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2015 January News Releases

Edmonton Street to be closed from York Avenue to Broadway
January 30 2015 - - Edmonton Street from York Avenue to the north lane of Broadway will be closed to vehicular traffic on Tuesday, February 3 and Thursday, February 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to accommodate construction on the RBC Convention Centre...

Precautionary boil water advisory lifted for City of Winnipeg's water system
January 29, 2015 - The Medical Officer of Health with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority advised the City at 2:51 p.m. today that the precautionary boil water advisory issued for Winnipeg's water system has ended...

Winnipeg remains under a precautionary boil water advisory
January 28, 2015 - Results received today are negative for bacteria in all the water samples retested...

Salting operations underway on Winnipeg streets
January 28, 2015 - Based on the current forecast and the warmer temperatures forecasted throughout today, the City has moved into a salt application on the Priority 1 and Priority 2 network. Spot sanding is also occurring on residential streets and the sidewalk network...

A Precautionary Advisory Issued for City of Winnipeg Tap Water
January 27, 2015 - The Medical Officer of Health, Manitoba Health and the Office of Drinking Water have issued a precautionary localized boil water advisory for some parts of the City of Winnipeg. In an abundance of caution, the City of Winnipeg has decided to proactively issue a precautionary boil water advisory for the entire City of Winnipeg...

Update: Closure on Edmonton Street and York Avenue to accommodate Convention Centre construction
January 26, 2015 - The following street closure will be in place this week to accommodate construction on the RBC Convention Centre...

Closures on Edmonton Street and York Avenue to accommodate Convention Centre construction
January 23, 2015 - The following street closures will be in place during the week of January 26 to January 30 to accommodate construction on the RBC Convention Centre...

Hargrave Street will be closed from Portage Avenue to Ellice Avenue
January 23, 2015 - Hargrave Street from Portage Avenue to Ellice Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic on Sunday, January 25 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.to accommodate private cable work. Pedestrian access to Hargrave Street during the street closure will be maintained...

Libraries celebrate Family Literacy Day and I Love to Read Month
January 23, 2015 - Celebrate reading, literacy and lifelong learning at your Winnipeg Public Library for Family Literacy Day on Tuesday, January 27 and during February's I Love to Read Month...

Garry Street from Portage Avenue to St. Mary Avenue reopened
January 22, 2015 - Garry Street from Portage Avenue to St. Mary Avenue has been reopened to vehicular traffic...

Garry Street from Portage Avenue to St. Mary Avenue closed until further notice
January 22, 2015 - Garry Street from Portage Avenue to St. Mary Avenue is closed until further notice. Crews are working on repairing damage to the building located at 266 Graham Avenue (corner of Graham and Garry Street)...

Minor derailment of CN Rail secured
January 21, 2015 - At 5:08 p.m. this afternoon, nine cars on a Canadian National (CN) Railway train were involved in a minor derailment behind the Federal Building, which is at the southeast corner of Portage Avenue and Main Street...

Statement from Mayor Brian Bowman
January 21, 2015 - Today, pursuant to The City of Winnipeg Charter, Executive Policy Committee has extended Mr. Deepak Joshi's suspension from his duties as the City of Winnipeg's Acting Chief Administrative Officer for an additional 30 days, effective immediately...

New Charleswood Library opens its doors
January 19, 2015 - The new Charleswood Library, 4910 Roblin Boulevard, officially opened today with an afternoon of music, refreshments and learning about Winnipeg Public Library’s extensive eLibrary of streaming movies, music and downloadable eBooks, eMagazines and more...

Routine sanding, sidewalk plowing taking place today
January 18, 2015 - Crews have completed salting applications, and have switched to routine sanding across all Priority 1 (Regional), Priority 2 (Collector/bus) and Priority 3 (Residential) routes...

Crews apply salt overnight, continue salt application today
January 17, 2015 - Crews were hard at work overnight applying salt to Priority 1 (Regional) streets...

