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2007 February News Releases

Annual Snow Route Overnight Parking Ban lifted
WINNIPEG - February 28, 2007 - Bill Larkin, Director of Public Works, announced the Snow Route Overnight Parking Ban has been lifted effective 06:01 a.m. this morning.…

City commences plowing residential streets today
WINNIPEG - February 26, 2007 - To aid plowing operations, the Residential Overnight Parking Ban has been declared effective midnight tonight.…

City continues snow clearing efforts
WINNIPEG - February 25, 2007 - The City of Winnipeg continues snow clearing efforts on main routes today. As work is completed the City's focus will shift to remaining bus routes and collector streets.…

Budget delivers 10th property tax freeze, cuts business tax
WINNIPEG - February 22, 2007 - Committed to delivering on its promise to reinvest in frontline services, Executive Policy Committee today tabled its first operating budget of the new term. The budget includes the City's 10th consecutive property tax freeze, and cuts the business tax outside downtown.…

Winnipegers can now plan their leisure time online
WINNIPEG - February 16, 2007 - Why wait in-line when you can go online? Citizens can now plan their leisure time online anytime from the convenience of their home or office, since "leisureonline" can also be accessed from any computer with Internet access. "leisureonline" is also available from a computer station at any one of the City's 20 Library branches.…

Moment of Silence at City Offices in remembrance of, and respect for, the fallen Firefighters
WINNIPEG - February 13, 2007 - On Wednesday, February 14, at approximately 10:00 a.m. — subject to operational requirements — all City employees have been encouraged to observe a minute of silence in remembrance of, and respect for, fallen firefighters Captain Harold Lessard and Captain Thomas Nichols. For members of the public present at or phoning into City offices at 10:00 a.m., there may be a one to two minute delay in service.…

WFPS and UFFW Memorial Service
WINNIPEG - February 12, 2007 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service and the United Fire Fighters of Winnipeg announced today the final plans for the Memorial Service to be held on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 in honour of fallen firefighters Captain Tom Nichols and Captain Harold Lessard.…

WFPS and UFFW respectfully request charitable contributions in lieu of flowers
WINNIPEG - February 9, 2007 - Given the overwhelming display of support from citizens, the City of Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service together with the United Fire Fighters of Winnipeg respectfully request that anyone wishing to show their support make a charitable donation in lieu of sending flowers.…

Smart pay stations send cold symptoms to Parking Store
WINNIPEG - February 9, 2007 - During this prolonged cold spell the Winnipeg Parking Authority advises its downtown parking customers that the new on-street pay stations may perform sluggishly in extreme cold weather. The new pay stations begin to slow down at -30C and are too cold to operate effectively at -37C.…

Citizens invited to sign Book of Condolence
WINNIPEG - February 7, 2007 - In recognition of the tremendous outpouring of sympathy and support over the passing of two City of Winnipeg firefighters — Captain Harold Lessard and Captain Thomas Nichols - a Book of Condolence has been placed in the Mayor's Foyer on the 2nd floor of the Council Building at City Hall, 510 Main Street. …

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service - Release of Names of Fallen or Injured Firefighters
WINNIPEG - February 5, 2007 - With much sadness, the City of Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service is releasing the names of the members who were fallen or injured as a result of the tragic fire last night at 15 Gabrielle Roy Place. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the fallen or injured firefighters and all members of the Service at this most difficult time.…

Update regarding tragic fire - Gabrielle Roy Place
WINNIPEG - February 5, 2007 - At approximately 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 4, 2007, members of the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to a fire in a two-storey house at 15 Gabrielle Roy Place.…

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service and the United Fire Fighters of Winnipeg
WINNIPEG - February 5, 2007 - At approximately 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 4, 2007, members of the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to a fire in a two-storey home on Gabrielle Roy Place in St. Boniface. Tragically, while fighting this fire, six WFPS members were injured, two fatally. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the fallen and injured firefighters and all members of the Service at this most difficult time.…

Last update: 29.03.2007

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