2012 June News Releases
Maintenance at the McPhillips Pumping Station Friday, June 29, 2012, caused temporary discoloured water in parts of Winnipeg
June 29, 2012 - A planned shutdown for scheduled maintenance from 12:10 a.m. - 3:15 a.m. today at the City of Winnipeg’s McPhillips Water Pumping Station has temporarily caused discoloured water for some residents in northwest Winnipeg.
Summer fun starts today!
June 29, 2012 - Beat the heat and enjoy the summer weather in Winnipeg by visiting one of the City’s wading pools, spray pads and outdoor pools.
Alternative Service Delivery Committee to consider Public Service recommendations for City-run golf courses
June 29, 2012 - The City of Winnipeg Public Service is taking next steps in the process of its review of City-owned golf courses.
Traffic By-law changes allow for new residential permit program and modified loading zone time limits
June 29, 2012 - On Wednesday, City Council voted to amend the Traffic By-law to allow for the creation of a new residential permit program which will allow qualified service providers and contractors to exceed the maximum parking time limits on all residential streets with imposed time limits.
Exciting development opportunities coming to Polo Park stadium site
June 28, 2012 - After an extensive Expression of Interest (EOI) process, the Winnipeg Public Service is recommending that the stadium site at 1465 Maroons Road be sold to Polo Park Holdings L.P for $30.25 million, for mixed-use development.
Report indicates success in first year of Veolia contract
June 28, 2012 - A report released today by the Public Service indicates that the first year of a multi-year contract with Veolia Water North America has already delivered value for the citizens of Winnipeg.
Higgins Avenue between Gomez Street and Argyle Street closed this weekend
June 28, 2012 - The public is advised that all lanes and sidewalks on Higgins Avenue will be closed from Gomez Street to Argyle Street starting Friday, June 29 at 7:00 p.m. and opening Monday, July 2 at 6:00 a.m.
City of Winnipeg to look at updating policies regarding the use of digital signs and billboards
June 28, 2012 - The Winnipeg Public Service is recommending that the City of Winnipeg Zoning By-law governing the use of digital signs and billboards be updated to better reflect new technology available to those who want to advertise using this medium.
Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service reminds residents to take precautions during periods of high heat and humidity
June 27, 2012 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service is reminding residents to take precautions during periods of high heat and humidity.
Canada Day operating hours for City of Winnipeg facilities and services
June 27, 2012 - All civic offices are closed on Monday, July 2, 2012.
Federal, Provincial and Municipal Partnership to Reduce Traffic Congestion in Winnipeg
June 26, 2012 - Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians in Winnipeg’s east end will soon have a safer and faster commute. Federal, provincial and municipal officials announced today that the Plessis Road Underpass is being considered as a priority for funding under the Major Infrastructure Component of the Building Canada Fund.
Property owners reminded that deadline for property taxes is Friday, June 29, 2012
June 26, 2012 - The City of Winnipeg reminds the public that the deadline for paying this year’s property taxes is Friday, June 29, 2012.
Water main construction to begin this week on Broadway and Donald Street
June 26, 2012 - Starting Monday, June 25, 2012, the City will begin a two-month project to replace the aging water mains on Broadway and Donald Street.
Government Partner to Expand the Winnipeg Convention Centre
June 25, 2012 - The Governments of Canada, Manitoba and Winnipeg announced today their partnership to support the expansion and renovation of the Winnipeg Convention Centre.
TD Summer Reading Club starts today!
June 25, 2012 - The annual TD Summer Reading Club starts today, Monday, June 25, at all Winnipeg Public Library branches. The Reading Club ends on Friday, August 10.
Winnipeg’s first Pedestrian Countdown Signals installed this week at Portage Avenue and Donald Street
June 25, 2012 - Beginning this week, the City will install Pedestrian Countdown Signals (PCS) at all four crosswalks at the intersection of Portage Avenue and Donald Street.
Northbound traffic to travel for the first time on the new Disraeli Overpass this weekend
June 22, 2012 - Winnipeg drivers will get their first chance to drive on the new Disraeli Overpass this Saturday.
Help choose the book for the province’s biggest book club!
June 22, 2012 - Polls are now open to select the book that will get Manitobans On The Same Page for 2012-2013.
Water main construction and pavement reconstruction to begin this week on Fort Street from Graham Avenue to Portage Avenue
June 22, 2012 - Starting Monday, June 25, 2012, the City will begin a five-month project to replace the aging water main and the pavement on Fort Street between Graham Avenue and Portage Avenue.
City unveils first group of community centres to receive funding as part of new Community Centre Renovation Grant Program
June 21, 2012 - Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz today announced the first community centres to receive funding under the brand new Community Centre Renovation Grant Program (CCRG).
