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2017 September News Releases

Community celebrates enhancements to Kirkbridge Park
September 30, 2017 - At an event this afternoon, Councillor Janice Lukes and members of the community celebrated pathway improvements and other upgrades to Kirkbridge Park.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service launches two new water rescue units
September 30, 2017 - Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews today launched two new water rescue units as part of a training exercise at the St. Vital Boat Launch.

Community celebrates upgrades at Grandmont and Ducharme parks
September 30, 2017 - At an event this morning, Councillor Janice Lukes and members of the community officially unveiled pathway improvements and other upgrades to Grandmont and Ducharme parks.

Street closures in place this Sunday during the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure
September 29, 2017 - The street closures listed below will be in place this Sunday, October 1 from 8:45 a.m. until 11 a.m., during the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure.

Winnipeg officially designated Canada's 25th Fair Trade Town
September 29, 2017 - The City of Winnipeg has officially joined other major Canadian cities in being designated a Fair Trade Town.

Reminder: recycling, garbage and yard waste collection schedules are changing for some residents next week
September 28, 2017 - Residents are reminded that recycling, garbage and yard waste collection schedules are changing for some next week. Changes will take effect starting Monday, October 2, 2017.

Winnipeg Goldeyes Recognized With Honourary Street Naming
September 28, 2017 - Today, Mayor Bowman announced the honourary renaming of Portage Avenue East from Main Street to Westbrook Street as "Winnipeg Goldeyes Way" in recognition of the Winnipeg Goldeyes' second consecutive American Association Championship win.

Statement from Mayor Bowman on Canadian Aerospace Dispute
September 28, 2017 - Mayor Bowman issued the following statement today regarding the Boeing/Bombardier trade dispute.

Northbound Hargrave Street between St. Mary Avenue and Portage Avenue to be closed September 28 - October 3
September 27, 2017 - Northbound Hargrave Street between St. Mary Avenue and Portage Avenue will be closed from 6 a.m. on Thursday, September 28 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, October 3 for crane work for True North Square construction. Access to parkades on Hargrave Street will be maintained.

Eastbound and westbound Midwinter Avenue between Talbot Avenue and Brazier Street will be closed to traffic on Sept 27 and 28
September 26, 2017 - Eastbound and westbound Midwinter Avenue between Talbot Avenue and Brazier Street will be completely closed for guardrail construction starting at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, September 27 until Thursday, September 28.

Pacific Avenue green space officially dedicated as Gord Dong Park
September 26, 2017 - At an event this morning, Councillor Mike Pagtakhan and the community officially named a green space on Pacific Avenue Gord Dong Park, and invited the public to provide feedback on how the space should be developed.

City marks Right to Know Week
September 25, 2017 - Each year in September, approximately 40 countries and 60 non-governmental organizations mark Right to Know Week to raise awareness of an individual’s right to access government information, while promoting freedom of information as an essential element of democracy and good government.

Waverley Underpass project area at Waverley Street and Taylor Avenue will be closed this weekend
September 25, 2017 - The Waverley Underpass project area at Waverley Street and Taylor Avenue will be closed this weekend in preparation for traffic moving onto a new detour road while construction of the Waverley Underpass continues.

Winnipeg Public Library selects 2017-2018 Writer-in-Residence
September 25, 2017 - Jennifer Still has been selected as Winnipeg Public Library’s Writer-in-Residence for 2017-2018.

Temporary closure of Panet Road community recycling depot extended to October 2
September 22, 2017 - The temporary closure of the community recycling depot located on Panet Road at Mission Street is being extended to Monday, October 2, 2017.

Bowman Recommends Cooling-Off Period for Departing Members of Council
September 22, 2017 - Limiting the ability of departing Council members as well as Mayors to lobby City Hall could take a significant step forward if Council supports a motion to be introduced next week by Mayor Brian Bowman and seconded by Councillor Matt Allard, Councillor for St. Boniface and Acting Deputy Mayor.

Ellice Avenue between Erin Street and Wall Street will be closed to traffic Sept 25 - 27
September 22, 2017 - Ellice Avenue between Erin Street and Wall Street will be closed for railway crossing work from 6 p.m. on Monday, September 25 to 6 a.m. on Wednesday, September 27.

Smith Street between Graham Avenue and Portage Avenue will be closed to traffic Sept 23-24
September 22, 2017 - Smith Street between Graham Avenue and Portage Avenue will be closed for crane work from 6 a.m. on Saturday, September 23 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 24.

