What is this? A note from the Winnipeg Better team

Elections matter —  the one in Winnipeg this Oct. 26, especially so.

Winnipeg Better is a project from senior journalism students at Red River College Polytechnic aiming to spotlight some of the major issues the incoming city council will contend with over the next four years.

Instead of focusing largely on the horse-races of council and mayoral candidates, we want to provide a more holistic, comprehensive approach to how this election is covered.

From the declining health of the city’s urban forest, its massive infrastructure deficit and the post-COVID-19 future of downtown, the next mayor and council will have a lot to deal with.

Our goal is to cultivate dialogue and be a go-to — accessible — resource on these and other serious civic issues voters should care about.

Over the coming weeks, this site will be updated frequently with fresh new content. In the weeks prior to the election, a new team of journalism students will take the reins and focus on candidates, ward races and more fun things.

Happy reading and give us a follow on Twitter below for updates.

We welcome your feedback and thoughts. Our contact information is below.

The Team:

Joshua Frey-Sam (Twitter: @jfreysam)

Tyler Searle (Twitter: @searlety)

Jenna Paterson-Coutts (Twitter: @coutts_jenna)

Bryce Hunt (Twitter: @brycehunt15)

Margaret Spratt (Twitter: @margaret_spratt)

Winnipeg Better on Twitter

Contact us: jmajorrrc@gmail.com

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