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2012 March News Releases

Successful Library Amnesty recovers approximately 3,200 overdue items
March 30, 2012 - With more than 3,200 overdue items returned, the recent Library Amnesty program is being considered a success by the Winnipeg Public Library. …

Update on Sherbrook Street closure
March 30, 2012 - The public is advised that on Thursday, March 29, one lane of traffic reopened in each direction on Sherbrook Street, allowing for two-way traffic between Elgin Avenue and William Avenue. …

Roadway closure - Waterfront Drive at Higgins Avenue starting Monday, April 2, 2012
March 29, 2012 - To reduce adult nuisance mosquito migration into Winnipeg, the Winnipeg Public Service recommends the City enter into a five-year service purchase agreement for nuisance fogging mosquito control services with the Rural Municipalities of West and East St. Paul. …

City of Winnipeg seeks to secure multi-year service agreements for nuisance mosquito fogging services in the Rural Municipalities of West and East St. Paul
March 29, 2012 - To reduce adult nuisance mosquito migration into Winnipeg, the Winnipeg Public Service recommends the City enter into a five-year service purchase agreement for nuisance fogging mosquito control services with the Rural Municipalities of West and East St. Paul. …

Update on Sherbrook Street closure
March 27, 2012 - The public is advised that the closure of Sherbrook Street, between Elgin Avenue and William Avenue, will continue until Thursday, March 29, 2012. …

Osborne Bridge construction to recommence Friday, March 30, 2012
March 27, 2012 - Motorists and pedestrians are advised that the rehabilitation of the Osborne Street Bridge will recommence during the weekend of March 30, 2012. …

City of Winnipeg conducting controlled burns in natural areas
March 26, 2012 - Residents are advised that the City of Winnipeg Public Works Department will conduct controlled burns at various tall grass prairie remnants and restorations throughout the city. …

City activities for Spring Break Week
March 23, 2012 - The City of Winnipeg is offering plenty of exciting Spring Break activities for families! City pools and recreation centres will be open for fitness fun and the Winnipeg Public Library will host over 40 Spring Break programs suitable for children, teens, and families. …

Don’t trash your yard waste! Leaf It With Us!
March 23, 2012 - Starting today, March 23, 2012, 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. The yard waste will be composted into a reusable soil-like material and used to landscape finished landfill areas. …

Books2Eat returns to the Winnipeg Public Library
March 23, 2012 - For the second year, Winnipeg Public Library and the Winnipeg Public Library Board are hosting Books2Eat - a festival combining the creative and culinary talents of book lovers, amateur and professional cooks, and librarians. …

Complete Lane Closure on Sherbrook Street between Elgin Avenue and William Avenue
March 21, 2012 - The public is advised that Sherbrook Street has been completely closed to vehicular traffic between Elgin Avenue and William Avenue as a safety precaution due to collapsed excavation shoring at the Health Sciences Centre worksite. …

Temporary Lane Closure on Sherbrook Street between Elgin Avenue and William Avenue
March 21, 2012 - The public is advised that the southbound lanes on Sherbrook Street have been temporarily closed to traffic between Elgin Avenue and William Avenue due to collapsed excavation shoring at the Health Sciences Centre worksite. …

City starts street sweeping a month early due to warm weather
March 19, 2012 - Warmer than average temperatures have allowed the City of Winnipeg to get an early start on spring cleanup this year as crews focused street sweeping efforts Downtown on Sunday night and will continue tonight. …

The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service is reminding residents to practice Arson CPR
March 16, 2012 - With the early arrival of mild spring temperatures, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service is reminding residents to practice Arson CPR as a way to protect themselves from the dangers of arson and fire setting and to keep our city safe. …

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service advises residents not to park in fire lanes
March 15, 2012 - To help keep our streets safe, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service warns residents not to park in fire lanes. …

Living Prairie Museum offering Native Prairie Planting Workshops
March 15, 2012 - Citizens are invited to explore the many beautiful and hardy plants that call Manitoba's prairie home during Living Prairie Museum's Native Prairie Planting Workshops. …

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service reminds residents to be cautious around ice-covered bodies of water
March 14, 2012 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service reminds residents to be cautious around ice-covered bodies of water including rivers, streams, creeks, ponds and ditches.…

Spring break day camps at Living Prairie Museum
March 14, 2012 - Get ready for spring break by planning to attend an exciting day camp at the Living Prairie Museum …

Pothole patching efforts increased in all areas of the City
March 12, 2012 - City of Winnipeg crews have been repairing potholes since mid-February, and patching efforts were significantly ramped up this past weekend. …

Residents are encouraged to get a handle on leaks!
March 12, 2012 - The City of Winnipeg is encouraging residents to check for plumbing leaks during Fix a Leak Week, March 12 - 18, 2012. …

Change your clock, test your smoke alarm
March 9, 2012 - On Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 2:00 a.m., the clocks will 'spring ahead' one hour marking the beginning of daylight savings time. …

Warmer temperatures forecasted, plowing of curb lanes on bus routes and collector streets underway to open street drains
March 8, 2012 - City crews are currently plowing the curb lanes on bus routes and collector streets, to expose curb inlets and catch basins. …

Winnipeg Public Library to offer two-week amnesty on late library materials
March 8, 2012 - The Winnipeg Public Library will be running a two-week amnesty on overdue library items. …

Reminder that Leisure Guide registration for Spring/Summer programs will have staggered start dates
March 8, 2012 - Citizens are reminded that the registration process for Spring/Summer 2012 programs will have staggered start dates as follows…

Brookside, St. Vital and Transcona Cemeteries closed this weekend due to poor driving conditions
March 2, 2012 - The public is advised that Brookside, St. Vital and Transcona Cemeteries will be completely closed to public access this weekend starting today, Friday, March 2, 2012. …

Winnipeg residents invited to provide input on changes to downtown on-street parking
March 2, 2012 - Winnipeg residents are invited to help shape the future of on-street parking in the downtown area by participating in a public consultation on Monday, March 5, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Winnipeg Convention Centre, 375 York Avenue. …

Handi-Transit experiencing 30 minute delays
March 2, 2012 - Due to snow accumulation, Handi-Transit is currently experiencing service delays of approximately 30 minutes. …

Plowing of bus routes, collector streets, back lanes and sidewalks underway UPDATE
March 2, 2012 - Due to snowfall accumulation in Winnipeg overnight and this morning, a truck plowing operation has been initiated on the city's Priority II streets, including all bus routes, collector streets, back lanes and sidewalks. …

Spring/Summer Leisure Guide now available
March 2, 2012 - The Spring/Summer 2012 Leisure Guide is now available at all civic indoor pools, libraries and leisure centres, and will be available Saturday at a number of retail locations. …

Winnipeg's building permit process is about to improve for both industry and the consumer
March 2, 2012 - Through collaboration with the building design and construction industry, the City of Winnipeg is introducing innovative changes that will expedite building permit application and inspection times in Winnipeg, eliminating the backlog previously experienced by builders during the City's recent construction boom. …

Animal Services reports banner year with adoptions up over 100 percent
March 1, 2012 - Animal Services Agency officials are pleased to report that adoptions were up over 100 per cent since 2008, making 2011 one of the best years in its history.…

Last update: 30.03.2012

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