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2013 June News Releases

Phase one of the City’s first aquatic park of its kind opens with a splash in Transcona
June 28, 2013 - $800,000 splash pad includes multiple spray features, a family picnic area and landscaping...

The City’s first-ever buffered bike lanes along Pembina Highway add safety for cyclists
June 28, 2013 - Winnipeg’s first-ever buffered bike lanes have been built on one of the city’s busiest commuter cycling thoroughfares to create a safer route for cyclists...

Proposed By-law to reduce pet overpopulation in Winnipeg
June 28, 2013 - Next week the Standing Policy Committee on Protection and Community Services will consider a report which recommends repealing both the Pound By-law and the Exotic Animal By-law in favour of a newly created Responsible Pet Ownership By-law...

Winnipeg Police Service School Resource Officer program expands to include St. James-Assiniboia School Division
June 27, 2013 - Today, Mayor Sam Katz announced the expansion of the Winnipeg Police Service School Resource Officer program to the St. James-Assiniboia School Division...

City to extend hours of operation for spray pads
June 27, 2013 - With Winnipeg experiencing very hot temperatures, the hours of operation for spray pads will be extended from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m....

Canada Day weekend operating hours for City of Winnipeg facilities and services
June 26, 2013 - All civic offices are closed on Canada Day, Monday, July 1, 2013...

City of Winnipeg 2013 property taxes are due Friday, June 28
June 26, 2013 - The City of Winnipeg reminds the public the deadline for paying this year’s property taxes is this Friday, June 28, 2013...

A new splash pad in Charleswood will help families beat the heat this summer
June 25, 2013 - Families in Charleswood have a new facility to help beat the heat in the summer months thanks to the new splash pad at the Westdale Community Centre that was officially opened today by Local Government Minister Ron Lemieux and Mayor Sam Katz...

City opens doors to new home for Winnipeg Police Service Canine Unit
June 21, 2013 - Today, Mayor Sam Katz and Chief Devon Clunis opened the doors to the new, state-of-the-art home of the Winnipeg Police Service Canine Unit...

Winnipeg Police Board Members Sworn In
June 21, 2013 - Six members of the Winnipeg Police Board were sworn in today at City Hall. Mayor Sam Katz performed the swearing-in at a ceremony attended by Police Chief Devon Clunis...

City of Winnipeg employees to celebrate National Aboriginal Day
June 21, 2013 - Today, the City of Winnipeg and the City of Winnipeg’s Aboriginal Employee Group will hold celebrations at the Winnipeg Transit Base, 421 Osborne Street, to mark National Aboriginal Day...

Help choose the book for the province’s biggest book club!
June 21, 2013 - Polls are now open to select the book that will get Manitobans On The Same Page for 2013-2014. The public is invited to visit OnTheSamePage.ca to vote for the book they’d like to see featured in the next edition of this annual project which encourages all Manitobans to read and talk about, the same book at the same time...

Pavement Rehabilitation construction work to begin next week on Portage Avenue eastbound from St. John Ambulance Way to Sherburn Street
June 21, 2013 - Starting the week of June 24, 2013, the City will begin a four-month project to complete pavement, curb and sidewalk repairs on eastbound Portage Avenue between St. John Ambulance Way and Sherburn Street...

TD Summer Reading Club launches!
June 20, 2013 - The annual TD Summer Reading Club starts Monday, June 24, at all branches of Winnipeg Public Library and ends Friday, August 9. Children are invited to drop in to any branch and sign up for this year's Club. Families of all ages are also invited to take part in the many programs being offered...

Winnipeggers reminded tomorrow is Bike to Work Day
June 20, 2013 - An increased number of cyclists will be on city streets tomorrow as Winnipeggers participate in Bike to Work Day. An estimated 4000 riders are expected to register for the 6th annual Bike to Work Day event on Friday, June 21...

Update on Insect Control Branch Programs
June 18, 2013 - Today, the Winnipeg Public Service provided an update on the Insect Control Branch activities...

Public feedback incorporated into Plessis Road Underpass project
June 18, 2013 - As the Plessis Road Underpass project moves closer to the start of construction, the public is invited to attend an open house tomorrow that will include further project details...

MNP Administers City of Winnipeg Budget Consultation Workshops
June 17, 2013 - Public workshops for the City of Winnipeg budget consultation process begin tomorrow night. Over the next two weeks, six public meetings will be held across the city, including a meeting in Winnipeg's downtown to be held on June 24th, 2013...

Province, City launch new splash pad for St. James families at St. James-Assiniboia Centennial Pool complex
June 17, 2013 - Children and families will be keeping cool this summer thanks to the new splash pad added to the St. James-Assiniboia Centennial Pool complex that was officially opened today by...

City announces winners of children’s Leisure Guide Art Contest
June 17, 2013 - Today at the Kildonan Park Pool, Councillor Thomas Steen announced the winners of the City’s first Leisure Guide Art Contest...

Construction to begin on new Seven Oaks Arena
June 14, 2013 - It was an exciting day in Garden City this afternoon as ground was broken at the site of the new 100,000 square foot Seven Oaks Arena...

