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2013 November News Releases

City's credit rating remains stable
November 29, 2013 - The major credit rating agency Standard & Poor's has issued their annual review of the City of Winnipeg's financial state, and has confirmed a stable outlook, maintaining an AA credit rating...

Budget 2014: Dedicating new dollars to regional streets
November 29, 2013 - Regional streets in the City of Winnipeg will see a 113 per cent increase in investment in 2014, largely due to a proposed Regional Street Renewal Reserve...

Budget 2014: City renews long-term commitment to streets
November 29, 2013 - Winnipeg's local streets, back lanes and sidewalks will receive additional, dedicated funding in 2014, as the City of Winnipeg takes steps to continue implementing a long-term plan to fix and maintain neighbourhood streets...

Budget 2014: Increasing capital investment on streets and our city's parks and recreation facilities
November 29, 2013 - The 2014 Preliminary Capital Budget continues a plan for enhanced capital investment to support a healthy, vibrant Winnipeg now and into the future...

Budget 2014: Operating budget includes $20.6 million in cost-saving initiatives
November 29, 2013 - In an effort to continue providing services that Winnipeggers rely upon while keeping taxes among the lowest among major Canadian cities, the City of Winnipeg 2014 Preliminary Operating Budget proposes $20.6 million in savings and efficiencies...

Budget 2014: Operating Budget maintains lowest taxes among major Canadian cities
November 29, 2013 - Following the most extensive public consultation process on the City's budget to date, the Preliminary Tax-supported Operating Budget tabled today calls for a property tax increase of 0.95 per cent to help address inflationary pressures and service costs...

Winter Leisure Guide now available
November 29, 2013 - The Winter 2014 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, November 30...

Annual Snow Route Parking Ban commences Sunday, December 1, 2013
November 29, 2013 - The City's annual Snow Route Parking Ban will take effect at 2:00 a.m., Sunday, December 1, 2013. Citizens are reminded that, if they are parking on streets designated as Snow Routes, their vehicles must be moved off these routes by 2:00 a.m. Sunday...

Declared Snow Route Parking Ban lifted
November 29, 2013 - Winnipeggers are advised that the Declared Snow Route Parking Ban has now been lifted...

Winnipeg Transit presents the Santa Bus
November 29, 2013 - Starting Sunday, December 1, and continuing until Tuesday, December 24, Winnipeg Transit's Santa Bus will be on the road collecting cash donations for the Christmas Cheer Board...

Declared Snow Route Parking Ban continues tonight at midnight
November 28, 2013 - The public is advised that grader plowing will continue today and the Declared Snow Route Parking Ban will remain in effect on streets designated as snow routes tonight from midnight (Friday, November 29 at 12:00 a.m.) until 7:00 a.m. Friday...

Declared Snow Route Parking Ban in effect starting tonight at midnight
November 27, 2013 - The public is advised that in response to accumulations of snow today, a grader plowing operation will commence tonight at 7:00 p.m. on main routes, bus routes and collector streets to improve the overall condition of roadways...

Northbound traffic restrictions continue on Main Street at Pritchard Avenue for sewer repairs
November 27, 2013 - Northbound traffic restrictions continue on Main Street at Pritchard Avenue to allow for sewer repairs...

Edmonton Street from Broadway to York Avenue closed this weekend
November 26, 2013 - The public is advised that Edmonton Street will be fully closed to traffic from Broadway to York Avenue starting at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 30...

Budget 2014: Improvements to athletic fields
November 26, 2013 - Winnipeggers who play outdoor sports can look forward to seeing major improvements in some city athletic fields in 2014...

Northbound traffic lane reductions continue today, Monday, November 25, 2013, on Main Street at Pritchard Avenue for sewer repairs
November 25, 2013 - Northbound traffic lane reductions on Main Street at Pritchard Avenue will continue for this afternoon's rush hour to allow for sewer repairs...

