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2010 March News Releases

Two-Sided Back-Lane Collection to Start Monday, April 19
in the City's Northwest Garbage Cart Area

WINNIPEG - March 30, 2010 - Residents in the City's Northwest Area with back-lane automated garbage cart collection will be able to place their cart on the same side of the lane as their property starting Monday, April 19 (Day 2 on the Recycling and Garbage Collection Calendar).…

City of Winnipeg Operating Hours from Friday, April 2, 2010 to Monday, April 5, 2010
WINNIPEG - March 30, 2010 - All civic offices are closed Friday, April 2, 2010 to Monday, April 5, 2010.…

Reminder: Winnipeggers can still register for Spring Leisure Guide Programs
WINNIPEG - March 30, 2010 - Spring Leisure Guide programs are starting soon and there is still time to register! There are many options available including Adult Active Living, Learn to Swim, Children's, Older Active Adult and Adult Leisure programming. …

City of Winnipeg Again Participates in Earth Hour
WINNIPEG - March 26, 2010 - The City of Winnipeg, committed to raising awareness of the environment and sustainability, will again participate in Earth Hour by turning off the lights in certain civic buildings between 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm on Saturday, March 27, 2010.…

Improved Flood Forecast for Winnipeg — Lower River Levels Expected
WINNIPEG - March 23, 2010 - Today's Provincial forecast for the Red River indicates that levels will be lower than earlier forecasts. The previous forecast range of 18.5 to 19.5 feet James Avenue has now been lowered to 17.5 to 19.0 feet James.…

City operating budget invests in priorities
WINNIPEG - March 23, 2010 - Committed to insuring the priorities of Winnipeggers are met, City Council passed the 2010 Operating Budget with a vote of 11-5.…

Louis Riel Library and Osborne Library Temporary Closure for Renovations
WINNIPEG - March 19, 2010 - The following branches of Winnipeg Public Library will be undergoing renovations in the coming months. The scope of the work requires the facilities to be temporarily closed while the refurbishments are underway.…

City of Winnipeg Responding to Rising River Levels
WINNIPEG - March 18, 2010 - Earlier today, the Province issued its first operational flood forecast for 2010. The unseasonably mild weather of the past 10 days has melted most of the snow pack in the Red River valley and caused river levels to rise much sooner than normal.…

City of Winnipeg's State-of-the-Art Drinking Water Treatment Plant Officially Opens
WINNIPEG - March 18, 2010 - As he raised a glass of crystal clear tap water, Mayor Sam Katz today toasted the official opening of a facility that took 10 years to plan and design and four years to construct — the City's new drinking water treatment plant.…

Lighting Along Assiniboine River Walk and Mostyn Park Temporarily Removed
WINNIPEG - March 12, 2010 - Beginning Friday, March 12, light standards along the Assiniboine River Walk from the Osborne Bridge to the Main Street Bridge will be removed in order to prevent potential damage to the light poles from river ice during the spring breakup.…

Pothole Patching Efforts Increased in All Areas of the City
WINNIPEG - March 12, 2010 - City of Winnipeg crews have been repairing potholes since the beginning of March, and patching efforts will continue to be ramped up next week.…

City Closing Snow Disposal Sites
WINNIPEG - March 11, 2010 - As winter comes to an end, the City of Winnipeg is closing its Snow Disposal Sites.…

With Warmer Temperatures, City Crews Will Continue to Thaw Catch Basins This Weekend
WINNIPEG - March 11, 2010 - This weekend City of Winnipeg thawing crews will be working as conditions permit to open curb inlets, catch basins, and culverts across the city.…

Reminder that Leisure Guide Registration for Spring/Summer programs begins
Monday, March 15

WINNIPEG - March 11, 2010 - Citizens are being reminded that registration for Spring/Summer 2010 Leisure Guide programs begins at 9:00 am on Monday, March 15.…

Follow Winnipeg Transit on Twitter
WINNIPEG - March 10, 2010 - Winnipeg Transit is now using Twitter, the popular social networking site, to deliver service updates to passengers. Transit users can sign up to receive short messages, or "tweets", from two separate Winnipeg Transit accounts.…

Mayor Katz Supports Aboriginal Entrepreneurial Program
WINNIPEG - March 9, 2010 - Mayor Sam Katz, Secretary of Urban Aboriginal Affairs, joined by Wayne Helgason, President of the Aboriginal Business Development Centre and Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Winnipeg, Michael Benarroch, today announced funding for the Virtual Business Innovation Centre, a joint project of the Aboriginal Business Development Centre and the University of Winnipeg. …

St. Boniface Library Temporary Closure for Renovations
WINNIPEG - March 5, 2010 - St. Boniface Library, 100-131 Provencher, will be closed on Monday, March 8 through Monday, March 15.…

Mayor Katz Invests $150,000 for WASAC Aboriginal Youth Programs
WINNIPEG - March 5, 2010 - Mayor Sam Katz, Secretary of Urban Aboriginal Affairs, and Winnipeg Aboriginal Sport Achievement Centre (WASAC) Executive Director Kevin Chief today announced details of "ACHIEVE — WASAC Aboriginal Youth in Action", a new program focused on increasing employment, mentor and leadership development and a community engagement opportunities for Aboriginal youth. …

Spring/Summer Leisure Guide now available
WINNIPEG - March 5, 2010 - The City of Winnipeg Leisure Guide offers an exciting line-up of summer camps, featuring a number of new options to keep the kids busy this summer! …

Low water pressure throughout the city this morning due to widespread power interruption
WINNIPEG - March 4, 2010 - Just before 7:00 am today, a widespread electric power interruption caused low water pressure for homes and businesses throughout Winnipeg. …



Last update: 30.03.2010

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