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2013 December News Releases

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service reminds citizens to stay safe during extreme cold temperatures
December 31, 2013 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service is reminding citizens to stay safe during extreme cold temperatures...

Celebrate safely, take a Free Ride on New Year's Eve
December 31, 2013 - Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) and the City of Winnipeg remind all New Yearâs Eve revellers to celebrate safely tonight and enjoy a Free Ride with Winnipeg Transit...

Reminder: New Transit Fares in effect January 1, 2014
December 31, 2013 - The City of Winnipeg is reminding citizens new Transit and Handi-Transit fares go into effect on Wednesday, January 1, 2014...

Declared Snow Route Parking Ban lifted
December 30, 2013 - The public is advised that the Declared Snow Route Parking Ban that was put into effect Saturday, December 28, 2013 has now been lifted...

Recycling and garbage collection delays continue due to frigid weather
December 30, 2013 - Due to the effect of the frigid temperatures on workers and equipment, together with the snowfall on Saturday, December 28, 2013, there continues to be delays in recycling and garbage collection service...

City cemeteries reopened
December 30, 2013 - Citizens are advised that the Cityâs three cemeteries - Transcona, St. Vital and Brookside - have reopened...

City cemeteries closed due to bad weather
December 28, 2013 - Citizens are advised that due to the snow and blowing snow, the Cityâs three cemeteries - Transcona, St. Vital and Brookside - will be closed until further notice...

Declared Snow Route Parking Ban in effect starting tonight at midnight
December 28, 2013 - The public is advised that, in response to accumulations of snow and blowing snow today, a truck plowing operation will continue this evening on main routes, bus routes and collector streets to improve the overall condition of roadways...

Reminder: Residents encouraged to recycle their real Christmas trees
December 26, 2013 - Residents are reminded that they can recycle their real Christmas trees for free by taking them to one of the 11 Let's Chip In Depots between December 27, 2013, and January 20, 2014...

Transcona Cemetery temporarily closed due to blowing, drifting snow
December 24, 2013 - Transcona Cemetery temporarily closed due to blowing, drifting snow...

Reminder: Holiday recycling and garbage collection schedule
December 24, 2013 - Residents are reminded that their recycling and garbage collection schedule will be adjusted over the holidays...

Recycling and garbage collection taking longer than normal due to weather
December 24, 2013 - Citizens are advised that with the cold temperatures, gusty winds and blowing snow, todayâs recycling and garbage collection is expected to take longer than normal...

Winter Fun for everyone in Winnipeg parks
December 23, 2013 - The City of Winnipeg wants to remind the public that there are lots of ways to enjoy outdoor activities at City parks and facilities this holiday season...

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Holiday Fire Prevention Series
December 20, 2013 - Tip #5: Stoves and Fireplace Safety...

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Holiday Fire Prevention Series
December 19, 2013 - Tip #4: Furnace and Appliance Safety...

City of Winnipeg issues RFQ for Budget Consultations
December 19, 2013 - To ensure the public, interested stakeholders and City Councillors have ample opportunity to take part in the 2015 budget consultation process, the City of Winnipeg is starting the process now, nearly a year in advance of a new budget being tabled...

City and Province encourage Winnipeggers to become âœSnow Angelsâ this winter
December 18, 2013 - Today, the Honourable Sharon Blady, Minister of Healthy Living and Seniors and Mayor Sam Katz, kicked off Winnipeg's new "Snow Angels" campaign. The Age Friendly Winnipeg initiative encourages Winnipeggers to become a volunteer "Snow Angel" and help older adults and those with disabilities, by clearing snow from their driveways and sidewalks...

William Avenue at Sherbrook Street closed this weekend
December 18, 2013 - Due to crane removal, William Avenue at Sherbrook Street will be closed this weekend to local traffic, pedestrians and cyclists...

Safety around winter snow clearing a priority
December 18, 2013 - Winter snowfalls mean sanding and snow clearing - and snow clearing equipment...

Residents encouraged to recycle their Christmas trees
December 18, 2013 - Do you have a real Christmas tree but aren't sure what to do with it when Christmas is over...

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Holiday Fire Prevention Series Tip #3
December 18, 2013 - Holiday spirit is high at this time of year, but so can be the risk of home fires...

2013 Holiday Season operating hours for City facilities and services
December 17, 2013 - The City of Winnipeg would like to wish you and your family all the best this holiday season.

City receives additional endorsement, stable rating from independent credit rater
December 17, 2013 - On the day City Council adopted its 2014 Operating and Capital budgets, the major credit rating agency Moodyâs confirmed a stable outlook for the City of Winnipegâs finances, maintaining an Aa1 rating.

