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2005 July News Releases

West Nile Virus mosquito fogging continues under provincial order
WINNIPEG - July 29, 2005 - Tonight, weather permitting, the City of Winnipeg will continue its city-wide West Nile Virus Fogging Program, as required by the Province of Manitoba's Public Health Order. The issuance of this city-wide Public Health Order means that buffer zones are no longer in effect.

West Nile Virus mosquito fogging continues under provincial order
WINNIPEG - July 28, 2005 - Tonight, weather permitting, the City of Winnipeg will continue its city-wide West Nile Virus Fogging Program, as required by the Province of Manitoba's Public Health Order. The issuance of this city-wide Public Health Order means that buffer zones are no longer in effect.

Council votes to save the taxpayers millions on solid waste
WINNIPEG - July 27, 2005 - Faced with a choice between saving millions or further delays on an issue that has waited through three reports and six years for a decision, Mayor Sam Katz and Winnipeg City Council voted today to contract out solid waste collection for the south end of the city and autobin collection for the entire city.

City services for Monday, Aug 1st, 2005
WINNIPEG - July 27, 2005 - All civic offices will be closed on Monday, August 1, 2005.

West Nile Virus mosquito fogging continues under provincial order
WINNIPEG - July 27, 2005 - Tonight, weather permitting, the City of Winnipeg will continue its city-wide West Nile Virus Fogging Program, as required by the Province of Manitoba's Public Health Order. The issuance of this city-wide Public Health Order means that buffer zones are no longer in effect.

West Nile Virus mosquito fogging continues under provincial order
WINNIPEG - July 26, 2005 - Tonight, weather permitting, the City of Winnipeg will continue its city-wide West Nile Virus Fogging Program, as required by the Province of Manitoba's Public Health Order. The issuance of this city-wide Public Health Order means that buffer zones are no longer in effect.

West Nile Virus mosquito fogging continues under provincial order
WINNIPEG - July 25, 2005 - Tonight, weather permitting, the City of Winnipeg will continue its city-wide West Nile Virus Fogging Program, as required by the Province of Manitoba's Public Health Order. The issuance of this city-wide Public Health Order means that buffer zones are no longer in effect.

Municipal golf courses reopen
WINNIPEG - July 22, 2005 - Following adverse weather conditions over the past few weeks, the municipal golf courses have now all reopened.

Sandbag dikes no longer required
WINNIPEG - July 22, 2005 - With the Red River down below 16 feet, and river levels predicted to drop steadily over the next few weeks, homeowners who constructed sandbag dikes on their properties can now take them down and move the sandbags for pick up.

West Nile Virus mosquito fogging continues under provincial order
WINNIPEG - July 22, 2005 - Tonight, weather permitting, the City of Winnipeg will continue its city-wide West Nile Virus Fogging Program, as required by the Province of Manitoba's Public Health Order. The issuance of this city-wide Public Health Order means that buffer zones are no longer in effect.

West Nile Virus mosquito fogging continues under provincial order
WINNIPEG - July 21, 2005 - Tonight, weather permitting, the City of Winnipeg will continue its city-wide West Nile Virus Fogging Program, as required by the Province of Manitoba's Public Health Order. The issuance of this city-wide Public Health Order means that buffer zones are no longer in effect.

EPC endorses plan to save millions on solid waste
WINNIPEG - July 20, 2005 - Committed to protecting the interests of city taxpayers, Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz and the members of the Executive Policy Committee (EPC) voted today to recommend to council plans to contract out the collection of solid waste in south Winnipeg and autobin collection throughout the entire city.

Winnipeggers urged not to stock up on firewood
WINNIPEG - July 20, 2005 - In the wake of Saturday's storm that resulted in many downed trees, Winnipeggers are being urged not to take wood from brush piles on city boulevards for personal use because of the possibility of spreading Dutch elm disease.

West Nile Virus mosquito fogging continues under provincial order
WINNIPEG - July 20, 2005 - Tonight, weather permitting, the City of Winnipeg will continue its city-wide West Nile Virus Fogging Program, as required by the Province of Manitoba's Public Health Order. The issuance of this city-wide Public Health Order means that buffer zones are no longer in effect.

