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2016 June News Releases

Citizens invited to public information session for the Southwest Rapid Transitway (Stage 2)
June 30 - Citizens are invited to attend a public information session to view the plans for the Southwest Rapid Transitway (Stage 2)...

Southbound St. John Ambulance Way from Eastway exiting onto eastbound Portage Avenue will remain closed until Friday July 8
June 30 - Southbound St. John Ambulance Way from Eastway exiting onto eastbound Portage Avenue will remain temporarily closed to vehicles until Friday, July 8 for a watermain renewal project...

Eastbound Colony Street between Good Street and Osborne Street N will be closed to traffic on Sunday, July 3
June 30 - Eastbound Colony Street between Good Street and Osborne Street N will be closed to traffic on Sunday, July 3 from 8:00 a.m. until noon for an MTS project...

Living Prairie Museum presents Theme Thursdays in July and August
June 30 - Join the Living Prairie Museum for free, family education programs every Thursday from July 14 to August 25...

Skywalk between Delta Winnipeg and RBC Convention Centre to be closed from July 4 to September 2
June 29 - The public is advised that the skywalk between the Delta Winnipeg and RBC Convention Centre will be closed from Monday, July 4 to Friday, September 2 to accommodate structural repairs...

Newly-renovated St. Vital Outdoor Pool officially opens to the public tomorrow
June 29 - At an event today, Councillor Brian Mayes officially celebrated the reopening of the newly renovated St. Vital Outdoor Pool. The pool will open to the public on Thursday, June 30, 2016, and will offer free admission from Thursday, June 30 to Sunday, July 3 to welcome the public to the renovated facility...

Elmwood Kildonans Pool reopens tomorrow after temporary closure
June 28 - Elmwood Kildonans Pool, located at 909 Concordia Avenue, will reopen tomorrow, Wednesday, June 29 at 6:00 a.m. following a temporary closure due to a fire in the pool's basement...

City services during potential Canada Post work stoppage
June 28 - The City of Winnipeg would like to advise citizens and businesses of changes to City services in the event of a Canada Post work stoppage...

Significant savings for Southwest Transitway with award of construction contract to Plenary Roads Winnipeg
June 28 - Today the City of Winnipeg announced significant cost savings of $120 million for the Southwest Rapid Transitway (Stage 2) and Pembina Underpass Project with the award of the construction contract to Plenary Roads Winnipeg...

Elmwood Kildonans Pool temporarily closed due to fire
June 27 - The public is advised that the Elmwood Kildonans Pool is temporarily closed today until further notice due to a fire in the pool's basement. Affected pool user groups will be contacted...

Street closures in effect for Osborne Village Canada Day celebrations
June 27 - Osborne Street from River Avenue to McMillan Avenue at Confusion Corner will be closed to traffic from 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 30 until 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 3 for the Osborne Village Street Festival...

Canada day operating hours for City of Winnipeg facilities and services
June 27 - All civic offices are closed on Canada Day, Friday, July 1, 2016...

Southbound St. John Ambulance Way from Eastway exiting onto eastbound Portage Avenue will be temporarily closed
June 24 - Southbound St. John Ambulance Way from Eastway exiting onto eastbound Portage Avenue will be temporarily closed to vehicles starting at noon on Sunday, June 26 for a watermain renewal project. It is anticipated the roadway will be reopened on Saturday, July 2...

Citizens invited to open house on plans for the Transcona Outdoor Aquatic Park
June 24 - Citizens are invited to attend a public open house to view the plans for the Transcona Outdoor Aquatic Park which include a new outdoor pool and spray pad...

City awards renovation grants to 14 community centres
June 24 - Mayor Brian Bowman announced today that 14 City-owned community centres will receive funding for renovations...

Libraries kick-off TD Summer Reading Club
June 23 - Registration for the annual TD Summer Reading Club has begun at all Winnipeg Public Library branches. Children up to age 12 are invited to drop by any branch of the library to register and to pick up their free reading kit that includes activities and a log to track time spent reading...

Reminder: City of Winnipeg 2016 property taxes are due Thursday, June 30, 2016
June 23 - The City of Winnipeg reminds the public the deadline for paying this year's property taxes is Thursday, June 30, 2016...

New Members Added to Mayor's Indigenous Advisory Circle
June 21 - New community members will be joining the Mayor's Indigenous Advisory Circle Mayor Brian Bowman announced today...

City of Winnipeg employees to celebrate National Aboriginal Day
June 20 - City of Winnipeg employees will celebrate National Aboriginal Day tomorrow, Tuesday, June 21, in the City Hall courtyard, 510 Main Street...

Public invited to information sessions on Chief Peguis Trail Extension West and the North Winnipeg Antenna System Project
June 17, 2016 - Winnipeggers are invited to attend a public information session for an update on the functional design study of the Chief Peguis Trail Extension West, between Main Street and Brookside Boulevard...

Additional consultation on implementation of the Corydon-Osborne Area Plan
June 16, 2016 - The public is invited to a workshop on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 regarding the implementation of the Corydon-Osborne Area Plan...

Waverley Street road closures start Friday, June 17 at 6:00 p.m. until Monday, June 20 at 6:00 a.m.
June 16, 2016 - In addition to regular road closures on Sunday, June 19 for the Manitoba Marathon, motorists are advised of the following road closures that will also be in place that weekend on Waverley Street from 6:00 p.m. on Friday, June 17 until 6:00 a.m. on Monday, June 20...

Motorists can expect traffic impacts on Sunday, June 19 with the 2016 Manitoba Marathon route reversal
June 16, 2016 - On Sunday, June 19, 2016 the public is advised to expect traffic impacts and delays during the 2016 Manitoba Marathon...

