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2014 May News Releases

City spray pads to open this weekend
May 30, 2014 - In anticipation of the weather forecast this weekend, the City is opening 10 spray pads two days earlier than scheduled to help Winnipeggers beat the heat...

Update on insect control branch activities
May 30, 2014 - Today, the Winnipeg Public Service provided an update on insect control activities...

Reduced-speed school zones planned for 171 Winnipeg schools
May 30, 2014 - A report proposing a new bylaw to establish reduced-speed school zones in Winnipeg will be considered on Tuesday, June 3 by the Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works...

Lane closure due to sewer repairs Eastbound Higgins Avenue
May 29, 2014 - The eastbound median lane on Higgins Avenue, just east of Main Street, is temporarily closed while crews repair a catch basin...

Street closures due to railway crossing reconstruction projects for the week of June 2 to 7
May 29, 2014 - The public is advised that the following streets will be closed due to railway crossing reconstruction projects in the upcoming week...

City of Winnipeg offers Transit services for 2014 Winnipeg Football Club season
May 27, 2014 - City of Winnipeg officials today renewed their offer to partner with the Winnipeg Football Club (WFC) with the provision of Winnipeg Transit services for the 2014 season...

Southbound Osborne Street reduced to one lane from Rosedale to Jubilee
May 26, 2014 - Traffic is reduced to one southbound lane on Osborne Street from Rosedale Avenue to Jubilee Avenue...

Lane closures due to water main breaks
May 24, 2014 - Motorists are advised that both southbound lanes on the west side of Garry Street from Portage Avenue to Graham Avenue are closed due to a water main break...

City of Winnipeg to execute controlled burns in tall grass prairie areas
May 23, 2014 - The City of Winnipeg's Public Works Department will be conducting controlled burns at various areas throughout the city until Friday, July 4, 2014. These burns will take place at a number of tall grass prairie remnant and restoration areas in Winnipeg...

Elizabeth Road between Archibald Street and Drake Boulevard closed to traffic beginning Tuesday, May 27
May 23, 2014 - The public is advised that Elizabeth Road between Archibald Street and Drake Boulevard will be completely closed to westbound and eastbound traffic at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 27 for a railway crossing reconstruction project. Elizabeth Road will reopen at 7:00 a.m. on Friday, May 30...

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service hosting EMS Week May 25 - May 31
May 23, 2014 - EMS Week 2014 is being held across Canada from May 25 to May 31, 2014. The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) is working with its partners to provide a variety of community and educational activities, to raise awareness of emergency medical providers' roles and responsibilities...

Arlington Street closed from Ellice Avenue to Sargent Avenue
May 22, 2014 - Arlington Street will be closed to all traffic from Ellice Avenue to Sargent Avenue on Saturday, May 24 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. due to construction...

Attend an Ideas Fair and help shape the future of the Winnipeg Public Library
May 22, 2014 - Help shape the future direction of public libraries in Winnipeg by attending an Ideas Fair. The Winnipeg Public Library will be hosting four Ideas Fairs - special events designed to gather input and help provide direction for the Library's new strategic plan...

St. James-Assiniboia Library Temporary Closure for Renovations
May 21, 2014 - St. James-Assiniboia Library, 1910 Portage Avenue, will be closed as of Friday, May 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. for renovations to the main floor...

Public Service to recommend Capital Integration Project
May 20, 2014 - In a report published today, the Winnipeg Public Service is recommending that Council approve the proposed Capital Integration Project, a combination of infrastructure improvements representing the largest single project in the city's history...

Princess Street at Alexander Avenue down to two lanes
May 16, 2014 - Due to a void in the pavement caused by a water main leak, Princess Street (which is a southbound, one-way street) is currently limited to two lanes between Logan Avenue and Alexander Avenue...

Ellice Avenue lane closures for sewer repairs
May 16, 2014 - One lane has been closed in each direction on Ellice Avenue and one lane has been closed on Hargrave Street at the intersection of Ellice Avenue and Hargrave Street for sewer repairs...

Winnipeg's core communities benefit as funding partnership returns water fun to Kinsmen Sherbrook Pool
May 16, 2014 - A partnership between the Province of Manitoba, the City of Winnipeg and the Kinsmen Club of Winnipeg is providing more than $4 million in funding to return the Sherbrook Pool to its place as an important health and fitness facility for Winnipeg's core area communities...

Two southbound lanes on St. Mary's Road open for evening rush hour
May 15, 2014 - Two southbound lanes on St. Mary's Road will be open for evening rush hour today...

Victoria Day long weekend operating hours for City of Winnipeg facilities and services
May 15, 2014 - All civic offices are closed on Victoria Day, Monday, May 19, 2014...

Victoria Day long weekend operating hours for Frozen Pipe Citizen Resource Centres
May 15, 2014 - The City's Frozen Pipe Citizen Resource Centres will have adjusted operating hours during the Victoria Day long weekend...

Southbound St. Mary's Road at Morier Avenue temporarily closed
May 14, 2014 - Due to a void in the pavement on St. Mary's Road at Morier Avenue, southbound traffic on St Mary's Road is being diverted onto Guay Avenue, Des Meurons Street, and Vivian Avenue...

Elmwood Kildonans Pool remains closed due to recent fire
May 14, 2014 - Citizens are advised that Elmwood Kildonans Pool remains closed as result of the May 8, 2014 fire, affecting swim program participants, pass holders and rental groups...

Public meeting for Corydon-Osborne Area Plan
May 13, 2014 - The public is invited to an open house to review and discuss the Corydon-Osborne Area Plan...

Lane closure due to water main break
May 11, 2014 - Citizens are advised that the northbound curb lane of McPhillips Street is temporarily closed between Henry Avenue and Jarvis Avenue due to water main repairs...

Crescent Drive Golf Course now open for the season
May 9, 2014 - The City of Winnipeg's Crescent Drive Golf Course, 781 Crescent Drive, is now open for the season and ready to welcome golfers!..

Solid fiscal performance keeps City in stable financial position
May 9, 2014 - Consolidated financial statements published today in an administrative report show solid fiscal performance and a stable financial position, demonstrating the disciplined fiscal planning approach of City Council. The report presents the City's consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2013...

Winnipeggers reminded to "Park Smart!"
May 9, 2014 - To help keep our community safe and enable emergency responders to do their jobs more effectively, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service and the Winnipeg Parking Authority remind citizens not to park illegally when attending large events like neighbourhood garage sales...

City begins 2014 insect control season
May 8, 2014 - Today, the City of Winnipeg announced the start of its surveillance and larviciding activities for the 2014 insect control season...

Elmwood Kildonans Pool temporarily closed due to electrical fire
May 8, 2014 - The public is advised that the Elmwood Kildonans Pool, located at 909 Concordia Avenue, is temporarily closed until further notice due to an electrical fire...

City of Winnipeg invites all citizens to bring their biggest, best ideas to the budget consultation process
May 7, 2014 - The City of Winnipeg is undertaking a new way to engage both internal and external stakeholders and citizens in a conversation and consultation process for the 2015-17 Operating Budget and the 2015-2020 Capital Budget...

City launches new surplus asset website
May 6, 2014 - Today the City of Winnipeg launched a new website to market the City's surplus fleet vehicles to the general public...

Annual Summer Water Meter Reading Program Begins Wednesday, May 7, 2014
May 5, 2014 - Starting Wednesday, May 7, 2014, and continuing until the end of August, City water meter readers will be visiting homes weekdays between 2:30 p.m. and dusk...

City to take part in National Emergency Preparedness Week, May 4 - 10, 2014
May 2, 2014 - The City of Winnipeg is encouraging citizens to be prepared and help keep their families safe during an emergency by using National Emergency Preparedness Week to learn about planning ahead for emergencies...

Winnipeg's spring curbside giveaway weekend just around the corner May 10 and 11, 2014
May 2, 2014 - Are you doing some spring cleaning and have some items in good condition that you'll never use again? Residents are invited to take advantage of this year's first giveaway weekend on May 10 and 11, 2014...

Public invited to open house regarding Polo Park area infrastructure improvements
May 2, 2014 - The public is invited to an open house about a major road works project to improve traffic flow, ease congestion and delays at intersections, encourage active transportation, and improve pedestrian accessibility in the Polo Park area...

Lane closures on Inkster Boulevard and Osborne Street due to sewer repairs
May 1, 2014 - The following lane closures are in effect while crews complete sewer repairs...

Statement on Behalf of the CAO Hiring Committee
May 1, 2014 - As mandated by Provincial legislation through The City of Winnipeg Charter, it is the duty of Executive Policy Committee to recommend to City Council individuals for appointment as statutory officers such as the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)...

Registration information for candidates for Mayor
May 1, 2014 - The 2014 General Civic Election for the City of Winnipeg will be held on Wednesday, October 22, 2014. Eligible voters will have the opportunity to cast ballots for Mayor, Councillors and School Trustees...

Last update: June 3, 2014