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Neighbourhoods across Winnipeg benefit from Building Communities Initiative II Phase One projects
Released: 11:01 a.m.
WINNIPEG, MB - Neighbourhoods across Winnipeg have been revitalized and enhanced with upgrades and improvements to community recreational facilities through Phase One of the Building Communities Initiative II (BCI II).
Since 2010, the Manitoba Government and the City of Winnipeg have committed $10 Million in BCI funds to 38 approved neighbourhood infrastructure projects throughout Winnipeg. Work on 32 of the projects has been completed and work on the remaining six is underway for completion in 2013.
“Many older Winnipeg neighbourhoods have been significantly enhanced and re-energized because of these BCI projects over the past two years,” said local Government Minister Ron Lemieux. “My government is pleased to continue to partner with the City of Winnipeg on initiatives that so clearly strengthen communities and benefit local residents and businesses.”
“Enhancing these recreational facilities throughout our City is another example of government working together to provide Winnipeggers more venues for active living and enjoying the outdoors," said Mayor Sam Katz. "These upgrades will provide safe, welcoming environments for residents to enjoy for many years to come.”
The Building Communities Initiative (BCI) II is a multi-year, cost-shared capital initiative developed jointly by the Province of Manitoba and the City of Winnipeg. The goal of BCI is to support community revitalization through improvements to local community infrastructure in targeted older neighbourhoods and contribute to the vitality, safety and health of communities throughout the city.
Completed BCI II Phase One projects include:
Park Infrastructure Renewal:
Peri Green Park - play structure, pathway, site works
Fort Rouge Park - pathways, lighting, drainage improvements, site furnishings
Joe Malone Park - play structure, pathways, parking lot, tennis courts, landscaping
Winakwa Community Centre - play structure, site works
Frontenac Park - play structure, site works
Ecole St. Avila School/Richmond Kings Community Centre - play structure, water conservation demonstration project
Dalhousie Forest Park - play structure, pathways, drainage improvements
Ducharme Park - play structure, site works
Tanner Tot Lot - play structure, site works
Weinberg Tot Lot - play structure,site works
Newton Tot Lot - play structure, site works
Sir John Franklin Community Centre - play structure, tennis courts
Dorge Park - lighting
Weston Memorial Community Centre - parking lot, hockey pen
Garden City Collegiate - tennis and basketball courts
Maples Community Centre - new basketball and tennis court development
Elwick Park/Recreation Site - new basketball court, site paving, drainage
Athletic Field Renewals:
Norberry-Glenlee Community Centre - new baseball diamond, soccer pitch, drainage
Vince Leah Community Centre - baseball field redevelopment , drainage
St. Norbert Community Centre - spray pad addition
Shaughnessy Park - spray pad, site improvements
Pacific Dee Park/Eldon Ross - spray features, site improvements
River East Arena - new spray pad
St. James-Assiniboia Centennial Pool - spray pad
Westdale Pool - spray pad
Community Centre Renovations / Expansions:
Winakwa Community Centre - building renovations and expansion
Southdale Community Centre - facility expansion
North Kildonan Community Centre Renovations - building upgrades
Orioles Community Centre Renovations - accessibility improvements and upgrades
Transcona BIZ streetscaping
Corydon BIZ streetscape enhancement
St. Norbert Gateway signage and landscaping on Pembina Highway
WINNIPEG, MB - The public is advised about potential impacts to service that may result from this weekend's weather.
Winnipeg Transit wishes to advise its customers that disruptions to all Regular and Handi-Transit service are possible in the event of heavy snowfall accumulations this weekend.
Customers can get the latest service information, including delays and cancellations at winnipegtransit.com, on Twitter @transitalerts or call 311.
Water and Waste
In the event of a heavy snowfall, keep all garbage carts off the street or backlane when snow plows are out. If Monday is your collection day, please don't put your carts out the night before to allow for snow clearing.
Customers are also reminded that curbside yard waste pickup will continue next week, which is the last week that it is scheduled.
Sanding / Snow Clearing
Sanding and snow clearing operations, carried out under City Council's Snow and Ice Clearing Policy, would be announced to the public as conditions develop.