August long weekend operating hours for City of Winnipeg facilities and services
Released: 10:59 a.m.
WINNIPEG, MB - August 1, 2012 - All civic offices are closed on Monday, August 6, 2012.
Recycling/Garbage Collection Schedule
For residents that are already receiving automated collection services for both garbage and recycling carts, collection will continue as noted on the calendar provided with the new carts.
For all other residents, there will be no recycling or garbage collection on Monday, August 6. Collection will resume on Tuesday, August 7 - Day 1 on the five-day cycle.
Recycling and garbage collection will continue as normally scheduled.
Brady Road Landfill hours of operation
Saturday, August 4
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 5
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday, August 6
5:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The Recycling/Garbage Collection Calendar and more information on the Brady Road Landfill can be found at winnipeg.ca/waterandwaste/ or by calling 311.
Winnipeg Transit Holiday Service Schedule
For Monday, August 6, Winnipeg Transit will operate on a Sunday schedule.
All City of Winnipeg indoor swimming pools will be closed on Monday, August 6.
All City of Winnipeg outdoor pools will be open Monday, August 6. Operating hours vary by pool. For more information on City of Winnipeg swimming pools visit Winnipeg.ca/cms/recreation/default.stm or call 311.
The following wading pools will be open on Monday, August 6:
JH Bruns Park
Norquay Community Centre
Vimy Ridge Park
John Steele Park
Operating hours vary by wading pool, however most are open 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For schedule information, please view the wading pool schedule available online at Winnipeg.ca/cms/recreation/default.stm or call 311.
Spray pads will be open on Monday, August 6 and include the following locations:
The Animal Services Agency will be closed on Monday, August 6.
Regular weekend hours of operation for Animal Services are in effect for Saturday, August 4 and Sunday, August 5.
For more information on the City of Winnipeg Animal Services Agency, including how to purchase or renew your dog license online and a list of dogs available for adoption, visit Winnipeg.ca/animalservices
Cemetery grounds at Brookside, St. Vital and Transcona Cemeteries will be open for visitation from dawn to dusk over the holiday weekend including Sunday, August 5 and Monday, August 6.
City continues, increases activities to reduce number of West Nile Virus mosquitoes Released: 5:15 p.m.
In light of provincial tests indicating the presence of West Nile Virus in mosquitoes in and around the city, the Winnipeg Public Service is assuring citizens of our ongoing, proactive work to reduce mosquito populations and, thereby, diminish the risk to citizens.
The Insect Control Branch’s normal mosquito control operations include targeted larviciding, nuisance larviciding and residual spraying.
In mid-June, the Insect Control Branch (ICB) proactively began a targeted larviciding program, a joint City-Province funded program that targets favoured sites for the Culex tarsalis mosquito, the carrier of West Nile Virus (WNV).
Since mid-July, ICB has focused on locating new probable Culex tarsalis habitat in order to reduce populations and the potential for WNV in and around the Winnipeg area. These additional efforts were focused on the following:
Removal of containers of water and garbage along the Perimeter Highway and other various locations throughout the city.
Source reduction in culverts with specialized tools to clean and allow water to flow though.
Close examinations of tire sites.
Encouraging source reduction on private property.
"Even though we have low mosquito activity right now, we encourage Winnipeggers to use protection such as spray repellant with DEET. Also, reduce the time you spend outdoors between dusk and dawn, and wear light-coloured, loose-fitting, long-sleeved tops and long pants when outside, especially between dusk and dawn," said Taz Stuart, City Entomologist. "You can help reduce mosquito numbers by getting rid of mosquito habitats around your home."
West Nile Virus Program
The delivery of the West Nile Virus Program, which includes the monitoring of Culex tarsalis mosquitoes, and issuing Provincial Orders for adult mosquito control, is a provincial responsibility. Weekly average trap counts of Culex tarsalis by regional health authority are available on the Province of Manitoba’s West Nile virus website
PLEASE HELP FIGHT THE BITE AND WEST NILE VIRUS!
Citizens are also reminded to take personal protection measures:
You can help reduce mosquito numbers by getting rid of mosquito habitats around your home.
Reduce the time you spend outdoors between dusk and dawn. The peak mosquito hours are around dusk and dawn, but Culex mosquitoes will also bite during the night.
Wear light-coloured, loose-fitting, long-sleeved tops and long pants when outside, especially between dusk and dawn.
Apply an appropriate insect repellent, according to Health Canada Guidelines and label instructions. For more information, see the fact sheet Insect Repellents: It’s Your Health.
Check that door and window screens fit tightly and are free of holes.