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2006 March News Releases

Assiniboine River Walk lighting temporarily removed
WINNIPEG - March 24, 2006 - Light standards along the Assiniboine River Walk from the Osborne Bridge to the Main Street Bridge will be removed today in order to prevent potential damage from river ice during the spring breakup. …

Mayor Katz honours Winnipeg Olympian Cindy Klassen
WINNIPEG - March 24, 2006 - Committed to recognizing the unprecedented level of success achieved by Winnipegger Cindy Klassen at the 2006 Torino Olympics, Mayor Sam Katz will today unveil plans to rename the Sargent Park Recreation Complex, to the "Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex," and announce that a North Kildonan city street will be named "Cindy Klassen Way."…

St. James Centennial Pool and Recreational Facility Closed for Maintenance — Tuesday, March 28, 2006
WINNIPEG - March 24, 2006 - Due to scheduled maintenance issues, the St. James Centennial Pool and Recreational Facility located at 644 Parkdale Avenue will be closed on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 from 6:00 am until aprox. noon.…

City Launches Tax Estimator
WINNIPEG - March 23, 2006 - The City of Winnipeg's Corporate Finance Department today launched its enhanced website which includes a Tax Estimator for the convenience of property owners.…

Millennium Library closed for filming Friday, March 24, 2006
WINNIPEG - March 23, 2006 - The Millennium Library will be closed on Friday, March 24, 2006 to accommodate filming of scenes from "The Lookout". …

Remaining Winnipeg Arena structure to be leveled by implosion
WINNIPEG - March 22, 2006 - The remaining standing portion of the Winnipeg Arena complex, 1430 Maroons Road will be leveled by implosion at 7:15 am, Sunday, March 26, 2006.…

St. Mary Avenue between Garry Street and Donald closed on March 22
WINNIPEG - March 22, 2006 - St. Mary Avenue between Garry Street and Donald Street will be closed to vehicle traffic on March 22, 2006 between 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for filming of the movie Lookout. …

Plowing of back lanes underway
WINNIPEG - March 21, 2006 - City crews began plowing back lanes at 10 am this morning. The operation will include all lanes in the city and continue from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily with completion expected on Friday.…

Kiddie Pool at Pan Am closed Mar 20-21, 2006
WINNIPEG - March 17, 2006 - The Kiddie Pool at Pan Am Pool and Recreation Complex, 25 Poseidon Bay, will be closed for scheduled maintenance work on Monday, March 20 and Tuesday, March 21, 2006. …

Mayor — "Fire-Paramedic integration can work"
WINNIPEG - March 14, 2006 - Committed to seeing the successful integration of Fire and Paramedic service in Winnipeg, Mayor Katz will join Fire Paramedic Chief Wes Shoemaker and United Fire Fighters of Winnipeg (UFFW) president Alex Forrest on a frontline tour of three integrated fire paramedic services in the Western United States this Thursday, Friday and Saturday.…

Mayor Katz cuts consultants
WINNIPEG - March 13, 2006 - With evidence from last year's financial reports to prove it, Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz is declaring "major progress" on his campaign commitment to dramatically reduce consulting costs at City Hall.…

Residential Overnight Parking Ban ends
WINNIPEG - March 9, 2006 - The Residential Overnight Parking Ban has been rescinded effective 06:01 a.m., Thursday, March 9.…

Assiniboine River Walk from Kennedy Street to Hargrave Street Closed to Pedestrians March 9 to March 31, 2006
WINNIPEG - March 8, 2006 - The Assiniboine River walkway from the Legislature Building ramps/stairwell to the ramp at Bonny Castle Park will be closed from March 9 to 31, 2006, due to maintenance repairs on two outfall pipes. The walkway will reopen on April 1, 2006.…

Entertainment fix could be law by March 31st
WINNIPEG - March 3, 2006 - Winnipeg City Council will soon vote on a proposal to radically reduce the size and scope of the only entertainment tax in the nation, ending almost a decade of administrative chaos for our city's vibrant arts and entertainment community.…

2006 City tax freeze built on cuts to administration costs
WINNIPEG - March 1, 2006 - Following on the success of the 2006 Capital Budget and its 110% increase in road renewal and maintenance, Mayor Sam Katz and his executive policy committee tabled the draft 2006 operating budget today — a budget which holds spending growth to inflation, cuts costs in low priority areas, and holds the City's property taxes after freezes and reductions for the ninth consecutive year. …

Property and business tax freeze in 2006 budget
WINNIPEG - March 27, 2006 - Thanks to fiscal restraint at City Hall, property tax revenues will be frozen in 2006 after nine consecutive years of freezes and reductions.…

Last update: 29.03.2007

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