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2005 March News Releases

City Hall Advance Poll opens today
Message from Richard Kachur, Returning Officer
March 31, 2005 - Today, Thursday, March 31, 2005, is the first day of advance voting for the upcoming Civic Election for the Office of Councillor in the St. Norbert Ward.

Winnipeg is ready to rock
March 30, 2005 - Thanks to the efforts of hundreds of frontline workers, Winnipeg will be all tuned up and ready to host the 34th edition of Canada's Juno Awards from Friday, April 1 to Sunday, April 3.

City increases pothole patching arsenal
March 29, 2005 - Committed to tackling Winnipeg's seasonal road problems, Mayor Sam Katz today announced that the Department of Public Works will double the size of its Pothole Patcher fleet to six units for this season, and committed to increasing funding for preventative pavement maintenance once federal gas tax revenues arrive.…

By-election message from Returning Officer
March 24, 2005 - At the close of Nominations on Thursday, March 24, 2005 at 2:00 p.m., I accepted nominations from eight registered candidates who will be running for the Office of Councillor for the St. Norbert Ward in the Riel Community, left vacant by the resignation of Councillor John Angus on Friday, March 4, 2005.…

Mayor champions kindness campaign
March 24, 2005 - Changing attitudes in Winnipeg takes more than money, and Mayor Sam Katz today endorsed "Love Winnipeg", a grass roots community effort that will see up to 100 churches and thousands of individuals make a difference for the better by promoting acts of kindness.…

City services information for March 25 - 28, 2005
March 22, 2005 - All civic offices will be closed on Friday, March 25th and Monday, March 28th. Additional information on city services is provided below.…

Winnipeg takes first step down path to opportunity
2005 operating budget approved at City Council
March 22, 2005 - The City of Winnipeg took an important step toward Mayor Sam Katz's vision of hope, opportunity and growth today when City Council approved the 2005 operating budget at a special council meeting in city hall.…

Mayor's budget offers deep transit discount for seniors
March 21, 2005 - Committed to improving the quality of life and affordability of services for city seniors, Mayor Sam Katz today highlighted the benefits of his plan to slash prices on bus tickets and passes to a level that amounts to a 50 per cent cut of the regular fares.

Mayor's tax cuts to create new jobs and growth
March 16, 2005 - Committed to bringing a new approach to downtown development, Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz today outlined his commitment to cutting business taxes in the core area of the city to create economic growth and jobs.…

Mayor welcomes new Safeway to Osborne Village
March 16, 2005 - Committed to changing attitudes toward business at City Hall, Winnipeg, Mayor Sam Katz today welcomed the grand opening of the new Canada Safeway in Osborne Village as a step in the right direction for the city.…

All St. Boniface cables to be buried
March 16, 2005 - Committed to solving a long-term problem affecting the quality of life of residents in St. Boniface, Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz and Councillor Franco Magnifico announced today the city will forward the necessary funds to bury hydro lines near Whittier Park.…

Mayor delivers on mosquito election promise
March 11, 2005 - Committed to improving the quality of life for all Winnipeggers, Mayor Sam Katz today revealed a comprehensive new three-year plan to battle mosquitoes which will fulfill a major election commitment.…

August 21, 2018