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2009 February News Releases

Spring Summer 2009 Leisure Guide is Here
WINNIPEG - February 27, 2009 - The Spring/Summer Leisure Guide is now available at all civic libraries, indoor pools, arenas, leisure centres and at over 200+ retail locations including Safeway, 7-Eleven and Mac's.…

Annual Snow Route Overnight Parking Ban will be Lifted Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 6:01 a.m.
WINNIPEG - February 27, 2009 - Bill Larkin, Director of Public Works, announced the Snow Route Overnight Parking Ban will be lifted effective 6:01 a.m. Saturday morning, February 28, 2009. The Snow Route Overnight Parking Ban runs annually from December 1 to March 1 and is undertaken pursuant to the terms of By-law No. 6288/93. …

Wild Bald Eagle Visits Zoo Eagles Each Spring
WINNIPEG - February 26, 2009 - "The Eagle Has Landed," again, at the Assiniboine Park Zoo. For the third straight year, a magnificent, white-headed Bald Eagle has paused on its annual northern migration to visit the Zoo's captive pair of eagles.…

Salting Operation on Main Routes Underway
WINNIPEG - February 24, 2009 - The public is advised that a salting operation on main routes was initiated earlier this afternoon to address the accumulation of snow that is expected, and to improve driving conditions for afternoon rush hour traffic. Snow is expected to continue to fall for the next few hours, and the public is reminded to reduce speed due to road conditions and allow additional travelling time. …

Budget Removes Tax on City's Smallest Businesses
WINNIPEG - February 24, 2009 - Committed to providing a competitive environment in uncertain economic times, Mayor Sam Katz today joined Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Dave Angus and business owner Rob Clement, to highlight plans in this years 2009 Operating budget to remove the business tax for the city's smallest businesses. …

Assiniboine Park Conservatory Winter's Swan Song Program
WINNIPEG - February 24, 2009 - Have you ever stopped to think about 'where music comes from?' We often think of the plant kingdom as a peaceful, quiet, world — but it's so much more! Many of the musical instruments which make an orchestra 'sing' were once part of that world: with its Winter's Swan Song Program, the Assiniboine Park Conservatory is dedicating the month of March to celebrating this connection. …

Snowshoe Club – An After-School Adventure
WINNIPEG - February 23, 2009 - Looking for ways to keep your children active this winter? Have them join the coolest new club in town. …

Jubilee Avenue lane closure expected to be in effect until Wednesday, February 25, 2009
WINNIPEG - February 22, 2009 - The public is advised that traffic travelling west on Jubilee Avenue will be limited to the curb lane only, just east of Pembina Highway, starting Sunday evening, February 22, 2009. The median westbound lane on Jubilee Avenue to northbound Pembina Highway will be closed while roadwork associated with the repair of a watermain break is completed. …

Budget delivers 12th property tax freeze
WINNIPEG - February 20, 2009 - Today, Executive Policy Committee set out its plan to keep Winnipeg competitive in challenging economic times, with the tabling of the preliminary 2009 operating budget.…

Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex Open for Business
WINNIPEG - February 20, 2009 - In recognition of her extraordinary accomplishments, six-time Olympic medalist and four-time World Champion Cindy Klassen, together with dignitaries from three levels of government cut the ribbon to officially open the Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex, Winnipeg's one-of-a kind recreation and leisure facility. …

City of Winnipeg Operating Hours Louis Riel Day - Monday, February 16, 2009
WINNIPEG - February 12, 2009 - All civic offices are closed Monday, February 16, 2009. …

Mayor Announces Revitalization of Environmental Advisory Committee
WINNIPEG - February 12, 2009 - Committed to ensuring valuable public perspective on environmental sustainability in Winnipeg, Mayor Sam Katz today announced the Mayor's Environmental Advisory Committee will continue with three of its members under the new leadership of Co-Chairs Councillor Russ Wyatt and Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce Chairman, Jeffrey Hartry. The Mayor's Environmental Advisory Committee is also immediately commencing a public call for submissions to fill the remaining positions for the committee. …

Native Prairie Planting Workshops
WINNIPEG - February 11, 2009 - John Morgan of Prairie Habitats Inc. will be at Living Prairie Museum to teach you everything you need to know about planting with native prairie plants. …

Update Regarding Collection of Garbage and Recycling
WINNIPEG - February 11, 2009 - The public is advised that garbage and recycling collection has resumed. Today is Day 4 on the 5 Day Collection Calendar. Although collection may take longer today than usual due to icy conditions, Day 4 collection is expected to be completed by the end of the day. …

Notice of Nominated Candidates
WINNIPEG - February 11, 2009 - A By-election for the Office of Councillor in the River Heights / Fort Garry Ward and the Office of School Trustee in Winnipeg School Division, Ward 1, will be held on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. …

Update Regarding Collection of Garbage and Recycling
WINNIPEG - February 10, 2009 - The public is advised that collection of garbage and recycling is cancelled once again today due to icy conditions that affect both driving and walking on residential streets and back lanes.…

Update Regarding Collection of Garbage and Recycling
WINNIPEG - February 9, 2009 - The public is advised that collection of garbage and recycling is cancelled for today (day 2) due to icy conditions that affect both driving and walking on residential streets and back lanes. Tomorrow's collection (day 3) will depend on the road conditions. …

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Receiving More Calls Due to Slippery Conditions
WINNIPEG - February 9, 2009 - Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service advises that because of the slippery conditions, they are experiencing some delays in responding to the large number of call volumes for emergency services. Travel time for emergency response crews is also slower because of the conditions. …

Winnipeg makes the short-list of candidate cities competing to host the 2015 World Police and Fire Games
WINNIPEG - February 9, 2009 - Winnipeg has been short listed to bid for the 2015 World Police and Fire Games. Following site inspections by World Police and Fire Games Federation officials, Winnipeg was selected along with Toronto, Fairfax, Virginia and possibly one other international venue to prepare their detailed bids to present at this year's World Police and Fire Games to be held in Vancouver in July 2009. …

Impact of Freezing Rain and Icy Conditions on City of Winnipeg Services
WINNIPEG - February 9, 2009 - The public is advised that the following City of Winnipeg services have been impacted by a weather system that brought freezing rain overnight and today and that resulted in icy conditions throughout the City. …

By-Election Day
WINNIPEG - February 3, 2009 - Tuesday, March 17, 2009 is By-Election Day for the Office of Councillor in the River Heights - Fort Garry Ward and the Office of School Trustee in the Winnipeg School Division, Ward 1.…

Library celebrates "I Love to Read Month" in Winnipeg's inner city
WINNIPEG - February 2, 2009 - The Winnipeg Public Library is celebrating "I Love to Read Month" in February with special guest performances at the Library's two Check it Out! Reading Zone inner-city sites. …

Last update: 27.02.2009

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