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2015 June News Releases

Edmonton Street to close from York Avenue to Broadway
June 29, 2015 - Edmonton Street will be closed to all vehicular traffic from York Avenue to Broadway on Thursday, July 2 and Friday, July 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m...

Amalgamated Transit Union members vote to ratify contract
June 26, 2015 - Today, members of the Amalgamated Transit Union, (ATU) Local 1505, representing approximately 1,350 Winnipeg Transit drivers and maintenance workers voted to ratify the most recent Offer of Settlement between the City of Winnipeg and the ATU's negotiating committee...

Street Closures in effect for Osborne Village Canada Day Celebrations
June 26, 2015 - Osborne Street from River Avenue to McMillan Avenue at Confusion Corner will be closed to traffic from 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30 until 01:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 2 for the Osborne Village Street Festival. Stradbrook Avenue, Wardlaw Avenue and Gertrude Avenue will also be closed between Nassau Street and Scott Street. Pedestrian access will be maintained...

Canada Day operating hours for City of Winnipeg facilities and services
June 26, 2015 - All civic offices are closed on Canada Day, Wednesday, July 1, 2015...

Lane Closures on Portage Avenue at Empress Street Underpass
June 24, 2015 - The westbound lanes on Portage Avenue between Strathcona Street and Tylehurst Street will be closed beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, June 26 until 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1, 2015...

Summer hours and free activities at Living Prairie Museum
June 24, 2015 - Take advantage of extended hours and join the Living Prairie Museum for free family activities all summer long...

Railway crossing closure on Bison Drive between Pembina Highway and Markham Road
June 24, 2015 - Bison Drive between Pembina Hwy and Markham Road will be completely closed to eastbound and westbound traffic at 6:00 p.m. on Friday June 26, 2015...

Libraries kick-off TD Summer Reading Club
June 22, 2015 - The annual TD Summer Reading Club starts today, Monday, June 22 at all branches of Winnipeg Public Library...

Mayor's Indigenous Advisory Circle members announced
June 22, 2015 - Mayor Brian Bowman, joined by Wab Kinew, announced the members of the Mayor's Indigenous Advisory Circle (MIAC), to advise on policies the City of Winnipeg can implement to continue to build awareness, bridges and understanding between the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal community...

Public invited to attend open houses to view plans for the new Windsor Park Library
June 22, 2015 - Winnipeg Public Library will be holding public open houses to share the preliminary design plans for the new Windsor Park Library...

Public invited to attend open houses to view plans for the new Windsor Park Library
June 22, 2015 - Winnipeg Public Library will be holding public open houses to share the preliminary design plans for the new Windsor Park Library...

Office of Public Engagement submits review of public consultation process used in the creation of the Pedestrian and Cycling Strategies
June 19, 2015 - Today the Public Service published an administrative report, prepared by the Office of Public Engagement, that provides a review of the public consultation process for the Pedestrian and Cycling Strategies...

City to encourage more recycling by waiving recycling fees at new Brady Road 4R Winnipeg Depot
June 19, 2015 - The City continues its efforts to encourage more waste diversion...

Edmonton Street to close from York Avenue to Broadway
June 19, 2015 - Edmonton will be closed to all vehicular traffic from York Avenue to Broadway on Monday, June 22 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m...

Sturgeon Road Twin Bridges over Sturgeon Creek bridge deck repairs begin June 22
June 19, 2015 - Beginning Monday, June 22, 2015, one lane will be closed in each direction on the Sturgeon Road Twin Bridges over Sturgeon Creek for bridge deck repairs. One lane of traffic in each direction on Sturgeon Road and access to the Grace Hospital will be maintained at all times. The repairs are expected to be completed by the end of September...

Winnipeg Transit Summer Schedule in effect Sunday, June 21
June 19, 2015 - The following Transit routes will be operating on a Summer Schedule effective Sunday, June 21, 2015...

Railway crossing closure on Manitoba Avenue between Sheppard Street and Railway Street
June 19, 2015 - Manitoba Avenue between Sheppard Street and Railway Street will be completely closed to eastbound and westbound traffic at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, June 22 for a CN railway crossing reconstruction project...

City of Winnipeg and Amalgamated Transit Union reach tentative agreement
June 18, 2015 - Today, the City of Winnipeg and the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), Local 1505, representing Winnipeg Transit Drivers and Maintenance Workers, reached a tentative agreement with the assistance of a provincially-appointed Conciliation Officer...

Transit announces Park and Ride location change for Friday, June 19 Bomber exhibition game at Investors Group Field
June 18, 2015 - Today, Winnipeg Transit announced a Park and Ride location change and post-game boarding locations for the Friday, June 19 Winnipeg Blue Bomber exhibition game at Investors Group Field...

City of Winnipeg celebrates National Aboriginal Day
June 18, 2015 - City of Winnipeg employees will come together to celebrate National Aboriginal Day tomorrow, Friday, June 19, in the courtyard of City Hall, 510 Main Street. National Aboriginal Day recognizes and honours the cultures of First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples...

8th annual Bike to Work Day this Friday, June 19, as part of Bike Week Winnipeg
June 18, 2015 - On June 19, Bike to Work Day will feature 60 pit stops open city-wide from 6:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m., offering free refreshments, bicycle repairs and prizes for riders who drop in...

