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2017 January News Releases

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service unit availability time reports now available online
January 31, 2017 - The City of Winnipeg is releasing the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) unit availability time reports.

Peggo experiencing temporary system delays due to high month-end demand for fare products
January 31, 2017 - Winnipeg Transit’s new fare collection system peggo is experiencing temporary system delays today at some of its retail outlets due to increased month-end demand for fare products.

Southwest Rapid Transitway Stage 2 public art will celebrate civic, Indigenous and Métis history
January 31, 2017 - As part of its design, the Southwest Rapid Transitway Stage 2 will integrate public artwork celebrating civic, Indigenous and Métis history as well as the natural history and ecology of the Fort Garry region, the north-south trails, and the fur trade.

Beginning Saturday, January 28 at 9:00 a.m., two west curb lanes on Garry Street from Portage Avenue to Graham Avenue will be temporarily closed in the southbound direction for sewer repairs.
January 27, 2017 - Beginning Saturday, January 28 at 9:00 a.m., two west curb lanes on Garry Street from Portage Avenue to Graham Avenue will be temporarily closed in the southbound direction for sewer repairs.

City recommending U-Pass compensation for student unions
January 27, 2017 - Following discussions with the University of Manitoba Students Union (UMSU) and the University of Winnipeg Students Association (UWSA), the Public Service is recommending the City provide compensation to its partners to address administration and distribution costs of the U-Pass program.

Winnipeg Public Library donates fines collected on National Family Literacy Day to The Winnipeg Foundation’s Literacy for Life Fund
January 27, 2017 - Winnipeg Public Library will be donating all fines collected on Friday, January 27 to The Winnipeg Foundation’s Literacy for Life Fund.

Report outlines plan to improve the delivery of road infrastructure programs
January 27, 2017 - In order to improve the delivery of road infrastructure programs, the Public Works Department plans to advertise and award engineering consultant work earlier for major road projects.

Temporary closure of Stradbrook Avenue this Saturday for Village Winter Classic 2017
January 27, 2017 - Stradbrook Avenue from Nassau Street North to Osborne Street will be temporarily closed to eastbound traffic this Saturday, January 28 from 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. for the Village Winter Classic 2017 street hockey festival.

City opens second 4R Winnipeg Depot
January 26, 2017 - Beginning today, the Pacific Avenue 4R Winnipeg Depot is open for business and residents can drop off items that can be recycled, reused, composted, or resold.

City's new Transportation Management Centre officially opens
January 24, 2017 - Winnipeg's new Transportation Management Centre (TMC) officially opened and will begin to improve traffic flow as well as provide real-time traffic information to drivers using the Waze app Mayor Brian Bowman announced today.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service winter injury prevention tips
January 20, 2017 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service would like share some helpful tips to help you minimize the risk of injury this winter season.

Plessis Road between Gunn Road and Grassie Boulevard temporarily closed on Saturday, January 21
January 19, 2017 - Plessis Road between Gunn Road and Grassie Boulevard will be temporarily closed to northbound and southbound traffic from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 21 for a CP railway crossing repair.

Public invited to an open house for the Chief Peguis Greenway Extension
January 18, 2017 - Winnipeggers are invited to attend an open house to view and provide feedback on the preliminary design for the Chief Peguis Greenway Extension.

Redevelopment of the Public Safety Building & Civic Parkade site moves ahead with launch of public engagement process
January 17, 2017 - Redevelopment of the land currently occupied by the old Public Safety Building and the structurally deficient Civic Parkade took an important step forward with the launch of “Market Lands”.

Bulletin #3 – City of Winnipeg weather related service updates
January 13, 2017 - Due to yesterday's blowing snow conditions and extremely cold temperatures, the City of Winnipeg's garbage and recycling collection service continues to experience some delays.

2017 Speaker Series featured at Living Prairie Museum
January 13, 2017 - The Friends of the Living Prairie Museum Winter Speaker Series will begin January 24, 2017, and will take place from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. every other Tuesday.

