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2016 September News Releases

Province, City announce new initiatives to support safer public spaces for women and girls
September 30 - A Manitoba government and City of Winnipeg partnership is launching a number of new initiatives to support safer public spaces for women, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Rochelle Squires, minister responsible for the status of women, and Cindy Gilroy, city councillor for Daniel McIntyre, announced today...

Two upcoming road closures on Ferry Road for motorists to be aware of from October 2-12
September 30 - The following two temporary lane closures will be in place on Ferry Road from October 2 until October 12...

Pan Am Pool to reopen tomorrow following facility upgrades in preparation for the 2017 Canada Summer Games
September 30 - Mayor Brian Bowman and Co-Chair of the 2017 Canada Summer Games Host Society Hubert Mesman together with City of Winnipeg staff were on-hand this morning to officially announce the reopening of the Pan Am Pool and showcase recent upgrades completed at the facility...

Mayor and Finance Chair to meet with Bond Rating Agencies
September 30 - Mayor Brian Bowman and Chair of the Standing Policy Committee on Finance, Councillor Marty Morantz, are scheduled to meet with international bond rating agencies Standard and Poor's and Moody's next week in New York to discuss the City of Winnipeg's finances and the City's projections for growth...

Four lanes of the Plessis Underpass opening tomorrow
September 29 - Four lanes at the Plessis Underpass will be open to traffic at approximately 11:00 a.m. tomorrow morning...

Northbound direction of the Arlington Bridge to be temporarily closed
September 29 - The northbound direction of the Arlington Bridge will be temporarily closed from Logan Avenue to Dufferin Avenue, starting at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, September 30 to facilitate asphalt paving of the Arlington/Dufferin intersection...

Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex pool reopens following temporary closure for unscheduled maintenance
September 28 - The public is advised that Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex pool has now reopened after water tests deemed it safe to do so. The pool closed earlier this week as a result of unscheduled maintenance due to a fouling...

Temporary lane closures in place on the St. James Bridge for roadway maintenance
September 28 - The following upcoming lane closures will be in place on the St. James Bridge for road work...

Park renamed for pioneering St. Vital Councillor Florence Pierce
September 27 - At an event this morning, City Councillor Brian Mayes (St. Vital) officially renamed Harry Paul Park at the south west corner of Fermor Avenue and St Maryâs Road to âœFlorence Pierce Parkâ in honour of a former St. Vital councillor...

City marking Right to Know Week
September 26 - Each year in September, 40 countries and 60 non-governmental organizations celebrate Right to Know Week...

Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex pool temporarily closed for maintenance due to fouling
September 26 - The public is advised that Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex, located at 999 Sargent Avenue, is closed until further notice due to unscheduled maintenance caused by a fouling...

Logan Avenue between Keewatin Street and Cecil Street closed to all westbound traffic beginning Sunday, September 25
September 23 - The Cityâs road reconstruction project continues on Logan Avenue between Cecil Street and Keewatin Street...

Section of Point Douglas Trail will be temporarily closed for pathway improvements
September 23 - A section of the North Winnipeg Parkway called the Point Douglas Trail, between Waterfront Drive and Annabella Street, will be temporarily closed for a pathway improvement project starting on Monday, September 26...

Complete Closure of Selkirk Avenue from Salter Street to McGregor Street on September 24 for Selkirk Street Festival
September 23 - On Saturday, September 24, Selkirk Avenue between Salter Street and McGregor Street will be completely closed to vehicular traffic starting at 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. for the Selkirk Street Festival...

Citizens encouraged to get involved on Boards and Commissions
September 23 - The City Clerkâs Office will be accepting applications for positions on various Boards and Commissions from September 23, 2016 to November 18, 2016...

Nomination Period for School Trustee â September 24 to 30, 2016
September 23 - A School Trustee By-Election for the Winnipeg School Division (Ward 7) will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2016...

Public invited to Candlelight Service of Remembrance
September 22 - Members of the public are invited to attend a Candlelight Service of Remembrance today, Thursday, September 22 at 8 p.m. at the Field of Honour in Brookside Cemetery, 3001 Notre Dame Avenue to recognize and honour those who have served...

Public invited to open house for the Waverley Underpass Project
September 22 - Winnipeggers are invited to attend a public open house about the Waverley Underpass project...

Transcona Kinsmen Centennial Pool status update
September 22 - Renovations to the outdoor Transcona Kinsmen Centennial Pool, located at 1101 Wabasha Street, are moving ahead...

2017 City of Winnipeg Budget Schedule Announced
September 22 - The preliminary 2017 Operating and Capital budgets will be tabled at a special meeting of Executive Policy Committee on Tuesday, November 22, 2016, and opportunities for residents to be involved in the budget process this year have been enhanced Councillor Marty Morantz, Chair of the Standing Policy Committee on Finance announced today...

Northbound direction of Arlington Street from Machray Avenue to Inkster Boulevard will be closed for road repairs starting September 22
September 21 - Starting Thursday, September 22 at 6:00 a.m., Arlington Street from Machray Avenue to Inkster Boulevard will be closed in the northbound direction for road repairs...

