2008 December News Releases
New Transit Fares in effect January 1, 2009
WINNIPEG - December 30, 2008 - New Transit and Handi-Transit fares are in effect January 1, 2009. 2008 bus tickets (plus cash difference) will be accepted until March 31, 2009. …
Winnipeg Transit will be the Designated Driver for 10,000 Winnipeggers on New Year's Eve
WINNIPEG - December 30, 2008 - Molson and the City of Winnipeg want to ensure New Year's Eve revellers get home safely by offering free transit service starting at 7:00 p.m. on December 31, 2008. Molson and Winnipeg Transit are hoping the free fare initiative will encourage everyone to make responsible choices during the holidays and throughout the year. …
Mechanical Repairs to take place at City's Recycling Facility
WINNIPEG - December 23, 2008 - Due to a mechanical failure at the recycling facility where the City's collected recyclables are processed, all recycling materials collected from residential locations will be transported and temporarily stockpiled at the Brady Road Landfill, effective immediately. …
Major Snow Plowing Operation Almost Complete
WINNIPEG - December 23, 2008 - The major snow plowing operation initiated Sunday night to improve road conditions is almost complete. Main routes are 100% complete, and the majority of Priority II roads - which are bus routes and collector streets - have been plowed. The remaining Priority II streets will be completed this evening. …
Christmas Tree Recycling Depots
WINNIPEG - December 23, 2008 - Don’t throw your Christmas tree away after the holiday season – recycle it. All you need to do is remove all your decorations and tree bags and drop it off at any of the nine Let’s Chip In Depots between December 27, 2008, and January 20, 2009. …
Holiday Operating Hours for City Facilities
WINNIPEG - December 22, 2008 - All civic offices are closed on Wednesday, December 24, 2008, at noon, and all day on Thursday, December 25, 2008; Friday, December 26, 2008; and Thursday, January 1, 2009. …
Plowing of Main Routes, Bus Routes and Collector Streets to Commence Today
WINNIPEG - December 21, 2008 - The public is advised that a major plowing operation will commence later today on main routes, bus routes and collector streets. To aid snow clearing efforts on major routes throughout the city, the Major Snowfall Parking Ban will be in effect at midnight tonight. The ban will be in place until plowing is completed and the public will be notified when the Major Snowfall Parking Ban is lifted. Plowing operations are expected to be completed by Wednesday. …
City Provides Many Opportunities for Winter Fun
WINNIPEG - December 19, 2008 - The City of Winnipeg wants to remind the public that there are numerous opportunities available to enjoy outdoor activities at City parks and facilities this holiday season. The City offers a wide range of options and locations for winter activities; sure to be fun for everyone. …
Public Service Announcement
WINNIPEG - December 18, 2008 - In response to concerns raised by a local radio station, City of Winnipeg Heath Inspections would like to respond to these concerns about pork products originating and labelled from Winnipeg Harvest and distributed at a Winnipeg Free Press picket line on or about October 17, 2008. …
Job and Skills Training Opportunities Expanded for Aboriginal Youth
WINNIPEG - December 18, 2008 - Winnipeg's Aboriginal youth will benefit from more than $640,000 in funding through the Winnipeg Partnership Agreement (WPA). This investment will support 11 projects that focus on helping Aboriginal youth to succeed through education, employment training, career development, leadership, and skills training. …
Major Snowfall Parking Ban Lifted
WINNIPEG - December 17, 2008 - The City of Winnipeg wishes to advise motorists that the Major Snowfall Parking Ban on Snow Routes was lifted at 6:01 a.m. today, December 17, 2008. …
Off-leash Dog Park To Be Named In Honour of Brenda Leipsic
WINNIPEG - December 16, 2008 - In recognition of Councillor Brenda Leipsic's commitment to provide children, families and their pets with safe and beautiful places to play, Winnipeg City Council approved a motion moved by Mayor Sam Katz to name the off-leash dog park at the corner of Hurst Way and Parker Avenue "Brenda Leipsic Park". …
Plowing of Main Routes, Bus Routes and Collector Streets to Commence Today at 7:00 p.m.
