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2006 June News Releases


 

City and partners beef up education; enforcement on aggressive panhandling
WINNIPEG June 29, 2006 - Today, Mayor Sam Katz joined members of the Winnipeg Police Service, Downtown Watch, and the Exchange District Business Improvement Zone (BIZ) patrol to speak to media and citizens about the City's 2006 strategy on panhandling.

Operating hours for City facilities, July long weekend
WINNIPEG June 28, 2006 - The following operating hours will be in effect over the July long weekend for all City of Winnipeg facilities.

Seasonal algae growth starting to affect Winnipeg's tap water
WINNIPEG June 28, 2006 - "As a result of algae growth in Winnipeg's water supply, some residents are noticing an unusual taste and odor in their tap water," says Diane Sacher, Manager of the City's Water Services.

Red Tape, one-year on: "Progress, but not enough"
WINNIPEG June 27, 2006 - One year after the conclusion of the Mayor's Red Tape Commission, Mayor Sam Katz is pleased that progress has been made on the Commission's recommendations - but he also agrees that much more must be done before Winnipeg can claim victory over red tape.

Adult Nuisance Mosquito Fogging program temporarily suspended
WINNIPEG June 27, 2006 - The city-wide Adulticiding Factor Analysis (AFA) rating has now moved from high to medium, based on an analysis of today's AFA factors, which includes trap counts.

Adult Nuisance Mosquito Fogging Program continues
WINNIPEG June 26, 2006 - Tonight, the City of Winnipeg's Insect Control Branch will continue its Adult Nuisance Fogging Program for the entire City beginning at 10:00 p.m., weather permitting. Until further notice, fogging will occur on a daily basis between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.

Committee sets date for Public Hearing on Zoning By-law Review
WINNIPEG June 26, 2006 - The City of Winnipeg's Standing Policy Committee on Property and Development today set a date for a Public Hearing to review the proposed new Winnipeg Zoning By-law.

Adult Nuisance Mosquito Fogging program continues
WINNIPEG June 25, 2006 - Tonight, the City of Winnipeg's Insect Control Branch will continue its Adult Nuisance Fogging Program for the entire City beginning at 10:00 p.m., weather permitting. For information on where City crews will be fogging, citizens are encouraged to visit the Web site at Winnipeg.ca/bugline or call the Bugline at 311.

Adult Nuisance Mosquito Fogging program continues
WINNIPEG June 24, 2006 - Tonight, the City of Winnipeg's Insect Control Branch will continue its Adult Nuisance Fogging Program for the entire City beginning at 10:00 p.m., weather permitting. For information on where City crews will be fogging, citizens are encouraged to visit the Web site at Winnipeg.ca/bugline or call the Bugline at 311.

City-wide Adult Nuisance Mosquito Fogging program commences tonight
WINNIPEG June 23, 2006 - Tonight, the City of Winnipeg's Insect Control Branch will commence an Adult Nuisance Mosquito Fogging Program for the entire City beginning at 10:00 p.m., weather permitting. For information on where City crews will be fogging, citizens are encouraged to visit the Web site at Winnipeg.ca/bugline or call the Bugline at 311.

Revitalize a Downtown Riverbank - Saturday June 24
WINNIPEG June 23, 2006 - On Saturday, June 24, 2006, the Point Douglas Residents Committee in partnership with the City of Winnipeg will be holding a volunteer tree planting event between 10:00 a.m. - noon along the riverbank at Norquay Community Centre, 65 Granville Street. A Community Celebration will also be held at noon with a local band, musicians, choir presentation and barbeque for participants.

St. James Civic Centre parking lot reconstruction, June 26-Sept 29, 2006
WINNIPEG June 23, 2006 - The parking lot at the St. James Civic Centre, 2055 Ness Avenue will undergo full reconstruction starting Monday, June 26, 2006.

