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2010 July News Releases

City of Winnipeg August long weekend operating hours - 2010
WINNIPEG - July 29, 2010 - The August long weekend operating hours for civic facilities, and schedules for civic services, are as follows…

Winnipeg Goldeyes team up with Winnipeg Public Library in support of children's literacy
WINNIPEG - July 29, 2010 - For the twelfth year, players from the Winnipeg Goldeyes Baseball Club are teaming up with the Winnipeg Public Library to promote children's literacy and support the Library's TD Summer Reading Club…

Temporary closure of the east curb lane on King Street between William Avenue and James Street for reconstruction to the entrance to the City Hall courtyard
WINNIPEG - July 28, 2010 - The public is advised that the east curb lane on northbound King Street, between William Avenue and James Street will be closed for approximately three weeks to facilitate the reconstruction of the entrance to the City Hall courtyard…

Roads, Bridges and Recreational Facilities Projects Top Priority for Building Canada Funding
WINNIPEG - July 23, 2010 - To demonstrate the importance of securing funding support from the Provincial and Federal governments to address Winnipeg's ballooning $7.4 billion infrastructure deficit, Mayor Sam Katz and Transcona Councillor Russ Wyatt today visited the site of one of the eleven priority infrastructure projects along Plessis Road where a road twinning and underpass project is much needed as endorsed by City Council…

City extends season for operation of pools and splash pads
WINNIPEG - July 23, 2010 - To ensure uninterrupted access to healthy recreation options for families during the summer season, the City of Winnipeg has made additional funding of up to $127,957 available…

Upcoming Water Main construction at the intersection of McPhillips Street and Logan Avenue
WINNIPEG - July 22, 2010 - Starting the week of July 26, 2010, City of Winnipeg crews will begin work to replace a total of about 160 metres of water main at the intersection of McPhillips Street and Logan Avenue…

Osborne Library to temporarily close for renovations
WINNIPEG - July 22, 2010 - The Osborne Library at 625 Osborne Street, will be closed for renovations from Tuesday, August 3 until mid-September. …

Redwood and Louise Bridges to close this weekend for annual maintenance
WINNIPEG - July 21, 2010 - The Redwood and Louise Bridges will be closed to traffic on July 24 and 25 to undertake annual routine maintenance and inspection of the structures…

Railway crossing closure on Inkster Boulevard between Plymouth Street and Dunlop Road
WINNIPEG - July 20, 2010 - The public is advised that Inkster Boulevard will be completely closed to westbound and eastbound traffic this weekend for the reconstruction of the railway crossing…

Work Set To Begin on Renovations to King Street and Main Street Entrances to City Hall Courtyard
WINNIPEG - July 19, 2010 - The City of Winnipeg wishes to advise citizens that, beginning on Thursday, July 22, 2010 work will commence on renovations to first the King Street entrance, and then the Main Street entrance, to the City Hall Courtyard at 510 Main Street…

Century Street near Saskatchewan Avenue to close temporarily for repair
WINNIPEG - July 19, 2010 - Due to a repair required on the CP rail line that crosses Century Street (Route 90 northbound) near Saskatchewan Avenue, two northbound traffic lanes on Century Street will be closed beginning at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 20, 2010…

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service not affiliated with telemarketing campaign
WINNIPEG - July 16, 2010 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) would like to advise the public of an ongoing telephone solicitation campaign that is not affiliated with the WFPS. …

Volunteers needed for the Monarch Butterfly Festival
WINNIPEG - July 15, 2010 - Bring the whole family to Living Prairie Museum and celebrate the magnificent monarch butterfly during the 3rd Annual Monarch Butterfly Festival…

Executive Policy Committee to consider a more aggressive mosquito control program
WINNIPEG - July 13, 2010 - In a continuing effort to reduce the mosquito population in Winnipeg, Executive Policy Committee (EPC) will consider a number of recommendations from The City of Winnipeg Public Service…

Public Invited to Open House on Disaster Financial Assistance and the Impact of Heavy Rain on the City
WINNIPEG - July 13, 2010 - The City of Winnipeg invites residents to an open house to learn about Disaster Financial Assistance and the impact of heavy rain on the city…

