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2012 November News Releases

Moody's and Standard and Poor's issue stable credit ratings for Winnipeg
November 30, 2012 - Major credit ratings agencies Moody's Investors Service and Standard and Poor's have issued their annual reviews on the City of Winnipeg's financial situation, and have both confirmed stable...

Update on Waverley West Arterial Roads Project
November 30, 2012 - A report published today by the Winnipeg Public Service provides an update on the Waverley West Arterial Roads Project...

Winter Leisure Guide now available
November 30, 2012 - The Winter 2013 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...

Public advised of temporary closure of Sherbrook Pool
November 29, 2012 - As a result of an inspection conducted earlier today, Sherbrook Pool, located at 381 Sherbrook Street, will be temporarily closed to enable City engineers to...

Councillor Calls for Review of Delegated Authority
November 29, 2012 - The Standing Policy Committee on Finance, chaired by Deputy Mayor Russ Wyatt, will consider a motion calling upon the Public Service to review municipal best practices related to delegated authority as a...

Annual Snow Route Parking Ban commences Saturday, December 1, 2012
November 28, 2012 - The City's Annual Snow Route Parking Ban will take effect at 2:00 a.m., Saturday, December 1, 2012. Citizens are reminded that, if they are parking on streets designated as Snow Routes, their vehicles must be moved off these routes by 2:00 a.m. Saturday...

City's Aboriginal Youth Strategy, Oshki Annishinabe Nigaaniwak gathers to celebrate Aboriginal youth in Winnipeg
November 27, 2012 - Tonight, Elders Jules Lavallee and Carol Moar, City Councillor Dan Vandal, partner organizations and community members will attend the Oshki Annishinabe Nigaaniwak 2012 Celebration at the Marlborough Hotel...

City of Winnipeg to establish Winnipeg Police Board
November 26, 2012 -The City of Winnipeg is moving forward to establish a police board, to comply with provincial legislation, The Police Services Act...

Approval requested to spend up to $2.3 million on major water and sewer infrastructure repairs
November 26, 2012 - The City of Winnipeg is planning major rehabilitation work on river outfalls and a water feeder main, and the riverbank stabilization work that is required for...

Westbound lanes on Grant Avenue from Wilton Street to Nathaniel Street expected to reopen Monday, November 26, 2012
November 23, 2012 - Emergency repairs on a water main that closed both westbound lanes on Grant Avenue from Wilton Street to Nathaniel Street late Wednesday, November 21, 2012, were completed late yesterday afternoon and concrete restoration is underway...

Disraeli Bridges Project wins national award for innovation and excellence in Public - Private Partnerships
November 23, 2012 - The City of Winnipeg is receiving national recognition for its outstanding innovation and excellence in Public Private Partnerships (P3) for the newly commissioned Disraeli Bridges Project by the Canadian Council for Public — Private Partnerships...

Residents reminded there is still an opportunity to donate unwanted blue boxes and garbage containers and to "Bring a Tin with the Bin"
November 23, 2012 - The City of Winnipeg and Winnipeg Harvest remind residents that there is still an opportunity to give new life to their unwanted blue boxes and garbage containers...

Three-year water and sewer rate increase lower than projected
November 22, 2012 - To fund provincially-mandated upgrades of $1.2 billion to our City's sewage treatment facilities and address the rising cost of inflation, the City of Winnipeg Public Service recommends...

Strategy calls for doubling budget to battle Dutch Elm Disease (DED)
November 22, 2012 - The City of Winnipeg, recognized as a leader in Dutch Elm Disease (DED) management in North America for over 37 years, is proposing an enhanced strategy to protect our urban forest from...

New budget process to ensure strategic planning
November 22, 2012 - To ensure that the City of Winnipeg is better able to plan for strategic capital investment, the 2013 Operating and Capital budgets will be adopted at the same time...

Westbound lanes closed on Grant Avenue from Wilton Street to Nathaniel Street due to a water main break
November 21, 2012 - For road safety, crews are in the process of closing both westbound lanes on Grant Avenue from Wilton Street to Nathaniel Street due to a water main break....