Declared Snow Route Parking Ban in effect starting tomorrow night at midnight
January 13, 2017 - To facilitate snow clearing and clean-up of curb lanes on major routes, a Declared Snow Route Parking Ban will be in effect starting tomorrow night at midnight (Sunday, January 15 at 12:00 a.m.).

Bulletin #2 – City of Winnipeg weather related service updates
January 12, 2017 - Due to blowing snow and extremely cold temperatures, some City of Winnipeg departments are experiencing service delays and interruptions.

Bulletin #1 – City of Winnipeg weather related service updates
January 12, 2017 - Due to blowing snow and extremely cold temperatures, some City of Winnipeg departments are experiencing service delays and interruptions.

City releases Financial Update Forecast to November 30, 2016
January 12, 2017 - The City of Winnipeg's Financial Status Update Report to November 30, 2016, will be presented at the meeting of the Standing Policy Committee on Finance on January 16, 2017.

Crews continue to sand and spot plow areas prone to drifting
January 12, 2017 - Due to light snow combined with high winds, City crews are monitoring the road network and will be spot plowing to address areas prone to drifting.

St. Vital Library temporarily closed for renovations
January 10, 2017 - St. Vital Library, located at 6 Fermor Avenue, will be closed as of Saturday, January 14 at 5:00 p.m. for renovations. The library is expected to reopen in fall 2017.

Temporary change of access to Little Mountain Park
January 10, 2017 - From January 11 to February 15, access to Little Mountain Park will only be available through the Klimpke Road parking lot due to a Rural Municipality of Rosser water main project on Farmer Road and Mountain View Road.

Sherbrook Pool reopens to provide health and fitness programming to Winnipeg's core communities
January 9, 2017 - The Kinsmen Sherbrook Pool has officially reopened its doors to provide important health and fitness options to Winnipeg's core area communities, Manitoba Sustainable Development Minister Cathy Cox, Mayor Brian Bowman and Chris Preston, President, Kinsmen Club of Winnipeg announced today.

Mayor Bowman issued the following statement today regarding a recent act of anti-Semitism in Winnipeg
January 6, 2017 - Mayor Bowman issued the following statement today regarding a recent act of anti-Semitism in Winnipeg.

Snowshoe Sundays start January 8 at Living Prairie Museum
January 5, 2017 - Starting this Sunday, January 8 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., the Living Prairie Museum will be open for Snowshoe Sundays on the first and last Sunday of each month until March, weather permitting.

Public invited to an information session on the Transit Garage Expansion Project
January 4, 2017 - Winnipeggers are invited to attend a public information session on the Transit Garage Expansion project.

City crews continue to work around-the-clock on various snow clearing activities
January 4, 2017 - Following three back-to-back snow storms in the last month, City crews are continuing day and night with an extensive clean-up operation to improve the overall condition of streets, sidewalks, active transportation trails and back lanes.

Warm up at City of Winnipeg facilities
January 4, 2017 - The City of Winnipeg is advising citizens to come in and warm up in civic facilities during regular operating hours as extremely cold temperatures continue.

Reminder – Winter Leisure Guide activities start soon and there’s still time to register!
January 4, 2017 - Winter 2017 Leisure Guide activities are starting soon, but there is still time to register. The Leisure Guide offers exciting options for all ages, including a variety of activities to help you get active and healthy.

Declared Snow Route Parking Ban in effect starting tonight at midnight
January 3, 2017 - In order to facilitate a major clearing operation on main routes, bus routes and collector streets, a Declared Snow Route Parking Ban will be in effect starting tonight at midnight (Wednesday, January 4 at 12:00 a.m.).

Truck plowing operation in progress
January 3, 2017 - Due to the overnight snowfall, a truck plowing operation on main routes, bus routes and collector streets is currently in progress. Sidewalk plowing is also underway and a major load and haul operation is continuing. Sanding of all streets will continue to improve traction.

Last update: January 31, 2017