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2017 April News Releases

Urban Forestry Branch to conduct inventory of ash trees on private property
April 28, 2017 - Again this year, the City of Winnipeg's Urban Forestry Branch will be conducting an inventory of ash trees on private property starting May 1 to augment the City's public tree inventory, and to continue its preparation for the arrival of the emerald ash borer beetle.

Public invited to a workshop about the Bishop Grandin Walk Bike Bridge Over Pembina Highway project
April 28, 2017 - The City of Winnipeg is gathering public input on the Bishop Grandin Walk Bike Bridge Over Pembina Highway project. Winnipeggers are invited to participate in a workshop on Thursday, May 11, 2017 to help shape the preliminary design.

Mandate Letter Provided to Winnipeg's First Citizen Chair of the Winnipeg Police Board
April 28, 2017 - A mandate letter has been provided to Mr. David Asper, the first citizen appointed Chair of the Winnipeg Police Board, and is now publicly available Mayor Brian Bowman announced today.

City supports creation of industry based safety program for self-insured employers in Manitoba
April 28, 2017 - The City of Winnipeg has partnered with SAFE Work Manitoba to develop an industry based safety program (IBSP) for self-insured employers. This program will facilitate collaboration between some of the largest employers in Manitoba, including municipal, provincial and Crown corporations.

Lane closures on southbound Main Street causing downtown traffic congestion
April 27, 2017 - Over the past several days, there has been issues with traffic congestion in the downtown area during rush hour. The current congestion is mainly caused by temporary lane closures on southbound Main Street between Portage Avenue and Graham Avenue.

"ReLeaf" for Winnipeg's Urban Forest Continues in Spring 2017
April 27, 2017 - Trees Winnipeg is proud to continue the Winnipeg ReLeaf Tree Planting Program. Initially launched in 2015 as a pilot project with support from TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, the program is set to continue in spring 2017.

Complete closure of St. Matthews Avenue from Goulding Street to Dominion Street
April 27, 2017 - St. Matthews Avenue between Goulding Street and Dominion Street will be completely closed to vehicular traffic from Monday, May 1 until Friday, June 2 for road construction.

City's elected officials and employees to observe 2017 National Day of Mourning
April 27, 2017 - City of Winnipeg elected officials and employees will join thousands of other Canadians in observing Canada's National Day of Mourning which is held each year on April 28. The National Day of Mourning is held to commemorate workers who have been injured or killed in the workplace as well as workers who have become ill as a result of their work.

Temporary closure of Ravenhurst Street between Pandora Avenue and Dugald Road for railway crossing project
April 26, 2017 - Ravenhurst Street between Pandora Avenue and Dugald Road will be completely closed to northbound and southbound traffic at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 28, 2017 for a CN railway crossing reconstruction project. Ravenhurst Street will reopen at 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 30, 2017.

Waverley Underpass construction remains on track
April 26, 2017 - Construction of the Waverley Underpass took an important step forward with the award of a major construction contract to Maple Leaf Construction Inc. on April 20, 2017.

City of Winnipeg Council to vote on ratification of negotiated agreement with UFFW
April 26, 2017 - Today, Executive Policy Committee (EPC) and Council will be voting on the ratification of a negotiated agreement between the City of Winnipeg and the United Fire Fighters of Winnipeg Local 867 (UFFW).

Smile and say “summer!” There’s still time to register for City of Winnipeg summer camps
April 24, 2017 - Summer Leisure Guide activities and camps are starting soon and there is still time to register.

Public invited to open house for an update on Transcona Parks plans and upgrades
April 21, 2017 - Winnipeggers are invited to attend a public open house for an update on Transcona Parks.

Replacement of arson damaged play structure planned for Kilcona Park – Harbourview Recreation Complex
April 21, 2017 - Winnipeg families that frequented the play structure near the Harbourview Recreation Complex at Kilcona Park can be reassured that the popular amenity that was destroyed by arson last week is planned to be replaced.

Southbound Main Street at Portage Avenue reopened following closure due to water main break
April 20, 2017 - Southbound Main Street at Portage Avenue has been reopened following a closure earlier today due to a water main break.

Southbound Main Street at Portage Avenue temporarily closed due to water main break
April 20, 2017 - Southbound Main Street at Portage Avenue is temporarily closed due to a water main break.

City of Winnipeg golf courses tee up for the season
April 19, 2017 - City of Winnipeg golf courses are set to open for the 2017 season on the following days:

City of Winnipeg celebrates Earth Day at Pacific 4R Winnipeg Depot with compost giveaway
April 19, 2017 - To celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 22, the City of Winnipeg is giving away free compost at the Pacific 4R Winnipeg Depot.

Mayor Bowman to Recommend Appointments to Winnipeg Police Board
April 19, 2017 - Mayor Brian Bowman will be recommending today that Council appoint two new members to the Winnipeg Police Board including a new Chair of the Board.

City invites Winnipeggers to become signatories to Winnipeg's Indigenous Accord
April 18, 2017 - Local organizations, businesses, groups and individuals are invited to join the City of Winnipeg in a shared commitment to the ongoing, long-term process of reconciliation by becoming signatories of Winnipeg's Indigenous Accord.

