2010 January News ReleasesResidential Overnight Parking Ban lifted
WINNIPEG - January 30, 2010 - 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. Public Service recommends approval to transfer title of the City’s first property acquired under The Vacant and Derelict Buildings By-Law
WINNIPEG - January 29, 2010 - Today the Public Service is recommending a Redwood Avenue property, acquired under The City of Winnipeg Charter and The Vacant and Derelict Buildings By-Law, be declared surplus to the City’s requirements. Major Snow Hauling Operation Begins Sunday Night to Remove High Snow Piles and Improve Visibility
WINNIPEG - January 29, 2010 - The public is advised that a major snow hauling operation on main routes, bus routes, collector streets, and residential streets begins Sunday night, January 31, 2010 in all areas of the city. Snow removal activities will include the removal of high snow piles at intersections and around schools, and windrows on boulevards, bridges and underpasses and locations where snow storage has been severely depleted. Public Service proposes a zoning memorandum for homebuyers to ensure residences comply with zoning by-laws
WINNIPEG - January 29, 2010 - The Public Service today recommended passage of a bylaw that would require homebuyers to obtain a zoning memorandum as a means of ensuring that residences comply with zoning regulations. Automated Garbage Collection Starts Feb. 2 for Day One Residents and Feb. 3 for Day Two Residents in the City’s Northwest Area
WINNIPEG - January 29, 2010 - Day One residents on the Five-Day Collection Calendar in the northwest area of the city are reminded to begin using their new garbage carts on Tuesday, February 2, 2010. Public invited to drop-in working sessions about the City of Winnipeg’s 2010 Active Transportation Infrastructure Stimulus Program
WINNIPEG - January 28, 2010 - Winnipeg’s active transportation (AT) network is growing by leaps and bounds, and the City wants to engage the public as it finalizes plans for the 35 new routes that will be added this year. City hosts Public Open House to provide information and gather feedback about the Osborne Bridge Rehabilitation Project
WINNIPEG - January 28, 2010 - The City is hosting an open-house this Saturday to hear of any ideas or concerns the public may have about a $17-million rehabilitation of the Osborne Street Bridge. Bus Routes and Collector Streets to be Completed Today and Plowing of Residential Streets Underway
WINNIPEG - January 27, 2010 - The major snow plowing operation initiated Monday morning to improve road conditions on Regional Streets, Bus Routes and Collector Streets is expected to be completed today. The Major Snowfall Parking Ban was lifted at 6:01 a.m. this morning. This ban prohibits parking on any Snow Route between the hours of midnight and 6:00 a.m. Public Reminded to participate in Budget Open Houses
WINNIPEG - January 27, 2010 - Today, Mayor Sam Katz encouraged Winnipeggers of the opportunity to provide their input into the 2010 Operating Budget at round-table discussions being held tonight and tomorrow. Katz builds momentum for a positive Winnipeg
WINNIPEG - January 26, 2010 - Mayor Sam Katz today delivered his 6th annual State of the City address, hosted by the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, to an audience of over 1,100 at the Winnipeg Convention Centre. Residential Overnight Parking Ban Will Be In Effect Starting Wednesday Night at Midnight
WINNIPEG - January 26, 2010 - The public is advised that plowing of residential streets will begin on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 7 a.m. to improve the overall condition of residential streets. Major Snowfall Parking Ban Will Be In Effect Starting Tonight at Midnight
WINNIPEG - January 25, 2010 - The public is advised that a major plowing operation will commence later tonight on the city’s Priority 1 and 2 streets which includes regional streets, bus routes and collector streets. Plowing of Sidewalks Progressing Well Due to Mild Temperatures
WINNIPEG - January 24, 2010 - The public is advised that a sidewalk plowing operation that was initiated yesterday will be continuing today and this week until all sidewalks in the city have been plowed. Truck Plowing on Main Routes Underway
WINNIPEG - January 23, 2010 - The public is advised that a truck plowing operation was initiated this morning on main routes and bus routes and collector streets in response to accumulations of about 5 cm of snow and freezing rain overnight, and this snow clearing work will continue throughout the weekend. Groundbreaking new snow mapping system for the City goes live today
WINNIPEG - January 22, 2010 - The next time Mother Nature decides to dump a bunch of snow on Winnipeg, residents will be able to access up-to-date information as to when snow clearing crews will be plowing their stretch of road. City to host pre-budget consultations
WINNIPEG - January 20, 2010 - Winnipeggers will have an opportunity to provide their input into the 2010 Operating Budget at round-table discussions on January 27 and 28.
