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2014 March News Releases

City of Winnipeg releases official election mobile app
March 31, 2014 - The City of Winnipeg has gone mobile with the launch of the new 2014 City of Winnipeg Election mobile app...

Frozen Pipes Bulletin #20: Update on City services and support for citizens and businesses with frozen water pipes
March 28, 2014 - City of Winnipeg officials today provided some considerations for residents who may be traveling or otherwise away from their properties in the coming weeks, particularly for those whose properties have been advised to proactively run a cold water tap continuously to prevent an interruption in service, or those who are using a temporary hose line connection with a neighbour...

Mayor encourages Winnipeggers to observe Earth Hour
March 28, 2014 - Mayor Sam Katz is encouraging Winnipeg families to switch off their lights on Saturday night, joining millions of people around the world that will be symbolically going dark for one hour to raise awareness for environmental issues...

Lane closures due to water main break repairs Pioneer Avenue
March 28, 2014 - The north curb lane and adjacent lane of Pioneer Avenue are temporarily closed at Main Street while crews repair a water main break. Turning onto northbound Main Street is temporarily prohibited...

Margaret Grant Pool re-opens after renovations
March 28, 2014 - After being closed for nine months, Margaret Grant Pool in the cityâs south end has re-opened after renovations were made to create a more user friendly and accessible environment...

2014 JUNO Awards: special event road and lane closures
March 27, 2014 - There will be some road closures along Portage Avenue in front of the MTS Centre to accommodate the build of the red carpet for The 2014 JUNO Awards...

City announces public consultation process for 2015 Budget process
March 27, 2014 - Once again, Winnipeggers will have the opportunity to shape the City Budget as the City of Winnipeg seeks input from citizens, community organizations, City Councillors and the Winnipeg Public Service on spending...

Frozen Pipes Bulletin #19: Update on City services and support for citizens and businesses with frozen water pipes
March 26, 2014 - Today, City Council approved a motion from Executive Policy Committee to reimburse property owners who paid the Cityâs $305 fee for thawing frozen lines on private property...

Frozen Pipes Bulletin #18: Update on frozen water pipes
March 26, 2014 - City of Winnipeg officials today advise that, to prevent an interruption of service before it happens, an additional 936 properties have been identified as being at an increased risk of the Cityâs portion of the water pipe freezing...

Lane closures on Burrows Avenue due to water main break repairs
March 26, 2014 - Eastbound lanes of Burrows Avenue are temporarily closed between Charles Street and Aikins Street while crews repair a water main break...

Frozen Pipes Bulletin #17: Custom equipment added to Cityâs resources for thawing City water pipes
March 25, 2014 - Committed to safely and effectively restoring water service to all citizens affected by frozen water pipes, the Public Service today demonstrated one of the new machines in their expanding inventory of equipment effective at thawing water pipes frozen on the City portion of the pipe...

Council meetings available to view online
March 25, 2014 - City of Winnipeg Council meetings are available to stream live from the Winnipeg.ca website. An archive of 2013 Council meetings has also been posted to the Cityâs YouTube Channel and can be quickly accessed at City Clerks - Archived Council Meetings...

Residential plow for drainage improvement, drivability ends tonight at 7 p.m.
March 21, 2014 - Plowing and drainage improvement operations on residential streets began this week to improve drainage by exposing curb inlets (catch basins) in the driving lane. Additionally, where possible, the parking lane was cleared...

Residential plow for drainage improvement, drivability continues until Friday at 7 p.m.
March 20, 2014 - Plowing and drainage improvement operations on residential streets continued overnight and this morning, and will continue until Friday at 7:00 p.m...

Frozen Pipes Bulletin #16: Citizens with temporary hose lines encouraged to insulate exterior taps during cold weather
March 20, 2014 - With temperatures expected to drop again over the next few days, residents with a temporary hose line connection are encouraged to take precautions to help prevent exterior taps from freezing...

Frozen Pipes Bulletin #15: Third Frozen Pipe Citizen Resource Centre opens today at Elmwood Kildonans Pool
March 20, 2014 - The City of Winnipeg today opened the third Frozen Pipe Citizen Resource Centre at Elmwood Kildonans Pool (909 Concordia Avenue)...

Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata celebrates newly renovated facility
March 20, 2014 - City of Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz and MP for Elmwood - Transcona, Lawrence Toet joined community members today to help officially open the newly renovated Ma Mawi Chi Itata Centre located in the Point Douglas area...

Residential plow for drainage improvement, drivability continues until Friday at 7 p.m.
March 19, 2014 - Plowing and drainage improvement operations on residential streets began this morning at 7:00 a.m. and will continue until Friday at 7 p.m. The focus of this residential plow is to clear snow and ice from around catch basins in the driving lane, to provide improved drainage in preparation for the spring melt. The operation will also improve drivability on our streets...

Lane closures on Henderson Highway due to water main repairs
March 19, 2014 - The northbound and southbound median lanes of Henderson Highway are temporarily closed at the intersection of Henderson Highway and Valhalla Drive while crews repair a water main break...

