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May 13, 2009


City of Winnipeg Operating Hours and Events for Monday, May 18, 2009

Released: 4:00 p.m.

NEWS @ A GLANCE:

City of Winnipeg Offices: All civic offices are closed Monday, May 18, 2009.  (for more details, please read the full media release below)

WINNIPEG - May 13, 2009

City of Winnipeg Offices:

City of Winnipeg Offices: All civic offices are closed Monday, May 18, 2009.


Water and Waste

Changes to Recycling/Garbage Collection on Monday, May 18, 2009

Single-family Homes

  • There will be no recycling or garbage collection on Monday, May 18, 2009. Collection will resume on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 – Day 4 on the five-day cycle.

Multi-family Apartments

  • Recycling and garbage collection will continue as normally scheduled.

Hours of operation for the Brady Road Landfill during the holiday weekend:

Saturday, May 16 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, May 17

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, May 18 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Recycling/Garbage Collection Calendar and information on Brady Road Landfill is at the back of the MTS White Pages Phone Book and at winnipeg.ca/waterandwaste


Winnipeg Transit:

On Monday, May 18, 2009, Winnipeg Transit will be operating on Sunday schedule.

For more information, please visit www.winnipegtransit.com or call 311.


Libraries:

All libraries are open on Saturday, May 16, 2009. The Millennium, St. Boniface, and Sir William Stephenson branches are open on Sunday, May 17, 2009.

All branches are closed on Monday, May 18, 2009.


Assiniboine Park:

Zoo:

  • Open 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturday, May 16, 2009 and Sunday May 17, 2009
  • Open 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday, May 18, 2009

Conservatory:

  • Open 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16, 2009
  • Open 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sunday, May 17, 2009 and Monday, May 18, 2009

Swimming Pools:

All pools are closed on Monday, May 18, 2009, except the Pan Am Pool. The Pan Am Pool is open 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Regular hours of operation are in effect for all pools on Saturday, May 16, 2009 and Sunday, May 17, 2009.


Leisure Centres:

All Leisure Centres are closed Monday, May 18, 2009. Regular hours of operation are in effect on Saturday, May 16, 2009 and Sunday, May 17, 2009.


Golf Courses:

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

Reservations for Kildonan, Windsor and Crescent can be made by calling 311 or using the convenient online booking system at winnipeg.ca/golf

Reservations for Harbour View can be made by calling 222-2751 or book online at www.drivetheball.com


Animal Services Agency:

Animal Services will be closed Monday, May 18, 2009. Regular weekend hours are in effect for Saturday, May 16, 2009 and Sunday, May 17, 2009.


Public Works:

Bike Paths

The City’s four popular roadway bike paths will open for the season on Sunday May 17, 2009.

The paths (detailed below) located on Wellington Crescent, Wolseley Avenue, Scotia Street, and Lyndale Drive will be closed to vehicular through traffic from approximately 8:00 a.m. to dusk, every Sunday and Statutory Holiday until early October.

Public Works would like to remind motorists that local traffic only is permitted on these roadways when the bike paths are in operation and the department urges those motorists to be vigilant in watching for cyclists and pedestrians on the roadway. Similarly pedestrians and cyclists must be alert to local vehicular traffic.

Locations:

Wellington Crescent - between Academy just west of Maryland Bridge to Academy just east of Beaverbrook.
Wolseley Avenue - from Raglan Road to Maryland.
Lyndale Drive – Entire Length
Scotia Street Area – from Anderson at St. Johns south to St. Cross, north to Cathedral, east to Scotia, north to Forrest, west to Ord and north to Newton.

Native Grass and Wildflower Sales at Living Prairie Museum

Where:
Living Prairie Museum, 2795 Ness Avenue

Dates:
Friday, May 15th from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 16th from 10:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 17th from 10:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Prairie Flora will be at Living Prairie Museum with a wonderful selection of native wildflowers and grasses for purchase this May Long Weekend. Choose from beautiful bluestem, milkweed for monarch butterflies, or the rare & spectacular culver’s root, to name but a few. In addition, a representative from the “Pick Our Grass” campaign will be at the sale Saturday to help you vote for Manitoba’s provincial grass emblem.

All four candidates in the running will be for sale; Big bluestem, Sideoats grama, Blue grama, and Little bluestem.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to discover gardening with Manitoba wildflowers & grasses, and explore the tall grass prairie in spring bloom!

For more information please contact the Living Prairie Museum at 832-0167.


Fire Paramedic Service:

Emergency Medical Services Week – May 17-24

On Monday May 18, Victoria Holiday, Emergency Medical Services Week focuses on water safety and water rescue. The City’s Emergency Services personnel will be at the Forks from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to greet members of the public and showcase the work that they do in responding to emergencies and treating those in need of medical services.

Events and displays at the Forks on Monday, May 18 include:

  • Winnipeg Emergency Medical Services Fire/ water rescue team will display apparatus and equipment used in a water rescue.
  • The Winnipeg Police Service will have information on safe boating and show you what’s needed in your boat while out on the water.
  • The Royal Life Saving Society will be doing life jacket fittings and will also have information on the required “boat safety course” that all boat drivers will need by September 15th 2009.
  • The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic - Multi Unit Response Vehicle (MIRV) will be on display.
Last update: 13.05.2009

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