West Nile Virus mosquito fogging continues under provincial order
WINNIPEG - July 19, 2005 - Tonight, weather permitting, the City of Winnipeg will continue its city-wide West Nile Virus Fogging Program, as required by the Province of Manitoba's Public Health Order. The issuance of this city-wide Public Health Order means that buffer zones are no longer in effect.

City crews redeployed to get city back to normal
WINNIPEG - July 18, 2005 - A significant number of City of Winnipeg work crews have been redeployed to help with the cleanup of downed trees and fallen signs in the wake of Saturday's storm, but it could take up to three weeks to complete, Public Works Director Bill Larkin said today.

West Nile Virus mosquito fogging continues under provincial order
WINNIPEG - July 18, 2005 - Tonight, weather permitting, the City of Winnipeg will continue its city-wide West Nile Virus Fogging Program, as required by the Province of Manitoba's Public Health Order. The issuance of this city-wide Public Health Order means that buffer zones are no longer in effect.

Heavy rainfall causes overland and basement flooding in the city
WINNIPEG - July 17, 2005 - Heavy rainfall over a short period of time, as much as 90 mm in 45 minutes in the south end, combined with a quick rise in river levels, has resulted in flooded streets, underpasses, and basements in many areas of the City.

West Nile Virus mosquito fogging delayed by inclement weather last night
WINNIPEG - July 17, 2005, 10:00 a.m. - Due to the inclement weather yesterday evening and overnight, the City of Winnipeg was not able to continue with its West Nile Virus fogging program.

West Nile Virus mosquito fogging continues under provincial order
WINNIPEG - July 16, 2005, 10:00 a.m. - Tonight, the City of Winnipeg will continue its city-wide West Nile Virus Fogging Program, as required by the Province of Manitoba's Public Health Order. The issuance of this city-wide Public Health Order means that buffer zones are no longer in effect.

City introduces indoor/outdoor pool information hotlines
WINNIPEG - July 15, 2005 - Today, the City of Winnipeg introduced a new indoor/outdoor pool information hotline so citizens can easily access the latest updates related to public swim opportunities.

West Nile Virus mosquito fogging begins under provincial order
WINNIPEG - July 15, 2005, 1:20 p.m. - Tonight, the City of Winnipeg will begin its city-wide West Nile Virus Fogging Program, as required by the Province of Manitoba's Public Health Order. The issuance of this city-wide Public Health Order means that buffer zones are no longer in effect.

24-hour notice - city adjusting fogging program under provincial order
WINNIPEG - July 14, 2005, 9:30 p.m. - In accordance with the Public Health Order issued today by the Province of Manitoba, the City of Winnipeg is hereby providing 24 hours notice to the public that the city-wide fogging program for West Nile Virus will commence on Friday, July 15th at 10:00 p.m.

Unprecedented conditions lead to entire city being fogged
WINNIPEG - July 14, 2005, 3:00 p.m. - Due to the current unprecedented and rapid emergence of nuisance mosquitoes and the challenging environmental conditions, the City of Winnipeg will begin fogging tonight and will be fogging all areas of the city of Winnipeg within the next seven (7) days, weather permitting.

Update on mosquito control activities
WINNIPEG - July 13, 2005, 4:00 p.m. - Today's surveillance data indicates that the emergence of adult nuisance mosquitoes is occurring at unprecedented levels.

City's targeted fogging program expanded
WINNIPEG - July 13, 2005 - The Insect Control Branch continues to monitor and assess current and new surveillance data.

48-Hour Public Notice: Mosquito fogging begins
WINNIPEG - July 12, 2005 - Notice is hereby given that the City of Winnipeg will begin fogging to control adult nuisance mosquitoes, due to a high Adulticiding Factor Analysis (AFA) rating, based on the following factors:

Mayor to discuss gas tax with Minister Godfrey in Ottawa
OTTAWA - July 7, 2005 - Looking to address Winnipeg's crushing infrastructure deficit, Mayor Sam Katz will meet today with The Hon. John Godfrey, Federal Infrastructure Minister, to explore ways to direct federal gas tax funds towards repairs to crumbling roads and bridges.

Safety precautions urged while river levels remain high
WINNIPEG - July 1, 2005 -High water levels and overland flooding this Canada Day weekend have prompted City of Winnipeg officials to urge Winnipeggers to take precautions and avoid unnecessary risks.

Last update: 29.03.2007

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