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2014 November News Releases

Seven Oaks Pool temporarily closed
November 30, 2014 - The public is advised that the Seven Oaks Pool is temporarily closed until Tuesday, December 2 due to a water leak during the replacement of a water line to the building...

Snow clearing and sanding operations continue
November 29, 2014 - Due to accumulations of snow yesterday evening and overnight, City crews began a snow clearing and sanding operation around midnight. Snow clearing and sanding operations are continuing today as follows...

City of Winnipeg ready to deal with potential snowfall
November 28, 2014 - As snow is in the forecast for the city this evening and overnight, City of Winnipeg crews are in a ‘ready-to-serve’ position to deal with any potential snowfall...

City recommends residents take measures to protect internal plumbing from freezing
November 28, 2014 - With the onset of frigid winter temperatures, the City is recommending that property owners take measures to weatherproof their basements or crawlspaces to prevent internal plumbing from freezing within their homes...

Ebola Preparedness Bulletin #6
November 28, 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...

Mayor Bowman honours his promise to target cost savings at City Hall
November 28, 2014 - Following through on his promise to Winnipeggers to end political payouts, reduce salaries of the highest paid elected officials and impose restrictions on expenses through the Councilor's Representation Allowances, Mayor Brian Bowman today announced that he will be presenting motions on these matters for consideration of Executive Policy Committee (EPC) on December 3rd...

Commitments to strengthen political oversight at City Hall are a priority for Mayor Brian Bowman
November 28, 2014 - Today, as part of his pledge to strengthen City Hall under a new generation of leadership, Mayor Brian Bowman announced motions to restore quality control and accountability for EPC and councillors, commitment to partner to end homelessness in Winnipeg, and request the City's public service to report back on issues that will significantly improve our community...

Winnipeg Transit presents the Santa Bus
November 28, 2014 - The Santa Bus is bringing holiday spirit to Transit riders starting Monday, December 1 until Wednesday, December 24, and will be collecting cash donations for the Christmas Cheer Board...

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service reminds citizens to avoid winter fire hazards
November 28, 2014 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service reminds citizens that even though temperatures have dropped, the winter season can still present fire hazards...

Update on Elmwood Kildonans Pool
November 28, 2014 - Citizens are advised that the Elmwood Kildonans Pool will remain closed through December and into the New Year to fix an unexpected structural issue...

Annual Snow Route Parking Ban begins Monday, December 1
November 28, 2014 - The City's Annual Snow Route Parking Ban will take effect at 2:00 a.m. on Monday, December 1, 2014. Vehicles may not park on designated snow routes between 2:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m...

Mayor Brian Bowman quarterbacks promotion of Winnipeg in Vancouver
November 28, 2014 - Mayor Brian Bowman kicks off his commitment to promote Winnipeg to the nation this weekend as he attends the 102nd Grey Cup in Vancouver, British Columbia...

Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex pool reopens
November 27, 2014 - The public is advised that the pool at Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex, located at 999 Sargent Avenue, has been re-opened after water tests deemed it safe to do so...

Hargrave Street closed from Portage Avenue to Ellice Avenue
November 27, 2014 - Northbound Hargrave Street will be closed to vehicular traffic between Portage Avenue and Ellice Avenue on Sunday, November 30 from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. to accommodate work on a utility manhole in the west curb lane. Pedestrian access to Hargrave Street during the lane closures will be maintained...

New Flyer Battery-electric buses enter into service with Winnipeg Transit
November 27, 2014 - New Flyer Industries Inc., the leading manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses in Canada and the United States announced today that Winnipeg Transit will begin daily service using up to four New Flyer Xcelsiorâ battery-electric transit buses...

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service reminds homeowners to clean and inspect chimneys
November 27, 2014 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) would like to remind homeowners with fireplaces or woodstoves to observe the following safety tips...

Fight the cold snap with a cuddly furry friend!
November 27, 2014 - What better way to stay warm this winter than to cuddle up to your new best friend? The City of Winnipeg's Animal Services Agency will hold a dog sale event on Friday, November 28 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m...

Mayor Brian Bowman announces team to hire City's new CAO
November 26, 2014 - Mayor Brian Bowman today announced members of the new selection committee in Winnipeg's search for the next Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) who will lead the City's Public Service of more than 8,800 employees...

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Residential fire on Payment Street
November 26, 2014 - At 4:54 a.m. on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, firefighters from the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to a report of a fire in a wood-framed bungalow in the first one-hundred block of Payment Street...

