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2010 May News Releases

City Responds to Impact of Heavy Rain and High River Levels
WINNIPEG - May 31, 2010 - Two rainstorms passed through the city on Saturday, May 29. An average of 110 millimetres of accumulated rainfall made the weekend storm a once in fifty year rain event. Saturday's rainfall was preceded by significant rainstorms on Friday, May 28 and Monday, May 24, 2010.…

High River Levels and Heavy Rain Increased the Risk of Basement Flooding and Overwhelmed the Land Drainage System
WINNIPEG - May 30, 2010 - More than 100 millimetres of rain drenched Winnipeg on Friday and Saturday. This heavy rain combined with high river levels has increased the risk of basement flooding and overwhelmed the land drainage system.…

Property Owners Reminded of Increased Risk of Basement Flooding
WINNIPEG - May 28, 2010 - With rain in the forecast over the next few days, property owners are reminded that there is an increased risk of basement flooding due to high river levels. …

City will work with citizens to review new civic plan
WINNIPEG - May 26, 2010 - Committed to giving Winnipeggers a voice in their city's long-range planning, Mayor Sam Katz today released the draft OurWinnipeg civic plan for public discussion. …

Cankerworm Control Program Continues in Areas throughout the City
WINNIPEG - May 21, 2010 - Today, Friday, May 21, 2010, 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. …

Celebrate International Day of Biodiversity at the Assiniboine Park Zoo May 22
WINNIPEG - May 21, 2010 - The Assiniboine Park Zoo, along with Canada's other 24 accredited zoos and aquariums, are launching a national awareness campaign to engage Canadians in supporting the preservation of biodiversity -- the animals, plants, and countless other life forms that make up the world's ecosystems. …

Update on Mosquito Control and Cankerworm Control Program
WINNIPEG - May 20, 2010 - The Insect Control Branch continues an aggressive larvidicing program in response to the unseasonably warm weather. Due to the forecast of continuing unseasonably warm temperatures, it is expected that the spring and summer adult nuisance mosquitoes will begin emerging over the next three to seven days, weather dependent. …

Statement from the City of Winnipeg regarding breastfeeding in civic facilities
WINNIPEG - May 19, 2010 - Clive Wightman, Director of Community Services, says the City of Winnipeg has been, and continues to be, supportive of a mothers' right to breastfeed in its facilities. …

Virtual Hospice Answers Call For Better Support Of Terminally Ill
WINNIPEG - May 19, 2010 - Canadian Virtual Hospice is applauding the Canadian Cancer Society for issuing a report today that highlights the need to increase information and understanding about palliative care. …

Winnipeg Transit testing safety shields
WINNIPEG - May 19, 2010 - Winnipeg Transit is exploring the idea of installing safety shields to protect its 1,100 Bus Operators from assaults. …

City of Winnipeg operating hours Monday, May 24, 2010
WINNIPEG - May 19, 2010 - City of Winnipeg Offices: All civic offices are closed Monday, May 24, 2010. …

Cankerworm Control Program Continues in Areas throughout the City
WINNIPEG - May 19, 2010 - Today, Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 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. …

Cankerworm Control Program Continues in Areas throughout the City
WINNIPEG - May 18, 2010 - Today, Tuesday, May 18, 2010, 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. …

Taché Avenue closed between Rue Despins and Avenue de la Cathedrale
WINNIPEG - May 17, 2010 - The public is advised that northbound and southbound Taché Avenue is closed between Rue Despins and Avenue de la Cathedrale for emergency repairs due to a void under the road. …

Cankerworm Control Program Continues in Areas throughout the City
WINNIPEG - May 17, 2010 - Today, Monday, May 17th, 2010, 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. …

Cankerworm Control Program Continues in Areas throughout the City
WINNIPEG - May 16, 2010 - Today, Sunday, May 16th, 2010, 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. …

City Reminds Residents to Recycle Old Phone Books
WINNIPEG - May 14, 2010 - The City of Winnipeg reminds residents to recycle their old phone books. Residents with blue box collection can place their phone books in their blue box. Apartment residents with recycling service should put their phone books in their recycling bins. …

Cankerworm Control Program Continues in Areas throughout the City
WINNIPEG - May 14, 2010 - Today, Friday, May 14th, 2010, 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. …

Controlled burns to take place in Winnipeg during the next few weeks
WINNIPEG - May 13, 2010 - The City of Winnipeg Public Works Department will be conducting controlled burns in various natural areas between Friday, May 14th and Tuesday, June 1st, weather conditions permitting. These controlled burns will be conducted in minimal wind conditions with appropriate fire guards in place. …

Mayor Katz Calls for Youth Nominations
WINNIPEG - May 13, 2010 - Committed to providing opportunity for our youth, Mayor Sam Katz invites Winnipeggers to nominate deserving young individuals for the inaugural Mayor's Youth Recognition Awards. …

Sunny and warm weather forecast for the first curb side giveaway weekend of 2010
WINNIPEG - May 13, 2010 - The favourable weather expected for this weekend will make treasure hunting that much more enjoyable during the City's Giveaway Weekend this Saturday, May 15 and Sunday, May 16, 2010. …

