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October 8, 2015

City asks citizens for assistance in locating suitable Christmas tree for City Hall

Released: 10:27 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB - Officials from the City of Winnipeg's Public Works Department are asking Winnipeg homeowners with large spruce trees to contact them if they are interested in donating their tree for City Hall's annual Christmas tree display.

The City received information about a number of potential Christmas tree candidates for this year's holiday display, but none have met the criteria.

To be considered for the City Hall Christmas tree, a spruce tree must meet the following criteria:

  • be located in the front yard of a property with direct access to the tree
  • be 12 to 15 metres tall (approximately 40 to 50 feet)
  • be fully symmetrical with a single trunk and no brown needles

Urban Forestry Branch staff select the tree that best meets the identified criteria.

The selected tree donor does not receive compensation for the tree, but crews remove the tree at no cost to the homeowner as well as clean up debris and remove the stump to approximately two inches below ground level.

Homeowners who would like to submit their tree for consideration are asked to contact 311, open 24 hours every day, by phone at 311 or by email at .

For more information on the City's annual Christmas tree visit City of Winnipeg - Christmas Tree.

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Public invited to open houses to provide input on two City pedestrian and cycling projects

Projects include pedestrian and cycling improvements for communities in downtown and West Alexander

Released: 3:23 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB - The City of Winnipeg is inviting the public to attend open houses about developing a plan for two pedestrian and cycling projects: the Downtown Bike Lane System and the West Alexander Pedestrian and Cycling Corridor.

These events are the beginning of the community engagement process for the projects and will allow you to share your thoughts on the future designs with the planners and engineers. Before beginning to design the specific plans, we want to meet with you and learn from you about what is important to you as we move forward with these projects.

Open house details
Downtown Bike Lane System - Connecting The Forks to the Exchange District (Fort Street, Garry Street & The Forks to Assiniboine Avenue Connection)

  • Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2015
  • Time: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Manitoba Children's Museum (The Great Hall), 45 Forks Market Road

West Alexander Pedestrian and Cycling Corridor - Connecting McPhillips Street to Sherbook Street

  • Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2015
  • Time: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Brodie Centre Atrium, 727 McDermot Avenue, University of Manitoba Bannatyne Campus

You are invited to drop in at your convenience to learn more about the projects, provide input and speak with the project team who will be on hand to answer questions.

For more information please visit City of Winnipeg - Walk Bike Projects. Those who cannot make it to the open houses will be able to provide feedback through our interactive website, available later this October.

Last update: October 8, 2015