Temporary closure of Peguis Street for railway crossing and roadway improvements
September 22, 2017 - The public is advised that Peguis Street from Prairie Crocus Drive to south of Concordia Avenue East will be completely closed from Monday, September 25 to November 13 for major railway track work and widening of Peguis Street over the railway.

Plessis Road between Gunn Road and Grassie Boulevard will be closed to traffic Sept 22 - 25
September 21, 2017 - Plessis Road between Gunn Road and Grassie Boulevard will be closed for CP railway crossing repairs from 6 p.m. on Friday, September 22 to 6 a.m. on Monday, September 25.

Public invited to provide feedback on pedestrian and cycling study in the East Fort Garry neighbourhood
September 19, 2017 - Do you walk or bike in the East Fort Garry community?

Real people, real stories: Millennium Library hosts the Human Library®
September 19, 2017 - Winnipeg Public Library, in partnership with Sarasvati Productions and FemFest, will host a Human Library from September 21 to 23 at the Millennium Library, 251 Donald Street.

Tuxedo Tennis Club celebrates facility upgrades
September 19, 2017 - At an event this morning, Councillor Marty Morantz joined the Tuxedo Tennis Club and Tennis Manitoba to announce upgrades to the Tuxedo Tennis Club.

WIFI on Buses Pilot Project Recommended to Standing Policy Committee on Innovation
September 18, 2017 - WIFI on Winnipeg Transit buses could be available free of charge as early as January 1, 2018 as part of a pilot project recommended for approval at this week's Standing Policy Committee (SPC) on Innovation, Councillor Cindy Gilroy, Chair of the SPC on Innovation, and Mayor Brian Bowman announced today.

Southbound Princess Street temporarily closed from Elgin Avenue to William Avenue for film production
September 15, 2017 - The public is advised that Princess Street from Elgin Avenue to William Avenue will be temporarily closed to southbound vehicular traffic starting at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 17 until 5:00 a.m. on Monday, September 18 for film production.

Northbound Tuxedo Avenue between Corydon Avenue and Edgeland Boulevard will be closed to traffic Sept 17
September 15, 2017 - Northbound Tuxedo Avenue between Corydon Avenue and Edgeland Boulevard will be closed for crane work from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 17.

Eric Coy Arena temporarily closed September 18 to September 24 for scheduled maintenance
September 15, 2017 - Eric Coy Arena, 535 Oakdale Drive, will be temporarily closed from Monday, September 18 to Sunday, September 24 for facility repairs. The arena is expected to reopen on Monday, September 25.

Important riverbank stabilization project now complete on Lyndale Drive
September 14, 2017 - An important riverbank stabilization project is now complete on Lyndale Drive which improves the reliability of the City's primary dike, protects the road and nearby utilities while at the same time enhances the riverbank area.

Tyndall Park accessible early years play structure provides healthy learning opportunities to kids
September 14, 2017 - At an event this morning, Councillor Mike Pagtakhan, Principal Gisele Mospanchuk, and other community leaders from the Tyndall Park Community celebrated the start of the school year by inviting Point Douglas-area students, children and families to come play at the new Tyndall Park accessible early years play structure.

Winnipeggers invited to public information session on Rue des Trappistes culvert replacement and road reconstruction
September 13, 2017 - Winnipeggers are invited to attend a public information session on the replacement of a culvert and road reconstruction on Rue des Trappistes on Wednesday, September 27, 2017.

Completely signalized intersection activated at Jefferson Avenue and Sinclair Street in Old Kildonan Ward
September 13, 2017 - A completely signalized intersection has been installed and activated at the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Sinclair Street.

Eastbound St. Mary Avenue will be closed between Good Street and Colony Street Tuesday evening
September 11, 2017 - Eastbound St. Mary Avenue will be closed between Good Street and Colony Street starting this Tuesday, September 12 at 6 p.m., until 6 a.m. on Wednesday September 13, for Bell MTS work.

City Releases 2017 Second Quarter Financial Update
September 11, 2017 - The City of Winnipeg’s second quarter Financial Status Report cites a year-end projected deficit in the tax-supported operating budget (General Revenue Fund) totalling $8.2 million as at June 30, 2017 before using deficit elimination measures, and represents a $5.4 million improvement over first quarter projections.

