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2017 May News Releases

Edmonton Street between Portage Avenue and Graham Avenue temporarily closed every Thursday until September for Downtown Biz Farmer's Market
May 31, 2017 - Starting this Thursday, June 1 and every Thursday after that until September, Edmonton Street will be temporarily closed between Portage Avenue and Graham Avenue from 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., to accommodate the Downtown Biz Farmer's Market.

Public invited to public information session on replacement of Truro Creek culverts in St. James
May 31, 2017 - Winnipeggers are invited to attend a public information session on the replacement of three Truro Creek culverts at Linwood Street, Winchester Street and Ness Avenue on Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

Riverbank improvements nearing completion in John Bruce Park along the Seine River
May 31, 2017 - At an event this morning, Councillor Brian Mayes officially announced the riverbank improvements nearing completion along the Seine River in John Bruce Park.

Get active with the City of Winnipeg for National Health and Fitness Day!
May 30, 2017 - The City of Winnipeg will participate in this year's National Health and Fitness Day on June 3, 2017 by providing free access to any of our City-run aquatic and recreation facilities during scheduled public use times.

Mayor Bowman to Attend Big City Mayors' Caucus Meeting in Ottawa
May 30, 2017 - Mayor Brian Bowman will join 21 Mayors from across Canada later this week as part of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities' (FCM) Big City Mayors' Caucus meeting in Ottawa and FCM's Annual Conference and Trade Show.

York Avenue between Edmonton Street and Carlton Street will be temporarily closed to traffic on May 31
May 29, 2017 - York Avenue between Edmonton Street and Carlton Street will be temporarily closed to traffic this Wednesday, May 31 from 5:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. for the Skills Canada National Competition.

Spring clean up complete
May 29, 2017 - The City's spring cleaning of streets, sidewalks and boulevards is now complete.

Westdale spray pad temporarily closed from May 29 to June 2
May 26, 2017 - The Westdale spray pad, located at 550 Dale Boulevard, will be temporarily closed starting on Monday, May 29, due to renovations on the adjacent outdoor pool.

Winnipeg Transit proposes new safety measures to protect bus operators and customers
May 26, 2017 - Following the tragic incident on February 14, 2017, involving Winnipeg Transit bus operator Irvine "Jubal" Fraser, Winnipeg Transit has made a number of changes to increase bus operator and customer safety.

5,000 Canada 150 tulips to bloom across Winnipeg to celebrate Canada's birthday
May 25, 2017 - 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.

Public invited to public information session on Chief Peguis Trail Extension West proposed functional design
May 25, 2017 - 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.

Chancellor Matheson Road closed for Play On! Ball Hockey Tournament
May 24, 2017 - Chancellor Matheson Road will be closed on the following dates and times to accommodate the Play On! Ball Hockey Tournament.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service celebrates Paramedic Services Week
May 19, 2017 - Paramedic Services Week 2017 is being held across Canada from May 28 to June 3.

City to use DeltaGard 20EW for adult mosquito control beginning this year
May 19, 2017 - The City of Winnipeg will use DeltaGard 20EW for large scale adult mosquito control programs beginning this year, if fogging is required.

Winnipeggers invited to take advantage of Sunday/holiday bicycle routes starting May 21
May 19, 2017 - Winnipeggers are invited to take advantage of the City's Sunday/holiday bicycle routes starting Sunday, May 21 until Monday, October 9.

City of Winnipeg spray pads to open for the first long weekend of summer
May 19, 2017 - The City of Winnipeg is inviting citizens to enjoy community spray pads as they begin to open on the May long weekend, starting on Saturday, May 20.

Drag queen story time holds court at Winnipeg Public Library
May 18, 2017 - On Saturday, May 20 and Wednesday, May 31, Winnipeg Public Library will host Read By Queens, a family story time event led by local drag queens.

