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2016 November News Releases

The City of Winnipeg's Licence Services to relocate to 395 Main Street
November 30 - As of Thursday, December 1, Licence Services will be relocated to the main floor of 395 Main Street (corner of Main Street and McDermot Avenue).

Public invited to an open house for the Fermor Avenue Bridge over Seine River Rehabilitation and Roadworks
November 30 - Winnipeggers are invited to attend an open house to view and provide feedback on the preliminary design ideas for the Fermor bridge rehabilitation and roadworks.

Winnipeg Transit presents the Santa Bus
November 30 - Santa Bus is driving the holiday spirit starting Thursday, December 1 until Saturday, December 24, 2016. All cash fares and donations collected on the Santa Bus go directly to the Christmas Cheer board.

Annual Snow Route Parking Ban begins Thursday, December 1
November 30 - The City's Annual Snow Route Parking Ban will take effect at 2:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 1, 2016. Vehicles may not park on streets designated as snow routes between 2:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.

City's Indigenous Youth Strategy hosts 7th annual Oshki Annishinabe Nigaaniwak Celebration
November 29 - Today, 51 Indigenous youth will receive awards and recognitions at the 7th annual Oshki Annishinabe Nigaaniwak Celebration.

Public invited to open house for an update on Transcona Parks plans and upgrades
November 25 - Winnipeggers are invited to attend a public open house for an update on Transcona Parks.

Free North End Youth Boxing Program officially announced
November 25 - At an event this afternoon, City Councillor Mike Pagtakhan and the North End Boxing Club officially announced the new North End Youth Boxing Program.

Advanced Care Paramedic program graduates ready to serve
November 25 - Representatives from the Province of Manitoba and City of Winnipeg celebrated the achievements of twelve Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP) program graduates in a ceremony earlier today at the Robert A. Steen Community Centre.

Find Black Friday "dogbusters" at Animal Services!
November 24 - 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 a dog sale event on Friday, November 25 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. All in-house adult dog adoptions will be only $99 and include licence, micro-chip, spay/neuter, basic shots, food and pet health insurance.

Mayor Bowman to Lead Winnipeg Delegation to Toronto
November 23 - Today, Mayor Brian Bowman is continuing to build on his campaign commitment to showcase Winnipeg on the national and international stage by leading a Winnipeg delegation to Toronto with Economic Development Winnipeg (EDW).

2017 Preliminary Budgets are Balanced, Build Winnipeg for the Future
November 22 - The 2017 preliminary operating and capital budgets tabled at a special Executive Policy Committee meeting are balanced, limit expenditure increases to the lowest level in ten years, and continue to build Winnipeg for the future without relying on any rate increases to frontage levies, the water and sewer dividend, or vacancy management estimates, Mayor Brian Bowman announced today.

City crews prepared to deal with forecasted snowfall
November 21 - City crews are 'ready-to-serve' and prepared to deal with snow that is in the forecast for Winnipeg tonight.

Public invited to an information session on Happyland Park Playground Upgrade
November 21 - Winnipeggers are invited to attend a public information session on the playground upgrade at Happyland Park.

Feedback on 2017 Budget Priorities and Preferences Released
November 17 - The final report on the 2017 Budget Consultations, compiling the feedback and preferences of those participating in this year's budget consultation process, is now available on the City of Winnipeg's website.

Ferry Road between Silver Avenue and Ness Avenue temporarily closed November 19 - 20
November 17 - Ferry Road between Silver Avenue and Ness Avenue will be completely closed to traffic from 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 19 to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 20 for a water and sewer project.

Animal Services hosts pet photos with Santa
November 16 - 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 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Families without dogs are also welcome to attend and can "borrow" an adoptable dog for the photo.

Millennium Library hosts Bookfest: a celebration of reading and books
November 16 - Millennium Library will host the first annual BookFest on November 19, an event to showcase the best in prairie publishing that will feature a book expo, "book tastings" and a panel talk.

Province, City celebrate Winnipeg Soccer Federation Indoor Soccer Multiplex grand opening
November 10 - Representatives from the Province of Manitoba and the City of Winnipeg celebrated the official Winnipeg Soccer Federation Indoor Soccer Multiplex grand opening at an event this evening.

2017 Budget Schedule Announced
November 10 - The preliminary 2017 Operating and Capital budgets will be tabled at a special meeting of Executive Policy Committee on November 22, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.

Santa Claus set to arrive in Winnipeg this weekend!
November 10 - On Saturday, November 12, 2016, a number of road closures will be in effect to accommodate the Santa Claus Parade.

The City of Winnipeg invites you to learn about our careers at the City's fourth Career Symposium, Wednesday, November 16.
November 9 - The City of Winnipeg invites you to learn about our careers at the City's fourth Career Symposium, Wednesday, November 16.

Mayor Bowman and Councillor Sharma Recommend Administration Building be Renamed in Honour of Susan A. Thompson
November 9 - Mayor Brian Bowman will introduce a motion at Executive Policy Committee (EPC) today recommending the Administration Building at 510 Main Street be renamed after Winnipeg's first and only female Mayor to date, Susan A. Thompson.

Curbside yard waste collection season ending
November 8 - The curbside yard waste collection season is coming to an end.

Remembrance Day operating hours for City of Winnipeg facilities and services
November 7 - All civic offices are closed on Friday, November 11, 2016.

Change your clock, change your smoke alarm batteries
November 4 - On Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 2:00 a.m., the clocks will "fall back" one hour marking the end of daylight savings time. The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service is encouraging citizens to take a moment to replace the batteries and test their smoke alarms when adjusting their clocks for this weekend's time change.

Executive Policy Committee & Other Mayoral Appointees Receive Mandate Letters
November 4 - Mandate letters for Executive Policy Committee (EPC) members and other Mayoral appointees have been provided to the incoming Councillors and are being made publicly available, Mayor Brian Bowman announced today.

City enters into Due Diligence Agreement for 266 Graham Avenue
November 4 - The Public Service is recommending the City enter into a Due Diligence Agreement for 266 Graham Avenue following an Expression of Interest (EOI) process in which Shelter Canadian Properties Limited was identified as the successful proponent.

Railway crossing closure on Plessis Road between Gunn Road and Grassie Boulevard
November 4 - Plessis Road between Gunn Road and Grassie Boulevard will be completely closed to northbound and southbound traffic starting at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 5, 2016 for a CP railway crossing repair. Plessis Road will reopen at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 6, 2016.

Temporary closure of Hargrave Street between St. Mary's Avenue and Graham Avenue
November 4 - Hargrave Street from St. Mary's Avenue to Graham Avenue will be closed to all vehicular traffic starting this Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 6:30 a.m. until Sunday, November 6 at 6:30 p.m. to accommodate a gas service installation.

Reminder: Tomorrow is By-Election Day
November 4 - Tomorrow is By-Election Day for School Trustee in the Winnipeg School Division (Ward 7). Polls will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Voters Reminded to Bring Identification
November 3 - The 2016 School Trustee By-Election for the Winnipeg School Division (Ward 7) will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2016. Eligible voters will have the opportunity to cast a ballot for one candidate for the Office of School Trustee.

Advance Voting Tomorrow
November 1 - The 2016 School Trustee By-Election for the Winnipeg School Division (Ward 7) will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2016. Eligible voters will have the opportunity to cast a ballot for one candidate for the Office of School Trustee.

Last update: November 30, 2016