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May 25, 2017


Public invited to public information session on Chief Peguis Trail Extension West proposed functional design

Released: 11:10 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB - Winnipeggers are invited to attend a public information session on the Chief Peguis Trail Extension West from Main Street to Brookside Boulevard on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Residents will have the opportunity to view, and learn about the proposed functional design, and discuss next steps with City representatives and members of the project team.

The approximately 10 kilometer road extension in northwest Winnipeg is an important component of the City’s transportation network. The project will support economic development, create recreational opportunities, and support the completion of the Strategic Inner Ring Road to reduce traffic on neighbourhood streets to make them more accommodating for public transit, walking and cycling.

A final design and cost estimate will be shared with the public at the end of 2017.

Event details
Date: Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Time: 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Location: Red River Community Centre, 293 Murray Avenue

More information
For more information, to fill out a survey, or to view the open house presentation boards online, please visit winnipeg.ca/ChiefPeguisTrail.

5,000 Canada 150 tulips to bloom across Winnipeg to celebrate Canada's birthday

Released: 11:40 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB - This week it is expected that 5,000 Canada 150 tulips, the official tulip for Canada's 150th anniversary, will come to life in flower beds across Winnipeg. These tulips were planted by the City to acknowledge and celebrate Canada's 150th birthday.

The Canada 150 tulip’s elegant white bloom with red flames bears a striking resemblance to our maple leaf flag. The tulip displays are part of a larger Canada 150 celebration that will see 300,000 tulips blooming across the nation this spring.

The National Capital Commission (NCC) has partnered with the Kingdom of the Netherlands and other organizations across Canada for the selection and distribution of the Canada 150 tulip. Canada 150 tulips which bloom in the colors of the Canadian flag symbolize gratitude and the long-standing friendship between Canada and the Netherlands, and will bring both pride and joy to gardens and communities from coast to coast.

Winnipeggers and visitors to our city can view the tulip displays at the following locations:

South Winnipeg

  • King’s Park located at 198 Kings Drive
  • Pembina Highway and Jubilee Avenue flower gardens
  • Pembina Highway and Bishop Grandin Boulevard flower gardens
  • Fort Rouge Park located at 295 River Ave
  • Andrew Currie Park located at 1420 Wellington Cres

North Winnipeg

  • Kildonan Park located at 2015 Main
  • Bruce Park located at 1966 Portage

Downtown Winnipeg

  • Waterfront Drive
  • Dynasty Building, 180 King Street (Japanese Gardens)
  • Central Park located at 400 Cumberland

East Winnipeg

  • Provencher Boulevard
  • Queen Elizabeth Bridge
  • St. Vital Park located at 190 River Road
  • Centennial Park located at 802 Raleigh
  • Guay Park located at 454 St Mary’s Rd
  • Circle Park located at 50 Park Circle
  • John Dickson Park located at 1400 Henderson
May 25, 2017