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2012 July News Releases

Winnipeg's new recycling and garbage collection services starts tomorrow for residents in the AutoBin area
July 31, 2012 - Starting tomorrow, August 1, 2012, and over the next week, about 24,000 single-family homes in the northwest area will switch from the large metal shared community garbage bins (AutoBins) to the new automated recycling and garbage collection services...

Scheduled water main work may temporarily cause discoloured water this week for some residents in parts of northeast Winnipeg
July 30, 2012 - In conjunction with scheduled water main work on Molson Street at Grassie Boulevard, the flow of water in a large water main on Molson Street will be adjusted over a period of two to three days starting Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at approximately 8:00 a.m...

City of Winnipeg makes the switch to 10-digit dialing
July 26, 2012 - The City of Winnipeg is reminding citizens that starting Sunday, July 29, 2012, all City phone numbers will require an area code to be dialed in addition to the regular seven-digit number...

Fort Rouge Leisure Centre to re-open
July 25, 2012 - Regular programming will resume at the Fort Rouge Leisure Centre, 625 Osborne Street, on Thursday, July 26, at 6:00 a.m. The Osborne Library will open at its usual time of 1:00 p.m...

Ham Street south of Grassie Boulevard to close
July 25, 2012 - Citizens are being advised that as of Tuesday, August 7, 2012 the connection of Ham Street south of Grassie Boulevard will be permanently closed to traffic, part of an overall program to improve traffic in the Harbourview South/Kildonan Estates area...

New Splash Pad Being Added To St. James-Assiniboia Centennial Pool Complex
July 25, 2012 - The new splash pad being added to the St. James-Assiniboia Centennial Pool complex will provide a fun water activity and give youngsters in the area a cool option on hot summer days, Healthy Living, Seniors and Consumer Affairs Minister Jim Rondeau and Mayor Sam Katz announced today...

Fort Rouge Leisure Centre temporarily closed
July 24, 2012 - The public is being advised that due to mechanical repairs at the Fort Rouge Leisure Centre this afternoon, this location will be closed until further notice...

Motorists to drive over the new Disraeli Bridge for the first time
July 24, 2012 - Beginning tomorrow, Winnipeg drivers will get their first chance to drive on the new Disraeli Bridge. The new bridge is opening to southbound traffic starting Wednesday morning, after rush hour...

Mayor to present Community Service Award to Siloam Mission
July 24, 2012 - This morning Mayor Sam Katz will present a Community Service Award to Siloam Mission, now in its 25th year of offering programs and services to people experiencing homelessness and poverty...

Elm bark beetle control program starting
July 20, 2012 - Beginning Monday, July 23, 2012, the City of Winnipeg Insect Control Branch will treat American Elm trees on public property utilizing Dursban Turf® (Chlorpyrifos) - weather permitting...

Millennium Library Park officially opens
July 20, 2012 - A beautiful and inviting urban green space has come to life behind the Millennium Library in downtown Winnipeg...

UPDATE: planned traffic restrictions for eastbound Portage Avenue at Fort Street postponed
July 19, 2012 - Due to scheduling changes, traffic restrictions on Portage Avenue that were originally planned as a result of water main work for Thursday, July 19, to Sunday, July 22, 2012, are postponed...

Construction to begin on Pembina Highway Buffered Bike Lanes Project
July 19, 2012 - Beginning the week of July 23, 2012, the City of Winnipeg will begin constructing buffered bikes lanes on Pembina Highway between Crescent and Plaza Drives as part of a rehabilitation project...

City of Winnipeg reminds citizens: come in, cool off
July 19, 2012 - The City of Winnipeg is inviting citizens to come in and cool off in civic facilities during regular operating hours today, and into the weekend as hot, humid weather continues...

City Council Moves Quickly on Sunday Shopping and School Zones
July 18, 2012 - Today, City Council amended the Sunday and Holiday Shopping by-law to allow retailers in Winnipeg to open their doors at 9:00 a.m. on Sundays...

Time to Redistribute Tax Pie: Mayor to Infrastructure Roundtable
July 18, 2012 - Redistributing tax dollars offers a solution to the municipal infrastructure crisis, said Mayor Sam Katz today in a video presentation to the Government of Canada's infrastructure roundtable...

Eastbound traffic restrictions on Portage Avenue at Fort Street
July 18, 2012 - As part of the work to replace the water main on Fort Street between Graham Avenue and Portage Avenue, the following traffic restrictions will occur on Portage Avenue at Fort Street between Thursday, July 19 and Sunday, July 22, 2012...

Catch basin repair underway on St. Mary's Road, north of Vivian Avenue
July 16, 2012 - Repairs began this morning on a catch basin pipe on St. Mary's Road just north of Vivian Avenue that collapsed late yesterday afternoon causing a large void under the pavement...

Animal Services introduces pup for adoption, Mandy
July 16, 2012 - Meet newly named Mandy who was rescued after being thrown from a van last week on Valour Road. A witness observed Mandy do two full cartwheels in the air before hitting the ground. Mandy was then brought in for care at the Animal Services Agency and is now up for adoption...

