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2015 May News Releases

Winnipeg Transit options for FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™
May 29, 2015 - The City of Winnipeg is excited to host the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™...

City of Winnipeg continues to collaborate with citizens on plans for Chief Peguis Trail Extension West
May 29, 2015 - The City of Winnipeg has initiated a study to gain insight into the use of and expectations for the new Chief Peguis Trail Extension, west from Main Street to Brookside Boulevard...

Sun’s out, fun’s out: City spray pads, outdoor pools and wading pools prepare to open
May 29, 2015 - Find fun in the sun this summer at Winnipeg’s spray pads, outdoor pools and wading pools...

Insect Control Programs: ready, and working to serve Winnipeggers
May 29, 2015 - The Winnipeg Public Service today provides an update on insect control programs planned and underway for the 2015 season...

External Comprehensive Assessment of City of Winnipeg’s Water System as it Relates to Recent Boil Water Advisories Report available on City’s website
May 29, 2015 - In a demonstration of the City’s commitment to openness and transparency in communicating with citizens, the full Comprehensive Assessment of the City of Winnipeg’s Water System as it Relates to Recent Boil Water Advisories report is now available on the City’s website...

Report recommends further City support for Jonathan Toews Fieldhouse project
May 29, 2015 - The public service is recommending an adjustment be made to the City’s financial contribution to support the construction of the new Jonathan Toews Fieldhouse to be located adjacent to the Jonathan Toews Community Centre in South St. Vital...

Temporary closure of Arlington Street from Ellice Avenue to Sargent Avenue
May 28, 2015 - All northbound and southbound lanes on Arlington Street from Ellice Avenue to Sargent Avenue are temporarily closed until further notice while crews attend to a sinkhole...

Hargrave Street to be closed from Portage Avenue to Ellice Avenue on Sunday, May 31, 2015
May 28, 2015 - Hargrave Street from Portage Avenue to Ellice Avenue will be closed to all vehicular traffic on Sunday, May 31, 2015 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to accommodate manhole repairs by MTS...

City begins localised Forest Tent Caterpillar Control Program Sunday, May 31, 2015
May 28, 2015 - Today, the Insect Control Branch announced the start of its forest tent caterpillar control program for City trees...

City celebrates paramedics and extraordinary citizens during Celebration of Life Awards Ceremony
May 28, 2015 - Today, the City of Winnipeg recognizes the exceptional work of the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) in serving its community, as well as some of the extraordinary citizens that have made a profound difference in people's lives...

Public invited to an information session to view the functional design of Stage 2 of the Southwest Transitway
May 27, 2015 - Residents are invited to attend a public information session to view the functional design of Stage 2 of the Southwest Transitway, the extension from Jubilee Avenue to the University of Manitoba...

Edmonton Street to close from Broadway to York Avenue
May 27, 2015 - Edmonton Street will be closed to all traffic from Broadway to York Avenue on Monday, June 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m...

Office tower at 266 Graham Avenue to undergo repairs to stabilize exterior cladding
May 25, 2015 - The public is advised that crews will be conducting work on the office tower located at 266 Graham Avenue this summer to secure cladding panels on the exterior of the building...

Update: Skywalk between Delta Winnipeg Hotel and RBC Winnipeg Convention Centre remains closed as work on the structure progresses
May 25, 2015 - The City of Winnipeg continues to work with engineering firms to design and arrange for installation of temporary supports (shoring) for the skywalk that links the Delta Winnipeg Hotel and RBC Winnipeg Convention Centre. Once the temporary shoring has been completed, final design and construction of a permanent repair will be initiated...

Power stretchers continue to reduce risk of injury to paramedics
May 25, 2015 - New power stretcher systems will soon take away the need for patients to be manually lifted in and out of ambulances, significantly reducing the risk of injury to Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service members...

Controlled burns to take place between May 26 and June 30
May 25, 2015 - The City of Winnipeg Public Works Department will be conducting controlled burns in various natural areas between May 26 and June 30, weather conditions permitting...

City of Winnipeg and Amalgamated Transit Union reach tentative agreement
May 23, 2015 - Late Friday the City of Winnipeg and the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), Local 1505, representing Winnipeg Transit Drivers and Maintenance Workers, reached a tentative agreement....

2200 Logan Avenue to Omand's Creek Boulevard closed to all traffic
May 22, 2015 - Logan Avenue from 2200 Logan Avenue to Omand's Creek Boulevard will be completely closed to both eastbound and westbound traffic beginning Monday, May 25 to accommodate a roadway reconstruction project. This area of Logan Avenue is anticipated to reopen on Friday, July 10...

Temporary Wednesday change of hours for St. Vital and Louis Riel Libraries
May 21, 2015 - To accommodate ongoing elevator construction, St. Vital Library, located at 6 Fermor Avenue, will close on Wednesdays beginning on Wednesday, May 27...

Library Launches lyndaLibrary Online Learning
May 21, 2015 - Let the learning begin! Winnipeg Public Library has expanded its eLibrary to include lyndaLibrary, a leading online learning resource that helps you learn business, software, creative and technology skills through video tutorials...

City update on status of negotiations with ATU
May 20, 2015 - Although no agreement has been reached to date between the City of Winnipeg and the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), the City remains committed to achieving a mutually-agreeable, negotiated settlement....

Update on Insect Control Branch programs
May 19, 2015 - Today, the Winnipeg Public Service provided an update on insect control activities...

