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2013 August News Releases

Winnipeg's Fall Curbside Giveaway Weekend just around the corner September 7 and 8
August 30, 2013 - Are you doing some cleaning and have some items in good condition that you'll never use again? Residents are invited to take advantage of the fall giveaway weekend on September 7 and 8, 2013...

Transit Fall Schedule in effect September 1
August 29, 2013 - Beginning Sunday, September 1, Winnipeg Transit's Fall Schedule will be in effect on the following routes...

Alligator found in Winnipeg home
August 29, 2013 - Yesterday, Animal Services Officers, assisted by members of the Winnipeg Police Service, acted on a tip regarding a possible American Alligator being housed in Winnipeg...

Labour Day long weekend operating hours for City of Winnipeg facilities and services
August 28, 2013 - All civic offices are closed on Monday, September 2, 2013...

City of Winnipeg invites residents to come in, cool off
August 28, 2013 - The City of Winnipeg is inviting citizens to come in and cool off in civic facilities during regular operating hours today, and through the Labour Day long weekend as hot, humid weather continues...

Arlington Overpass closure extended until Monday, September 9, 2013
August 26, 2013 - The public is advised the Arlington Overpass over the Canadian Pacific Railway tracks will remain closed to vehicular traffic until 6:00 a.m. on Monday, September 9, to complete repairs to the bridge deck...

Mayor Katz Celebrates Punjab Cultural Centre
August 24, 2013 - Mayor Sam Katz joined members of Winnipeg's Punjabi-Canadian community to celebrate the newly-constructed Punjab Cultural Centre on King Edward Street...

Reminder - Leisure Guide registration for Fall programs starts August 27 and 28
August 22, 2013 - Citizens are reminded that the registration process for Fall 2013 programs will have staggered start dates...

Increased demands on the water distribution system causing discoloured water for small number of customers
August 20, 2013 - A small number of Winnipeg customers are experiencing discoloured tap water due to higher demands on the City's water system...

Méira Cook selected as Winnipeg Public Library's Writer-in-Residence
August 20, 2013 - Méira Cook has been selected as the Winnipeg Public Library's Writer-in-Residence for 2013-2014. Starting October 1, 2013 and ending in April 2014, Méira will work with the public through individual consultations and group workshops, in addition to allocating time to her own writing...

Railway crossing closure on Notre Dame Avenue between Erin Street and Wall Street
August 20, 2013 - The public is advised that Notre Dame Avenue will be completely closed to eastbound traffic between Erin Street and Wall Street at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 23 for a railway crossing reconstruction project...

Fall Leisure Guide now available
August 16, 2013 - The Fall 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. Winnipeg Free Press subscribers will receive a copy in their weekend edition of the paper on Saturday, August 17...

Province and City honour local Hong Kong Veterans with commemorative plaza
August 16, 2013 - Seven young men from Arden Avenue in Winnipeg, who volunteered, fought and were captured during the Battle of Hong Kong in 1941, will be honoured with a new park plaza dedicated to their memory, Premier Greg Selinger and Mayor Sam Katz announced today...

Mayor Announces New Honourary Street: Mahatma Gandhi Way
August 15, 2013 - Today, Mayor Sam Katz, Councillor Devi Sharma (Old Kildonan) and the President of the Mahatma Gandhi Centre of Canada, Dr. K. Dakshinamurti, announced that a portion of York Avenue leading to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights will be known as Mahatma Gandhi Way...

FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™ official site visits scheduled for August 12-17, 2013 in Canadian host cities
August 14, 2013 - Today at City Hall, delegates from FIFA and the National Organising Committee for the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™, met with media during an official site visit to Winnipeg...

St. Vital Park Duck Pond Shelter being demolished to make way for a new pavilion
August 14, 2013 - With construction of a new Duck Pond Pavilion set to begin later this year, demolition of the Duck Pond Shelter at St. Vital Park is now underway...

There's an app for that!
Winnipeg citizens can use their mobile devices to connect with the City's 311 service

August 13, 2013 - Access to the City of Winnipeg's 311 service is just a finger touch away with the launch of a new mobile app that allows people to connect with City services while on the go...

Mayor Awards Key to the City to Sir Paul McCartney
August 12, 2013 - Tonight Mayor Sam Katz presented the Key to the City to Sir Paul McCartney before the legendary musician took the stage for a sold-out performance at Investors Group Field...

Planned maintenance work underway at Fort Rouge Leisure Centre necessitates temporary closures in areas of the facility
August 12, 2013 - To complete planned maintenance work currently underway at Fort Rouge Leisure Centre at 625 Osborne Street, temporary closures of the following areas of the facility will occur as follows in the coming weeks...

Construction underway to improve basement flood protection in the St. James area
August 12, 2013 - Construction gets underway this week to install new land drainage sewers to help protect businesses and homes in this area from basement flooding...

Families in three Winnipeg communities to enjoy new spray pads next summer
August 9, 2013 - Hot, sunny days will be more fun next summer in three Winnipeg communities that are now scheduled to get new spray pads, Local Government Minister Ron Lemieux announced today...

Railway crossing closure on Saskatchewan Avenue between Sherwin Road and Berry Street
August 8, 2013 - The public is advised that Saskatchewan Avenue will be completely closed to westbound and eastbound traffic between Sherwin Road and Berry Street at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 for a railway crossing reconstruction project...

New Park for Royalwood Families
August 7, 2013 - Next summer, children and families in Winnipeg's Royalwood community will be able to enjoy outdoor fun and physical activity at a new recreational playground site, Premier Greg Selinger and Dan Vandal, councillor, St. Boniface, announced today...

Reminder - Annual summer water meter reading program continues
August 6, 2013 - Citizens are reminded that the City of Winnipeg Water and Waste Department's annual water meter reading program continues until the end of August, 2013. City of Winnipeg water meter readers will be visiting homes weekdays between 2:30 p.m. and dusk...

Private sector firms invited to submit a proposal for biosolids reuse
August 2, 2013 - The Public Service is issuing a Request for Expressions of Interest and Qualifications today to gauge the interest of private sector firms in the beneficial reuse of biosolids...

St. Boniface Library Partial Closure for Renovations
August 1, 2013 - St. Boniface Library, 100-131 Provencher, will be partially closed starting Thursday, August 22 for approximately three weeks to install carpeting...

Southbound Empress Street East Overpass/St. John Ambulance Way to eastbound Portage Avenue to close temporarily
August 1, 2013 - The public is advised that southbound Empress Street East Overpass/St. John Ambulance Way to eastbound Portage Avenue will be closed for a week beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 6...

Last update: 30.08.2013

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