2017 November News Releases
Winnipeg Transit presents the Santa Bus
November 30, 2017 - The Santa Bus is driving holiday spirit starting Friday, December 1 until Sunday, December 24; Winnipeg Transit's bus #142 will feature larger-than-life vinyl graphics of Santa and all of his reindeer. All cash fares and donations collected on the Santa Bus will go directly to the Christmas Cheer Board.
City of Winnipeg Winter Leisure Guide now available
November 30, 2017 - The Winter 2018 Leisure Guide is now available at all civic indoor pools, libraries and leisure centres, and will be available this Saturday at a number of retail locations. Winnipeg Free Press subscribers will receive a copy in today's edition of the paper.
Annual Snow Route Parking Ban begins Friday, December 1
November 29, 2017 - The City's Annual Snow Route Parking Ban will take effect at 2 a.m. on Friday, December 1, 2017. Vehicles may not park on streets designated as snow routes between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m.
Impact Fee Working Group holds first meeting
November 28, 2017 - Today, the Impact Fee Working Group held its first meeting to advise on the impact fee's implementation during the phase-in period.
Bonivital Pool shallow pool reopens following temporary closure for water testing
November 27, 2017 - The public is advised that the shallow pool at Bonivital Pool, located at 1215 Archibald Street, has reopened after water tests deemed it safe to do so. The shallow pool was closed late last week due to unscheduled maintenance caused by irregular water quality readings.
Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service issue warning regarding theft of narcotics from ambulance
November 27, 2017 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) is advising the public that six vials of narcotics were stolen on Monday, November 27, 2017 at approximately 3:00 a.m., from an ambulance parked in the ambulance bays at the St. Boniface Hospital.
Bonivital Pool shallow pool temporarily closed for water testing
November 24, 2017 - The public is advised that the shallow pool at Bonivital Pool, located at 1215 Archibald Street, is closed until further notice due to unscheduled maintenance caused by irregular water level readings.
Saskatchewan Avenue from Cavalier Drive to Hamilton Avenue to be closed for a year for Saskatchewan Avenue road reconstruction and Sturgeon Creek culvert replacement
November 24, 2017 - Starting on Sunday, November 26, Saskatchewan Avenue from Cavalier Drive to Hamilton Avenue will be completely closed to both eastbound and westbound traffic for the construction of the new Saskatchewan Avenue Bridge over Sturgeon Creek and Saskatchewan Avenue roadway reconstruction and rehabilitation between Cavalier Street and Hamilton Avenue.
Winnipeg Transit begins pilot project to test bus operator safety shields
November 24, 2017 - As part of Winnipeg Transit's commitment to increase operator safety, a pilot project to test bus operator safety shields is now underway.
Ferry Road to be completely closed between Silver Avenue and St. Matthews Avenue November 25-26
November 23, 2017 - Ferry Road between Silver Avenue and St. Matthews Avenue will be completely closed to traffic from 7 a.m. on Saturday, November 25 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, November 26 for a sewer project. Pedestrian access will be maintained while construction is underway.
Louise Bridge to be temporarily closed for repairs
November 23, 2017 - The Louise Bridge from Nairn Avenue to Higgins Avenue, will be completely closed to traffic starting this Saturday, November 25 at 6 a.m. until 6 a.m. on Sunday, November 26 for the permanent repair of a damaged bridge bearing.
Preliminary capital budget proposes record investment of $116 million in road renewal in 2018
November 23, 2017 - The 2018 preliminary budget tabled yesterday at a special Executive Policy Committee meeting proposes a record investment of $116 million in road renewal in 2018, and identifies a robust list of additional regional roads that could be renewed should the City of Winnipeg's accelerated regional roads application through the New Building Canada Fund be approved Mayor Brian Bowman announced today.
2018 Preliminary Budgets Invest In Transit Safety And Infrastructure
November 22, 2017 - The 2018 preliminary budgets propose a continued investment in renewing Winnipeg's transit fleet, implement recommendations to improve transit safety, and recommend that Transit department undertake a long-term strategic plan in response to declining ridership and the new fiscal reality the city faces following an end earlier this year to the long-standing city-provincial funding partnership.
Preliminary 2018 Budget Proposes To Build Winnipeg Pride, Improve Downtown Safety
November 22, 2017 - The 2018 preliminary operating budget tabled today at a special meeting of Executive Policy Committee is proposing to further build Winnipeg's reputation and pride by bolstering the Special Events Marketing Fund as well as developing a multi-year downtown safety strategy through a more strategic distribution of the accommodation tax Mayor Brian Bowman announced today.
