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2013 March News Releases

Spring Flood Bulletin #2
City of Winnipeg continues preparing for rising river levels

March 28, 2013 - On Tuesday, the Province updated its spring flood outlook. It was indicated that under adverse weather conditions between now and the spring runoff event, river levels could reach 20.5 feet James (James Avenue Datum) within the city. This is approximately the same level reached in 2011. Under normal weather conditions, the Province has forecasted the peak water level to be 18.8 feet James...

City crews working to open frozen curb inlets and culverts, address overland flooding from snowmelt, repair potholes, and sand streets
March 27, 2013 - Crews are working on a variety of activities this spring, including opening of frozen curb inlets and culverts, addressing overland flooding from snowmelt, repairing potholes, and sanding streets...

Start of curbside yard waste collection postponed due to the prolonged presence of snow and cold temperatures
March 27, 2013 - Due to lingering snow and cold temperatures this spring, the seasonal yard waste collection program, scheduled to begin next week, has been postponed until Monday, April 15, weather permitting...

Easter weekend operating hours for City of Winnipeg facilities and services
March 26, 2013 - All civic offices are closed on Good Friday, March 29 and Easter Monday, April 1, 2013...

City crews increased to repair potholes city-wide
March 26, 2013 - City of Winnipeg crews have been repairing potholes since mid-February, and patching efforts have been significantly ramped-up this week to make repairs city-wide...

Federal Government Invests in Improvements to Winnipeg's Community Infrastructure
March 21, 2013 - Today, the Honourable Steven Fletcher, Minister of State (Transport) and Member of Parliament for Charleswood"St. James"Assiniboia, on behalf of the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, along with Councillor Scott Fielding, on behalf of Mayor Sam Katz, announced support for St. James Assiniboia Centennial Pool under the Harper Government’s Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF)...

Federal Government Invests in Improvements to Winnipeg's Community Infrastructure
March 21, 2013 - Today, Joy Smith, Member of Parliament for Kildonan"St. Paul on behalf of the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support for the Garden City Community Centre under the Harper Government’s Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF)...

Mayor Encourages Winnipeggers to Observe Earth Hour
March 21, 2013 - Mayor Sam Katz is encouraging all Winnipeggers to join millions of people around the world as they symbolically switch off their lights for one hour to raise awareness for environmental issues...

Federal Government Invests in Improvements to Winnipeg's Community Infrastructure
March 21, 2013 - Today, Joyce Bateman, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support for the River Heights Library under the Harper Government’s Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF)...

FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™ Official Match Schedule announced
March 21, 2013 - Today at events in Edmonton and Vancouver, the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™ Official Match Schedule was unveiled. Also announced were a timeline for ticket sales and stadium venue information...

City of Winnipeg Awaits Infrastructure Pledge
March 20, 2013 - The City of Winnipeg will be looking for a new, long-term commitment to municipal infrastructure in tomorrow’s federal budget...

Snow clearing crews plowing sidewalks and back lanes city-wide
March 19, 2013 - City snow clearing crews have completed truck plowing all Priority 1 streets (main routes) across the city. It is expected truck plowing of Priority 2 streets, which includes all bus routes and collector streets, will be completed today...

City launches children’s art contest for covers of Fall 2013 Leisure Guide and Priceless Fun brochure
March 19, 2013 - The City of Winnipeg Community Services Department is calling on all artists, aged six to 12 years, to sharpen their pencils and get out their paint sets, as part of a new art contest to find cover images for the 2013 Fall Leisure Guide and Priceless Fun brochure...

Update on snow-related closures at City cemeteries
March 19, 2013 - Citizens are advised that St. Vital Cemetery has been re-opened and Transcona Cemetery will re-open today at 12 noon...

Brookside, St. Vital and Transcona cemeteries closed due to blowing snow
March 18, 2013 - Due to blowing snow and poor driving conditions, Brookside, St. Vital and Transcona cemeteries will be closed until further notice...

City crews working to clear streets, sidewalks and back lanes
March 18, 2013 - In response to the snow storm early this morning and today, City crews are working as quickly as possible to clear Priority 1 and 2 streets, which include all main routes, bus routes and collector streets...

Upgrades to Glenwood Community Centre Arena will benefit the whole neighbourhood
March 15, 2013 - Watching and participating in ice sports and other events at the Glenwood Community Centre Arena will soon be more comfortable and warm during the cold winter months, thanks to Phase Two of the Building Communities Initiative II (BCI II) funding agreement between the Manitoba government and City of Winnipeg, Education Minister Nancy Allan, on behalf of Local Government Minister Ron Lemieux, and Councillor Brian Mayes, on behalf of Mayor Sam Katz, announced today...

Recent media reports regarding home-cooked bannock
March 15, 2013 - Recent media reports regarding the City of Winnipeg contacting a citizen who is preparing home-cooked bannock for the homeless are not correct...

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service reminds residents to be cautious around ice-covered bodies of water
March 14, 2013 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service reminds residents to be cautious around ice-covered bodies of water including rivers, streams, creeks, ponds and ditches...

