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2010 June News Releases

City of Winnipeg Operating Hours — Canada Day, July 1, 2010
WINNIPEG - June 28, 2010 - All civic offices are closed on Thursday, July 1. …

Winnipeg property owners reminded about deadline for property tax payment
WINNIPEG - June 28, 2010 - The City of Winnipeg reminds the public that the deadline for paying this year's property taxes is Wednesday, June 30, 2010. …

Mayor and BFI Announce $1 Million Contribution though Sponsor Winnipeg
WINNIPEG - June 24, 2010 - Mayor Sam Katz, joined by Izzie Abrams, Vice President of Corporate Development and Government Relations for BFI, announced a significant Sponsor Winnipeg contribution of $1 million to create new recreational programming opportunities for inner-city youth, families and seniors at the North End Centennial Recreation Complex. …

Katz calls for comprehensive review of mosquito policy
WINNIPEG - June 23, 2010 - Committed to exploring all opportunities to reduce the nuisance mosquito population in the City of Winnipeg, Mayor Sam Katz today presented a motion at a Special Meeting of Executive Policy to ask the administration to review the City's current adult mosquito control policy. …

Winnipeg Transit introduces new "real time" passenger information services
WINNIPEG - June 23, 2010 - In September 2009, Winnipeg Transit completed installation of new "iBUS" technology on its bus fleet. iBUS uses GPS-based automatic vehicle location and communication systems to monitor the location of each bus in relation to its schedule and to automatically report schedule deviations to live databases at Transit's Control Centre. …

Railway crossing closure on Saskatchewan Avenue between Empress Street and St. James Street
WINNIPEG - June 22, 2010 - The public is advised that Saskatchewan Avenue will be completely closed to westbound and eastbound traffic this week for the reconstruction of the railway crossing between Empress Street and St. James Street. Saskatchewan Avenue will be closed to through traffic on Tuesday, June 22 and will be reopened on Friday, June 25 at 7:00 a.m. …

Road Closure due to gas leak
WINNIPEG - June 21, 2010 - The public is advised that McPhillips Street is currently closed in both directions from Logan Avenue to Selkirk Avenue due to a gas leak. …

Winnipeg Transit Summer Schedule in effect June 20
WINNIPEG - June 18, 2010 - Effective Sunday, June 20, 2010, the following Transit routes will be operating on a Summer Schedule: …

Manitoba Marathon route information
WINNIPEG - June 18, 2010 - Due to the reconstruction of the Jubilee Overpass, the public is advised that Pembina Highway will be completely closed to northbound and southbound traffic between Merriam Boulevard and Stafford Street for the Manitoba Marathon.…

48 Hour Public Notice: Adult nuisance mosquito fogging program to begin
WINNIPEG - June 17, 2010 - Today, June 17, 2010, the Insect Control Branch (ICB) is providing a 48 hour public notice that the adult nuisance mosquito fogging program will begin for the City of Winnipeg and East and West St Paul urban areas only. …

Winnipeg Transit wins major transit industry award
WINNIPEG - June 16, 2010 - The Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) has awarded Winnipeg Transit the "Exceptional Performance/Outstanding Achievement" award for the City's Transit Improvement Program.…

The Mane Attraction
WINNIPEG - June 15, 2010 - Zoo visitors will be excited to hear that lions are now back on display at the Assiniboine Park Zoo.…

Read your Speed
WINNIPEG - June 15, 2010 - In an effort to give Winnipeg drivers a sense of how fast they are driving in areas such as school zones, the City of Winnipeg is installing seven electronic driver feedback signs in strategic locations throughout the city beginning this week.…

Routine Maintenance Work Underway at Fort Rouge Leisure Centre
WINNIPEG - June 15, 2010 - The City of Winnipeg advises citizens that planned maintenance work currently underway at Fort Rouge Leisure Centre, 625 Osborne, may necessitate some short term closures of sections of the facility over the coming months.…

Bike to Work Day — Friday, June 25, 2010
WINNIPEG - June 11, 2010 - Committed to improving active transportation and promoting cycling in our city of opportunity, the city of Winnipeg joined partners from Bike to the Future, Climate Change Connection, Manitoba Cycling Association, Resource Conservation Manitoba, and Winnipeg Trails Association to announce the 3rd annual "Bike to Work Day" to be held on Friday, June 25th.…

City of Winnipeg Assessment and Taxation Department receives recognition for quality of service
WINNIPEG - June 9, 2010 - The City's Assessment and Taxation Department's Quality Management Systems have successfully passed another independent - third party surveillance audit.…

Post Rain-Event Information (Public Service Announcement #3)
WINNIPEG - June 4, 2010 - The Red River continues to drop and is now at 14.6 feet James Avenue. The water levels in most retention ponds are back within normal range. City crews continue to closely monitor the land drainage and wastewater systems. …

Post Rain-Event Information
WINNIPEG - June 3, 2010 - With the additional raising of the floodway gates, the Red River has dropped about 1.3 feet and is now just over 16 feet James Avenue. The water levels in all but a few retention ponds are back within normal range. City crews continue to closely monitor the land drainage and wastewater systems. …

Mayor Katz continues Free Day at the Zoo for 7th year
WINNIPEG - June 3, 2010 - Committed to providing all Winnipeg families with the opportunity to experience Assiniboine Park Zoo for free on July 1st - Canada Day, Mayor Sam Katz has announced the city will again cover the admission costs as part of the "Mayor's Family Day at the Zoo".…

Public Service Announcement - Post Rain Event Information
WINNIPEG - June 2, 2010 - Ness Avenue at Sturgeon Creek has been re-opened to traffic. City crews continue to diligently monitor the land drainage system and waste water system.…

Pickup Begins Tonight for Flood Damaged Items
WINNIPEG - June 1, 2010 - Collection crews will begin picking up flood damaged items tonight starting in the south Transcona area. Residents should place their unwanted items at the end of their driveway where their garbage is usually collected.…



Last update: 28.06.2010

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