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2013 May News Releases

Northbound McPhillips Street at the underpass reduced to one lane
May 31, 2013 - The public is advised that northbound McPhillips Street at the underpass is reduced to one lane of traffic...

Scheduled water main work may temporarily cause discoloured water this week for some residents in parts of northeast Winnipeg
May 31, 2013 - In conjunction with water main repair work being completed on Raleigh Street and Springfield Road, a large water main will be returned to operation today...

Cankerworm Bulletin #3
Cankerworm Control Program temporarily suspended

May 31, 2013 - Today, Friday, May 31, 2013, the City of Winnipeg's Insect Control Branch has temporarily suspended the cankerworm control program...

Where in the world are Walterâs owners?
May 31, 2013 - Animal Services work on finding Walter and 43 friends, new homes during weekend dog sale...

Reminder - Winnipeggers can still register for Summer Leisure Guide programs and camps
May 30, 2013 - Hip Hip Hooray - hot summer days are on the way! Summer Leisure Guide programs and camps are starting soon and there is still time to register...

New state-of-the-art fare boxes being installed on buses
May 30, 2013 - Starting today, Winnipeg Transit will begin introducing new, electronic, state-of-the-art fare boxes on all 565 buses in its fleet...

Cankerworm Bulletin #2
Cankerworm Control Program continues in selected areas

May 30, 2013 - Today, Thursday, May 30, 2013, weather permitting, the City of Winnipeg's Insect Control Branch will continue its cankerworm control program...

Property owners reminded of increased risk of basement flooding
May 29, 2013 - With rain in the forecast over the next few days, there is an increased risk of overloaded sewers backing up through house sewer lines and flowing into basements that aren't protected...

Cankerworm Bulletin #1
City begins localised Cankerworm Control Program, Wednesday, May 29, 2013

May 28, 2013 - Today, the Insect Control Branch announced the start of its cankerworm control program for City trees. This season's program will be treating very selective City boulevards and focusing on City cemeteries and parks, where cankerworms are starting to cause significant levels of defoliation...

Update on Insect Control Branch activities
May 28, 2013 - Today, the Winnipeg Public Service announces an update on nuisance mosquito control and the start of the cankerworm control program...

City and Province score new basketball court for Pacific Dee Park
May 27, 2013 - To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Eldon Ross Pool, Local Government Minister Ron Lemieux and Mayor Sam Katz, today announced funding for a new basketball court and skateboard component at Pacific Dee Park...

Portage Avenue East partial road closure begins Monday, May 27;
full road closure begins Saturday, June 1

May 24, 2013 - The public is advised that beginning Monday, May 27, there will be intermittent road closures on Portage Avenue East from Main Street to Westbrook Street will be closed due to manhole repairs...

City of Winnipeg first municipality in Canada to adopt National Business Number
May 24, 2013 - Today, the Province of Manitoba and the City of Winnipeg announced that the City's use of the National Business Number has begun and that local business will now see a reduction in red tape when working with the City's...

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service hosting EMS Week May 26 - June 1
May 24, 2013 - EMS Week 2013 is being held across Canada from May 26 to June 1, 2013...

Mayor Katz Presents Award to Gwen Secter Creative Living Centre
May 23, 2013 - Mayor Sam Katz presented the Gwen Secter Creative Living Centre (GSCLC) with the City of Winnipeg Organizational Community Service Award, at the Centre's 25th anniversary dinner on Thursday evening...

Mayor Katz Presents Community Service Award to Rusalka
May 23, 2013 - Today Mayor Sam Katz presented members of Rusalka with the City of Winnipeg Organizational Community Service Award, at a ceremony at City Hall that included a special performance by the popular dancers...

City of Winnipeg teams up with North End residents in community clean-up
May 23, 2013 - Community By-law Enforcement has teamed up with the William Whyte and Dufferin residents associations to take action, both from an enforcement perspective and through community involvement...