City Council Adopts Budget Focused on Winnipeg Streets and Parks and Recreation
December 17, 2013 - Winnipeg City Council today adopted a budget focused on repairing Winnipeg streets and on investing in community parks and recreation, with record investment in local and regional street repair.

Animal Services Agency holiday dog sale a success!
December 17, 2013 - The City of Winnipeg Animal Services Agency successfully held a holiday dog sale last week where 15 dogs were adopted into new families!

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Holiday Fire Prevention Series Tip #2
December 17, 2013 - Holiday spirit is high at this time of year, but so can be the risk of home fires...

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Holiday Fire Prevention Series Tip #1
December 16, 2013 - Holiday spirit is high at this time of year, but so can be the risk of home fires...

Major water main work may temporarily cause discoloured water for some residents in west Transcona, East Kildonan and East Elmwood on December 18 and 19, 2013
December 16, 2013 - Major work on the Cityâs water distribution system in Transcona is scheduled for Wednesday, December 18 and Thursday, December 19, 2013...

Governments of Canada, Manitoba and Winnipeg invest in new affordable housing in city
December 16, 2013 - A new 92-unit rental housing project in Winnipeg will provide safe, affordable homes for low-income families and seniors...

EPC Allocates $1.7 Million to Re-open Sherbrook Pool
December 13, 2013 - Executive Policy Committee (EPC) today tabled amendments to the City of Winnipegâs 2014 Preliminary Budget, allocating nearly $1.7 million to re-open Sherbrook Pool...

“Welcome to Fort Garry” sign officially unveiled
December 13, 2013 - In celebration of an area of Winnipeg that began with the expansion of the Metis settlements on the east side of the Red River, a new gateway to Fort Garry was unveiled today commemorating the 100th anniversary of the area in 2012...

Residential Parking Ban lifted
December 13, 2013 - Winnipeg residents are advised that the Residential Parking Ban has been lifted as of 7:01 a.m. today, Friday, December 13, 2013...

Adoptable dogs seek homes in time for the holidays
December 12, 2013 - There are 36 adoptable dogs at Animal Services who are looking to find loving homes this holiday season...

Residential Parking Ban in effect until Friday at 7:00 a.m.
December 12, 2013 - The public is reminded that the Residential Parking Ban remains in effect until Friday morning...

New Transit Fares in effect January 1, 2014
December 11, 2013 - The City of Winnipeg is reminding citizens new Transit and Handi-Transit fares go into effect on Wednesday, January 1, 2014...

Residential Parking Ban continues to be in effect
December 11, 2013 - The public is reminded that the Residential Parking Ban continues to be in effect and residents are urged to move their vehicles when their residential street is scheduled for plowing...

Celebrate safely, take a Free Ride on New Yearâs Eve
December 10, 2013 - The City of Winnipeg and Manitoba Public Insurance are partnering to ensure New Year's Eve revelers get home safely by offering free transit service on New Year's Eve...

Budget 2014: Major investments for Transcona Centennial pool ensure a first-class facility for residents
December 10, 2013 - Today, Mayor Sam Katz and Councillor Russ Wyatt announced $5.7 million for the modernization and completion of an outdoor Aquatics Park in Transcona...

Residential Parking Ban in effect for snow zones, residents requested to move their vehicles
December 10, 2013 - The public is advised that the Residential Parking Ban has been declared and plowing is scheduled to improve the overall condition of residential streets starting this evening at 7:00 p.m...

Residential Parking Ban will be in effect starting Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m.
December 9, 2013 - The public is advised that the plowing of residential streets will begin Tuesday evening, December 10 at 7:00 p.m. to improve the overall condition of residential streets...

City of Winnipeg and North End residents keeping community clean
December 9, 2013 - A report being brought forward by the Public Service shows that partnerships between Community By-law Enforcement and North End community associations have proven successful in making neighbourhoods cleaner and more safe...

Mayoral Statement Congratulating Winnipeg's Team Jones
December 7, 2013 - I am thrilled that Winnipeg's own Jennifer Jones, along with her team members - lead Dawn McEwen, second Jill Officer, third Kaitlyn Lawes, alternate Kirsten Wall and coach Janet Arnott - will represent Canada in curling at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia...

Snow clearing crews addressing drifting areas, plowing sidewalks and back lanes
December 6, 2013 - City snow clearing crews have completed truck plowing on all main routes, bus routes and collector streets. Crews will continue to address locations that are prone to drifting snow such as outlying areas. Sanding trucks are continuing to work around-the-clock to address conditions on the roadway and improve traction...

Give the gift of golf this holiday season!
December 6, 2013 - It's never too cold out to think about golf! Winnipeg Golf Services is pleased to offer a new online service to purchase adult golf passes...

