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December 18, 2012

New Transit Fares in effect January 1, 2013

Released: 1:14 p.m.

WINNIPEG, MB - The City of Winnipeg is reminding citizens that new Transit and Handi-Transit fares go into effect on Tuesday, January 1, 2013.

Full and Handi-Transit cash fares will be $2.50. Reduced and Senior cash fares will be $2.00. New rates for tickets and passes will also be in effect January 1.

Your 2012 bus tickets will be accepted until Sunday, March 31, 2013.

Transit Fare Summary

Full Fare 2013 2012
Cash 2.50 2.45
Ticket 2.15 2.15
Max 5 Pass (Monday to Friday) 19.35 19.00
SuperPass (Monday to Sunday) 21.50 21.50
Monthly Pass 82.80 77.00

Winnipeg Transit offers a number of fare options including reduced fares for seniors and qualifying High School and Post-Secondary students. For more transit fare information, including pass and ticket sales locations, contact 311, open 24 hours every day, by phone at 311 or by email at 311@winnipeg.ca

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Adoptable dogs seek homes for the Holidays

Released: 2:10 p.m.

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WINNIPEG, MB - There are 49 adoptable dogs at Animal Services who are looking for loving homes for the holidays. To help these homeless dogs, Animal Services will be holding an Adopt-a-Dog sale on Thursday, December 20 and Friday, December 21 from 12 noon to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday, December 22 from 12 noon to 4:30 p.m. at 1057 Logan Avenue.

All in-house dog adoptions are only $99 and include license, micro-chip, spay/neuter, basic shots, food and pet health insurance.

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.

One such dog that was picked up without a license and is now up for adoption is Ming.

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.ca/animalservices

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

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2012 Holiday Season operating hours for City facilities and services

Released: 3:19 p.m.

City of Winnipeg Offices

All civic offices are closed at 12 noon on Monday, December 24 (Christmas Eve), and closed all day on Tuesday, December 25 (Christmas Day), and Wednesday, December 26 (Boxing Day). Civic offices will also be closed on Tuesday, January, 1, 2013 (New Year's Day).

Recycling/Garbage Collection Schedule for the Holiday Season

Single-family homes and multi-family apartments

Recycling and garbage cart collection on Monday, December 24 and Monday, December 31, will not change.

Recycling and garbage collectors will not be working on Tuesday, December 25 and Tuesday, January 1. This will set collection back one day.

So for those residents that normally have collection on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday, please put recycling and garbage carts out one day later. The adjusted collection schedule for this period is as follows:

Christmas Week
Regular collection day Adjusted collection day
Monday, December 24 no change
Tuesday, December 25 no collection, moves to Wednesday, December 26
Wednesday, December 26 moves to Thursday, December 27
Thursday, December 27 moves to Friday, December 28
Friday, December 28 moves to Saturday, December 29
 
New Year’s Week
Regular collection day Adjusted collection day
Monday, December 31 no change
Tuesday, January 1 no collection, moves to Wednesday, January 2
Wednesday, January 2 moves to Thursday, January 3
Thursday, January 3 moves to Friday, January 4

Friday, January 4

moves to Saturday, January 5

Monday, January 7 regular collection schedule resumes

For more information on your recycling and garbage collection day:

For apartments with front loading collection bins
Collection will be either the day before or the day after the statutory holidays.

Brady Road Resource Management Facility (Brady Road Landfill)
The only changes to the regular hours of operation during the holidays are:

  • Tuesday, December 25 - Closed
  • Tuesday, January 1 - Closed

Let's Chip In Christmas tree recycling depots
Residents can recycle their real Christmas tree by dropping it off at any of the 11 Let's Chip In depots, open from Thursday, December 27 to Sunday, January 20. Please remove all tinsel, decorations, plastic bags, and tree stands. Free wood chips will be available at all Let's Chip In depots in early January (while quantities last). Please bring your own container.

Residents are reminded that trees placed beside recycling or garbage carts will not be collected.

To find a Let's Chip In depot near you, visit winnipeg.ca/waterandwaste/recycle/chip.stm or contact 311, open 24 hours every day, by phone at 311 or by email at 311@winnipeg.ca

Winnipeg Transit Holiday Service Schedule

Winnipeg Transit will be operating on a Sunday schedule for the following days:
Tuesday, December 25, Wednesday, December 26 and Tuesday, January 1.

The following routes will not be operating December 24, 27, 28 and 31:

  • Route 25 Ness Super Express
  • Route 41 Henderson/Glenway Express
  • Route 46 Transcona Express

Winnipeg Transit and Manitoba Public Insurance are offering free transit service on Monday, December 31 (New Year's Eve). The Free Ride program applies to all regular Winnipeg Transit and Handi-Transit service starting at 7:00 p.m., until end of service. The last buses leave downtown at approximately 1:38 a.m.