Santa to make special appearance for Ho-Ho-holiday photos at Animal Services
November 20, 2012 - Santa Claus has announced that he will once again interrupt his busy holiday season to make a special appearance at the City of Winnipeg's Animal Services Agency on Saturday, November 24, 2012 from...

Staff of City call centres receive top honours
November 20, 2012 - The City of Winnipeg was well represented when over 100 customer contact centres representing about 12,000 employees in Manitoba celebrated their best and brightest at the Manitoba Excellence... in Contact Centre Achievements (MECCA) Awards on Thursday, November 15, 2012...

Message to Province: Help Slay Infrastructure Dragon
November 19, 2012 - Mayor Sam Katz says the City of Winnipeg will be watching for a new commitment to long-term, sustainable funding for municipal infrastructure in today's speech from the...

Tree Lights up City Hall
November 16, 2012 - Mayor Sam Katz, together with Mabel, Andrew and Jason Lam, celebrated the annual turning on of the Christmas tree lights at City Hall this evening, continuing the tradition of...

2012 Santa Claus Parade — Road closures and Winnipeg Transit re-routes
November 16, 2012 - On Saturday, November 17, 2012, a number of road closures will be in effect due to the 2012 Santa Claus Parade...

Winnipeg Transit Winter Schedule in effect November 18
November 16, 2012 - Effective Sunday, November 18, 2012, the following Transit routes will be operating on a Winter Schedule...

Redwood Bridge closed Saturday, November 17
November 16, 2012 - The public is advised that the Redwood Bridge will be completely closed to eastbound and westbound traffic this weekend for structural steel repairs, inspection and maintenance...

City welcomes staff from Ernst & Young LLP for a Day of Caring at Broadway Neighbourhood
November 15, 2012 - Approximately 30 to 40 staff members from Ernst & Young LLP will take part in a Day of Caring today from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m...

Bockstael Construction Limited to sponsor dressing room at Southdale Community Centre
November 15, 2012 - Councillor Vandal, on behalf of Mayor Sam Katz, was joined today by John Bockstael, Chief Executive Officer of Bockstael Construction Limited and Todd Thornton, President of Southdale Community Centre to announce a generous Sponsor Winnipeg contribution that will benefit users of the Southdale Community Centre...

Residential Parking Ban lifted
November 15, 2012 - City of Winnipeg residents are advised that the Residential Parking Ban has been lifted. No other winter parking bans are in effect at this time...

City crews will clear snow from missed residential (P3) streets
November 14, 2012 - The public is advised that City of Winnipeg snow clearing crews are plowing residential streets or portions of residential streets that were missed earlier this week...

Residential Parking Ban in effect for Snow Zones
Residential streets in snow zone C, will be plowed from 7:00 p.m. Wednesday evening until 7:00 a.m. Thursday morning

November 14, 2012 - Motorists are urged to move their vehicles from their residential streets when plowing is scheduled...

Winnipeg Convention Centre Unveils Expansion Plan Design
November 13, 2012 - Today, the Winnipeg Convention Centre unveiled its plan for the expansion and renovation of the existing facility in downtown Winnipeg...

Snow zones can be accessed via mobile devices
November 13, 2012 - The public is advised that the City of Winnipeg's Know Your Zone winter parking ban web page at knowyourzone.winnipeg.ca is suited for portable mobile devices like iPhone and Blackberry...

Citizens reminded to Know Your Zone
November 13, 2012 - Residents who live on a street designated as a P3 are reminded to visit knowyourzone.winnipeg.ca or call 311 to confirm their residential snow zone letter of the alphabet...

St. Boniface Library to close temporarily for renovations
November 13, 2012 - St. Boniface Library, located at 100-131 Provencher Boulevard, will be closed temporarily starting Monday, November 26, 2012 for renovations...

