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2016 October News Releases

Twinning of Keewatin Street/Dr. Jose Rizal Way now fully open
October 31 - Today, at the intersection of Keewatin Street/Dr. Jose Rizal Way, City Councillor for the Point Douglas Ward, Mike Pagtakhan, together with Old Kildonan Ward City Councillor, Devi Sharma, and other community leaders, officially cut the ribbon and opened the newly twinned Keewatin Street/Dr. Jose Rizal Way from Inkster Boulevard to Water Ridge Path.

Brookside Cemetery tours commemorate the significance of Remembrance Day
October 28 - Brookside Cemetery is encouraging the public to visit and remember the more than 11,000 war Veterans interred in its Field of Honour during the week prior to Remembrance Day.

City Hall gets spruced up!
October 28 - City Hall will get spruced up this Sunday with the arrival of this year's Christmas tree. The 40-foot Colorado spruce will be donated by East Kildonan homeowners Gail and Gerald Bordian.

2018 General Assessment for property owners underway
October 28 - The City of Winnipeg 2018 General Assessment for property owners is currently underway. Properties in Winnipeg are assessed every two years to ensure assessment values keep pace with changing values in the real estate market.

City of Winnipeg Investing in Riverbank Stabilization
October 27 - The City of Winnipeg is continuing its investment in riverbank stabilization through the Lyndale Drive Retaining Wall Rehabilitation Project, which involves removal of the existing retaining wall and undertaking over 500 lineal metres of riverbank stabilization work this winter.

Executive Policy Committee Realigned to Strengthen Focus on Managing Growth and Financial Discipline: Bowman
October 27 - Changes to Executive Policy Committee (EPC) and other important committees will focus Council's efforts on managing the infrastructure needs of a growing, thriving city while also ensuring fiscal prudence, discipline, and careful stewardship of city resources, Mayor Brian Bowman announced today.

Halloween safety tips from the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service and Winnipeg Police Service
October 26 - Calling all ghosts, goblins, princesses, and superheroes – Halloween is just around the corner! Here are some tips to ensure your Halloween is fun and safe.

Let's Talk 2017 Budget Consultations Conclude This Week
October 26 - The City's 2017 budget consultations will be wrapping up this weekend.

Statement from Mayor Brian Bowman on the Winnipeg Police Board's recommendation for Chief of Police
October 24 - Mayor Brian Bowman issued the following statement on the recommendation by the Winnipeg Police Board’s Police Chief Recruitment Committee that Deputy Chief Danny Smyth be appointed the next Chief of Police for the Winnipeg Police Service:

Winnipeg Police Board Makes Recommendation on Next Police Chief
October 24 - The Winnipeg Police Board’s Police Chief Recruitment Committee is recommending that Danny Smyth be appointed as the next Chief of the Winnipeg Police Service...

Voter eligibility for the 2016 City of Winnipeg By-Election
October 24 - The City of Winnipeg is reminding citizens about the requirements to be eligible to vote for School Trustee in the Winnipeg School Division (Ward 7) in the upcoming 2016 City of Winnipeg By-Election which will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2016...

City of Winnipeg “Know Your Zone” App now available for free download
October 24 - The City of Winnipeg’s “Know Your Zone” app is now available for free download at the Apple App Store and coming soon to the Google Play App Store...

Mayor Bowman presents Teemu Selanne with Key to the City
October 21 - Mayor Brian Bowman presented Teemu Selanne with the Key to the City of Winnipeg today recognizing his achievements on and off the ice in Winnipeg, his dedication to the sport of hockey, and the legacy he left in the hearts of Winnipeg hockey fans...

Reminder: Public invited to open house for the Winnipeg Zoning By-law Review
October 19 - As part of the OurWinnipeg Implementation Plan, the City of Winnipeg has committed to reviewing its two zoning by-laws - the Winnipeg Zoning By-law and the Downtown Zoning By-law - on a regular basis to address any errors and omissions, and to improve clarity and alignment with the policies of OurWinnipeg and the Complete Communities Direction Strategy...

Winnipeg Transit options for NHL Heritage Classic
October 18 - The City of Winnipeg is excited to welcome the 2016 NHL Heritage Classic to our city! To help get patrons safely to and from the games and pre-game celebrations, Winnipeg Transit has several route options for both Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23...

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service fire response update 2: Dugald Road
October 17 - Following a motion presented at the Standing Policy Committee on Protection, Community Services and Parks on Friday, October 14, the Public Service was asked to provide an update on the fire in the 3000 block of Dugald Road which occurred on Thursday, October 13, 2016...

