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2013 February News Releases

City of Winnipeg Urban Planning Division wins award
February 28, 2013 - The City of Winnipeg received the Manitoba Planning Award of Excellence today for its Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Handbook. The award was presented at the Manitoba Planning...

French cuisine to be featured at new restaurant on the Esplanade Riel
February 28, 2013 - As people enter Winnipeg’s French Quarter via the Provencher Bridge later this year, they will be greeted by a new restaurant located on the Esplanade Riel pedestrian bridge...

Annual Snow Route Parking Ban lifted
February 28, 2013 - The City of Winnipeg's Annual Snow Route Parking Ban has been lifted effective 7:01 a.m., today, Thursday, February 28, 2013...

Public invited to open house regarding Plessis Road Underpass project
February 26, 2013 - The public is being invited to an Open House to review the preliminary design of the underpass and answer any questions you may have on the Plessis Road Underpass project...

Financial status report demonstrates Council’s approach: prudent fiscal planning
February 22, 2013 - In a report to be tabled at the February 25, 2013 meeting of the Standing Policy Committee on Finance, the City of Winnipeg’s General Revenue Fund is reporting a surplus of $15.9 million for 2012, of which $12.5 million was...

New Sports and Recreations Centre Will Offer New Opportunities for Families
February 22, 2013 - Families in the south end of Winnipeg are a major step closer to the community’s dream of a new sports and recreation centre to be built as part of the Jonathan Toews Community Centre in Dakota Park...

Mayor Makes Commitment to Freight House
February 22, 2013 - Mayor Sam Katz today announced a $952,000 commitment to improve the outdoor recreation and play areas at the Freight House in Central Winnipeg...

City of Winnipeg and Government of Canada celebrate the grand opening of the Centre Flavie-Laurent Centre’s St. Boniface location
February 22, 2013 - The City of Winnipeg is providing financial support through the Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) for capital construction and service delivery to Centre Flavie-Laurent Centre (CFLC), an organization that assists people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Winnipeg. The City administers HPS funding in Winnipeg on behalf of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada...

New multi-use arena complex planned for Garden City
February 21, 2013 - To provide families with up-to-date recreation facilities Advanced Education and Literacy Minister Erin Selby, Mayor Sam Katz, and Councillor Devi Sharma, along with the Garden City Community Centre Board, today announced exciting plans to create the Seven Oaks Arena, a 100,000 square foot multi-plex, located beside the Centre’s existing soccer/community centre complex...

Leasing City-run golf courses to reduce reliance on taxpayers
February 21, 2013 - The Winnipeg Public Service is recommending that the Alternate Service Delivery (ASD) Committee approve a business plan for the independent operation of four City-owned and operated golf courses that are currently losing nearly $850,000 annually...

Alternate Service Delivery working to meet mandate of enhancing efficiency, effectiveness and savings
February 21, 2013 - Up to $1 million in savings for taxpayers could be gained every year by using an alternate model for the delivery of custodial services, according to an administrative report published today...

Transcona’s East End Arena to undergo major expansion
February 21, 2013 - Today Mayor Sam Katz, Rossmere MLA Erna Braun, Deputy Mayor Russ Wyatt and Board members of the East End Community Centre announced exciting new plans for the creation of an expanded East End Community Tri-plex in Transcona with a new sheet of ice and new, modern facilities...

Animal Services Agency near maximum capacity for impounded dogs
February 21, 2013 - The City of Winnipeg Animal Services Agency is experiencing near maximum capacity for impounded dogs...

City of Winnipeg and Rural Municipality of West St. Paul enter into first-of-its-kind sewer service sharing agreement
February 19, 2013 - The City of Winnipeg has entered into a service sharing agreement with West St. Paul that will allow wastewater from the Rural Municipality to be treated at the City’s...

Winnipeg Police Pension Plan members will not allow solvency exemption
February 19, 2013 - As a result of the Winnipeg Police Pension Plan members’ refusal to allow a solvency exemption, the City of Winnipeg will be obligated to make annual payments to the plan in an estimated amount of $26 million each year for 5 years...

City crews busy clearing snow from main routes, bus routes and collector streets
February 18, 2013 - In response to the snow and blowing snow last night and this morning, City crews are working as quickly as possible to clear main routes, bus routes, and collector streets...

Brookside, St. Vital and Transcona cemeteries closed today
February 18, 2013 - Due to drifting snow causing deep snow banks on cemetery roadways and falling tree debris, all three City operated cemeteries will be closed until Tuesday, February 19 at 9:00 a.m...

Louis Riel Day operating hours for City of Winnipeg facilities and services
February 13, 2013 - All civic offices are closed on Monday, February 18, 2013...

Mayor Katz presents four Community Service Awards
February 12, 2013 - This evening, at a presentation during the Winnipeg Chinatown Chinese New Year Banquet, Mayor Sam Katz honoured four Winnipeggers with City of Winnipeg Community Service Awards...

Living Prairie Museum to host 4th annual Snow Trek on Sunday, February 10
February 6, 2013 - On Sunday, February 10, plan to get outside and have some winter fun at the Living Prairie Museum’s 4th Snow Trek...

Mayor Katz supports APTN license renewal
February 6, 2013 - Today, in a letter to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), Mayor Sam Katz endorsed the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) in its recent application for license renewal...

PastForward: Winnipeg’s Digital Public History at Winnipeg Public Library
February 5, 2013 - Winnipeg Public Library is embarking on an exciting new, online experience to host local public history that is freely accessible to anyone, anywhere...

Recycling and garbage collection crews working tomorrow to finish this week’s collection
February 1, 2013 - Recycling and garbage collection crews working tomorrow to finish this week’s collection...

Last update: 28.02.2013

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