Public invited to a town hall to discuss the South End Sewage Treatment Plant Hauled Liquid Waste Facility Closure and Gravel Road Maintenance
May 18, 2017 - The City of Winnipeg is inviting residents to a town hall May 31, 2017 which will feature two presentations.

Northbound and southbound Pembina Highway between Jubilee Avenue and Stafford Street completely closed this weekend
May 17, 2017 - Northbound and southbound Pembina Highway between Jubilee Avenue and Stafford Street will be completely closed to vehicular traffic starting at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 19 until 4:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 23 for construction of the Southwest Rapid Transitway (Stage 2) project and Pembina Highway widening.

City accepting applications for the OurWinnipeg Community Advisory Committee Membership
May 17, 2017 - The City of Winnipeg is accepting applications for the OurWinnipegCommunity Advisory Committee membership. OurWinnipeg is the City of Winnipeg's municipal development plan that sets the vision for the next 25 years and provides direction in key focus areas.

Fairmont Road between Wilkes Avenue and Ridgewood Avenue temporarily closed for railway crossing repair
May 15, 2017 - Fairmont Road between Wilkes Avenue and Ridgewood Avenue will be completely closed to northbound and southbound traffic starting at 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 for a CN railway crossing repair. Fairmont Road will reopen at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 18, 2017.

Victoria Day long weekend operating hours for City of Winnipeg facilities and services
May 15, 2017 - All civic offices are closed on Monday, May 22, 2017.

City crews begin annual grass mowing program to keep Winnipeg clean and green this summer
May 15, 2017 - Parks and Open Space crews officially began the City's annual grass mowing program today to keep Winnipeg clean and green this summer.

Mayor Bowman Presents 2017 Mayor's BIZ Awards
May 12, 2017 - At today's annual Business Improvement Zones Awards ceremony Mayor Brian Bowman recognized 16 Winnipeg individuals and organizations that have made contributions to enhance their local Business Improvement Zones (BIZ).

Winnipeggers reminded to "Park Smart!" at large events like neighbourhood garage sales
May 12, 2017 - To help keep our community safe and allow emergency responders access to emergency situations, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service and the Winnipeg Parking Authority would like to remind citizens not to park illegally when attending large events like neighbourhood garage sales.

Residents reminded of upcoming Spring Curbside Giveaway Weekend
May 12, 2017 - Residents are reminded that this weekend, May 13 and 14, 2017, is the first giveaway weekend of this year. This is a great opportunity to find a new owner for those reusable, unwanted items taking up space in your home or to browse the curbs for some great finds.

York Avenue between Edmonton Street and Carlton Street will be temporarily closed to traffic this weekend
May 12, 2017 - York Avenue between Edmonton Street and Carlton Street will be temporarily closed to traffic starting on Saturday, May 13 at 6:00 p.m. until noon on Sunday, May 14 for light fixture replacement at the RBC Convention Center.

Mayor Bowman presents Evelyn Hart with Key to the City
May 11, 2017 - Mayor Brian Bowman presented Ms. Evelyn Hart with the Key to the City of Winnipeg today recognizing her achievements as an award-winning ballerina, an internationally renowned dancer, and one of Canada's most treasured artists.

Living Prairie Museum to host prairie plant sales in May and June
May 11, 2017 - Visit the Living Prairie Museum interpretive centre located at 2795 Ness Avenue for their annual native plant sales featuring Prairie Flora!

Elmhurst Road between Wilkes Avenue and Ridgewood Avenue temporarily closed for railway crossing repair
May 11, 2017 - Elmhurst Road between Wilkes Avenue and Ridgewood Avenue will be completely closed to northbound and southbound traffic starting at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 12 for a CN railway crossing repair. Elmhurst Road will reopen at 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 14.

City begins forest tent caterpillar and elm bark beetle control programs
May 11, 2017 - Today, the City of Winnipeg announced the start of its forest tent caterpillar and elm bark beetle control programs, and provided an update on the spring mosquito larviciding program.

