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2015 March News Releases

Good Friday and Easter operating hours for City of Winnipeg facilities and services
March 31, 2015 - All civic offices are closed on Friday, April 3 (Good Friday) and Monday, April 6 (Easter Monday)…

Curbside yard waste collection begins next week
March 30, 2015 - The seasonal yard waste collection program begins over the next two weeks for residential properties and small businesses with City cart collection service.

Lane closure on Stradbrook Avenue for pavement repairs
March 27, 2015 - Stradbrook Avenue is completely closed to traffic between Wellington Crescent and Nassau Street due to emergency pavement repairs required on a section of street that had been repaired earlier this year after a water main repair…

Statement from Mayor Brian Bowman
March 27, 2015 - Mayor Bowman issued the following statement on the death of Mr. Amaro Silva, former City Councillor for Daniel McIntyre from 1992 to 1998…

Canadian Junior Men's curling team receives Mayor's Award for Sports Excellence
March 27, 2015 - Today at City Hall, Mayor Brian Bowman presented the Canadian Junior Men's curling team with the Mayor's Award for Sports Excellence for their recent 6-3 gold medal win at the World Junior Men's championship in Estonia…

Join us in turning out the lights this Saturday evening for Earth Hour
March 26, 2015 - The City of Winnipeg encourages citizens to join the international Earth Hour movement by turning off the lights for one hour on Saturday, March 28 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.…

School's out for… spring break!
March 26, 2015 - While school is out, fun is in at City of Winnipeg facilities this spring break!

City of Winnipeg shortlists proponents from the Southwest Rapid Transitway (Stage 2) and Pembina Highway Underpass Project's Request for Qualifications
March 26, 2015 - The City of Winnipeg announced today the three shortlisted proponents from the Southwest Rapid Transitway (Stage 2) and Pembina Highway Underpass Project's (formerly the Capital Integration Project) Request for Qualifications (RFQ)…

Lane closures on Carlton Street and Edmonton Street
March 26, 2015 - The following street closures will be in place for the period of March 27 to April 3…

Assiniboine river walk from the Osborne Bridge to the Main Street Bridge temporarily closed
March 23, 2015 - With the normal spring rise in the river level, the Assiniboine river walk from the Osborne Bridge to the Main Street Bridge is temporarily closed to pedestrian traffic. Barricades have been installed indicating the walkway is closed…

Council votes to adopt 2015 Capital and Operating Budgets
March 23, 2015 - Under the leadership of Mayor Brian Bowman and the Chair of Finance Councillor Marty Morantz, City Council today passed the 2015 Capital and Operating Budgets with a vote of 14-2…

Closures on Edmonton Street to accommodate Convention Centre construction
March 20, 2015 - Edmonton Street will be closed from Broadway to York Avenue on Tuesday, March 24, Thursday, March 26 and Friday, March 27 between 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to accommodate concrete pouring equipment used in construction on the RBC Convention Centre…

Mayor Bowman delivers inaugural State of the City address
March 20, 2015 - Today, hosted by the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce at the RBC Convention Centre, Mayor Brian Bowman delivered his inaugural State of the City address as Winnipeg's 43rd Mayor, focusing on a greater vision for the city as well as announcing five new upcoming ventures and a renewed request for Winnipeg's fair share of the PST…

Animal Services Agency meets newcomers to Winnipeg and talks responsible pet ownership
March 19, 2015 - As part of welcoming newcomers to our city, Winnipeg Animal Services pups were out and about this week making new friends, getting belly rubs, and waiting patiently as Animal Services staff talked about responsible pet ownership…

EPC unanimously approves selection of new Chief Administrative Officer
March 18, 2015 - Committed to growing a more modern, thriving city and addressing the priorities of Winnipeggers through a City Hall that works with more openness, transparency and accountability, Mayor Brian Bowman announced today that after an extensive hiring process, the CAO Selection Committee unanimously recommends Doug McNeil as the new Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Winnipeg…

Closures on Edmonton Street and Carlton Street to accommodate Convention Centre construction
March 13, 2015 - The following street closures will be in place during the week of March 14 to March 20 to accommodate construction on the RBC Convention Centre…

Reminder: Leisure Guide registration for Spring/Summer programs starts March 17 & 18
March 13, 2015 - Citizens are reminded that the registration process for Spring/Summer 2015 programs will have staggered start dates as follows…

