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August 2, 2007

City of Winnipeg August long weekend operating hours

 Released: 12:43 p.m.

NEWS @ A GLANCE:

All civic offices are closed Monday, August 6, 2007. (for more details, please read the full media release below)

WINNIPEG - August 2, 2007

City of Winnipeg Offices:
All Civic Offices are closed on Monday, August 6, 2007.
Garbage/Recycling:

No Recycling/Garbage Collection on Monday, August 6, 2007
Recycling and garbage will not be collected on Monday, August 6, 2007. Collection will resume on Tuesday, August 7, 2007 - Day 1 on the five-day cycle.

This affects only those homes on the 5-day collection calendar for garbage and recycling. Collection for all others (i.e., apartments) will continue as normally scheduled.

The Recycling/Garbage Collection Calendar is at the back of the MTS White Pages Phone Book and at Winnipeg.ca/waterandwaste.

Hours of operation for the Brady Road Landfill during the holiday weekend:
Saturday, August 4 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 5 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday, August 6 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
For information on Brady Road Landfill:
Winnipeg Transit:

Monday, August 6th Winnipeg Transit will operate on a Sunday schedule.

For more information, call Winnipeg Transit at 311 or visit winnipegtransit.com.

Golf Courses:

All Municipal courses are open from dawn to dusk over the long weekend. Call now to book your tee times.

  • John Blumberg 311
  • Kildonan Park 311
  • Windsor Park 311
  • Crescent Drive 311
  • Harbour View 222-2751
Libraries:
All Libraries are closed Sunday, August 5, 2007 and Monday, August 6, 2007. The Millennium, St. Boniface, and Sir. William Stephenson branches only are open on Saturday, August 4, 2007 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Assiniboine Park
Zoo:
Open 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. daily.
Conservatory:
Open 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. daily.
Swimming Pools:

All indoor pools are closed on Monday, August 6, 2007, except for the Pan Am Pool. Pan Am Pool is open 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Regular hours are in effect for all indoor pools on Saturday, August 4 and Sunday, August 5, 2007.

WEATHER PERMITTING All outdoor pools are open June 29, 2007 – August 30, 2007, including statutory holidays. Hours vary, however, most outdoor pools are open between 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Wading Pools:

WEATHER PERMITTING The following 16 wading pools will be open on Monday, August 6, 2007: Amherst Park, Brock Cordova Park, Bronx Park, Central Park, Dakota Water Park, Home Playground, Keenleyside Park, Kildonan Park, McKittrick Park, Machray CC, Northwood CC, Pascoe Park, Pirates Park, Provencher Park, Vimy Ridge Park and Westdale.

Hours vary however most are open 11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Wading pools will be open in accordance with their regular schedules on Saturday, August 4 and Sunday, August 5, 2007.

Please call the following numbers for pool schedule information:

South and West areas 311

City Centre area 311

North and East areas 311

The Wading Pool 2007 schedule is also available at all indoor pools, recreation facilities, libraries and online at Winnipeg.ca

Leisure Centres:

All Leisure Centres are closed on Monday, August 6, 2007. Regular hours are in effect on Saturday, August 4 and Sunday, August 5, 2007. Please see the Leisure Guide or visit Winnipeg.ca for Leisure Centre schedules.

Animal Services Agency:
Animal Services will be closed Monday, August 6, 2007 and open normal weekend hours on Saturday, August 4 and Sunday, August 5, 2007.
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City’s West End to get new library at Cindy Klassen Complex

 Released: 9:27 a.m.

NEWS @ A GLANCE:

Winnipeg’s West End Library will be relocating as part of the soon-to-be renovated Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex, 999 Sargent Avenue. Funds for the new West End Library are provided under Component II - Building Better Neighbourhoods. (for more details, please read the full media release below)

WINNIPEG - August 2, 2007 - Winnipeg’s West End Library will be relocating as part of the soon-to-be renovated Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex, 999 Sargent Avenue.

The existing West End Branch, 823 Ellice Avenue, is being relocated as part of the multi-use regional facility serving residents of the west end and other parts of the city. The relocated branch will include over 6,000 sq. ft. of accessible space, a collection of 30,000 items, increased computer workstations, new furnishings, and shared meeting space with the new facility.

“This project has provided us with a unique opportunity to co-locate two primary community service activities in a new multi-use facility.” said Mayor Katz.

“Canada’s New Government is proud to work in partnership to get things done for the people of Manitoba,” said the Honourable Rona Ambrose, President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of Western Economic Diversification. “Our collaborative efforts will help to make the West End Library a gathering place for ideas and new experiences for Winnipeggers.”

“The Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex is becoming a great asset for the community with the addition of modern library facilities,” said Manitoba Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Steve Ashton. “With the great success of the Millennium Library and new developments in on line services and equipment to draw upon, this new branch will be a state of the art resource for young and old.”

“This is going to be a wonderful new library for the West End community and Cindy Klassen users, a facility that opens up new programming opportunities while offering enhanced collections and new services.” said Rick Walker, Manager, Library Services.

