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2017 August News Releases

Temporary lane closures and traffic restrictions on Graham Avenue for road repairs in September
August 31, 2017 - Starting this Friday, September 1 at 6 p.m. the intersection of Graham Avenue and Vaughan Street will be completely closed for the reconstruction of the intersection. It is expected that the intersection will be reopened at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, September 5.

Operating hours for City of Winnipeg facilities and services during Labour Day long weekend
August 31, 2017 - All civic offices are closed on Labour Day, Monday, September 4, 2017.

Remember to "Be Aware. Park with Care" during back to school
August 31, 2017 - With the start of the school year, the Winnipeg Parking Authority (WPA) would like to remind motorists to “Be Aware. Park with Care” around schools.

Public invited to help design a Better Bridge for Arlington
August 30, 2017 - Winnipeggers who live, work or play near the aging Arlington Bridge are invited to share their thoughts about a new bridge throughout September, City officials and community partners announced today.

Community recycling depot on Panet Road temporarily closed due to construction
August 25, 2017 - The community recycling depot located on Panet Road at Mission Street will be temporarily closed for construction on the Panet 4R Winnipeg Depot.

Eastbound Inkster Boulevard from Wiginton Street to Airlies Street closed temporarily for catch basin repair
August 25, 2017 - Eastbound Inkster Boulevard from Wiginton Street to Airlies Street, is fully closed for an emergency catch basin repair starting on Friday, August 25.

Eastbound Colony Street between Good Street and Cooper Avenue will be closed to traffic on Sunday, August 27
August 25, 2017 - Eastbound Colony Street between Good Street and Cooper Avenue will be closed to traffic on Sunday, August 27 from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. for a BellMTS project.

Southbound Garry Street from York Avenue to Broadway temporarily closed this Sunday
August 25, 2017 - Southbound Garry Street from York Avenue to Broadway will be temporarily closed from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. this Sunday, August 27 for a watermain renewal project.

Reminder: Leisure Guide registration for Fall activities starts August 29 and 30
August 24, 2017 - Citizens are reminded that the registration process for Fall 2017 activities will have staggered start dates as follows:

Louise Bridge to be temporarily closed for maintenance
August 24, 2017 - Starting this morning the northbound and southbound directions of the Louise Bridge from Nairn Avenue to Sutherland Avenue, will be completely closed to traffic for bridge maintenance

Regional street closures in place for the annual Manitoba Filipino Street Festival & Manitoba Filipino Street Festival Parade
August 24, 2017 - The following regional streets will be closed to all vehicular traffic from Friday, August 25 at 5:30 p.m. until Sunday, August 27 at 1 a.m., for the annual Manitoba Filipino Street Festival & Manitoba Filipino Street Festival Parade

Academy Road between Renfrew Street and Lindsay Street temporarily closed for railway crossing repair
August 24, 2017 - Academy Road between Renfrew Street and Lindsay Street will be completely closed to eastbound and westbound traffic starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, August 25 until 9 p.m. on Sunday, August 27 for a CP railway crossing repair.

Construction of West Alexander Pedestrian Cycling Corridor begins next week
August 24, 2017 - Construction of the West Alexander Pedestrian Cycling Corridor on McDermot Avenue from Arlington Street to Furby Street will begin on Monday, August 28.

St. John's Library to temporarily close for renovations
August 24, 2017 - St. John's Library, located at 500 Salter Street, will be closed as of Friday, August 25 at 5 p.m. for renovations.

2017 Winnipeg Wards Boundaries Commission to review Council Ward boundaries
August 23, 2017 - The 2017 Winnipeg Wards Boundaries Commission (WBC) has been established to review the boundaries and names of the 15 Council Wards in the City of Winnipeg, and will hold public hearings to allow residents and organizations to make submissions and comments on required changes to the current ward boundaries.

Public invited to bring their dogs to two City wading pools as aquatics facilities close for the season
August 23, 2017 - City of Winnipeg outdoor aquatics facilities are beginning to close for the season, but just before they close, the City is inviting licenced dogs to enjoy two wading pools for a swim.

City of Winnipeg launches emergency text message notification service
August 23, 2017 - Today, the City of Winnipeg launched its new WpgEmerg Alert Service which provides the public with two additional ways to receive information from the City of Winnipeg during an emergency.

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

City launches adjustable bike lane curbs pilot
August 22, 2017 - Starting today, the City of Winnipeg will begin installing adjustable bike lane curbs in two locations to test installation methods, monitor maintenance including snow clearing and spring clean-up, and comfort level of users.

Louise Bridge to be completely closed for maintenance on Sunday, August 20
August 18, 2017 - Northbound and southbound directions of the Louise Bridge from Nairn Avenue to Sutherland Avenue, will be completely closed to traffic from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. this Sunday, August 20.

City of Winnipeg Fall Leisure Guide now available
August 17, 2017 - The Fall 2017 Leisure Guide is now available at all civic indoor pools, libraries and leisure centres, and will be available Saturday at a number of retail locations.

Statement from Mayor Brian Bowman on Acts of Anti-Semitism in Winnipeg
August 16, 2017 - Mayor Bowman issued the following statement today regarding the anti-Semitic graffiti discovered in Winnipeg:

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Services hosts Equity and Diversity Camp to encourage newcomer youth to consider a career in firefighting, paramedicine and emergency telecommunications
August 11, 2017 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) training academy welcomed ten newcomer youth this week as part of their Equity and Diversity Camp.

Hassle-free parking, without the fee
August 11, 2017 - The Winnipeg Parking Authority (WPA) has removed the service charge to use PayByPhone at the City of Winnipeg's on-street locations and surface parking lots.

Arlington Bridge to be temporarily closed
August 11, 2017 - The Arlington Bridge will be temporarily closed from Logan Avenue to Dufferin Avenue, starting at 6 a.m. on Saturday, August 12 until Friday, August 18 at 6 p.m. to facilitate structural steel and sidewalk repairs.

Smith Street closed for Winnipeg BBQ and Blues Festival
August 10, 2017 - Smith Street from Ellice Avenue to Notre Dame Avenue will be temporarily closed from 5:30 p.m. on Friday, August 11 until 10 a.m. on Sunday, August 13 for the Winnipeg BBQ and Blues Festival.

City serves up recreation opportunities with resurfaced tennis courts
August 5, 2017 - At an event this morning, Councillor Brian Mayes officially opened two newly-reconstructed tennis courts and kicked off a free beginner tennis clinic with one of Manitoba's top tennis players, Kevin Kylar.

Community celebrates grand opening of Apee Panchhi Park
August 5, 2017 - At an event this morning, representatives from all levels of government joined the community to celebrate the grand opening of Apee Panchhi Park and honoured the park's namesake, Mr. Apee Panchhi.

York Avenue between Edmonton Street and Carlton Street will be temporarily closed to traffic on August 3
August 2, 2017 - York Avenue between Edmonton Street and Carlton Street will be temporarily closed to traffic this Thursday, August 3 from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. for a film production.

Citizens encouraged to get involved on Boards and Commissions
August 1, 2017 - The City of Winnipeg will be accepting applications for positions on various Boards and Commissions from August 1, 2017 to October 20, 2017.

Terry Fox Day operating hours for City of Winnipeg facilities and services
August 1, 2017 - All civic offices are closed on Terry Fox Day, Monday, August 7, 2017.

Last update: August 31, 2017