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2017 December News Releases

Transit fare increases in effect January 1, 2018
December 29, 2017 - The public is advised that new Transit and Handi-Transit fares take effect on January 1, 2018.

Warm up at City of Winnipeg facilities
December 29, 2017 - The City of Winnipeg is inviting members of the public to come in and warm up in civic facilities during operating hours as extremely cold temperatures continue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service reminds citizens to avoid winter fire hazards
December 28, 2017 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service reminds citizens that even though temperatures have dropped, the winter season can still present fire hazards.

Residents advised to take measures to protect internal plumbing from freezing
December 28, 2017 - With the recent colder temperatures, the City is recommending that property owners weatherproof their basements or crawlspaces to prevent their internal plumbing from freezing.

Reminder – Let’s Chip In depots now open
December 27, 2017 - Residents are reminded that they can recycle their real Christmas trees for free by taking them to a Let's Chip In Depot, open until January 31, 2018.

Parking Authority to review practices, enforcement, and communications related to complimentary downtown parking
December 26, 2017 - The Winnipeg Parking Authority (WPA) will review its practices, enforcement operations, and communications related to two-hour complimentary downtown on-street parking on Saturdays to ensure greater clarity going forward.

New St. Vital Park treetop lookout and toboggan slides offer winter recreational fun for Winnipeggers
December 22, 2017 - The exciting new treetop lookout and toboggan slides located at St. Vital Park are now officially open.

Find winter fun for everyone in Winnipeg parks
December 21, 2017 - There are numerous opportunities available to enjoy outdoor activities at City parks and facilities this holiday season.

Recycle your Christmas tree
December 21, 2017 - Recycle your real Christmas tree for free by taking it to one of the Let’s Chip In depots, open December 27, 2017 to January 31, 2018.

Take a Free Ride on Winnipeg Transit this New Year’s Eve
December 21, 2017 - The City of Winnipeg and Manitoba Public Insurance are helping ensure everyone gets home safely this New Year’s Eve by riding Winnipeg Transit for free.

Give a gift to the environment this holiday season reduce, reuse and recycle
December 20, 2017 - The City of Winnipeg is providing tips on how you can keep more items out of the landfill this holiday season.

Holiday season operating hours for City of Winnipeg facilities and services
December 20, 2017 - The City of Winnipeg would like to wish you and your family all the best this holiday season.

Southbound Arlington Bridge to be temporarily closed
December 19, 2017 - The southbound direction of travel on the Arlington Bridge from Dufferin Avenue to Logan Avenue will be temporarily closed this Wednesday, December 20 starting at 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. to facilitate street lighting repairs.

Construction begins on new North Centennial Recreation and Leisure Facility spray pad
December 19, 2017 - At an event this morning, Councillor Mike Pagtakhan celebrated the beginning of construction on the new North Centennial Recreation and Leisure Facility spray pad.

Northbound and southbound Pembina Highway between Jubilee Avenue and Stafford Street to be temporarily closed
December 18, 2017 - Northbound and southbound Pembina Highway between Jubilee Avenue and Stafford Street will be completely closed to vehicular traffic starting at 8 p.m. on Friday, December 29 until 4 a.m. on Tuesday, January 2 for installation of bridge girders as part of the Southwest Rapid Transitway (Stage 2) project. Construction will take place around-the-clock during this closure.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service partners with local junior high student and Red River Mutual to bring comfort to kids in emergencies
December 18, 2017 - At an event this morning, Councillor Mike Pagtakhan and Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Chief, John Lane, accepted a donation of 1,000 stuffed animals from Sara’s Safety Friends, a joint initiative between Sara Tabac, the Firefighters’ Burn Fund, and Red River Mutual.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service holiday fire prevention tips
December 15, 2017 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service would like share some tips to help you minimize the risk of a fire in your home and make your holiday season enjoyable and safe.

Amendments to be Proposed to Vehicle for Hire Bylaw
December 11, 2017 - Several amendments to the Vehicle for Hire Bylaw will be proposed for Council’s consideration later this week including a new safety surcharge that would apply to Personal Transportation Providers (PTP) Mayor Brian Bowman announced today.

Southbound Taché Avenue will be temporarily closed between Provencher Boulevard and Despins Street
December 11, 2017 - Starting tomorrow at 7:30 p.m., southbound Taché Avenue between Provencher Boulevard and Despins Street will be closed for the winter for riverbank stabilization work associated with the Taché Promenade project.

Plowing of major streets and bus routes continues today
December 11, 2017 - Crews were out overnight and continue to plow and salt routes today.

Amendments to the 2018 Preliminary Budget Recommendations
December 8, 2017 - After listening to public feedback and presentations from over 40 delegations, several amendments are being proposed by Executive Policy Committee to the initial recommendations contained within the 2018 Preliminary Operating and Capital budget Mayor Brian Bowman announced today.

City ready to respond to invasive, wood-boring beetle that attacks and kills ash trees
December 7, 2017 - Emerald ash borer (EAB) has been found in Winnipeg. Introduced into North America from China, EAB is an invasive, wood-boring beetle that attacks and kills all species of ash trees.

Reminder - Leisure Guide registration for Winter activities starts December 12 and 13
December 7, 2017 - Citizens are reminded that the registration process for Winter 2018 activities will have staggered start dates.

City awards renovation grants to eight community centres
December 7, 2017 - Mayor Brian Bowman announced today that eight City-owned community centres will receive funding for renovations.

City maintains AA (Stable) credit rating
December 7, 2017 - Standard and Poor's has recently affirmed Winnipeg's AA (Stable) credit rating based on a very strong and diversified economy, stable budgetary performance, strong financial management, and robust liquidity.

2017 Winnipeg Wards Boundaries Commission releases final report
December 7, 2017 - Today, the 2017 Winnipeg Wards Boundaries Commission (the Commission) released its final report establishing the boundaries and names of the 15 City of Winnipeg Council wards. The changes take into account future growth, while addressing current, significant population imbalances between wards.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service update: Furby Street apartment block fire
December 5, 2017 - At 10:45 p.m. on Monday, December 4, 2017, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to a report of smoke on the second floor of a three-story apartment block at 489 Furby Street. Upon arrival on scene, crews found a number of residents calling for assistance from their windows.

City releases October 2017 financial update
December 1, 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 $1.7 million as at October 31, 2017, and represents a $1.3 million improvement over the September projections.

City of Winnipeg Recommends Streamlined and Modernized Framework for Vehicle for Hire Industry in Winnipeg
December 1, 2017 - Today, the City of Winnipeg Public Service released a report outlining a recommended regulatory framework for the vehicle for hire industry within Winnipeg, which would take effect on February 28, 2018 when the responsibility formally transfers to the municipal government from the Province of Manitoba.

Last update: December 29, 2017