The Winnipeg Partnership Agreement (WPA) is funding the $1.6 million library project, which will be relocated within the newly renovated Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex.

Funds for the new West End Library are provided under Component II- Building Better Neighbourhoods. The WPA supports the revitalization of older neighbourhoods and the development of projects that respond to community needs.

The Winnipeg Partnership Agreement was signed in May 2004 and represents a five-year, $75 million commitment by the governments of Canada (through Western Economic Diversification Canada), Manitoba and the City of Winnipeg to strengthen our neighbourhoods, promote economic development and enable Aboriginal citizens to fully enjoy Winnipeg’s economic and social opportunities. For program details, interested parties are encouraged to consult the WPA Website at www.winnipegpartnership.mb.ca.

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LE 2 AOÛT 2007

IL ÉTAIT UNE FOIS DANS L’OUEST


Le quartier Ouest de Winnipeg disposera d’une nouvelle bibilothèque dans le complexe Cindy Klassen

WINNIPEG, Manitoba – La bibliothèque de l’Ouest de Winnipeg déménagera pour s’installer dans le complexe récréatif Cindy Klassen, sis au 999, avenue Sargent, qui sera bientôt rénové.

La succursale actuelle du quartier Ouest, située au 823, avenue Ellice, sera relocalisée dans l’installation régionale à usages multiples qui dessert les résidents de l’Ouest de la ville et d’autres quartiers. La nouvelle succursale, d’une superficie accessible de plus de 6 000 pieds carrés, offrira une collection de 30 000 documents, un plus grand nombre de postes de travail informatiques, un nouvel ameublement et des salles de réunions communes avec les nouvelles installations.

« Ce projet nous a donné une occasion unique de réunir deux services communautaires primordiaux dans un nouveau bâtiment polyvalent », a affirmé le maire Katz.

« Le nouveau gouvernement du Canada est fier de travailler en partenariat dans l’intérêt des Manitobains », a déclaré l’honorable Rona Ambrose, présidente du Conseil privé de la Reine pour le Canada, ministre des Affaires intergouvernementales et ministre de la Diversification de l’Ouest canadien. « Nos efforts de collaboration contribueront à faire de la bibliothèque du quartier Ouest un lieu de rassemblement où les habitants de Winnipeg pourront échanger des idées et vivre de nouvelles expériences. »

« Avec l’ajout d’une bibliothèque moderne, le centre récréatif Cindy Klassen est en train de devenir un grand atout pour la collectivité, a ajouté Steve Ashton, ministre des Affaires intergouvernementales du Manitoba. Cette nouvelle succursale, qui fait fond sur le succès retentissant de la Bibliothèque du Millénaire et les dernières nouveautés dans les services et l’équipement en ligne, constituera une ressource d’avant‑garde pour les usagers de tous âges. »

« La communauté de l’Ouest de la ville et les usagers du centre Cindy Klassen auront accès à une magnifique nouvelle bibliothèque, laquelle permettra la mise en œuvre de nouveaux programmes tout en offrant une collection élargie et de nouveaux services », de dire Rick Walker, gestionnaire, Services de bibliothèque.

L’Entente de partenariat de Winnipeg (EPW) finance cette bibliothèque de 1,6 million de dollars, qui sera relocalisée dans le complexe récréatif Cindy Klassen fraîchement rénové.

Le gouvernement fournit ce financement dans le cadre du Programme II - Mise en place de collectivités durables. L’EPW appuie la revitalisation des vieux quartiers et l’élaboration de projets qui répondent aux besoins de la collectivité.

L’EPW, signée en mai 2004, constitue un engagement quinquennal de 75 millions de dollars de la part du gouvernement fédéral (par l’entremise de Diversification de l’économie de l’Ouest Canada), du gouvernement du Manitoba et de la Ville de Winnipeg visant à renforcer nos quartiers, à favoriser le développement économique et à permettre aux Autochtones de profiter pleinement des possibilités économiques et sociales qu’offre Winnipeg. Les parties intéressées à obtenir des détails sur le programme sont invitées à consulter le site Web de l’EPW à http://www.winnipegpartnership.mb.ca/index.fr.shtml.

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Statement from Mayor Sam Katz

Released: 12:23 p.m.

NEWS @ A GLANCE:

Regarding the collapse of the 35W bridge in our sister city of Minneapolis, Mayor Sam Katz offered the following statement:

Winnipeg, August 2nd, 2006 — Regarding the collapse of the 35W bridge in our sister city of Minneapolis, Mayor Sam Katz offered the following statement:

"On behalf of all Winnipeggers, our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the citizens of Minneapolis as they cope and deal with this tragic circumstance. I want to applaud the bravery, professionalism, and commitment of the emergency service personnel who have worked diligently to offer care and risk their own lives for the protection of their citizens. No city expects such grave events as this to take place, but it is during trying times that the strength of the community allows a city to face tragedy and rebuild together."

"Winnipeg is also a city that knows how to pull together and step up to assist those who have been struck by tragedy. I would encourage any Winnipegger who wishes to assist our American neighbours, to visit www.redcrosstc.org/

Last update: 29.05.2008

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