Closures on Edmonton Street and York Avenue to accommodate Convention Centre construction
January 16, 2015 - The following street closures will be in place January 19 to January 23 to accommodate construction on the RBC Convention Centre...

"Honourary Winnipeg Innovation Alley" Officially Unveiled
January 16, 2015 - Today, Mayor Brian Bowman officially unveiled Honourary Winnipeg Innovation Alley in a ceremony at AssentWorks, joined by members of Winnipeg's emerging start-up community including Michael Legary, chairman of StartUp Winnipeg...

Statement from Mayor Brian Bowman
January 16, 2015 - Today, pursuant to my authority as Mayor, under The City of Winnipeg Charter Act, I have suspended Mr. Deepak Joshi from his duties as the City of Winnipeg's Acting Chief Administrative Officer, effective immediately...

Frozen water pipes update: impact continues to represent a typical winter
January 16, 2015 - The impact of frost depth on water pipes represents a typical winter so far - the number of frozen water pipes is within the seasonal range...

Salt application, snow clearing completed; crews in a ready-to-serve position for forecasted snowfall
January 16, 2015 - Crews have completed salting applications and snow clearing operations following warmer temperatures and light snowfall earlier this week...

Budget Consultation Process Update
January 15, 2015 - The City of Winnipeg today provided an update on the budget engagement process, OUR BUDGET, FORWARD which began in April 2014...

Crews continue snow clearing operations, focus on plowing slushy, snowy areas
January 15, 2015 - Crews were hard at work last night applying salt and cleaning up slushy areas on Priority 1 (Regional) and Priority 2 (Collector/bus route) networks that accumulated as a result of warmer temperatures and light snowfall...

Mayor Bowman announces additional committee appointments
January 15, 2015 - Mayor Bowman announces additional committee appointments...

Salting operations continue on Winnipeg streets, truck plowing to commence
January 14, 2015 - With the light snow and stronger winds received and continued warmer temperatures that have been forecasted, the City has continued the salt application on the Priority 1 (Regional) and Priority 2 (Collector/bus route) networks...

Salting operations underway on Winnipeg streets
January 14, 2015 - Based on the current forecast and the warmer temperatures forecasted throughout today, the City has moved into a salt application on the...

Committee to consider replacing recycling and garbage carts at no cost to residents if damaged by a third party
January 12, 2015 - A recommendation to provide a replacement recycling or garbage cart at no cost to a resident if the cart was damaged by a third party through no fault of the property owner will be considered by the Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works on January 16, 2015...

Lane closure on William Avenue due to water system repairs
January 11, 2015 - The eastbound curb lane on William Avenue is temporarily closed between Hargrave Street and Adelaide Street until approximately mid-week while crews complete water system repairs...

Maintenance plowing and sanding continue
January 10, 2015 - The full out grader plow operation was completed last night. Maintenance plowing and sanding will continue throughout the weekend on the regional and collector road networks as well as on sidewalks to address drifting or problematic areas...

Hargrave Street closed from Portage Avenue to Ellice Avenue
January 9, 2015 - Northbound Hargrave Street will be closed to vehicular traffic between Portage Avenue and Ellice Avenue on Sunday, January 11, 2015 from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. to accommodate private cable work. Pedestrian access to Hargrave Street during the lane closures will be maintained...

Sanding and spot plowing continue
January 9, 2015 - Sanding crews were out in full force last night along with plows to deal with drifting snow and icy patches as a result of light snowfall accompanied by high winds yesterday. Graders continued to work to improve problematic areas with compacted snow...

Public invited to information session about culvert replacement on Ness Avenue at Sturgeon Creek
January 9, 2015 - The public is invited to a public information session about the Ness Avenue at Sturgeon Creek Culvert replacement. In early 2016, the City of Winnipeg will begin replacing the existing culvert installation with a bridge...

