2021

From the R.M. of Rosser

Hi Lloyd,

I am wondering if you can assist us in getting a message out for the park.

Effective immediately, the Council of the Rural Municipality of Rosser has extended the burning ban in the RM to include campfires in Little Mountain Park.
We have contacted the City to ensure they try and cover the pits. We are also discussing signage.

To help us educate park users, I was hoping you could get the message out to your group as well.

If you have any questions or ideas , please let me know.
Our goal is to start with education.

Thanks,
Larry


May 17 2021

 

Our Fire Department received a call about a group burning the deadfall in a fire pit.

We attended and the fire was put out. In addition the RCMP was called by us and attended due to open alcohol and breaching of Health orders.

 

The City of Winnipeg was printing more permanent signs up yesterday and advised me they are being installed this morning at each campfire location.

 


May 17 2021

Lost Dog Stella


May 19 2021 Winnpeg Free Press

Lloyd.  Here is the url link to the article in the Free Press

https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/smelly-trash-competes-with-fresh-air

-freedom-in-city-parks-during-lockdown-574445382.html .


May 23 2021 Fire PIt

I guess someone thought it would be great fun to flip the firepit over east of the clubhouse. I have contacted the parks people. Also I have asked to move the benches back under the clubhouse overhang. 

As of now the fire ban still stands.


May 24 2021

Some kind soul walked off with the two park benches Sunday night, The parks people have been informed.


May 27 2021

Met the new parks crew today and introduced myself to them. They had moved one of the old benchs has been moved under the overhang at the clubhouse. The wire spool is moved to the Klimpke parking lot for pick up. Also, they are replaceing to garbage bins where I have been placing the garbage bags.

The BIG news is that we have two port-o-potties located in the Farmers Road parking lot! I ask if we were going to be getting more but, no.


May 29 2021

Vandaliism 

Some kind soul removed the little red bird house from the enterance to the big field. Also, the rock at the intersection of Stonewall and Crossroads trails has been spray pianted. The parks people have been told.


May 31 2021

Farmers Road

The enterance to Farmers Road and Route 90 (all the way to Wheatfield road) has been closed to traffic. I don't know for how long and what the repair will be. Could be a culvert replacement or paving that section for traffic. There is plans for traffic lights to be put up at the route 90 intersection in September. No time frame on the repair has been given out yet.


Hope Garden

Please help build our garden. If you could donate any plants that would be fantastic. Zero maintance perannuals would be great!


June 05/06 2021

Pop-up Bake sale in support of Dianne and knee surgery for her dog.

Located in the parking lot area in the Framers Road site.

BAKE SALE and 50/50 DRAW FOR DUKE'S SURGERY AND ZELDA THE PUPPY.
This weekend we have a fundraiser going at:
Little Mountain Park (see map photo)
June 6 (Sunday) Tomorrow from from 8 am till 3 pm.
We have delicious baking goods. ?
If you can attend that would be great ?
This fundraiser is for Duke's second surgery ("TPLO – Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy) for his other leg, appointment set for June 11th.
AND
Zelda the puppy who was born with Hydrocephalus ?, she is blind, shaky, disoriented, forehead is noticeably bigger, Vet appointment set for June 7.
~ Thank you ~


June 08 2021 Parking

The construction firm that is working on the north side of Farmers Road has decided to use the central lot for their parking. I have informed the parks people and they are investigating it.

Update: The construction firm has been told not to park there by the City.

 


June 14 2021 Flower Box

Darlen and myself have repianted the Hope garden flower box today. There are plans to replace it next year but it looks great until then!

 


June 21 2021 Lost and Found box

The Lost and Found Box has trashed on Sunday night. I will repair it and put it back up on Tuesday. These vandales can knock us down but we will pick ourselves back up every time.


June 21 2021 Posts

The city has replaced a number of fence posts around the park. The only thing left to do is to run the chains through them.


July 01 2021 Picnic Tables

The city made good on it's promiss to add two new picnic tables to the big field area. Just waiting on the new benches now.


July 03 2021 Bird Feeder

The vandalism keeps going on at the park. Yahoo's thought it would be fun to trash the bird feeder on the Main trail on Friday night. I took it home and will try to fix it, .... again.

 


Under repair. 

I have all the pieces of the Bird Feeder at home and I am going to try to fix it up.


Never give into vandalism! We are back in business.

 


July 12 2021 Fire Pit

So someone stole the benches now the fire pit from the location east of the clubhouse. The parks people have been notified as well as the police.


Park Bench

I asked the parks people to secure the park bench in the small field down. It will end up in the firepit at some point.


Thursday July 29 2021

The Clubhouse bathrooms were to be opened today but as of this morning not yet.

The park bench in the small field is going walk about again. I have asked the City to secrue it to the ground to keep it safe.

We have some gophers that have moved into the flower garden. I will try to get rid of them with non-lethal convincing.

Also, the was a small fire near the Klimpkie parking lot last night from, what I have heard, a cigerette . Please becareful and not set the whole forest a blaze.


Dogs Poisoned


July 31 2021 Sun

I think this is what the sun looks like on Mars. The smoke in the air is so thick.


Glass

I have been finding more glass on the trails. I hope to god nobody is doing it on deliberatly.