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2011 April News Releases

Flood Bulletin #11: Change of location - services for rural flood evacuees
April 29, 2011 - Effective Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 4:00 p.m., the City of Winnipeg Reception Centre located at the Century Arena will be closing. …

Katz pleased Province finally moves on Plessis:
Wants movement on remaining Building Canada Funds

April 21, 2011 - To 'celebrate' the first year anniversary of City Council's endorsed list of Building Canada priority projects, Mayor Sam Katz is today calling upon the Provincial government again to please stop stalling on the remaining 10 infrastructure projects and move forward to fix our crumbling infrastructure. …

Flood Bulletin #10: Reception Centre Opens
April 21, 2011 - The City of Winnipeg has opened a Reception Centre for rural flood evacuees requiring emergency support services as a result of having to leave their homes. The Reception Centre is located at the Century Arena, 1377 Clarence Avenue. …

City moves forward on mandatory environmental upgrades for sewage treatment plants
April 20, 2011 - With the Province's Clean Environment Commission (CEC) deadlines looming on $751 million capital in mandatory sewage treatment upgrades, The City of Winnipeg today signed an agreement with Veolia. …

Update on the Osborne Bridge Rehabilitation Project
April 20, 2011 - Work on the traffic detour for the Osborne Bridge Rehabilitation project began on April 12, 2011. …

Kildonan Park and Harbour View Golf Courses set to open
April 19, 2011 - The City of Winnipeg's Kildonan Park and Harbour View Golf Courses welcome golfers of all ages and skill levels as they begin the 2011 golf season. …

City of Winnipeg Animal Services dog sale a success!
April 19, 2011 - Over 500 visitors attended the City of Winnipeg Animal Services dog sale this weekend and a record 30 dogs were adopted into families. …

Easter weekend operating hours for City facilities
April 19, 2011 - All civic offices will be closed on Friday, April 22 and Monday, April 25, 2011. …

City and AMM provide real solution to infrastructure deficit
April 19, 2011 - Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz and AMM President Doug Dobrowolski today again called on the Province of Manitoba to provide one point of the existing provincial sales tax (PST) over and above funds that are already received, to be dedicated annually as a stable, reliable source of funding for municipal infrastructure. …

Ice jam on the Assiniboine River near Holland, Manitoba will cause a temporary rise in Winnipeg river levels tomorrow
April 15, 2011 - An ice jam on the Assiniboine River in the area of Holland, Manitoba broke and flowed downstream yesterday afternoon. This resulted in a temporary flow surge in the Assiniboine River. …

Public Service recommends continuation of Home Renovation Tax Assistance program for Winnipeg homeowners
April 15, 2011 - The Winnipeg Public Service is proposing the continuation of a tax assistance incentive program for homeowners who renovate and maintain their homes. …

City to invest in support to Human Rights Museum
April 15, 2011 - Committed to ensuring the success of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, City Council is being asked to approve an additional $3.63 million in funding contribution to the project. …

City's spring cleanup starts Sunday night
April 15, 2011 - City of Winnipeg crews will begin major cleanup activities on Sunday night, April 17, 2011, …

Don't trash your yard waste! Leaf It With Us!
April 15, 2011 - Starting today, Friday, April 15, 2011, residents can recycle their yard waste by dropping it off at any of the Leaf It With Us depots, seven days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. …

City of Winnipeg Animal Services holding weekend dog sale
April 14, 2011 - The City of Winnipeg Animal Services Agency will be holding a dog sale on Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16, 2011 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 1057 Logan Avenue. …

Flood Bulletin #8: New Provincial Forecast Reduces the Number of Properties Requiring Protection
April 13, 2011 - The Red River is currently at 19.6 feet James Avenue, down about a foot since the Province of Manitoba put the floodway into operation on April 9, 2011. …

Cornish Library to close temporarily for sewer and water main work
April 13, 2011 - Cornish Library, 20 West Gate, will be temporarily closed starting Monday, April 18, 2011, for replacement of the main water and sewer lines. …