Mayor and City Council pledge $36,000 for relief in Haiti
WINNIPEG - January 19, 2010 - Today, Mayor Sam Katz and members of Winnipeg City Council pledged a total of $36,000 to support ongoing relief efforts in the wake of the earthquake in Haiti that struck January 12th and is estimated to have killed hundreds of thousands and has left many homeless and without essential services.
Low Water Pressure Throughout the City This Morning Due to Widespread Power Outage
WINNIPEG - January 18, 2010 - Just after 7:30 am this morning, a widespread electric power outage caused low water pressure throughout Winnipeg.
Government Investment makes Intelligent Buses a Reality in Winnipeg
WINNIPEG - January 15, 2010 - Today, the Government of Canada, the Province of Manitoba and the City of Winnipeg announced that Winnipeg Transit projects funded under the Winnipeg Partnership Agreement (WPA), valued at $4.86 million, are complete, and “iBUS” technology is now installed on the Winnipeg Transit fleet.
Winnipeg’s 311 service marks first anniversary since “going live” with the launch of ServiceStat
WINNIPEG - January 14, 2010 - If you’ve ever wondered what kind of requests for city services are being made in your neighbourhood, this kind of information is now just a mouse click away.
St. Matthews Avenue Just East of Empress Street to be Closed for Culvert Replacement from January 17 to March 6, 2010
WINNIPEG - January 14, 2010 - St. Matthews Avenue just east of Empress Street will be closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic for approximately seven weeks beginning Sunday, January 17, 2010, to allow replacement of the culvert bridging Omand’s Creek at this location.
City of Winnipeg Appoints new COO of Animal Services
WINNIPEG - January 13, 2010 - The City of Winnipeg today announced the appointment of Leland Gordon to the position of Chief Operating Officer of the City’s Animal Services Agency.
Residents in the City’s Northwest Area Reminded Not to Use New Garbage Carts until the Start Date
WINNIPEG - January 13, 2010 - Residents in the northwest area of the city are reminded not to use their new garbage cart until the start date for automated collection
Mayor Supports Environmental Advisory Committee’s 2009 Recommendations
WINNIPEG - January 13, 2010 - Committed to ensuring that environmental issues remain a priority at City Hall, Executive Policy Committee today approved two environmental motions moved by Mayor Sam Katz that will see the public service explore and review recommendations from the Mayor’s Environmental Advisory Committee’s (MEAC) 2009 Third Quarter Report.
Traffic along the Disraeli will Continue to Flow During Construction of the Disraeli Bridges Project
WINNIPEG - January 11, 2010 - Winnipeggers will continue to drive over the Disraeli Bridges during construction of the City’s Disraeli Bridges Project under the terms of a proposal submitted by Plenary Roads Winnipeg, the team the City chose today as the project’s preferred proponent.
Delivery of Carts for Automated Garbage Collection in the City’s Northwest Area Starts Monday, January 11, 2010
WINNIPEG - January 8, 2010 - Residents in the northwest area of the city will begin receiving carts for automated garbage collection starting Monday, January 11, 2010.
Over 1.9 million inquiries made to Winnipeg’s 311 Service since January 2009 launch
WINNIPEG - January 8, 2010 - Leisure Guide program registration was the most frequent service requested through Winnipeg’s 311 inquiry system this past Fall, and transit bus schedules once again topped the list of requests for information.
2010 State of the City to benefit charities
WINNIPEG - January 7, 2010 - Committed to assisting local charities provide outreach and support, today Mayor Sam Katz along with The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce pledged to donate 50% of the net proceeds from the 2010 Mayor’s State of the City address, which will be sponsored by MTS Allstream to Agape Table and Osborne House.
Reminder – Winnipeggers can still register for Winter Leisure Guide Programs – Courses Start Soon!!
WINNIPEG - January 6, 2010 - Winter 2010 Leisure Guide programs are starting soon and there is still time to register!
New safety measures introduced as first step in security overhaul at City Hall
WINNIPEG - January 4, 2010 - The Public Service announced today that it is upgrading security at City Hall as the first step in an extensive overhaul of equipment and procedures to further protect the public, staff and elected officials.
Olympic Torch Relay Transit Service Advisory
WINNIPEG - January 4, 2010 - Winnipeggers can catch history in the making and cheer on the Olympic flame as it heads into Winnipeg on Tuesday, January 5. Be part of the Olympic fever by lining the Olympic Torch Relay Route on its way to a celebration at The Forks.
Olympic Torch Relay Transit Service Advisory
WINNIPEG - January 4, 2010 -The Olympic Torch will arrive in Winnipeg on Tuesday, January 5th, 2010 and leave the city on Thursday, January 7th, 2010.
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