Beat the heat and enjoy City of Winnipeg amenities!
Released: 11:34 a.m.
Winnipeg, MB - With warm weather continuing in the forecast, citizens are reminded that the City of Winnipeg continues to offer a number of aquatic amenities. Come join the fun at one of our spray pads, outdoor swimming pools or wading pools throughout the city. Weather permitting, outdoor water amenities are open as follows:
When using additional cooling appliances such as portable air conditioners, citizens are reminded not to overload electrical circuits as this can create a fire risk. Use dedicated circuits, and plug the unit directly into a receptacle without the use of extension cords.
Citizens are also reminded to never leave people or pets unattended in parked vehicles even for a few minutes, as temperatures can rise quickly and create a dangerous environment.
Be sure to check on seniors, particularly those who may be isolated from friends and family, as well as young children and pets who may be more susceptible to heat-related illnesses during extreme temperatures. Isolated seniors and the disabled are at greater risk of heat related illnesses.
Winnipeggers invited to provide feedback on how to limit combined sewer overflows
Attend a public meeting September 14 or 15 to learn more about what could be the largest and most expensive infrastructure project in Winnipeg's history
Released: 2:25 p.m.
Winnipeg, MB - Public meetings will be held in September to allow Winnipeggers to share their views on potential strategies to control combined sewer overflows (CSOs). The City is required to limit CSOs to meet provincial legislation. Depending on the option selected, controlling CSOs could be the largest and most expensive infrastructure project in Winnipeg's history.
CSOs are temporary sewer discharges to the river during periods of heavy rainfall or snow melt. There are a range of control options being considered. Each would entail significantly different costs and environmental impacts, and would involve different levels of interruption to City services due to construction.
Historically, combined sewer overflows happen about 22 times a year in each sewer district in Winnipeg.
Citizens can learn more about the options to reduce CSOs, and can provide their feedback at the following meetings:
Monday, September 14, 2015
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue
The first 30 minutes of each session will be devoted to registration, followed by a 30 minute presentation on combined sewer overflow options. The final hour of each meeting will be devoted to a question and answer period, where residents and stakeholders can provide their opinions on which control options they prefer.
Those who wish to attend are asked to register in advance by: