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December 2, 2014

Surprise the golf-lover on your list this holiday season!

Online ordering service makes purchasing golf gift cards easier

Released: 9:11 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB - Winnipeg Golf Services is offering an online service to purchase gift cards, allowing you to give the gift of golf this holiday season!

Golf gift cards make a great stocking stuffer for the golf-lover on your list. These gift cards are valid at Windsor Park, Kildonan Park, and Crescent Drive Golf Courses and may be redeemed for green fees, merchandise, or equipment rentals. Customers can choose any denomination to load onto cards, which do not expire.

Customers can purchase gift cards online at City of Winnipeg - Golf Services or in person at Winnipeg Golf Services’ Head Office at 400-10 Fort Street, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Seven Oaks Pool re-opens

Released: 9:31 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB - The public is advised that Seven Oaks Pool, located at 444 Adsum Drive, has now been re-opened after a water leak during the replacement of a water line to the building.

The City thanks patrons for their patience during this closure.

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Manitoba government and City of Winnipeg promote downtown living with more rental units

Province and City provide tax incentives to encourage development of more than 750 rental units in downtown Winnipeg

Released: 11:19 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB - The Live Downtown Rental Development Grant Program officially launched today will promote the development of more multi-family and mixed income rental housing units, adding to the vibrancy of the city's centre, Premier Greg Selinger, Mayor Brian Bowman and CentreVenture President and CEO Ross McGowan announced today.

“Resilient and exciting neighbourhoods are built on the combined diversity and strength of the people who live and work there,” said Premier Selinger. “Property tax incentives can encourage real estate developers to turn more vacant land and underused buildings into centrally located neighbourhoods for families. By increasing the mix of residential and commercial buildings we can add to the vibrancy of downtown life, accelerate the energy and vigor of activities downtown at the end of the work day, decrease infrastructure servicing costs and reduce vehicle reliance.”

The agreement between the Manitoba government and the City of Winnipeg means Live Downtown is a self-funded multi-year initiative using Tax Increment Financing (TIF) grants to encourage the development of 750 to 900 new additional multi�'family, mixed-income rental housing units downtown. A competitive process will deliver grants equivalent to the applicable incremental municipal and education taxes over 12 to 20 years to successful proponents. The primary objectives of Live Downtown are to increase downtown population, facilitate the better and higher use of surface parking lots and increase the number of rental units for a broader range of income levels.

“One of the commitments I made in the recent civic election was to increase the number of Winnipeggers who call downtown home,” said Mayor Brian Bowman. “Creating a livable, active, and safe downtown with housing for people of all backgrounds will mean a new focus and energy to spur more development and opportunities, and Live Downtown is a perfect example of how we can get the ball rolling.”

“Having more people live downtown is an essential ingredient to a vibrant healthy downtown, and we commend both the province and The City of Winnipeg on their commitment to ensure there is a wide range of living options,” said Ross McGowan, President and CEO of CentreVenture Development Corporation. “This is a rare opportunity for rental residential property developers to access a grant that capitalizes on the demand and to build where people clearly want to be: in downtown Winnipeg.”

CentreVenture’s mandate is to stimulate downtown revitalization by creating an environment for private sector businesses and government to work together and to promote the downtown to investors, businesses and residents.

More information on the Live Downtown Grant Program and Request for Proposals are available online at www.demandlivesdowntown.com.

Public invited to open house regarding Waverley Underpass Project

Released: 3:00 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB - The public is invited to an open house about the Waverley Underpass Project.

The project team is tasked with developing a high-level design for an underpass on Waverley Street at the CNR Rivers rail line (near Taylor Avenue) and is looking for your input. The design will also include intersection and road improvements along Waverley Street and Taylor Avenue as well as improvements to existing and new pedestrian and bicycle facilities.

At the open house you can view design options for the underpass, and learn about active transportation, intersection and road improvements as well as potential construction detours.

When: Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Times: 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Drop-in anytime during either session
Where: Caboto Centre, 1055 Wilkes Avenue

For more information, please visit City of Winnipeg - Waverley Underpass Study.

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Last update: December 2, 2014