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2008 June News Releases

Aquatic Spray Park Opens in Point Douglas
WINNIPEG - June 30, 2008 - Today a new spray pad at Norquay Community Centre, 65 Granville Street was officially opened. …

City of Winnipeg Operating Hours for Canada Day
WINNIPEG - June 27, 2008 - City of Winnipeg Offices: All civic offices are closed Tuesday, July 1, 2008. …

Aquatic Play Area Opens in River Heights
WINNIPEG - June 27, 2008 - Today a new spray pad at River Heights Community Centre today located at 1370 Grosvenor Avenue was officially opened. …

Aquatic Play Area Opens in Fort Rouge Park
WINNIPEG - June 26, 2008 - Today a new spray pad at Fort Rouge Park, located at 295 River Avenue was officially opened. …

Fire Paramedic Service adds new Major Incident Response Vehicle to its Fleet
WINNIPEG - June 26, 2008 - MIRV units are called upon where the potential or reality of a mass casualty situation exists, for the evacuation of large facilities such as nursing homes or apartment buildings, protracted incidents, bariatric transports, special events, CBRNE (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, explosive) incidents, inter-facility transfer of multiple patients or when rehabilitation may be required for WFPS staff at incidents.…

48 Hour public notice - AFA moves to high
WINNIPEG - June 25, 2008 - Today, June 25, 2008, the City of Winnipeg's Insect Control Branch is providing 48 hour public notice of an adult nuisance mosquito fogging program for the city of Winnipeg.…

Riding the bus just got cooler!
WINNIPEG - June 25, 2008 - With the addition of 33 new air conditioned buses this summer, Winnipeg Transit customers will enjoy a cooler, more comfortable ride. …

Aquatic Play Area Openings Kick Off Summer in Winnipeg
WINNIPEG - June 24, 2008 - The Provencher Spray Pad in Provencher Park located at 271 Avenue de la Cathedrale was officially opened today. …

Zoo's senior Bald Eagles extend their breeding record
WINNIPEG - June 23, 2008 - The senior pair of Bald Eagles at the Assiniboine Park Zoo continues to amaze staff and wildlife experts by again hatching and raising two chicks this spring.…

$5.6 million Initiative to Return Central Park to Former Glory
WINNIPEG - June 20, 2008 - A collaborative partnership between the public and private sectors will contribute to the rebirth of Winnipeg's historic Central Park. …

Assiniboine Park Conservancy announces appointment of Chief Executive Officer
WINNIPEG - June 20, 2008 - Assiniboine Park Conservancy, the newly created, private-public, not-for-profit Corporation charged with the responsibility of visioning, planning, building and governing the future of Assiniboine Park formally announced the appointment of Margaret Redmond as Chief Executive Officer. …

WFPS marks graduation of Advanced Care Paramedics
WINNIPEG - June 19, 2008 - Today, 14 Winnipeg Emergency Medical Services (WEMS) paramedics graduated from the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Services' newly accredited Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP) training program. …

City Continues Extensive Larviciding Program
WINNIPEG - June 19, 2008 - After conducting a successful spring larviciding program, the Insect Control Branch is continuing its aggressive larviciding program in response to the significant rains that the City received over the past two weeks.…

Record number of Markhor births at Zoo
WINNIPEG - June 17, 2008 - This spring the Zoo has seen a record number of 16 births of Afghanistan Markhor -- the largest member of the goat subfamily.…

Assiniboine River Walk temporarily closed due to river levels
WINNIPEG - June 17, 2008 - The Assiniboine River Walk has been temporarily closed to pedestrian traffic due to river levels. It is anticipated the river level will recede to below 8.5 feet by June 28, 2008, at which point the river walk will be re-opened. …

Manitoba Marathon Transit Re-routes on Sunday, June 15, 2008
WINNIPEG - June 13, 2008 - On Sunday, June 15, 2008, Winnipeg Transit will re-route buses operating in the vicinity of the Manitoba Marathon. …

Bike to Work Day Countdown: Seven days to go
WINNIPEG - June 13, 2008 - With one week remaining until Bike to Work Day, Bike to the Future, Climate Change Connection, Manitoba Cycling Association, Resource Conservation Manitoba, and Winnipeg Trails Association today hosted a Launch Rally at City Hall to help participants gear up for Bike to Work Day taking place on Friday, June 20th. …

Winnipeg Transit Summer Schedule in effect June 15, 2008
WINNIPEG - June 13, 2008 - Effective Sunday, June 15, 2008, the following transit routes will be operating on a Summer Schedule. …

Zoo and Zoo Society celebrate Animal Enrichment Day
WINNIPEG - June 12, 2008 - On Saturday, June 14, 2008, the visiting public is invited to attend the first annual event at the Zoo called Animal Enrichment Day. …

Sharrow Lane Markings and Signage Now on Select City Streets
WINNIPEG - June 11, 2008 - The City of Winnipeg is in the process of applying shared-use lane markings or sharrows, on select city streets. …

Compost Bins on Sale at a 'Down to Earth' Price
WINNIPEG - June 11, 2008 - The City of Winnipeg is sponsoring a one-day compost bin sale this Saturday, June 14, 2008. A total of 4,000 bins will be sold at a reduced price of $30.00 at three locations in the city. …

Update on Mosquito Control — Impact of the recent rainfall
WINNIPEG - June 10, 2008 - The Insect Control Branch is engaged in an aggressive larvidicing program in response to the 70-100 mm of rain which Winnipeg received over a four day period.…

Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex Closure
WINNIPEG - June 6, 2008 - The City of Winnipeg would like to advise patrons of the Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex that the facility will be closed for renovation work from 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 10, 2008 until 6:00 a.m., Friday, June 13, 2008. …

Mayor Launches GreenWave with Call for Submissions
WINNIPEG - June 6, 2008 - Committed to promoting ownership of our community and keeping Winnipeg clean and green, Mayor Sam Katz today announced the continuation of GreenWave with a call for summer student position submissions. …

Two Centre Lanes on Osborne Street, between River Avenue and Stradbrook Avenue, Closed for Sewer Repairs
WINNIPEG - June 5, 2008 - Both northbound and southbound curb lanes will remain open while the work continues. The repairs are expected to take approximately three days to complete. …

Mayor Katz continues Free Family Day at the Zoo
WINNIPEG - June 2, 2008 - Winnipeg families will again be able to visit the Assiniboine Park Zoo for free on Canada Day this year, as Mayor Sam Katz announced the city will again cover the admission costs as part of the "Mayor's Family Day at the Zoo".…

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