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2014 June News Releases

Basement flooding continues to be a risk
June 30, 2014 - Winnipeg property owners are advised that basement flooding continues to be a risk...

Registration information for candidates for Councillor
June 30, 2014 - The 2014 General Civic Election for the City of Winnipeg will be held on Wednesday, October 22, 2014...

High river levels increase risk of basement flooding
June 27, 2014 - Winnipeg property owners are advised that the increased risk of basement flooding continues due to high river levels and potential for rain this weekend. The Red River is currently at 15.85 ft. and is forecast to go up to 16.7 ft. in the next week...

Help keep your home safe from fire this summer
June 27, 2014 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service would like to remind Winnipeg residents to protect themselves against the dangers of arson and fire setting during the summer months. Residents can reduce their risk by getting involved in community action, promptly reporting fire hazards, and carrying out arson prevention techniques...

Canada Day operating hours for City of Winnipeg facilities and services
June 26, 2014 - All civic offices are closed on Canada Day, Tuesday, July 1, 2014...

Freedom of the City parade marches around City Hall
June 26, 2014 - On Friday, June 27, two hundred soldiers will march in the Second Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry's Freedom of the City of Winnipeg parade...

Council approves Capital Integration Project
June 25, 2014 - Today, City Council approved recommendations made by the Executive Policy Committee on June 18, 2014, regarding the Capital Integration Project which combines the Pembina Highway Underpass project, Southwest Rapid Transit Corridor - Stage 2 project, and associated land drainage infrastructure...

Stadium route signs added to highlight recommended route for cyclists
June 25, 2014 - To further highlight the recommended route cyclists should take to Investors Group Field, the City has added "Stadium Route" enhanced wayfinding signage to existing bike route signs near the stadium...

City Council Approves Major Change to EPC Appointments
June 25, 2014 - City Council today approved a motion tabled by Mayor Sam Katz amending how members of Executive Policy Committee (EPC) are appointed, commencing in November 2014...

Kildonan Park Pool re-opens
June 25, 2014 - Citizens are advised that as of today, the Kildonan Park outdoor pool has re-opened after a brief shutdown...

Public Service recommends $4.5 million to complete "Journey to Churchill" project at Assiniboine Park Zoo
June 24, 2014 - Executive Policy Committee will consider a report tomorrow recommending that City Council authorize the expenditure of up to $4.5 million for Assiniboine Park Conservancy (APC) to address their budget overage and ensure the highly-anticipated Journey to Churchill project will be completed...

Cityâs new surplus asset website well-received by public
June 24, 2014 - Today the City of Winnipeg provided an update on its new surplus asset website, launched on May 6, 2014...

City of Winnipeg 2014 property taxes are due Monday, June 30, 2014
June 24, 2014 - The City of Winnipeg reminds the public the deadline for paying this yearâs property taxes is on Monday, June 30, 2014...

Elm Bark Beetle Control Program postponed
June 23, 2014 - The City of Winnipegâs Public Works Department has temporarily postponed the Elm Bark Beetle Control Program, which was to begin on June 23, 2014...

Ness Avenue closures June 24 to 28
June 23, 2014 - On Tuesday, June 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., westbound Ness Avenue at Route 90 will be closed to traffic...

Priorities Identified for Building Canada Funding
June 23, 2014 - To address Winnipegâs ballooning $7.4 billion infrastructure deficit and ensure major civic projects are completed with the assistance of joint intergovernmental funding, Executive Policy Committee will consider a motion on Wednesday identifying six infrastructure projects as City of Winnipeg priorities for...

New Tactical Emergency Medical Support unit provides on-site medical care in high-risk emergency situations
June 23, 2014 - The Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) and the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) have created a new Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS) unit that will enable paramedics to better care for those involved in high-risk emergency situations...

Community Stage named after Dr. Lloyd Axworthy
June 23, 2014 - Mayor Sam Katz was joined today by Dr. Lloyd Axworthy, President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Winnipeg, and Gloria Cardwell-Hoeppner, Executive Director of the West End BIZ, to announce that Saigon Park Community Stage on Ellice Avenue will be named the "Axworthy Community Stage."

Winnipeg Transit Summer Schedule now in effect
June 23, 2014 - The following Transit routes are now operating on a Summer Schedule...

Mayor Katz address to Winnipeggers from Central Park
June 20, 2014 - Today, from Central Park, Mayor Sam Katz announced that after a decade as Mayor of the City of Winnipeg, he would not be seeking re-election this October...

High river levels increase risk of basement flooding
June 20, 2014 - Winnipeg property owners are advised that there is an increased risk of basement flooding due to current high river levels and potential for rain this weekend...

2014 TD Summer Reading Club launches with Baseball and a StoryMob
June 20, 2014 - The annual TD Summer Reading Club starts Monday, June 23 at all branches of the Winnipeg Public Library and continues until Friday, August 15...

7th Annual Bike to Work Day is this Friday, June 20 as part of Bike Week Winnipeg
June 19, 2014 - On Friday, June 20, Bike to Work Day will feature 60 pit stops open city-wide from 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., offering free refreshments, bicycle repairs and prizes for riders who drop in...

City of Winnipeg employees celebrate National Aboriginal Day
June 19, 2014 - Tomorrow, Friday, June 20, the City of Winnipeg will hold celebrations in the courtyard at City Hall, 510 Main Street, to mark National Aboriginal Day...

Lane closure due to water main break repairs Osborne Street
June 19, 2014 - The southbound curb lane on Osborne Street from Rosedale Avenue to Jubilee Avenue is temporarily closed while crews repair a water main break...

