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2017 December News Releases

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service partners with local junior high student and Red River Mutual to bring comfort to kids in emergencies
December 18, 2017 - At an event this morning, Councillor Mike Pagtakhan and Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Chief, John Lane, accepted a donation of 1,000 stuffed animals from Sara’s Safety Friends, a joint initiative between Sara Tabac, the Firefighters’ Burn Fund, and Red River Mutual.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service holiday fire prevention tips
December 15, 2017 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service would like share some tips to help you minimize the risk of a fire in your home and make your holiday season enjoyable and safe.

Amendments to be Proposed to Vehicle for Hire Bylaw
December 11, 2017 - Several amendments to the Vehicle for Hire Bylaw will be proposed for Council’s consideration later this week including a new safety surcharge that would apply to Personal Transportation Providers (PTP) Mayor Brian Bowman announced today.

Southbound Taché Avenue will be temporarily closed between Provencher Boulevard and Despins Street
December 11, 2017 - Starting tomorrow at 7:30 p.m., southbound Taché Avenue between Provencher Boulevard and Despins Street will be closed for the winter for riverbank stabilization work associated with the Taché Promenade project.

Plowing of major streets and bus routes continues today
December 11, 2017 - Crews were out overnight and continue to plow and salt routes today.

Amendments to the 2018 Preliminary Budget Recommendations
December 8, 2017 - After listening to public feedback and presentations from over 40 delegations, several amendments are being proposed by Executive Policy Committee to the initial recommendations contained within the 2018 Preliminary Operating and Capital budget Mayor Brian Bowman announced today.

City ready to respond to invasive, wood-boring beetle that attacks and kills ash trees
December 7, 2017 - Emerald ash borer (EAB) has been found in Winnipeg. Introduced into North America from China, EAB is an invasive, wood-boring beetle that attacks and kills all species of ash trees.

Reminder - Leisure Guide registration for Winter activities starts December 12 and 13
December 7, 2017 - Citizens are reminded that the registration process for Winter 2018 activities will have staggered start dates.

City awards renovation grants to eight community centres
December 7, 2017 - Mayor Brian Bowman announced today that eight City-owned community centres will receive funding for renovations.

City maintains AA (Stable) credit rating
December 7, 2017 - Standard and Poor's has recently affirmed Winnipeg's AA (Stable) credit rating based on a very strong and diversified economy, stable budgetary performance, strong financial management, and robust liquidity.

2017 Winnipeg Wards Boundaries Commission releases final report
December 7, 2017 - Today, the 2017 Winnipeg Wards Boundaries Commission (the Commission) released its final report establishing the boundaries and names of the 15 City of Winnipeg Council wards. The changes take into account future growth, while addressing current, significant population imbalances between wards.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service update: Furby Street apartment block fire
December 5, 2017 - At 10:45 p.m. on Monday, December 4, 2017, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to a report of smoke on the second floor of a three-story apartment block at 489 Furby Street. Upon arrival on scene, crews found a number of residents calling for assistance from their windows.

City releases October 2017 financial update
December 1, 2017 - The City of Winnipeg’s latest Financial Status Report cites a year-end projected surplus in the tax-supported operating budget (General Revenue Fund) of $1.7 million as at October 31, 2017, and represents a $1.3 million improvement over the September projections.

City of Winnipeg Recommends Streamlined and Modernized Framework for Vehicle for Hire Industry in Winnipeg
December 1, 2017 - Today, the City of Winnipeg Public Service released a report outlining a recommended regulatory framework for the vehicle for hire industry within Winnipeg, which would take effect on February 28, 2018 when the responsibility formally transfers to the municipal government from the Province of Manitoba.

Last update: December 18, 2017