Recreation and leisure program registration top service requests for Winnipeg 311 in second quarter of 2010
WINNIPEG - July 13, 2010 - Leisure Guide program registration was the most frequent service request made through Winnipeg's 311 service between April 1 — June 30, 2010, while transit bus schedules topped the list of requests for information…

Mayor Katz Invests $30,000 in At-risk Youth Programming at Fort Whyte Farms
WINNIPEG - July 13, 2010 - Mayor Sam Katz, Secretary of Urban Aboriginal Affairs, joined by FortWhyte Alive CEO and President Bill Elliot, announced funding of $30,000 for FortWhyte Farms, a program focused on providing urban agricultural training for inner-city youth in Winnipeg…

Chief Peguis Trail extension to ease traffic congestion, take pressure off neighbourhood roads
WINNIPEG - July 12, 2010 - On behalf of the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, the Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, today announced that the Government of Canada will contribute up to $25 million through the P3 Canada Fund towards the Chief Peguis Trail extension…

Renovated Louis Riel Library reopening
WINNIPEG - July 12, 2010 - Louis Riel Library, located at 1168 Dakota Street, reopens Thursday, July 15 at 10 a.m. after an eight week closure for renovations…

McPhillips Street to be closed between Jarvis Avenue and Selkirk Avenue for rail crossing reconstruction Sunday, July 11 at 8:00 p.m. to Wednesday, July 14 at 6:00 a.m.
WINNIPEG - July 9, 2010 - The public is advised that McPhillips Street will be closed to all traffic at the C.P.R. Winnipeg Beach rail crossing located between Jarvis Avenue and Selkirk Avenue from 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 11, 2010 to 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 for reconstruction of the rail crossing…

New summer yard waste depots now open in northwest Winnipeg
WINNIPEG - July 9, 2010 - Residents in the northwest area of the city can now recycle their summer yard waste by dropping it off at three new Leaf It With Us depots. It will be composted into a reusable soil-like material and used to landscape finished landfill areas…

Railway crossing closure on Burrows Avenue between Sheppard Street and Railway Street Tuesday, July 13 at 9 p.m. to Friday, July 16 at 7 a.m.
WINNIPEG - July 9, 2010 - The public is advised that Burrows Avenue will be completely closed to westbound and eastbound traffic next week for the reconstruction of the railway crossing between Sheppard Street and Railway Street…

Water main work may temporarily cause discoloured water early next week in parts of River Heights and Fort Garry
WINNIPEG - July 9, 2010 - In conjunction with road works on Taylor Avenue, the flow of water in a large water main on Waverley Street will be adjusted for two to three days starting Monday, July 12, 2010, at approximately 8:00 a.m…

City recommends program to replace three existing Fire Paramedic Stations and a new station built in Winnipeg's south east quadrant
WINNIPEG - July 8, 2010 - Committed to providing Winnipeggers the best emergency services response service, today Mayor Sam Katz was joined by Premier Greg Selinger to announce four new Fire Paramedic stations in the City of Winnipeg…

Monarch Butterfly Festival
WINNIPEG - July 7, 2010 - WHERE: Living Prairie Museum, 2795 Ness Avenue…

Jonathan Toews public hometown celebration
WINNIPEG - July 6, 2010 - Mayor Sam Katz will be joined by Stanley Cup champion: Chicago Blackhawks team Captain and Conn Smythe Trophy winner, as well as Team Canada Hockey 2010 Vancouver Olympic gold medalist- Winnipegger Jonathan Toews for a public hometown celebration…

Railway crossing closure on Inkster Boulevard between Arlington Street and Sinclair Street
WINNIPEG - July 6, 2010 - The public is advised that Inkster Boulevard will be completely closed to westbound and eastbound traffic this weekend for the reconstruction of the railway crossing between Arlington Street and Sinclair Street…

City recommends 9-point strategy that targets vacant and dilapidated buildings
WINNIPEG - July 5, 2010 - Committed to cracking down on buildings that are sitting empty, boarded up or are extremely run-down, the City of Winnipeg is proposing a plan aimed at strengthening enforcement and eliminating red tape to deal with the problem more quickly and efficiently…

Light Rail Transit option recommended to Council
WINNIPEG - July 2, 2010 - Committed to providing Winnipeg with a sustainable long term rapid transit option, Executive Policy Committee will consider a recommendation from the City of Winnipeg public service next week to endorse Light Rail Transit (LRT) as a preferred rapid-transit option…

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