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2015 September News Releases

Mayor Bowman strengthens accountability and capital project management
September 30, 2015 - Demonstrating a continued commitment to increase accountability through greater openness and transparency, Mayor Brian Bowman today launched the Capital Expenditures Monthly Report, a new online tool that makes all active city infrastructure projects, with associated budgets and spending, accessible to the public in machine readable format...

Controlled burns to take place throughout Winnipeg
September 29, 2015 - The City of Winnipeg Public Works Department will be conducting controlled burns in various natural areas between October 1 and November 15, 2015, weather conditions permitting.

Middle lanes of Main Street closed from Portage Avenue to Pioneer Avenue
September 28, 2015 - The middle two lanes of southbound Main Street from Portage Avenue to Pioneer Avenue had to be closed on Sunday, September 27 for a valve renewal project...

Mayor Bowman announces improvements to Access to Information
September 28, 2015 - To kick start international Right to Know Week, Mayor Brian Bowman today announced that, on a go-forward basis, public information released by the City through Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) applications, along with additional proactively disclosed civic government documents, will be published online and accessible to everyone...

Adsum Public Art & Seating Plaza officially opens
September 24, 2015 - Representatives from the Winnipeg Arts Council, the City of Winnipeg, and the Province of Manitoba celebrated the opening of the Adsum Public Art & Seating Plaza today in Adsum Park...

Upcoming bridge closures this weekend
September 24, 2015 - The following bridge closures will be in place this weekend...

Aboriginal Scholarship and Service Award offered to 12 students
September 23, 2015 - In continuing the City of Winnipeg’s commitment to providing positive opportunities for aboriginal youth, the City of Winnipeg’s Aboriginal Youth Strategy, Oshki Annishinabe Nigaaniwak (OAN), recently granted 12 students the Aboriginal Scholarship and Service Award...

Upcoming lane closure on Edmonton Street
September 21, 2015 - Edmonton Street will be closed to all vehicular traffic from York Avenue to the first public lane north of Broadway on Tuesday, September 22 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. to accommodate work at the RBC Convention Centre. Pedestrian access on Edmonton Street will be maintained...

Skywalk between Delta Winnipeg Hotel and RBC Winnipeg Convention Centre to reopen early this week
September 20, 2015 - As repairs to the skywalk between the Delta Winnipeg Hotel and the RBC Winnipeg Convention Centre continue to progress, the majority of the skywalk will reopen to the public early this week...

Community celebrates grand opening of Transcona East End Community Club Arena expansion
September 19, 2015 - Minister of Municipal Government Drew Caldwell, Mayor Brian Bowman, Daryl Reid, MLA for Transcona and Russ Wyatt, City Councillor for the Transcona ward joined community members today to officially open the Transcona East End Community Club Arena...

Water feeder main work may temporarily cause discoloured water for some residents in eastern parts of the city
September 18, 2015 - Beginning Saturday night, work will start to inspect a section of a water feeder main crossing the Seine River. To begin this work, the feeder main must be shut off...

National Summit To Encourage Racial Inclusion Begins Today in Winnipeg
September 17, 2015 - Nearly 1,000 guests will gather for the sold-out inaugural ONE: The Mayor’s National Summit on Racial Inclusion to be held tonight and tomorrow in Winnipeg...

Upcoming closure of King Street between William Avenue and James Avenue
September 17, 2015 - King Street will be closed to all vehicular traffic between William Avenue and James Avenue on Saturday, September 19 between 12:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. to accommodate the CHAIR YOUR IDEA event. The original release stated the closure would occur on Saturday, September 19 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m...

Winnipeg Police Service to take possession of new headquarters facility on December 15
September 17, 2015 - Today the Public Service announced a possession date for the new Winnipeg Police Service Headquarters (245 Smith Street). The Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) will take possession of their new headquarters on December 15, 2015...

Mayor Bowman opens City information for innovative sharing
September 16, 2015 - Mayor Bowman announced changes today that build on his commitment to make City data more accessible to the public, beginning with records produced from the upcoming September 2015 meeting of Council...

Community celebrates grand opening of Garden City Community Centre – Seven Oaks Arena
September 12, 2015 - At a ceremony today, representatives from the Manitoba government and Mayor Brian Bowman joined community members to officially open the Garden City Community Centre multi-pad arena development...

Community consultations begin for three City pedestrian and cycling projects
September 11, 2015 - Projects include pedestrian and cycling improvements for communities in downtown, West Alexander and northwest Winnipeg...

Winnipeg Police Board announces members of the Indigenous Council on Policing and Crime Prevention
September 11, 2015 - Councillor Scott Gillingham, Chair of the Winnipeg Police Board, announced the members of the Board’s Indigenous Council on Policing and Crime Prevention today at one of the Board’s regular public meetings...

Winnipeg Transit releases revised fall service schedule
September 10, 2015 - City officials today provided an update regarding transit service adjustments and announced that a revised fall service schedule will be released at 4:00 a.m. on Friday, September 11...