City of Winnipeg Launching Budget Consultation Process
May 22, 2013 - The City of Winnipeg is launching a new budget consultation process to engage the citizens of Winnipeg in helping to shape the direction of the Cityâs budget. Deputy Mayor and Chair of Standing Policy Committee on Finance Russ Wyatt first announced these public consultations in the 2013 budget process...

Families in West Kildonan to enjoy new spray pad next summer
May 22, 2013 - Residents in West Kildonan will have plenty of summer fun to enjoy at a new spray pad thanks to a $400,000 joint investment through Phase Two of the Manitoba/Winnipeg Building Communities Initiative (BCI) II partnership, announced Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Gord Mackintosh, on behalf of Local Government Minister Ron Lemieux; and Councillor Ross Eadie (Mynarski), on behalf of Mayor Sam Katz...

Province, City providing grant to renovate community kitchen to support St. Vital youth and seniors
May 21, 2013 - The Province and the City are investing in upgrades to the Teen Stop Community Kitchen Project which will include renovations such as a roof replacement and upgrades to a kitchen which provides healthy...

EPC Recommends Police Board Appointments
May 17, 2013 - The Executive Policy Committee (EPC) is recommending to City Council that the following appointments be made to the Winnipeg Police Board...

Construction on new playground at King Edward School to begin soon
May 17, 2013 - King Edward School children and their families will have an exciting new playground and recreation area thanks to a joint investment through Phase Two of the Manitoba/Winnipeg Building Communities Initiative (BCI) II partnership, announced Children and Youth Opportunities Minister Kevin Chief and, Councillor Mike Pagtakhan (Point Douglas) on behalf of Mayor Sam Katz...

Mayor Katz presents Mayor's BIZ Awards
May 16, 2013 - Today, at a presentation at City Hall, Mayor Sam Katz presented Mayorâs BIZ Awards to recognize 16 individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to their local Business Improvement Zone...

City of Winnipeg and Government of Canada invest in improvements to Winnipegâs community infrastructure
May 16, 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, and Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz announced support for the Fort Rouge Leisure Centre under the Federal Governmentâs Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF)...

Sturgeon Heights Community Centre receives LEED Gold Designation
May 15, 2013 - Representatives from all levels of government gathered at the Sturgeon Heights Community Centre in Winnipeg today to celebrate the City's first-ever civic building to receive LEED Gold Designation. LEED is the most recognized green building rating system in North America...

Victoria Day weekend operating hours for City of Winnipeg facilities and services
May 15, 2013 - All civic offices are closed on Victoria Day, Monday, May 20, 2013...

Launch of Millennium Libraryâs redesigned Second Floor and Aboriginal Resources Area
May 15, 2013 - Earlier today an event was held to celebrate the opening of the newly renovated Special Services on the second floor at the Millennium Library. The renovation of the second floor was made possible, in part, by a bequest from the estate of Mr. John Grant McDonald, a long-time library user...

Windsor Park Golf Course set to open Wednesday
May 14, 2013 - The City of Winnipeg's Windsor Park Golf Course welcomes golfers of all ages and skill levels as it begins the 2013 golf season on Wednesday, May 15, 2013...

Redeveloping brownfield lands as defined in OurWinnipeg: Park City Plaza, a state-of-the-art concept to take shape in Northeast Winnipeg
May 14, 2013 - Building upon the successful release of OurWinnipegâs âœComplete Communitiesâ document and Councilâs adoption of the Transcona West Area Structure Plan, today Mayor Sam Katz and...

Lane closures on McPhillips Street between Selkirk Avenue and Redwood Avenue
May 14, 2013 - The public is advised of lane closures that will take place starting Thursday, May 16 on northbound and southbound McPhillips Street between Selkirk Avenue and Redwood Avenue...

Lease agreement for City golf courses recommended
May 13, 2013 - A new proposal would ensure City of Winnipeg golf courses remain accessible, affordable, and 100 per cent owned by Winnipeggers, while reducing their operating deficit and at the same time...

Mayor Katz launches NOW web portal to showcase Winnipeg
May 13, 2013 - Mayor Sam Katz today officially launched a new web portal dubbed NOW (Neighbourhoods of Winnipeg), a leading edge website that provides wide-ranging information about Winnipeg's 236 neighbourhoods...