City supports new north end facility aimed at helping women with addictions
June 14, 2013 - Mayor Sam Katz today joined north end community members for the grand opening celebration of Chriss Tetlock Place on Selkirk Avenue, a welcome addition to the neighbourhood which will serve to assist women dealing with the challenges of homelessness and addictions...

City swimming pools, spray pads and wading pools prepare to open for summer fun
June 13, 2013 - Beat the heat and enjoy the summer weather in Winnipeg by visiting one of the City's wading pools, spray pads and outdoor pools...

Railway crossing closure on Holden Street between Blair Street and Brussels Street
June 13, 2013 - The public is advised that Holden Street will be completely closed to northbound and southbound traffic between Blair Street and Brussels Street at 7:00 a.m. on Monday June 17, for a railway crossing reconstruction project...

Brookside Cemetery closed from 4:30 p.m., Thursday, June 13 to Friday, June 14, 2013 at 7:30 a.m.
June 13, 2013 - Citizens are advised that Brookside Cemetery will be closed at 4:30 p.m., today, Thursday, June 13 and will reopen at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, June 14, 2013...

Bike to Work Day - Friday, June 21, 2013
June 11, 2013 - Committed to improving active transportation and promoting cycling in our city of opportunity, Bike to Work Day with partners City of Winnipeg...

2014 General Assessment Notices have been mailed
June 7, 2013 - The 2014 General Assessment Notices have been mailed. Property owners should start receiving their Notices over the next few days...

Residents are invited to attend public information session on St. James Street at Omand’s Creek Bridge Reconstruction
June 7, 2013 - Residents are invited to attend public information session on St. James Street at Omand’s Creek Bridge Reconstruction...

Mayor Katz Announces "No Hunger Summer" Food Drive
June 7, 2013 - Mayor Sam Katz is calling on Winnipeggers to donate non-perishable goods in a city-wide food drive for Winnipeg Harvest. "No Hunger Summer" food drive collection bins will be located in 44 community centres and four arenas throughout the city of Winnipeg, as well as at City Hall...

City to consult with residents of Daniel McIntyre ward on future of Sherbrook Pool
June 7, 2013 - The City of Winnipeg's Public Service is recommending that a consultation process be undertaken to determine the recreational needs of the Daniel McIntyre ward, including Sherbrook Pool and other facilities in that area...

Community centres to receive much needed TLC thanks to the City's Community Centre Renovation Grant program
June 6, 2013 - Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz was joined today by members of City Council and representatives of a number of local community centres to announce $392,645 of funding to help with renovations and repairs to several facilities throughout the city...

Clara Hughes Recreation Park renovations will better meet the needs of the community: Lemieux, Katz
June 6, 2013 - A joint provincial and municipal infrastructure investment of $100,000 will result in a new canteen, multi-purpose space and accessible washrooms as part of renovations at Clara Hughes Recreation Park in Elmwood, Local Government Minister Ron Lemieux and Mayor Sam Katz announced today...

Cankerworm Control Program continues in selected areas
June 6, 2013 - Today, Thursday, June 6, 2013, weather permitting, the City of Winnipeg's Insect Control Branch will continue its cankerworm control program...

Cankerworm Bulletin #6
Cankerworm Control Program continues in selected areas

June 5, 2013 - Today, Wednesday, June 5, 2013, weather permitting, the City of Winnipeg’s Insect Control Branch will continue its cankerworm control program...

Additional bulky waste pickups proposed
June 5, 2013 - The risk of unwanted items being targets for arsonists could soon be dramatically reduced, with the added benefit of cleaner, safer neighbourhoods for Winnipeg citizens and their families...

All lanes in both directions closed on Raleigh Street from Springfield Road to Edison Avenue due to water main break
June 4, 2013 - The public is advised that all lanes of traffic in both directions on Raleigh Street from Springfield Road to Edison Avenue are closed due to a water main break...

Reminder - Complimentary parking on Thursday, June 6, 2013 for Veterans displaying a Manitoba Veteran licence plate
June 4, 2013 - Veterans are reminded that on Thursday, June 6, 2013, all vehicles with a Manitoba Veteran licence plate will receive complimentary parking at City on-street metered parking spaces...

Cankerworm Bulletin #6
Cankerworm Control Program continues in selected areas

June 4, 2013 - Today, Tuesday, June 4, 2013, weather permitting, the City of Winnipeg’s Insect Control Branch will continue its cankerworm control program...

Cankerworm Bulletin #5
Cankerworm Control Program continues in selected areas

June 3, 2013 - Today, Monday, June 3, 2013, weather permitting, the City of Winnipeg’s Insect Control Branch will continue its cankerworm control program...

St. Vital Library hosts celebration and renovation open house
June 3, 2013 - The St. Vital Library, located at 6 Fermor Avenue, celebrates 50 years of service to the community in 2013. In recognition of this milestone, a Birthday Celebration will be held on Friday, June 7...

Residents reminded to recycle old phone books
June 3, 2013 - As new phone books are delivered, the City of Winnipeg reminds residents to recycle their old phone books along with their other recyclables...

Cankerworm Bulletin #4
Cankerworm Control Program continues in selected areas

June 2, 2013 - Today, Sunday, June 2, 2013, weather permitting, the City of Winnipeg's Insect Control Branch will continue its cankerworm control program...

Last update: 28.06.2013

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