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2008 May News Releases

Valour Community Centre Gymnasium and Renovation Project Breaks Ground
WINNIPEG - May 30, 2008 - Committed to the future of recreation and leisure services in the City of Winnipeg, Mayor Sam Katz and Andrew Swan, Manitoba Minister of …

City Reminds Residents to Protect their Homes from Basement Flooding - Canada Post Now Delivering Notice
WINNIPEG - May 29, 2008 - Canada Post is now delivering the City of Winnipeg's notice, Protect Your Home from Basement Flooding. …

City Commences Cankerworm Control Program, Sunday, June 1, 2008
WINNIPEG - May 29, 2008 - The Insect Control Branch will begin its cankerworm control program this Sunday evening, June 1, 2008 at 10:00 p.m. Spraying will occur five nights per week, Sunday to Thursday from 10:00 p.m. — 6:00 a.m., weather permitting.…

Katz continues focus on public safety at Big City Mayors Caucus
QUEBEC CITY - May 28, 2008 - Committed to addressing the priorities of Winnipeggers to improve public safety, Mayor Sam Katz will attend the Big City Mayors Caucus (BCMC) conference in Quebec City. …

Fort Garry Community Centre Skateboard Park Breaks Ground
WINNIPEG - May 28, 2008 - Today was the official ground breaking of the Skateboard Park at the Fort Garry Community Centre located at 880 Oakenwald Avenue. …

Controlled burn to take place at Living Prairie Museum
WINNIPEG - May 27, 2008 - The City of Winnipeg's Public Works Department will be conducting a controlled burn at Living Prairie Museum on Ness Avenue between Tuesday, May 27, 2008 to Friday, May 30, 2008, weather conditions permitting.…

Public Service Announcement
WINNIPEG - May 23, 2008 - During this national EMS Week, Winnipeg Emergency Medical Services (WEMS) would like to remind citizens of two important initiatives - Emergency Response Information Kit and “Room to Work” for Emergency Responders. …

Bronx Park Community Centre Project Breaks Ground
WINNIPEG - May 23, 2008 - Committed to the provision of recreation and leisure services in Winnipeg, Premier Gary Doer and Mayor Sam Katz broke ground today on the redevelopment of the Bronx Park Community Centre, located at 131 Chelsea Place. …

Paramedics to administer clot-busting therapy for acute heart attack patients
WINNIPEG - May 22, 2008 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) — in partnership with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) — today announced that its Advanced Care Paramedics will have the ability to administer clot-busting therapy, where medically-indicated, to patients suffering the most severe form of heart attack. …

Insect Control Branch activity update
WINNIPEG - May 22, 2008 - The Insect Control Branch is continuing its larviciding program in Winnipeg and the surrounding 10 km treatment area. …

City pilots diamond grinding road maintenance project on two main routes
WINNIPEG - May 20, 2008 - The public is advised that starting tonight, the City of Winnipeg's Public Works Department will undertake a pavement preservation pilot project using a method known as diamond grinding.…

Showcase of paramedic skills, training, and equipment marks the launch of EMS Week in Winnipeg
WINNIPEG - May 20, 2008 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service marked the launch of national Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week this morning with an event showcasing paramedic skills, training, and equipment.…

Public Service Announcement
WINNIPEG - May 16, 2008 - The paving of Gunn Road between Redonda Street and Plessis Road has been identified and funding committed by the City of Winnipeg, in partnership with the Rural Municipality of Springfield,…

Winnipeg Public Library invites applications for the position of Writer-in-Residence for 2008-2009
WINNIPEG - May 15, 2008 - Winnipeg Public Library is seeking applications for the 2008 edition of its Writer-in-Residence program. …

Public Service Announcement
WINNIPEG - May 15, 2008 - The City of Winnipeg Community Services Department has reopened recruitment for summer Recreation employment opportunities. …

Ellice Avenue Underground Cable Upgrade Project Begins on Tuesday, May 20, 2008
WINNIPEG - May 15, 2008 - On Tuesday, May 20, 2008, Manitoba Hydro will begin installing underground cable on Ellice Avenue. …

City reminds property owners of their responsibility to mow grass and control weeds
WINNIPEG - May 15, 2008 - The public is advised that effective immediately, the fee associated with the City of Winnipeg having to take remedial action relative to un-mown grass or weeds on private property has increased from $60.00 to $135.00 for the typical residential property. …

City of Winnipeg Operating Hours Monday, May 19, 2008
WINNIPEG - May 15, 2008 - City of Winnipeg Offices: All civic offices are closed Monday, May 19, 2008. …

Native Wildflower & Grass Sales
WINNIPEG - May 13, 2008 - PrairieFlora, the proud new owners of Prairie Habitats greenhouse, will be at Living Prairie Museum with a wonderful selection of native wildflowers and grasses for purchase on May Long Weekend. …

City Continues Positive Partnerships with LiveSAFE
WINNIPEG - May 13, 2008 - Committed to providing positive alternatives for inner-city youth, Mayor Sam Katz today announced community-led LiveSAFE partnerships in the Mayfair Area. …

Statement from Mayor Sam Katz
WINNIPEG - May 12, 2008 - Regarding the 7.6 magnitude earthquake in our sister city of Chengdu, Sichuan, China, Mayor Sam Katz offered the following statement: …

City Launches EmergWeb
WINNIPEG - May 9, 2008 - The City of Winnipeg's Emergency Preparedness Program today launched EmergWeb, a site where citizens can learn more about emergency preparedness, identified risks for the community, and how to prepare themselves and their family for an emergency.…

City Announces "Bike to Work Day"
WINNIPEG - May 9, 2008 - Committed to improving active transportation and promoting cycling in our city of opportunity, Mayor Sam Katz today joined partners to announce "Bike to Work Day" to be held on Friday, June 20th. …

Spring Clean-ups in Inner Winnipeg Neighbourhoods
WINNIPEG - May 9, 2008 - Committed to creating safer neighbourhoods and a clean City of Opportunity, Mayor Sam Katz today highlighted some of the many community clean-ups taking place in Winnipeg over the next month. …

Insect Control Branch Activity Update
WINNIPEG - May 8, 2008 - The Insect Control Branch is continuing its larviciding program in Winnipeg and the surrounding 10 km treatment area.…

Millennium Library receives 2008 Governor General's Medal in Architecture
WINNIPEG - May 7, 2008 - The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the Canada Council for the Arts announced on Tuesday their selection of Winnipeg's Millennium Library as a recipient of the prestigious Governor General's Medal in Architecture for 2008. …

Winnipeg Public Library seeks teen volunteers for summer program
WINNIPEG - May 5, 2008 - Winnipeg Public Library is offering young people ages 13-17 a fun opportunity to volunteer for its annual Read Aloud Program this summer.…

Roadway lane lining program begins
WINNIPEG - May 2, 2008 - The City's annual lane line painting program commences on Monday, May 5, 2008.…

Last update: 30.05.2008

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