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2015 November News Releases

City of Winnipeg invites feedback on budget priorities and preferences
November 30, 2015 - The City of Winnipeg will once again be conducting budget consultations to help shape the direction of the 2016 City Budget...

Winnipeg Transit presents the Santa Bus
November 30, 2015 - The Santa Bus is driving the holiday spirit starting Tuesday, December 1 until Thursday, December 24...

CentreVenture Mandate to be Reaffirmed
November 27, 2015 - A motion scheduled to be considered by Executive Policy Committee next week recommends that CentreVenture Development Corporation's mandate be reaffirmed as the City of Winnipeg's lead agency tasked with providing leadership in the planning, development, coordination, and implementation of projects and activities in downtown Winnipeg.

Major water feeder mains to be returned to full pressure this week
November 27, 2015 - On Saturday night, feeder mains that cross the river will be returned to full service around 11:30 p.m. They were recently turned off, inspected for potential faults, and cleaned. When the feeder mains are turned back on, brown water is not expected. However, if the work does not go according to plan (for example, if there is a break on the water main) there is a chance that residents may experience some discoloured water.

Annual Snow Route Parking Ban begins Tuesday, December 1
November 27, 2015 - The City's Annual Snow Route Parking Ban will take effect at 2:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 1, 2015.

Reminder: Winnipeg Transit options for 103rd Grey Cup festivities
November 26, 2015 - The City of Winnipeg is excited to welcome the 103rd Grey Cup Festival to our city this year!

Winnipeg welcomes Santa Claus!
November 26, 2015 - On Saturday, November 28, 2015, a number of road closures will be in effect to accommodate the Grey Cup Festival Santa Claus Parade...

Adoptable dogs looking for a home for the holidays!
November 25, 2015 - With the holidays approaching, Animal Services officials are hoping to find forever homes for as many dogs in their facility as possible. Animal Services will hold will a dog sale event on Friday, November 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m...

Statement from Mayor Brian Bowman on Syrian Refugees
November 22, 2015 - Over recent days, many different thoughts have been expressed about refugees, and a lot of opinions have been volunteered on how countries should be responding to the humanitarian crisis facing Syria...

Winnipeg Transit options for 103rd Grey Cup festivities
November 20, 2015 - The City of Winnipeg is excited to welcome the 103rd Grey Cup Festival to our city this year! To get you to the game and pre-game celebrations safely, Winnipeg Transit has several route options available to you...

Skywalk between Delta Winnipeg Hotel and RBC Convention Centre to reopen
November 20, 2015 - Citizens are advised that the structural repairs have been completed on the skywalk that links the Delta Winnipeg Hotel and RBC Winnipeg Convention Centre. The skywalk will re-open to pedestrian traffic today, Friday, November 20, and remain open until after Grey Cup festivities have concluded...

Crews continue snow clearing operations
November 19, 2015 - Crews have been hard at work applying salt on city streets to improve traction since the rain and snow started last night. This afternoon and evening, crews will begin plowing priority 1 (regional) streets and then move on to target priority 2 (bus route/collector) streets...

City's Aboriginal Youth Strategy hosts 6th annual Oshki Annishinabe Nigaaniwak Celebration
November 19, 2015 - Today, fifty-five Aboriginal youth will receive 58 awards and recognitions at the 6th annual Oshki Annishinabe Nigaaniwak Celebration...

Animal Services to host Santa photo and craft event
November 19, 2015 - Give your pet a chance to share their Christmas wishes with Santa! Santa will be at Animal Services for seasonal pet photos on Saturday, November 21, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m...

City of Winnipeg ready to deal with potential rain/snowfall
November 18, 2015 - As a combination of rain and snow is in the forecast for the city this evening and overnight, City of Winnipeg crews are in a ‘ready-to-serve’ position to deal with the change in weather...

Report recommends the award of Public Safety Radio Contracts
November 13, 2015 - An administrative report published today recommends the purchase of a City-owned and operated P25 radio system and services, through contracts awarded as part of the Public Safety Radio Project...

Funding agreement offsets need to raise transit fares, paves way to fund rapid transit
November 13, 2015 - an agreement between the City of Winnipeg and the Province of Manitoba offsets a 2015 Budget plan to raise transit fares by five cents over and above inflationary increases, and helps pave the way to fund the second stage of Winnipeg’s southwest rapid transit corridor...

Traffic restrictions at Pembina Highway at Bison Drive/Chancellor Matheson Road
November 13, 2015 - Pembina Highway at Bison Drive/Chancellor Matheson Road will be restricted to one northbound lane and two southbound lanes this Sunday, November 15 between 7:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. to accommodate MTS utility work...

Upcoming lane closures on William Avenue
November 13, 2015 - Eastbound William Avenue between Sherbrook Street and Lydia Street will be closed from Sunday, November 15 at 10:00 a.m. until Wednesday, November 25 at 7:00 p.m. to accommodate Manitoba Hydro utility work....

Upcoming closure on Johnson Avenue West
November 12, 2015 - Johnson Avenue West between Henderson Highway and Brazier Street will be closed to vehicular traffic on Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. to accommodate water utility repairs...

Major water feeder main to be returned to full pressure this week
November 10, 2015 - Tomorrow night, a feeder main that crosses the Assiniboine River at St. James Street will be returned to full service...

Sod-turning marks the beginning of new fieldhouse at Dakota Community Centre
November 10, 2015 - Representatives from the Province of Manitoba, City of Winnipeg and the Dakota Community Centre today participated in a sod-turning that will officially mark the start of construction on a new multi-use fieldhouse at the Dakota Community Centre...

Millennium Library areas receive Indigenous names
November 7, 2015 - Millennium Library's two areas for Indigenous Resources, the Aboriginal Reading-in-the-Round (main floor, Children's Services) and Aboriginal Resources area (second floor, Adult Services) were given Indigenous names at a ceremony this morning...

City Hall's 2015 Christmas tree selected
November 6, 2015 - Get ready to deck the Hall! The 2015 City Hall Christmas tree will arrive at 510 Main Street on Sunday, November 8...

Upcoming closure on Empress Street
November 6, 2015 - Empress Street from Sargent Avenue to Yukon Avenue will be closed to all vehicular traffic on Sunday, November 8 between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. for a hydrant repair...

Remembrance Day operating hours for City of Winnipeg facilities and services
November 6, 2015 - All civic offices are closed on Wednesday, November 11, 2015...

Railway crossing closure on Ellice Avenue
November 5, 2015 - Ellice Avenue between Empress Street and Strathcona Street will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic from 6:00 p.m. Friday, November 6 to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, November 7 to accommodate a CP railway crossing reconstruction project...

Free land use planning workshop offered November 21
November 5, 2015 - The City of Winnipeg is pleased to offer its first public workshop, Land Use Planning – The Big Picture on November 21...

Curbside yard waste collection extended for two weeks
November 5, 2015 - The curbside yard waste collection program will be extended for two more weeks...

Advanced Care Paramedic program graduates ready to serve
November 3, 2015 - Representatives from the Province of Manitoba and the City of Winnipeg celebrated the achievements of twelve Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP) program graduates in a ceremony earlier today at City Hall...

311 experiencing high wait times
November 2, 2015 - 311 is currently experiencing higher than normal wait times as a result of the evacuation of the 311 Contact Centre...

Millennium Library celebrates 10 years with performances and a Maker Faire
November 2, 2015 - It’s been 10 years since the Millennium Library, 251 Donald Street, opened its doors following an extensive renovation and transformation from the previous Centennial Library...

Last update: November 30, 2015