Winnipeg residents reminded about public meetings on a new draft Water By-law
November 26, 2014 - Winnipeg residents are invited to attend a public meeting to learn more about a new draft Water By-law and provide comments...

Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex pool closed for maintenance
November 24, 2014 - The public is advised that the pool at the Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex located at 999 Sargent Avenue is closed until Friday, November 28 due to unscheduled maintenance as a result of a fouling...

New Transit Fares in effect January 1, 2015
November 25, 2014 - The public is advised that new Transit and Handi-Transit fares take effect on Thursday, January 1, 2015...

Ebola Preparedness Bulletin #5
November 21, 2014 - Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) officials today provided the public with an update on the Departmentâs screening of 911 emergency medical calls related to the Ebola Virus Disease...

Citizens invited to the Chief Peguis Trail Extension West Public Information and Kick-Off event
November 21, 2014 - Citizens are invited to the Public Information and Kick-off event for the Chief Peguis Trail Extension West study project on Tuesday, November 25...

Committee to receive update on award-winning snow and ice control policy
November 21, 2014 - Today, the Winnipeg Public Service published an administrative report providing an update on the City of Winnipeg Snow Clearing and Ice Control Policy...

Committee considers delegation of authority to adjust accounts or fees for water, sewer or solid waste services
November 21, 2014 - The Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works will consider a recommendation at its November 25, 2014 meeting to authorize delegated staff to waive fees and to adjust accounts for water, sewer or solid waste services within a pre-defined framework...

Update on Donald Street lane closure: Catch basin repair work temporarily postponed
November 20, 2014 - Work to repair a catch basin is temporarily postponed, so the southbound lane on Donald Street will remain open until this work is rescheduled...

Practice your pet's poses: photos with Santa at Animal Services Agency this Saturday
November 20, 2014 - Get your pets camera-ready for their big moment with Santa...

Winnipeg residents invited to comment on a new draft Water By-law
November 20, 2014 - Winnipeg residents are invited to comment on a new draft Water By-law...

Winnipeg paramedic spearheads shoebox collection for Operation Christmas Child
November 20, 2014 - Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS)âs John MacKay wants to make sure the holiday season is happy for children across the world...

Lane closure on Donald Street for catch basin repairs
November 19, 2014 - Beginning tomorrow, Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 9:00 a.m., one southbound curb lane on Donald Street south of Notre Dame Avenue will temporarily be closed while crews repair a catch basin...

City prepared for possibility of another winter of higher than usual risk of frozen water pipes
November 19, 2014 - The City has plans in place to respond quickly to the risk of frozen water pipes if Winnipeg experiences another winter with extreme frost depths...

Lane closure on Broadway due to water main repairs
November 19, 2014 - The westbound curb lane on Broadway between Langside Street and Young Street is temporarily closed while crews repair a water main break...

LiveSAFE 21-Block Outreach Initiative to take place Monday, November 17
November 16, 2014 - Community groups and staff representing various City of Winnipeg services are coming together to walk through a 21 block area in the North End to visit with residents and businesses as a proactive way of building community awareness and safer neighbourhoods...

Christmas Tree Lighting and Open House
November 14, 2014 - In an annual ceremony to kick-off holiday lighting throughout Winnipeg's downtown, Mayor Brian Bowman and family, joined by the Winnipeg Children's Choir, citizen tree-donor Boris Todoruk, Salvation Army and the Winnipeg Fire Department Retirees hosted the lighting of the City Hall Christmas Tree followed by a Holiday Open House inside City Hall...

Hargrave Street closed from Portage Avenue to Ellice Avenue
November 14, 2014 - Hargrave Street will be closed to all traffic from Portage Avenue to Ellice Avenue on Saturday, November 15 at 2:30 p.m. until Sunday, November 16 at 4:00 p.m. to accommodate work on a utility manhole in the west curb lane...

Operating hours to change at Brady Road Resource Management Facility
November 14, 2014 - Beginning Monday, November 17, operating hours for the Brady Road Resource Management Facility (Brady Road Landfill) will change...

Ebola Preparedness Bulletin #4
November 14, 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...

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service and Winnipeg Police Service remind residents to be cautious around ice-covered bodies of water
November 14, 2014 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service and Winnipeg Police Service are reminding residents to be cautious around ice-covered bodies of water including rivers, streams, creeks, ponds, and ditches...

Santa Claus is coming to town!
November 14, 2014 - On Saturday, November 15, 2014, a number of road closures will be in effect to accommodate the Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade...