Preliminary Budget Proposes A Balanced Approach To Address Transit Deficit In 2018
November 22, 2017 - The 2018 preliminary operating budget tabled today at a special meeting of Executive Policy Committee is proposing a balanced approach to mitigating a $10 million deficit incurred by the city following a unilateral decision earlier this year by the province of Manitoba to eliminate a long-standing transit funding partnership between the city and province.
2018 Preliminary Budgets Respond To The Fiscal Challenges Of Today While Building A Stronger City For Tomorrow
November 22, 2017 - The 2018 preliminary operating and capital budgets tabled at a special Executive Policy Committee meeting are balanced without any draw on the financial stabilization reserve and respond to the fiscal challenges of today by limiting expenditure increases to one of the lowest levels in the history of the city while continuing to build and prepare the city for steady population growth into the future Mayor Brian Bowman announced today.
Small section of Westview Park closed for maintenance
November 21, 2017 - A small section on the south side of Westview Park, located at 1 Midland Street, will be closed for landfill cap repair starting on November 23, 2017.
Public invited to information session on updates to Kilcona Park and Transcona Stadium
November 21, 2017 - Many improvements and amenity upgrades have been completed or are being planned for Kilcona Park and the Transcona Stadium.
Animal Services hosts Pet Photos with Santa
November 21, 2017 - Give your pet a chance to share their holiday wishes! Santa will be at Animal Services for seasonal pet photos on Saturday, November 25, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service and Winnipeg Police Service urge caution due to thin ice conditions on city waterways
November 21, 2017 - As temperatures continue to drop, citizens are advised that thin ice conditions are present on Winnipeg waterways, including drainage ditches, culverts, streams, creeks, retention ponds, and rivers.
Roger Le Grand Park officially opened and dedicated
November 20, 2017 - At an event this morning, City Councillor Mike Pagtakhan and Roger Le Grand, Principal of Meadows West School, officially opened and dedicated the Roger Le Grand Park, located at 186 Garton Avenue.
Winnipeg Promise Marks Education Savings Week With New Initiatives to Improve Access to Post-Secondary Education Funding
November 20, 2017 - The collaborative effort behind the Winnipeg Promise has led to new initiatives to assist families in accessing funding for post-secondary education, Mayor Brian Bowman announced today to kick off Education Savings Week this week.
Public invited to attend information session on the Winnipeg Canoe Club Golf Course Reimagining plans
November 17, 2017 - Winnipeggers are being asked to attend an information session and provide comment on preliminary plans for the Canoe Club Golf Course reimagining.
Changes to by-law enforcement coming November 20, 2017
November 17, 2017 - Effective November 20, 2017, the City of Winnipeg will be enforcing over 600 by-law provisions under the Municipal By-Law Enforcement Act (MBEA).
Urban pooches bark for joy! Winnipeg's new Downtown off-leash dog park opens
November 16, 2017 - Urban pooches and their owners have paws for celebration today as the City of Winnipeg officially opened the new Downtown off-leash dog park.
City invites St. Norbert residents to attend an information session about the Pembina Highway speed limit review
November 16, 2017 - The City is asking residents in the St. Norbert area to attend an information session on Thursday, November 30, 2017 on the Pembina Highway speed limit review south of the La Salle River Bridge.
Public invited to provide feedback on the Eastern Corridor Study
November 15, 2017 - The City of Winnipeg will be hosting a number of community workshops in November to discuss progress on the Eastern Corridor Study project, review potential alignment options, and present recommended evaluation criteria.
Mayor Submits Priorities for 2018 Provincial Budget
November 15, 2017 - Rehabilitating regional roads, investing in public transit, and committing to a long-term predictable infrastructure program were key Winnipeg priorities Mayor Brian Bowman identified in response to the Province of Manitoba's invitation to provide input on their 2018 provincial budget.
Road closures in place for the Santa Claus Parade this Saturday
November 14, 2017 - This Saturday, November 18, 2017, starting at 1:30 p.m. until approximately 8:00 p.m. numerous road closures will be in place in the downtown to accommodate the Santa Claus Parade.
Salting of Priority 1 streets and truck plowing of Priority 2 streets beginning this morning
November 11, 2017 - In response to yesterday’s snowfall, City crews will begin salting Priority 1 streets this morning followed by a truck plow later today.
Transit free for Veterans, active members of the Canadian Armed Forces, and their families on Remembrance Day
November 10, 2017 - To honour the men and women who have sacrificed for our country, the City of Winnipeg will be offering free transit service on November 11 to Veterans, active duty personnel and their accompanying friends and family.
