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2007 December News Releases

Closing of Kenaston snow disposal site
WINNIPEG - December 28, 2007 - Effective at 3:00 p.m. today, the Kenaston snow disposal site will be closed until further notice. …

2008 Transit Fares
WINNIPEG - December 28, 2007 - With the exception of all monthly passes - new transit fares will be in effect January 1, 2008.…

Christmas Tree Recycling Depots
WINNIPEG - December 27, 2007 - Don't throw your Christmas tree away after the holiday season — recycle it.…

Truck plowing on main routes, bus routes and collector streets underway
WINNIPEG - December 22, 2007 - A truck plowing operation is underway on main routes, bus routes and collector streets in response to snow accumulations overnight and this morning. The City of Winnipeg encourages the public to use extreme caution when approaching or driving near any snow clearing or sanding equipment and to drive to road conditions.…

Christmas Tree Recycling Depots
WINNIPEG - December 21, 2007 - Don't throw your Christmas tree away after the holiday season — recycle it.…

City of Winnipeg operating hours for Christmas and New Years
WINNIPEG - December 20, 2007 - All civic offices are closed on Monday, December 24, 2007 at noon through to Wednesday December 26, 2007, and Tuesday, January 1, 2008.…

Winnipeg Fire Department reminds citizens to be fire safe this holiday season
WINNIPEG - December 20, 2007 - The Winnipeg Fire Department is reminding citizens to be vigilant about fire safety this holiday season.…

City provides many opportunities for winter fun
WINNIPEG - December 19, 2007 - The City of Winnipeg wants to remind the public that there are numerous opportunities available to enjoy outdoor activities at City parks and facilities this holiday season. Come and discover what the warm, humid air of the Assiniboine Park Conservatory can do for you on a cold winter day! The "Fire and Ice" botanic display is on until January 6, 2008.…

Residential Overnight Parking Ban lifted
WINNIPEG - December 19, 2007 - The City of Winnipeg wishes to advise the public that the Residential Overnight Parking Ban was lifted at 6:01 a.m. this morning. This parking ban prohibits parking on city streets designated as Snow Routes between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.…

Residential overnight parking ban to take effect Sunday night at midnight
WINNIPEG - December 14, 2007 - he public is advised that plowing of residential streets will begin Sunday evening, December 16, 2007. To aid plowing operations, the Residential Overnight Parking Ban has been declared effective Sunday night at midnight.…

Hybrid electric articulated bus arrives in Winnipeg for winter operations tests
WINNIPEG - December 14, 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, and Steve Ashton, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs for Manitoba, and Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz are pleased to announce the arrival of Winnipeg Transit's first articulated hybrid electric test bus.…

Truck plowing on main routes, bus routes and collector streets continues
WINNIPEG - December 13, 2007 - Truck plows started plowing main routes, bus routes and collector streets at 11 p.m. Wednesday night and continued overnight due to snow and blowing snow conditions.…

Handi-Transit service delays
WINNIPEG - December 13, 2007 - Due to current weather and road conditions, Handi-Transit is experiencing minor service delays.…

EMS personnel and equipment added to serve citizens
WINNIPEG - December 11, 2007 - Winnipeg Emergency Medical Services, joined by Premier Gary Doer and Mayor Sam Katz, today announced the addition of 12 new paramedics to serve the citizens of Winnipeg, thereby permitting the conversion of two 12-hour peak time ambulances to 24-hour ambulances. The addition of 12 new positions brings to 226 the total number of paramedics, including those assigned to ambulance dispatch and 21 ambulances in service during peak demand periods.…

Winnipeg Transit and ATU announce Next Stop Policy
WINNIPEG - December 10, 2007 - Winnipeg Transit, together with the Amalgamated Transit Union announced the implementation of its Next Stop Policy on all transit routes effective January 1, 2008. A critical part of Winnipeg Transit's future plans is to provide automated bus stop announcements and displays. That system is expected to become operational city wide over the next several years.…

Endangered gibbon dies at the zoo
WINNIPEG - December 7, 2007 - This week saw the passing of one of Assiniboine Park Zoo's most-senior, admired, and valuable animals. Dying of natural age-related problems, Bobby-Jean was sadly one of the last of her species -- the "Critically Endangered" Grey or Silvery Gibbon, native to the island of Java, Indonesia.…

Major Snowfall Parking Ban lifted
WINNIPEG - December 5, 2007 - The City of Winnipeg wishes to advise motorists that the Major Snowfall Parking Ban on Snow Routes was lifted at 6:01 a.m. this morning.…

Major snowfall parking ban in place tonight
WINNIPEG - December 4, 2007 - To aid snow-clearing efforts on major routes throughout the city, the Major Snowfall Parking Ban will be in effect at midnight tonight.…

Handi-Transit service delays
WINNIPEG - December 4, 2007 - Due to current weather and road conditions, Handi-Transit is experiencing service delays of approximately 35 - 45 minutes.…

Last update: 28.12.2007

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