48 hour public notice - Adult Nuisance Mosquito Fogging Program
WINNIPEG June 21, 2006 - Today, the City of Winnipeg's Insect Control Branch is providing 48 hour public notice that an Adult Nuisance Mosquito Fogging Program for the entire city will begin effective Friday June 23, 2006 at 10:00 p.m. This adult nuisance mosquito fogging program will be carried out in the entire City, respecting buffer zones, and prioritizing for areas with the highest nuisance mosquito populations. To find out where City crews will be fogging, citizens are encouraged to visit the Web site at Winnipeg.ca/bugline or call the Bugline at 311 daily.

City scholarships will honor Lehotsky
WINNIPEG June 20, 2006 - Today, Mayor Sam Katz announced that the City will honor the work of Reverend Harry Lehotsky — founder of New Life Ministries — by creating a scholarship program in his name.

AFA remains medium
WINNIPEG June 16, 2006 - The city-wide AFA rating remains at medium. The AFA Level consists of a range of factors that are considered in determining the appropriate control measure to be implemented for nuisance mosquitoes. Information on nuisance mosquito trap counts, as well as other AFA factors are available at Winnipeg.ca/bugline.

Nuisance mosquitoes update / TEAAM program commences
WINNIPEG June 14, 2006 - Today the city-wide AFA rating has moved from low to medium. The AFA Level consists of a range of factors that are considered in determining the appropriate control measure to be implemented for nuisance mosquitoes. Information on nuisance mosquito trap counts, as well as other AFA factors are available at Winnipeg.ca/bugline. Also today, the City is announcing the commencement of the Targeted Environmental Action Against Mosquitoes (TEAAM) project for the 2006 season. More information is available by contacting the City's Bugline at 311 Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or at Winnipeg.ca/bugline.

Communities in Bloom winners recognized
WINNIPEG June 9, 2006 - A reception was held today at City Hall to recognize the efforts of citizens, volunteers, the business community and City staff who helped the City of Winnipeg win the National 2005 Communities in Bloom Award.

Nuisance mosquitoes - AFA remains low
WINNIPEG June 8, 2006 - With respect to mosquito control, results of the extensive larviciding program continue to be positive. Weather conditions have been conducive for the return of normal levels of soil saturation in and around Winnipeg.

Sandbags available to the public
WINNIPEG June 8, 2006 - The Public Works Department has surplus sandbags available to the public. The sandbags can be picked up on the south side of the Streets Maintenance Facility located at 1539 Waverley Street, Monday to Friday, between the hours of 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.

Bus Operator Career Open House
WINNIPEG June 8, 2006 - Winnipeg Transit is holding a Career Open House at its Fort Rouge Garage, 421 Osborne Street on Saturday, June 10, 2006 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Rare white Buffalo calf arrives at Zoo
WINNIPEG June 5, 2006 - During an early-spring blizzard, the Zoo received a white Buffalo calf (aptly named "Blizzard" ) from the United States. Recognizing the great significance of the Buffalo to Manitobans, especially First Nations and Métis, the Zoo acquired this rare and beautiful animal, which is now on display in the Native Animals section, east of the Tropical House.

American Elm Tree preservation effort on Broadway Vertical mulching to begin on Monday, June 5, 2006
WINNIPEG June 2, 2006 - The City of Winnipeg in cooperation with the Coalition to Save the Elms is participating in an American Elm Tree Preservation Effort on Broadway between Osborne Street and Main Street. The first in a series of tree maintenance activities called vertical mulching will begin on Monday, June 5, 2006.

Cankerworms are moving into the dormant stage
WINNIPEG June 1, 2006 - This evening the City of Winnipeg will conclude the cankerworm control program. The Branch would like to remind residents to put up their tree bands again this fall in order to minimize next year's population of cankerworms. Since May 4th the City has been monitoring the 24 New Jersey Light Traps for nuisance mosquitoes three times a week. Starting next Monday, June 5, 2006, this will increase to 5 times a week, Monday through Friday. More information is available at available at Winnipeg.ca/bugline.

Transit ridership increases
WINNIPEG June 1, 2006 - Winnipeg Transit experienced an increase of 8.9% in weekday ridership during the first three months of 2006. About 13,000 more passengers are riding transit every day compared to this time last year.

Last update: 29.03.2007

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