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1999 December News Releases

Emergency Response Service Warns Citizens About Improper Use of Auxiliary Heating Devices
December 31, 1999 - Officials of the City of Winnipeg's Emergency Response Service have issued a warning about the indoor use of auxiliary heating devices. Though City officials have expressed confidence that essential services will continue

City of Winnipeg Ready for the Year 2000
December 31, 1999 - The City of Winnipeg is confident that all its essential services will continue to operate normally during and after the changeover to the Year 2000.

Extension of City Hall Information Service for Year 2000 Changeover
December 30, 1999 - As a public service for its citizens, the City of Winnipeg's City Hall Information Service will be operating for extended hours during the changeover to the Year 2000.

Late Winter Delays Pleasure Rinks & Toboggan Slides
December 23, 1999 - This year's late winter has significantly delayed the flooding of pleasure skating rinks and toboggan slides throughout Winnipeg. Normally by this time approximately one hundred of the small rinks and fifteen toboggan slides are available for use.

Residential Overnight Parking Ban Lifted
December 23, 1999 - The ban had prohibited parking on all streets not designated as Snow Routes, between the hours of midnight and 06:00 am. Vehicles parked on affected streets during the prohibited times were subject to being ticketed.

Mayor Murray Welcomes Housing Help
December 21, 1999 - Mayor Glen Murray is applauding the quick response from the federal and provincial governments in assisting the city with its efforts to repair dilapidated housing stock in older neighbourhoods.

First Major Snowstorm has Plows in High Gear
December 20, 1999 - High-speed truck plows hit the streets at the onset of the season's first major snowstorm and worked throughout the night to keep major routes open for this morning's rush hour.

Burst Water Pipe Causes Pan Am Pool Closure
December 17, 1999 - A burst water pipe which supplies the sprinkler system at the Pan Am Pool has resulted in closure of the pool this evening. The pipe located in an area undergoing renovations, by a contractor, burst late this afternoon as a result of freezing.

Winnipeg City Hall Shares Christmas
December 14, 1999 - On Wednesday, December 15th, City Councillors are inviting all city staff to join them in donating toys for "Share Christmas." The public is encouraged to participate in this worthy program by dropping off a toy, hat, mittens or scarf at City Hall, on Wednesday or Thursday.

Citizens Honoured
December 6, 1999 - Glen Murray is proud to honour eight individuals today at City Hall for their outstanding service to the community, in ensuring the safety of fellow citizens. The Mayor's Award of Merit began in 1970, and to date, 102 citizens have received the award.

City's Anti-Arson Hotline Now in Operation
December 6, 1999 - Today--the City of Winnipeg commenced operation of an "Anti-Arson Hotline." Citizens are encouraged to call the hotline 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, at 311, to report tips on arson activity, suspicious behaviour, and potential fire hazards.

City Declares Year 2000 Readiness
December 2, 1999 - We expect that all our essential services will continue to operate normally on and after January 1, 2000," said Bob Gannon, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Sponsor of the City's Year 2000 Project. "Work on the City's essential services and mission critical systems is now complete, and all departments have formally declared their Year 2000 (Y2K) readiness."

Citizens to be Honoured
December 1, 1999 - Journalists and photographers are invited to attend a reception honouring eight citizens whose actions and presence of mind ensured the safety of others.

Mayor's Itinerary - December Highlights
December 1, 1999 - December Highlights - Thursday, Dec 2 - 11:30 am to 1:30 p.m. - attends Premier's State of the Province Address, Winnipeg Convention Center

Last update: 23.01.2015

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