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2009 October News Releases

Fall Leaf Sweeping Program Begins Sunday, November 1, 2009
WINNIPEG - October 30, 2009 - The City′s fall clean-up of streets will begin Sunday evening, November 1, 2009, weather permitting, and will target areas of Winnipeg where the accumulation of leaves is particularly heavy.

Council Approves Residential Recycling Strategy
WINNIPEG - October 28, 2009 - Today, Winnipeg City Council unanimously approved a tendering strategy for residential recycling to address larger volumes of recycling collection for Winnipeggers and encourage all citizens to recycle more household waste.

Temporary Closure of Assiniboine Park Footbridge
WINNIPEG - October 27, 2009 - The public is advised that, due to concrete repairs to the surface of the pathway, the Assiniboine Park Footbridge will remain closed until approximately 6:00 p.m. Thursday, October 29, 2009.

Temporary Closure of Assiniboine Park Footbridge October 22, 26, 27, 2009
WINNIPEG - October 21, 2009 - The public is advised that, due to concrete repairs to the surface of the pathway, the Assiniboine Park Footbridge will be closed until approximately 6:00 p.m. tomorrow, October 22, 2009. The footbridge will be closed again from 6:30 a.m. on Monday, October 26, to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27.

EPC approves consultation on recycling
WINNIPEG - October 21, 2009 - The City's Executive Policy Committee (EPC) today approved a staff report recommending that the Water and Waste Department consult with citizens about the city's recycling services.

City's sewer overflow information web page now available year-round: Improved measurement systems being evaluated
WINNIPEG - October 19, 2009 - In response to public interest and requests, the City of Winnipeg's Sewer Overflow Information System web page is now available all year, except when high river levels interfere with the way wastewater discharges are detected, most frequently during spring.

Temporary Closure of Assiniboine Park Footbridge Begins October 14, 2009
WINNIPEG - October 13, 2009 - The public is advised that a seven day closure of the Assiniboine Park Footbridge is required to complete concrete repairs to the surface of the pathway.

Residential Dual Flush Toilet Replacement Credit Program Begins October 16, 2009
WINNIPEG - October 9, 2009 - Starting October 16, 2009, customers that own or rent a single family home with a City of Winnipeg water account in their name could get a $60 credit on their water bill when they replace an old water-guzzling toilet with a new dual flush toilet.

City wants to explore automated cart collection for recycling
WINNIPEG - October 9, 2009 - The Winnipeg Public Service will ask City Council's Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works for permission to explore city-wide automated cart collection for recycling.

Winnipeg reorganization saves City more than $10 million annually
WINNIPEG - October 8, 2009 - The reorganization of the City's administration has reached a significant milestone with anticipated savings of more than $10 million a year, the Chief Administrative Officer said today.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Open House October 10, 2009, Noon to 4:00 p.m.
WINNIPEG - October 8, 2009 - The public is advised that on Saturday, October 10, 2009 from noon until 4:00 p.m., Winnipeg Fire Stations will be holding Open Houses.

Winnipeggers Encouraged to Participate in the Great Canadian Fire Drill on Friday, October 9 at 1:30 p.m.
WINNIPEG - October 8, 2009 - The public is encouraged to join the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service, along with fire departments, and other safety advocates throughout Canada, in the Great Canadian Fire Drill at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, October 9, 2009.

City of Winnipeg Operating Hours for the October Long Weekend
WINNIPEG - October 8, 2009 - All civic offices are closed Monday, October 12, 2009.

City approves automated collection contract for northwest Winnipeg
Automated cart collection better for environment, safety, value

WINNIPEG - October 7, 2009 - Winnipeg City Council today approved a seven-year contract with BFI Canada Inc. for automated residential garbage collection in the northwest area of the city.

King St. Closed Between James Avenue and Rupert Avenue, due to new sewer installation.
WINNIPEG - October 6, 2009 - King Street is closed between James Avenue and Rupert Avenue until October 20, 2009, weather permitting.

More than 1.5 million inquiries made to Winnipeg's 311 Service since January 2009 debut
WINNIPEG - October 6, 2009 - Booking tee times at the City's three golf courses was the most frequent service requested through Winnipeg's new 311 inquiry system this past summer, and transit bus schedules topped the list of requests for information.

Fire Paramedic Service marks Fire Prevention Week
WINNIPEG - October 2, 2009 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) for Fire Prevention Week 2009, which takes place from October 4 to 10, 2009.

Railway crossing closure on Kenaston Boulevard between Lowson Crescent and Rothwell Road
WINNIPEG - October 2, 2009 - The public is advised that Kenaston Boulevard will be completely closed to northbound and southbound traffic this weekend for the rehabilitation of the railway crossing between Lowson Crescent and Rothwell Road.

City Reminds Residents to Turn Over An Old Leaf
WINNIPEG — October 2, 2009 — The City of Winnipeg's Leaf It With Us depots are now open seven days a week until November 15, weather permitting. Residents can drop off leaves and yard waste, which will be recycled into a soil-like material used to landscape finished landfill areas.

City and Shoal Lake # 40 to explore partnership
WINNIPEG — October 2, 2009 — Committed to strengthening partnerships with the Aboriginal community, Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz joined by Shoal Lake # 40 Chief Kelvin Redsky, today signed a letter of intent that would see a new spirit of partnership to explore economic opportunities under the new proposed management model for Winnipeg's Water and Waste utility that was endorsed by City Council on July 22nd.

Traffic Restrictions on King Street and Logan Avenue Due to New Sewer Installation
WINNIPEG — October 1, 2009 — A new sewer is being installed on King Street at Logan Avenue which will result in traffic restrictions and transit reroutes from October 5, 2009, to the end of January 2010.

Last update: 02.11.2009

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