Budget 2014: Investing in Winnipeg Libraries
November 25, 2013 - The City of Winnipeg, which recently began implementing a long-term strategy to replace or renovate city libraries, now proposes further investment in libraries through an increase in annual spending on materials...

Northbound traffic lanes reduced on Main Street at Pritchard Avenue for sewer repairs starting Monday, November 25, 2013
November 24, 2013 - Northbound traffic lanes on Main Street at Pritchard Avenue will be reduced starting Monday, November 25, 2013, to allow for sewer repairs...

City of Winnipeg Provides Support to Grey Cup Bid
November 22, 2013 - On the eve of the 101st Grey Cup taking place in Regina this weekend, Mayor Sam Katz today announced his intention to table a motion at Executive Police Committee (EPC) next Wednesday to provide a $1 million investment to ensure a successful bid to see the Grey Cup return to the Prairies in either 2015 or 2016...

New West District Police Station officially open
November 22, 2013 - Today, Mayor Sam Katz and Chief Devon Clunis declared the new West District Police Station, located at 2321 Grant Avenue, officially open...

Midtown water feeder main to be returned to service on November 23, 2013
November 22, 2013 - The Midtown feeder main, a water distribution system pipe that carries water across the Assiniboine River between north and south Winnipeg, has been rehabilitated and will be returned to service on Saturday, November 23, 2013...

Public invited to Open House regarding Polo Park area infrastructure improvements
November 22, 2013 - The public is invited to an Open House to review the preliminary project plan and information about infrastructure improvements planned for the Polo Park area...

One eastbound lane and two westbound lanes expected to be restored for morning rush hour on November 22, 2013
November 21, 2013 - One eastbound lane and two westbound lanes are expected to be restored for the morning rush hour on Friday, November 22, 2013, on Grant Avenue, from the traffic signals at the Kenaston Village Mall/Superstore east of Kenaston Boulevard to Centennial Street...

Staff of City contact centres honoured
November 21, 2013 - The City of Winnipeg was well represented when over 100 customer contact centres representing about 12,000 employees in Manitoba gathered to celebrate the achievements of their staff and programs at the Manitoba Excellence in Contact Centre Achievements (MECCA) Awards event, which was held on Thursday, November 14, 2013...

Budget 2014: Active Transportation corridors planned for elementary schools in south Winnipeg to improve safe cycling and pedestrian access
November 21, 2013 - The City of Winnipeg is proposing to double its investment in Active Transportation Corridors in 2014, to help build safe pedestrian and cycling facilities near elementary schools in south Winnipeg...

Both eastbound lanes closed on Grant Avenue from the CNR tracks to Centennial Street for a water main repair
November 20, 2013 - Starting Thursday, November 21, 2013, at 9:00 a.m., both eastbound lanes will be closed on Grant Avenue, from the traffic signals at the Kenaston Village Mall/Superstore east of Kenaston Blvd. to Centennial Street, to allow for a water main repair...

City's Aboriginal Youth Strategy, Oshki Annishinabe Nigaaniwak gathers, celebrates Aboriginal youth in Winnipeg
November 20, 2013 - At a celebration last evening, Elder Carol Moar, Michael Ruta, Chief Financial Officer and Linda Burch, Director of Corporate Support Services, along with partner organizations and community members, gathered to honour our community's future leaders at the Oshki Annishinabe Nigaaniwak 2013 Celebration at the Ramada Marlborough Hotel...

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service reminds residents to be cautious around ice-covered bodies of water
November 20, 2013 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service reminds residents to be cautious around ice-covered bodies of water including rivers, streams, creeks, ponds and ditches...

Gold Medal Athletes Honoured with Outstanding Achievement Awards
November 20, 2013 - Four of Winnipeg's top young athletes and their coaches are being honoured with Outstanding Achievement Awards at City Council this morning...

City announces $3 million for the revitalization of the St. Vital Centennial Outdoor Pool
November 19, 2013 - Today, Mayor Sam Katz and Councillor Brian Mayes announced $3 million for the revitalization of the St. Vital Centennial Outdoor Pool...