Marion Street between Archibald Street and Nicolas Avenue temporarily closed for railway crossing repair
May 10, 2017 - Marion Street between Archibald Street and Nicolas Avenue will be completely closed to eastbound and westbound traffic starting at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 12 for a CP railway crossing repair. Marion Street will reopen at 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 14.

City of Winnipeg invites Winnipeggers to participate in first annual Neighbour Day
May 10, 2017 - Saturday, May 27 will mark Winnipeg's first annual Neighbour Day!

Winnipeg Public Library invites applications for 2017-2018 Writer-in-Residence
May 9, 2017 - Winnipeg Public Library is inviting applications for an established, professionally-published author with experience in editing, or teaching writing, to be the 2017-2018 Writer-in-Residence.

City launches new parks and open space interactive web map
May 9, 2017 - The City has launched a new and easy to use parks and open space interactive web map to help Winnipeggers find the perfect park location, park amenity, athletic field and park feature for their next family barbecue, pickup game, summer or winter activity!

City encourages citizens to plan ahead for emergencies
May 8, 2017 - The City of Winnipeg is encouraging citizens to use Emergency Preparedness Week to learn about planning ahead for emergencies.

Winnipeg's Spring Curbside Giveaway Weekend just around the corner: May 13 and 14, 2017
May 8, 2017 - Are you doing some spring cleaning and have some items in good condition that you'll never use again?

John Blumberg Golf Course reopens for the 2017 season
May 5, 2017 - The City of Winnipeg has secured an operator to run John Blumberg Golf Course for the 2017 season and onwards.

Improved safety and travel times along Winnipeg's Waverley and Taylor streets thanks to government partnership
May 5, 2017 - Modern and efficient community infrastructure like roads and bridges contributes to a high quality of life by helping connect people to jobs, supporting local businesses, and ensuring Canadians spend less time on the road and more time with their families.

Stafford Street reduced to one lane in each direction from Weatherdon Avenue to Grant Avenue for sewer repairs
May 4, 2017 - Stafford Street will be temporarily reduced to one lane in each direction for sewer repairs from Weatherdon Avenue to Grant Avenue, beginning after rush hour today, Thursday, May 4.

Rapid Transit continues moving forward with the launch of the Eastern Corridor Study
May 4, 2017 - Expansion of the City's rapid transit network continued today with the launch of the Eastern Corridor Study which aims to identify the route for a new rapid transit corridor connecting downtown and eastern Winnipeg, as well as a plan for the Louise Bridge.

Reminder: Public invited to open house for an update on Transcona Ward Parks and Playgrounds Open House
May 3, 2017 - Tonight from 5pm to 8pm at 826 Regent Ave West (Canad Inn Transcona) the Transcona Ward Parks and Playgrounds Open House will be held that will provide residents with information and be an opportunity to receive feedback on the 2017 park renewal projects as well as projects planned for the future.

Parking tickets are issued by hand and by mail but not electronically
May 3, 2017 - The Winnipeg Parking Authority would like to remind motorists that parking tickets are only issued by hand and by mail but are never sent electronically.

Reminder: Public invited to open house for an update on Transcona Parks plans and upgrades
May 3, 2017 - Tonight from 5pm to 8pm at 826 Regent Ave West (Canad Inn Transcona) the Transcona Ward Parks and Playgrounds Open House will be held that will provide residents with information and be an opportunity to receive feedback on the 2017 park renewal projects as well as projects planned for the future.

Annual residential water meter reading program begins Wednesday, May 3, 2017
May 2, 2017 - The City of Winnipeg's annual water meter reading program begins Wednesday, May 3, 2017, and will continue until the end of August. City of Winnipeg staff will be visiting homes weekdays between 2:30 p.m. and dusk.

Insect Control Update 1
May 1, 2017 - The City of Winnipeg is gearing up for another insect control season and began its environmentally friendly, aggressive mosquito larviciding program this week.

Last update: October 19, 2017