WINNIPEG - December 15, 2008 - The public is advised that a plowing operation will commence today at 7:00 p.m. on main routes and bus routes and collector streets. To aid snow clearing efforts on major routes throughout the city, the Major Snowfall Parking Ban will be in effect at midnight tonight and will be in place until plowing is completed and the public will be notified when the Major Snowfall Parking Ban is lifted. Plowing operations are expected to be complete by Thursday morning.
Important Link Added to Winnipeg's Skywalk System
WINNIPEG - December 15, 2008 - A collaborative partnership between the public and private sectors will connect Winnipeg's key centres with a weather protected skywalk corridor.
Millennium Library Hosts Week of Holiday Concerts
WINNIPEG - December 11, 2008 - The Millennium Library is delighted to ring in the Holiday Season with a week-long series of free lunch-time concerts.
Specialty Aquatic Fitness Programs Available in the Winter 2009 Leisure Guide
WINNIPEG - December 10, 2008 - Those interested in aquatic fitness will find a range of programs available in the Winter 2009 Leisure Guide that include specialty aquatic fitness classes designed to assist those living with Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, and Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
Winnipeggers Invited to Share Memories at City Hall
WINNIPEG - December 10, 2008 - In recognition of the outpouring of sympathy over the passing of Councillor Brenda Leipsic, a Book of Condolence has been placed in the Council chamber staircase in the Council Building at City Hall, 510 Main Street. For those who are unable to visit City Hall, an electronic Book of Condolence has also been placed on the City of Winnipeg’s website at winnipeg.ca.
Truck Plowing on Main Routes Underway
WINNIPEG - December 10, 2008 - The public is advised that a truck plowing operation was initiated this morning at 11:00 a.m. on main routes in response to recent accumulations of snow and will continue throughout the day.
EPC Tables 2009 Capital Budget
WINNIPEG - December 10, 2008 - Committed to addressing the priorities of Winnipeggers, Executive Policy Committee today tabled their final recommendations to council regarding the 2009 Capital Budget and the 2010 to 2014 Five Year Capital Forecast.
Truck Plowing and Sanding of Streets Continues
WINNIPEG - December 8, 2008 - The public is advised that with snow accumulations of approximately eight centimeters on Sunday, December 7, 2008, City of Winnipeg snow clearing activities are ongoing.
Molson and the City Of Winnipeg Partner to Offer Winnipeg Residents Free Transit Service on New Year's Eve
WINNIPEG - December 8, 2008 - Molson and the City of Winnipeg are partnering to ensure New Year's Eve revellers have an easy option to help them get home safely by offering free service on all Winnipeg Transit bus routes from 7:00 p.m. until end of service on December 31, 2008.…
City Announces Preliminary Results of Diamond Lane Photo Enforcement Research Project
WINNIPEG - December 5, 2008 - Since July 2008, the City of Winnipeg has been conducting a Diamond Lane Photo Enforcement Research Project at southbound Osborne Street at Mostyn Place to research the feasibility of using photo safety technology to monitor compliance of Diamond Lanes. …
Pedestrian Accommodation at Signalized Intersections
WINNIPEG - December 3, 2008 - The Manitoba Human Rights Commission and the City of Winnipeg have agreed upon a negotiated settlement which will benefit people with disabilities, by improving accessibility and ease of crossing at controlled intersections, providing for a long-term plan to ensure that all Winnipeg intersections are more accessible within the next 15 years, with all downtown intersections more accessible in 10 years.
Great Horned Owl Recovers from Encounter with Soccer Net
WINNIPEG - December 3, 2008 - Score, a Great Horned Owl, who was rescued from entanglement in a soccer net at Acadia School in September, has recovered and is now ready to be released this week.
Mayor Katz Supports Families Through Toy Mountain Campaign
WINNIPEG - WINNIPEG - December 2, 2008 - To help brighten Christmas for our community's children of families less fortunate, Mayor Sam Katz donated $2000.00 from the Mayor's office budget to the Salvation Army/Winnipeg Fire Department Retirees "Toy Mountain" campaign again this year in lieu of distributing Christmas cards this season.
Disraeli Bridges Project Request for Qualifications Phase Complete
WINNIPEG - WINNIPEG - December 1, 2008 - Today, the City of Winnipeg's Disraeli Bridges Project team announced that the first phase of the project's procurement process — the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) phase — is complete.
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