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2017 June News Releases

City of Winnipeg Council to vote on ratification of negotiated agreement with CUPE Local 500
June 30, 2017 - Next week, Executive Policy Committee (EPC) will be voting on the ratification of a negotiated agreement between the City of Winnipeg and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 500.

Transcona Aquatic Park now open for summer fun!
June 30, 2017 - The Transcona Aquatic Park is officially open for summer fun for Transcona residents, Mayor Brian Bowman, Mike Pagtakhan, Chair of the Standing Policy Committee on Protection, Community Services, and Parks, Russ Wyatt, City Councillor for Transcona announced today.

Delays possible for recycling, garbage and yard waste collection
June 29, 2017 - The City is advising residents that recycling, garbage and yard waste collection service may be delayed in some neighbourhoods due to issues with the contractor's trucks.

Street Closures in effect for Canada Day celebrations
June 29, 2017 - The following lane closures will be in effect this weekend for Canada Day celebrations.

Northbound Empress Street will be temporarily closed between Sargent Avenue and Wellington Avenue
June 28, 2017 - Starting this Thursday, June 29 at 9:00 a.m., northbound Empress Street between Sargent Avenue and Wellington Avenue will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic for a sewer pipe repair.

Canada Day long weekend operating hours for City of Winnipeg facilities and services
June 28, 2017 - Canada Day long weekend operating hours for City of Winnipeg facilities and services.

Public invited to participate in the development of the City's Biosolids Land Application Program
June 28, 2017 - The City of Winnipeg is ready to engage with residents of Winnipeg and rural municipalities at two upcoming open houses on the City's Biosolids Land Application program.

Public invited to provide input on the future of the Winnipeg Canoe Club Golf Course
June 28, 2017 - Winnipeggers are being asked to help reimagine the future of the Winnipeg Canoe Club Golf Course.

City of Winnipeg outdoor pools, wading pools set to open
June 28, 2017 - City of Winnipeg outdoor pools and wading pools will open later this week, beginning June 30.

18 community garden plots available for rent at Margaret Grant Pool
June 28, 2017 - The City of Winnipeg has opened 32 community garden plots at Margaret Grant Pool (685 Dalhousie Drive) and 18 plots are still available for rent.

Feedback on 2018 Budget priorities and preferences released
June 27, 2017 - The final report on the 2018 Budget Public Engagement, summarizing what we heard from Winnipeggers to help inform the budget process, is now available on the City of Winnipeg's website.

Sod-turning celebrates start of construction on the new Transcona Library
June 26, 2017 - Mayor Brian Bowman and City Councillor Russ Wyatt officially broke ground on the new Transcona Library this morning.

Libraries kick-off TD Summer Reading Club
June 23, 2017 - Registration for the annual TD Summer Reading Club has begun at all Winnipeg Public Library branches. Children up to age 12 are invited to drop by any branch of the library to register and to pick up their free bilingual reading kit that includes activities and a log to track time spent reading.

City breaks ground on Panet Road 4R Winnipeg Depot
June 23, 2017 - The City of Winnipeg today broke ground on the Panet Road 4R Winnipeg Depot (429 Panet Road).

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service reminds residents of the importance of fireworks safety
June 22, 2017 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service would like to remind the public to be cautious when handling fireworks this Canada Day long weekend.

Tree Pest Caterpillar Control Program has concluded
June 22, 2017 - Today, Thursday, June 22, 2017, the City of Winnipeg's Insect Control Branch announced the conclusion of the forest tent caterpillar control program.

City of Winnipeg Administration Building Renamed in Honour of Susan A. Thompson
June 22, 2017 - Today, Mayor Brian Bowman and Speaker Devi Sharma, joined by former Mayor Susan Thompson, officially unveiled the newly named Susan A. Thompson Building located on the City Hall Campus at 510 Main Street.

Residents invited to public information session on Plessis Road and Kildare Avenue intersection upgrade and the twinning of Transcona Boulevard
June 21, 2017 - The City of Winnipeg is working to improve safety and flow of traffic at the Plessis Road and Transcona Boulevard/Kildare Avenue West intersection. Winnipeggers are invited to attend an information session to learn about planned construction.

