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2014 January News Releases

City of Winnipeg helps local south Winnipeg residents develop detailed map highlighting walking and cycling routes in their community
January 31, 2014 - The first detailed community map of its kind for a Winnipeg community presents a bird’s eye view of the communities of Fort Richmond, University Heights and the University of Manitoba. Residents of these south Winnipeg communities worked with Green Action Centre and multiple organizations to develop a pocket sized map highlighting all the walking and cycling infrastructure in their community...

Mayor Katz Statement Regarding Jason George's Participation in Superbowl XLVIII
January 31, 2014 - This weekend, former Winnipegger Jason George, assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Denver Broncos, will be helping his team battle for the title of Super Bowl Champions...

Additional lane closure on Pembina Highway due to continuing water main repairs
January 30, 2014 - The northbound curb lane and the adjacent lane on Pembina Highway are temporarily closed from Avenue de la Digue to Avenue Ducharme while crews continue work on a water main repair...

City takes action to clear up water
January 30, 2014 - The City of Winnipeg will be modifying the treatment processes at the water treatment plant and will flush water lines more frequently as part of its efforts to reduce the discoloured water some Winnipeggers have seen coming from their taps...

Lane closure on Pembina Highway due to water main break repairs
January 28, 2014 - The northbound curb lane on Pembina Highway is temporarily closed from Avenue de la Digue to Avenue Ducharme while crews repair a water main break...

City cemeteries reopened
January 27, 2014 - Citizens are advised that the City's three cemeteries - Transcona, St. Vital and Brookside - have reopened...

City cemeteries closed due to blowing snow
January 26, 2014 - Citizens are advised that due to the blowing snow, the City’s three cemeteries - Transcona, St. Vital and Brookside are closed until further notice...

Declared Snow Route Parking Ban lifted
January 25, 2014 - The public is advised that the Declared Snow Route Parking Ban that was put into effect at 12:00 a.m., Saturday, January 25 has now been lifted...

Lane closure on Logan Avenue due to water main break repairs
January 24, 2014 - The eastbound curb lane on Logan Avenue is temporarily closed from Blaine Street to Winks Street while crews repair a water main break...

Libraries celebrate Family Literacy Day and I Love to Read Month
January 24, 2014 - Celebrate reading, literacy and lifelong learning at your public library during Family Literacy Day on January 27 and February's I Love to Read Month...

City of Winnipeg continues plowing operations due to current snowfall and blowing snow
January 24, 2014 - City of Winnipeg crews continue to plow streets to deal with the accumulation of snow that fell on city streets during the night along with the upcoming snow and blowing snow forecasts for today...

City of Winnipeg begins plowing operations due to current snowfall and blowing snow
January 23, 2014 - City of Winnipeg crews are preparing to roll out as of 11:00 p.m. tonight to deal with the accumulation of snow that has been falling on city streets this evening...

Open house tonight on improvements at the Brady Road Resource Management Facility
January 23, 2014 - Members of the public are reminded about an open house tonight on the new 4R Winnipeg Depot and other enhancements at the Brady Road Resource Management Facility (Brady Landfill)...

Update on Laxdal Road water main
January 20, 2014 - The section of water main on Laxdal Road between Ridgewood Avenue and Beiko Avenue, originally installed in 1970, is at the end of its service life and will be replaced as part of the City’s 2014 Water Main Renewal Program...

Declared Snow Route Parking Ban lifted
January 20, 2014 - The public is advised that the Declared Snow Route Parking Ban that was put into effect on Thursday, January 16, 2014 has now been lifted...

Public Invited to an open house to learn about the New 4R Winnipeg Depot and other improvements at the Brady Road Resource Management Facility
January 20, 2014 - Members of the public are invited to an open house to learn about the new 4R Winnipeg Depot and other enhancements at the Brady Road Resource Management Facility (Brady Landfill)...

Snow clearing operations underway in Winnipeg
January 18, 2014 - Snow clearing crews have been out on Winnipeg streets since 10:00 p.m. last night plowing and sanding Priority 1 (Regional routes) streets and have now begun working on Priority 2 (collector/bus routes)...

