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2001 June News Releases

City's Audit Department Received International Award
WINNIPEG - June 29, 2001 - The City of Winnipeg's Audit Department has received a prestigious international award, the Knighton Award for Performance Auditing, for the audit report that it completed on the city's Real Estate Management practices.

Transit Service - Canada Day and Monday July 2nd
WINNIPEG - June 28, 2001 - On July 1st, Canada Day Winnipeg Transit will be operating a regular Sunday service. In addition, for Canada Day festivities, there will be increased Portage Avenue service, and the 99 Downtown Flyer will be extended to provide free shuttle service.

City Again Urges Residents to Protect their Homes from Basement Flooding
WINNIPEG - June 27, 2001 - Canada Post is now delivering the City of Winnipeg's brochure, Protecting Your Home from Basement Flooding. Mailed out annually, the brochure contains valuable information on steps homeowners can take to protect their homes from basement flooding.

Winnipeg Development Agreement Funds Lord Selkirk Park Projects En Francais
WINNIPEG - June 26, 2001 - Housing, employment, safety, health and community well being are issues that the residents of the Lord Selkirk neighbourhood are addressing through four projects announced today under the Winnipeg Development Agreement (WDA).


A Homegrown Economic Development Strategy for Winnipeg
WINNIPEG - June 13, 2001 - That great thinker on cities, Jane Jacobs, defines a city as "a settlement that consistently generates its economic growth from its own local economy".

Winnipeg Wins Back Double A
WINNIPEG - June 13, 2001 - Today, Moody's Investors Service of New York upgraded the rating on the debt issued by the City of Winnipeg from A1 to double A3 (Aa3).

"Get Together Downtown" Festival Launched En Francais
WINNIPEG - June 7, 2001 - Mayor Glen Murray, on behalf of City Council and in partnership with the Downtown BIZ, released details of an exciting new initiative which will bring people out onto Portage Avenue for three days this summer to enjoy the largest downtown Festival in the history of Winnipeg.

Fluoridation Program for Winnipeg's Drinking Water Temporarily Suspended
WINNIPEG - June 1, 2001 - "We have temporarily stopped adding fluoride to Winnipeg's water as a result of technical problems with the equipment at the new fluoride feed facility", says Tom Pearson, Manager of the City's Water Services Division. Fluoride is added to the water solely to help prevent cavities, primarily in children's teeth.

Last update: 18.07.2017

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