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2006 October News Releases

Update on snow plowing activities and City services
WINNIPEG - October 30, 2006 - City crews have been mobilized to address today's snowfall event. Bridges and regional streets (main routes) have been salted throughout the day. Truck plowing operations on Priority I/II streets (regional streets, bus routes and collector streets) will commence at 7:00 p.m. this evening, and continue around the clock until completed.

Brookside salutes our military this Remembrance Day
WINNIPEG - October 30, 2006 - Brookside Cemetery’s Field of Honour, is the second largest, and oldest military interment site in Canada. There are 10,000 veterans interred there.

Celebrating Assiniboine Forest partnerships
WINNIPEG - October 23, 2006 - Today, a celebratory event was held at the Assiniboine Forest in honour of all those who made generous contributions to the New Forest Entrance - the City of Winnipeg, the Province of Manitoba (Community Places and Heritage Grants Programs), the Charleswood Rotary Club, SHAW Communications Inc.

Fall leaf sweeping program to begin on city streets
WINNIPEG - October 20, 2006 - The city's fall cleanup of streets will begin early Monday morning, October 23, 2006, weather permitting, and will target areas of Winnipeg where the accumulation of leaves is particularly heavy.

Royal Canadian Legion to make donation to Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service
WINNIPEG - October 16, 2006 - Members of the Prince Edward Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion will be making a donation to the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service this afternoon at 2:00 p.m. at Station 8, located at 640 Kimberly Avenue.

Median Southbound lane opens on Disraeli Bridge
WINNIPEG - October 16, 2006 - City officials advised today that the median (or left hand lane) of the southbound Disraeli Freeway will be open for commuters, Monday, October 16, 2006.

Fire Prevention Week
WINNIPEG - October 13, 2006 - As part of Fire Prevention Week, most Fire Paramedic stations will be hosting an open house for the public on Saturday, October 14, 2006, from noon until 4:00 p.m. Members of the public will be given tours of the stations and will be provided with fire prevention information to make their homes safer.

Traffic re-routed due to Disraeli closure
WINNIPEG - October 12, 2006 - Citizens are encouraged to allow extra time for their commute downtown on Friday morning due to the closure of both southbound lanes on the Disraeli Bridge. The southbound lanes were closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic late this afternoon due to safety concerns after a truck collided with a bridge support girder. Northbound lanes on the Disraeli Bridge remain open as usual.

Bridging the gap: engaging inner-city youth in stewardship
WINNIPEG - October 10, 2006 - Today, media were invited to attend a unique environmental education program for grade four students from Winnipeg's Inner-City School District. The Charleswood Rotary Club's 2006 Bridging the Gap Initiative began on September 26 and provides students with the opportunity to visit two of Winnipeg's largest natural heritage parks: the Living Prairie Museum and the Assiniboine Forest.

Winnipeg Transit Recruitment, October 10 & 11 at City Hall
WINNIPEG - October 10, 2006 - Winnipeg Transit is recruiting highly motivated persons with a sincere desire to serve the public. Winnipeg Transit employs over 1,000 bus operators and needs to hire about 70 new operators every year.

Fire Prevention Week to take place October 8-14, 2006
WINNIPEG - October 06, 2006 - October 8-14, 2006 is Fire Prevention Week in Canada. This year's theme is "Prevent Cooking Fires — Watch What You Heat", and fire services across the nation will be spreading the word about the dangers of fire, especially in the kitchen.

City reminds residents to "turn over an old leaf"
WINNIPEG - October 06, 2006 - The City of Winnipeg reminds residents to drop their leaves off at one of the 10 "Leaf It with Us" depots until November 15, weather permitting.

Aboriginal Scholarships and Service Awards Program
WINNIPEG - October 05, 2006 - At City Hall today, Mayor Sam Katz announced an Aboriginal Scholarship and Service Awards Program to boost Winnipeg's commitment to the City's growing Aboriginal community.

Operating hours for City facilities and services, Thanksgiving long weekend
WINNIPEG - October 05, 2006 - Operating hours for City facilities and services are listed below, including civic offices, garbage/recycling, golf courses, transit, libraries, zoo, conservatory, pools, leisure centres and animal services.

Concrete start for Skatepark West skateboard park
WINNIPEG - October 04, 2006 - Today, His Worship Mayor Sam Katz, along with Minister Kerri Irvin-Ross celebrated another milestone in the creation of Winnipeg's newest neighbourhood skateboard park — Skatepark West, one of many projects funded under the $43 million Recreation and Leisure Facility Enhancement Program jointly funded by the City of Winnipeg and Province of Manitoba. The Park is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2007 and will provide the young residents of St. James — Assiniboia with an opportunity to learn and improve their skill levels.

City of Winnipeg and Coalition encourage tree banding
WINNIPEG - October 02, 2006 - The City of Winnipeg's Insect Control Branch together with the Coalition to Save the Elms would like to remind and encourage Winnipeggers to band their trees as soon as possible. Citizens requiring more information are encouraged to contact the Insect Control Branch's Bugline at 311 or the Coalition to Save the Elms at 775-6642. Additional information can be found on or

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