Residential Parking Ban in effect for Snow Zones
Residential streets in snow zones B, G, J, L, P, Q, T, will be plowed from 7:00 p.m. Tuesday evening until 7:00 a.m. Wednesday morning

November 13, 2012 - Motorists are urged to move their vehicles from their residential streets when plowing is scheduled...

Residential Parking Ban will be in effect starting Monday evening at 7:00 p.m.
Residential streets in snow zones D, F, I, M, N, R, V, will be plowed from 7:00 p.m. Monday evening until 7:00 a.m. Tuesday morning.

November 11, 2012 - Motorists are urged to go to knowyourzone.winnipeg.ca or call 311 to confirm their snow zone letter of the alphabet...

City plowing main routes, bus routes and collector streets today and Monday
November 11, 2012 - The public is advised that plowing of Main Routes, Bus Routes and Collector Streets will be continuing today and Monday in response to over 20 cm of snow that accumulated Saturday evening and overnight...

Cemetery ground crews to commence snow clearing early Sunday
November 10, 2012 - Cemetery ground crews will commence snow clearing early Sunday morning in the three City cemeteries, Brookside, Transcona and St. Vital, weather and wind conditions permitting...

Truck plowing operation on major routes underway
November 10, 2012 - The public is advised that a truck plowing operation is currently underway on the City's Priority 1 streets, which includes all major routes...

Weekend weather may impact service
November 9, 2012 - The public is advised about potential impacts to service that may result from this weekend's weather...

Neighbourhoods across Winnipeg benefit from Building Communities Initiative II Phase One projects
November 9, 2012 - Neighbourhoods across Winnipeg have been revitalized and enhanced with upgrades and improvements to community recreational facilities through Phase One of the Building Communities Initiative II (BCI II)...

Roundabout open at Grassie Boulevard - Molson Street intersection
November 8, 2012 - To improve the flow of traffic at the intersection of Grassie Boulevard and Molson Street, a new roundabout has been constructed to replace the existing four way stop controlled juncture...

Archibald Street lane closure in effect November 12 to December 22, 2012
November 8, 2012 - Motorists are advised the southbound curb lane of Archibald Street in front of the Montcalm Pumping Station, just south of the Archibald Street underpass, will be closed starting Monday, November 12 and will reopen Saturday, December 22, 2012...

Remembrance Day operating hours for City facilities and services
November 7, 2012 - All civic offices are closed on Monday, November 12...

Bring a Tin with the Bin when you recycle your Blue Boxes
November 6, 2012 - The City of Winnipeg has partnered with Winnipeg Harvest to give residents the opportunity to give new life to their unwanted Blue Boxes...

New Recreation Park Takes Clara Hughes' Name
November 3, 2012 - Mayor Sam Katz today announced a new recreation park under construction in Elmwood will be named in honour of Clara Hughes...

City Hall Christmas tree set to arrive Sunday, November 4, 2012
November 2, 2012 - The annual tradition of moving a citizen-donated Christmas tree to City Hall will take place this Sunday, November 4...

Harper Government invests in Winnipeg's community infrastructure to create jobs and economic growth
November 2, 2012 - Today, Lawrence Toet, Member of Parliament for Elmwood—Transcona, on behalf of the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced federal funding for...

Change your clock, test your smoke alarm
November 2, 2012 - On Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 2:00 a.m., the clocks will 'fall back' one hour marking the end of daylight savings time. The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service is encouraging citizens to...

2014 General Assessment for property owners underway
November 1, 2012 - The City of Winnipeg 2014 General Assessment for property owners is currently underway...

Implementation of downtown parking changes underway to increase availability of on-street spaces in high demand areas
November 1, 2012 - To increase the availability of on-street parking in the downtown area and to enable paystations to accept all new coins, the Winnipeg Parking Authority is implementing a series of..

New Leadership Team Announced
November 1, 2012 - Mayor Sam Katz today announced the membership of Executive Policy Committee, the committee that provides oversight for the work of City Hall...

Last update: 30.11.2012

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