Winnipeg Public Library launches Family Literacy Playground
June 16, 2016 - Today, the newest Family Literacy Playground was launched at the Millennium Library...

Insect Control Update 5
June 15, 2016 - To date, the Insect Control Branch (ICB) has used a combination of larviciding and residual treatments to control mosquito populations. These measures alone are no longer sufficient to control the current adult nuisance mosquito population, therefore an adult nuisance mosquito fogging program will be implemented...

Street Closures in place during the TD Jazz Winnipeg Festival
June 15, 2016 - The following street closures will be in place between June 16 and June 20 during the TD Jazz Winnipeg Festival...

Bike Week returns for another year of citywide festivities
June 14, 2016 - For the third year in a row, bicycle riders in Winnipeg can enjoy events happening around the city for Bike Week when it kicks off on June 18, 2016. This year, Bike Week Winnipeg presents seven days of new and returning bike programming, including over 60 city-wide pit stops to service a predicted 4,000 riders participating in the 9th annual Bike to Work Day on Friday, June 24...

Mayor Statements on Orlando and Passing of Mr David Sanders
June 13, 2016 - Mayor Brian Bowman issued the following statements in response to the tragic events in Orlando, Florida over the weekend, and in response to learning of the passing of Mr. David Sanders...

Winnipeggers invited to view and provide feedback on preferred designs for two pedestrian and cycling projects
June 10, 2016 - Winnipeggers are invited to view and provide feedback on preferred designs for two pedestrian and cycling projects: the Downtown Bike Lane System and West Alexander Cycling Corridor projects...

Complete closure of Ellice Avenue from Sherbrook Street to Langside Street on Saturday, June 11
June 10, 2016 - Ellice Avenue between Sherbrook Street and Langside Street will be completely closed to vehicular traffic from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 11...

Reminder: Tomorrow is By-Election day
June 10, 2016 - Tomorrow is By-Election Day 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). Polls will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m...

Say hello to peggo!
June 10, 2016 - Today, Winnipeg Transit launched its new electronic fare collection system ‘peggo’ which will operate on all transit buses using reloadable fare cards and readers...

Winnipeg's Pedestrian and Cycling Strategies wins national award
June 9, 2016 - The City of Winnipeg's Pedestrian and Cycling Strategies has won a national award for planning excellence from the Canadian Institute of Planners in the Sustainable Mobility, Transportation, and Infrastructure Category...

Voters Reminded to Bring Identification
June 9, 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...

Fermor Avenue between Archibald Street and Autumnwood Drive to be closed for railway crossing reconstruction project
June 8, 2016 - Fermor Avenue between Archibald Street and Autumnwood Drive will be completely closed to eastbound and westbound traffic starting at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, June 10 for a CP railway crossing reconstruction project. Fermor Avenue will reopen at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, June 13, 2016...

Winnipeg's urban forest to see some ReLeaf in 2016
June 6, 2016 - The City of Winnipeg has been awarded a $20,000 grant from Tree Canada and TD Friends of the Environment Foundation to fund the Winnipeg ReLeaf program in 2016...

Portions of Messier Street and Cottonwood Road to be closed for railway crossing reconstruction projects
June 3, 2016 - The following road closures will be in effect over the next week for CP railway crossing reconstruction projects...

Assiniboine Riverwalk temporarily closed due to recent rainfall
June 3, 2016 - The Assiniboine Riverwalk has been temporarily closed due to recent heavy rains which caused the Assiniboine River to rise and flood the walkway...

Citizens invited to a series of pop-up engagement events about beekeeping in the city
June 3, 2016 - The City of Winnipeg is looking at expanding opportunities for urban beekeeping in the city and is inviting citizens to provide feedback in a series of pop-up engagement events on the topic...

Get active with the City of Winnipeg!
June 3, 2016 - The City of Winnipeg is participating in this year's National Health and Fitness Day by providing free access to City-run aquatic and recreation facilities on Saturday, June 4 during scheduled public use times...

Public invited to fill out accessibility survey
June 2, 2016 - The City of Winnipeg invites members of the public and interested organizations to fill out an accessibility survey…

Insect Control Update 4
June 2, 2016 - Today the City of Winnipeg's Insect Control Branch provided an update on the mosquito larviciding program and forest tent caterpillar program…

Westbound Concordia Avenue between Molson Street and Gateway Road will be completely closed to traffic beginning Saturday, June 4
June 2, 2016 - Westbound Concordia Avenue between Molson Street and Gateway Road will be completely closed to traffic beginning Saturday, June 4 at 4:00 p.m. for a road reconstruction project…

Edmonton Street temporarily closed between Portage Avenue and Graham Avenue
June 2, 2016 - This Friday, June 3, Edmonton Street between Portage Avenue and Graham Avenue will be temporarily closed from noon until 3:30 p.m., to accommodate the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Sharing Dance Day…

Archibald Street between Messier Street and Kavanagh Street to be closed for railway crossing reconstruction project
June 1, 2016 - Archibald Street between Messier Street and Kavanagh Street will be completely closed to northbound and southbound traffic starting at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, June 3 for a CN railway crossing reconstruction project…

Street closures in place during the Transcona Hi-Neighbour Festival
June 1, 2016 - The following street closures will be in place between June 2 and June 5 during the Transcona Hi-Neighbour festival…

Residential fire on Manitoba Avenue
June 1, 2016 - At 4:30 a.m. this morning, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service crews responded to a report of a fire in the upper level of a wood framed two storey, four-unit residential complex in the four hundred block of Manitoba Avenue…

Last update: July 4, 2016