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January 2, 2018


Reminder - Still time to register for Winter Leisure Guide Activities – starting soon!

Released: 11:01 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB - Winter 2018 Leisure Guide activities are starting soon, but there is still time to register. The Leisure Guide offers exciting options for all ages, including a variety of activities to help you get active and healthy.  From Aquatics to Zumba – the Leisure Guide is your one stop shop for winter fun and fitness for the whole family.

The Leisure Guide is available at all civic indoor pools, libraries and leisure centres, and at a number of retail locations. The Leisure Guide can also be viewed online by visiting winnipeg.ca

For your convenience, the City offers a number of ways to register:

leisureonline
Visit City of Winnipeg – leisureonline

If you are having difficulty accessing your account, please call 311.

Call 311
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

In Person
Visit winnipeg.ca or call 311 for in-person registration locations and times.

Related links
City of Winnipeg - Current Aquatic and Recreation services publications

Free family snowshoeing starts this Sunday at Living Prairie Museum

First and last Sunday of each month, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Released: 11:55 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB - Starting this Sunday, January 7 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., the Living Prairie Museum will be open for Snowshoe Sundays on the first and last Sunday of each month through February, weather permitting.

These activity days will be fun for the whole family with free snowshoe rentals. No experience is necessary. Snowshoes are loaned out on a first come, first served basis.

This is a great opportunity for the public to explore the prairie preserve in winter. Participants can visit the interpretive centre to learn all about the animals and plants that call the prairie home, and warm up by the fire.

Admission is by donation.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
For more information, please call: 204-832-0167
Find us on Facebook or Twitter: @livingprairie

*Due to a limited number of snowshoes, we cannot accommodate daycares, schools groups etc. Please call us to book a snowshoe program!

Public invited to view detailed design and construction plans for the Fermor Avenue Bridge over Seine River Rehabilitation and Roadworks project

Released: 12:05 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB - Winnipeggers are invited to attend an information session to view and provide feedback on the detailed design and construction plans for the Fermor Avenue bridge rehabilitation and roadworks project ahead of work expected to begin in spring 2018.

Fermor Avenue between St. Anne’s Road and Archibald Street, including the bridge over the Seine River, is in poor condition and needs to be rehabilitated. Road and bridge rehabilitation, as well as intersection improvements and enhancements to the active transportation network, are planned for the area. Residents will have the opportunity to view the design, learn how feedback from previous engagement opportunities was incorporated, and discuss next steps with City representatives and members of the project team.

Event details
Date: Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Time: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Archwood Community Centre, 565 Guilbault St.

More information
For more information, to fill out a survey, to view the public engagement report, or to view the information session boards online, please visit winnipeg.ca/Fermor.

City continues back-in, angled parking pilot on Bannatyne Avenue during winter months

Released: 12:15 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB - Since July 24, 2017, the City has been testing back-in, angled parking stalls on the south side of Bannatyne Avenue between Rorie Street and Waterfront Drive to increase on-street parking spaces in the Exchange District.

By changing the parallel parking stalls to back-in, angled parking, 10 additional parking stalls were added to this section of Bannatyne.

Feedback was gathered from stakeholders and the public through an online survey during the summer months. The City is now asking for feedback on using back-in, angled parking in the winter through an online survey.

The pilot project is part of a City Council directive to explore innovative on-street parking solutions for the Exchange District with the aim of increasing the available number of on-street parking spots.

It is anticipated the Public Service will provide a recommendation on back-in, angled parking to the Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works in the spring.

More information
For more information, to fill out a survey (available from January 2 to January 15), or to view a map of the changes online, please visit winnipeg.ca/angledparkingpilot.

Water crews working to repair large water main break on Dawson Road North between Marion Street and Lagimodiere Boulevard

Released: 3:50 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB - Water crews are working to repair a large water main break on Dawson Road North between Marion Street and Lagimodiere Boulevard. This water main break was the cause of the closure of Marion Street between Dawson Road North and Lagimodiere Boulevard early this morning.

All lanes on Marion Street between Dawson Road North and Lagimodiere Boulevard, and Dawson Road North between Marion Street and Lagimodiere Boulevard, are open and will be maintained while repairs are being completed. Crews are on site and we hope to complete the repair by the end of the day.

Crews worked quickly this morning to clear the streets of water and sanded and scraped the street before re-opening it to traffic at around 9:30 a.m.

Area residents may notice discoloured water as a result of this water main break. Residents that notice their water is discoloured should:

  • Turn on a cold water tap and let the water run for a few minutes. It is best to use a bathtub tap as there is no screen to trap any sediment.
  • Catch some water in a light-coloured cup. If the water isn't clear, turn off the tap, wait 30 minutes and try again. Discoloured water usually doesn't last long. If the water still isn't clear after waiting two to three hours, contact 311, open 24 hours every day.

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January 2, 2018