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2011 June News Releases

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service reminds residents of the importance of fireworks safety
June 30, 2011 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service reminds residents to be cautious when handling fireworks this Canada Day long weekend.…

City and Province Build Summer Facility for Summer Fun
June 30, 2011 - To announce the season's opening of outdoor pools and splash parks across the city, Mayor Sam Katz and Erna Braun, MLA for Rossmere on behalf of Local Government Minister Ron Lemieux, today broke ground the City's 8th Splash Park at River East Arena funded jointly by the City of Winnipeg and Province of Manitoba through the Building Communities Initiative Partnership. …

Winnipeggers invited to open house on City's Transportation Master Plan
June 30, 2011 - The City of Winnipeg is preparing a Transportation Master Plan consistent with OurWinnipeg, the City's proposed new development plan. …

Osborne Street from River Avenue to McMillan Avenue/Pembina Highway will be closed for Canada Day festivities
June 29, 2011 - The public is advised that Osborne Street from River Avenue to McMillan Avenue/Pembina Highway will be closed to vehicle traffic, beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 30. Osborne Street will remain closed all day Friday, July 1 for the Osborne Village Canada Day Street Festival. …

Priceless Fun - New free programming guide highlights this summer's free recreation and leisure opportunities
June 29, 2011 - Winnipeggers now have easy access to information about free recreation, leisure and library programs with the new free programming guide, Priceless Fun. …

City of Winnipeg buffer zone is now reduced to 90 metres in an adult nuisance mosquito control program
June 29, 2011 - The City of Winnipeg has received approval from the Environmental Assessment and Licensing Branch, Manitoba Conservation to amend the City's pesticide use permit and reduce the buffer zone from 100 metres to 90 metres in an adult nuisance mosquito control program. …

Canada Day operating hours for City facilities and services
June 28, 2011 - All civic offices will be closed on Friday, July 1, 2011. …

Dog adoption sale
June 28, 2011 - The City of Winnipeg Animal Services Agency will be offering an Adopt-a-Dog sale on Wednesday, June 29 and Thursday, June 30, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 1057 Logan Avenue. …

Winnipeg residents are invited to attend a public open house regarding plans for the construction of the West District Police Station
June 27, 2011 - Winnipeg residents are invited to attend a public open house regarding plans for the construction of the West District Police Station. …

TD Summer Reading Club starts today
June 27, 2011 - The annual TD Summer Reading Club starts today, June 27, at all branches of Winnipeg Public Library. The program runs until Friday, August 12, 2011. …

Property owners reminded that deadline for property taxes is Thursday, June 30, 2011
June 24, 2011 - The City of Winnipeg reminds the public that the deadline for paying this yearâs property taxes is Thursday, June 30, 2011. …

Nearing one-year anniversary, By-laws making a big difference in reducing vacant and derelict buildings
June 24, 2011 - The number of empty, boarded up and extremely run-down buildings in the City has decreased by 17 per cent in less than a year thanks to the new Vacant Buildings By-law passed by City Council in July, 2010. …

Library launches The Past is Another Country: 12 stories by New Canadians
June 24, 2011 - Join Winnipeg Public Library in the launch of The Past is Another Country, a one-of-a-kind book featuring writing from 12 New Canadians from China, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Korea, Macedonia, Nigeria, the Philippines, Poland, Taiwan, and Uzbekistan.âThe launch will feature a celebration of all who were involved in the project with selected readings from the contributors. …

Munroe Library hosts new Summer Literacy Camp
June 23, 2011 - Munroe Library, in partnership with Frontier College, is hosting a new summer camp for children and teens.…

Winnipeggers reminded tomorrow is Bike to Work Day
June 23, 2011 - The public is advised there will be an increased number of cyclists on city streets tomorrow, as Winnipeggers participate in the 4th Annual Bike to Work Day. More than 2000 people have registered to ride on Friday, June 24.…

Full closure of Osborne Street South between Corydon Avenue and Mulvey Avenue East
June 22, 2011 - The public is advised that to accommodate girder and truss installation for the Southwest Rapid Transit Corridor overpass, Osborne Street South between Pembina Highway/Corydon Avenue and Mulvey Avenue East will be closed this weekend, from Saturday, June 25 at 6:00 a.m. to Sunday, June 26 at 10:00 p.m.…

