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2008 February News Releases

Century Arena closed due to unexpected building maintenance
WINNIPEG - February 29, 2008 - The Century Arena, at 1377 Clarence Avenue, is closed for the rest of the day due to an unexpected building maintenance issue. All programming activities have been cancelled.…

Assiniboine Park Zoo highlights Year of the Frog
WINNIPEG - February 29, 2008 - In an effort to bring attention to the plight of the world's 6000 species of amphibians (frogs and salamanders), the Assiniboine Park Zoo and the Zoological Society of Manitoba are hosting an event on Friday, February 29, 2008, to highlight the Year of the Frog.…

Annual snow route overnight parking ban lifted
WINNIPEG - February 29, 2008 - Bill Larkin, Director of Public Works, announced the Snow Route Overnight Parking Ban has been lifted effective 06:01 a.m. this morning.…

Committee selects new Chief Administrative Officer
WINNIPEG - February 25, 2008 - Committed to building a city of opportunity and addressing the priorities of Winnipeggers, Mayor Sam Katz today announced that the selection committee will recommend Glen Laubenstein as the new Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Winnipeg.…

2008 Native Prairie Planting Workshops
WINNIPEG - February 22, 2008 - Living Prairie Museum, located at 2795 Ness Avenue, is hosting Native Prairie Planting Workshops. Registration Fee: $40 plus GST, includes all seeds and materials.…

When foxes fly!
WINNIPEG - February 20, 2008 - Two pairs of Flying Foxes went on display last week at the Assiniboine Park Zoo — the first time the Zoo has displayed this remarkable species. These bats are traditionally hunted for their meat and fat (used for local medicines) and due to their depredations in fruit orchards.

City of Winnipeg operating hours Louis Riel Day - Monday, February 18, 2008
WINNIPEG - February 14, 2008 - All civic offices are closed Monday, February 18, 2008.

Orphaned monkey accepts new zookeeper mom
WINNIPEG - February 14, 2008 - Zookeeper Jacquie Randall is providing around the clock mothering for a tiny Squirrel Monkey whose mother died recently from an infection. Randall notes that caring for a monkey is almost as much work as a human child.…

Northbound curb lane on Osborne St. at Stradbrook Ave. will be closed Tuesday, February 12 at 9:00 a.m. for repair of a water main break
WINNIPEG - February 11, 2008 - The northbound curb lane on Osborne Street at Stradbrook Avenue will be closed on Tuesday, February 12, 2008, at 9:00 a.m. so a water main break can be repaired.…

Last update: 11.03.2008

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