Winnipeg Transit achieves outstanding results as part of independent benchmarking
December 6, 2013 - The Ontario Municipal Benchmarking Initiative (OMBI) recently released data from their 2012 Performance Measurement Report and Winnipeg Transit ranked as a top performer...

Assiniboine Riverwalk to temporarily close for riverbank repairs
December 6, 2013 - The public is advised the Assiniboine Riverwalk will be closed starting Monday, December 9, 2013 to complete repairs to the riverbank adjacent to the Riverwalk from the train bridge near The Forks to the Legislative Buildings...

Declared Snow Route Parking Ban lifted
December 6, 2013 - Winnipeggers are advised that the Declared Snow Route Parking Ban has now been lifted...

Flags Fly at Half-mast to Honour Victims of Violence
December 6, 2013 - Flags are flying at half-mast at City Hall today in observance of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women...

Truck plowing on main routes, bus routes and collector streets is underway
December 5, 2013 - Due to overnight snowfall, strong winds and drifting conditions, a truck plowing operation was initiated overnight and is continuing on main routes, bus routes and collectors. Plowing will continue until completed...

Declared Snow Route Parking Ban continues tonight at midnight
December 5, 2013 - The public is advised that truck 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, December 6 at 12:00 a.m.) until 7:00 a.m. Friday...

Reminder - Leisure Guide registration for Winter programs starts December 10 and 11
December 5, 2013 - Citizens are reminded that the registration process for Winter 2014 programs will have staggered start dates...

Declared Snow Route Parking Ban in effect starting tonight at midnight
December 4, 2013 - The public is advised that in response to accumulations of snow today, a truck 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. Sanding operations will also continue throughout the evening and overnight...

City of Winnipeg Cemeteries closed today due to blowing, drifting snow
December 4, 2013 - The public is advised that Brookside, St. Vital, and Transcona Cemeteries will be closed to public access today at 4:30 p.m. today, due to blowing and drifting snow which is causing hazardous driving conditions on the cemeteries' roadways...

All northbound lanes on Main Street from Selkirk Avenue to Pritchard Avenue scheduled to reopen before the afternoon rush hour
December 4, 2013 - The public is advised all northbound lanes on Main Street from Selkirk Avenue to Pritchard Avenue will be reopened to traffic before the afternoon rush hour today, December 4, 2013. There had been northbound lane restrictions in the area since last week due to sewer repairs...

Budget 2014: New Parks and Recreation Enhancement Program aimed at improving health and well-being of city facilities
December 4, 2013 - Providing citizens and their families with modern and safe facilities to participate in leisure and sport is the goal of a new funding model that will see new investments in community parks and recreation...

City of Winnipeg and Rural Municipality of Rosser enter into wastewater service sharing agreement
December 4, 2013 - The City of Winnipeg will enter into a service sharing agreement with the Rural Municipality of Rosser that will allow wastewater from the Rural Municipality to be treated at the Cityâs North End sewage treatment plant...

New technology and idle reduction policy allow Winnipeg Fleet Management Agency to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
December 3, 2013 - In an ongoing commitment to reduce the City's greenhouse gas emissions, the Public Service will make a recommendation to the Alternate Service Delivery Committee on December 6, 2013 to trial and test Automatic Vehicle Location systems in fleet vehicles...

Budget 2014: Capital Budget calls for increasing the investment in reforestation to $1 million, an increase of 161 per cent, to further protect our Cityâs tree canopy
December 3, 2013 - In 2014, the City of Winnipeg intends to further protect our cityâs tree canopy by more than doubling reforestation efforts next year...

Mayoral Statement Regarding Situation in Ukraine
December 2, 2013 - As the Mayor of Winnipeg, I would like to express my support to the people of Ukraine around the world who are concerned about human rights and the future of Ukraineâs political, economic and social development...

Soil drilling to occur on block between James and William avenues and Princess and King streets
December 2, 2013 - The public is advised that the City of Winnipeg will be conducting drilling to collect data regarding soil conditions on the property between James and William Avenues and Princess and King Streets starting late in the day on Monday, December 2, 2013...

Budget 2014: Henderson Highway Rehabilitation
December 2, 2013 - Henderson Highway will undergo major rehabilitation on northbound lanes from McLeod Avenue to Springfield Road in 2014 thanks to the creation of the new Regional Street Renewal Reserve proposed in the City of Winnipeg 2014 Preliminary Capital Budget...

Southbound lane of Louise Bridge to close temporarily for repairs
December 1, 2013 - Motorists are advised the southbound lane of the Louise Bridge will be closed on Tuesday, December 3 at 9:00 a.m. for minor bridge repairs...

Last update: 31.12.2013

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