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December 31, 2014

Reminder: Free Transit New Years' Eve, Celebrate Safely

Released: 9:48 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB - Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) and the City of Winnipeg remind all New Year’s Eve revellers to celebrate safely tonight and enjoy a Free Ride with Winnipeg Transit.

The Free Ride offer applies to all Regular and Handi-Transit service starting tonight at 7:00 p.m. until end of service. The last buses leave downtown at approximately 1:38 a.m. For route and schedule information, visit or call 311.

This is the fourth year in a row MPI has sponsored the free New Year's Eve transit service. As a road safety leader in the province, MPI is committed to reducing alcohol-related collisions, deaths and injuries.

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Reminder: New Transit Fares in effect January 1

Released: 11:02 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB - The City of Winnipeg is reminding citizens that new Transit and Handi-Transit fares go into effect on January 1, 2015.

Full and Handi-Transit cash fares will be $2.60. Reduced and Senior cash fares will be $2.10. New rates for tickets and passes will also be in effect January 1.

2014 bus tickets (plus applicable cash difference) will be accepted until March 31, 2015.

Winnipeg Transit offers a number of fare options including reduced fares for seniors and qualifying students. For more fare information, including pass and ticket sales locations, visit or contact 311, available 24 hours every day, by phone at 311 or by email at .

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New Charleswood Library prepares to open its doors

Released: 1:49 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB - As the new Charleswood Library location gets set to open, the current Charleswood Library at 5014 Roblin Boulevard will close on Saturday, January 3 at 5:00 p.m. to move collections and transition services to the new location.

The book return at the current Charleswood Library at 5014 Roblin Boulevard will remain available until the new Charleswood Library (located at 6-4910 Roblin Boulevard) opens in mid-January. Items can also be returned to any other branch of the Winnipeg Public Library; all branches have after-hours returns.

During the closure, holds will be sent to the St. James-Assiniboia Library at 1910 Portage Avenue, unless customers have specified that their holds be sent to a different branch.

For more information about Winnipeg Public Libraries, visit The Winnipeg Public Library’s online services, including downloadable eBooks, eMagazines, audiobooks, and streaming movies and music are available 24/7. Library users can use the online My Account service anytime to review their requests and holds, and to renew borrowed items.

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Last update: December 31, 2014