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2018 February News Releases

City of Winnipeg's North Centennial Recreation and Leisure Facility receives Outstanding Recreation Facility Award
February 28, 2018 - The North Centennial Recreation and Leisure Facility has won the Outstanding Recreation Facility Award through Recreation Connections Manitoba.

Annual Snow Route Parking Ban lifted
February 28, 2018 - The City of Winnipeg's Annual Snow Route Parking Ban has been lifted effective 7:01 a.m., today, Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

City saves $1.9 million by refurbishing 17 sand spreader trucks
February 28, 2018 - Seventeen newly-refurbished sand spreader trucks have saved Winnipeg taxpayers $1.9 million through Public Works and Winnipeg Fleet Management Agency's innovative approach to truck replacement.

Winnipeggers invited to attend a Smart Cities Challenge panel discussion
February 23, 2018 - The public is invited to attend a panel discussion on March 5, 2018, where a group of Winnipeg’s innovation leaders will discuss their views on what a smart Winnipeg looks like.

Statement from Mayor Brian Bowman on Today’s Outcome in the Raymond Cormier Criminal Trial
February 22, 2018 - Mayor Brian Bowman issued the following statement in response to today’s outcome in the Raymond Cormier criminal trial.

Public invited to information session on the Yellow Ribbon Greenway Extension to St. Matthews Avenue
February 22, 2018 - Winnipeggers are invited to attend a public information session on how the City of Winnipeg proposes to close the gap in the active transportation network to connect the Yellow Ribbon Greenway and protected bike lanes under construction on St. Matthews Avenue.

Taxi license lottery event to select 60 successful lottery applicants to apply for a taxi licenses
February 22, 2018 - On February 23, MNP LLP will conduct the February 2018 Taxi License Lottery on behalf of the City of Winnipeg.

No Kidding, Winnipeg Seeking to Appoint its First Kid Mayor!
February 22, 2018 - Kids between the ages of eight and twelve living in Winnipeg are being invited to apply to become Winnipeg's first Kid Mayor, Mayor Brian Bowman announced today.

Council Approves Appointment of New City Clerk
February 22, 2018 - Mr. Marc Lemoine has been appointed the City of Winnipeg's new City Clerk following approval of his appointment at today's Council meeting Mayor Brian Bowman announced today.

Public invited to provide feedback on draft Athletic Field Review recommendations
February 21, 2018 - The public is invited to attend upcoming open houses to review draft recommendations from the Athletic Field Review, which will help guide the allocation and management of athletic fields in Winnipeg.

Back-in, angled parking on Bannatyne Avenue recommended to become permanent
February 21, 2018 - The public service is recommending that back-in, angled parking on Bannatyne Avenue become permanent and that it be expanded in the Exchange District to optimize the number of available on-street parking spaces.

Windsor Park Library to close for move to new location
February 20, 2018 - Windsor Park Library, 955 Cottonwood Road, will close permanently on Saturday, February 24 at 5:00 p.m. to allow for the move of collections and services to the library's new location.

Second Winnipeg street census to take place April 18
February 16, 2018 - Twenty-six community partners are working together to coordinate and complete Winnipeg's second street census on April 18, 2018. This large-scale, community-based research project will gather information about the extent and nature of homelessness in Winnipeg over a 24-hour period.

Pan Am Pool capital construction project to begin summer 2018
February 15, 2018 - The Pan Am Pool, Winnipeg’s premier aquatic facility, is set to receive a major capital investment beginning in summer 2018, as City officials work to replace the pool’s 51-year-old ceiling, lighting, and public address system.

Public invited to help shape Winnipeg’s Climate Action Plan
February 13, 2018 - The City of Winnipeg is inviting residents to a public workshop to help provide input on actions being proposed as part of Winnipeg’s Climate Action Plan: Planning for Climate Change. Acting for People.

Mayor’s Scholarship For Community Leadership Now Open For Applications
February 13, 2018 - 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.

Northbound and southbound Empress Street will be temporarily closed between Wellington Avenue and Sargent Avenue
February 12, 2018 - Starting today at noon, northbound and southbound Empress Street between Wellington Avenue and Sargent Avenue will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic for building construction work.

City holding North Winnipeg Antenna System Project Public Information Session
February 9, 2018 - The City of Winnipeg is inviting Winnipeggers to attend an information session about the North Winnipeg Antenna System Project.

City opens third 4R Winnipeg Depot
February 2, 2018 - Beginning today, the Panet Road 4R Winnipeg Depot is open for residential customers to drop off items that can be recycled, reused, composted, or resold.

Winnipeggers encouraged to think big as part of Smart Cities Challenge
February 2, 2018 - Winnipeg is a driver of innovation, and the City of Winnipeg is looking for resident input to help make Winnipeg a better place.

Mayor Bowman and The Winnipeg Foundation Announce Funding Contribution for Short-Term Extreme Cold Weather Strategy
February 1, 2018 - Today, Mayor Brian Bowman announced $20,000 in support for a short term extreme cold weather strategy being led by the West Central Women's Resource Centre, Spence Neighbourhood Association and Rainbow Resource Centre. As well, The Winnipeg Foundation has generously committed $30,000 toward this initiative.

February 3 is Take Your Child to the Library Day
February 1, 2018 - Winnipeg Public Library is celebrating Take Your Child to the Library Day on Saturday, February 3, 2018 with craft and story stations, literacy-based games, and special events including magic shows, and family concerts.

Last update: February 28, 2018