Preliminary 2018 City Budget to be Tabled November 22
November 10, 2017 - The preliminary 2018 Operating and Capital budgets for the City of Winnipeg will be tabled at a Special Meeting of Executive Policy Committee on Wednesday November 22, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.
Reminder: Curbside yard waste collection season ending
November 9, 2017 - Residents are reminded that curbside yard waste collection for 2017 is coming to an end.
City asks Winnipeggers to vote on more inclusive name for Handi-Transit
November 9, 2017 - The City of Winnipeg strives to provide equal and inclusive customer service to all its residents, and is inviting Winnipeggers to help select a new name for its Handi-Transit service that better reflects its commitment to these principles.
Eleven paramedics achieve the highest level of training available in Manitoba
November 9, 2017 - At a graduation ceremony this morning, Mayor Bowman was joined by Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Kelvin Goertzen and Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Chief, John Lane to celebrate the success of the City’s eleven new advanced care paramedics (ACP).
Renovations and refurbished namesake monument at Vimy Ridge Memorial Park in Winnipeg completed
November 8, 2017 - The Government of Canada is dedicated to commemorating the sacrifices of those who served Canada, past and present. We continue to preserve their legacy and pay tribute to their selfless service and contributions as a way to pass the torch of remembrance to future generations.
Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service reminds residents of the dangers of carbon monoxide
November 7, 2017 - With temperatures dropping, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service is reminding residents to be aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide and to purchase a carbon monoxide alarm.
Remembrance Day operating hours for City of Winnipeg facilities and services
November 7, 2017 - All civic offices are closed on Monday, November 13, 2017.
Plowing of major streets and bus routes begins at 7 p.m.
November 4, 2017 - The City of Winnipeg will begin plowing priority one and two streets tonight at 7 p.m.
City releases September 2017 financial update
November 3, 2017 - The City of Winnipeg’s latest Financial Status Report cites a year-end projected surplus in the tax-supported operating budget (General Revenue Fund) of $0.4 million as at September 30, 2017.
Change your clock, change your smoke alarm batteries
November 3, 2017 - On Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 2:00 a.m., the clocks will "fall back" one hour marking the end of daylight savings time.
Mayor Bowman to Emphasize Importance of Free Trade
November 3, 2017 - Emphasizing the importance open and free trade has to the economies of cities and nations will be a key message Mayor Brian Bowman will take to meetings with government and industry stakeholders during a trip to Minneapolis and St. Paul next week.
Winnipeggers asked to help shape master plan for off-leash dog areas
November 3, 2017 - The City of Winnipeg is seeking feedback on an Off-Leash Dog Areas Master Plan to address and respond to growing interest and demand for off-leash dog areas in Winnipeg.
Free Infill Housing Panel Discussion session offered November 18, 2017
November 3, 2017 - The City of Winnipeg is offering a free, interactive panel discussion about infill housing as part of the City of Winnipeg Housing Speaker Series.
City Hall Christmas tree donated in honour of late Charleswood resident
November 3, 2017 - A 42-foot blue Colorado spruce donated by Charleswood resident Antony van Ginkel in honour of his late wife has been selected as City Hall’s 2017 Christmas tree. The tree will arrive at City Hall on Sunday, November 5.
Curbside yard waste collection season ending
November 2, 2017 - Curbside yard waste collection for 2017 is coming to an end
BookFest returns to Millennium Library to connect readers and authors
November 2, 2017 - BookFest returns to the Millennium Library on Saturday, November 25 for a full-day event showcasing the best in prairie publishing with a book expo, “book tastings”, and a panel talk. Great books for readers of all genres will be uncovered and discovered!
Public invited to Transit Garage Expansion Project information session
November 2, 2017 - Winnipeggers are invited to attend an information session on the Winnipeg Transit Bus Maintenance Garage Expansion project on November 16, 2017.
Exchange District monument commemorating 1919 Winnipeg General Strike completed
November 2, 2017 - At an event this morning, Councillor Mike Pagtakhan, Monteyne Architecture Works, and members of the Public Service announced the completion of the Winnipeg General Strike Monument, located at the corner of Lily Street and Market Avenue.
Logan Avenue from Weston Street to Vine Street to be temporarily closed November 3 and 4
November 2, 2017 - Logan Avenue between Weston Street and Vine Street will be will be completely closed to both eastbound and westbound traffic starting Friday, November 3 at 6:00 p.m. for a railway crossing repair.
City works to encourage free trade and open borders at international conference
November 1, 2017 - The City of Winnipeg recently participated in the North American Strategy for Competitiveness’ (NASCO) annual tri-national conference in Monterrey, Mexico to address issues and discuss solutions to the rapidly changing state of international business and its impact on global trade.