Winnipeg names its first Food Policy Council
June 21, 2017 - Today, Winnipeg City Council voted to appoint the members of the first Winnipeg Food Council.

City of Winnipeg employees celebrate National Aboriginal Day
June 21, 2017 - Today, City of Winnipeg employees will celebrate National Aboriginal Day in the City Hall courtyard.

City of Winnipeg Council to vote on ratification of negotiated agreement with WPA
June 20, 2017 - Tomorrow, Executive Policy Committee (EPC) and Council will be voting on the ratification of the longest, most sustainable negotiated agreement in almost 20 years between the City of Winnipeg and the Winnipeg Police Association (WPA).

Local organizations join City of Winnipeg to become partners of Winnipeg's Indigenous Accord
June 20, 2017 - Today, over 80 local organizations, businesses, groups, and individuals joined the City in their commitment to the ongoing Journey of Reconciliation in Winnipeg by formally becoming partners of Winnipeg's Indigenous Accord at a signing ceremony.

Southbound Memorial Boulevard temporarily closed for the Centennial Torch Lighting Ceremony this Wednesday
June 19, 2017 - Southbound Memorial Boulevard from York Avenue to Broadway will be temporarily closed this Wednesday, June 21 from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. for the Centennial Torch Lighting Ceremony.

Recycling and garbage collection delays continue
June 16, 2017 - The City is advising residents that recycling, garbage and yard waste collection service is still up to one day behind schedule in some neighbourhoods to due to issues with the contractor's fleet.

East sidewalk of Arlington Bridge temporarily closed for repairs
June 16, 2017 - The east sidewalk of the Arlington Bridge will be temporarily closed for localized repairs.

Bike Week Winnipeg returns for another year of city-wide festivities
June 16, 2017 - For the fourth year in a row, bicycle riders in Winnipeg can enjoy new and returning events happening around the city for Bike Week Winnipeg.

River Park South area trail named “Sentier de la Giclais Pathway” to honour French history in St. Vital
June 16, 2017 - At an event this morning, City Councillor Brian Mayes officially named a St. Vital-area trail the “Sentier de la Giclais Pathway” to honour an important part of Franco-Manitoban history in the St. Vital area.

Motorists can expect traffic impacts this Sunday, June 18 during the 2017 Manitoba Marathon
June 16, 2017 - On Sunday, June 18 some traffic impacts and delays during the 2017 Manitoba Marathon can be expected.

Public invited to review redevelopment plan for one of Winnipeg's oldest parks
June 15, 2017 - Winnipeggers are invited to review the St. John's Park redevelopment master plan at a public open house on Thursday, June 22, 2017.

Winnipeg Transit summer schedule in effect Sunday, June 18
June 15, 2017 - The following Transit routes will be operating on a Summer Schedule effective Sunday, June 18, 2017:

Street Closures in place during the TD Jazz Winnipeg Festival
June 14, 2017 - The following street closures will be in place between June 16 and June 19 during the TD Jazz Winnipeg Festival:

City of Winnipeg's voluntary lobbyist registry now operational
June 14, 2017 - The City of Winnipeg's first voluntary lobbyist registry is now operational and ready to receive lobbyist registrations in order to help provide greater openness and transparency.

Taxpayers Should Not Be On The Hook For Alcohol Purchases: Bowman
June 14, 2017 - A motion proposing to make the purchase of all alcohol an ineligible Councillor expense will be tabled at today's Executive Policy Committee meeting Mayor Brian Bowman announced today.

Construction season ramps up with launch of City's new online road construction map
June 13, 2017 - As construction season ramps up, the City has a new tool to help Winnipeggers get information about construction projects happening this year.

City awards renovation grants to 11 community centres
June 12, 2017 - Mayor Brian Bowman announced today that 11 City-owned community centres will receive funding for renovations.

Winnipeg receives two grants for additional tree and shrub planting
June 10, 2017 - The City of Winnipeg has been awarded two grants that will go toward the planting of an additional 200 trees and 200 shrubs in natural areas and other public green spaces throughout the city this year.

