chvnradio.com

Now Playing What just played?

THE COLOR

ONE SURE THING

Listen Live

Winnipeg welcomed its first kid mayor into city hall Tuesday and gave him a chance to experience Winnipeg politics first hand. 

Nazar Viznytsya, 12, joined Mayor Brian Bowman on Tuesday for his first (and only) day as Kid Mayor of Winnipeg.

"This is part of ongoing work I've been doing to better engage our youth," Bowman said.

Viznytsya, the winner of the Kid Mayor contest featuring 200 applicants, spend the day following Bowman and performing various mayoral duties. This included sitting in the Executive Policy Committee meeting as co-chair, where he had a chance to share his ideas on making Winnipeg a better place.

"It was interesting to see all the committee members talking about the big issues and what they are going to change or implement," Viznytsya said. "It was really interesting to see how it was done at City Hall."

The kid mayor also got to attend the opening of a new Winnipeg candy store, cutting the ribbon along with Bowman and owner Heather Hillier. He ended his day at the Winnipeg Police Headquarters, where he sat down with Police Chief Danny Smyth behind closed doors.

While Viznytsya spent most of his day experiencing what it meant to be mayor, he did make one decision that could have future implications. When asked what flavour of ice cream he would mandate if there was ever an ice cream shortage in Winnipeg, Viznytsya declared that it would be Rocky Road, traditionally composed of chocolate ice cream, nuts, and marshmallows.

"I just like it, it's my favourite."

Viznytsya says the day's experiences have made him want to consider politics for a future career.

Free movies with a side of fresh air

Grab a blanket and pop some popcorn, because outdoor movies are returning to Winnipeg…

RWB's Ballet in the Park returns for 48th year

Members of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) are once-again inviting Winnipeggers to…

City Council votes to support Main Street Project redevelopment

Winnipeg City Council voted to support Main Street Project's redevelopment project, which…

Mosquito count low but warm weather ideal for West Nile carrier

While mosquito counts remain low in many southern Manitoba communities, the warm…

Job fair giving Canadian newcomers skills and opportunities

Newcomers to Winnipeg had a chance today to gain a foothold in the Canadian workforce.

Two men facing drug possession charges after one of them slams into police cruiser

Two men are facing charges after Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) officers made an odd drug…

Winnipeg voices joining new worship project

Canadian artist Jeremy Benjamin is travelling across Canada gathering voices for a unique…

Smoke from wildfires could affect air quality tonight

It smells a bit smokey in Winnipeg, but that doesn't necessarily mean there should be…

Updated: 5 people make daring escape from house fire

Five people are fortunate to be alive this morning after jumping to safety from an early…

Free weekend access to Manitoba parks

Getting into a provincial park this weekend will cost you a little less.

Local church ministering across borders

For two weeks, a Winnipeg church is letting their lights shine through a youth missions…

What's killing the birds in southern Manitoba?

Concerns are being raised over the number of dead birds showing up this summer in…

Severe thunderstorm warning ended in Winnipeg

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) has ended the severe thunderstorm warning…

Weekend family fun: Manitoba's Passion Play highlights weekend

The Manitoba Passion Play is back and is highlighting the list of great events this…

Bump to defence spending could help smooth US/Canada relations, says MB MP

In the midst of a trade war between Canada and the United States, the Member of…

Province announces funding for community projects

The province is shelling out $848,000 in funding for 120 projects in various Manitoba…

Manitoba couple's proposal goes viral

A newly-engaged couple's flash mob proposal video has gone viral, thanks to some dancing…

Inner-city youth given hands-on science experience

140 students from inner-city Winnipeg and northern Manitoba had a chance to learn about…

Manitoba RCMP looking for missing woman

Manitoba RCMP is asking for the public's help in locating a missing woman from the…

The story of the church in the middle of the highway

On Highway 75, between Morris and Ste. Agathe, sits a small, simple building that splits…