EMS week filled with activities and learning opportunities
WINNIPEG - May 13, 2010 - Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week 2010 is being held across Canada May 16 — 22, 2010. The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Services (WFPS) community message for this year is "Extraordinary People, Extraordinary Service". During this week, a number of events have been planned to highlight the roll EMS plays in our community. …

2010 Property Tax Bills issued this week
WINNIPEG - May 13, 2010 - Approximately 211,000 Property Tax Bills will be mailed on Friday, May 14, 2010. The deadline for paying this year's property taxes is Wednesday, June 30, 2010. …

Cankerworm Control Program Continues in Areas throughout the City
WINNIPEG - May 13, 2010 - Today, Thursday, May 13th, 2010, 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. …

Update on Councillor Lazarenko
WINNIPEG - May 12, 2010 - “On behalf of the family of Councillor Harry Lazarenko, I am pleased to say that Harry has been recovering successfully in hospital since suffering an aneurysm on Monday afternoon.” …

EPC to consider honour for Councillor Bill Clement
WINNIPEG - May 12, 2010 - In recognition of Charleswood – Tuxedo City Councillor Bill Clement’s 27-year dedication and hard work on behalf of the constituents of the Charleswood-Tuxedo Ward and the residents of the City of Winnipeg, Executive Policy Committee today will consider a motion to be moved by Mayor Sam Katz to rename the Charleswood Parkway and Charleswood Bridge to the “William R. Clement Parkway” effective June 30th, 2010. …

Curb lane and sidewalk on Henderson Highway Northbound closed between Washington and Ottawa
WINNIPEG - May 10, 2010 - The public is advised that the curb lane and sidewalk on Henderson Highway between Washington Avenue and Ottawa Avenue are currently closed in order to facilitate a building demolition. …

Louis Riel Library temporary closure for renovations
WINNIPEG - May 10, 2010 - Louis Riel Library, 1168 Dakota Street, will be closed for renovations from Monday, May 17 until the end of June 2010. …

City to begin Cankerworm Control Program, Wednesday, May 12, 2010
WINNIPEG - May 10, 2010 - Today, the Insect Control Branch announced the commencement of its cankerworm control program for trees in City parks and on City boulevards in specific areas of the City, where cankerworms have the potential to cause significant levels of defoliation. …

2010 bridges, streets, alleys construction projects
WINNIPEG - May 10, 2010 - An overview of the City of Winnipeg's 2010 bridges, streets and alleys construction projects. …

ECO-workshops and Native Prairie Plant Sale
WINNIPEG - May 8, 2010 - Where: Living Prairie Museum, 2795 Ness Avenue. …

EPC to Consider Proposed Contract for Mandatory Environmental Upgrades on Sewage Treatment Plants
WINNIPEG - May 7, 2010 - With the Province's Clean Environment Commission deadlines looming on $661 million in upgrades to Winnipeg's north and south-end sewage treatment plants and biosolid handling, Executive Policy Committee will consider a contract with Veolia Canada designed to protect taxpayers, while guaranteeing the City retains 100% ownership and operating control of the City's sewage treatment facilities and services. …

Katz calls for improved recycling through bottle depots
WINNIPEG - May 7, 2010 - Committed to allowing Winnipeggers to do their part to be proper stewards of our environment, Mayor Sam Katz today announced his intention to bring a motion to Executive Policy Committee to ask the Province to reduce waste, increase recycling and provide province-wide incentives for recovery of plastic and glass containers. …

Roadway painting program begins
WINNIPEG - May 7, 2010 - The City of Winnipeg's annual road marking program commences on Monday, May 10, 2010.…

City of Winnipeg begins 2010 insect control season
WINNIPEG - May 6, 2010 - Today, the City of Winnipeg announced the start of its surveillance and larviciding activities for the 2010 nuisance mosquito control season. …

Compost bins on sale at a 'down to earth' price
WINNIPEG - May 6, 2010 - The City of Winnipeg is sponsoring a one-day compost bin sale Saturday, May 15, 2010.…

First of two curbside giveaway weekends in 2010 — May 15 and 16
WINNIPEG - May 6, 2010 - Winnipeggers are invited to take advantage of the first giveaway weekend of this year on May 15 and 16.…

Annual Summer Meter Reading Program begins Wednesday, May 5, 2010
WINNIPEG - May 5, 2010 - Starting today until the end of August, City of Winnipeg water meter readers will be visiting homes weekdays between 2:30 p.m.…

Public offered a look inside the City of Winnipeg's Emergency Operation Centre May 5
WINNIPEG - May 4, 2010 - As part of National Emergency Preparedness Week, May 2 to 8, 2010, an Open House will be held in the City's Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) on May 5.…

Winnipeggers Invited to Honour Councillor Bill Clement
WINNIPEG - May 4, 2010 - In recognition of the outpouring of sympathy over the passing of veteran City of Winnipeg Councillor Bill Clement, a Book of Condolence has been placed in the Council chamber staircase in the Council Building at City Hall, 510 Main Street.…



Last update: 31.05.2010

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