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service's Fire House Safety Program educates kids on fire safety
June 18, 2014 - Would your kids know how to escape a burning building? The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service is encouraging children and families to learn more about fire safety this summer by participating in the Fire House Safety Program...

Gopher control locations
June 17, 2014 - Today, out of an abundance of caution, the Winnipeg Public Service provided an update to the public regarding the total locations where gopher/Richardson ground squirrel control operations have been suspended...

Update on Insect Control Branch programs
June 17, 2014 - Today, the Winnipeg Public Service provided an update on insect control activities...

Winnipeg paramedic receives prestigious award for work with HIV-vulnerable populations in Winnipeg
June 17, 2014 - Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) member Ryan Sneath received the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (PCC) Award of Excellence in the Innovative Treatment or Technology category at the 2014 Paramedic Chiefs of Canada conference in Vancouver...

16 Aboriginal students graduate from Primary Care Paramedic training program
June 16, 2014 - Today, the City of Winnipeg, the Province of Manitoba, and partners celebrated the graduation of 16 Aboriginal students enrolled in the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Serviceâs (WFPS) Primary Care Paramedic (PCP) training program...

Raleigh/Springfield Traffic Signals in Permanent Flashing Mode
June 13, 2014 - Traffic signals at Raleigh and Springfield were modified this week and are now in a flashing red mode for north/south traffic on Raleigh and flashing amber mode for east/west traffic on Springfield Road...

City provides interim financial status report
June 13, 2014 - Largely due to Winnipeg's coldest winter in over a century and higher than average snowfall, the Public Service today provided an interim financial forecast projecting a $21.4 million deficit for the City's General Revenue Fund as of March 31, 2014...

Mayor Invites Public to "Summer Solstice Concert in the Park"
June 13, 2014 - Mayor Sam Katz invites all Winnipeggers to celebrate the Arts at the Summer Solstice Concert in the Park, announced during his annual State of the City address this spring, which will take place on Friday June 20th at 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Central Park...

Living Prairie Museum's 7th annual Monarch Butterfly Festival takes place July 13
June 13, 2014 - Celebrate the monarch butterfly and discover how you can help in their conservation at the 7th annual Monarch Butterfly Festival...

Elm Bark Beetle Control Program begins
June 13, 2014 - On Monday, June 23, 2013, the City of Winnipeg's Public Works Department will begin the Elm Bark Beetle Control Program - weather permitting...

Elmwood Kildonans Pool remains closed; Kildonan Park Pool opening delayed
June 13, 2014 - Citizens are advised that as a result of the extensive damage caused by the fire at Elmwood Kildonans Pool, the pool is expected to remain closed until December, 2014...

Lane closures on southbound Princess Street due to water main break repairs
June 12, 2014 - The east curb lane and adjacent centre lane on Princess Street are temporarily closed between Rupert Avenue and Ross Avenue while crews repair a water main break...

Report Recommends Sport for Life Centre Fieldhouse as Legacy Project for 2017 Canada Summer Games
June 12, 2014 - The Standing Policy Committee on Protection and Community Services will consider a recommendation by the Public Service that the Sport for Life Centre Fieldhouse be approved as the Principle Capital Legacy Project for the 2017 Canada Summer Games...

Ensure you are on the Voters List
June 12, 2014 - The 2014 General Civic Election for the City of Winnipeg will be held on Wednesday, October 22, 2014...

Public invited to open house regarding the North East Exchange District
June 11, 2014 - The City will present proposed infrastructure improvements and an implementation plan for the North East Exchange District at an upcoming open house...

Bike-friendly events to be held across the city during the first annual Bike Week Winnipeg June 16 - 22
June 10, 2014 - The first annual Bike Week Winnipeg will take place this year from June 16 - 22...

Nairn Avenue overpass maintenance work commences Friday, June 13, 2014
June 9, 2014 - Maintenance work on the Nairn Avenue overpass will commence this Friday, June 13...

Summer fun alert: City swimming pools and wading pools prepare to open
June 9, 2014 - Keep cool and have fun during Winnipeg's hot summer months by visiting the City's wading pools, spray pads and outdoor pools...

Winnipeg Library Foundation kicks off fundraising campaign for Cornish and St. John's Libraries
June 9, 2014 - St. John's and Cornish Libraries are the target of a fundraising initiative by the Winnipeg Library Foundation to raise $2.5 million towards the renovation and refurbishment of these two historic libraries...

Transit announces changes to service for Monday, June 9 Bomber exhibition game at Investors Group Field
June 6, 2014 - As a result of a new game day transportation plan, Winnipeg Transit today announced several changes to Transit service for the Monday, June 9 exhibition game at Investors Group Field...

Winnipeg Public Library invites applications for Writer-in-Residence for 2014-2015
June 6, 2014 - The Winnipeg Public Library is seeking applications for the 2014-2015 edition of its Writer-in-Residence program...

Archibald Street South of Messier Street temporarily down to one lane in each direction
June 5, 2014 - Archibald Street will be temporarily down to one lane in each direction this afternoon from Messier Street to 100 metres south while crews repair asphalt around rail lines...

Public invited to open house regarding Marion Street widening and grade separation
June 4, 2014 - As part of the 2013 Capital Program, City of Winnipeg Council approved funding for a functional design study and public consultation program for improvements to Marion Street, including a...

Spots still available - register now for the City of Winnipegâs Summer Leisure Guide programs and camps
June 3, 2014 - The weather is heating up, and so is the Cityâs summer programming...

Public Serviceâs Capital Integration Project report considered today by the Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works
June 3, 2014 - The Winnipeg Public Serviceâs report regarding the proposed Capital Integration Project was considered today by members of the Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works...

Last update: June 30, 2014