Accessibility Site Accessibility Information Access Key 1 to Skip to Top Navigation Access Key 2 to Skip to the Three One One link Access Key 3 to Skip to City of Winnipeg Main Menu Access Key 4 to Skip to Left Navigation Menu Access Key 5 to Skip to Content area Access Key 6 to Skip to Right Sidebar content area Access Key 7 to Skip to Footer Links
City of Winnipeg
|  Link to the City of Winnipeg French websiteFrançais  |
EmergWeb

News Releases

2013 October News Releases

Change your clock, test your smoke alarm
October 31, 2013 - On Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 2:00 a.m., the clocks will 'fall back' one hour marking the end of daylight savings time. The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service is encouraging citizens to take a moment to test their smoke alarms when adjusting their clocks for this weekend's time change...

City of Winnipeg introduces Aboriginal Relations Division
October 31, 2013 - Expanded mandate, dedicated staff and the addition of Aboriginal Relations Leadership Team to provide enhanced service to Winnipegâs Aboriginal community...

Bernie Wolfe Community Pool temporarily closed
October 29, 2013 - The public is advised that until further notice, Bernie Wolfe Community Pool located at 95 Bournais Drive will be closed for maintenance and all programs cancelled...

Operational review of Winnipeg Police Service complete
October 29, 2013 - Committed to providing citizens with the highest quality in public safety services while providing value for taxpayers, the City of Winnipeg is moving forward to implement...

Railway crossing closure on Plinguet Street between Archibald Street and McTavish Street
October 25, 2013 - The public is advised that Plinguet Street will be fully closed to westbound and eastbound traffic beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 29 for a Canadian Pacific Railway crossing reconstruction project...

Council to examine policy to improve condition of gravel back lanes
October 25, 2013 - To improve the condition of the City's gravel back lanes, the Public Service is asking Council to amend the Granular Roadway Policy so that it better reflects current maintenance treatments and alternative strategic repair options for the renewal of granular lanes...

Manitoba Heroes Honoured with Flag Raising at City Hall
October 25, 2013 - A flag is flying at City Hall today to recognize five everyday heroes chosen by the Winnipeg Blue Bomber Alumni...

A St. Vital area park renamed in memory of accomplished soccer player, coach and mentor Riccardo De Thomasis
October 25, 2013 - The memory of accomplished soccer player, coach and mentor Riccardo De Thomasis is being honoured with a park and soccer field named after him...

Railway crossing closure on Sargent Avenue between Empress Street and Strathcona Street
October 24, 2013 - The public is advised that Sargent Avenue will be fully closed to eastbound and westbound traffic beginning 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 26 for a Canadian Pacific Railway crossing reconstruction project...

City Hall Hosts Reception to Honour Winnipeg's Korean War Veterans
October 24, 2013 - Today, Mayor Sam Katz and City Councillors welcomed veterans of the Korean War and members of Winnipeg's Korean community to City Hall for a reception in the Mayor's Foyer, marking the 60th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice...

Report to Winnipeg City Council - New Fire Paramedic Stations Construction Project
October 21, 2013 - In September 2012, Mayor Sam Katz accepted the recommendation of the City Auditor to retain external resources to complete a comprehensive review of the new fire-paramedic stations construction project...

EPC Accepts Recommendations of Fire Paramedic Station Review
October 21, 2013 - Executive Policy Committee today accepted all the recommendations contained within an independent review of the replacement and relocation of four new fire paramedic stations...

City asks citizens for assistance in locating suitable Christmas tree for City Hall
October 18, 2013 - Officials from the City of Winnipeg's Public Works Department are asking Winnipeg homeowners with large spruce trees to contact them if they are interested in donating their tree for City Hall's annual Christmas tree display...

Probe Research Inc. selected to conduct consultations on recreational needs for Daniel McIntyre area
October 18, 2013 - The City of Winnipegâs Community Services Department has awarded a contract to Winnipeg based Probe Research Inc. to spend the next several weeks assessing the recreational needs in the Daniel McIntyre ward which includes the 81-year-old Sherbrook Pool...

