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2009 December News Releases

Residential Overnight Parking Ban Lifted
Winnipeg, December 30, 2009 – City of Winnipeg residents are being advised that the temporary Residential Overnight Parking Ban has been lifted now that crews have completed plowing activities due to the recent snowfall.

Reminder... New Transit Fares in effect January 1st
Winnipeg, December 30, 2009 – New Transit and Handi Transit fares go into effect January 1, 2010. Winnipeg Transit's new fare structure continues to offer substantial reductions in fares for seniors and qualifying students.

Reminder… Free Transit on New Year's Eve
Winnipeg, December 30, 2009 – Molson Coors Canada and the City of Winnipeg would like to remind all partiers that free transit service will be available on New Years' Eve.

Christmas Tree Recycling Depots
Winnipeg, December 24, 2009 – Don't throw your Christmas tree away after the holiday season — recycle it. All you need to do is remove all your decorations and tree bags and drop it off at any of the Let's Chip In Depots between December 27, 2009, and January 20, 2010.

Truck Plowing on Main Routes Underway
Winnipeg, December 24, 2009 – The public is advised that a truck plowing operation was initiated this morning on main routes in response to the recent accumulations of snow from the City's first winter storm and this snow clearing work will continue throughout the day. Conditions on residential streets, sidewalks and back lanes will be monitored throughout this storm and additional work may be required.

Annual Snow Route Overnight Parking Ban Continues to be in Effect
Winnipeg, December 23, 2009 – With the possibility of significant snowfall forecasted for the City over the next few days, motorists are reminded that the City's annual Snow Route Overnight Parking Ban implemented on December 1, 2009 remains in effect and the public should ensure that they find an alternative place to park if they have been parking overnight on any of the City's Snow Routes.

Holiday Operating Hours for City Facilities
Winnipeg, December 23, 2009 – All civic offices are closed on Thursday, December 24, 2009, at noon through to Tuesday, December 29, 2009, and on Friday, January 1, 2010.

City provides many opportunities for winter fun
Winnipeg, December 23, 2009 – The City of Winnipeg wants to remind the public of the numerous opportunities available to enjoy outdoor activities at City parks and facilities this holiday season. The City offers a wide range of outdoor amenities and locations for winter activities that are sure to be fun for everyone.

Collapse in a sewer under St. John's Avenue between Power and Salter Streets
Winnipeg, December 22, 2009 – On Monday, December 21, 2009, City of Winnipeg crews confirmed that a portion of the sewer under St. John's Avenue between Powers and Salter Streets had collapsed, allowing only a portion of the flow to get through the sewer.

City of Winnipeg Seeks Interest in Landfill Gas and Resource Recovery Project
Winnipeg, December 21, 2009 – The City of Winnipeg has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a landfill gas and resource recovery project at the Brady Road Landfill..

Winter programs available at Harbour View Recreation Complex
Winnipeg, December 18, 2009 – The Harbour View Golf Course and Recreation Complex will be open full winter hours starting tomorrow, Saturday, December 19..

Winnipeggers invited to cheer on the Olympic Torch as it makes its way through the "Heart of the Continent"
Winnipeg, December 18, 2009 – The Olympic flame is heading into Winnipeg on Tuesday, January 5, midway through its transcontinental journey to Vancouver, BC — and the public is invited to line the torch relay route to hoot and holler as they celebrate this historic moment..

Sewer work completed six weeks ahead of schedule, Logan Avenue to reopen between King and Princess Streets Monday, December 21, 2009
Winnipeg, December 18, 2009 – Work that began on October 5, 2009, to install a new sewer on Logan Avenue was originally expected to cause traffic disruptions until the end of January 2010. The sewer work was completed six weeks ahead of schedule and traffic restrictions will be lifted Monday, December 21, 2009, on Logan Avenue between King Street and Princess Street..

Expanded Norberry - Glenlee Community Centre officially opens to area residents
Winnipeg, December 18, 2009 – A much anticipated holiday gift was officially opened in St. Vital today. After two years of extensive renovations, the Norberry-Glenlee Community Centre located at 26 Molgat Avenue is now fully-operational. The Honourable Nancy Allan, Minister of Education and MLA for St. Vital joined Gord Steeves, Winnipeg Acting Deputy Mayor and St. Vital City Councillor and Grant Prairie, President of the Norberry-Glenlee Community Centre in a ribbon-cutting ceremony..

Molson Coors Canada and the City Of Winnipeg Partner to Offer Winnipeg Residents Free Transit Service on New Year's Eve
Winnipeg, December 17, 2009 – Molson Coors Canada and the City of Winnipeg are partnering to ensure New Year's Eve revelers have an easy option to help them get home safely by offering free transit service on December 31, 2009 from 7:00 p.m. until end of service. Winnipeg Transit and Molson Coors Canada representatives today joined Deputy Mayor Justin Swandel, and a representative from Winnipeg Police Service, to announce details of the "Taking You Home for the Holidays" initiative. .

Special Event Tourism Fund Shows Great Results New Fund Working Well to Attract Major Events and Conventions in First Year
Winnipeg, December 17, 2009 – In its first year of operations, the City of Winnipeg's Special Event Tourism Fund has been utilized to successfully attract 12 events and conventions. To date, the Fund has committed $530,000 to these 12 major events and conventions being held from 2009 to 2013 that collectively represent approximately $27 million in direct spending and 53,000 room-nights. The total economic impact of these events for Manitoba is estimated at over $48 million from combined operational expenditures and estimated visitor expenditures. Based on disciplined criteria, the Special Event Tourism Fund is being effectively used to support major events that leverage substantial economic and city benefits. .

School Choirs Chosen for Olympic Torch Celebration
Winnipeg, December 17, 2009 – Mayor Sam Katz announced today that the école Stanley Knowles and Montrose School choirs, both from Winnipeg School Division No. 1, have been selected to sing O Canada at Winnipeg's Olympic Torch Relay Celebration. The choirs will jointly sing the national anthem on behalf of all the schools of Winnipeg at the ceremonies being held at The Forks National Historic Site on Tuesday, January 5th, 2010, beginning at 5:00 p.m. and ending at 8:00 p.m. .

Active Transportation coming to Winnipeg in a big way in 2010
Winnipeg, December 15, 2009 – Winnipeg City Council has paved the way for citizens to get around using human-powered transportation like walking and cycling by approving $20.4 million in capital funding today to support an extensive active transportation network throughout the City. .

Reminder that Leisure Guide Registration for Winter programs begins Monday, December 14th
Winnipeg, December 11, 2009 – Citizens are being reminded that registration for Winter 2010 Leisure Guide programs begins at 9:00 am on Monday, December 14th. For your convenience, the City offers a number of ways to register.

Water now flowing through Winnipeg's new state-of-the-art water treatment plant
Winnipeg, December 10, 2009 – Winnipeg's new $300 million, state-of-the-art water treatment plant has been put into action, and treated water is now making its way through the network of water mains into Winnipeg homes and businesses.

Wild Winter Day Camps at Living Prairie Museum
Winnipeg, December 4, 2009 – Children are guaranteed to enjoy a fun-filled day of nature discovery at the City of Winnipeg’s Living Prairie Museum this month as Wild Winter Day Camps are scheduled for December 21, 22, and 23, 2009.

Last update: 22.12.2009

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