EPC recommends ratification of negotiated agreement with Winnipeg Police Association
March 19, 2014 - Executive Policy Committee (EPC) today recommended to Council ratification of a negotiated agreement between the City of Winnipeg and the Winnipeg Police Association...

Residential plow and drainage improvement operations begin tomorrow to improve conditions, prepare for spring melt
March 18, 2014 - Plowing and drainage improvement operations on residential streets will begin tomorrow at 7:00 a.m. to help open drains in preparation for the upcoming spring melt and to improve roadway conditions...

Frozen Pipes Bulletin #14: Second Frozen Pipe Citizen Resource Centre opens today at Fort Rouge Leisure Centre
March 18, 2014 - Committed to helping every citizen faced with the challenge of interrupted water service due to frozen water pipes, the City of Winnipeg today opened the second Frozen Pipe Citizen Resource Centre at the Fort Rouge Leisure Centre (625 Osborne Street)...

Mayor Katz Presents Medals to U of M Bisons
March 18, 2014 - The 2013-14 CIS Women's Volleyball Champions received City of Winnipeg Outstanding Achievement Award Medals from Mayor Sam Katz at a celebration at City Hall today...

Frozen Pipes Bulletin #13: Additional source of information for citizens to help prevent frozen water pipes
March 17, 2014 - Enhancement to Electronic Citizensâ Information Service (e-CIS) adds self-serve search capability for residents...

Frozen Pipes Bulletin #12: Update on frozen water pipes
March 17, 2014 - Additional properties proactively identified as being at an increased risk, to prevent interruption of water service before it happens...

Frozen Pipes Bulletin #11: City opens Frozen Pipes Citizen Resource Centre at Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex today
March 15, 2014 - Centre will provide drinking water, access to in-person information and snacks...

Frozen Pipes Bulletin #10: Update on City services and support for citizens and businesses with frozen water pipes
March 13, 2014 - The City continues to advise property owners with a frozen water pipe not to install their own temporary hose lines with their neighbours, but rather, to arrange for a City-installed hose line...

Pothole patching crews increased
March 13, 2014 - The City of Winnipeg has 12 pothole patching crews on Winnipeg streets this week...

Reminder - Leisure Guide registration for Spring/Summer programs starts March 18 and 19
March 13, 2014 - Citizens are reminded that the registration process for Spring/Summer 2014 programs will have staggered start dates as follows...

Team Jones Honoured at City Hall
March 13, 2014 - The Jennifer Jones Olympic gold medal winning team is at City Hall to witness the Royal Canadian Mint present a Lucky Loonie to the City of Winnipeg and receive Outstanding Achievement Award Medallions from Mayor Sam Katz...

Stage 1 of Winnipeg Southwest Rapid Transit Project continues to receive recognition
March 13, 2014 - Officials gathered today in Winnipeg to acknowledge the many awards Stage 1 of the Southwest Rapid Transit Project received since its completion in April 2012...

Lane closure due to water main break repairs Northbound Pembina Highway
March 13, 2014 - The northbound median lane on Pembina Highway is temporarily closed between Stafford Street and Taylor Avenue while crews repair a water main break...

Winnipeg in Top Five Best Places to Live in Canada
March 12, 2014 - Canadian financial magazine MoneySense has released its annual Best Places to Live ranking and Winnipeg ranks fifth in the "Top 10 Largest Cities" category...

Frozen Pipes Bulletin #9: Update on City services and support for citizens and businesses with frozen water pipes
March 12, 2014 - Yesterday afternoon, City officials advised that, to prevent an interruption of service before it happens, an additional 482 properties were identified as being at an increased risk of the Cityâs portion of the water pipe freezing (from the water main to the shut-off valve, usually at the property line)...

City of Winnipeg launches official Election website
March 12, 2014 - The 2014 General Civic Election for the City of Winnipeg will be held on Wednesday, October 22, 2014. Eligible voters have the opportunity to cast ballots for Mayor, Councillors and School Trustees...

Frozen Pipes Bulletin #8: Update on frozen water pipes
March 11, 2014 - City of Winnipeg officials advise that, to prevent an interruption of service before it happens, an additional 482 properties have been identified this afternoon as being at an increased risk of the Cityâs portion of the water pipe freezing (from the water main to the shut-off valve, usually at the property line)...

Frozen Pipes Bulletin #7: Waiving of fees for frozen water pipes thawed since February 28, 2014
March 11, 2014 - This winter there has been a sudden and dramatic increase in frozen water pipes due to prolonged periods of frigid temperatures and deeper-than-usual frost penetration into the ground...

Mayor and Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service recognize duo for saving teammate during hockey game
March 11, 2014 - Today, Mayor Katz and Acting Winnipeg Fire and Paramedic Chief, William Clark, presented citizens Ron Klippenstein and Dan Szun with the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Citizen Recognition Award for...

Lane closures due to water main break repairs on Archibald Street
March 10, 2014 - Archibald Street is temporarily reduced to one northbound and one southbound lane between Prosper Street and St. Catherine Street while crews repair a water main break...

