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2007 November News Releases

$1.1 million investment to reclaim Waterfront Drive property
WINNIPEG - November 30, 2007 - A new residential development will be built on the site of a former hydro steam plant, fronting Waterfront Drive, thanks to a $1.1 million investment under the Winnipeg Partnership Agreement (WPA). The WPA represents a five-year, $75 million commitment by the governments of Canada, Manitoba and Winnipeg to strengthen our neighbourhoods, promote economic development and enable Aboriginal citizens to fully enjoy Winnipeg's economic and social opportunities.…

Southbound curb lane of Disraeli Overpass will be closed for regular maintenance
WINNIPEG - November 29, 2007 - The public is advised that the southbound curb lane of the Disraeli Overpass will be closed for regular maintenance on Friday and through the weekend.…

Santa Claus is coming to Animal Services!
WINNIPEG - November 29, 2007 - On Saturday, December 1, 2007, Santa Claus will be coming to the City of Winnipeg Animal Services Agency at 1057 Logan Avenue to visit all the animals. All proceeds collected will go towards funding our Dog Adoption and Education Programs.…

Annual snow route overnight parking ban commences Saturday, December 1, 2007
WINNIPEG - November 29, 2007 - The City's annual Snow Route Overnight Parking Ban will take effect at 2:00 a.m., Saturday, December 1, 2007. This parking ban is put into effect pursuant to the terms of By-Law No. 6288/93 which provides for the automatic implementation of the Snow Route Parking Ban annually from December 1 to March 1 on all streets designated as Snow Routes.…

Truck plowing underway on main routes, bus routes and collectors
WINNIPEG - November 28, 2007 - The public is advised that truck plowing on main routes, bus routes and collector streets commenced this morning and is continuing throughout the day.…

Fire Department reminds citizens to be aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide
WINNIPEG - November 27, 2007 - As the winter season fast approaches, the Winnipeg Fire Department is reminding citizens to be aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide.…

City prepared for snow clearing operations
WINNIPEG - November 23, 2007 - Planning for this year's winter snow clearing season is well underway and the City has indicated a high level of preparedness for the upcoming season.…

2008 Capital Budget Keeps City Focus on Roads & Bridges
WINNIPEG - November 22, 2007 - Today, Executive Policy Committee tabled the fourth capital budget of Mayor Katz's term in office, outlining plans for the City's 'big-ticket' projects, roadwork and other heavy infrastructure investments for 2008-2013.…

Emergency Services personnel launch "Cards for Troops" Campaign
WINNIPEG - November 21, 2007 - Winnipeg Emergency Medical Services and the Winnipeg Fire Department are uniting to support another group of first responders — Canadian Forces personnel serving in Afghanistan — with the launch of the "Cards for Troops" campaign, inviting members of the public to drop off holiday cards or letters of support at their local Fire Paramedic Station until November 28, 2007.…

Keith McCaskill appointed Chief of Police
WINNIPEG - November 20, 2007 - Acting Chief Administrative Officer Alex Robinson, joined by Mayor Sam Katz, today announced the appointment of Keith McCaskill as Chief of Police for the Winnipeg Police Service (WPS).…

Katz Challenges Fiacco in Grey Cup Final
WINNIPEG - November 19, 2007 - Committed to recognizing the outstanding 2007 accomplishments of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, and to demonstrate confidence in a Blue Bomber Grey Cup victory,…

Governments partner to move Winnipeg Transit improvements forward
WINNIPEG - November 16, 2007 - Committed to improving public transit infrastructure in Winnipeg, the Honourable Vic Toews, President of the Treasury Board, on behalf of the Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, together with Steve Ashton, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs for Manitoba, and Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz today showcased the newly upgraded heated transit shelters in the heart of the Graham Mall Transit corridor.…

Fire Department to collect toys at The Forks
WINNIPEG - November 16, 2007 - The Winnipeg Fire Department will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for children tomorrow, Saturday, November 17, from 2:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m. at The Forks (York and Pioneer), to coincide with the Santa Claus Parade.…

2007 Santa Claus Parade
WINNIPEG - November 16, 2007 - The public is advised of the following adjustments to City of Winnipeg services for the 3rd Annual Power Smart / Winnipeg Jaycees Santa Claus Parade on Saturday, November 17, 2007.…

'Tis the season City Hall Christmas Tree goes up this week
WINNIPEG - November 13, 2007 - Today at 11:00 a.m., The City of Winnipeg continued the tradition of moving a citizen-donated Christmas tree to City Hall. A forestry crew will then spend several days decorating the tree with over 5,000 LED lights.…

Controlled Burn to take place November 13 — 16, 2007
WINNIPEG - November 12, 2007 - The City of Winnipeg Public Works Department will be conducting a controlled burn on the tall grass prairie restoration in the south east corner of Assiniboine Forest at Shaftsbury Blvd. and Wilkes Ave. between Tuesday, November 13, and Friday, November 16, 2007, weather conditions permitting.…

City of Winnipeg operating hours for Remembrance Day
WINNIPEG - November 7, 2007 - Operating hours for City facilities and services are listed below, including civic offices, garbage/recycling, transit, libraries, zoo, conservatory, pools, leisure centres and animal services.…

Brookside Cemetery offers public tours of war graves
WINNIPEG - November 6, 2007 - Winnipeg's Brookside Cemetery is inviting the public to visit and remember the more than 10,000 war veterans interred in its Field of Honour during the week prior to Remembrance Day. …

Winnipeg Emergency Medical Services joins rural ambulances in Operation Christmas Child
WINNIPEG - November 5, 2007 - Winnipeg Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the Professional Paramedic Association of Winnipeg will be participating in Operation Christmas Child, a program aimed at bringing joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world through gift-filled shoeboxes. Operation Christmas Child is about "kids helping kids", and is the world's largest children's Christmas project.…

Fire Department launches 2007 "Toy Mountain" campaign
WINNIPEG - November 5, 2007 - The Winnipeg Fire Department (WFD) today launched its annual Toy Mountain campaign to collect new, unwrapped Christmas toys for children. The campaign was launched by retired and current firefighters alongside representatives of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, in support of the Salvation Army.…

Katz's leadership team continues to address priorities
WINNIPEG - November 2, 2007 - Prior to the organizational meeting of City Council on November 7th, Mayor Sam Katz today confirmed EPC appointments and several portfolio changes in other priority areas.…

Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex
WINNIPEG - November 2, 2007 - Committed to the provision of recreation and leisure services in Winnipeg, Premier Gary Doer; Joy Smith, Member of Parliament for Kildonan–St. Paul; and Mayor Sam Katz broke ground today on the redevelopment of the Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex, formerly Sargent Park Recreation Centre, located at 999 Sargent Avenue.…

Manitoba Public Libraries offer new digital media
WINNIPEG - November 1, 2007 - Today, the Public Library Services Branch of Manitoba Culture, Heritage, Tourism and Sport and the Library Services Division of the City of Winnipeg Community Services Department launched the new "eLibraries" digital media services program at the Millennium Library.…

Last update: 28.05.2008

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