Public invited to provide feedback on phase two of pedestrian and cycling project connecting West Alexander to East Exchange
June 8, 2017 - The City of Winnipeg is looking at options to improve the existing painted bike lanes on McDermot Avenue and Bannatyne Avenue to protected infrastructure so that they are comfortable for people of all ages and abilities.

Complete closure of Ellice Avenue from Sherbrook Street to Langside Street on Saturday, June 10
June 8, 2017 - Ellice Avenue between Sherbrook Street and Langside Street will be completely closed to vehicular traffic from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 10 for the Ellice Street Festival.

Task Force for Heritage, Culture & the Arts Submits Final Report
June 8, 2017 - the task force created and mandated to examine and recommend ways Winnipeg can move forward in supporting and structuring Winnipeg's vibrant arts, culture, and heritage sectors has submitted its final report and a new liaison committee will be established to advise Council on next steps Mayor Brian Bowman announced today.

City remains committed to contract settlement with CUPE Local 500
June 7, 2017 - The City of Winnipeg has learned that employees represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 500 have voted to reject the City's contract offer.

City of Winnipeg Update on Collective Bargaining Efforts with CUPE Local 500
June 7, 2017 - The City of Winnipeg believes it presented CUPE Local 500 members with a fair and reasonable offer that takes into consideration the City's current financial situation, and would like to clarify a few points of misinformation:

City of Winnipeg 2016-2018 Accessibility Plan highlights accomplishments, plans to address barriers
June 6, 2017 - The City of Winnipeg is pleased to share its 2016-2018 Accessibility Plan on winnipeg.ca.

Extended hours offered for homeowner construction-related permit applications and inspections
June 6, 2017 - Recently, the City of Winnipeg's Permits Office began offering extended hours of operation to better fit the needs of Winnipeg homeowners.

Mosquito world a buzz as City recruits Agents of S.W.A.T. from local elementary school with launch of new educational, action oriented comic book
June 5, 2017 - Today the City of Winnipeg's Insect Control Branch attended Forest Park Elementary School to deliver an educational presentation about bugs and to invite students and their parents to join the fight against mosquitoes this season as honorary Agents of S.W.A.T. (Standing Water Action Team).

City Releases 2017 First Quarter Financial Update
June 2, 2017 - The City of Winnipeg's first quarter Financial Status Report cites a year-end projected deficit in the tax-supported operating budget totaling $13.6 million as at March 31, 2017 prior to utilizing deficit elimination measures, and additional cost mitigation measures are being recommended for consideration at next week's Standing Policy Committee on Finance (SPC-Finance).

Free Refugee Housing Panel Discussion session offered June 14, 2017
June 2, 2017 - The City of Winnipeg is offering a free, interactive panel discussion about refugee housing as part of the City of Winnipeg Housing Speaker Series.

Street closures for the Transcona Hi-Neighbour Festival
June 2, 2017 - The following temporary street closures will be in place between Friday, June 2 and Sunday, June 4 for the Transcona Hi-Neighbour festival:

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service partners with local BIZ groups to help reduce the risk of arson this summer
June 2, 2017 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) is expanding its Community Fire Prevention Partnership (CFPP) and will now partner with Local Business Improvement Zones (BIZ) and Take Pride Winnipeg Inc., to help identify and report properties at risk of arson.

Road closures for the Pride Parade
June 2, 2017 - The following road closures will be in place on Sunday, June 4 for the Pride Parade.

Ferry Road will be temporarily closed this Saturday between Bruce Avenue and Ness Avenue
June 1, 2017 - Ferry Road between Bruce Avenue and Ness Avenue will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic this Saturday, June 3 from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. to connect sewer and water to a private residence.

Temporary closure of off-ramp from eastbound Bishop Grandin Boulevard to southbound Pembina Highway
June 1, 2017 - The off-ramp from eastbound Bishop Grandin Boulevard to southbound Pembina Highway will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic from Friday, June 2 at 8:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 4 for ongoing construction for the Southwest Rapid Transitway (Stage 2) overpass structure.

Last update: October 19, 2017