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2007 May News Releases

Winnipeg Transit open house
WINNIPEG - May 31, 2007 - Winnipeg Transit celebrates 125 years of service at an Open House being held on Saturday, June 2, 2007 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fort Rouge Garage, 421 Osborne Street. Winnipeg Transit employs 1,000 Bus Operators and plans to hire 100 new operators in 2007 to fill existing and anticipated vacancies.…

EMS Chiefs from across Canada gather in Winnipeg
WINNIPEG - May 31, 2007 - Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Chiefs from across Canada are gathering in Winnipeg this week for their annual leadership and learning forum, hosted this year by the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service. The EMS Chiefs of Canada conference — which follows on the heels of last week's national EMS Week — features a diverse program of speakers on a number of important issues facing the EMS community today and into the future.…

Cankerworm Control Program continues in areas throughout the city
WINNIPEG - May 31, 2007 - On May 31, 2007, weather permitting; the City of Winnipeg's Insect Control Branch will continue its cankerworm control program in areas throughout the City.…

Extensive larviciding program underway in response to heavy rainfalls
WINNIPEG - May 29, 2007 - Today, the Insect Control Branch announced that a full-out larviciding program is underway in response to the heavy rainfall.…

Cankerworm Control Program continues in areas throughout the city
WINNIPEG - May 29, 2007 - On May 29 2007, weather permitting; the City of Winnipeg's Insect Control Branch will continue its cankerworm control program in areas throughout the City.…

Cankerworm Control Program continues in areas throughout the city
WINNIPEG - May 28, 2007 - On May 28 2007, weather permitting; the City of Winnipeg's Insect Control Branch will continue its cankerworm control program in areas throughout the City.…

Cankerworm Control Program delayed last night due to inclement weather
WINNIPEG - May 25, 2007 - On May 12, 2007 the City of Winnipeg's Insect Control Branch commenced a cankerworm control program.…

Cankerworm control program continues in areas throughout the city
WINNIPEG - May 24, 2007 - On May 24, 2007, weather permitting; the City of Winnipeg’s Insect Control Branch will continue its cankerworm control program in areas throughout the City.…

City of Winnipeg learns through exercise
WINNIPEG - May 23, 2007 - The City of Winnipeg emergency preparedness exercise, dubbed exercise West Wind, met its goal today in testing the City's emergency preparedness and response capabilities.…

City conducts Emergency Preparedness Exercise
WINNIPEG - May 23, 2007 - The City of Winnipeg is putting its emergency preparedness and response capabilities to the test today in a mock tornado exercise. Dubbed Exercise West Wind, the exercise attempts to replicate a real-life tornado disaster scenario, complete with the response of emergency personnel and the activation of the City's Emergency Operations Centre.…

Cankerworm Control Program delayed last night due to inclement weather
WINNIPEG - May 23, 2007 - On May 12, 2007 the City of Winnipeg's Insect Control Branch commenced a cankerworm control program.…

Compost bins on sale at 'down to earth' prices
WINNIPEG - May 23, 2007 - The City of Winnipeg and the Province of Manitoba are sponsoring a one-day compost bin sale this Saturday, May 26, 2007. Each compost bin can prevent 100 kilograms of organics from going to the landfill each year. Organic materials produce methane gas in landfills, which contributes to harmful climate change.…

City to conduct Emergency Preparedness Exercise
WINNIPEG - May 22, 2007 - The City of Winnipeg will be conducting an emergency preparedness exercise in the Westwood area of Winnipeg on Wednesday, May 23, 2007. No disruptions to traffic will occur as a result of the exercise. …

Downtown Wayfinding signs to hit Winnipeg streets next week
WINNIPEG - May 18, 2007 - Beginning next week, Downtown drivers and pedestrians will be assisted by new directional Wayfinding signage which will identify the location of major destinations in the downtown. …

Cankerworm Control Program delayed last night due to inclement weather
WINNIPEG - May 22, 2007 - On May 12, 2007 the City of Winnipeg's Insect Control Branch commenced a cankerworm control program.…

Cankerworm control program continues in areas throughout the city
WINNIPEG - May 18, 2007 - On May 12, 2007 the City of Winnipeg's Insect Control Branch commenced a cankerworm control program.…

Celebrating 125 years of fire and rescue service in Winnipeg
WINNIPEG - May 17, 2007 - Media and members of the public are invited to join the City of Winnipeg in celebrating 125 years of fire and rescue service in Winnipeg with an event at The Forks on Saturday, May 19, 2007 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. …

Southbound lanes on Route 90 at Logan Avenue closed due to emergency sewer work
WINNIPEG - May 17, 2007 - Effective today, the southbound lanes at Route 90 and Logan Avenue are closed due to the collapse of a sewer pipe which created a void under the road. …