Portage Avenue Bridge over Sturgeon Creek rehabilitation project complete
November 14, 2014 - The Portage Avenue Bridge over Sturgeon Creek rehabilitation project is complete. All lanes on Portage Avenue will be re-opened to traffic on Sunday, November 16...

Winnipeg Transit recognized as industry leader
November 14, 2014 - The Ontario Municipal Benchmarking Initiative (OMBI) recently released data from their 2013 Performance Measurement Report and Winnipeg Transit has once again ranked as a top Canadian Transit agency...

City Hall Lights Up Purple Tonight to support Awareness for Pancreatic Cancer
November 13, 2014 - The courtyard at City Hall will be bathed in purple light this evening to mark the first ever Pancreatic Cancer Day to support awareness and education for a terrible disease which is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death in Canada...

City's Aboriginal Youth Strategy hosting 5th annual Oshki Annishinabe Nigaaniwak (OAN) Celebration
November 12, 2014 - Oshki Annishinabe Nigaaniwak (OAN), the City of Winnipeg's Aboriginal Youth Strategy, is gathering at the Clarion Hotel tonight to honour 64 Aboriginal youth...

William Avenue closed from Sherbrook Street to the Childrenâs Hospital emergency entrance
November 12, 2014 - William Avenue will be closed from Sherbrook Street to the Childrenâs Hospital emergency entrance on Saturday, November 15 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m...

Mayor Brian Bowman announces additional Council appointments
November 12, 2014 - Committed to building a more inclusive Winnipeg City Council, Mayor Brian Bowman today announced additional board and representative appointments of Council members...

Northbound Henderson Highway down to one lane from McLeod Avenue to Springfield Road November 12 - 14
November 10, 2014 - Northbound Henderson Highway from McLeod Avenue to Springfield Road will be down to one lane from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. from Wednesday, November 12 to Friday, November 14 to accommodate paving operations...

Reminder: Recycling, garbage and yard waste collection schedule for the week of Remembrance Day
November 10, 2014 - Residents are reminded that their recycling, garbage and yard waste collection schedule will be adjusted over this week due to Remembrance Day...

Temporary lane closure eastbound Sargent Avenue
November 10, 2014 - The eastbound curb lane on Sargent Avenue is temporarily closed between St. James Street and 1380 Sargent Avenue for road restoration required as a result of a water main repair...

Recycling, garbage and yard waste collection delays expected due to high winds
November 7, 2014 - Due to the high winds we are experiencing in the city today, many recycling and garbage carts, and yard waste containers are blowing over...

Ebola Preparedness Bulletin #3
November 7, 2014 - Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) officials today provided the public with an update on the Departmentâs screening of 911 emergency medical calls related to the Ebola Virus Disease...

Remembrance Day operating hours for City of Winnipeg facilities and services
November 7, 2014 - All civic offices will be closed on Remembrance Day, Tuesday, November 11, 2014...

City Hallâs 2014 Christmas tree selected
November 7, 2014 - Winnipeg responded to the Cityâs call for a Christmas tree - "thank you" goes more than 150 citizens offered trees from their yards to become the star of City Hall for the holiday season...

Old photographs seen in new ways: City of Winnipeg Archives launches Winnipeg in FOCUS
November 7, 2014 - The City of Winnipeg Archives has launched a new web-based application to enhance access to the Cityâs rich photograph collection called Winnipeg in FOCUS...

Lane closure for sewer repairs southbound Kenaston Boulevard
November 6, 2014 - Starting tomorrow at 9:00 a.m., the southbound median lane of Kenaston Boulevard will be temporarily closed at Willow Avenue while crews repair a manhole...

Curbside yard waste collection extended for two weeks
November 6, 2014 - The curbside yard waste collection program will be extended for two more weeks until November 28, weather permitting...

Controlled burns in natural areas
November 6, 2014 - The City of Winnipegâs Public Works Department will be conducting controlled burns in various tall grass prairie remnant and restoration areas throughout the city between...

Mayor Brian Bowman announces new team for the Mayorâs Office
November 4, 2014 - Following the Inaugural Meeting and swearing-in ceremony for Mayor Brian Bowman and Winnipeg City Council, Mayor Bowman announced his new team within the Office of the Mayor...

Mayor Brian Bowman Announces Executive Policy Committee
November 4, 2014 - Ushering in a new era of positive change, Brian Bowman, Winnipegâs 43rd Mayor, tonight reaffirmed his dedication to delivering on his plan to restore confidence and trust in City Hall while...

Lane closures due to water repairs
November 4, 2014 - The following lane closures are in effect due to water repairs...

Last update: December 1, 2014