Public invited to public information display session regarding the William R. Clement Parkway Extension Study
March 12, 2015 - The public is invited to a Public Information Display Session about the William R. Clement Parkway (WRCP) Extension Study…

Committee to consider implementing UPass program for participating post-secondary institutions
March 12, 2015 - A recommendation to proceed with the UPass program beginning September 1, 2016 will be considered by the Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works on March 16, 2015…

Meow-ntain of cat licences purchased by responsible pet owners
March 12, 2015 - As of January 1, 2015, cats over six months of age residing in Winnipeg are required to have a licence…

Arlington Bridge to temporarily close for inspection and maintenance
March 12, 2015 - The public is advised that the Arlington Bridge over the Canadian Pacific Railway yards from Logan Avenue to Dufferin Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic from Saturday, March 14 at 7:00 a.m. to Sunday, March 15 at 6:00 p.m…

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service and Winnipeg Police Service remind residents to exercise caution around bodies of water
March 11, 2015 - With temperatures rising and ice and snow melting, citizens are advised that conditions are becoming exceptionally hazardous on all Winnipeg waterways, including…

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service and Winnipeg Transit assist with evacuation of hotel due to basement flooding
March 11, 2015 - Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews were called to the Airport Hotel (1800 Ellice Avenue) at 5:21 a.m., in response to a report of smoke…

Closures on Edmonton Street to accommodate Convention Centre construction
March 9, 2015 - The following street closures will be in place during the week of March 9 to March 13 to accommodate construction on the RBC Convention Centre…

Budget 2015: City reconfirms commitment to Kinsmen Sherbrook Pool and clarifies funding in Budget 2015 for the facility
March 6, 2015 - The City of Winnipeg Public Service today provided clarification on aquatics funding in Budget 2015 with regards to Kinsmen Sherbrook Pool…

City provides financial status update on Police Headquarters Project
March 6, 2015 - Today the Winnipeg Public Service provided a financial status update for the fourth quarter of 2014 regarding the Winnipeg Police Service Headquarters Redevelopment Project…

City of Winnipeg Spring/Summer Leisure Guide now available
March 6, 2015 - The Spring/Summer 2015 Leisure Guide is now available at all civic indoor pools, libraries and leisure centres, and will be available Saturday at a number of retail locations. Winnipeg Free Press subscribers will receive a copy in their weekend edition of the paper on Saturday, March 7, 2015…

Change your clock, test your smoke alarm
March 6, 2015 - On Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 2:00 a.m., the clocks will "spring ahead" one hour marking the beginning 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…

Budget 2015: New investments in the community
March 4, 2015 - Among many competing demands, the 2015 Preliminary Budget proposes investing in both new and ongoing projects and programs aimed at strengthening Winnipeg as a vibrant and caring community…

Budget 2015: City to take innovative leap forward in traffic management
March 4, 2015 - Drawing on the latest technological advances, Winnipeg drivers will soon benefit from smoother flowing traffic and the use of smartphones and social media to receive real-time traffic information alerts…

Budget 2015: Stage Two of Southwest Rapid Transitway a “go”
March 4, 2015 - To move forward with the new Southwest Transitway Stage 2, and the Pembina Highway Underpass, the 2015 Preliminary Budget provides a sustainable, multi-year funding plan for the next phases of construction…

Budget 2015: Winnipeggers invited to participate in the 2015 Budget approval process
March 3, 2015 - Winnipeggers are invited to participate in the process of reviewing the 2015 Preliminary Budget tabled at a special meeting of Executive Policy this afternoon by Mayor Brian Bowman and Finance Chair, Councillor Marty Morantz…

Budget 2015: Investment in local and regional streets major City priority
March 3, 2015 - In keeping with one of the top priorities of Winnipeggers, the City today presented its 2015 Preliminary Budget to increase funding, to record levels, for the renewal of both local and regional streets as part of the overall, six-year capital budget and forecast representing $2.9 billion in investments…

Budget 2015: City proposes balanced budget for 2015
March 3, 2015 - Today the City of Winnipeg presented a balanced, Preliminary Budget for 2015 that will maintain and increase spending in priority areas, despite revenue challenges resulting from the legacy of 14 years of property tax cuts and freezes…

Winnipeggers urged to join the conversation about a strategy to reduce combined sewer overflows
March 2, 2015 - The City of Winnipeg's first Combined Sewer Overflow Master Plan Symposium will take place on Thursday, March 5, 2015…

Last update: August 10, 2015