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2009 September News Releases

Help Shape the Future of Our City
WINNIPEG — September 29, 2009 - SpeakUp Winnipeg invites Aboriginal community members to come to a community gathering, to share ideas on important issues.

Winnipeg Public Library Launches Adapted Books Collection — Phase Two
WINNIPEG — September 29, 2009 - The Winnipeg Public Library is pleased to introduce the addition of new titles to the library's Adapted Books collection.

Statement from Mayor Sam Katz Re: Tropical Storm Ketsana
WINNIPEG — September 28, 2009 - Regarding the disastrous flooding in the wake of Tropical Storm Ketsana affecting Winnipeg's sister city, Manila, Philippines, Mayor Sam Katz offered the following statement: "On behalf of all Winnipeggers, our thoughts and prayers go out to the citizens of Manila and every municipality in the flood-affected region.

Katz Salutes Canada's Olympic and Paralympic Athletes
WINNIPEG — September 24, 2009 - To recognize the achievements of our country's top athletes, Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz joined by veteran broadcaster Don Cherry, Paralympic Gold Medalist Paul Rosen.

Maurice Mierau Selected As Winnipeg Public Library Writer-In-Residence
WINNIPEG — September 23, 2009 - Award-winning author Maurice Mierau has been selected as the Winnipeg Public Library's Writer-in-Residence for 2009 - 2010. Starting October 1, 2009 and ending June 2010, Maurice will work with the public through individual consultations and workshops, in addition to allocating time to his own writing.

Adult Nuisance Mosquito Fogging Program Will Not Occur Tonight Due to Low Overall Adult Mosquito Activity

WINNIPEG — September 17, 2009 - The City of Winnipeg’s Adult Nuisance Mosquito fogging program will not occur tonight, due to low mosquito activity.

Adult Nuisance Mosquito Fogging Program Will Continue Tonight
WINNIPEG, MB — September 16, 2009 - WINNIPEG — September 16, 2009 - The City of Winnipeg's Insect Control Branch (ICB) completed Insect Management Areas: 44, 45, 47, 49 and 50 last night. Starting at 9:30 p.m. September 16, 2009, crews will begin treatment in IMA's 16, 23, 24, 26 and 27.

Adult Nuisance Mosquito Fogging Program Will Occur Tonight Due to an Increase in Nuisance Mosquito Activity
WINNIPEG, MB — September 15, 2009 - Effective this evening, September 15, 2009, the City of Winnipeg's Adult Nuisance Mosquito fogging program will resume, weather permitting, due to an increase in nuisance mosquito activity.

Adult Nuisance Mosquito Fogging Program Will Not Continue Tonight
WINNIPEG, MB — September 11, 2009 - The City of Winnipeg's Adult Nuisance Mosquito fogging program will not occur tonight, due to low mosquito activity. City wide trap counts indicate all quadrants are substantially below 100.

Temporary Railway Crossing Closure on Marion Street between Rue Archibald and Nicolas Avenue
WINNIPEG, MB — September 11, 2009 - The public is advised that Marion Street will be completely closed to westbound and eastbound traffic this weekend for the reconstruction of the railway crossing between Rue Archibald and Nicolas Avenue. Marion will be closed to through traffic on Friday, September 11 at 7:00 p.m. and will be reopened on Monday, September 14 at 7:00 a.m. There will be no access available west of Nicolas Avenue for westbound traffic on Marion.

Mayor Supports First Canadian "Ciclovia" Event: Event encourages citizens to engage in active and green alternative transportation
WINNIPEG, MB — September 11, 2009 - Committed to promoting alternate forms of transportation in Winnipeg, Mayor Sam Katz is proud to have endorsed and supported "Ciclovia", a large-scale active transportation event that connects Assiniboine Park to the Forks for non-motorized transportation, for the first time on Sunday, September 13th.

Adult Nuisance Mosquito Fogging Program Will Continue Tonight
WINNIPEG, MB — September 10, 2009 - The City of Winnipeg's Insect Control Branch (ICB) completed Insect Management Areas: 14, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 32 and 33 last night. Starting at 9:30 p.m. tonight, crews will begin treatment in IMA's 3, 7, 8, 9, 15, 20, 21 and 22.

Assiniboine Park Celebrates Grandparents' Day
WINNIPEG, MB — September 10, 2009 - Assiniboine Park in Winnipeg will be honouring grandparents on Sunday, September 13, 2009, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Adult Nuisance Mosquito Fogging Program Will Continue Tonight
WINNIPEG, MB — September 9, 2009 - The City of Winnipeg's Insect Control Branch (ICB) completed Insect Management Areas: 13, 15, 16, 30, 31 and 43 last night. Starting at 9:30 p.m. tonight, crews will continue treatment in Insect Management Area (IMA) 17 and 32 then begin treatment in IMA's 14, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25 and 33.