City implementing recommendations of Audit report
January 17, 2014 - To assure systems and processes that are more transparent to City Council and citizens, work is well underway to address recommendations made in the City Auditor's report on the New Fire Paramedic Stations Construction Project...

140th Anniversary of Winnipeg City Council Celebrated at City Hall
January 17, 2014 - Mayor Sam Katz, City Councillors and guests gathered today in the Mayor's Foyer to commemorate the 140th anniversary of the first meeting of Winnipeg City Council...

City cemeteries reopened
January 16, 2014 - Citizens are advised that the City’s three cemeteries - Transcona, St. Vital and Brookside - have reopened...

William Avenue at Sherbrook Street closed this weekend
January 16, 2014 - Due to crane removal, William Avenue at Sherbrook Street will be closed this weekend to local traffic, pedestrians and cyclists. Local traffic will be able to access the Health Sciences Centre's Adult Emergency entrance and the west entrance of Children's Emergency from the west side of the Health Sciences Centre via William Avenue...

Lane closures on Jefferson Avenue due to water main break repairs
January 16, 2014 - The eastbound and westbound lanes on Jefferson Avenue are temporarily closed from Salter Street to Powers Street while crews repair a water main break...

Snow clearing update for the City of Winnipeg
January 16, 2014 - Snow clearing operations continue throughout the city today as the weather conditions remain blustery...

Declared Snow Route Parking Ban in effect starting tonight at midnight
January 15, 2014 - To aid snow clearing efforts on major routes, the Declared Snow Route Parking Ban will be in effect starting tonight at midnight (Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 12:00 a.m.). While in effect, this ban prohibits parking on any Snow Route between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m...

City cemeteries to close due to bad weather
January 15, 2014 - Citizens are advised that due to the snow and blowing snow, the City's three cemeteries - Transcona, St. Vital and Brookside - will close at 4:30 p.m. today and remain closed until further notice...

City of Winnipeg ready to deal with impact of today's snow event
January 15, 2014 - City of Winnipeg crews will be out today in anticipation of a weather disturbance coming through the city today. Sanding operations will continue and, depending on temperatures, salting will begin as required on Priority 1 streets...

Lane closure due to water main break repairs Northbound Archibald Street
January 15, 2014 - The northbound lane on Archibald Street is temporarily closed from Marion Street to Cherrier Street while crews repair a water main break...

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service partners with school-aged cousins to bring stuffed animals to kids in crisis
January 14, 2014 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service is partnering with school-aged cousins Madison Vanderhooft and Cameron Houle to bring stuffed animals to kids in crisis...

Public reminded of opportunities to comment on the future of Winnipeg's biosolids
January 14, 2014 - The public is reminded about the opportunities to provide feedback on the potential options for managing biosolids, the nutrient-rich, organic, solid by-product of sewage treatment...

Traffic rerouting due to water main break repairs on Saskatchewan Avenue
January 13, 2014 - Traffic flow is rerouted as follows while crews repair a water main break on Saskatchewan Avenue...

Update on lane closures due to water main break repairs at Marion Street and Lagimodiere Blvd
January 13, 2014 - The following lane closures are in place to accommodate water main repairs...

City of Winnipeg snow clearing and recycling/garbage update
January 10, 2014 - With the mild temperatures remaining, City salting operations on the P1 (regional) street network and the P2 (Collector/Bus Routes) network are continuing.

Marion Street lane closures continue until next week for water main break repairs
January 10, 2014 - Traffic flow has been reduced to one lane in each direction on Marion Street from Holden Street to Turenne Street while crews repair a water main break.

Mayor announces community centre renovation funding
January 10, 2014 - Ten Winnipeg community centres will receive $362,269 for upgrades and renovations under the City of Winnipeg's Community Centre Renovation Grant Program, Mayor Sam Katz announced today.

City of Winnipeg snow clearing and recycling/garbage update
January 9, 2014 - The weather is warming up in Winnipeg, which has allowed the City to begin salting operations on the P1 (regional) street network.

Marion Street closed from Holden Street to Lagimodiere Blvd. while crews work to control a water main leak
January 9, 2014 - Marion Street is now closed to traffic from Holden Street to Lagimodiere Blvd. while crews work to control a water main leak.

