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2008 July News Releases

City of Winnipeg August long weekend operating hours
WINNIPEG - July 31, 2008 – All Civic Offices are closed on Monday, August 4, 2008.…

Failing health of the Assiniboine Park Zoo's senior Polar Bear
WINNIPEG - July 31, 2008 — At 41 years, 8 months, Debby, the Assiniboine Park Zoo's famous Polar Bear, is showing signs of her advanced age and the prognosis of recovery from age-related medical problems is not good.

City of Winnipeg and Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1505 reach settlement
WINNIPEG - July 31, 2008 — The City of Winnipeg and the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), Local 1505, representing Winnipeg Transit Drivers and Maintenance Workers, have reached a settlement with respect to concluding a collective agreement.

Millennium Library temporarily closed today, July 30, 2008 and tomorrow, July 31, 2008 due to water main repairs
WINNIPEG - July 30, 2008 — The City of Winnipeg advises that the Millennium Library is temporarily closed to the public today, July 30, 2008 and tomorrow, July 31, 2008, due to a water main break.…

Louise Bridge will close for bridge deck maintenance
WINNIPEG - July 24, 2008 — The Louise Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic commencing on Saturday, July 26, 2008 at 6:00 a.m., continuing through to 6:00 a.m. on Monday, July 28, 2008, to complete maintenance work on the bridge deck and east sidewalk.

Diamond Lane Enforcement Research Project to commence Friday, July 18, 2008
WINNIPEG - July 18, 2008 — The public is advised that starting Friday, July 18, 2008, Winnipeg Transit will use a photo enforcement camera to monitor traffic in the diamond lane (curb lane) on southbound Osborne Street at Mostyn Place.

Temporary road closure on Kenaston Boulevard for upgrades to railway crossings
WINNIPEG - July 16, 2008 — Kenaston Boulevard will be temporarily closed to through traffic between Sterling Lyon Parkway and McGillvary Boulevard commencing Friday, July 18 at 7:00 p.m. and is scheduled to be re-opened on Monday, July 21 at 6:00 a.m. for morning rush hour traffic.

Katz Welcomes Calls for City Welcome Signs
WINNIPEG - July 11, 2008 — Today, Mayor Sam Katz is encouraging all Winnipeggers to have a choice in which message will adorn the updated signage to be installed this summer.

Inner City Summer Soccer Program Kicks-Off
WINNIPEG - July 10, 2008 — SPIN is an initiative of LiveSAFE, a City of Winnipeg crime prevention policy that is intended to address the root causes of crime by working collaboratively with the community and partners in implementing social, economic, health, educational and recreational measures with a particular emphasis on vulnerable children and youth.

Seasonal algae growth starting to affect Winnipeg's tap water
WINNIPEG - July 10, 2008 — "As a result of algae growth in Winnipeg's water supply, residents may notice an unusual taste and odour in their tap water... this is a condition we can experience each year," says Diane Sacher, Manager of the City's Water Services.

Redwood Bridge will close for bridge deck maintenance
WINNIPEG - July 3, 2008 — The Redwood Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic commencing at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, July 4, 2008, continuing through to 6:00 a.m. on Monday, July 7, 2008, to complete preventative maintenance work on the bridge deck. The pedestrian sidewalks will remain open through the weekend while work continues.

Adult Nuisance Mosquito Fogging Program will not occur tonight due to low overall adult mosquito activity at this time
WINNIPEG - July 3, 2008 - The City of Winnipeg's Adult Nuisance Mosquito fogging program will not occur tonight, Thursday, July 3, 2008 due to low mosquito activity. The city wide average trap count for today, July 3, 2008 is 19. All quadrants are substantially below 100.

Zoo and Zoo Society observe National Conservation Week
WINNIPEG - July 2, 2008 - From June 28, 2008 to July 5, 2008, the Assiniboine Park Zoo and the Zoological Society of Manitoba plan to celebrate National Conservation Week by promoting their conservation, interpretive and 'green' programs.

Monarch Festival at Living Prairie Museum, 2795 Ness Avenue
WINNIPEG - July 2, 2008 - On Sunday, July 27 from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m., the public is invited to celebrate the magnificent monarch butterfly at Living Prairie Museum's first ever Monarch Festival.

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