Mayor Bowman calls on CentreVenture to update on governance and development processes
January 8, 2015 - Mayor Brian Bowman today announced that he has requested that CentreVenture (CV), the City's arms-length downtown development agency, present a status update of the agency's mandate, governance and development processes to Executive Policy Committee (EPC)...

Sanding crews out, grader plowing continues
January 8, 2015 - Crews have been out sanding since the snow started at 4:00 a.m. today. Motorists are reminded to drive to conditions while we continue to address slippery conditions throughout the day...

Update on snow clearing and sanding operations
January 7, 2015 - Crews have been hard at work this week to scrape down areas where ruts have formed and to deal with problematic areas as a result of last weekend's snowfall, which was made worse by cold weather and high winds compacting the snow. Grader plows will again be on the road tonight to address remaining areas...

Mayor Bowman calls on Auditor to update on implementation of 50 audit recommendations
January 7, 2015 - Mayor Brian Bowman today tabled a motion at Executive Policy Committee (EPC) directing the City Auditor to report back to EPC/Audit Committee with an update on the status of the implementation of 50 recommendations accepted by Council as a result of three major audits conducted by external firms: the Fire Paramedic Stations Construction Program Review, the Real Estate Management Review and the Winnipeg Police Service Headquarters Construction Project Audit...

Reminder: Still time to register for Winter Leisure Guide Programs - courses start this week!
January 7, 2015 - Winter 2015 Leisure Guide programs start this week, but there is still time to register. Leisure Guide offers exciting programs for all ages, including a variety of programs to help you get active and healthy...

Portage Avenue westbound lane closures from Minto Street to Empress Street
January 6, 2015 - The two lanes closest to the median on westbound Portage Avenue from Minto Street to Empress Street will be closed for approximately five weeks beginning January 6, 2015 to accommodate a Manitoba Hydro project...

Reports of frozen water pipes represent a typical winter to date
January 6, 2015 - The reports of frozen water pipes to date are representative of a typical winter...

Grader plow and sanding operations continue
January 6, 2015 - A grader plow operation will continue tonight on regional and collector routes to deal with remaining areas with drifted snow and ruts following last weekend's snowfall...

Snow clearing and sanding operations continue
January 5, 2015 - Following this past weekend's snowfall, a truck plow of P1 (regional) and P2 (collector) routes was completed...

Snow clearing and sanding operations continue Sunday
January 4, 2015 - Crews are continuing coordinated efforts to clear snow and ice accumulations from snow and drifting on Friday night and Saturday morning, and to sand roadways as required...

Brookside Cemetery closed Saturday due to drifting snow, poor driving conditions
January 3, 2015 - Brookside Cemetery grounds will remain closed Saturday, to ensure public and property safety following overnight snowfall and heavy drifting today due to windy conditions...

Recycling and garbage collection proceeding today as scheduled
January 3, 2015 - Recycling and garbage collection contractors are emptying recycling and garbage carts today for residents with Friday as their regularly-scheduled collection day...

Snow clearing and sanding operations continue through weekend
January 3, 2015 - Prepared for forecasted snowfall late yesterday and overnight, City crews are continuing to respond, clearing accumulations of snow and ice...

City provides interim financial status report
January 2, 2015 - The Public Service today provided an interim financial forecast report which projects a deficit of $6.1 million for the City's General Revenue Fund as of November 30, 2014...

York Avenue closed from Edmonton Street to Carlton Street
January 2, 2015 - York Avenue from Edmonton Street to Carlton Street will be fully closed to all traffic and pedestrians from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. from Monday, January 5 until Friday, January 9 to accommodate overhead crane work...

City of Winnipeg ready to begin snow clearing operations in anticipation of forecasted snowfall
January 2, 2015 - City of Winnipeg snow clearing crews are monitoring a weather system expected in the Winnipeg area later this evening and are at the ready to begin snow clearing operations...

Recycling and Garbage collection resumes today
January 2, 2015 - Recycling and garbage collection resumes today after a one-day interruption in the collection schedule this week due to the New Year's Day holiday...

Last update: January 30, 2015