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2006 December News Releases

Winnipeg Transit New Year's Eve service - REVISED
WINNIPEG - December 31, 2006 - Winnipeg Transit will operate a downtown shuttle and extra service for New Year's Eve Celebrations at the Forks. Regular transit fares apply.

City continues cleanup after significant snowfall
WINNIPEG - December 31, 2006 - The City of Winnipeg continues with snow clearing operations in the wake of the significant snowfall over the past 24 hours.

Winnipeg Transit New Year's Eve service
WINNIPEG - December 29, 2006 - Winnipeg Transit will operate a downtown shuttle and extra service for New Year's Eve Celebrations at the Forks. Regular transit fares apply.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service reminds citizens to be fire safe
WINNIPEG - December 27, 2006 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service is reminding citizens to be vigilant about fire safety for the remainder of the holiday season. Fire safety is of paramount importance at this time of year, especially with the safe display of natural and artificial Christmas trees, candles, lights and seasonal decorations.

Rare Takin makes his debut
WINNIPEG - December 27, 2006 - A male Sichuan Takin, one of the world's rarest and strangest-looking members of the cattle family, is now on display at the Assiniboine Park Zoo. The Assiniboine Park Zoo has been selected to receive a captive-born pair from the Minnesota Zoo as part of a special breeding program to help save this endangered species.

Holiday operating hours for civic facilities
WINNIPEG - December 22, 2006 - Civic offices will close at noon on Friday, December 22, 2006 and re-open on Wednesday, December 27, 2006. Civic offices will also be closed on Monday, January 1, 2007. See below for all operating schedules.

Let's Chip In Program
WINNIPEG - December 21, 2006 - Don't throw your Christmas tree away after the holiday season. Join us to recycle your tree at any of the nine Let’s Chip In Depots between December 27, 2006 and January 20, 2007.

Residential Overnight Parking Ban ends
WINNIPEG - December 14, 2006 - The Residential Overnight Parking Ban has been lifted effective 6:01a.m., Thursday, December 14, 2006.

City hosts open house
WINNIPEG - December 13, 2006 - On Thursday, December 14, 2006 from 4:00 p.m. — 8:00 p.m., the City of Winnipeg is hosting a public Open House at both the Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex, 999 Sargent Avenue, and the West End Library, 823 Ellice Avenue. To provide ease of access for community residents, identical information will be displayed at both the Sargent and Ellice locations.

Residential Overnight Parking Ban declared effective midnight tonight
WINNIPEG - December 12, 2006 - Residential plowing will begin tonight at 7:00 p.m. To aid clearing of residential streets, the Residential Overnight Parking Ban has been declared effective midnight tonight. This ban prohibits parking, between midnight and 6:00 a.m., on all streets not designated as Snow Routes.

WFPS Collecting Toys for Children
WINNIPEG - December 11, 2006 - Retired and active members of the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) are assisting the Salvation Army in collecting 7,000 new toys for underprivileged children.

Bactrian brides head west for nuptials
WINNIPEG - December 11, 2006 - The Assiniboine Park Zoo's three female Bactrian Camels are scheduled to be shipped to a zoo at Innisfail, Alberta, where Kleaver, the groom, is waiting anxiously for their arrival.

Assiniboine Park activities for December
WINNIPEG - December 4, 2006 - Winter remains a busy time for Assiniboine Park. Planned activities for December include Cheetahs, Reindeer and reconstruction of the Duck Pond Shelter beginning on Monday, December 4, 2006

Last update: 29.03.2007

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