2009 June News Releases
Public Planning Workshop Concludes Today
WINNIPEG - June 26, 2009 - After three and a half days of intensive discussions and idea sorting, a key component of the 15-month-long SpeakUpWinnipeg concludes this afternoon with a presentation of the week’s work.
Bronx Park Community Centre Opens Doors to the Community
WINNIPEG - June 26, 2009 - Today the expanded Bronx Park Community Centre at 720 Henderson Highway, the new home of the Good Neighbours Active Living Centre (formerly the Good Neighbours Senior Centre), was officially opened.
North Centennial Recreation and Leisure Facility Renovation and Expansion Project Breaks Ground
WINNIPEG - June 23, 2009 - Committed to providing affordable and accessible recreation and leisure programs for all citizens of Winnipeg, MLA for Burrows Doug Martindale and Mayor Sam Katz broke ground today on the renovation and expansion of the North Centennial Recreation and Leisure Facility located at 90 Sinclair Street.
Public Planning Workshop Kicks Off Tonight
WINNIPEG - June 23, 2009 - City officials and citizens take a major step towards Winnipeg’s long-range plan with tonight’s launch of the three-and-a-half-day Imagine Your Winnipeg -- City Building Charrette.
Mayor Launches Speak Up Squad
WINNIPEG - June 23, 2009 - With SpeakUpWinnipeg well underway, Mayor Sam Katz today launched a new mobile team called the “Speak Up Squad”, who will provide even more opportunities for the public to get involved in the development of the city’s new official plan, Our Winnipeg.
Valour Community Centre Reopens after $2.26 million expansion
WINNIPEG - June 22, 2009 - Today the gymnasium and renovation project at Valour Community Centre, formerly Isaac Brock Community Centre, located at 715 Telfer Street North officially opened.
Downtown Roadway Improvement Work Begins Monday
WINNIPEG - June 19, 2009 - The City of Winnipeg today announced that, beginning Monday, June 22, 2009, construction will begin to upgrade two sections of road in the downtown area
Manitoba Marathon Transit Re-routes - Sunday, June 21
WINNIPEG - June 19, 2009 - On Sunday, June 21, 2009, Winnipeg Transit will re-route buses operating in the vicinity of the Manitoba Marathon.
Winnipeg Transit Summer Schedule in effect June 21
WINNIPEG - June 19, 2009 - Effective Sunday, June 21, 2009, the following Transit routes will be operating on a Summer Schedule
Winnipeg’s 311 System Constantly Being Improved to Ensure Effective and Efficient Delivery of City Services
WINNIPEG - June 18, 2009 - Thousands of calls and emails have been handled by the City’s 311 contact centre since it went live five months ago, and the combination of feedback from the public and lessons learned internally have resulted in enhancements being made to better serve Winnipeggers.
Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale Prices Extended Until June 30, 2009
WINNIPEG - June 18, 2009 - The City of Winnipeg’s annual one day compost bin sale was a sold-out success at all three locations on Saturday, June 13, 2009. Compost bins were sold out by noon, and rain barrels, on sale this year for the first time, were sold out by 9:00 a.m.
2009 Lehotsky Scholarships nominations close on Monday
WINNIPEG - June 12, 2009 - As a reminder to young Winnipeggers who have demonstrated significant contribution and exceptional efforts as an advocate for health and safety for the people of Winnipeg’s West End., the 2009 Harry Lehotsky nominations will close end of day Monday, June 15th.
Compost Bins on Sale at a ‘Down to Earth’ Prices
WINNIPEG - June 10, 2009 - The City of Winnipeg’s annual one-day compost bin sale is Saturday, June 13, 2009.
Reminder of First Open House Tonight - City Invites Public to Comment on Water and Sewer Proposal
WINNIPEG - June 9, 2009 - Winnipeggers are invited to attend one of two Open House sessions to review and comment on proposed improvements to water and sewer utility services in the city. City officials will be on hand to explain the proposal to create a new arms-length management model.
Winnipeg’s Special Event Tourism Fund
WINNIPEG - June 9, 2009 - In October 2008, City Council approved the establishment of the Special Event Tourism Fund from Accommodation Tax revenue in the Destination Marketing Reserve Fund starting in 2009. The Special Event Tourism Fund is designed to continue to build on Winnipeg’s success to attract national and international events that generate significant economic impacts and visitors to the city.
City-Building Workshop to Test Planning Ideas
WINNIPEG - June 4, 2009 - The public is invited to take part in the second major public event as part of the OurWinnipeg Initiative. The Imagine Your Winnipeg – City-Building Workshop is the next big step in Winnipeg’s year-long public discussion about channeling the city’s future growth and change, in a three-and-a-half-day public workshop scheduled for June 23-26. Its purpose is to sort through ideas collected so far and focus strategies that integrate the best approaches.
Louise Bridge will close for annual inspection and routine maintenance Saturday, June 6, 2009 from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
WINNIPEG - June 4, 2009 - The public is advised that the Louise Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic commencing on Saturday, June 6, 2009 from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for an annual inspection and routine maintenance.
Bike to Work Day – Friday, June 19, 2009
WINNIPEG - June 4, 2009 - Today, the City of Winnipeg joined partners from Bike to the Future, Climate Change Connection, Manitoba Cycling Association, Resource Conservation Manitoba, and Winnipeg Trails Association, at the Forks today to announce “Bike to Work Day” to be held on Friday, June 19, 2009.
City to Province: Please Address Winnipeggers Priorities
WINNIPEG - June 3, 2009 - Committed to ensuring the priorities of Winnipeggers are being addressed, Mayor Sam Katz today once again called on the Provincial Government to listen to the concerns of Winnipeggers and take action on several long outstanding issues.
Organic Lawn Care Basics
WINNIPEG - June 2, 2009 - The Manitoba Eco-Network is pleased to offer a free Organic Lawn Care Workshop. Participants will learn how to successfully maintain their lawn without the use of pesticides or synthetic fertilizers.
Cankerworm Control Program Continues in Areas throughout the City
WINNIPEG - June 1, 2009 - On Monday, June 1, 2009, weather permitting; the City of Winnipeg’s Insect Control Branch will continue its cankerworm control program in areas throughout the City focusing on the large stands of American Elm, Manitoba Maple, Green Ash, and ornamental trees, the preferred host for spring and fall cankerworms.
Free Day at the Zoo Continues for 6th year
WINNIPEG - June 1, 2009 - Winnipeg families will again be able to visit the Assiniboine Park Zoo for free on July 1st - Canada Day this year, as Mayor Sam Katz announced the city will cover the admission costs as part of the “Mayor’s Family Day at the Zoo”.
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