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2005 June News Releases


Flood control activities
WINNIPEG - June 30, 2005 - Flood control activities in the City of Winnipeg will continue to protect to 21 feet above James Avenue datum. The flow on the river, at the peak, this weekend is expected to match or slightly exceed 1996 levels.

Information for Property Owners affected by Red River levels of 21.0 ft above James Avenue Datum
WINNIPEG - June 30, 2005 - The Red River is expected to crest on Friday, July 1st. The City of Winnipeg is protecting for levels of 21.0 feet above James Avenue datum. For property owners affected by these river levels here is what is being done, and what you should do to protect your home from potential flooding: …

Volunteers needed to fill sandbags on Scotia Street and Lyndale Drive
WINNIPEG - June 30, 2005 - The City of Winnipeg has cordoned off the 200- 400 block of Scotia Street to allow for the delivery of sand for sandbagging.

Rising river levels cause for concern
WINNIPEG - June 30, 2005 - With the rapidly rising levels of the Red River, the City of Winnipeg is concerned about additional flooding and is issuing an urgent notice to 34 property owners outside the primary dike to begin sandbagging.

Mayor Katz to host first Winnipeg City Summit
WINNIPEG - June 30, 2005 - Committed to incorporating the strength and vision of key community leaders into his agenda to build a 'City of Opportunity', Mayor Sam Katz today announced plans to host the first ever Winnipeg City Summit, and named Dr. Lloyd Axworthy, Ida Albo, and Leonard Asper as co-chairs for the event.…

Red Tape Commission reports to Mayor Katz
WINNIPEG - June 28, 2005 - Committed to building a 'City of Opportunity', Mayor Sam Katz today received the final report of the Red Tape Commission, a comprehensive document that outlines 30 opportunities to transform Winnipeg's "red tape" tradition into a "red carpet" tradition.…

City Services Friday July 1st, 2005
WINNIPEG - June 28, 2005 - All civic offices will be closed on Friday, July 1, 2005.

Seasonal algae growth starting to affect Winnipeg's tap water
WINNIPEG - June 28, 2005 - "As a result of algae growth in Winnipeg's water supply, some residents are noticing an unusual taste and odour in their tap water," says Diane Sacher, Manager of the City's Water Services. "This is a condition we can experience each year." …

Increased risk of basement flooding continues
WINNIPEG - June 28, 2005 - River levels within the city are expected to remain high until the end of July, or even longer if there is continued wet weather.

Mayor welcomes new look at Portage and Main
WINNIPEG - June 27, 2005 - There is new hope for a re-design of Portage and Main as Mayor Sam Katz today announced that the City of Winnipeg, in partnership with area property owners, will be studying the feasibility of re-designing the City's most famous intersection.…

City launches comprehensive review of Winnipeg Zoning By-law
WINNIPEG - June 23, 2005 - The City of Winnipeg's Planning, Property and Development Department is undertaking another major project to improve the land development system in Winnipeg - a Comprehensive Review of the Winnipeg Zoning By-law 6400/94.…

Prestigious award goes to Winnipeg Fire Fighter
WINNIPEG - June 23, 2005 - A member of the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service was honoured today as a recipient of a Mary Beth Dolin Meritorious Fire Service Medal from the Province of Manitoba.…

Break in Water Supply Pipe Closes Margaret Grant Pool
WINNIPEG - June 21, 2005 - Margaret Grant Pool, 685 Dalhousie Drive, is closed to the public due to a break in a pipe supplying domestic water to the pool.

Mayor Katz celebrates National Aboriginal Day
WINNIPEG - June 21, 2005 - Recognizing that the Aboriginal community is a major asset to Winnipeg's rich cultural heritage, Mayor Sam Katz today celebrated National Aboriginal Day in Canada during a ceremony at The Forks.

Mayor Katz first year full of action
WINNIPEG - June 20, 2005 - Nearly a year after the people of Winnipeg endorsed his vision for a new approach to City Hall, Mayor Sam Katz today highlighted his major accomplishments including election commitments since taking office.

Mayor Katz to open Zoo for free on Canada Day
WINNIPEG - June 16, 2005 - The Assiniboine Park has an amazing zoo and Winnipeg families will be able to visit for free on Canada Day, now that Mayor Sam Katz will cover the admission costs as part of the first ever "Mayor's Family Day at the Zoo".

Mayor Katz welcomes aggressive panhandling bylaw
WINNIPEG - June 13, 2005 -Committed to taking steps to create a city with a downtown where people can feel safe and secure, Mayor Sam Katz today unveiled a new bylaw that will provide police with the legal authority to crack down on aggressive panhandling around ATMs, banks, bus stops as well as downtown's covered walkway systems.

Residents urged to protect their property from rising river levels
WINNIPEG - June 13, 2005 - Heavy rainfall across the entire Red River Basin last weekend has resulted in continued increases in Winnipeg's river levels.

Fungus affecting Green Ash trees in Winnipeg
WINNIPEG - June 10, 2005 - Green ash trees in the city are currently under assault from a fungal disease known as anthracnose.…

Mayor Katz moves to step up speed enforcement, explore motor track
WINNIPEG - June 10, 2005 - Committed to taking every possible step to create safe streets and assist the Winnipeg Police Service in their ongoing efforts to enforce the law, Mayor Sam Katz announced today that he will seek authority from the Provincial government to expand the use of photo enforcement technology to tackle excessive speeding and racing in areas around the City.…

City announces new Director of Transit
WINNIPEG - June 06, 2005 - Today, Annitta L. Stenning, Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Winnipeg, announced that Dave Wardrop has been appointed the City's new Director of Transit.

Last update: 29.03.2007

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