Residents reminded of upcoming Fall Curbside Giveaway Weekend: September 12 and 13
September 10, 2015 - Residents are reminded that this weekend, September 12 and 13, 2015, is the second giveaway weekend of this year...

Street closure in place during the Sherbrook Street Festival
September 10, 2015 - The following street closure will be in place this weekend during the Sherbrook Street Festival...

Upcoming street closures for ManyFest 2015
September 10, 2015 - The following street closures will be in place this weekend to accommodate ManyFest 2015...

Transit service reductions expected
September 9, 2015 - Citizens are advised that due to a shortage of buses available for regular Transit service, a reduction of available service on select transit routes can be expected until further notice…

Public invited to design unveiling for the new Crescent Drive Park pavilion
September 9, 2015 - Bring a neighbor, bring a friend – you're invited to the unveiling of the conceptual design for the new park pavilion at Crescent Drive Park on Tuesday, September 15...

Busy schools, busy streets: reminder to observe signage and traffic regulations around schools
September 9, 2015 - Pedestrian and vehicular traffic on residential streets near schools will get busier as school gets back in session...

Ness Avenue sinkhole repairs have begun and are expected to take approximately two weeks to complete
September 8, 2015 - Repairs related to the sinkhole at the southwest corner of Ness Avenue at Sturgeon Creek have begun and will be completed as soon as possible...

Get involved! Tell the City your thoughts on improving communications and public engagement
September 8, 2015 - The City of Winnipeg invites you to participate in a survey about how you would like us to communicate with you, and engage with you on City projects...

Study finds innovative, effective practices in Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service’s integrated service model
September 8, 2015 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service’s integrated service model has been identified as a leading model amongst Canadian municipalities by a study conducted by a Carleton University researcher...

Return to regular hours for St. Vital and Louis Riel Libraries
September 8, 2015 - St. Vital Library (6 Fermor Avenue) and Louis Riel Library (1168 Dakota Street) will return to regular hours on Wednesday, September 9 following a temporary hours change to accommodate construction at St. Vital Library...

Street closure on Ness Avenue due to emergency sewer repairs
September 4, 2015 - Ness Avenue is closed in both directions between School Road and Valley View Drive, over Sturgeon Creek...

City of Winnipeg to present options for crossing the CPR Yards at Open House
September 4, 2015 - The Arlington Bridge over the CPR Yards is nearing the end of its useful life and fixing it is not possible. In order to develop a plan to ensure pedestrians, cyclists and motorists can move safely and efficiently across the railway yards, the City has been progressing with the CPR Yards Crossing Study and will be presenting recommended options at two upcoming open houses...

Serving up some fun! River Heights playground and tennis courts officially announced
September 4, 2015 - The City of Winnipeg and the Province of Manitoba today celebrated the opening of the new River Heights playground and tennis courts at the Central Corydon Community Centre, at 1370 Grosvenor Avenue...

St. James Legion Memorial Playground officially opens
September 4, 2015 - Officials from the City of Winnipeg and the Province of Manitoba today celebrated the reopening of the St. James Legion Memorial Playground at the corner of Silver Avenue and Sackville Street...

Winnipeg Police Board releases results of its 2015 community consultation meetings
September 3, 2015 - The Winnipeg Police Board has published summaries of its 2015 community consultation meetings to give a preview of the input the Board will be considering when it updates the 2015-2019 Strategic Plan for the Winnipeg Police Service later this year...

Winnipeg’s Fall Curbside Giveaway Weekend just around the corner: September 12 and 13
September 3, 2015 - Are you doing fall cleaning and have some items in good condition that you’ll never use again?

Winnipeg Transit Fall Schedule in effect September 6
September 3, 2015 - Beginning Sunday, September 6, 2015 Winnipeg Transit’s Fall Schedule will be in effect on the following routes...

Operating hours for City of Winnipeg facilities and services during Labour Day long weekend
September 3, 2015 - All civic offices are closed on Labour Day, Monday, September 7, 2015...

Winnipeggers invited to provide feedback on how to limit combined sewer overflows
September 2, 2015 - Public meetings will be held in September to allow Winnipeggers to share their views on potential strategies to control combined sewer overflows (CSOs)...

Beat the heat and enjoy City of Winnipeg amenities!
September 2, 2015 - With warm weather continuing in the forecast, citizens are reminded that the City of Winnipeg continues to offer a number of aquatic amenities. Come join the fun at one of our spray pads, outdoor swimming pools or wading pools throughout the city...

Public invited to an information session about the Saskatchewan Avenue over Omand's Creek Bridge Replacement
September 1, 2015 - The public is invited to an information session about the Saskatchewan Avenue over Omand's Creek Bridge Replacement...

2015-16 Writer-in-Residence selected
September 1, 2015 - Patricia Robertson has been selected as Winnipeg Public Library's Writer-in-Residence for 2015-16. Starting October 1, 2015 and ending in April 2016, she will provide writing guidance to the public through individual consultations and group workshops, while also working on her own writing projects...

Last update: September 30, 2015