Ramp closures between Disraeli Freeway and Disraeli Street
April 13, 2011 - The public is advised the on and off ramps that provide access between North Point Douglas and southbound Disraeli Freeway will be closed starting Monday, April 18, 2011 due to construction of the new Disraeli Bridges. The closure will remain in effect until summer 2012. …

City of Winnipeg Annual Bike Auction
April 12, 2011 - Residents are reminded that the City's annual auction of unclaimed bicycles will be held on Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17, 2011, at the Varsity View Sportsplex, 4230 Ridgewood Avenue. …

Senior of the Year Awards: Call for Submissions
April 11, 2011 - Recognizing that the City's senior community is a major asset to Winnipeg's history and future, Mayor Sam Katz today issued a call to our City's youth to provide nominations for the third annual "Mayor's Senior of the Year Awards." …

Hundreds of sandbag volunteers respond to City's request
April 10, 2011 - Due to an overwhelming response from Winnipeg citizens, the City no longer needs additional volunteers to assist with sandbagging efforts today.…

Hundreds of extra volunteers still needed for sandbagging efforts today Sunday, April 10, 2011
April 10, 2011 - The City of Winnipeg continues to call out for more volunteers to assist property owners with sandbagging efforts. …

City needs 900 volunteers to sandbag on Sunday, April 10, 2011
April 9, 2011 - The City of Winnipeg needs 900 volunteers to assist property owners with sandbagging efforts on Sunday, April 10, 2011. …

Flood bulletin #7: High River Response Continues
April 9, 2011 - The current James Avenue river level is 20.68 feet. Since 8:00 a.m. on April 8, 2011, the Red River has risen. …

Osborne Bridge rehabilitation construction begins Tuesday, April 12, 2011
April 8, 2011 - Residents are advised that construction on the east side of the Osborne Bridge and Osborne Street from Broadway to River Avenue will run from April to October 2011. …

Winnipeg Transit Spring Schedule goes into effect April 10
April 8, 2011 - Effective Sunday, April 10, 2011, Winnipeg Transit's Spring Schedule will be in effect on the following routes. …

City calling for 150 volunteers to sandbag this evening
April 7, 2011 - The City of Winnipeg is calling for 150 volunteers to assist property owners with sandbagging efforts this evening, Thursday, April 7, 2011. …

Flood Bulletin #6: City of Winnipeg continues monitoring water levels throughout the city
April 7, 2011 - Winnipeg had an ice jam on Monday evening, April 4, 2011, that originated at Kingston Crescent. The jam has gradually moved downstream. …

City to use social media for flood and emergency preparedness communication
April 7, 2011 - The City of Winnipeg activated new Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts on Monday, April 4, 2011, as part of our overall flood and emergency preparedness communication strategies. …

City continues call for sandbagging volunteers as rivers rise
April 6, 2011 - The City is continuing its call for volunteers to assist property owners with sandbagging efforts. …

City continues to seek volunteers for sandbagging
April 5, 2011 - The City is continuing its call for volunteers to assist property owners with sandbagging efforts tomorrow and over the coming days. …

April recognized as Safe Digging Month
April 5, 2011 - The Manitoba Common Ground Alliance (MCGA), along with regional partners across Canada, is proclaiming April as Safe Digging Month. …

Flood Bulletin #5: City responds to rising river level
April 4, 2011 - Due to a rapid rise in the Red River over the past few days, sandbag dike-building activities will begin this week on low lying properties along the Red and Assiniboine rivers. …

Council to consider tentative agreement with CUPE Local 500
April 4, 2011 - On Friday, April 8, 2011 at a special meeting scheduled for 9:00 a.m., Executive Policy Committee will consider the tentative agreement reached by the negotiating committees of the City of Winnipeg and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 500. …

Last update: 29.04.2011

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