Winnipeg's First Lobbyist Registry to be Considered by Executive Policy Committee
April 13, 2017 - An administrative report recommending the establishment of Winnipeg's first lobbyist registry will be considered by Executive Policy Committee next week, Mayor Brian Bowman announced today.

Public invited to provide input on green space improvements at McKittrick Park and the Fort Rouge Leisure Centre
April 13, 2017 - The City of Winnipeg asking residents who live and play in the Fort Rouge area for feedback on concept plans for McKittrick Park and the green space located at the Fort Rouge Leisure Centre site's northeast corner.

Temporary closure of off-ramp from eastbound Bishop Grandin Boulevard to Pembina Highway
April 12, 2017 - The off-ramp from eastbound Bishop Grandin Boulevard to Pembina Highway will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic from Thursday, April 13 at 8:00 p.m. until midnight on Sunday, April 16 for piling construction for the Southwest Rapid Transitway (Stage 2) overpass structure.

City-wide spring clean up begins Tuesday morning
April 12, 2017 - On Tuesday, April 18, around 7:00 a.m., crews will begin the annual city-wide spring clean up operation, sweeping the entire street network including back lanes over the next five to six weeks. Crews will initially focus on the downtown area, major routes, bridges and overpasses.

Good Friday and Easter weekend operating hours for City of Winnipeg facilities and services
April 7, 2017 - The City’s annual unclaimed bike auction will be held this April 22 and 23 at the East End Arena, 517 Pandora Avenue East:

City of Winnipeg recognizes 2017 National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week
April 7, 2017 - The City’s annual unclaimed bike auction will be held this April 22 and 23 at the East End Arena, 517 Pandora Avenue East:

City of Winnipeg’s annual bicycle auction to be held April 22 and 23
April 7, 2017 - The City’s annual unclaimed bike auction will be held this April 22 and 23 at the East End Arena, 517 Pandora Avenue East:

Road closures in effect this weekend
April 7, 2017 - The public is advised that the following road closures will be in effect this weekend:

Public invited to provide feedback on pedestrian and cycling project connecting Wolseley and West Alexander
April 7, 2017 - Do you walk or bike in the Wolseley and West End neighbourhoods?

Transit Spring Schedule in effect Sunday, April 9
April 7, 2017 - Beginning Sunday, April 9, 2017, Winnipeg Transit's Spring Schedule will be in effect.

Update on start of seasonal yard waste collection
April 7, 2017 - Due to the forecasted warm weather, the curbside yard waste collection program will begin a week earlier than initially announced.

Upcoming temporary closure of Sherbrook Street between Notre Dame Avenue and McDermot Avenue
April 6, 2017 - Sherbrook Street from Notre Dame Avenue to McDermot Avenue will be closed to all vehicular traffic this Friday, April 7, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. until Monday, April 10 at 6:00 a.m. for the disassembly of a large crane used for building construction.

Arlington Bridge to be temporarily closed April 8 to 12
April 6, 2017 - The Arlington Bridge will be temporarily closed from Logan Avenue to Dufferin Avenue, starting at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 8 until Wednesday, April 12 at 6:00 a.m. to facilitate bridge inspection and regular maintenance.

Seasonal curbside yard waste collection to begin April 24
April 6, 2017 - This year's curbside yard waste collection program will begin the week of April 24 for homes in yard waste collection area "B" and the week of May 1 for homes in yard waste collection area "A".

City launches 2018 Budget consultation
April 5, 2017 - Today, the City of Winnipeg launched its 2018 budget consultation, Let’s Build the Budget Together, to provide input for the 2018 budget development process. Winnipeggers can provide feedback until April 30, 2017.

City of Winnipeg starts development of a Biosolids Land Application Program
April 4, 2017 - The City of Winnipeg is developing a Biosolids Land Application program and is ready to engage with regional, municipal and local stakeholders. The Biosolids Land Application program is being developed in response to changes in provincial legislation that now requires wastewater biosolids to be beneficially reused.

Winnipeg Parking Authority campaign encourages drivers to "Be Aware. Park with Care" around schools, fire lanes and designated spaces
April 4, 2017 - Today, the Winnipeg Parking Authority (WPA) launched its "Be Aware. Park with Care" campaign which encourages drivers to follow parking laws when stopping or parking around schools, fire lanes and designated parking spaces.

Public invited to Prairie Planting Workshops in April and May
April 3, 2017 - The Living Prairie Museum is inviting the public to take part in Prairie Planting Workshops to learn how to grow native plants at home. This April and May, instructor John Morgan of Prairie Habitats Inc. will help workshop participants increase biodiversity in their own backyard.

City accepting applications for Winnipeg Food Council membership
April 3, 2017 - Residents are invited to submit their applications for membership in the newly-minted Winnipeg Food Council.

City of Winnipeg: Flood Bulletin #6
April 2, 2017 - Today, the City of Winnipeg provided an update on its flood preparations, based on the forecast from the Province of Manitoba, operation of the Red River Floodway and ice conditions.

City of Winnipeg: Flood Bulletin #5
April 1, 2017 - Today, the City of Winnipeg provided an update on its flood preparations, based on the forecast from the Province of Manitoba, operation of the Red River Floodway and ice conditions.

Last update: May 3, 2017