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2014 July News Releases

August long weekend operating hours for City of Winnipeg facilities and services
July 30, 2014 - All civic offices are closed on Monday, August 4, 2014...

Lane closures on Selkirk Avenue due to water main break repairs
July 28, 2014 - Two lanes of Selkirk Avenue are temporarily closed from Robinson Street to Aikins Street while crews repair a water main break...

Mayor Awards $5,000 Scholarship to West End Student
July 28, 2014 - Today, Mayor Sam Katz presented Kevin Settee, 23, with the 2014 Lehotsky Scholarship for his contribution to Winnipeg's West End community...

Donald Street closed between Ellice Avenue and Portage Avenue
July 25, 2014 - Citizens are advised that Donald Street from Ellice Avenue to Portage Avenue will be closed to all traffic from 6:00 p.m. on Friday, July 25 to 6:00 a.m. on Monday, July 28...

Lane closures on Century Street at St. Matthews Avenue due to water main work
July 24, 2014 - Due to planned construction work to replace an aging water main, two southbound lanes (curb lane and middle lane) on Century Street at St. Matthews Avenue will be closed from mid-morning Friday, July 25, 2014, to mid-morning Monday, July 28, 2014...

William Avenue closed between Sherbrook Street and Children's Hospital emergency entrance
July 22, 2014 - William Avenue will be closed between Sherbrook Street and the Children's Hospital emergency entrance west of Sherbrook Street from Friday, July 25 at 6:00 p.m. until Saturday, July 26 at 6:00 p.m...

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service recognize young woman for her role in helping her father during cardiac arrest
July 21, 2014 - Today, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Chief John Lane presented citizen Andrea Warzel with a Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Citizen Recognition Award for her role in assisting her father Tony Warzel, who went into cardiac arrest after a jog on Monday, June 2, 2014...

Animal Services to hold summer dog sale
July 19, 2014 - The City of Winnipeg Animal Services Agency is overflowing with dogs. On Saturday, 48 dogs were in the facility, of which 29 were up for adoption...

Update: William Avenue closed between Sherbrook Street and Children's Hospital emergency entrance
July 18, 2014 - William Avenue will be closed to all vehicle traffic between Sherbrook Street and the Children's Hospital emergency entrance west of Sherbrook Street on Saturday, July 19 from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight to accommodate construction at the Health Sciences Centre...

City's Aboriginal Youth Strategy offers scholarships to Aboriginal youth
July 18, 2014 - The City of Winnipeg is committed to fostering opportunities for Aboriginal youth in our community through its Aboriginal Scholarship and Service Award Program...

Section of Pan Am Pool complex temporarily closed
July 17, 2014 - Citizens are advised that the main pool section of Pan Am Pool is temporarily closed as a result of a water leak detected in the basement mechanical area...

Winnipeg Police Board and Winnipeg Police Service to hold public consultation sessions
July 17, 2014 - The Winnipeg Police Board (WPB) and Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) are working together to develop a new strategic plan...

Logan Avenue lane closure for water main repairs
July 17, 2014 - The eastbound curb lane on Logan Avenue between Winks Street and Blaine Street is closed for water main repairs...

City of Winnipeg Golf Services launches new Customer Loyalty Program
July 17, 2014 - City of Winnipeg Golf Services has launched its new PAR Loyalty Program...

William Avenue closed between Sherbrook Street and Children's Hospital emergency entrance
July 16, 2014 - William Avenue will be closed to all vehicle traffic between Sherbrook Street and the Children's Hospital emergency entrance west of Sherbrook Street on Saturday, July 19 from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. to accommodate construction at the Health Sciences Centre...

Completion of Arden Seven commemorative plaza honours local Hong Kong veterans with a place of peace and tranquility
July 12, 2014 - The new Arden Seven Commemorative Plaza in Winnipeg's Jules Mager Park, honouring seven local war veterans from the Battle of Hong Kong, was officially opened today by the Children and Youth Opportunities Minister Kevin Chief, minister responsible for the City of Winnipeg, Mayor Sam Katz and George Peterson...

Living Prairie Museum presents the 8th Annual Monarch Butterfly Festival
July 11, 2014 - Join the Living Prairie Museum for free family fun at the 8th Annual Monarch Butterfly Festival on Sunday, July 13 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m...

PACER program helps keep Winnipeggers healthy this summer
July 11, 2014 - This summer, the Paramedics Active in Community Education and Response (PACER) program is cycling through Winnipeg's downtown to provide immediate medical assistance to those in need, and to promote a healthy lifestyle...

