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2016 May News Releases

Public invited to open house on North St. Boniface Secondary Plan and Boulevard Provencher Planned Development Overlay
May 31, 2016 - The public is invited to an open house on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 regarding the North St. Boniface Secondary Plan and Boulevard Provencher Planned Development Overlay (PDO) Review...

Winnipeggers invited to open house about the proposed park plan for the East End Cultural & Leisure Centre greenspace
May 31, 2016 - Winnipeggers are invited to attend a public open house to view the proposed park plan for the East End Cultural & Leisure Centre greenspace and active transportation connection...

City announces winner of 1919 Winnipeg General Strike Design Competition
May 30, 2016 - The City of Winnipeg is pleased to announce Monteyne Architecture Works as the winner of the design competition to commemorate the labour movement that resulted in the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike...

More Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service paramedics to access advanced heart attack therapy
May 30, 2016 - After introducing advanced heart attack therapy in 2008, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) has recently completed STEMI (ST segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction) training with all Primary Care Paramedics (PCP)...

Hemson Consulting Ltd. Selected to Prepare a Growth Study for the City of Winnipeg
May 27, 2016 - Today, Hemson Consulting Ltd. was awarded the contract to conduct a growth study for the City of Winnipeg...

North Winnipeg Antenna System Project Public Information Session
May 27, 2016 - Winnipeggers are invited to an information session about the North Winnipeg Antenna System Project...

Keep cool and have fun at City of Winnipeg outdoor aquatics facilities this summer
May 27, 2016 - Find fun in the sun this summer at Winnipeg's spray pads, outdoor pools and wading pools...

Provencher Bridge to be completely closed for maintenance on May 28 and 29
May 26, 2016 - Eastbound and westbound directions of the Provencher Bridge will be completely closed to traffic starting at 6:00 a.m. Saturday, May 28 and reopening at 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 29...

Road closures on Chancellor Matheson Road from May 26 to May 29 for Play On! Ball Hockey Tournament
May 26, 2016 - Chancellor Matheson Road will be closed on the following dates and times to accommodate the Play On! Ball Hockey tournament...

Public invited to provide feedback on residential parking permit and loading zone programs
May 25, 2016 - The Winnipeg Parking Authority (WPA) is currently reviewing its delivery of the residential parking permit and loading zone programs...

Advance Voting Begins Today
May 25, 2016 - A School Trustee By-Election for the School Divisions of River East Transcona (Ward 3), St. James-Assiniboia (King Edward-Deer Lodge Ward) and Louis Riel (Ward 2) will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2016...

Portions of Meadowbrook Road and Mission Street to be closed for railway crossing reconstruction projects
May 24, 2016 - The following road closures will be in effect this week for CP railway crossing reconstruction projects...

Winnipeg Public Library seeks next Writer-in-Residence
May 24, 2016 - Winnipeg Public Library hosts many literary and learning programs to enhance the cultural vitality of the city...

Join the Agents of S.W.A.T. and fight mosquitoes before they hatch!
May 24, 2016 - Today the City of Winnipeg's Insect Control Branch unveiled its latest weapon in the fight against mosquitoes...

Council to begin temporary move to Administration Building to accommodate Council Building redevelopment
May 24, 2016 - Tomorrow, City Councillors will begin their temporary move to the Administration Building located at 510 Main Street to accommodate the redevelopment of the Council Building...

Certain City of Winnipeg spray pads to open this long weekend
May 21, 2016 - Find fun in the sun this long weekend at some Winnipeg spray pads...

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service celebrates Paramedic Service Week
May 20, 2016 - Paramedics Service Week 2016 is being held across Canada from May 22 to May 29...

Combined sewer overflow discharge reports now available online
May 20, 2016 - The City of Winnipeg is releasing the number of combined sewer overflows (CSO) occurring each year, as well as the volume released in each overflow event...

Susan Auch Oval to close temporarily for construction of the Sargent Park Beach Volleyball Courts for the 2017 Canada Games
May 20, 2016 - The Susan Auch Oval situated between Sargent Park Arena and the Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex located at 999 Sargent Avenue will be closed to the public from May 24 until the end of July for the construction of the Sargent Park Beach Volleyball Courts for the 2017 Canada Games...

Assiniboine river walk to open for the May long weekend
May 20, 2016 - Starting this Saturday, May 21, the Assiniboine river walk from the Osborne Bridge to the Main Street Bridge will be open to the public just in time for the May long weekend...

Winnipeggers invited to take advantage of Sunday/holiday bicycle routes starting May 22
May 19, 2016 - Winnipeggers are invited to take advantage of the City’s Sunday/holiday bicycle routes starting Sunday, May 22 until Monday, October 10...

Free Land Use Planning Workshop Offered June 4
May 19, 2016 - The City of Winnipeg is pleased to offer a free public workshop, Land Use Planning – The Big Picture on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the Millennium Library...

Southbound Main Street reduced to a single lane between Higgins Avenue and Henry Avenue
May 19, 2016 - Two southbound lanes on Main Street between Higgins Avenue and Henry Avenue will be closed temporarily to vehicles starting at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, May 20 for sewer repairs...

Victoria Day long weekend operating hours for City of Winnipeg facilities and services
May 19, 2016 - All civic offices are closed on Monday, May 23, 2016...

Voter eligibility for the 2016 City of Winnipeg By-Election
May 16, 2016 - The City of Winnipeg is reminding citizens about the requirements to be eligible to vote for School Trustees in the School Divisions of River East Transcona (Ward 3), St. James-Assiniboia (King Edward-Deer Lodge Ward) and Louis Riel (Ward 2) in the upcoming 2016 City of Winnipeg By-Election which will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2016...