Public invited to a public meeting to comment on the future of biosolids
January 9, 2014 - The public is invited to a meeting to comment on the potential options for managing biosolids, the nutrient-rich, organic, solid by-product of sewage treatment.

Nominations Open for 2014 Mayor's Volunteer Service Awards
January 9, 2014 - Mayor Sam Katz, along with Volunteer Manitoba, is inviting people to nominate Winnipeggers and Winnipeg-based organizations for the 2014 Mayor's Volunteer Service Awards.

City of Winnipeg Snow Clearing update
January 8, 2014 - Today, Mayor Sam Katz, St. Norbert Councillor and Chair, Standing Policy Committee for Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works Justin Swandel and Public Works Director Brad Sacher provided Winnipeggers with a status report regarding activities surrounding snow clearing in the city over the past few weeks.

Residential Parking Ban lifted
January 8, 2014 - Winnipeg residents are advised that the Residential Parking Ban has been lifted as of 7:01 a.m. today, Wednesday, January 8.

Reminder: Residential Parking ban in effect TONIGHT, January 6 at 7:00 p.m. as snow operations continue
January 6, 2014 - The public is being reminded that plowing of residential streets will continue this evening to improve the overall condition of residential streets.

Kenaston Snow Disposal Site now closed
January 6, 2014 - The public is advised that the Kenaston Snow Disposal Site is now closed for the season as it has reached capacity.

Recycling and garbage collection delays continue
January 6, 2014 - Recycling and garbage collection service is still up to one day behind schedule in some neighbourhoods due to the continued effect of the frigid temperatures on equipment and the recent snowfall...

City cemeteries reopened
January 6, 2014 - Citizens are advised that the City's three cemeteries - Transcona, St. Vital and Brookside - have reopened...

Declared Snow Route Parking Ban lifted
January 5, 2014 - The public is advised that the Declared Snow Route Parking Ban that was put into effect Thursday, January 2, has now been lifted...

Reminder: Residential Parking ban in effect starting TONIGHT, January 5 at 7:00 p.m.
January 5, 2014 - The public is being reminded that plowing of residential streets will begin this evening, January 5, at 7:00 p.m. to improve the overall condition of residential streets...

City cemeteries to close due to bad weather
January 3, 2014 - Citizens are advised that due to the snow and blowing snow, the City's three cemeteries - Transcona, St. Vital and Brookside - will close at 5:00 p.m. today and remain closed until further notice...

Reconstruction of the St. James Street Bridge over Omand's Creek begins January 5, 2014
January 3, 2014 - Citizens are reminded that the reconstruction of the St. James Street Bridge over Omand's Creek will begin this Sunday, January 5, 2014. As of 3:00 p.m. Sunday, St. James Street will be closed to traffic for 3.5 months where the bridge will be reconstructed...

Declared Snow Route ban continued, Residential Parking ban in effect starting Sunday, January 5 at 7:00 p.m.
January 2, 2014 - The public is advised the Declared Snow Route Parking Ban put into effect Thursday, January 2, 2014 will be extended as a result of a forecasted system bringing snow and blowing snow into the Winnipeg area early Friday morning. Hours of the Declared Snow Route Parking Ban are from 12:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m...

Reminder: Still time to register for Winter Leisure Guide Programs - courses start soon!
January 2, 2014 - Winter 2014 Leisure Guide programs are starting soon but there is still time to register. The Leisure Guide offers exciting programs for all ages, including a variety of programs to help you get active and healthy...

Around the clock collection underway to get recycling and garbage collection back on schedule
January 2, 2014 - Recycling and garbage collection service is still an average of a half day behind schedule in some neighbourhoods due to the continued effect of the frigid temperatures on equipment...

Reminder: Declared Snow Route Parking Ban goes into effect 12:00 a.m.
January 1, 2014 - To assist in the further removal of compacted snow on the streets, grader plowing will begin at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday January 1, 2014, on the regional network, followed by the collector/bus route network. To assist this operation, the Declared Snow Route Parking Ban will be enacted beginning at 12:00 a.m., Thursday, January 2, 2014...

Last update: 05.02.2014

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