Public asked for input into Cityâs Pedestrian and Cycling Strategy
October 18, 2013 - The City of Winnipeg is continuing the development of Pedestrian and Cycling Strategies to identify priorities for infrastructure and to promote walking and cycling as a safe, viable and attractive transportation choice...

City's Fall Leaf Sweeping Program begins Sunday, October 20, 2013
October 18, 2013 - The City of Winnipeg's fall cleanup of streets will begin Sunday evening, October 20, 2013, weather permitting, and will target areas of Winnipeg where the accumulation of leaves is particularly heavy...

CAO Phil Sheegl Resigns
October 17, 2013 - Mayor Sam Katz and Executive Policy Committee today accepted the resignation of City of Winnipeg CAO Phil Sheegl...

Sherbrook Street from William Avenue to Elgin Avenue will be closed this weekend due to sewer installation
October 17, 2013 - Motorists are advised that Sherbrook Street from William Avenue to Elgin Avenue will be fully closed in both directions beginning Friday, October 18 at 6:00 p.m. to connect sewer lines for the new Women's Hospital Redevelopment Project...

Mayor Announces Director for Office of Policy Development and Communications, New Chief of Staff
October 16, 2013 - Mayor Sam Katz announced today that Bonnie Staples Lyon is the City of Winnipeg's Director for the Office of Policy Development and Communications (OPDC), providing support to the Mayor and members of Executive Policy Committee. Brad Salyn, who has held a number of positions at the Mayor's Office since Mayor Katz assumed office in 2004, is moving to the position of Chief of Staff...

Elmwood area families ready for outdoor play at the new Clara Hughes Recreation Park
October 15, 2013 - Elmwood area residents now have access to new recreational facilities at the Clara Hughes Recreation Park, Local Government Minister Ron Lemieux, Lawrence Toet, Member of Parliament for Elmwood-Transcona, and...

Mayor Katz Welcomes Youth Diorama Project to City Hall
October 15, 2013 - "My Winnipeg: A Diorama," a unique art project created by 160 Winnipeg youth, is now on display in the Mayor's Foyer at City Hall...

Winnipeg Police Board recommends first Executive Director
October 11, 2013 - The Winnipeg Police Board has recommended for ratification Don Norquay as its first Executive Director...

Traffic signal dedicated to emergency vehicles installed on Portage Avenue at Route 90
October 11, 2013 - Citizens are reminded that October 15 is the deadline for registering any prohibited animals that were being lawfully kept prior to the Responsible Pet Ownership By-law coming into effect on July 17, 2013...

Access from northbound Pembina Highway to eastbound Jubilee Avenue will be closed this weekend due to Manitoba Hydro repairs
October 11, 2013 - Motorists are advised that access from northbound Pembina Highway to eastbound Jubilee Avenue will be closed beginning Saturday, October 12 at 7:00 a.m. for Manitoba Hydro manhole repairs...

Deadline for registering prohibited animals is October 15
October 11, 2013 - Citizens are reminded that October 15 is the deadline for registering any prohibited animals that were being lawfully kept prior to the Responsible Pet Ownership By-law coming into effect on July 17, 2013...

City assures residents that Winnipegâs tap water is safe
October 10, 2013 - All the test results received today for a second round of resamples taken yesterday, including in the localized area of southeast Winnipeg that had been under a precautionary Boil Water Advisory, are negative for bacteria...

City Hall Lights Up Purple
October 10, 2013 - The courtyard at City Hall will be awash with purple lights this evening to mark World Mental Health Day...

Controlled burns in natural areas
October 10, 2013 - The City of Winnipeg Public Works Department will be conducting controlled burns in various natural areas such as tall grass prairie remnants and prairie restorations, between Tuesday, October 15 and Friday, November 15, weather conditions permitting. Controlled burns will be conducted in minimal wind conditions with appropriate fire guards in place...

Winnipeg Regional Health Authority rescinds Boil Water Advisory
October 9, 2013 - The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority has just advised the City that the precautionary Boil Water Advisory for a localized area in southeast Winnipeg has been rescinded.âResidents and businesses within the area no longer need to take special precautions with tap water...