Mayor Bowman Presents 2016 Mayor's BIZ Awards
May 13, 2016 - At today's 2016 Mayor's Business Improvement Zones (BIZ) Awards ceremony, Mayor Brian Bowman will recognize 16 Winnipeg individuals and organizations that have made contributions to enhance their local Business Improvement Zones...

Rapid Transit continues moving forward
May 13, 2016 - Building a city-wide rapid transit network took significant steps forward today with the naming of Plenary Roads Winnipeg as the preferred bidder for the construction of the Southwest Rapid Transitway (Stage 2), as well as the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking to undertake a functional study to examine possible routes for a rapid transit corridor connecting east Winnipeg with the downtown Mayor Brian Bowman announced today...

Shaftesbury Boulevard between Wilkes Avenue and West Taylor Boulevard closed for railway crossing reconstruction project
May 13, 2016 - Shaftesbury Boulevard between Wilkes Avenue and West Taylor Boulevard will be completely closed to northbound and southbound traffic starting at 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 15 for a CN railway crossing reconstruction project. Shaftesbury Boulevard will reopen at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, 2016...

Spring cleaning program ends Friday, May 13, 2016
May 13, 2016 - The City's spring cleaning of streets, sidewalks and boulevards is now complete...

Residents reminded of upcoming Spring Curbside Giveaway Weekend
May 12, 2016 - Residents are reminded that this weekend, May 14 and 15, 2016, is the first giveaway weekend of this year...

Reminder: Lyndale Drive Retaining Wall Study open house takes place this Thursday
May 11, 2016 - Winnipeggers are invited to an open house about the Lyndale Drive retaining wall, between Monck Avenue and Gauvin Street, which is nearing the end of its life cycle and requires rehabilitation or replacement...

Insect Control Update 3
May 11, 2016 - Today, the City of Winnipeg announced the start of its forest tent caterpillar control program and elm bark beetle control program, and provided an update on the spring mosquito larviciding program...

Urban Forestry Branch to conduct inventory of Ash trees on private property
May 11, 2016 - The City of Winnipeg’s Urban Forestry Branch is conducting an inventory of Ash trees on private property to augment the City’s public tree inventory and to continue its preparation for the arrival of the Emerald Ash Borer beetle...

Martin Berman Postcard Collection added to PastForward: Digital Public History at Winnipeg Public Library
May 10, 2016 - Winnipeg Public Library has added thousands of high-resolution images of early Winnipeg for public use in the new Martin Berman postcard collection...

City of Winnipeg to offer paramedics to assist in Fort McMurray emergency
May 9, 2016 - The City of Winnipeg has received an official request for advanced and primary care paramedics to provide assistance at various Alberta reception centres...

Winnipeg’s Spring Curbside Giveaway Weekend just around the corner: May 14 and 15
May 6, 2016 - Are you doing some spring cleaning and have some items in good condition that you’ll never use again?

Winnipeggers reminded to “Park Smart!”
May 6, 2016 - 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...

Complete closure of Selkirk Avenue from Salter Street to McGregor Street to begin Monday, May 9
May 6, 2016 - Selkirk Avenue between Salter Street and McGregor Street will be completely closed to vehicular traffic starting at 7:00 a.m., Monday, May 9...

Logan Avenue between Keewatin Street and Cecil Street closed to all eastbound traffic beginning Saturday, May 7
May 6, 2016 - Logan Avenue between Keewatin Street and Cecil Street will be subject to significant lane closures starting Saturday, May 7 at 11:00 a.m. for a water main renewal project...

Mayor Bowman Announces Funding to Support Inuit Art Centre
May 6, 2016 - Winnipeg is one step closer to becoming an international leader in Indigenous arts and culture with a City of Winnipeg investment into the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s (WAG) Inuit Art Centre, Mayor Brian Bowman announced today...

Weekend Pre-collection of Yard Waste Begins May 7 & 8
May 5, 2016 - Due to the large volumes of yard waste placed out for collection this spring, weekend pre-collection of yard waste will begin this weekend...

Southbound lanes closed on Ferry Road between Ness Avenue and Bruce Avenue
May 5, 2016 - The two southbound lanes on Ferry Road between Ness Avenue and Bruce Avenue have been closed to vehicular traffic effective immediately until repairs related to a sinkhole are completed...

Winnipeg Public Library wins innovation award
May 5, 2016 - The Manitoba Library Association has named Winnipeg Public Library as the recipient of this year's Manitoba Library Innovation of the Year Award for the Integration of Makerspace Philosophy in Programming and Service Delivery...

Help keep your community safe from fire this summer
May 5, 2016 - Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service crews will begin their annual neighbourhood fire prevention inspections in the coming weeks...

2016 property tax bills issued this week
May 4, 2016 - Approximately 226,000 property tax bills are being mailed on Thursday, May 5. The deadline for paying this year's property taxes is June 30, 2016...

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service placing temporary ban on open-air burn permits
May 3, 2016 - Due to low ground moisture and high winds in the city, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service is placing a temporary ban on issuing open-air burn permits in order to prevent the accidental spread of fire...

Annual Summer Water Meter Reading Program begins Wednesday, May 4, 2016
May 2, 2016 - Starting Wednesday, May 4, 2016, and continuing until the end of August, City of Winnipeg staff will be visiting homes weekdays between 2:30 p.m. and dusk...

Last update: May 31, 2016