Province and City funding 34 new community projects for Winnipeg families, providing healthy, safe recreation options
March 14, 2013 - Winnipeg families will soon benefit from new and renewed recreation options in their local neighbourhood, through the Building Communities Initiative II (BC II) that will see funding for 34 new community improvement projects, Local Government Minister Ron Lemieux and Mayor Sam Katz today announced at the Mayfair Recreation Centre...

Residents are encouraged to get a handle on leaks during Fix a Leak Week March 18 - 24, 2013
March 14, 2013 - The City of Winnipeg is encouraging residents to check for plumbing leaks during Fix a Leak Week, March 18 - 24, 2013. The most common culprits are toilets and dripping faucets...

Winnipeg to Make Bid to Host 2017 Canada Summer Games
March 13, 2013 - Winnipeg will welcome Canada’s largest multi-sport event if the City of Winnipeg is successful in its bid to host the Canada Summer Games in 2017...

React to Racism on Thursday, March 21, 2013
March 11, 2013 - On Thursday, March 21, 2013 thousands of people around the world will participate in a global discussion to end racism...

Residential Parking Ban lifted
March 9, 2013 - Winnipeg residents are advised that the Residential Parking Ban has been lifted as of 7:01 p.m. today, Saturday, March 9, 2013...

City Auditor reports on Aquatic Services program safety
March 8, 2013 - The Winnipeg Public Service has initiated and, in most cases, taken action on priority recommendations made in a report prepared for City Council by the City Auditor, on the Aquatic Services program...

Residential Parking Ban in effect until Saturday at 7:00 p.m.
March 8, 2013 - The public is reminded that the Residential Parking Ban remains in effect until Saturday evening...

City Revitalized by Investments in Infrastructure, Community Spaces and Private Sector Development
March 8, 2013 - Mayor Sam Katz today delivered a State of the City Address focused on Winnipeg’s revitalization through recent investments in infrastructure, community spaces and private sector development...

Reminder - Leisure Guide registration for Spring/Summer programs starts March 12 and March 13
March 8, 2013 - Citizens are reminded that the registration process for Spring/Summer 2013 programs will have staggered start dates...

Winnipeg Child Advocacy Groups to Receive Donation
March 8, 2013 - Two Winnipeg child advocacy groups will benefit from the Mayor’s annual State of the City Address, taking place this afternoon at the Convention Centre...

Change your clock, test your smoke alarm
March 8, 2013 - On Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 2:00 a.m., the clocks will ‘spring ahead’ one hour marking the beginning of daylight savings time...

EPC Recommends Members to Winnipeg Police Board
March 7, 2013 - The Executive Policy Committee (EPC) is recommending to City Council that the following appointments be made to the Winnipeg Police Board...

Residential Parking Ban continues to be in effect
March 7, 2013 - The public is reminded that the Residential Parking Ban continues to be in effect and residents are urged to move their vehicles when their residential street is scheduled for plowing...

Homeowners reminded about Basement Flood Protection Subsidy Program
March 7, 2013 - Homeowners are reminded that applications are being accepted for the 2013 Basement Flood Protection Subsidy Program...

Residential Parking Ban in effect for snow zones, residents requested to move their vehicles
March 6, 2013 - The public is advised that the Residential Parking Ban has been declared and plowing is scheduled to improve the overall condition of residential streets starting Thursday morning...

Streetscaping renewal project in Cultural District brings new life and unique lighting display to distinct area
March 6, 2013 - The next time you take a stroll along Winnipeg’s Market Avenue, try whistling a tune to find a surprise nestled in the trees...

Disraeli Bridges Project’s public-private partnership approach results in significant cost savings
March 6, 2013 - The $195 million Disraeli Bridges Project, a Public-Private Partnership with Plenary Roads Winnipeg, opened on time and on budget last fall and resulted in multi-million dollar cost savings in...

Residential Parking Ban will be in effect starting Thursday morning at 7:00 a.m.
March 5, 2013 - The public is advised that the plowing of residential streets will begin Thursday, March 7 at 7:00 a.m. to improve the overall condition of residential streets...

Truck plowing on bus routes and collector streets underway
March 5, 2013 - Due to accumulations of snow, a truck plowing operation was initiated last night on the on the city's main routes...

City crews busy clearing snow from main routes, bus routes and collector streets tonight and tomorrow
March 4, 2013 - In response to snow and blowing snow today, City crews are working as quickly as possible to clear main routes, bus routes, and collector streets tonight and Tuesday...

Statement From The Mayor
March 4, 2013 - Today, Mayor Katz issued the following statement about the death of Nick Ternette, local activist, volunteer, and community advocate...

Spring/Summer Leisure Guide now available
March 1, 2013 - The Spring/Summer 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...

Spring Flood Bulletin #1
March 1, 2013 - The Provincial spring flood outlook issued Wednesday, February 27, 2013, indicates that based on spring thaw and weather conditions, river levels within the city could range between a low of 14.0 and a high of...

Last update: 28.03.2013

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