Councillor to Present Key to the City to Sir James Grant of Grant
July 16, 2012 - Tonight Councillor Scott Fielding, on behalf of Mayor Sam Katz, will present the Key to the City to Sir James Grant of Grant, Chief of Clan Grant and descendant of Cuthbert Grant...

Mayor to present Certificate of Appreciation to Barb Burkowski
July 16, 2012 - Today Mayor Sam Katz will present a Certificate of Appreciation to Barb Burkowski, in recognition of her years of dedicated service to the Pride Winnipeg Festival...

City of Winnipeg invites citizens in to cool off
July 14, 2012 - The City of Winnipeg is inviting citizens to come in and cool off in any of the civic facilities open this weekend as hot, humid weather continues...

City begins localized Spiny Elm Caterpillar control program on Monday, July 16, 2012
July 13, 2012 - Today, the Insect Control Branch announced the start of its Spiny Elm Caterpillar control program for City trees...

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service reminds residents not to overload electrical outlets during hot weather
July 12, 2012 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service is reminding residents to take precautions to prevent fires that can be caused by overloading of electrical circuits...

Cornish and St. John's Libraries to host public open houses on proposed renovations
July 12, 2012 - In 2015, the Cornish and St. John's Libraries will celebrate their 100th anniversaries of library service to the community. In anticipation of this milestone, the Winnipeg Public Library is undertaking a review of these two Carnegie libraries to help determine how they can be made more accessible and be renovated to better address the needs of today's library users...

City of Winnipeg to extend outdoor swimming pool hours of operation
July 11, 2012 - The City of Winnipeg is extending the hours of operation at outdoor pools in strategic locations to ensure availability in as many areas of the city as possible, during hot and humid weather forecast over the next week. ..

Temporary closure of River Heights Library
July 11, 2012 - River Heights Library, 1520 Corydon Avenue, will be closed as of Friday, July 20, at 5:00 p.m. for minor repair work. The Library is expected to reopen at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 9...

Increase in water use due to hot, dry weather
July 10, 2012 - Peak hourly water use reached a high of 18.8 million litres on Monday, July 9, 2012, one of the highest on record in the last decade...

Mayor Sam Katz seeks Consensus on Corydon/Osborne Plan
July 10, 2012 - Mayor Sam Katz yesterday brought together stakeholders involved in the Corydon/Osborne neighbourhood plan, including Property and Development Chair Jeff Browaty, area councillor Jenny Gerbasi, community representative Carla Richmond, local business owner Jerry Cianflone, residential developer Jeff Rabb, Chief Administrative Officer Phil Sheegl and Chief Operating Officer Deepak Joshi...

Vacant building by-laws delivering on promise
July 6, 2012 - Today, the Winnipeg Public Service published a report on the performance of activities related to vacant and derelict buildings...

Statement from Mayor regarding Bill Norrie
July 6, 2012 - Today, Mayor Katz issued the following statement about the death of Bill Norrie, C.M., O.M., Q.C. and Mayor of the City of Winnipeg from 1979-1992...

Disraeli Bridge northbound lanes to be closed weekends until mid-August
July 5, 2012 - The two northbound lanes of the Disraeli Bridge over the Red River will be closed this weekend and weekends following until mid-August to allow for concrete to be poured on the new bridge...

Update on mosquito control programs
July 5, 2012 - Today, the Winnipeg Public Service provided an update on the nuisance mosquito control program...

Streetscape renewal will improve pedestrian safety and establish visual identity in Cultural District
July 5, 2012 - Today, Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz announced $2.5 million for a Cultural District Streetscaping program which will improve pedestrian safety and establish a new visual identity in the Cultural District...

Downtown parking changes aim to increase availability of on-street parking
July 5, 2012 - The Public Service is recommending changes to increase the availability of on-street parking downtown...

Spray pad hours of operation extended starting today
July 5, 2012 - In response to the long range forecast for hot and humid weather over the next week, the City of Winnipeg is extending the hours of operation at all spray pads...

Higgins Avenue between Gomez Street and Argyle Street closed this weekend
July 4, 2012 - The public is advised that all lanes and sidewalks on Higgins Avenue will be closed from Gomez Street to Argyle Street starting Friday, July 6 at 7:00 p.m. and opening Monday, July 9 at 6:00 a.m...

Osborne Village honoured by Canadian Institute of Planners as Canada's Great Neighbourhood for 2012
July 3, 2012 - A presentation ceremony was held today to honour Osborne Village as Canada's Great Neighbourhood for 2012...

Traffic temporarily closed on Archibald Street from Marion Street to Messier Street due to water main repair
July 3, 2012 - As a result of work to repair a water main break, all northbound and southbound traffic on Archibald Street from Marion Street to Messier Street is now closed to traffic...

Library Redevelopment Strategy targets eight libraries for replacement
July 3, 2012 - The City of Winnipeg Public Service is recommending that eight Winnipeg Public Library facilities be replaced beginning in 2013, with seven new facilities...

Last update: 22.10.2012

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