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2012 August News Releases

Osborne Bridge rehabilitation: progressing on-time, on-budget
August 31, 2012 - The Osborne bridge rehabilitation project is progressing well and is nearing another milestone...

Southbound traffic on the Disraeli Overpass to flow for the first time Monday, September 3
August 31, 2012 - Beginning Monday, September 3, all southbound lanes will be open for the first time on the new Disraeli Overpass starting at 6:00 a.m...

Winnipeg’s Fall Curbside Giveaway Weekend just around the corner, September 8 and 9, 2012
August 30, 2012 - Are you doing some late-season cleaning and have some items in good condition that you’ll never use again? Residents are invited to take advantage of this year’s fall giveaway weekend on September 8 and 9, 2012...

Winnipeg Transit Fall Schedule in effect Sunday, September 2
August 29, 2012 - Effective Sunday, September 2, 2012, Transit routes will be operating on a Fall Schedule...

Labour Day operating hours for City of Winnipeg facilities and services
August 29, 2012 - All civic offices are closed on Monday, September 3...

River Heights Library temporary closure
August 27, 2012 - River Heights Library, 1520 Corydon Avenue, will be closed on Tuesday, August 28 due to nearby street work resulting in no access to water in the facility...

City to commission operational review of the Winnipeg Police Service
August 27, 2012 - Committed to ensuring efficient and effective use of taxpayers’ funds through its investments in public safety, the City of Winnipeg is launching an operational review of the Winnipeg Police Service...

High call volumes expected at 311 this week due to Leisure Guide registration
August 27, 2012 - Due to registration for fall Leisure Guide programming beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, August 28 and continuing Wednesday, August 29, higher than normal call volumes are expected at 311 this week...

Civic Parkade closed effective immediately
August 24, 2012 - As a result of findings in an engineering report by Croiser Kilgour & Partners Ltd. that was reviewed today by senior management, the Chief Administrative Officer and the Winnipeg Parking Authority have determined that the Civic Parkade at 171 Princess Street must be closed effective immediately...

Winnipeg Public Library offers fall programming
August 24, 2012 - Winnipeg Public Library’s fall program schedule has been released, with over 100 programs being offered across all 20 locations. The September/October issue of @ The Library has full details on all programs and events offered by Winnipeg Public Library...

Reminder that Leisure Guide registration for Fall programs will have staggered start dates
August 23, 2012 - Citizens are reminded that the registration process for Fall 2012 programs will have staggered start dates...

City pools undergoing upgrades this summer
August 23, 2012 - As part of City Council’s strategic investments in recreation facilities and services, the City is investing $3 million to make improvements to a number of its indoor pools...

Railway crossing closure on Mission Street between Archibald Street and McTavish Street
August 23, 2012 - The public is advised that Mission Street will be completely closed to all westbound and eastbound traffic between Archibald Street and McTavish Street, starting Friday, August 24 at 7:00 p.m. for a railway crossing reconstruction project...

Disraeli Bridge southbound lanes to be closed weekends until mid-September
August 23, 2012 - The two southbound lanes of the Disraeli Bridge over the Red River will be closed weekends until mid-September to allow for concrete to be poured on the new bridge...

Mayor Cheers for Valley Gardens Rockets in BMO Team of the Week Contest
August 21, 2012 - Mayor Sam Katz is calling upon Winnipeggers to get behind a local soccer team in its quest to be named the BMO Team of the Week 2012 Champions...

Joan Thomas selected as Winnipeg Public Library Writer-in-Residence
August 20, 2012 - Joan Thomas has been selected as the Winnipeg Public Library’s Writer-in-Residence for 2012 - 2013...

Water main construction to begin next week on Kennedy Street
August 17, 2012 - Starting Monday, August 20, 2012, the City will begin a three-week project to abandon an aging water main on Kennedy Street between Broadway and the mid-block north of Broadway...

Fall Leisure Guide now available
August 17, 2012 - The Fall 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 Free Press subscribers will receive a copy in their weekend edition of the paper on Saturday, August 18...

New condo development coming to Transcona
August 17, 2012 - Today, Mayor Sam Katz was on hand to turn sod at the site of an up-and-coming condominium project that will see 72 units built on what was the site of the former Town of Transcona City Hall...

Animal Services welcomes new team members from the Oshki Annishinabe Nigaaniwak Program as part of the City’s Aboriginal Youth Strategy
August 17, 2012 - This summer the Animal Services Agency welcomed three new team members from the Oshki Annishinabe Nigaaniwak (OAN) Program as part of the City of Winnipeg's Aboriginal Youth Strategy...

Disraeli Bridge northbound and southbound lanes to be closed this weekend
August 16, 2012 - All northbound and southbound lanes of the Disraeli Bridge will be completely closed to vehicular traffic from Friday, August 17 at 7:00 p.m. to Monday, August 20 at 6:00 a.m...

Winnipeg welcomes home our London 2012 Olympians
August 14, 2012 - The City of Winnipeg joins citizens in recognizing and welcoming our athletes as they make their way back home from the London 2012 Olympics...

City of Winnipeg to revert to regular operating hours for outdoor pools
August 13, 2012 - With cooler evening temperatures being experienced in Winnipeg, the City is returning to regular operating hours for outdoor pools effective tomorrow, Tuesday, August 14...

Railway crossing closure on Kingsway Avenue between Lindsay Street and Renfrew Street
August 13, 2012 - The public is advised that Kingsway Ave. will be completely closed to eastbound and westbound traffic at the crossing between Lindsay Street and Renfrew Street on Tuesday, August 14 at 6:00 a.m. due to railway crossing reconstruction...

Railway crossing closure on St. Matthews Avenue between Empress Street and Strathcona Street
August 9, 2012 - The public is advised that St. Matthews Avenue will be completely closed to westbound and eastbound traffic at the railway crossing between Empress Street and Strathcona Street on Monday, August 13 at 6:00 a.m. due to a railway crossing reconstruction...

City to conduct operational review of Public Works Department
August 9, 2012 - Committed to investing more in our crumbling infrastructure and ensuring we explore every avenue to make the most efficient and effective use of taxpayers’ funds, the City of Winnipeg is launching an operational review of the Public Works Department...

All AutoBin area residents now receiving new recycling and garbage collection services
August 7, 2012 - As of today, all residents formerly served by AutoBins are receiving the new recycling and garbage collection services, including a new collection day, which will normally be the same day each week...

River Heights Library reopens
August 7, 2012 - River Heights Library, 1520 Corydon Avenue, will reopen Thursday, August 9 at 10 a.m. The library has been closed for just over two weeks for repairs which were completed on schedule...

Winnipeg Public Library hosts the Winnipeg Goldeyes in support of children’s literacy
August 3, 2012 - For the 14th year, players from the Winnipeg Goldeyes Baseball Club are teaming up with the Winnipeg Public Library to promote children’s literacy and support the Library’s TD Summer Reading Club...

Mayor thanks all of Winnipeg’s Olympic athletes
August 2, 2012 - Mayor Sam Katz today thanked all of Winnipeg’s Olympic athletes for inspiring us with their performances in London and by achieving elite status in their chosen sports...

City continues, increases activities to reduce number of West Nile Virus mosquitoes
August 1, 2012 - 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...

August long weekend operating hours for City of Winnipeg facilities and services
August 1, 2012 - All civic offices are closed on Monday, August 6, 2012...

Last update: 22.10.2012

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