Amendment suggested for proposed Transit By-law
July 10, 2014 - Citizens are advised that amendments to the proposed Transit By-law are under development in an effort to provide greater clarity around its intended application. Amendments will help clarify the application and intent of Part 3 of the proposed By-law, specifically the playing of a musical instrument, singing, or staging a live musical performance on a Transit bus or on Transit property...

City awards renovation grants to eight community centres
July 10, 2014 - Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz announced today that eight City-owned community centres will receive funding for renovations, including $50,000 to Garden City Community Centre to complete the Seven Oaks Arena Project...

City launches Open Data Portal
July 8, 2014 - Today, the Winnipeg Public Service launched its Open Data Portal...

Help choose the book for Manitoba's biggest book club
July 8, 2014 - Polls are now open to select the book that will get Manitobans On The Same Page for 2014-2015...

City is prepared for increased flows on the Assiniboine River
July 7, 2014 - City of Winnipeg officials are in close contact with provincial officials and are monitoring the flooding situation on the Assiniboine River very closely...

Lane closures on Erin Street due to sewer pipe repairs
July 7, 2014 - St. James-Assiniboia Library, 1910 Portage Avenue, reopened as scheduled today following renovations to the main floor...

Lane closures on Erin Street due to sewer pipe repairs
July 5, 2014 - Two southbound lanes on Erin Street are closed between Wolever Avenue and St. Matthews Avenue, leaving only one southbound lane on Erin Street...

Lane closure on Lagimodière Boulevard due to water main repairs
July 5, 2014 - The southbound curb lane on Lagimodière Boulevard is temporarily closed between Dugald Road and Marion Street while crews repair a water main leak...

Water feeder main construction project continues until end of August 2014
July 4, 2014 - The completion date for work that began in mid-February 2014 to replace a section of aging water feeder main at the intersection of Eldridge Avenue and Haney Street has been extended by two months and is now expected to be the end of August...

Proposal to address homelessness in Winnipeg
July 4, 2014 - The Winnipeg Public Service is recommending to the Executive Policy Committee a plan to provide a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) grant for $4 million be awarded to Siloam Mission to assist in the creation of housing opportunities for people seeking shelter...

City's East Yard Complex receives LEED Gold Certification
July 4, 2014 - Today, the City of Winnipeg announced that the Public Works Department's East Yard Complex, officially opened in March 2014, recently achieved LEED Gold Certification recognizing design, construction and operation to a high standard of performance in environmental, economic and social...

All 18 holes at Windsor Park Golf Course reopen tomorrow
July 4, 2014 - Residents are advised that all 18 holes at the Windsor Park Golf Course will be open starting tomorrow, Saturday, July 5...

24 hour public notice - Adult nuisance mosquito fogging program to begin
July 4, 2014 - To date, the Public Works Department's Insect Control Branch (ICB) has used a combination of larviciding and residual treatments to control mosquito populations...

Proposed City by-law intended to support and celebrate winter activities on our waterways
July 4, 2014 - A new, proposed by-law that is being recommended by the Winnipeg Public Service would regulate winter activities on frozen waterways and promote public safety...

Election Day Employment Opportunity
July 4, 2014 - The 2014 General Civic Election for the City of Winnipeg will be held on Wednesday, October 22, 2014...

Update on progress to address discoloured tap water
July 3, 2014 - The City of Winnipeg's annual Water Main Cleaning Program begins this weekend and will continue until late fall...

Crescent Drive, Windsor Park and Kildonan Park golf courses reopen after severe weather events
July 2, 2014 - Crescent Drive, Windsor Park and Kildonan Park golf courses will reopen tomorrow, July 3, 2014 after a two-day closure due to severe weather events...

Multi-use pathway to be constructed under the Fort Garry Bridge
July 2, 2014 - The City of Winnipeg advises citizens that the sidewalk from the south end of Plaza Drive, under the Fort Garry Bridge, to the north end of D'Arcy Drive will be closed for renovations from Friday, July 4, until Wednesday, July 16, 2014...

Frozen Pipes Bulletin #26: Residents can stop running a tap continuously to prevent a frozen water pipe
July 2, 2014 - The City of Winnipeg is advising residents that they can stop running a tap continuously to prevent a frozen water pipe...

Crescent Drive, Windsor Park and Kildonan Park golf courses remain closed Canada Day and July 2 due to effects of weekend storm
July 1, 2014 - Due to effects of severe storm activity over the past weekend, Crescent Drive, Windsor Park and Kildonan Park golf courses are closed today, and are expected to remain closed on Wednesday, July 2, 2014...

Last update: July 30, 2014