Thanksgiving long weekend operating hours for City of Winnipeg facilities and services
October 9, 2013 - All civic offices are closed on Monday, October 14, 2013...

Public Service Announcement - Seven Oaks Pool re-opens
October 9, 2013 - The public is advised that Seven Oaks Pool, located at 444 Adsum Drive, has now been re-opened after water tests deemed it safe to do so...

Retests for bacteria are negative in water samples in localized area of southeast Winnipeg under a precautionary Boil Water Advisory
October 9, 2013 - Results received today are negative for bacteria in all the water samples retested yesterday in the localized area of southeast Winnipeg under a precautionary Boil Water Advisory. This confirms that the water meets all health and safety water quality regulations and guidelines...

Precautionary Boil Water Advisory issued for localized area of Southeast Winnipeg
October 8, 2013 - The Medical Officer of Health for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority issued a precautionary Boil Water Advisory this evening for a localized area of southeast Winnipeg - south of Bishop Grandin Blvd. to the Perimeter, and east of the Red River to the Seine River...

Seven Oaks Pool temporarily closed
October 7, 2013 - The public is advised that until further notice, Seven Oaks Pool located at 444 Adsum Drive will be closed due to a fouling in the pool...

New spray pad and playground being added to the Sturgeon Heights Community Centre site
October 4, 2013 - A ground-breaking ceremony today officially launched the construction for a new spray pad and playground being added to the Sturgeon Heights Community Centre site Deanne Crothers, MLA for St. James and Scott Fielding, City Councillor for St. James-Brooklands announced today...

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service hosting Fire Prevention Week, October 6-12
October 4, 2013 - Fire Prevention Week 2013 is being held across Canada October 6-12. The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service is working with its partners to provide a variety of educational and entertaining activities, highlighting the importance of fire prevention in our communities...

Operational review of Public Works Department complete
October 4, 2013 - Moving forward on a commitment to explore opportunities for making the most efficient and effective use of taxpayersâ funds while continuing to provide high quality service, Phase 1 of a comprehensive two-part external operational review of the Public Works Department is now complete. The review, conducted by KPMG LLP, delivered key recommendations which could amount to potential net cost savings of up to $5.5 million annually...

Infrastructure Repair Number One Priority: Winnipeggers
October 3, 2013 - A City of Winnipeg budget consultation process shows the number one priority of Winnipeggers is repairing and maintaining our streets...

Final phase of Disraeli Bridges Project completed with opening of the Active Transportation Bridge
October 3, 2013 - Today, Ron Lemieux, Minister of Local Government for Manitoba, Lawrence Toet, the Member of Parliament for Elmwood-Transcona, and Sam Katz, Mayor of Winnipeg, celebrated the official opening of the Disraeli Active Transportation Bridge in Winnipeg. The Disraeli Bridges project, one of the largest bridge projects in the history of the City, was completed with the support of a federal-provincial-municipal partnership...

Mayor Announces Dr. Joseph Du Way
October 1, 2013 - Today, Mayor Sam Katz, Councillor Brian Mayes (St. Vital), and Councillor Mike Pagtakhan (Point Douglas) announced that James Avenue between King St. and Princess St. will also be known as Dr. Joseph Du Way...

Mayor Launches Second-annual Hockey Equipment Drive
October 1, 2013 - Mayor Sam Katz and Councillor Thomas Steen (Elmwood - East Kildonan) today kicked off the City of Winnipegâs second-annual campaign to collect gently-used hockey equipment at locations throughout the city...

Mayor honours Winnipegâs elder generations on Seniorsâ and Eldersâ Day
October 1, 2013 - Today, Mayor Sam Katz was joined by Councillor Grant Nordman, Speaker of Council; Ann-Marie Howe and Rene Lewis, Co-Chairs of CARP Chapter 47 (Winnipeg West); and Darlene Demkey, CARP Chapter 53 (Winnipeg East) in a flag-raising ceremony at City Hall to mark the United Nationsâ International Day of Older Persons, National Seniorsâ Day, as well as the start of Seniorsâ and Eldersâ month in Manitoba...

Last update: 01.11.2013

  * Top of Page