Winnipeg Public Libraries battle for batteries during Waste Reduction Week
October 17 - Winnipeg Public Library is teaming up once again with Call2Recycling, Canada's national consumer battery stewardship program, to launch a competition for Waste Reduction Week, October 17 to 23, 2016...

New St. Vital pathway named after prominent member of the Métis community
October 15 - Today, City Councillor Brian Mayes (St. Vital) opened Sentier Gabriel Dufault Pathway, which leads from John Bruce Park to an observation area with a view over the historic Riel family mill site...

Amendments proposed to Impact Fee Implementation
October 14 - Following a pause to allow for greater consultation with community stakeholders and industry groups, significant amendments are being recommended to an impact fee initially proposed in September's administrative report Mayor Brian Bowman and Councillor John Orlikow, Chair of Standing Policy Committee on Property and Development, Heritage, and Downtown Development announced today...

Temporary railway crossing closure on Waverley Street between Taylor Avenue and Wilkes Avenue on October 16
October 14 - Waverley Street between Taylor Avenue and Wilkes Avenue will be temporarily closed to northbound and southbound traffic starting at 7:00 a.m. this Sunday, October 16 for a CN railway crossing re-profiling project. Waverley Street will reopen to traffic at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday...

Ness Avenue Bridge over Sturgeon Creek now open
October 14 - Ness Avenue Bridge over Sturgeon Creek is now open to vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Work is still underway for the under-bridge paths and embankment stabilization. Completion of this work is expected by the end of October 2016...

City Hall begins uniting happy couples!
October 14 - The City of Winnipeg will now begin offering civil marriage ceremonies at City Hall, 510 Main Street. Would you and your spouse like to have the distinction of being the first couple to get married at Winnipeg's City Hall?...

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service fire response update: Dugald Road
October 13 - Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service is advising motorists and residents that due to an ongoing fire response at a commercial business in the 3000 block of Dugald Road, traffic on Dugald has temporarily been reduced to one lane between Plessis Road and the east Perimeter...

Fire Prevention Week: Help keep your community safe from fire this fall
October 13 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service, in cooperation with the Winnipeg Police Service, the Community Services Department, and the Water and Waste Department, is reminding citizens to protect themselves and their communities against fire this fall...

Give your fall leaf and yard waste a second chance
October 7 - The City of Winnipeg is encouraging Winnipeggers to give their fall leaf and yard waste a second chance...

City of Winnipeg launches Let’s Talk for Budget 2017
October 7 - Today, the City of Winnipeg launched Let’s Talk, an online forum for the public to provide input into the City’s 2017 budget...

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service hosting Fire Prevention Week, October 9 to 15
October 7 - Fire Prevention Week 2016 is being held across Canada from October 9 to 15...

Public invited to open house for the Winnipeg Zoning By-law Review
October 7 - Citizens are invited to attend a public open house on proposed amendments to the Winnipeg Zoning By-law No. 200/2006...

Public invited to open house about the Saskatchewan Avenue Road Reconstruction and Sturgeon Creek Culvert Replacement Project
October 7 - Winnipeggers are invited to attend a public open house about the Saskatchewan Avenue Road Reconstruction and Sturgeon Creek Culvert Replacement Project...

Upcoming temporary closure of Archibald Street from Messier Street to Kavanagh Street
October 6 - Archibald Street from Messier Street to Kavanagh Street will be temporarily closed to all vehicular traffic starting this Friday, October 7 at 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 a.m. on Monday, October 10 for sewer maintenance...

New three-season washroom opens at St. Vital Park
October 5 - Visitors to St. Vital Park can now enjoy a new three-season washroom amenity, City Councillor Brian Mayes (St. Vital) announced this morning...

Reminder: Public invited to open house for the Waverley Underpass Project
October 4 - Winnipeggers are invited to attend a public open house about the Waverley Underpass project...

Thanksgiving operating hours for City of Winnipeg facilities and services
October 3 - All civic offices are closed on Monday, October 10, 2016...

Transcona-area park officially opened and dedicated to Inderjit Claire
October 1 - At an event this morning, The Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk, Member of Parliament for Kildonan-St. Paul, Andrew Micklefield, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Rossmere and Russ Wyatt, City Councillor for the Transcona Ward officially opened Inderjit Claire Park on Concordia Avenue East and dedicated the park to Mr. Claire...

Last update: October 31, 2016