City of Winnipeg operating hours for civic facilities Victoria Day long weekend
WINNIPEG - May 17, 2007 - Civic offices will be closed Monday, May 21…

Cankerworm control program continues in areas throughout the city
WINNIPEG - May 17, 2007 - Today, the Insect Control Branch announced the continuance of its cankerworm control program for trees in city parks and on city boulevards in specific areas of the City where cankerworms are causing significant defoliation.…

Manitoba wildflower and grass sales at Living Prairie Museum
WINNIPEG - May 17, 2007 - Prairie Habitats Nursery will be at the Living Prairie Museum with their wonderful selection of native wildflowers and grasses for purchase.…

Cankerworm control program continues in areas throughout the city
WINNIPEG - May 16, 2007 - On May 12, 2007 the City of Winnipeg's Insect Control Branch commenced a cankerworm control program.…

Food service establishment closures and convictions semi-annual summary
WINNIPEG - May 15, 2007 - In keeping with Council direction, the City's Environmental Health Services Branch today issued the semi-annual summary on all convictions and closures issued under the Food Service Establishment By-Law No. 5160-89 for the previous six months.…

Kinsmen Club of Winnipeg donates flashover simulator to Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service
WINNIPEG - May 15, 2007 - The Kinsmen Club of Winnipeg today officially presented the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service with a flashover simulator, a key piece of training equipment used to observe fire behaviour and the signs that lead to a flashover.…

Cankerworm control program continues in areas throughout the city
WINNIPEG - May 15, 2007 - On May 12, 2007 the City of Winnipeg's Insect Control Branch commenced a cankerworm control program.…

Cankerworm control program continues in areas throughout the city
WINNIPEG - May 14, 2007 - On May 12, 2007 the City of Winnipeg's Insect Control Branch commenced a cankerworm control program.…

Sump pump hose inspection program
WINNIPEG - May 14, 2007 - Staff will be visiting about 20,000 homes over the summer to see if sump pump hoses are draining properly. Notices will be mailed out this week advising owners of the upcoming inspection.…

Cankerworm control program continues in areas throughout the city
WINNIPEG - May 13, 2007 - On May 12, 2007 the City of Winnipeg's Insect Control Branch commenced a cankerworm control program.…

City commences cankerworm control program
WINNIPEG - May 10, 2007 - Today, the Insect Control Branch announced the commencement of its cankerworm control program for trees in city parks and on city boulevards in specific areas of the City, where cankerworms are causing significant defoliation. Interested individuals may acquire more information by contacting the City's Bugline at 311 Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or by visiting the City's Insect Control website at Winnipeg.ca/bugline.…

Annual summer meter reading program begins tomorrow
WINNIPEG - May 8, 2007 - Water meter readers will be visiting homes and small businesses until August. Watch for them weekdays between 3 p.m. and dusk. For your safety, please check identification before allowing a meter reader into your home. Meter readers only record water meter readings, and do not collect money.…

Public Works to conduct controlled burn
WINNIPEG - May 7, 2007 - The City of Winnipeg, Public Works Department with assistance from Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Services, will be conducting a controlled burn during the day at the Living Prairie Museum, 2795 Ness Avenue between Tuesday, May 8 and Friday, May 11, 2007 weather conditions permitting. …

Roadway bike paths to open
WINNIPEG - May 4, 2007 - The City's four popular roadway bike paths will open for the season on Sunday, May 6, 2007. …

City reminds residents to recycle old phone books
WINNIPEG - May 4, 2007 - The City of Winnipeg reminds residents to recycle their old phone books. Residents with blue box collection can place their phone books in their blue box. Apartment residents should put their phone books in their recycling bins. …

Rediscover Harbour View Golf Course and Recreation Complex
WINNIPEG - May 3, 2007 - Harbour View Golf Course and Recreation Complex located at 1867 Springfield Road is hosting a 25th anniversary open house on Saturday May 5th and Sunday May 6th, 2007 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. The staff at Harbour View is looking forward to Winnipeggers planning a family day this weekend at one of this city's unique recreation facilities. Come out and join the fun.…

Cankerworms — what to expect this season
WINNIPEG - May 3, 2007 - The Insect Control Branch is forecasting a significant cankerworm population in Winnipeg over the next few weeks which will likely have the potential to cause major defoliation of American Elms, Manitoba Maple and Ash trees in many parts of the City where there are large stands of these trees.…

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service reminds citizens to be fire safe outside the home
WINNIPEG - May 2, 2007 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) is reminding citizens to be fire safe outside the home this Spring.…

Last update: 22.12.2008

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