Winnipeggers reminded tomorrow is Bike to Work Day
June 21, 2012 - There will be an increased number of cyclists on the streets tomorrow, as Winnipeggers participate in the 5th Annual Bike to Work Day Winnipeg. Nearly 3000 people have registered to ride on Friday, June 22.
Railway crossing closure on Dugald Road between Dawson Road North and Panet Road
June 20, 2012 - The public is advised that Dugald Road will be completely closed to westbound and eastbound traffic on Dugald Road between Dawson Road North and Panet Road at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 22 for a railway crossing reconstruction project.
Winnipeg paramedics win prestigious Emergency Medical Services award
June 18, 2012 - Winnipeg Fire Paramedics Service members Ryan Sneath and Karen Martin received the prestigious Award of Excellence from the Emergency Medical Services Chiefs of Canada (EMSCC) at the association’s annual conference in Vancouver on Thursday, June 14.
Winnipeg Transit Summer Schedule in effect June 17
June 15, 2012 - Effective Sunday, June 17, 2012, the following Transit routes will be operating on a Summer Schedule.
New Spray and Splash Facilities
June 15, 2012 - Children and residents in the Brooklands community will find fun and relief from summer heat with the new water spray facilities added to the Eldon Ross wading pool at Pacific Dee Park, Local Government Minister Ron Lemieux and Mayor Sam Katz announced today.
Manitoba Marathon - Winnipeg Transit Re-routes
June 13, 2012 - On Sunday, June 17, 2012, Winnipeg Transit will re-route buses operating in the vicinity of the Manitoba Marathon.
OurWinnipeg - The Conversation Continues
June 13, 2012 - Today, the City released the first "OurWinnipeg: Report to the Community" which tracks progress in implementing its long-term development plan. The planning document, OurWinnipeg, came into effect nearly one year ago, following a multi-faceted public engagement initiative known as SpeakUpWinnipeg and has won several awards as well as broad community support.
Puppy rescued by Animal Services
June 12, 2012 - Meet newly named Rayne! The puppy was recovered by Animal Services Officers last week in a dumpster in the 1000 block of Jefferson Avenue.
Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service encourages residents to install home fire sprinkler systems
June 11, 2012 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service, in partnership with the Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association, is encouraging residents to install home fire sprinkler systems to protect their families and first responders.
P3 Legislation Creates Uncertainty
June 8, 2012 - Mayor Sam Katz says the provincial government’s new public-private partnership (P3) legislation has created uncertainty, putting at risk the City’s ability to work with the private sector to deliver on-time, on-budget infrastructure projects.
Bike to Work Day - Friday, June 22, 2012
June 8, 2012 - 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, the University of Winnipeg Bike Lab and Health in Common to announce the 5th annual “Bike to Work Day Winnipeg” to be held on Friday, June 22, 2012.
Public-Private Partnership recommended for new South Winnipeg police station
June 8, 2012 - The City of Winnipeg Public Service is recommending that a new South District Police Station be constructed, financed and maintained through a public-private partnership, otherwise known as a P3.
Railway Crossing Closure on Waverley Street at Taylor Avenue
June 5, 2012 - Railway Crossing Closure on Waverley Street at Taylor Avenue.
Garden City Collegiate Enjoys New Tennis Courts Funded Through The Manitoba-Winnipeg Building Communities Initiative
June 4, 2012 - Local tennis players of all ages and abilities can now enjoy the newly upgraded courts at Garden City Collegiate thanks to the Building Communities Initiative (BCI) funding agreement between the Province of Manitoba and City of Winnipeg, Local Government Minister Ron Lemieux and Mayor Sam Katz announced today. …
Delivery of new garbage and recycling carts begins today
June 4, 2012 - Starting today, 335,000 new garbage and recycling carts will be delivered to homes as part of Winnipeg’s new garbage and recycling services. …
City’s 2011 financial statements demonstrate strong financial performance
June 1, 2012 - The City of Winnipeg’s financial statements demonstrate strong financial performance. However, with the continuing growth of the infrastructure deficit, there is cause for concern in the absence of a better funding arrangement with our provincial partners. …
Happy Birthday Portage and Main!
June 1, 2012 - Portage and Main, one of Winnipeg’s most iconic intersections is set to celebrate its 150th Birthday on Saturday, June 2, 2012. …
City raises flags in honour of Diamond Jubilee
June 1, 2012 - The City of Winnipeg today raised flags at the historic intersection of Portage and Main, in honour of the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth. …
City breaks ground on new home for Winnipeg Police Service K-9 Unit
June 1, 2012 - Today, Mayor Sam Katz and Chief Keith McCaskill broke ground on a new, state-of-the-art home for the Winnipeg Police Service K-9 Unit. …
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