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May 31, 2017

Riverbank improvements nearing completion in John Bruce Park along the Seine River

Released: 11:00 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB - At an event this morning, Councillor Brian Mayes officially announced the riverbank improvements nearing completion along the Seine River in John Bruce Park.

“It’s crucial to preserve the riverbank in John Bruce Park so current and future residents can enjoy the Seine River for years to come,” said Brian Mayes, Councillor for St. Vital and Chair of the Standing Policy Committee on Water and Waste, Riverbank Management and the Environment. “This project used innovative solutions to protect the riverbank and provide a long-term improvement at the park.”

As a trial, this project used several erosion protection techniques that are relatively new to Manitoba. The project will provide long-term erosion protection to this segment of riverbank, which will help preserve the integrity of the slope and the recently-constructed path. This location was considered a suitable trial site because it is located along the small and relatively slow-moving Seine River, which doesn’t experience the same extent of flooding or ice-flows as the Red or Assiniboine rivers. This site will be monitored over time to evaluate performance.

The project features green-gabions, flexible concrete armouring, riprap, willow spilings and slope re-grading to mitigate erosion and improve slope stability.

At 28 kilometres long, the Seine River is the second-longest river within City boundaries.

The project design phase began in 2016. Construction began in February 2017, and will be fully complete in early June 2017 with ongoing site maintenance. The budget for the project was $300,000, and was funded through the City of Winnipeg’s Riverbank Management Committee Fund.

The City of Winnipeg is committed to undertaking riverbank stabilization and erosion protection projects through funding from the Riverbank Stabilization - Physical Asset Protection fund. The funding is used to address critical riverbank concerns in parks, riverbank greenways, and other public access spaces. Currently, over 200 City-owned parcels along the Red and Assiniboine Rivers have been assessed and included in the City’s inventory, with ongoing work to include sites on key segments of smaller rivers and creeks such as the Seine River.

Public invited to public information session on replacement of Truro Creek culverts in St. James

Released: 1:19 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB - Winnipeggers are invited to attend a public information session on the replacement of three Truro Creek culverts at Linwood Street, Winchester Street and Ness Avenue on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Residents will have the opportunity to view the design concepts, ask questions and talk with project team members, and provide comments on the project.

The culverts were constructed prior to 1978, are in poor condition, and are inadequate to handle the creek flows in spring run-off and heavy rain events. To accommodate the construction of the culvert replacements, there will be temporary road closures on Linwood Street and Winchester Street. One vehicle travel lane for each direction will be maintained throughout construction of the Ness Avenue culvert.

It is expected that replacement of the Linwood Street and Winchester Street culverts will take place in the near future with the Ness Avenue culvert replacement taking place within the next five years. Construction dates are dependent on budget approval.

Event details
Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Time: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Location: Deer Lodge Community Club, 323 Bruce Ave. East

More information
For more information, to fill out a survey, or to view the open house presentation boards online, please visit

Edmonton Street between Portage Avenue and Graham Avenue temporarily closed every Thursday until September for Downtown Biz Farmer's Market

Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

Released: 1:41 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB - Starting this Thursday, June 1 and every Thursday after that until September, Edmonton Street will be temporarily closed between Portage Avenue and Graham Avenue from 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., to accommodate the Downtown Biz Farmer’s Market.

Pedestrian access will be maintained. Motorists are encouraged to use alternative routes during this time.

For Transit re-route and schedule information, visit or contact 311, available 24 hours every day by phone at 311 or by email at .

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May 31, 2017