Mayor Bowman Announces Panel to Recommend Winnipeg's New Integrity Commissioner
September 21 - A three member panel of Council will review applications and recommend to Executive Policy Committee for Council's approval the appointment of Winnipeg's first Integrity Commissioner, Mayor Brian Bowman announced today...

Damaged water line may temporarily cause discoloured water for some residents in eastern parts of the city
September 20 - As a result of damage to a private water line, the City is manually controlling a water main and feeder main near Marion and Doucet. Residents in the east side of the city are advised that they may temporarily experience discoloured water...

McGregor Street closed between Alfred Avenue and Aberdeen Avenue
September 16 - McGregor Street is closed for emergency repairs between Alfred Avenue and Aberdeen Avenue...

Logan Avenue between McPhillips Street and Winks Street to be temporarily closed September 16-19
September 16 - Logan Avenue between McPhillips Street and Winks Street will be completely closed to both eastbound and westbound traffic starting today, September 16 at 6:00 p.m. for a wastewater and land drainage repair...

City of Winnipeg launches official School Trustee By-Election Website, App and Social Media Tools
September 16 - The 2016 School Trustee By-Election for the Winnipeg School Division (Ward 7) will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2016...

Pandora Avenue from Wabasha Street to Roanoke Street will be completely closed September 17-19
September 15 - The public is advised that Pandora Avenue from Wabasha Street to Roanoke Street will be completely closed to all vehicles from 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 17 until 6:00 a.m. on Monday, September 19 for road repairs...

City asks citizens for assistance in locating suitable Christmas tree for City Hall
September 15 - Officials from the City of Winnipeg's Public Works Department are asking Winnipeg homeowners with large spruce trees to contact them if they are interested in donating their tree for City Hall's annual Christmas tree display...

Northbound median lane on Maryland Bridge to be temporarily closed for bridge maintenance September 14 - 30
September 14 - The northbound median lane on the Maryland Bridge will be closed for bridge maintenance work from September 14 to 30...

Street closures in place for ManyFest 2016
September 9 - The following street closures will be in place this weekend to accommodate ManyFest 2016.

Ferry Road completely closed between Silver Avenue and St. Matthews Avenue beginning September 10
September 8 - Ferry Road between Silver Avenue and St. Matthews Avenue will be completely closed to vehicular traffic beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 10 for a water and sewer project. The project is expected to be completed late next week, depending on weather. Pedestrian access will be maintained while construction is underway.

Upcoming temporary road closure for Sherbrook Street Festival between Wolseley Avenue and Westminster Avenue
September 8 - Sherbrook Street from Wolseley Avenue to Westminster Avenue will be closed to all vehicular traffic Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. until Sunday, September 11 at 1:00 a.m. for the Sherbrook Street Festival.

Eastbound Marion Street between Panet Road and Dawson Road to close for sewer repairs
September 8 - Eastbound Marion Street between Panet Road and Dawson Road will be completely closed to traffic from 6:00 p.m. on Friday, September 9 until 7:00 a.m. on Monday, September 12 for sewer repairs. One lane of westbound traffic on Marion Street will be open to vehicles. Pedestrian access will be maintained while construction is underway.

Public invited to open houses for the St. Vital Library renovation and new Transcona Library
September 8 - Winnipeggers are invited to attend public open houses and provide their input regarding the St. Vital Library renovation project and the new Transcona Library.

Residents reminded of upcoming Fall curbside Giveaway Weekend: September 10 and 11
September 7 - Residents are reminded that this weekend, September 10 and 11, 2016, is the second giveaway weekend of this year. This is a great opportunity to find a new owner for those reusable, unwanted items taking up space in your home or to browse the curbs for some great finds.

Mayor Bowman to Attend the International Downtown Association Annual Conference and Tradeshow
September 7 - Mayor Brian Bowman will be attending and participating in the International Downtown Association (IDA) 62nd Annual Conference and Tradeshow in Atlanta, Georgia this week.

Reminder: There's still time to provide feedback on the creation of a City of Winnipeg Food Council
September 7 - The public is reminded that there is still time to provide feedback on the potential creation of a City of Winnipeg Food Council. Citizens are invited to provide their feedback via an information table during Ciclovia which is happening along Broadway Avenue by the Farmers' Market, on Sunday September 11, 2016.

Fall curbside Giveaway Weekend just around the corner: September 10 and 11
September 2 - Winnipeg's Fall curbside Giveaway Weekend is coming September 10 and 11, and it is the perfect time to find a new home for your gently-used, unwanted items. This is also the perfect time to hunt for some new to you treasures in your neighbourhood, community and city.

City of Winnipeg releases Hemson Consulting Ltd.'s Growth Study Report
September 1 - Today, the City of Winnipeg released Hemson Consulting Ltd.'s Review of Municipal Growth Financing Mechanisms and its Determination of Regulatory Fees to Finance Growth: Technical Report. Together, the reports constitute the consultant's final report.

Last update: September 30, 2016