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2018 March News Releases

Northbound and southbound McPhillips Street to be reduced to one lane in each direction between Logan Avenue and Jarvis Avenue
March 29, 2018 - The northbound and southbound directions of travel on McPhillips Street between Logan Avenue and Jarvis Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction starting this Monday, April 2 at noon for sewer rehabilitation work and will continue until the project is complete in late April.

Patio-smoking ban comes into effect April 1
March 28, 2018 - Smoking on outdoor patios at restaurants and bars in Winnipeg will be banned starting April 1.

On-street parking rates to increase by $1.50 beginning April 1
March 27, 2018 - This spring, on-street parking rates will be increasing by $1.50. This change will take approximately six to eight weeks to fully implement beginning April 1, 2018 because each individual pay station needs to be reprogrammed manually.

Lane closures remain in place on McPhillips Street and Leila Avenue as sinkhole repairs continue
March 23, 2018 - Recent lane closures on McPhillips Street and Leila Avenue related to sinkhole repairs remain in place as crews continue to complete repairs.

Winnipeg’s Strongest Days are Here
March 23, 2018 - Four key themes were outlined today by Mayor Brian Bowman in this year’s State of the City address to maintain the city’s strong momentum and continue the city’s positive growth well into the future.

Northbound and southbound Empress Street will be temporarily closed between Wellington Avenue and Sargent Avenue
March 21, 2018 - Starting Thursday at 8 a.m. until Friday at 5 p.m., northbound and southbound Empress Street between Wellington Avenue and Sargent Avenue will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic for building construction work.

All lanes on northbound McPhillips Street closed at Leila Avenue for sinkhole repairs
March 21, 2018 - All lanes on northbound McPhillips Street at Leila Avenue have been completely closed to vehicular traffic effective immediately until repairs related to a sinkhole are completed.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service introduces new Voluntary Transport to Drop-In Shelters Protocol to improve safety for at-risk individuals
March 20, 2018 - Earlier today at City Hall, Mayor Bowman announced that the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS), Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) and three community partner organizations have begun using a new a Voluntary Transport to Drop-In Shelters Protocol to help at-risk individuals stay healthy and safe.

Residents are encouraged to get a handle on leaks during Fix a Leak Week March 19 - 25, 2018
March 19, 2018 - The City of Winnipeg is encouraging residents to check for plumbing leaks during Fix a Leak Week, March 19 - 25, 2018.

North Centennial Recreation and Leisure Facility renamed Sergeant Tommy Prince Place
March 17, 2018 - Today, the North Centennial Recreation and Leisure Facility was officially renamed Sergeant Tommy Prince Place.

City releases 2018 State of the Infrastructure Report
March 16, 2018 - Today, the City of Winnipeg released its 2018 State of the Infrastructure Report, which provides detailed information about the City’s infrastructure as a whole, including the state of existing assets, the assignment of value to needed improvements on existing and future assets, and the remaining service life of current assets.

Windsor Park turns a page with opening of new library
March 15, 2018 - The eagerly anticipated new Windsor Park Library officially opened today at 1195 Archibald Street.

Residential Parking Ban lifted
March 10, 2018 - The Residential Parking Ban has been lifted. The City of Winnipeg wishes to thank all Winnipeggers for their patience and cooperation during the Residential Street Parking Ban.

Find spring break fun at City of Winnipeg facilities!
March 9, 2018 - The City of Winnipeg offers a variety of fun, cost-effective activities for kids and families this spring break.

City launches online tools to provide greater transparency on major capital projects
March 9, 2018 - Today, the City of Winnipeg launched a number of online tools that will help members of the public learn more about how their tax dollars are being invested, as well as the unfunded major capital projects the City is pursuing.

Change your clock, change your smoke alarm batteries
March 9, 2018 - On Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 2:00 a.m., the clocks will "spring ahead" one hour marking the start of daylight savings time. The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service is encouraging citizens to take a moment to replace the batteries and test their smoke alarms when adjusting their clocks for this weekend's time change.

Reminder - Leisure Guide registration for Spring/Summer activities starts March 13 and 14
March 8, 2018 - Citizens are reminded that the registration process for Spring/Summer 2018 Leisure Guide activities will have staggered start dates as follows:

Public invited to provide input on Route 90 improvements
March 8, 2018 - The City is inviting the public to share their input to help develop a preferred design for the widening of Route 90 between Taylor Avenue and Ness Avenue that will build on the recommendations of the 2012 Route 90 Transportation Planning Study (TPS).

Reminder: Residential Parking Ban in effect until Saturday at 7 a.m.
March 8, 2018 - The Residential Parking Ban remains in effect until Saturday morning.

Northbound Hargrave Street between St. Mary Avenue and Portage Avenue to be closed daily from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting March 8 until 29
March 7, 2018 - Northbound Hargrave Street between St. Mary Avenue and Portage Avenue will be closed daily from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting this Thursday, March 8 until Thursday, March 29 (weekdays only), to allow for construction of the pedestrian walkway over Hargrave for the True North Square project.

Citizens encouraged to "Know Your Zone" during Residential Parking Ban beginning tonight at 7 p.m.
March 7, 2018 - A Residential Parking Ban has been declared and will be in effect starting this evening at 7 p.m. as crews shift focus to improving the condition of residential streets. The Declared Snow Route Parking Ban that was put into effect at 12 a.m. Monday, March 5 has now been lifted.

Public invited to review proposed strategies for improving walking and cycling in the East Fort Garry neighbourhood
March 6, 2018 - After receiving and analyzing public input through a workshop and online survey, the East Fort Garry Walk Bike project team developed several proposed strategies for improving livability, safety and walkability in the neighbourhood and is inviting the public to an open house to learn more about the strategies and provide further feedback.

City making progress on snowstorm clean up
March 6, 2018 - Crews continue to make progress on improving the condition of roads and sidewalks throughout the city following yesterday's snowstorm. Back lane plowing began this morning and spot sanding and salting are also underway to improve traction.

Plowing continues; Declared Snow Route Parking Ban remains in effect; Residential Parking Ban will begin Wednesday at 7 p.m.
March 5, 2018 - Crews are continuing the clean up from the snow storm passing through the city. Truck plows were deployed last night and will continue working throughout the day.

Bulletin #1: City of Winnipeg weather related service updates
March 5, 2018 - Due to winter weather conditions, some City of Winnipeg departments are experiencing service delays and interruptions.

Reminder: Declared Snow Route Parking Ban in effect starting tonight at midnight
March 4, 2018 - City crews, salting trucks and truck plows are ready to tackle the weather system forecasted for Winnipeg later this evening, overnight and tomorrow.

Upgrades to St. Vital Centennial Arena benefiting Winnipeg hockey and skating enthusiast
March 3, 2018 - Watching and participating in ice sports and other events at the St. Vital Centennial Arena has become more comfortable over the past four years thanks to $400,000 in investments by the City of Winnipeg.

Declared Snow Route Parking Ban will be in effect starting Sunday overnight into Monday morning
March 2, 2018 - City crews are ready-to-serve and prepared to deal with the snow that is in the forecast for Winnipeg this weekend and next week.

City of Winnipeg: Flood Bulletin #1
March 2, 2018 - In the February Outlook Report, issued on February 23, 2018, the Province of Manitoba advised that the risk of overland flooding is low for most southern Manitoba basins, including the Red and Assiniboine River basins.

City of Winnipeg Spring/Summer Leisure Guide now available
March 1, 2018 - The Spring/Summer 2018 Leisure Guide is now available at all civic indoor pools, libraries and leisure centres, and will be available Saturday at a number of retail locations.

Last update: March 29, 2018