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2011 January News Releases

Major Snowfall Parking Ban on Snow Routes has been lifted
January 29, 2011 - The public is advised that the Major Snowfall Parking Ban was lifted at 6:01 a.m. today. This Ban prohibited parking on any Snow Route between the hours of midnight and 6:00 a.m.…

Downtown Residential Development Program marks major achievement
January 28, 2011 - The Province of Manitoba and City of Winnipeg today announced that the joint Downtown Residential Development Grant program has achieved its goal of encouraging the development of downtown residential projects.…

City initiates major snow plowing operation on bus routes, collector streets and residential streets this weekend
January 28, 2011 - This weekend, the City of Winnipeg is initiating a major plowing operation on bus routes, collector streets and residential streets.…

Handi-Transit experiencing 30 to 40 minute delays
January 28, 2011 - Due to adverse road conditions, Handi-Transit is currently experiencing significant service delays of approximately 30 to 40 minutes.…

Truck plowing on major routes currently underway
January 28, 2011 - The public is advised that a truck plowing operation is currently underway on the City's Priority 1 streets, which includes all major routes.…

Winnipeg 311 marks second anniversary with more than 3.6 million inquiries received
January 28, 2011 - The City of Winnipeg's 311 inquiry service celebrated its second anniversary this month. To date, the service has received more than 3.6 million citizen inquiries.…

City provides information, criteria for basement flood protection subsidy program
January 27, 2011 - Details of the proposed City of Winnipeg Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program are now available online at winnipeg.ca.…

Katz joins Big City Mayor's at National Infrastructure Summit
January 27, 2011 - Committed to improving our City's infrastructure, Mayor Sam Katz today is attending the first ever National Infrastructure Summit in Regina to dialogue with other Mayors, members from all levels of government, and the private sector.…

Flood Bulletin #1: City preparing for anticipated spring flood
January 25, 2011 - The first flood forecast for spring 2011 issued by the Province yesterday indicates that river levels in Winnipeg could reach 25.0 feet James Avenue Datum. River levels reached 24.5 feet James Avenue in 1997 and 22.6 feet James Avenue in 2009.…

Federation of Canadian Municipalities' Green Municipal Fund™ supports OurWinnipeg, the City of Winnipeg's long-range sustainability strategy and development plan
January 24, 2011 - Doug Dobrowolski, board member of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and President, Association of Manitoba Municipalities, and the Honourable Steven Fletcher, Member of Parliament for Charleswood - St. James - Assiniboia and Minister of State (Democratic Reform), today announced a Green Municipal Fund™ (GMF) grant contribution for the City of Winnipeg.…

Truck plowing operation on major routes underway
January 24, 2011 - Following approximately five centimetres of snow and blowing snow last night and this morning, the City initiated a truck plowing operation at 8:00 a.m. on the Priority 1 street system which includes all major routes.…

2011 Capital Budget continues to meet Winnipegger's priorities
January 21, 2011 - The City of Winnipeg's Executive Policy Committee (EPC) today tabled the Preliminary Capital Investment Plan for 2011 to 2016.…

Residents invited to provide input into the 2011 Operating Budget
January 21, 2011 - Winnipeggers have an opportunity to provide their input into the 2011 Operating Budget through an online survey, blog or at round-table discussions on January 25 and January 27, 2011. …

Major Snowfall Parking Ban lifted
January 19, 2011 - Winnipeggers are advised that the temporary Major Snowfall Parking Ban has now been lifted. …

Katz takes action on 58 additional officers for the WPS
January 18, 2011 - Mayor Sam Katz today announced he will table a motion at Executive Policy Committee to hire an additional 58 new police officers for the Winnipeg Police Service. …

Major Snowfall Parking Ban will be in effect starting tonight at midnight
January 17, 2011 - In response to an accumulation of approximately eight centimetres of snow last night, a major grader plowing operation will commence later today on the city's Priority 2 streets which includes bus routes and collector streets.…

Kenaston Snow Disposal Site now closed for the season
January 14, 2011 - The public is advised that the Kenaston Snow Disposal Site is now closed for the season.…

Truck plowing on major routes will be initiated at 8:00 p.m. tonight
January 14, 2011 - The public is advised that snow clearing efforts will commence at 8:00 p.m. tonight on the City’s Priority 1 and 2 streets, which include regional streets, bus routes and collector streets.…

Truck plowing operation to commence on main routes at 8:00 p.m. tonight
January 13, 2011 - The City of Winnipeg is initiating a truck plowing operation on main routes starting at 8:00 p.m. this evening in response to accumulations of about five centimeters of snow overnight and today. …

Fish Tales - Events for On The Same Page
January 13, 2011 - On The Same Page, a joint reading initiative of The Winnipeg Foundation and Winnipeg Public Library encourages all Manitobans to read and talk about the same book at the same time. The program includes book giveaways, author appearances and special events to celebrate great Manitoba books and authors. …

Living with the grizzlies of Kamchatka
January 10, 2011 - On Tuesday, January 18, 2011, the Winnipeg Public Library and the Manitoba Eco-Network will present an exciting film event featuring an animal considered by many to be one of the most dangerous in the world - the grizzly bear. …

Arlington Bridge to be closed
January 5, 2011 - The public is advised that the Arlington Bridge will be completely closed to northbound and southbound traffic this weekend for the demolition of a building at 925 Logan Avenue. …

Reminder that Winnipeggers can still register for Winter Leisure Guide Programs - Courses Start Soon!
January 5, 2011 - Citizens are reminded that Winter 2011 Leisure Guide programs are starting soon but there is still time to register! …

City of Winnipeg Residential Toilet Replacement Credit Program Continues in 2011
January 5, 2011 - The City's Residential Toilet Replacement Credit Program will continue in 2011 and the approved toilet list will include all high efficiency toilets with the WaterSense label. …


Last update: 31.03.2011

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