WINNIPEG - For the first time ever, the Mayor's State of the City address has been delivered virtually.
This was Brian Bowman's seventh State of the City since being elected in 2014.
He talked about how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting Winnipeg, local businesses and city operations.
“We’ve weathered a lot of storms in our history and I’m proud of the way our community has come together to weather this storm,” said Mayor Brian Bowman. “We have a long way to go yet but as we continue to inch toward vaccines for more of our residents, I believe our community is positioned to emerge from this storm stronger than before. The sooner we see vaccines in the arms of more Winnipeggers, the sooner we’ll have a chance to gather with our friends and family again and that’s why I’m calling on all Winnipeggers to get vaccinated once you are eligible.”
Bowman believes the next major project for the city is the North End Sewage Treatment Plant at a cost of $1.8 billion but he points out that Winnipeg taxpayers can't do it alone, they need the support of the other two levels of government.