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October 16, 2012

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month - Dog Adoption Sale

Released: 9:26 a.m.

TaggartWINNIPEG, MB - It is national "Adopt a Shelter Dog Month" and in celebration, the City of Winnipeg Animal Services Agency will be holding an Adopt-a-Dog sale on Wednesday, October 17 and Thursday, October 18, and October 19 from 12-5:30pm, 1057 Logan Avenue. The Agency hasn't had a dog sale since May of 2012.

All in-house adoption dogs over six months of age are only $99 and include license, micro-chip, spay/neuter, basic shots, food and pet health insurance.

As of Monday, the agency had 56 dogs in its Logan Avenue facility - 26 dogs were available for adoption. None of the remaining stray dogs in the facility were wearing a dog license.

One such dog that was picked up without a license and is now up for adoption is Taggart. Click here to view Taggart's photo.

Animal Services officials remind the public that dogs over six months of age must have and wear a dog license. Stray dogs found wearing a current license are given a "free ride home" once a year.

In 2011, 601 dogs wearing a current license were reunited by 311 without ever setting foot in the Animal Services' facility. Dog license tags protect one's dog and license revenues help provide the essential service of animal control in Winnipeg.

To license your dog or view pictures and videos of dogs for adoption visit Winnipeg's Animal Services Agency

Animal Services officials remind pet owners to call 311 and visit Animal Services if you lose your dog.

Public Service Announcement

Public Open House - Winnipeg Housing Policy

Released: 12:07 p.m.

WINNIPEG, MB - October 16, 2012 - The City of Winnipeg is holding a public Open House on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 to gather feedback regarding updates to the Winnipeg Housing Policy.

The City of Winnipeg's Public Service is in the process of updating the Winnipeg Housing Policy. The intent of this policy is to address areas within the jurisdiction of the City of Winnipeg and articulate the City's responsibilities in working with our Federal and Provincial partners on policy and programs that support the housing needs of the Winnipeg population.

  • Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
  • Time: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: University of Winnipeg, Manitoba Hall Building, 2nd Floor, Room 2M70

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City of Winnipeg announces 2012 Accessibility Awards

Released: 12:32 p.m.

WINNIPEG, MB - October 16, 2012 - Today, Mayor Sam Katz presented five deserving organizations with the City of Winnipeg's 2012 Accessibility Awards. The awards demonstrate the diversity of spaces in Winnipeg that are accessible for all citizens.

The following organizations received accessibility awards:

  • Parks Canada and Variety the Children's Charity for the Adventure Playground at the Forks
  • The University of Winnipeg for the Richardson Environment and Science Complex
  • Manitoba Centennial Centre for the Steinkopf Gardens
  • The Province of Manitoba for the Province of Manitoba Birthing Centre
  • The Winnipeg Airport Authority for the James Richardson International Airport (Honourable Mention)

In addition, University of Manitoba Professor Kelly Beaverford and the City of Winnipeg Public Works Department received special recognition awards.

"The accessibility awards are an excellent way for us to take note of the real progress our city is making in terms of accessibility and inclusive design," said Mayor Katz. "As Mayor, I am proud to see organizations and individuals ensuring that Winnipeg is a city of opportunity for people of all abilities."

The City of Winnipeg Access Advisory Committee makes the selections for the annual awards.

"Today, we will reflect on 'Universal Design' from an international perspective," said committee chair Councillor Ross Eadie.

"The committee conducted site tours and came away impressed," said committee coordinator, Chris Sobkowicz. "The Richardson Environment and Science Complex, for example, used colour to identify different floor levels, placed tactile indicator strips at all stair locations, and provided colour identifiable and fully accessible washrooms on each floor and other features. University of Winnipeg planners and Number Ten Architectural Group should be very proud of a job well done."

Canada's Great Neighbourhood for 2012 award plaque
now in place on Osborne Street

Released: 2:03 p.m.

WINNIPEG, MB - October 16, 2012 - Osborne Village now has a permanent reminder of being Canada's Great Neighbourhood for 2012. A commemorative plaque was placed this week on the north side of The Courtyard Building at 100 Osborne Street.

"I'm pleased we now have permanent recognition for what Osborne Village has achieved," said Mayor Sam Katz. "The plaque will showcase the area for visitors and remind Winnipeggers that Canada's greatest neighbourhood is found within our city."

The silver-toned award plaque was presented by Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) Manitoba representative, Donovan Toews, and accepted by Jenny Gerbasi, City of Winnipeg Councillor for Fort Rouge - East Fort Garry during an award presentation held on Canada Day, July 1, 2012.

"The Great Neighbourhood 2012 award plaque will be a great reminder to everyone lives, works or visits Osborne Village, that the area is truly a Canadian treasure," said Gerbasi. "I encourage all Winnipeggers to find the plaque the next time they visit the Village and to enjoy all the neighbourhood has to offer."

The Canada's Great Neighbourhood title is awarded each year as part of the Canadian Institute of Planners' Great Places Canada contest and the winning neighbourhood is selected by a CIP panel.

Last update: 16.10.2012

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