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2014 December News Releases

New Charleswood Library prepares to open its doors
December 31, 2014 - As the new Charleswood Library location gets set to open, the current Charleswood Library at 5014 Roblin Boulevard will close on Saturday, January 3 at 5:00 p.m. to move collections and transition services to the new location...

Reminder: New Transit Fares in effect January 1
December 31, 2014 - The City of Winnipeg is reminding citizens that new Transit and Handi-Transit fares go into effect on January 1, 2015...

Reminder: Free Transit New Years' Eve, Celebrate Safely
December 31, 2014 - Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) and the City of Winnipeg remind all New Year's Eve revellers to celebrate safely tonight and enjoy a Free Ride with Winnipeg Transit...

Warm up at City of Winnipeg facilities
December 30, 2014 - The City of Winnipeg is inviting citizens to come in and warm up in civic facilities during regular operating hours as extremely cold temperatures continue...

Contractors collecting recycling and garbage today
December 27, 2014 - Contractors are emptying recycling and garbage carts today for those residents with Friday as their regularly scheduled collection day...

Transcona Boulevard to be temporarily closed from 7:00 a.m. December 29 to 6:00 p.m. December 31
December 26, 2014 - Transcona Boulevard will be temporarily closed on Monday, December 29 at 7:00 a.m. until Wednesday, December 31 at 6:00 p.m. to accommodate paving work to a portion of the road...

Recycling and garbage collection resumes today
December 26, 2014 - Collection resumes today for those residents with Thursday as their regularly scheduled garbage and recycling collection day...

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service #FireFreeHoliday Series
December 24, 2014 - Tip #5: Stoves and fireplace safety...

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service #FireFreeHoliday Series
December 23, 2014 - Holiday spirit is high this time of year, but so can be the risk of home fires. In our #FireFreeHoliday series...

Find winter fun for everyone in Winnipeg parks
December 23, 2014 - There are numerous opportunities available to enjoy outdoor activities at City parks and facilities this holiday season...

Fraud & Waste Hotline
December 22, 2014 - The City of Winnipeg's webpage has been updated to provide information and access to the Fraud & Waste Hotline...

Winnipeg Police Service and Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service remind citizens to be cautious around icy bodies of water
December 22, 2014 - As colder temperatures arrive, thin layers of ice are forming on the city's rivers, streams, creeks, ponds and ditches, producing hazardous conditions...

Holiday season operating hours for City of Winnipeg facilities and services
December 22, 2014 - The City of Winnipeg would like to wish you and your family all the best this holiday season...

Recycle your Christmas tree - The perfect holiday gift for the environment
December 22, 2014 - Recycle your real Christmas tree for free by taking it to one of the 11 Let's Chip In depots, open December 27, 2014, to January 20, 2015...

New Transcona BLVD. Officially Open
December 22, 2014 - Beginning today, Transcona drivers will have an easier time traveling within the community following the completion of the new Transcona Boulevard...

Ebola Preparedness Bulletin #9
December 19, 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...

Celebrate safely and take a Free Ride on New Year's Eve
December 19, 2014 - The City of Winnipeg and Manitoba Public Insurance are partnering to ensure New Year's Eve revelers get home safely by offering free transit service on New Year's Eve...

Help the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service bring Christmas cheer to Winnipeggers
December 19, 2014 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service invites you to get into the holiday spirit by dropping off your donation to Toy Mountain at Fire Paramedic Station locations. You can help the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service ensure that every child in Winnipeg has a gift to unwrap on Christmas morning by donating a new, unwrapped toy...

Adoptable dogs seek homes in time for the holidays
December 19, 2014 - There are 20 adoptable dogs at Animal Services who are looking to find loving homes this holiday season. To help these homeless dogs, Animal Services will be holding an Adopt-a-Dog sale on Saturday, December 20 and Sunday, December 21 from 12 noon to 4:30 p.m., and Monday, December 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m...

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service #FireFreeHoliday Series
December 18, 2014 - Holiday spirit is high this time of year, but so can be the risk of home fires. In our #FireFreeHoliday series, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service would like share some helpful tips to help you minimize the risk of a fire in your home and make your holiday season enjoyable and safe...

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service #FireFreeHoliday Series
December 17, 2014 - Holiday spirit is high this time of year, but so can be the risk of home fires. In our #FireFreeHoliday series, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service would like share some helpful tips to help you minimize the risk of a fire in your home and make your holiday season enjoyable and safe...

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service gets its Santa on
December 17, 2014 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) gave Kris Kringle a helping hand this year by participating in A & O: Support Services for Older Adults...

Animal Services Officers spread holiday cheer
December 17, 2014 - Starting on December 18, 2014, City of Winnipeg Animal Services Officers will be visiting City parks to talk to Winnipeggers about responsible pet ownership. Animal Services Officers will be handing out both treats and educational materials...

Lane closure on Archibald Street due to water system repairs
December 16, 2014 - The northbound curb lane on Archibald Street is temporarily closed at Mission Street for water system repairs...

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service #FireFreeHoliday Series
December 16, 2014 - Holiday spirit is high this time of year, but so can be the risk of home fires. In our #FireFreeHoliday series, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service would like share some helpful tips to help you minimize the risk of a fire in your home and make your holiday season enjoyable and safe...