Province, City announce funding to extend Rapid Transit into Southwest Winnipeg
November 19, 2013 - The Government of Manitoba and the City of Winnipeg announced funding today to build the second phase of rapid transit in southwest Winnipeg and redevelop the Pembina-Jubilee Underpass to include additional vehicle and bike lanes, with each...

Over-expenditure authority requested for Police Headquarters Project
November 18, 2013 - An administrative report published today requests authority from City Council for additional funds of $17.2 million to complete the Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) Headquarters project...

Salting and sanding of streets continue to improve traction
November 17, 2013 - City of Winnipeg salting and sanding trucks are continuing to work throughout the day to improve traction on roadways throughout the city...

Family's Tree Illuminated in Festive Ceremony at City Hall
November 15, 2013 - Guy Sever and his daughters, Makyla and Lexi, had the opportunity of a lifetime this evening - to see the tree from their North Kildonan home light up in front of City Hall...

Santa to make special appearance for Ho-Ho-holiday photos at Animal Services
November 15, 2013 - Santa Claus has announced that he will once again interrupt his busy holiday season to make a special appearance at the City of Winnipeg's Animal Services Agency on Saturday, November 23, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Santa will be available for seasonal pet photos as well as hearing Christmas wish lists from pets, both big and small, and their families...

City of Winnipeg gets ready for the 2013 Santa Claus Parade
November 14, 2013 - On Saturday, November 16, 2013, a number of road closures will be in effect due to the 2013 Santa Claus Parade...

Southwest Transitway Phase 2 Public Open Houses
November 13, 2013 - Public Open Houses to provide input on overall Transitway design, station sites, active transportation pathways and transit routes for Stage 2 of the Southwest Transitway, the extension from Jubilee Avenue to the University of Manitoba...

City Hall Hosts Manitobans for the Arts Reception
November 12, 2013 - Today, Mayor Sam Katz and City Councillors joined members of Winnipeg's arts community at a reception to celebrate the city's arts, culture and heritage scene....

Mayor Katz Sends Message of Hope to the Philippines
November 8, 2013 - Mayor Sam Katz and the Filipino community are sending a message of hope to the people of the Philippines as clean up begins on the destruction caused by Typhoon Yolanda, the most powerful storm of its kind in recorded history...

New telephone services contracts proposed
November 8, 2013 - A new proposal for landline telephone, wireless voice and data services for all City of Winnipeg operations is anticipated to save taxpayers $1.5 million over a five-year period...

Winnipeg Transit's first articulated buses have arrived!
November 8, 2013 - To improve service to the public by helping to avoid pass-ups and overcrowding, Winnipeg Transit's first articulated buses have arrived and will be in service on City streets in the coming weeks...

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service reminds residents of the dangers of carbon monoxide
November 7, 2013 - As winter approaches, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service is reminding citizens to be aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide...

Winnipeggers encouraged to 'Know Your Zone' wherever you go this winter
November 7, 2013 - With colder temperatures, snow and winter driving conditions on the way, the public is reminded to familiarize themselves with winter parking ban regulations that are put in place throughout the winter months...

St. James Civic Centre fully re-opens
November 7, 2013 - The public is advised that the St. James Civic Centre is now fully operational and all programming has resumed as of today...

Mayor Katz to Participate in Plenary Session at National P3 Conference in Toronto
November 7, 2013 - On Friday, Mayor Sam Katz will share Winnipeg's success stories with P3s with the 21st annual National Conference on Public-Private Partnerships (P3s), presented by the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP) in Toronto...

Community Forums held to discuss recreational programming in Daniel McIntyre ward
November 6, 2013 - The public is invited to two forums that will be taking place to look at the recreational needs of the Daniel McIntyre ward...

