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2014 October News Releases

Update on lane closures on St. Mary's Road for water main break repairs
October 31, 2014 - One curb lane in each direction (southbound and northbound) on St. Mary's Road is temporarily closed midway between Warde Avenue and Britannica Road while crews repair a water main break...

Ebola Preparedness Bulletin #2
October 31, 2014 - Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) officials today provided the public with an update on the Department's screening of 911 emergency medical calls related to the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)...

Lane closure due to water main break repairs northbound St. Mary's Road
October 31, 2014 - The northbound curb lane on St. Mary's Road is temporarily closed mid-way between Warde Avenue and Britannica Road while crews repair a water main break...

Change your clock, test your smoke alarm
October 31, 2014 - On Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 2:00 a.m., the clocks will 'fall back' one hour, marking the end of daylight savings time. The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service is encouraging citizens to take a moment to test their smoke alarms when adjusting their clocks for this weekend's time change...

Lest We Forget
October 30, 2014 - Winnipeg's Brookside Cemetery is encouraging the public to visit and remember the more than 11,000 war Veterans interred in its Field of Honour during the week prior to Remembrance Day...

2016 General Assessment for property owners underway
October 30, 2014 - The City of Winnipeg 2016 General Assessment for property owners is currently underway...

Hargrave Street closed from Portage Avenue to Ellice Avenue
October 29, 2014 - Hargrave Street will be closed to all pedestrian and vehicular traffic between Portage Avenue and Ellice Avenue from Friday, October 31 at 6:00 p.m. to Sunday, November 2 at 3:00 p.m. due to crane work...

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service goes pink in support of breast cancer awareness
October 28, 2014 - Throughout October, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) will participate in initiatives to fundraise for breast cancer awareness by wearing pink t-shirts and pink...

Nairn Avenue overpass rehabilitation completed
October 28, 2014 - The Nairn Avenue overpass rehabilitation project is complete and is now fully open...

Halloween Safety Tips from the Winnipeg Police Service and Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service
October 27, 2014 - Let’s make Halloween all treats and no tricks this year! Here are some tips to ensure your Halloween is fun and safe...

Railway crossing closure on Day Street between Gunn Road and John Shott Road
October 24, 2014 - Day Street between Gunn Road and John Shott Road will be completely closed to northbound and southbound traffic at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 28 for a Central Manitoba Railway crossing reconstruction project...

Ebola Preparedness Bulletin #1
October 24, 2014 - Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) officials today provided the public with the first of its weekly updates on the Department’s planning and preparedness in the event of potential cases of the Ebola Virus Disease...

City's fall street cleanup begins Sunday, October 26
October 24, 2014 - The City of Winnipeg's fall cleanup of streets will begin Sunday evening, October 26, 2014, weather permitting, and is expected to take approximately two weeks to complete...

Lane closure on Archibald Street due to water leak
October 23, 2014 - The southbound curb lane on Archibald Street is temporarily closed from Dumoulin Street to Provencher Boulevard while crews respond to a water leak...

Catch basin repairs continue on Jefferson Avenue
October 22, 2014 - East and westbound traffic on Jefferson Avenue continues to be temporarily closed between McPhillips Street and Fir Street...

William Avenue closed from Sherbrook Street to the Children's Hospital emergency entrance
October 22, 2014 - William Avenue will be closed from Sherbrook Street to the Children's Hospital emergency entrance on Saturday, October 25 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m...

Voters advised to vote early on Election Day
October 21, 2014 - Tomorrow is Election Day for Mayor, Councillors and School Trustees in the City of Winnipeg. Polls are open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m...

Reminder: tomorrow is Election Day
October 21, 2014 - Tomorrow is Election Day for Mayor, Councillors and School Trustees in the City of Winnipeg. Polls are open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m...

Jefferson Avenue closed to traffic for catch basin repairs from McPhillips Street to Fir Street
October 20, 2014 - Both east and westbound traffic on Jefferson Avenue will be temporarily closed from McPhillips Street to Fir Street on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 while crews repair a catch basin...