Public invited to Candlelight Service commemorating Canada 150
September 8, 2017 - Members of the public are invited to attend a Candlelight Service on Sunday, September 10 at 7 p.m. in Brookside Cemetery, 3001 Notre Dame Avenue to commemorate Canada's 150th anniversary and honour those who have served in times of war and peace.

Northbound Sturgeon Road between Ness Avenue and Murray Park Road will be closed to traffic Sept 11 - 18
September 8, 2017 - Northbound Sturgeon Road between Ness Avenue and Murray Park Road will be closed for streets maintenance work from 9 a.m. on September 11 until 3 p.m. on September 18.

Recycling, garbage and yard waste collection day schedules changing for some residents as of October 1
September 8, 2017 - Starting October 1, 2017, the City of Winnipeg is adjusting recycling, garbage and yard waste collection days for some residents, to make the cart collection system more efficient. The changes are related to a new seven-year collection contract.

Upcoming temporary road closure for Sherbrook Street Festival between Wolseley Avenue and Westminster Avenue
September 7, 2017 - Sherbrook Street from Wolseley Avenue to Westminster Avenue will be closed to all vehicular traffic this Saturday, September 9 from 7 a.m. until Sunday, September 10 at 1 a.m. for the Sherbrook Street Festival.

King Street will be temporarily closed this weekend between James Avenue and Alexander Avenue
September 7, 2017 - King Street between James Avenue and Alexander Avenue will be temporarily closed starting this Saturday, September 9 at 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Sunday, September 10 for the Chinatown Street Festival.

Winnipeg Transit proposes new Transit Advisory Committee as part of its commitment to improving safety on buses
September 7, 2017 - As part of its commitment to improving safety on buses, Winnipeg Transit is proposing the creation of a Transit Advisory Committee to review industry practices, assess and determine trends and recommend strategies to improve safety on the Winnipeg Transit system.

Public invited to participate in review of OurWinnipeg, the City's 25-year plan for the future
September 7, 2017 - At an event this morning, Councillor John Orlikow invited Winnipeggers to participate in the review and update of OurWinnipeg, the city's 25-year development plan. Winnipeggers are encouraged to get involved and speak up about what matters to them about the city in order to make Winnipeg an even better place to live, work and play.

City of Winnipeg expands asset management training program for employees
September 6, 2017 - The City of Winnipeg is expanding its training in asset management with the launch of a new internal course curriculum in project management tailor-made for the City, developed and delivered with Red River College.

Street closures in place for Many-Fest 2017
September 6, 2017 - The following street closures will be in place this weekend to accommodate Many-Fest 2017.

City invites Winnipeggers to butt in on butting out at outdoor patios at restaurants and bars
September 6, 2017 - The City of Winnipeg is conducting public engagement to determine the level of public interest in banning smoking on outdoor patios at bars and restaurants.

Public invited to provide feedback on phase two of pedestrian and cycling project connecting Wolseley and West Alexander
September 5, 2017 - Do you walk or bike in the Wolseley and West End neighbourhoods? The City wants to hear from you to help refine plans for a Walk Bike project connecting the Wolseley and West Alexander neighbourhoods.

Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex pool and fitness areas to be temporarily closed for scheduled maintenance
September 1, 2017 - The Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex pool, sauna, track and weight room will be temporarily closed during the month of September for scheduled maintenance. The Winnipeg Public Library at this location will remain open.

Winnipeg's Fall Curbside Giveaway Weekend is just around the corner: September 9 and 10
September 1, 2017 - Winnipeg's Fall Curbside Giveaway Weekend is coming September 9 and 10, and it is the perfect time to find a new home for your gently-used, unwanted items. This is also the perfect time to hunt for some new to you treasures in your neighbourhood, community and city.

Arlington Bridge to be temporarily closed
September 1, 2017 - The Arlington Bridge will be temporarily closed from Logan Avenue to Dufferin Avenue, starting at 7 a.m. on Monday, September 4 until Friday, September 8 at 7 p.m. to facilitate a film production.

Winnipeg Transit Fall Schedule in effect Sunday, September 3
September 1, 2017 - Beginning Sunday, September 3, Winnipeg Transit’s Fall Schedule will be in effect on the following routes.

Improvements to Route 86 and 33 transit service effective September 3
September 1, 2017 - Beginning Sunday, September 3, 2017, Route 86 and 33 customers will see significant changes designed to improve reliability and extend service to new and expanding neighbourhoods in Bridgwater Forest and northwest Winnipeg.

Last update: October 2, 2017