Public meeting for Corydon-Osborne Neighbourhood Plan
November 6, 2013 - The public is invited to attend a meeting to discuss the Corydon-Osborne Neighbourhood Plan...

Remembrance Day long weekend operating hours for City of Winnipeg facilities and services
November 6, 2013 - All civic offices are closed on Remembrance Day, Monday, November 11, 2013...

St. James Civic Centre now open except the arena area
November 6, 2013 - The public is advised the St. James Civic Centre is now open except for the arena which remains closed until further notice...

Mayor Katz Congratulates New Speaker of Council
November 6, 2013 - Mayor Sam Katz today congratulated Councillor Devi Sharma on her election to the position of Speaker of Council...

Railway crossing closure on Wilkes Avenue between Harstone Road and Fairmont Road
November 6, 2013 - The public is advised that Wilkes Avenue will be completely closed to eastbound and westbound traffic beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, November 8 for a Canadian National Railway crossing reconstruction project...

St. James Civic Centre closed this evening
November 5, 2013 - The public is advised the St. James Civic Centre is closed this evening due to a small fire. All programs, classes and hockey are cancelled for the remainder of the evening...

Outdoor classroom and seating area in park settings benefit students and neighbourhoods
November 5, 2013 - Students at La Barriere Crossings and Parc La Salle schools and the families in their neighbourhoods can enjoy more outdoor learning and recreational experiences now that improvements have been made to their school yards...

Primary Care Paramedic training program aims to increase Aboriginal representation in paramedicine
November 5, 2013 - Today, the City of Winnipeg, the Province of Manitoba and partners announced the start of a new Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Primary Care Paramedic training program which aims to increase Aboriginal representation in the field of paramedicine...

Curbside yard waste collection extended for two weeks
November 5, 2013 - Curbside yard waste collection will be extended until November 29, depending on the weather...

City of Winnipeg exploring a new method to fund growth-related infrastructure
November 4, 2013 - The City of Winnipeg is exploring the introduction of a tool used by many other municipal governments in Canada and around the world to finance new infrastructure that is related to growth and new development...

Bernie Wolfe Community Pool to re-open Tuesday, November 5
November 4, 2013 - The public is advised that the Bernie Wolfe Community Pool located at 95 Bournais Drive will re-open for regular programming as of 4:30 p.m Tuesday, November 5...

City of Winnipeg, MTS partner to bring MTS Wi-Fi to civic sites
November 4, 2013 - Winnipeggers will soon have even more options for wirelessly connecting to the Internet at libraries, arenas, recreation complexes and other popular sites...

Mayor Announces Executive Policy Committee
November 4, 2013 - Mayor Sam Katz today announced an Executive Policy Committee (EPC) focused on infrastructure renewal, economic development and the improvement of community and recreation facilities within the City of Winnipeg...

Entegra Credit Union Ltd. helps to make ice as Sponsor Winnipeg supporter
November 1, 2013 - St. Boniface City Councillor Dan Vandal, on behalf of Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz, was joined today by Gordon Kirkwood, CEO, Entegra Credit Union and Kris Vincent, Vice-President of the Southdale Community Centre, to announce that Entegra Credit Union is contributing $21,000 towards the sponsorship of the community centre's ice resurfacer...

Waterfront area park to be named in recognition of Fort Douglas, one of the City's most historical locations
November 1, 2013 - One of the City's most historic locations will now be recognized with a park named in its honour. Fort Douglas Park, formerly known as Waterfront Drive Park, is located on Waterfront Drive north of Alexander Avenue...

Outstanding Seniors Honoured at City Hall
November 1, 2013 - In a ceremony at City Hall today, Mayor Sam Katz presented the 2013 Senior of the Year awards to two outstanding Winnipeg seniors...

Winnipeggers respond to City's request for help in locating this year's City Hall Christmas tree
November 1, 2013 - Twelve meter high Colorado blue spruce set to arrive at 510 Main Street on Sunday, November 3, 2013...

Last update: 29.11.2013

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