Frozen Pipes Bulletin #6: Update on City services and support for citizens and businesses with frozen pipes
March 10, 2014 - Property owners notified that they are at an increased risk of an interruption in water services due to frozen pipes reminded to continually run a water tap. Citizens without water service who are able to attend to a Fire Paramedic station are encouraged to do so to re-fill water jugs...

North Centennial Recreation and Leisure Facility and Old Ex Arena temporarily closed
March 10, 2014 - The public is advised that the North Centennial Recreation and Leisure Facility and the Old Ex Arena are temporarily closed due to a water main break...

Winnipeg Transit opens new Customer Service Centre
March 10, 2014 - Today, Winnipeg Transit opened a new full service customer service centre at the Millennium Library...

McPhillips Street underpass closed due to water main repairs
March 10, 2014 - McPhillips Street underpass is temporarily closed to all traffic in both directions from Logan Avenue to Jarvis Avenue while crews repair a water main...

Frozen Pipe Bulletin #5: Update on City services and support for citizens and businesses with frozen pipes
March 9, 2014 - The City of Winnipeg is reminding residents to check their mailboxes today, as delivery of notices to properties at an increased risk of an interruption in water services due to the possibility of frozen pipes has been completed...

Frozen Pipe Bulletin #4: Update on City services and support for citizens and businesses with frozen pipes
March 8, 2014 - City of Winnipeg officials today advised that an additional 3,240 properties have been identified as being at an increased risk of an interruption in water service because of the possibility of frozen pipes...

Mayor Katz Announces Spring Arts Concert
March 7, 2014 - Today, at his annual State of the City Address, Mayor Sam Katz announced an outdoor celebration of the arts, to be held in Winnipeg's Central Park in the spring...

Kinsmen Support Sherbrook Pool
March 7, 2014 - Mayor Sam Katz announced in his annual State of the City Address that the Kinsmen Club of Winnipeg will contribute $1 million towards the renovation of Sherbrook Pool...

Winnipeg offers healthy business environment, opportunity and supportive community
March 7, 2014 - Mayor Sam Katz today delivered a State of the City Address focused on Winnipegâs healthy business environment, opportunity presented by new development and initiatives, and a commitment to building a better community...

Winnipeggers diverted 55% more waste from landfills in 2013
March 7, 2014 - Winnipeggers are embracing the new garbage and recycling collection system, recycling more and sending less waste to landfills...

Osborne Library, Fort Rouge Leisure Centre and Sam Southern Arena reopened this morning
March 7, 2014 - The public is advised the Osborne Library, Fort Rouge Leisure Centre and Sam Southern Arena reopened this morning...

City of Winnipeg Spring/Summer Leisure Guide now available
March 7, 2014 - The Spring/Summer 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...

Change your clock, test your smoke alarm
March 7, 2014 - On Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 2:00 a.m., the clocks will 'spring forward' one hour marking the start of daylight savings time...

Lane closures due to sewer repairs on northbound Kenaston Boulevard
March 6, 2014 - The following lane closures are in effect while crews repair a manhole...

Osborne Library, Fort Rouge Leisure Centre and Sam Southern Arena temporarily closed
March 6, 2014 - The public is advised the Osborne Library, Fort Rouge Leisure Centre and Sam Southern Arena are temporarily closed due to a water main break...

Frozen Pipe Bulletin #3: Update on City services and support for citizens and businesses with frozen pipes
March 6, 2014 - City of Winnipeg officials today announced additional supports for homeowners and businesses that are without water service due to frozen pipes...

Winnipeg Youth Recreation Groups to Receive Donation
March 6, 2014 - Two Winnipeg youth recreation organizations will receive a donation from the Mayor's annual State of the City Address, taking place tomorrow at the Winnipeg Convention Centre...

City of Winnipeg ready to deal with impact of today's snow event
March 5, 2014 - City of Winnipeg crews are in a 'ready-to-serve' position to deal with todayâs snowfall...

Frozen Pipe Bulletin #2: Update on Frozen Water Pipes
March 4, 2014 - As of today, there are currently about 616 properties on the list for thawing services...

Northbound Empress Street closed due to water main break repairs
March 4, 2014 - Northbound Empress Street is temporarily closed north of Portage Avenue to Eastway while crews repair a water main break...

Frozen Pipe Bulletin #1: City of Winnipeg offers free access to indoor pool facilities to those residents without water due to frozen pipes
March 3, 2014 - The City of Winnipeg is offering free access to shower facilities at all 12 indoor pool locations as well as Fort Rouge Leisure Centre (625 Osborne Street) for those residents without water due to frozen water pipes...

City of Winnipeg officially opens East Yard complex
March 3, 2014 - In order to provide more efficient, green and cost effective services to Winnipeg citizens, Mayor Sam Katz and City Councillors Jeff Browaty (North Kildonan) and Thomas Steen (Elmwood-East Kildonan) officially opened...

Mayor Congratulates University of Manitoba Bisons Womenâs Volleyball Team
March 3, 2014 - It is with pride that I extend congratulations to the Manitoba Bisons women's volleyball team...

Last update: 31.03.2014

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