For complete schedule information, visit winnipegtransit.com or contact 311, open 24 hours every day, by phone at 311 or by email at 311@winnipeg.ca

Libraries

Monday, December 24 Libraries will close at 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 25 all Libraries will be closed
Wednesday, December 26 all Libraries will be closed
Thursday, December 27 regular hours of operation
Friday, December 28 regular hours of operation
Saturday, December 29 regular hours of operation
Sunday, December 30 regular hours of operation
Monday, December 31 Libraries will close at 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 1 all Libraries will be closed
Wednesday, January 2 regular hours resume

Online services, including catalogue searches, requests/renewals, databases, and eBooks are available anytime at winnipeg.ca/library/

Leisure Centres

All Leisure Centres are closed on Monday, December 24, except:

  • Fort Rouge Leisure Centre - open 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Peguis Trail Health & Fitness Centre - open 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Magnus Eliason Recreation Centre - open 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with free drop-in programming from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Freight House Recreation Centre - open 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon
Tuesday, December 25 all Leisure Centres are closed
Wednesday, December 26 all Leisure Centres are closed
Thursday, December 27 regular hours of operation
Friday, December 28 regular hours of operation
Saturday, December 29 regular hours of operation
Sunday, December 30 regular hours of operation

Monday, December 31:

  • Fort Rouge Leisure Centre - open 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Peguis Trail Health & Fitness Centre - open 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Magnus Eliason Recreation Centre - open 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., with free drop-in programming
  • Freight House Recreation Centre - open 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 1 all Leisure Centres are closed
Wednesday, January 2 regular hours of operation

For specific Leisure Centre hours, visit winnipeg.ca/cms/recreation/facilities/leisurecentres/default.stm or contact 311, open 24 hours every day, by phone at 311 or by email at 311@winnipeg.ca

Swimming Pools

Monday, December 24 all pools scheduled to be open, will close at noon.
Please call 311 for locations and swim times for that day.
Tuesday, December 25 all pools will be closed
Wednesday, December 26 all pools will be closed
Thursday, December 27 regular hours of operation
Friday, December 28 regular hours of operation
Saturday, December 29 regular hours of operation
Sunday, December 30 regular hours of operation
Monday, December 31 all pools scheduled to be open will close at 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 1 all pools will be closed
Wednesday, January 2 regular hours resume

For City swimming pool hours of operation, visit: winnipeg.ca/cms/recreation/ or contact 311, open 24 hours every day, by phone at 311 or by email at 311@winnipeg.ca

Animal Services Agency

Monday, December 24 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 25 Animal Services will be closed
Wednesday, December 26 Animal Services will be closed
Thursday, December 27 regular hours, 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday, December 28 regular hours, 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 29 regular hours, 12 noon to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 30 regular hours, 12 noon to 5:00 p.m.
Monday, December 31 regular hours, 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 1 Animal Services will be closed
Wednesday, January 2 regular hours, 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Visit Winnipeg.ca/animalservices for more information on the City of Winnipeg Animal Services Agency including how to purchase or renew your dog license online and a list of dogs available for adoption.

Cemeteries

Cemetery grounds at Brookside, St. Vital and Transcona Cemeteries will be open for visitation from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., daily.

Cemetery Office hours during the holidays will be as follows:

Monday, December 24 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 25 Cemetery offices are closed
Wednesday, December 26 Cemetery offices are closed
Thursday, December 27 regular hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, December 28 regular hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 29 Cemetery offices are closed as per regular hours
Sunday, December 30 Cemetery offices are closed as per regular hours
Monday, December 31 regular hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, January 1 Cemetery offices are closed
Wednesday, January 2 regular hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information on City cemeteries, visit Winnipeg.ca/cemeteries/default.stm or contact 311, open 24 hours every day, by phone at 311 or by email at 311@winnipeg.ca

Winnipeg Parking Authority

Monday, December 24 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon
Tuesday, December 25 Winnipeg Parking Authority offices are closed
Wednesday, December 26 Winnipeg Parking Authority offices are closed
Thursday, December 27 regular hours, 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday, December 28 regular hours, 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 29 regular hours, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 30 Winnipeg Parking Authority offices closed as per regular hours
Monday, December 31 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, January 1 Winnipeg Parking Authority offices are closed
Wednesday, January 2 regular hours, 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

For more information on the Winnipeg Parking Authority, including how to pay a parking ticket online or by phone, please visit theparkingstore.winnipeg.ca or contact 311, open 24 hours every day, by phone at 311 or by email at 311@winnipeg.ca

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Last update: 20.12.2012

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