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October 7, 2016

Public invited to open house about the Saskatchewan Avenue Road Reconstruction and Sturgeon Creek Culvert Replacement Project

Released: 10:30 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB - Winnipeggers are invited to attend a public open house about the Saskatchewan Avenue Road Reconstruction and Sturgeon Creek Culvert Replacement Project.

The primary objective of this project is to develop a preferred preliminary design which improves the flow of Sturgeon Creek, prevents Saskatchewan Avenue from flooding and improves its road condition. At the same time, the City’s multi-use path network will be expanded with enhancements to pedestrian and cycling facilities along Sturgeon Creek and Saskatchewan Avenue.

You are invited to attend a public open house to review and provide feedback on the preliminary design and learn more about the various project impacts and opportunities:

Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (drop-in any time)
Location: Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club, 940 Vimy Road

For more info, please visit:

Public invited to open house for the Winnipeg Zoning By-law Review

Released: 11:02 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB - Citizens are invited to attend a public open house on proposed amendments to the Winnipeg Zoning By-law No. 200/2006.

As part of the OurWinnipeg Implementation Plan, the City of Winnipeg has committed to reviewing its two zoning by-laws - the Winnipeg Zoning By-law and the Downtown Zoning By-law - on a regular basis to address any errors and omissions, and to improve clarity and alignment with the policies of OurWinnipeg and the Complete Communities Direction Strategy.

The Winnipeg Zoning By-Law applies to all areas of the city outside of the downtown Winnipeg boundaries. Its intention is to promote the orderly use and development of property and structures, supports the health, safety and general welfare of the City and to implement the provisions of OurWinnipeg, the Complete Communities Direction Strategy and the adopted Secondary Plans included in Schedule A of the Winnipeg Zoning By-law No. 200/2006.

Open house details:
Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016
Time: 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: The Forks South Atrium, 1 Forks Market Road

For more information, to view the open house presentation boards or to provide feedback, please visit

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service hosting Fire Prevention Week, October 9 to 15

Don't Wait - Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years

Released: 11:30 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB - Fire Prevention Week 2016 is being held across Canada from October 9 to 15. The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) is working with its partners to provide educational and entertaining activities that highlight the importance of fire prevention in our communities. The theme for this year’s Fire Prevention Week is Don’t Wait - Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years!

Fire Prevention Week Kick-off
The Fire Prevention Week kick-off will feature a pumper truck and crew, fire safety trailers, and lots of great information for kids. The kick-off will be attended by students, teachers, school staff, and Deputy Mayor Mike Pagtakhan.
When: Tuesday, October 11 at 10:00 a.m.
Where: Shaughnessy Park School, 1641 Manitoba Avenue

Canadian Tire and Duracell Events
WFPS firefighters will team up with Canadian Tire and Duracell to promote smoke alarm awareness by making public appearances at Canadian Tire stores around the city. Firefighters will be available to chat with the public about how to test smoke alarms and where to install them in a residence.
When: Wednesday, October 12 to Friday, October 14 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Canadian Tire locations in Winnipeg

Fire Drills for Schools
Schools across Winnipeg will take part in fire drills, promoting fire safety and providing tips on fire prevention to students. Fire paramedic stations will visit schools and talk to students about fire prevention and fire safety.
When: Wednesday, October 12 to Friday, October 14
Where: Schools across Winnipeg

Fire Paramedic Station Open House
All Winnipeg fire paramedic stations will invite the public in for an open house. Kids can enter a contest to become Fire Paramedic Chief for the Day.
When: Saturday, October 15 from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Where: all WFPS fire paramedic stations

For more information on Fire Prevention Week from October 9 to 15, please see City of Winnipeg - Fire Prevention Week or searching #FirePreventionWeek.

City of Winnipeg launches Let's Talk for Budget 2017

Released: 1:30 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB - Today, the City of Winnipeg launched Let’s Talk, an online forum for the public to provide input into the City’s 2017 budget. Until October 30, the public can provide online feedback on their budget priorities, preferences and ideas.

In addition, this year’s budget planning process will include five community-based consultations to be held at locations across Winnipeg. These consultations will be open to all members of the public and community organizations. It will provide residents an opportunity to meet face-to-face to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing Winnipeg, and to share their ideas with administrative and elected officials on the upcoming capital and operating budgets.

The dates, locations, and times of the community consultations are as follows:

  • Wednesday, October 12: North Centennial Recreation and Leisure Facility, 90 Sinclair Street, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 13: Jonathan Toews Community Centre, 1188 Dakota Street, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 27: St. James Civic Centre, 2055 Ness Avenue, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
  • Friday, October 28: Millennium Library, 251 Donald Street, 11:30-2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 29: Henderson Library, 1050 Henderson Highway, 9:00-11:30 a.m.

The schedule of Standing Policy Committee meetings to hear delegations on the preliminary 2017 operating and capital budgets will be released shortly.

To view opportunities to get involved, and to receive regular updates and information on the consultation process, please visit

Give your fall leaf and yard waste a second chance

Seasonal pre-collection starts this weekend

Released: 2:05 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB - The City of Winnipeg is encouraging Winnipeggers to give their fall leaf and yard waste a second chance. Help prepare for winter by raking and collecting leaves from your yard, adjacent boulevards and roadways. Then take advantage of the City’s curbside leaf and yard waste collection program so that your leaf and yard waste can be turned into beneficial compost.

Due to the large volumes of yard waste placed out for collection this fall, weekend pre-collection of yard waste will begin this weekend.

Collectors will be working on Saturdays and Sundays to pick up yard waste that has been placed out early in areas with yard waste collection regularly scheduled the following week. Residents are advised that this will not affect their regular collection schedule, and the collectors will also collect yard waste in all areas on the regularly scheduled collection days.

Citizens are reminded not to rake yard waste material or other debris onto streets or to place yard waste material into manholes or ditches. This can plug drains, which increases the risk of basement flooding. It also contravenes City by-laws and violations may lead to fines.

It is also important to store your collected yard waste away from buildings on your property and if possible, to only put yard waste out the evening before your scheduled collection day.
Yard waste is collected once every two weeks, on the same day of the week that garbage and recycling carts are emptied. Yard waste collection will continue until mid-November, weather permitting.

Yard waste must be placed in reusable containers (e.g., old blue boxes, plastic tubs, old garbage containers), cardboard boxes or compostable paper yard waste bags. Please place your yard waste containers at least an arm’s length away from your garbage and recycling carts.

Residents can also take their yard waste to the compost area at the Brady Road Resource Management Facility. Yard waste will not be accepted in plastic bags, either at the curb or at the landfill. Tipping fees do not apply to loads of only yard waste (no garbage in the vehicle).

Residents can find out their regularly scheduled yard waste collection days by:

For more information on yard waste collection, including collection schedules, please visit City of Winnipeg - Yard Waste Collection.

October 11, 2016