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March 19, 2013

Update on snow-related closures at City cemeteries

Released: 11:27 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB - Citizens are advised that St. Vital Cemetery has been re-opened and Transcona Cemetery will re-open today at 12 noon.

Sections of Brookside Cemetery remain closed but funerals scheduled for today will have access. The Brookside Cemetery administrative office is open.

Brookside Cemetery is expected to be completely re-opened during the morning of Wednesday, March 20.

The cemeteries were temporarily closed on Monday, March 18, due to blowing snow and poor driving conditions.

For updates on access to City-run cemeteries this visit or contact 311, open 24 hours every day, by phone at 311 or by email at

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City launches children's art contest for covers of Fall 2013 Leisure Guide and Priceless Fun brochure
Contest open to artists aged six to 12 years of age

Released: 1:34 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB - The City of Winnipeg Community Services Department is calling on all artists, aged six to 12 years, to sharpen their pencils and get out their paint sets, as part of a new art contest to find cover images for the 2013 Fall Leisure Guide and Priceless Fun brochure.

Children are encouraged to collage, colour, draw, doodle, paint or sketch a picture that represents their favourite recreational activity or experience. The first and second place winners will have their artwork featured on the cover of the Fall 2013 Leisure Guide and Priceless Fun brochure.

The top three winners will also receive a City of Winnipeg Family Outdoor Pool Pass for the 2013 season.

How to Enter Contest

Artwork should be sent (flat not folded), along with a brief written story and a completed and signed entry form, to:

Art Contest
City of Winnipeg - Community Services Department
2nd Floor - 395 Main Street
Winnipeg, MB  R3B 3N8

Digital files can be submitted by emailing a PDF to (minimum 300 dpi). Contest rules and an entry form can be found on page 8 of the 2013 Spring/Summer Leisure Guide or by visiting

The deadline for submission is Wednesday, May 1, 2013.

Winners will be publically announced through a City of Winnipeg news release and on the City’s Facebook and Twitter accounts on Friday, June 14, 2013.

Snow clearing crews plowing sidewalks and back lanes city-wide

Released: 2:23 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB - City snow clearing crews have completed truck plowing all Priority 1 streets (main routes) across the city. It is expected truck plowing of Priority 2 streets, which includes all bus routes and collector streets, will be completed today.

Plowing of sidewalks on main routes and sidewalks on bus routes and collector streets is also underway and will continue until completed. This will be followed by plowing of sidewalks on residential streets later in the week. Back lane plowing, which started this morning, will continue daily from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. until completed.

The City has assessed the overall condition of residential streets, and due to the smooth compacted snow surface, a residential street snow clearing operation is not planned at this time. With warmer temperatures forecasted for the coming days, Public Works will continue to monitor the conditions of residential streets.

Last update: 20.03.2013

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