Update on Bannatyne Avenue street closure between Juno Street and Kate Street
October 20, 2014 - All westbound lanes on Bannatyne Avenue remain temporarily closed between Juno Street and Kate Street while crews continue work to repair a sewer pipe...

Election Day voting location change for some voters in Elmwood-East Kildonan ward
October 20, 2014 - Due to the recent fire at Kildonan East Collegiate, the Election Day Voting Location has changed for some residents in the Elmwood-East Kildonan Ward...

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service reminds residents of the dangers of carbon monoxide
October 20, 2014 - With the temperatures dropping, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service is reminding citizens to be aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide...

Voters reminded to bring identification
October 20, 2014 - The 2014 General Civic Election for the City of Winnipeg will be held this Wednesday, October 22, 2014. Eligible voters will have the opportunity to cast ballots for Mayor, Councillors and School Trustees...

Ferry Road closures this weekend
October 17, 2014 - The following sections of Ferry Road will be closed for road paving work this weekend...

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Residential fire on Gallagher Avenue
October 17, 2014 - At 5:35 p.m. on Thursday, October 16, 2014, firefighters from the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to a report of a fire in a one-and-a-half story residential home in the twenty-one hundred block of Gallagher Avenue...

Railway crossing closure on Harstone Road between Rannock Avenue and Wilkes Avenue
October 17, 2014 - Harstone Road between Rannock Avenue and Wilkes Avenue will be completely closed to northbound and southbound traffic at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 21 for a CN railway crossing reconstruction project...

City asks citizens for assistance in locating suitable Christmas tree for City Hall
October 17, 2014 - Officials from the City of Winnipeg's Public Works Department are asking Winnipeg homeowners with large spruce trees to contact them if they are interested in donating their tree for City Hall's annual Christmas tree display...

Temporary lane closure on Grant Avenue east of Kenaston Boulevard
October 16, 2014 - The centre westbound lane on Grant Avenue is temporarily closed east of Kenaston Boulevard while crews attend to a sinkhole...

Street closure on Bannatyne Avenue due to sinkhole
October 16, 2014 - All westbound lanes on Bannatyne Avenue are temporarily closed between Juno Street and Kate Street while crews attend to a sinkhole...

Railway crossing closure on Waverley Street between Taylor Avenue and Wilkes Avenue
October 16, 2014 - Waverley Street between Taylor Avenue and Wilkes Avenue will be completely closed to northbound and southbound traffic at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 17 for a CN railway crossing reconstruction project...

Update on Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service advance preparations for potential cases of Ebola
October 14, 2014 - Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) officials today provided an update on the department’s advance preparations related to possible exposure of WFPS first responders (firefighters and paramedics) to the Ebola Virus Disease...

Final Week of Advance Voting
October 14, 2014 - The 2014 General Civic Election for the City of Winnipeg will be held on Wednesday, October 22, 2014...

Kenaston Boulevard opens between Bishop Grandin and the Perimeter
October 10, 2014 - Mid-morning on Tuesday, October 14, Kenaston Boulevard between Bishop Grandin Boulevard and the Perimeter Highway will fully open to traffic...

Nairn Avenue overpass rehabilitation progresses
October 10, 2014 - The Nairn Avenue overpass rehabilitation project over the Canadian Pacific Railway tracks will reach a major milestone on Tuesday, October 14, as work on the south half of the overpass is now complete and work on the final stage commences...

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Gateway Road Duplex Fire
October 10, 2014 - At 11:45 p.m. on Thursday, October 9, 2014, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to a report of a fire in in the eight-hundred block of Gateway Road...

Lane closures on Inkster Boulevard due to water main repairs
October 10, 2014 - The eastbound and westbound curb lanes on Inkster Boulevard are temporarily closed between Arlington Street and Parr Street due to water main repairs...

Chevrier Boulevard closure between Waverley Street and Hamelin Street for railway crossing project
October 10, 2014 - Chevrier Boulevard between Waverley Street and Hamelin Street will be completely closed to eastbound and westbound traffic at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 14 for a CP Railway crossing reconstruction project. Chevrier Boulevard will reopen to all traffic at 6:00 a.m. on Friday, October 17...

