02/13/2013 04:09 EST | Updated 04/15/2013 05:12 EDT

Saskatoon mayor tells Winnipeg says urban reserve good fit for his city

WINNIPEG - The mayor of Saskatoon says an urban reserve in his city works well.

Donald Atchison, along with a councillor from the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, which operates the urban reserve in Saskatoon, are making the rounds in Winnipeg to talk about the experience.

Atchison says he would challenge anyone to drive past the urban reserve in Saskatoon and try to identify where it starts and ends.

He says it has all the amenities and services that any community has, such as a financial institution, lawyers, licence issuer and a range of businesses.

It's been suggested an urban reserve might be a good fit for the former Kapyong Barracks military property in Winnipeg.