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2008 September News Releases

City Reminds Residents to "Turn Over An Old Leaf"
WINNIPEG - September 30, 2008 - Put your autumn leaves to good use by recycling them. Starting October 1, 2008, you can recycle your leaves by dropping them off at one of the ten Leaf It With Us depots listed below. We'll compost them into a reusable soil-like material.

Plessis Road to be closed for paving between Dugald Road and Pandora Avenue
WINNIPEG - September 26, 2008 - The public is advised that Plessis Road between Dugald Road and Pandora Avenue will be closed to both northbound and southbound traffic on Sunday, September 28, 2008 from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. for roadway paving. Dugald Road and Pandora Avenue will remain open during construction.…

City to Establish Special Event Marketing Fund
WINNIPEG - September 26, 2008 - Today, Mayor Sam Katz joined by representatives from Economic Development Winnipeg Inc. and the Winnipeg Convention Centre announced detailed plans for the distribution of funds collected by the City’s 5% Accommodation Tax.…

City Council Targets Vacant and Derelict Property Owners
WINNIPEG - September 24, 2008 - Committed to improving and protecting the quality of life in our City by placing stricter safety and security standards on property owners of vacant and derelict buildings, City Council voted unanimously today to request that the Province of Manitoba amend the City of Winnipeg Charter to reduce timelines in Taking Title Without Compensation provisions.

Panet Road, south of Dugald Road, will be closed for Bridge Rehabilitation
WINNIPEG - September 19, 2008 - The public is advised Panet Road will be closed south of Dugald Road for bridge rehabilitation. The closure will commence on Monday, September 22, 2008 at 7:00 a.m. for approximately 4 to 5 weeks.

Roadway resurfacing of the intersection at Kenaston Boulevard and Corydon Avenue
WINNIPEG - September 19, 2008 - Roadway resurfacing of the intersection at Kenaston Boulevard and Corydon Avenue to be undertaken Sunday, September 21, 2008, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Jubilee Overpass to close for regular bridge deck maintenance
WINNIPEG - September 18, 2008 - The Jubilee Overpass will be closed to vehicular traffic commencing on Saturday, September 20, 2008 at 7:00 a.m., continuing through to 6:00 a.m. on Monday, September 22, 2008, to complete regular maintenance work on the bridge deck.

Westwood Library Temporarily Closed for Construction
WINNIPEG - September 17, 2008 - Winnipeg Public Library’s Westwood branch, located at 66 Allard Avenue, will be closed from Monday, September 22 to Saturday, September 27, 2008, inclusive due to demolition and reconstruction work on the front stairs, concrete pad and ramp.

Rapid Transit agreement inked by Winnipeg and Manitoba
WINNIPEG - September 8, 2008 - A rapid transit system and dedicated bicycle paths linking south Winnipeg to the downtown is one step closer to shovels going in the ground following a $138-million funding agreement reached between the City of Winnipeg and the Province of Manitoba, Premier Gary Doer and Mayor Sam Katz announced today.

Winnipeg Library Foundation Receives Major Donation from Rotary Clubs of Winnipeg
WINNIPEG - September 8, 2008 - The Winnipeg Library Foundation today received a $230,000 donation from the Rotary Clubs of Winnipeg as part of the Millennium Library fundraising campaign.…

Katz Joins Bomber Great to Unveil Milt Stegall Drive
WINNIPEG - September 5, 2008 - To recognize the record-breaking success of Winnipeg Blue Bomber Milt Stegall, Mayor Sam Katz today joined by Bombers President and CEO Lyle Bauer and the CFL's all-time touchdown leader Milt Stegall, today officially unveiled ‘Milt Stegall Drive’.

Winnipeggers to welcome all to the Heart of the Continent
WINNIPEG - September 5, 2008 - Today the first of ten newly designed Welcome to Winnipeg signs was unveiled at the City’s Highway 1 West entrance at Headingley which read: Welcome to Winnipeg – Heart of the Continent/ Bienvenue à Winnipeg – Au cœur du continent.

Last update: 02.10.2008

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