16th Annual Spirit of the Prairie Celebration
WINNIPEG, MB — September 9, 2009 - Bring the whole family to Living Prairie Museum and discover Manitoba's pioneer past. Join us for a day of free family fun where you can bake bannock over an open fire, view pioneer artifacts, and dress up in traditional outfits.

Katz makes change with leadership team: Veteran councillor returns to focus on priorities
WINNIPEG, MB — September 9, 2009 - Committed to focusing on the priorities of Winnipeggers, Mayor Sam Katz today announced a change to his leadership team by appointing Councillor Mike O'Shaughnessy (Old Kildonan) to Executive Policy Committee (EPC) as Secretary of Strategic Infrastructure Renewal.

Adult Nuisance Mosquito Fogging Program Will Continue Tonight
WINNIPEG, MB — September 8, 2009 - Starting at 9:30 p.m. tonight, crews will start treatment in Insect Management Areas 13, 15, 16, 17, 30, 31 and 32.

Adult Nuisance Mosquito Fogging Program Will Continue Tonight
WINNIPEG, MB — September 7, 2009 - Starting at 9:30 p.m. tonight, crews will start treatment in Insect Management Areas 11, 12, 23, 37, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43 and 44.

Adult Nuisance Mosquito Fogging Program Will Continue Tonight
WINNIPEG, MB — September 6, 2009 - Starting at 9:30 p.m. tonight, crews will start treatment in Insect Management Areas 13, 26, 27, 28, 29, 45, 46 and 47.

Adult Nuisance Mosquito Fogging Program Will Continue Tonight
WINNIPEG, MB — September 5, 2009 - Starting at 9:30 p.m. tonight, crews will start treatment in Insect Management Areas 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 21 and 22.

Transit Fall Schedule in effect Sunday, September 6, 2009
WINNIPEG, MB — September 4, 2009 - Beginning Sunday, September 6, 2009, the following Transit routes will be operating on a Fall schedule:

Rehabilitation of the Eastbound Span of the Fort Garry Twin Bridges Near Completion
WINNIPEG, MB — September 4, 2009 - The public is advised that the rehabilitation of the eastbound span of the Fort Garry Twin Bridges over the Red River on Bishop Grandin Boulevard is near completion.

Adult Nuisance Mosquito Fogging Program Will Continue Tonight
WINNIPEG, MB — September 4, 2009 - Starting at 9:30 p.m. tonight, crews will start treatment in Insect Management Areas 1, 25, 33, 34, 35, 36, 38, and 48.

Adult Nuisance Mosquito Fogging Program Will Continue Tonight
WINNIPEG, MB — September 3, 2009 - Starting at 9:30 p.m. tonight, crews will start treatment in Insect Management Areas 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 49 and 51.

It's Time to Band Your Trees
WINNIPEG, MB — September 3, 2009 -The public is advised that the City of Winnipeg's Insect Control and Urban Forestry Branches, along with Trees Winnipeg (formerly Coalition to Save the Elms), strongly recommend that you band your trees as soon as possible, to prevent the potential defoliation of your trees next spring.

City of Winnipeg September Long Weekend Operating Hours
WINNIPEG, MB — September 3, 2009 - The public is advised that the following hours of operation will apply for City of Winnipeg services this coming September long weekend:

Adult Nuisance Mosquito Fogging Program Will Continue Tonight
WINNIPEG, MB — September 2, 2009 - Starting at 9:30 p.m. tonight, crews will start treatment in Insect Management Areas 3, 14, 30, 31 and 32.

Winnipeg's First Curbside Giveaway Weekend September 26 and 27, 2009
WINNIPEG, MB — September 1, 2009 - Residents are invited to take advantage of Winnipeg's first giveaway weekend on September 26 and 27, 2009. It is a great opportunity to find a new owner for those reusable unwanted items taking up space in your home and keep them out of the landfill.

AFA Moves to High: Adult Nuisance Mosquito Fogging Program Will Occur Tonight Due to an Increase in Nuisance Mosquito Activity
WINNIPEG, MB — September 1, 2009 - Effective this evening, September 1, 2009, the City of Winnipeg's Adult Nuisance Mosquito fogging program will resume, weather permitting, due to an increase in nuisance mosquito activity.

Last update: 02.11.2009

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