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2012 October News Releases

Public Service Announcement
October 30, 2012 - There is still time to hit the dance floor this fall! The Leisure Guide is offering a number of five-week dance programs starting in November. With a wide variety of styles and music to choose from...

Winnipeg Public Libraries to open for regular hours on Monday, November 12, 2012
October 30, 2012 - Today the City of Winnipeg announced that Winnipeg Public Library branches will open for regular business hours on Monday, November 12. In past years, libraries may have been closed...

City of Winnipeg to expand WiFi Access with Shaw Agreement
October 30, 2012 - Shaw Communications and the City of Winnipeg announced today that the Shaw WiFi network is expanding to include even more popular Winnipeg locations like libraries, arenas...

Mayor Awards Key to the City to We Day Manitoba Speakers
October 29, 2012 - Tonight Mayor Sam Katz presented a Key to the City to former President of the Soviet Union and Nobel Peace Laureate Mikhail Gorbachev and to...

Brookside Cemetery offering guided tours of Field of Honour
October 29, 2012 - Winnipeg's Brookside Cemetery is encouraging the public to visit and remember the more than 10,000 war Veterans interred in its Field of Honour during the week prior to Remembrance Day...

Winnipeggers Generous in Hockey Equipment Drive
October 29, 2012 - Mayor Sam Katz today thanked Winnipeggers for their generosity in donating used hockey equipment in a city-wide hockey drive...

Downtown Safety Services transitioned from Downtown Biz to WPS Cadets
October 26, 2012 - A torch is being passed down, as the Downtown BIZ Outreach program officially passed its role on to the Downtown Winnipeg Police Service Cadets today...

Public Service Announcement
October 26, 2012 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service and the Winnipeg Police Service are encouraging citizens to make Halloween a safe and enjoyable occasion...

Connection between Winnipeg's Downtown and Osborne Village complete
October 26, 2012 - Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians are now fully able to cross the Assiniboine River between Osborne Village and the city's downtown via a newly refurbished Osborne Street Bridge...

City receives notification of provincial charges for 2011 South End Sewage Treatment Plant incident
October 25, 2012 - The City has just received formal notification of the charges being laid by the Province of Manitoba with respect to the 2011 South End Sewage Treatment Plant incident...

Children and families from Elmwood area to have more recreation options soon at Bronx Park Community Centre (Kelvin Site)
October 25, 2012 - A construction project is about to begin that will give Elmwood area residents new recreational facilities through the Manitoba/Winnipeg Building...

Redwood Bridge closed this weekend
October 25, 2012 - The public is advised that the Redwood Bridge will be completely closed to eastbound and westbound traffic this weekend for structural steel repairs...

Expansion of core station to better protect public safety by increasing responsiveness
October 25, 2012 - To better protect public safety by increasing responsiveness, the Public Service is recommending the expansion of Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Station 11...

Environmental benefits already apparent
October 24, 2012 - While service levels for garbage, recycling and yard waste collection are not yet at the level required, the City is already seeing the environmental benefits...

The National Basketball Association and Manitoba Lotteries to sponsor the refurbishment of the Magnus Eliason Recreation Centre Gymnasium
October 23, 2012 - Premier of Manitoba Greg Selinger, City of Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz, Dan Mackenzie General Manager & Vice-President of the National Basketball Association (NBA) of Canada...

Mayor to Speak to House of Commons Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates
October 22, 2012 - Mayor Sam Katz will appear before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates tomorrow on the topic of public-private partnerships (P3s)...

City of Winnipeg Animal Services dog sale a success!
October 22, 2012 - As a result of overcrowding at its facility, the City of Winnipeg Animal Services Agency organized a dog sale last week where 20 dogs were adopted into families...

Upgrades planned for traffic calming circles along Grosvenor Avenue
October 19, 2012 - To increase safety for pedestrians and cyclists at traffic calming circles on Grosvenor Avenue, construction will begin next week...

City's Fall Leaf Sweeping Program begins Sunday, October 21, 2012
October 19, 2012 - The City of Winnipeg's fall cleanup of streets will begin Sunday evening, October 21, 2012, weather permitting, and...

Construction complete on the Disraeli Bridges Project
October 19, 2012 - Today, Greg Selinger, Premier of Manitoba, the Honourable Steven Fletcher, Minister of State (Transport) and Member of Parliament for Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia, and Sam Katz, Mayor of Winnipeg, celebrated the official opening of the Disraeli Bridges...

Mayor Awards Key to the City to Twyla Tharp
October 19, 2012 - Today Mayor Sam Katz presented the Key to the City to choreographer Twyla Tharp, who has been staying in Winnipeg for the past six weeks working on...

Provincial and Federal Governments Welcome Winnipeg as First Canadian Municipality to Adopt National Business Number
October 17, 2012 - The governments of Canada and Manitoba are partnering with the City of Winnipeg to introduce the national business number for city programs to reduce red tape for companies, Canada's National Revenue Minister Gail Shea...

Canada's Great Neighbourhood for 2012 award plaque now in place on Osborne Street
October 16, 2012 - Osborne Village now has a permanent reminder of being Canada's Great Neighbourhood for 2012. A commemorative plaque was placed this week on the north side of The Courtyard Building at...