Winnipeg residents invited to public open house on Corydon-Osborne Neighbourhood Plan
June 21, 2011 - Winnipeg residents are invited to help shape the future of the Corydon-Osborne area by attending a public open house on Wednesday, June 22, 2011, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Gladstone School, 500 Gertrude Avenue. …

Osborne Bridge pedestrian and cyclist under bridge route reopened
June 17, 2011 - Assiniboine River levels near the Osborne Street Bridge have receded allowing the under bridge pathway at the north end of the bridge to be reopened. …

Winnipeg Transit Summer Schedule in effect June 19
June 17, 2011 - Effective Sunday, June 19, 2011, the following Transit routes will be operating on a Summer Schedule …

Manitoba Marathon - Winnipeg Transit Re-routes
June 17, 2011 - On Sunday, June 19, 2011, Winnipeg Transit will re-route buses operating in the vicinity of the Manitoba Marathon. …

"All Trees Tell a Story" - The Winnipeg Historic Tree Program launches today
June 16, 2011 - Trees Winnipeg (the Coalition to Save the Elms) along with the City of Winnipeg is pleased to announce the launch of The Winnipeg Historic Tree Preservation Program on Thursday, June 16, 2011. …

City of Winnipeg celebrates Arbor Day
June 14, 2011 - On Thursday, June 16, 2011, the City of Winnipeg and Winnipeg School Division No. 1 will celebrate Arbor Day with a formal ceremony and planting of a Linden tree at Carpathia Elementary School, 300 Carpathia Road. …

Railway crossing closure on Redwood Avenue between Artillery Street and Battery Street
June 13, 2011 - The public is advised that Redwood Avenue will be completely closed to westbound and eastbound traffic between Artillery Street and Battery Street at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 14 for a railway crossing reconstruction. …

Property owners reminded of continued risk for basement flooding
June 10, 2011 - With rain in the forecast over the next few days and river levels that are still high, property owners are reminded to protect their homes from basement flooding. …

Bike to Work Day - Friday, June 24, 2011
June 10, 2011 - 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, The Green Action Centre, and Winnipeg Trails Association to announce the 4th annual "Bike to Work Day" to be held on Friday, June 24. …

Full closure of Osborne Street South between Corydon Avenue and Mulvey Avenue East
June 9, 2011 - The public is advised that to accommodate girder and truss installation for the Southwest Rapid Transit Corridor overpass, Osborne Street South between Pembina Highway/Corydon Avenue and Mulvey Avenue East will be closed this weekend, from Saturday, June 11 at 6:00 a.m. to Sunday, June 12 at 10:00 p.m. …

2012 General Assessment Notices have been mailed
June 6, 2011 - The 2012 General Assessment Notices have been mailed. Property owners should start receiving their Notices over the next few days. …

Cankerworm Control Program continues in select areas
June 6, 2011 - Tomorrow, Tuesday, June 7, 2011, weather permitting; the City of Winnipeg's Insect Control Branch will continue its cankerworm control program. …

Katz to attend 27th Israel International Mayors Conference
June 6, 2011 - Mayor Sam Katz will take part in the 27th Israel International Mayor's Conference to be held in Tel Aviv from June 12 to June 16. …

City begins localised Cankerworm Control Program, Monday, June 6, 2011
June 3, 2011 - Today, the Insect Control Branch announced the commencement of its cankerworm control program for City trees. …

Windsor Park municipal golf course set to open 15 holes this weekend
June 3, 2011 - The City of Winnipeg's Windsor Park Golf Course welcomes golfers of all ages and skill levels as it begins the 2011 golf season on Saturday, June 4, 2011. …

City services during Canada Post work stoppage
June 3, 2011 - The City of Winnipeg would like to advise citizens and businesses of changes to City services due to the Canada Post work stoppage. …

Ramp closure between Disraeli Freeway and Gladstone Street
June 1, 2011 - The public is advised the off ramp that provides access between the northbound Disraeli Freeway and Gladstone Street will be closed starting Saturday, June 4, 2011 due to construction of the new Disraeli Bridges. …

Reminder - Winnipeggers can still register for Summer Leisure Guide programs and camps
June 1, 2011 - Residents are reminded that Summer Leisure Guide programs and camps are starting soon and there is still time to register! …



Last update: 30.06.2011

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