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2008 November News Releases

City Of Winnipeg Transit Presents the 2008 Santa Bus
WINNIPEG - November 28, 2008 - Starting Monday, December 1, 2008, and continuing through until Wednesday, December 24, 2008, all cash fares and donations collected on Winnipeg Transit's Santa Bus (#271) go directly to the Christmas Cheer Board…

Annual Snow Route Overnight Parking Ban Commences Monday, December 1, 2008
WINNIPEG - November 28, 2008 - The Snow Route Overnight Parking Ban will take effect at 2:00 a.m., Monday, December 1, 2008 and will remain in effect until March 1, 2009. The public is reminded that if they have been parking a vehicle on a street that is designated as a Snow Route, that vehicle must be moved by 2:00 a.m. Monday morning…

2009 capital budget balances priorities with affordability
WINNIPEG - November 27, 2008 - Committed to addressing the priorities of Winnipeggers, Executive Policy Committee today tabled Mayor Sam Katz's fifth capital budget which outlines plans for the City's infrastructure renewal and capital investment for 2009-2014…

Assiniboine Park Zoo welcomes visitors to attend a tribute to Debby the Polar Bear
WINNIPEG - November 21, 2008 - The Assiniboine Park Zoo welcomes visitors to attend a tribute to our polar bear, Debby, who died Monday, November 17, 2008. The tribute will be held Saturday, November 22, 2008, from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Animal Tracks Café…

Young Street between Portage Avenue and Ellice Avenue will be converted to a one-way street northbound
WINNIPEG - November 21, 2008 - The public is advised that Young Street will be converted to a one-way street northbound between Portage Avenue and Ellice Avenue effective Saturday, November 22, 2008…

Major Credit Rating Agencies Reaffirm City of Winnipeg's Credit Rating
WINNIPEG - November 19, 2008 - On November 14, 2008, major credit rating agencies Standard and Poor's and Moody's Investors Service reaffirmed Winnipeg's credit rating, at AA stable and Aa1 stable, respectively…

Winnipeg's Assiniboine Park Zoo mourns loss of beloved polar bear
WINNIPEG - November 17, 2008 - It is with great sadness that Winnipeg's Assiniboine Park Zoo must advise that Debby the polar bear — one of the world's most-famous and loved bears — was euthanized on Monday, November 17, 2008, surrounded by her caring zookeepers and veterinarians…

Zoo Reindeer spread the Christmas Spirit
WINNIPEG - November 14, 2008 - Assiniboine Park Zoo's Reindeer Jazz and Haley will once again help generate the Christmas Spirit at several family events to be held in the city this year…

City announces five new diamond lane locations that will become operational on Monday, November 17, 2008
WINNIPEG - November 14, 2008 - As part of the City of Winnipeg's ongoing Transit Improvements Program, the public is advised that Winnipeg Transit has installed five new diamond lane locations that will become operational on Monday, November 17, 2008…

Assiniboine River Walk temporarily closed to pedestrian traffic due to high river levels
WINNIPEG - November 14, 2008 - The Assiniboine River Walk has been temporarily closed to pedestrian traffic due to high river levels…

New Taylor Avenue Park and Ride opens Monday, November 17, 2008
WINNIPEG - November 14, 2008 - Winnipeg Transit's newest Park and Ride location opens on Monday, November 17, 2008…

2008 Santa Claus Parade
WINNIPEG - November 13, 2008 - The public is advised of the following adjustments to City of Winnipeg services for the 4th Annual Power Smart / Winnipeg Jaycees Santa Claus Parade which will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 15, 2008 at Portage Avenue and Young Street and run east on Portage Avenue, south on Main Street to Water Avenue…

Millennium Library remains closed on Wednesday, November 12, 2008
WINNIPEG - November 12, 2008 - On Wednesday, November 12, 2008, the Millennium Library remains closed to the public. The building's water supply has been turned off to allow workers to complete the watermain renewal along Donald Street…

Safety message regarding shoveling heavy snow
WINNIPEG - November 7, 2008 - With this first snowfall, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service urges citizens to use caution and not over exert themselves while shoveling heavy snow…

City of Winnipeg Operating Hours for Remembrance Day on Tuesday, November 11, 2008
WINNIPEG - November 7, 2008 - All civic offices are closed Tuesday, November 11, 2008…

Snow clearing activities underway and will continue throughout the weekend
WINNIPEG - November 7, 2008 - The public is advised that City of Winnipeg snow clearing activities will continue around the clock and throughout the weekend. Salting on main routes is on-going and sanding of residential streets is scheduled to begin this evening and will continue throughout the weekend to address traction concerns…

Say it to Sam! Mayor to Host Talk show
WINNIPEG - November 7, 2008 - Committed to communicating directly with the citizens of Winnipeg, today Mayor Sam Katz along with Chris Stevens, VP/General Manager for CHUM Radio, announced 'Say it to Sam', a new show to be hosted by the Mayor on 1290AM CFRW…

City initiates salting operation on main routes
WINNIPEG - November 6, 2008 - The public is advised that in response to current weather conditions, the Public Works Department has initiated full salting operations on main routes…

'Tis the season: City Hall Christmas tree goes up this week
WINNIPEG - November 6, 2008 - Today at 11:00 a.m., The City of Winnipeg continued the tradition of moving a citizen-donated Christmas tree to City Hall…

Fire Department to Collect Toys at Bomber Playoff Game
WINNIPEG - November 5, 2008 - Winnipeg Firefighters will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for children this Saturday, November 8, 2008 outside the stadium prior to the Eastern Conference semi-final playoff game…

Brookside Cemetery offers schools educational tours of the Field of Honour this week
WINNIPEG - November 4, 2008 - Winnipeg's Brookside Cemetery is inviting schools to visit and remember the more than 10,000 war veterans interred in its Field of Honour…

Millennium Library to Close for Watermain Renewal on November 10, 2008
WINNIPEG - November 3, 2008 - On Monday, November 10, the Millennium Library will be closed to the public. The building's water supply will be turned off to allow workers to complete the watermain renewal along Donald Street…

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