Carlton Street to close from York Avenue to Broadway
June 17, 2015 - Carlton Street will be closed to all vehicular traffic from York Avenue to Broadway on Saturday, June 20 from 8:00 a.m. to noon to accommodate construction at the RBC Convention Centre. Pedestrian access on Carlton will be maintained...

Railway crossing closure on Marion Street between Dupuy Avenue and Panet Road
June 17, 2015 - Marion Street between Dupuy Avenue and Panet Road will be completely closed to eastbound and westbound traffic from 6:00 p.m. on Friday, June 19 until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 21 to accommodate a CN railway crossing reconstruction project...

Cornish Library celebrates 100 years
June 15, 2015 - Winnipeg Public Library's two oldest branches, St. John's Library (500 Salter Street) and Cornish Library (20 West Gate), celebrate 100 years of serving ...

Temporary closure of Munroe Avenue between Henderson Highway and Brazier Street
June 12, 2015 - Munroe Avenue between Henderson Highway and Brazier Street will be closed to all vehicular traffic from 6:00 a.m. on Monday, June 15, 2015 to accommodate a catch basin repair. The roadway is anticipated to reopen on Thursday, June 18, 2015. Pedestrian access will be maintained during this time...

Repairs to the Norwood Bridge to commence June 15
June 12, 2015 - Bridge deck repairs will begin on the northbound Norwood Bridge on Queen Elizabeth Way over the Red River on Monday, June 15...

St. John's Library celebrates 100 years
June 12, 2015 - Winnipeg Public Library's two oldest branches, St. John's Library (500 Salter Street) and Cornish Library (20 West Gate), celebrate 100 years of serving their communities this month...

Temporary closure of Sargent Avenue from Kennedy Street to Edmonton Street
June 11, 2015 - Sargent Avenue from Kennedy Street to Edmonton Street is currently closed in both directions while crews work to repair a water main break...

Vision plan for Winnipeg Public Libraries released
June 11, 2015 - The City of Winnipeg's public library is launching a new five-year strategic plan, which is the result of community consultations, staff and stakeholder input, and analysis of trends and issues affecting public library service today...

Winnipeg Transit options for FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™
June 11, 2015 - The City of Winnipeg welcomes the world as it hosts the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™...

24 hour public notice: Adult nuisance mosquito fogging program to begin
June 10, 2015 - To date, the Insect Control Branch (ICB) has used a combination of larviciding and residual treatments to control mosquito populations...

Winnipeg paramedic receives prestigious award for work with at-risk populations in Winnipeg
June 10, 2015 - Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) member Ryan Sneath received the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (PCC) Award of Excellence in the client centered initiative category at the recent Paramedic Chiefs of Canada conference in Niagara Falls, Ontario...

Bike Week Winnipeg returns for another year of citywide festivities
June 9, 2015 - For the second year in a row, bicycle riders in Winnipeg can enjoy the new and returning events happening around the city for Bike Week Winnipeg when it kicks off on June 13, 2015...

Zipper merge pilot project to be incorporated into Lagimodiere Boulevard lane closure
June 9, 2015 - The City is launching a zipper merge pilot project, as directed by Council on May 27, 2015, at an existing work zone on Lagimodiere Boulevard beginning June 10...

Tee up the City of Winnipeg golf app today!
June 5, 2015 - Golfers, get ready: the City of Winnipeg's golf app is ready for download to your iPhone or Android device! This free app is the first of its kind in Manitoba and will be your best buddy all season, from booking your tee time to tracking your scoring statistics and everything in between. As a pilot project, the City of Winnipeg Golf Services app currently services Kildonan Park and Windsor Park golf courses...

Reminder: Winnipeg Transit options for FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™
June 5, 2015 - The City of Winnipeg is excited to host the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™! To get you to the games, Winnipeg Transit has several regular routes that will operate to and from Investors Group Field (known as Winnipeg Stadium for the duration of the tournament) and the University of Manitoba before and after matches...

"NEW" tabs added to Sunday/Holiday Bicycle Route signage to increase visibility and safety
June 5, 2015 - Additional signage is currently being installed along designated Sunday/Holiday Bicycle Routes to enhance awareness and visibility of new rules for these routes. Bright,noticeable "new" tabs will be attached to the existing Sunday/Holiday Bicycle Route signage to draw attention to the signs to increase safety as residents become accustomed to the new approach for these routes...

Lane closure on westbound Ellice Avenue between Empress Street and Milt Stegall Drive
June 3, 2015 - The two westbound lanes on Ellice Avenue between Empress Street and Milt Stegall Drive will be closed from 6:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 4 to accommodate a roadway reconstruction project...

Construction on the Sherbrook Pool commences
June 3, 2015 - Construction at the Sherbrook Pool is on schedule and commenced this week, beginning with repairs to the roof...

Street closures in place during the Ellice Avenue Street Festival
June 3, 2015 - The following street closure will be in place on June 6, 2015 during the Ellice Ave Street Festival..

Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program helps homeowners keep basements dry
June 2, 2015 - Protect your home against basement flooding this summer by taking advantage of the Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program...

Street Closures in place during the Transcona Hi-Neighbour Festival
June 2, 2015 - The following street closures will be in place between June 4, 2015 and June 7, 2015 during the Transcona Hi-Neighbour festival...

Get up, get out and get active!
June 1, 2015 - To mark National Health and Fitness Day, the City of Winnipeg will be providing free access to city-run aquatic and recreation facilities on Saturday, June 6 during scheduled public use times...

Last update: July 3, 2015