Capital Region Mayors and Reeves Speak Out Against Provincial Budget
May 10, 2013 - Mayors and reeves from Manitoba's Capital Region gathered at Winnipeg City Hall today to speak out against a provincial budget that claims to support infrastructure but ultimately leaves Manitoba municipalities without any ongoing ability to make essential repairs...

Mayor Supports Cadets and Students in Quest to Visit PPCLI Battlefields
May 9, 2013 - Today Mayor Sam Katz and members representing Princess Patriciaâs Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) launched a ticket drive to help send PPCLI cadets and students to the 100th anniversary commemoration of the PPCLI battle at Frezenberg, Belgium...

Winnipeggers reminded to "Park Smart!"
May 9, 2013 - To help keep our community safe and enable emergency responders to do their jobs more effectively, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service and the Winnipeg Parking Authority warn citizens not to park illegally when attending large events like neighbourhood garage sales...

Mayor Katz Presents Medal to Madison Bowey
May 9, 2013 - In a presentation today at City Hall, Mayor Sam Katz honoured 18-year old Madison Bowey, Winnipeg native and defenseman for the Kelowna Rockets, with the Mayor's Award for Sports Excellence...

City begins 2013 insect control season
May 9, 2013 - Today, the City of Winnipeg announced the start of its surveillance and larviciding activities for the 2013 insect control season...

Residents reminded about Giveaway Weekend May 11 and 12, 2013
May 8, 2013 - Residents are reminded that this weekend is the first of two annual Giveaway Weekends. It is a great opportunity to find a new owner for those reusable unwanted items taking up space in your home or to browse the curbs for some great finds...

Compost bins on sale at a 'down to earth' price
May 8, 2013 - The City of Winnipegâs one-day compost bin sale is Saturday, May 11, 2013. More than 45,000 compost bins have been sold since the first annual one-day sale in 2002...

City of Winnipeg conducting controlled burns in natural areas
May 8, 2013 - Residents are advised that the City of Winnipeg Public Works Department will be conducting controlled burns at various tall grass prairie remnants and restorations throughout the city...

Annual summer water meter reading program begins Wednesday, May 8, 2013
May 6, 2013 - Starting Wednesday, May 8, 2013, and continuing until the end of August, City of Winnipeg water meter readers will be visiting homes weekdays between 2:30 p.m. and dusk...

Winnipeg Public Library invites applications for Writer-in-Residence for 2013-2014
May 3, 2013 - Winnipeg Public Library is seeking applications for the 2013-2014 edition of its Writer-in-Residence program, now in its 24th year...

Winnipeggers encouraged to 'Get Prepared' for potential emergencies
May 3, 2013 - The City of Winnipeg is encouraging Winnipeggers to help keep their families safe during an emergency by using National Emergency Preparedness Week to 'Get Prepared.'

Crescent Drive, Harbour View, Kildonan Park and John Blumberg golf courses set to open
May 3, 2013 - The City of Winnipeg's Crescent Drive, Harbour View, Kildonan Park and John Blumberg Golf Courses welcome golfers of all ages and skill levels as they begin the 2013 golf season...

Winnipeg's Spring Curbside Giveaway Weekend just around the corner
May 2, 2013 - Are you doing some spring cleaning and have some items in good condition that you'll never use again? Residents are invited to take advantage of this year's first giveaway weekend on May 11 and 12, 2013...

Full closure of Waverley Street from Taylor Avenue to Wilkes Avenue
May 2, 2013 - The public is advised a full road closure will take place this Sunday on Waverley Street between Taylor Avenue and Wilkes Avenue. This closure will be in effect on Sunday, May 5 at 7:00 a.m. and will reopen at 3:00 p.m...

Canadian Tire selects Downtown Winnipeg as site for new national computing centre
May 2, 2013 - Canadian Tire Corporation announced today that it has chosen Winnipeg as the home of its new state-of-the-art digital content warehouse, application lab, testing lab and high performance data centre...

Last update: 05.06.2013

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