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2011 November News Releases

Annual Snow Route Parking Ban commences Thursday, December 1, 2011
November 30, 2011 - The City's Annual Snow Route Parking Ban will take effect at 2:00 a.m., Thursday, December 1, 2011. …

Winnipeg Transit presents the 2011 Santa Bus
November 30, 2011 - Starting Thursday, December 1, 2011 and continuing until Saturday, December 24, 2011, Winnipeg Transit's Santa Bus will be on the road collecting cash donations for the Christmas Cheer Board. …

Oshki Annishinabe Nigaaniwak, the City of Winnipeg's Aboriginal Youth Strategy celebrates the successes and achievements of Aboriginal Youth in Winnipeg
November 29, 2011 - Today, Elder Jules Lavallee, Mayor Sam Katz, partner organizations and community members attended the 2011 Oshki Annishinabe Nigaaniwak Next Step Award and Post Secondary Scholarship Awards presentation in the Mayor's Foyer, City Hall. …

New Residential Parking Ban aimed at improving snow clearing
November 28, 2011 - Winnipeg winter parking bans have changed starting this winter to ensure even more timely and effective clearing of snow and ice from City streets. …

Inflation and cost recovery drive City fee increases
November 25, 2011 - In order to move toward full cost recovery, and to address the impacts of inflation the Winnipeg Public Service is recommending increases to miscellaneous fees and charges within the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service, and Public Works and Water and Waste departments. …

Service sharing would manage Capital Region growth in an environmentally sustainable way
November 25, 2011 - To manage growth in the Winnipeg Capital Region in a way that is environmentally and economically sustainable, the Winnipeg Public Service is recommending a Service Sharing policy. …

Green Building Policy changes to assist in improving energy efficiency, reduced environmental impact
November 25, 2011 - In order to ensure that City-owned new facilities and major new additions are designed, constructed and operated to a high standard of performance in environmental, economic and social sustainability. …

Temporary Closure of River Heights Library
November 25, 2011 - River Heights Library, 1520 Corydon Avenue, will be closed to the public on Thursday, December 1, 2011 for structural repairs related to the floor in the vestibule. …

Statement from Mayor Sam Katz
November 24, 2011 - It is my pleasure as Mayor to congratulate Winnipeg Blue Bomber coach Paul LaPolice and the entire team of players, coaches and staff on their exciting 19-3 victory over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats that will see our Blue and Gold advance to the 99th Grey Cup on November 27th and face off against Western division victors the BC Lions. …

Santa to make special appearance for Ho-Ho-holiday photos at Animal Services
November 23, 2011 - Santa Claus has announced that he will interrupt his busy holiday season to make a special appearance at the City of Winnipeg's Animal Services Agency on Saturday, November 26, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. …

Katz: Capital Budget Focused on Repairing Infrastructure
November 22, 2011 - This year's budget will see $393 million, an increase of $23 million, or 6.2% from last year, invested directly into our City's infrastructure. …

Update on inspections of City arenas
November 18, 2011 - The City is providing an update to citizens on the inspection and monitoring of City owned and operated arenas. …

Statement from Mayor Sam Katz
November 18, 2011 - As Winnipeggers are aware, this Sunday, November 20th, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers will host our long-time eastern rivals, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, in the Eastern Final. …

Animal Services Agency to hold second annual art and jewelry show
November 18, 2011 - On Thursday, November 24, 2011, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., the City of Winnipeg Animal Services Agency will be hosting their second annual art and jewelry show at their facility at 1057 Logan Avenue. …

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service and the Heart and Stroke Foundation bring life-saving defibrillators to public facilities throughout Manitoba
November 17, 2011 - Today, the City of Winnipeg and the Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF) announced that life-saving automated external defibrillators (AED) are now available in more than 50 new locations throughout Manitoba. …

City Staff honoured for excellence in customer service
November 14, 2011 - The City of Winnipeg was well represented as Manitoba's 130 customer contact centres celebrated their best and brightest at the Manitoba Excellence in Contact Centre Achievements (MECCA) awards on Thursday, November 10, 2011. …

Dog Adoption Sale
November 14, 2011 - The City of Winnipeg Animal Services Agency will be holding an Adopt-a-Dog sale for three days, from Tuesday, November 15, to Thursday, November 17 inclusive, at 1057 Logan Avenue. …

Maginot Arena to remain closed until end of December 2011
November 10, 2011 - The temporary closure of the Maginot Arena at 910 Maginot Street is being extended to end of December 2011 in order for the facility to be remedied after testing confirmed the presence of mould in the building. …

City Hall Christmas Tree set to arrive Sunday, November 13, 2011
November 10, 2011 - The annual tradition of moving a citizen-donated Christmas tree to City Hall will take place this Sunday, November 13. …

Changes to the Leisure Guide registration process
November 9, 2011 - Changes are being made to the way Winnipeggers register for Leisure Guide programs effective December 2011. …

Remembrance Day operating hours for City facilities and services
November 7, 2011 - All civic offices will be closed on Friday, November 11, 2011.…

Brookside Cemetery offering guided tours of Field of Honour
November 4, 2011 - Winnipeg's Brookside Cemetery is encouraging the public to visit and remember the more than 10,000 war Veterans interred in its Field of Honour during Remembrance Week, November 7-11. Brookside Cemetery is home to one of Canada's largest and most significant military interment sites.…

Change your clock, test your smoke alarm
November 4, 2011 - On Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 2:00 a.m., the clocks will 'fall back' one hour marking the end of daylight savings time. The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service is encouraging citizens to take a moment to test their smoke alarms when adjusting their clocks for this weekend's time change. …

Temporary closure of Maginot Arena
November 3, 2011 - The public is advised that Maginot Arena, 910 Maginot Street, is temporarily closed. …

Partial treatment of sewage at the City's South End Sewage Treatment Plant
November 2, 2011 - The secondary biological sewage treatment process at Winnipeg's south end sewage treatment plant has been disrupted and efforts continue to restore full sewage treatment.…

Higher fuel costs drive Transit fares up
November 2, 2011 - Winnipeg Transit is recommending increases to the 2012 Transit fares due to rising fuel prices, increased bus replacement costs and inflation.…

Transit service changes to complement April 2012 opening of Southwest Rapid Transit Corridor
November 2, 2011 - Winnipeg Transit is recommending service changes to support the opening of the Southwest Rapid Transit Corridor.…

Public Service unveils Transportation Master Plan
November 2, 2011 - Today, the Winnipeg Public Service released its Transportation Master Plan, a policy framework to help guide the City's transportation needs for the next 20 years. …

Puppies rescued by Animal Services
November 2, 2011 - Meet newly named Wednesday and Pugsley! Both puppies were brought to the City of Winnipeg Animal Services Agency last week near death after being found in a dumpster. The dogs were transferred for emergency care to a veterinary clinic, where they received extensive medical treatment. The great news is that both puppies have survived and will be available for adoption this week at Animal Services.…

Citizens invited to preview Osborne Street Bridge public art
November 1, 2011 - A preview presentation of the public art that is being integrated in the Osborne Street Bridge as part of the rehabilitation project. …



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