City of Winnipeg announces 2012 Accessibility Awards
October 16, 2012 - Today, Mayor Sam Katz presented five deserving organizations with the City of Winnipeg’s 2012 Accessibility Awards...

Public Service Announcement
October 16, 2012 - The City of Winnipeg is holding a public Open House on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 to gather feedback regarding updates to the Winnipeg Housing Policy...

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month - Dog Adoption Sale
October 16, 2012 - It is national "Adopt a Shelter Dog Month" and in celebration, the City of Winnipeg Animal Services Agency will be holding an Adopt-a-Dog sale on Wednesday, October 17 and...

City hosts Career Symposium Tuesday
October 15, 2012 - The public is invited to learn about careers in the City of Winnipeg Public Service at the Career Symposium tomorrow...

Mayor's Senior of the Year Awards
October 15, 2012 - Mayor Sam Katz today presented four deserving volunteers with the 2012 Mayor's Senior of the Year Awards...

Grassie Boulevard, east of Lagimodiere Boulevard, open only to westbound traffic
October 12, 2012 - Motorists are advised that beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 17, Grassie Boulevard, east of Lagimodiere Boulevard, will be closed allowing for only westbound traffic movement on...

Lane closures for scheduled sewer repairs
October 12, 2012 -The public is advised the following lane restrictions will be in place this weekend to allow crews to install a liner in the sewer pipes which will restore the aging sewers at these locations...

Hockey Equipment Drive
October 12, 2012 - Mayor Sam Katz and Councillor Thomas Steen today kicked off a two-week hockey equipment drive, calling on Winnipeggers to drop off their used equipment at 16 locations throughout...

Parking for Veterans
October 12, 2012 - Mayor Sam Katz today announced a new program offering complimentary on-street metered parking to veterans...

Work Begins On University of Manitoba's New World-Class Active Living Centre
October 11, 2012 - Dignitaries gathered today to celebrate the start of construction of the new Active Living Centre, at the University of Manitoba...

Pan Am Pool re-opened for swimming lessons
October 11, 2012 - The public is advised that all scheduled swimming lessons at the Pan Am Pool have resumed, effective immediately....

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service holding Open Houses at all Fire Paramedic Stations
October 11, 2012 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service will be holding an Open House at all Fire Paramedic stations in Winnipeg on Saturday, October 13 from noon to 4:00 p.m. as part of Fire Prevention Week...

Recycling and garbage collection slightly behind schedule
October 10, 2012 - The new weekly automated cart collection for recycling and garbage, and biweekly curbside yard waste collection, is a half-day to a day behind schedule in some...

Pan Am Pool swimming lessons cancelled until further notice
October 10, 2012 - The public is advised that due to mechanical problems in the main tank, all scheduled swimming lessons at the Pan Am Pool are cancelled until...

Residents with Monday collection reminded to roll out their recycling and garbage carts on Thanksgiving Monday
October 5, 2012 - Residents with Monday as their new weekly recycling and garbage collection day are reminded to roll out their carts before 7:00 a.m. on Thanksgiving Monday, October 8, 2012...

Public invited to information session on a transportation study in Charleswood
October 5, 2012 - The public is invited to attend an information session featuring interactive displays to provide the community with information on the transportation study being conducted in the Charleswood area...

Learn about careers with the City of Winnipeg at the City's Career Symposium October 16
October 4, 2012 - City of Winnipeg's Career Symposium is being held on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Winnipeg Convention Centre...

Canada's Music Industry Focused on Winnipeg
October 4, 2012 - Members of Canada's music industry had their eyes and ears focused on Winnipeg today as the River City was announced as host of the 43rd JUNO Awards and...

Devon Clunis to be appointed as Chief of Police
October 4, 2012 - Chief Administrative Officer Phil Sheegl today announced that Superintendent Devon Clunis will be appointed as the City's 17th Chief of Police...

October long weekend operating hours for City facilities and services
October 3, 2012 - All civic offices are closed on Monday, October 8...

Recycling and garbage collectors on the street later than usual
October 3, 2012 - During this first week of the new city-wide automated recycling and garbage cart and curbside yard waste collection services for all Winnipeg...

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service hosting Fire Prevention Week, October 7-13
October 3, 2012 - Fire Prevention Week 2012 is being held across Canada, October 7-13. The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service is working with its partners to provide a variety of educational and entertaining activities, highlighting the importance of fire prevention in our communities...

St. Boniface industrial fire update
October 2, 2012 - Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) officials and the City’s Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, today provided an update regarding a large industrial fire that occurred on Monday, October 1, 2012 at 40 Nicholas Avenue...

Mayor Thanks Emergency Services and Partners
October 2, 2012 - Mayor Sam Katz expressed gratitude today for the hard work of the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service, the Winnipeg Police Service, City of Winnipeg employees and other partner agencies who did their utmost to ensure the safety of citizens during yesterday’s major fire at Speedway International...

Upcoming railway crossing closures
October 1, 2012 - The public is advised there will be two railway crossing closures in effect this week. Both closures are due to railway crossing reconstruction...

Last update: 30.10.2012

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