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2003 January News Releases


DBRS confirms City's credit rating 
WINNIPEG - January 31, 2003 - The Dominion Bond Rating Service, a Toronto-based, full-service credit rating agency, has confirmed the City of Winnipeg's credit rating at AA (low) with a stable outlook.

Access to Provencher businesses remains open during bridge closure 
WINNIPEG - January 30, 2003 - During the Provencher Bridge closure — 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., today and tomorrow, access to all businesses on Provencher Boulevard remains open.

Major Snowfall Parking Ban Lifted 
WINNIPEG - January 28, 2003 - Effective 06:01 am this morning, the Public Works Department has lifted the Major Snowfall Parking Ban. The ban had prohibited parking, between midnight and 06:00 am, on all streets signed as Snow Routes. Vehicles parked on snow routes during the prohibited times were subject to being ticketed and towed at the owners' expense.

Mayor's 2003 State of the City Address 
WINNIPEG - January 23, 2003 - "I really need your help," Mayor Glen Murray said today in his State of the City Address to more than 600 people attending a Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

Mayor tables "public safety" budget En Francais
WINNIPEG - January 21, 2003 - The city will put 21 more police officers and eight more firefighters on Winnipeg streets, under the budget presented today by Mayor Glen Murray.

City releases independent review of sewage plant failure 
WINNIPEG - January 17, 2003 - An independent review of the flooding at the North End Water Pollution Control Centre has concluded that "the event did not result through negligence" but that "the flooding was a result of inadequate operating and maintenance procedures." …

Standard and Poor's upgrades City's credit rating to AA 
WINNIPEG - January 14, 2003 - Standard and Poor's Ratings Services has raised the City of Winnipeg's credit rating to 'AA' from 'AA-', with a stable outlook.

City of Winnipeg reduces debt costs with Serial Debenture issue 
WINNIPEG - January 08, 2003 - The City of Winnipeg successfully launched a $97,180,000 serial debenture in the Canadian capital markets on January 7, 2003. The debentures, which will be settled on January 17, 2003, were sold through the city's fiscal agencies co-led by CIBC World Markets Inc. and Scotia Capital Inc.

City hosts public open houses to announce proposed Wastewater Treatment Improvement Plan 
WINNIPEG - January 08, 2003 - The City of Winnipeg invites residents to an open house to learn more about their proposed plan to improve wastewater collection and treatment. The plan, based on eight years of detailed research, was approved at the December 11, 2002 meeting of City Council.

Last update: 29.03.2007

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