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2017 March News Releases

Public invited to open house about the Grant Park Recreation Campus Plan & Feasibility Study
March 31, 2017 - Winnipeggers are invited to attend a public open house about the Grant Park campus feasibility study.

Southbound Kenaston Boulevard onto eastbound Bishop Grandin Boulevard (Kenaston Overpass) will be temporarily closed
March 31, 2017 - The southbound direction of Kenaston Boulevard onto eastbound Bishop Grandin Boulevard, including the Kenaston Overpass, will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic on Sunday, April 2 from 6:00 a.m. until noon for maintenance work.

City of Winnipeg: Flood Bulletin #4
March 31, 2017 - Today, the City provided an update on its flood preparations, including revised numbers of properties that require sandbag dikes.

Submit your edible creations for Books2Eat at Millennium Library
March 30, 2017 - Winnipeggers are invited to attend Books2Eat and take part in a creative culinary competition on April 8, 2017 at the Millennium Library.

City of Winnipeg: Flood Bulletin #3
March 30, 2017 - Based on ice conditions along the Red River, river levels may peak this weekend. Following analysis of the March 24, 2017, Provincial Flood Outlook, observed river flows and current ice conditions, City of Winnipeg engineers have updated the list of Winnipeg properties at risk which may potentially require sandbag dikes.

Seven Oaks Pool temporarily closed for renovations beginning April 2, 2017
March 27, 2017 - The Seven Oaks Pool will be closed to the public for facility upgrades beginning on April 2, 2017.

Improvements underway at Greendell Park Community Centre
March 27, 2017 - St. Vital residents will be able to enjoy renovations at the Greendell Park Community Centre this summer, Sport, Heritage and Culture Minister Rochelle Squires and City Councillor Brian Mayes (St. Vital) announced this morning.

Public invited to provide feedback on two pedestrian and cycling projects connecting St. Boniface and St. Vital
March 24, 2017 - Committed to developing a pedestrian and cycling network that is safe and accessible for people of all ages and abilities, the City of Winnipeg is inviting Winnipeggers to help shape plans for Walk Bike projects connecting St. Boniface and St. Vital through an online survey and open houses.

City of Winnipeg: Flood Bulletin #2
March 24, 2017 - The Province of Manitoba today released an updated flood outlook and advised that there is a risk of moderate to major spring flooding.

Public invited to open house for the Empress Street and Overpass Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Study
March 23, 2017 - Winnipeggers are invited to view preliminary design plans for significant improvements to roads and infrastructure surrounding the CF Polo Park shopping centre at an open house on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

Mayor's Scholarship For Community Leadership Now Open For Applications
March 22, 2017 - The application period for the Mayor's Scholarship for Community Leadership is now open and grade twelve students across Winnipeg are encouraged to apply Mayor Brian Bowman announced today.

Residents are encouraged to get a handle on leaks during Fix a Leak Week March 20 - 26, 2017
March 17, 2017 - The City of Winnipeg is encouraging residents to check for plumbing leaks during Fix a Leak Week, March 20 - 26, 2017.

Upcoming temporary closure of Wellington Crescent between Grosvenor Avenue and Dorchester Avenue
March 17, 2017 - Wellington Crescent from Grosvenor Avenue to Dorchester Avenue will be closed to all vehicular traffic this Sunday, March 19, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. for the assembly of a large crane used for building construction.

Public invited to provide input on Valour Community Centre - Orioles Site Frontage Redevelopment
March 15, 2017 - The Valour Community Centre - Orioles Site is one of the oldest community club locations in Winnipeg, first opening its doors in the West End in 1948.

Mayor Bowman to Introduce Motion Establishing Winnipeg's First Indigenous Accord
March 15, 2017 - A motion introducing and calling for the establishment of Winnipeg's first Indigenous Accord will be tabled by Mayor Brian Bowman at today's Executive Policy Committee.

Spend spring break with the City of Winnipeg!
March 13, 2017 - The City of Winnipeg offers a variety of fun, cost-effective activities for kids and families this spring break.

Brady 4R Winnipeg Depot reopened following temporary closure
March 11, 2017 - The Brady 4R Winnipeg Depot has reopened.

Change your clock, change your smoke alarm batteries
March 10, 2017 - On Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 2:00 a.m., the clocks will "spring ahead" one hour marking the start of daylight savings time.

Report recommends reallocation of existing SHED funding
March 10, 2017 - An administrative report recommending that Council approve a reallocation of previously approved Sports, Hospitality and Entertainment District funding as well as an additional Tax Increment Financing grant contribution in partnership with the province and True North Sports & Entertainment Ltd. will be presented at next week's Executive Policy Committee meeting on March 15.

City of Winnipeg implementing cost mitigation measures to address 2017 budget shortfall
March 9, 2017 - In order to address the City of Winnipeg's anticipated 2017 budget shortfall of $9.5 million, immediate cost mitigation measures are being put in place.

Reminder: Leisure Guide registration for spring/summer activities starts March 14 and 15
March 8, 2017 - Citizens are reminded that the registration process for spring/summer 2017 activities will have staggered start dates as follows.

Brady 4R Winnipeg Depot Temporarily Closed
March 8, 2017 - Due to today's extreme weather conditions and to ensure the safety of customers and staff, the Brady 4R Winnipeg Depot is temporarily closed to the public.

Johnson Avenue West will be temporarily closed from Roch Street to Levis Street on March 4
March 3, 2017 - Johnson Avenue West from Roch Street to Levis Street will be temporarily closed to both eastbound and westbound vehicular traffic from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 4 for private water and sewer connection work by Kyle Construction.

Animal Services celebrates banner year!
March 3, 2017 - In 2016, 97 per cent of the dogs that entered Animal Services were reunited with their owner, adopted out, or sent to a rescue or animal shelter.

City of Winnipeg Spring/Summer Leisure Guide now available
March 2, 2017 - The Spring/Summer 2017 Leisure Guide is now available at all civic indoor pools, libraries and leisure centres, and will be available Saturday at a number of retail locations.

Winnipeggers invited to provide input on public engagement for the Marion-Dugald Transportation Improvement Study
March 2, 2017 - Winnipeggers are invited to help the City reopen the conversation on infrastructure improvements for the Marion Street neighbourhood, starting with what they would like to see for public engagement for this project going forward.

Assiniboine river walk from the Osborne Bridge to the Main Street Bridge temporarily closed
March 1, 2017 - With the normal spring rise in the river level, the Assiniboine River walk from the Osborne Bridge to the Main Street Bridge is temporarily closed to pedestrian traffic. Barricades have been installed indicating the walkway is closed.

Public invited to provide input for City Athletic Field Review
March 1, 2017 - The City is currently reviewing how athletic fields are allocated and maintained and is looking for Winnipeggers' feedback. The aim of the City's Athletic Field Review is to ensure City athletic fields are well maintained, fairly shared and used to the fullest extent possible and public input is an important part of the process.

Last update: March 31, 2017