Manitoba Government, City of Winnipeg invest in recreation for youth
May 19, 2015 - Children and youth in inner-city neighbourhoods will benefit from recreation opportunities comparable to those who live in suburban Winnipeg neighbourhoods with a provincial investment of $1.5 million to fund enhanced youth recreation programs, Children and Youth Opportunities Minister Melanie Wight announced today...

Spring cleanup complete
May 15, 2015 - The City's spring clean-up of streets, sidewalks and boulevards is now complete...

Transcona Boulevard to be closed from Plessis Road to Peguis Street
May 15, 2015 - Transcona Boulevard will be closed to all vehicular traffic from Plessis Road to Peguis Street from Tuesday, May 19 to Wednesday, May 27 to accommodate paving work...

Plant a piece of the prairie in your own backyard!
May 15, 2015 - Add biodiversity to your backyard and help preserve a piece of our natural heritage by including native prairie plants into your landscape design...

Mayor Bowman presents 2015 Mayor’s BIZ Awards
May 14, 2015 - In a ceremony at City Hall today, Mayor Brian Bowman presented the 2015 Mayor’s BIZ Awards to recognize and celebrate the contributions Winnipeggers and organizations have made to enhance their local Business Improvement Zone...

Transit Union continues overtime ban, service disruptions expected to increase
May 14, 2015 - Continued refusal of overtime by the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) has resulted in an increased disruption of Winnipeg Transit’s ability to provide transit service to Winnipeggers...

Victoria Day long weekend operating hours for City of Winnipeg facilities and services
May 14, 2015 - All civic offices are closed on Monday, May 18, 2015...

Pedestrian and Cycling Strategy's 2013 Consultation Process to be reviewed by new Office of Public Engagement: Bowman
May 12, 2015 - Mayor Brian Bowman will move a motion at tomorrow's meeting of Executive Policy Committee directing the new Office of Public Engagement to review public consultations conducted in 2013 for the development of the...

Waverley West Arterial Roads Project audit reveals project costs were reasonable and appropriately reported
May 8, 2015 - Key findings of the Waverley West Arterial Roads Project audit released today reveal the revised project budget was reasonable, was within the accuracy range of the original project estimate and costs were appropriately reported...

Winnipeggers reminded to “Park Smart!”
May 8, 2015 - To help keep our community safe and enable emergency responders to do their jobs more effectively, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service and the Winnipeg Parking Authority remind citizens not to park illegally when attending large events like neighbourhood garage sales...

Arlington Street closed from Church Avenue to Mountain Avenue
May 8, 2015 - Arlington Street will be completely closed to vehicular traffic from Church Avenue to Mountain Avenue beginning Tuesday, May 12 at 9:00 a.m. until Sunday, May 17 to accommodate sewer repairs...

New program provides welcome facelifts for historic storefronts
May 8, 2015 - A total of 13 storefronts in Winnipeg’s downtown will be getting a makeover thanks to the new Exchange District Heritage Façade and Storefront Improvement Program...

Residents reminded of upcoming Spring Curbside Giveaway Weekend
May 7, 2015 - Residents are reminded that this weekend, May 9 and 10, 2015, is the first giveaway weekend of this year. This is a great opportunity to find a new owner for those reusable, unwanted items taking up space in your home or to browse the curbs for some great finds...

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service proposes assistance to Firefighters Without Borders Canada
May 7, 2015 - In a report published today, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) proposes to donate used structural fire-fighting ensembles - better known as "turnout gear" - to Firefighters Without Borders Canada, an organization that facilitates the donation of used equipment to fire departments around the world...

Elmwood Kildonans Pool to reopen Saturday, May 9, 2015
May 7, 2015 - Elmwood Kildonans Pool, 909 Concordia Avenue, will reopen on Saturday, May 9, 2015...

A new approach to Sunday/Holiday Bicycle Routes comes into effect this May
May 5, 2015 - There are four streets in the City of Winnipeg (Wellington Crescent, Wolseley Avenue, Lyndale Drive and Scotia Street) designated as Sunday/Holiday Bicycle Routes to give cyclists an opportunity to use the roadway with limited vehicle traffic during designated times...

Is your family prepared?
May 4, 2015 - The City of Winnipeg is encouraging citizens to use National Emergency Preparedness Week to learn about planning ahead for emergencies...

Annual Summer Water Meter Reading Program begins Wednesday, May 6, 2015
May 4, 2015 - Starting Wednesday, May 6, 2015, and continuing until the end of August, City water meter readers will be visiting homes weekdays between 2:30 p.m. and dusk...

WOW Hospitality Concepts Inc. being considered as new tenant for Esplanade Riel
May 1, 2015 - The Public Service is recommending approval of a five-year lease agreement with WOW Hospitality Concepts Inc. that would see a seasonal, full service restaurant/café operate in the currently vacant Plaza space on the Esplanade Riel in St. Boniface...

External Comprehensive Assessment of City of Winnipeg’s Water System as it Relates to Recent Boil Water Advisories Report submitted to the Office of Drinking Water
May 1, 2015 - Late yesterday afternoon, the City of Winnipeg submitted an external report to the Office of Drinking Water, the regulator of drinking water in Manitoba, for the Province’s review of the findings and recommendations from the comprehensive, external assessment of the City of Winnipeg’s water system...

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service reminds citizens that open fires are prohibited during extreme winds
May 1, 2015 - Due to the possibility of high winds for the Winnipeg area this weekend, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service reminds all citizens that any open burning or open fires are prohibited...

City takes first step in long-term commitment to support and encourage walking and cycling in Winnipeg
May 1, 2015 - The City is taking a first step in a long-term commitment to support and encourage walking and cycling in Winnipeg...

Last update: June 1, 2015