Temporary lane closure on Marion Street for water system repairs
December 15, 2014 - The westbound curb lane on Marion Street is temporarily closed between Dawson Road and Dupuy Avenue while crews work on water system repairs...

Ebola Preparedness Bulletin #8
December 12, 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...

Construction of lime berm at Brady Resource Management Facility to begin Monday, December 15, 2014
December 12, 2014 - Starting December 15, 2014, a project will begin at the Brady Road Resource Management Facility (Brady Road Landfill) to build a new berm along the boundary of the Brady facility...

Waverley West Arterial Roads Project Completed
December 12, 2014 - Today officials formally opened the Waverley West Arterial Roads Project, a series of road infrastructure improvements that provide vital transportation links in this growing residential area, including the extension of Kenaston Boulevard which is a principal route for people and goods within Winnipeg and Manitoba...

More than half of "100 Day" commitments complete with 50 days remaining
December 12, 2014 - At the halfway mark of Mayor Bowman's First 100 Days in Office, he today announces that more than half of those 19 early-day commitments are complete...

Reminder: Leisure Guide registration for Winter programs starts December 16 and 17
December 11, 2014 - Citizens are reminded that the registration process for Winter 2015 programs will have staggered start dates...

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service reminds motorists to use caution around emergency vehicles
December 11, 2014 - In response to a motor vehicle accident involving a Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) ambulance that occurred on Tuesday, December 9, the WFPS would like to remind motorists to use caution around emergency vehicles...

Council votes 10-6 to continue practice of payouts for exiting politicians
December 10, 2014 - In consideration of a number of motions brought forward to Council today by Mayor Brian Bowman, Council voted 10-6 in favour of maintaining severance payouts for politicians at City Hall...

Lane closure northbound Higgins Avenue for water main break repairs
December 10, 2014 - The northbound curb lane on Higgins Avenue is temporarily closed between McArthur Street and Point Douglas Avenue while crews repair a water main break...

120 new reduced-speed school zones to be added around Winnipeg schools
December 9, 2014 - A by-law amendment to add 120 new reduced-speed school zones around Winnipeg schools will be considered by City Council on Wednesday...

Residential fire on Manitoba Avenue
December 7, 2014 - At 4:28 pm on Saturday, December 6, crews from Winnipeg Fire and Paramedic Services (WFPS) responded to a working fire in a 1-1/2 story, wood-frame home located at 753 Manitoba Avenue...

Temporary closure on Provencher Boulevard to repair water main
December 6, 2014 - Motorists are advised that the westbound curb lane and middle lane on Provencher Boulevard between Archibald Street and Lafleche Street are temporarily closed while crews work to repair a water main and then restore the road...

Ebola Preparedness Bulletin #7
December 5, 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...

City of Winnipeg 'AA' credit rating affirmed on "very strong economy"
December 5, 2014 - The major credit rating agency Standard and Poor's has issued their annual review of the City of Winnipeg's financial state, confirming a stable financial outlook, and maintaining the City's AA credit rating...

City reminds residents to protect internal plumbing from freezing
December 5, 2014 - The City urges property owners to ensure that water pipes and plumbing inside homes and buildings are protected from frigid winter conditions...

City of Winnipeg Winter Leisure Guide now available
December 5, 2014 - The Winter 2015 Leisure Guide is now available at all civic indoor pools, libraries and leisure centres, and will be available on Saturday at a number of retail locations...

Brief lane closure Southbound Osborne Street for sewer repairs
December 4, 2014 - Starting at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, December 5, 2014, the southbound curb lane of Osborne Street from River Avenue to Stradbrook Avenue will be temporarily closed for sewer repairs. This lane is expected to reopen no later than mid-afternoon...

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update
December 4, 2014 - At 5:47 a.m. on Thursday, December 4, 2014, firefighters and paramedics from the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to a report of a fire in a two-storey home in the four-hundred block of Pritchard Avenue...

William Avenue closed between Sherbrook Street and Children's Hospital emergency entrance
December 4, 2014 - William Avenue will be closed between Sherbrook Street and the Children's Hospital emergency entrance on Saturday December 6, 2014 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m...

City to post 311 performance data on website
December 3, 2014 - Beginning today, citizens can access 311 Contact Centre performance data by visiting the 311 website...

Public invited to open house regarding Waverley Underpass Project
December 2, 2014 - The public is invited to an open house about the Waverley Underpass Project...

Manitoba government and City of Winnipeg promote downtown living with more rental units
December 2, 2014 - The Live Downtown Rental Development Grant Program officially launched today will promote the development of more multi-family and mixed income rental housing units, adding to the vibrancy of the city's centre, Premier Greg Selinger, Mayor Brian Bowman and CentreVenture President and CEO Ross McGowan announced today...

Seven Oaks Pool re-opens
December 2, 2014 - The public is advised that Seven Oaks Pool, located at 444 Adsum Drive, has now been re-opened after a water leak during the replacement of a water line to the building...

Surprise the golf-lover on your list this holiday season!
December 2, 2014 - Winnipeg Golf Services is offering an online service to purchase gift cards, allowing you to give the gift of golf this holiday season...

#Whiskerpeg promotes Cat Licensing
December 1, 2014 - Dogs over six months of age residing in Winnipeg are required to have a licence and starting January 1, 2015, Winnipeg cats will require licences, too. Licensing your cat is the best way to ensure their safe return if they get lost outside - even if they're typically kept indoors...

Last update: December 31, 2014