Molson Street and Kimberly Avenue intersection closed temporarily
October 10, 2014 - The public is advised that the intersection at Molson Street and Kimberly Avenue will be closed to all traffic on Tuesday, October 14 at 9:00 a.m. until Friday, October 24 at 6:00 a.m. for road construction...

Pembina Highway lane closure update
October 9, 2014 - Two lanes are now closed (curb and centre) on Pembina Highway between Merriam Boulevard and Byng Place for water main repairs.

Lane closure on Pembina Highway due to water main break repairs
October 9, 2014 - The northbound curb lane on Pembina Highway at Calrossie Boulevard is temporarily closed for water main repairs.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Pembina Highway residential complex fire
October 8, 2014 - At 9:35 p.m. on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to a report of smoke in the lower level of a two-and-a-half storey residential complex in the seventeen-hundred block of Pembina Highway.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Water rescue from riverbank mud
October 8, 2014 - At 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) water rescue crews responded to a report of people trapped in the mud at the edge of the Red River near the St. Boniface Hospital.

Thanksgiving operating hours for City of Winnipeg facilities and services
October 8, 2014 - All civic offices are closed on Monday, October 13, 2014.

Nearly 31 per cent reduction in fires from 2012 to 2013 in Winnipeg
October 8, 2014 - Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) today announced that the total number of fires recorded annually in 2013 dropped nearly 31 per cent from 2012 rates.

Temporary lane closures on Concordia Avenue and Dakota Street
October 6, 2014 - The following lane closures will take place due to repair work.

Temporary lane closures for repair work
October 6, 2014 - The following temporary lane closures are in place to allow for repairs.

Advance voting opportunities from October 6 to October 12
October 6, 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.

Northbound Waverley Street closed from Grandmont Boulevard to the Perimeter Highway until early November
October 3, 2014 - The public is advised that northbound Waverley Street will be closed to all traffic between Grandmont Boulevard and the Perimeter Highway beginning Monday, October 6 at 9:00 a.m. until early November.

Ferry Road closures on Sunday, October 5
October 3, 2014 - The public is advised the following stretches of Ferry Road will be closed for paving work on Sunday, October 5.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Young Street residential care home fire
October 3, 2014 - At 10:49 p.m. on Thursday, October 2, 2014, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Crews responded to a report of a fire in the second-floor bedroom of a two-and-a-half storey, wood-framed residential care facility in the four-hundred block of Young Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service hosting Fire Prevention Week, October 5 to 11
October 3, 2014 - Fire Prevention Week 2014 is being held across Canada from October 5 to 11. The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) is working with its partners to provide educational and entertaining activities that highlight the importance of fire prevention in our communities.

"Harry Lazarenko Bridge" Officially Unveiled
October 3, 2014 - Today, Mayor Sam Katz, joined by Councillor Ross Eadie, officially unveiled the newly renamed Harry Lazarenko Bridge, in a celebration at the foot of the former Redwood Bridge in a ceremony attended by former Councillor Lazarenko and his family.

Pandora Avenue East closed from Wayoata Street to Redonda Street
October 3, 2014 - The public is advised that Pandora Avenue East will be closed from Wayoata Street to Redonda Street from Friday, October 3, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. to Monday, October 6, 2014, at 7:00 a.m. for sewer repairs.

City of Winnipeg hosts third Career Symposium
October 2, 2014 - The City of Winnipeg invites you to learn about careers with the City.

Temporary lane closure southbound Main Street between St. Mary Avenue and York Avenue
October 2, 2014 - The southbound curb lane on Main Street from St. Mary Avenue to York Avenue is temporarily closed for road restoration required as a result of a water main repair.

Northbound Archibald Street closure between Kavanagh Street and Messier Street
October 2, 2014 - Northbound Archibald Street will be closed to traffic between Kavanagh Street and Messier Street on Saturday, October 4 at 7:00 a.m. until Sunday, October 5 at 1:00 p.m. Southbound Archibald Street will remain open.

Last update: October 31, 2014