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2018 June News Releases

Councillor candidates can officially register for the 2018 Municipal and School Boards Election beginning tomorrow

June 29, 2018 - Individuals seeking election as a City Councillor in the 2018 City of Winnipeg Municipal and School Boards Election can officially register beginning tomorrow.

Residents can enjoy summer fun at the new Freight House Recreation Centre spray pad

June 28, 2018 - Families living in Point Douglas can beat the heat this summer as the new Freight House Recreation Centre spray pad at 200 Isabel St. officially opened today.

Waverley Underpass project area at Waverley Street and Taylor Avenue will be closed July 6 to 9

June 28, 2018 - Waverley Street between Wilkes Avenue and Taylor Avenue will be closed next weekend from July 6 to 9 for railway track reconstruction, required as part of the Waverley Underpass project.

Canada Day weekend road closures

June 28, 2018 - The following road closures will be in effect this weekend for Canada Day celebrations.

City of Winnipeg outdoor pools, wading pools set to open

June 26, 2018 - The City of Winnipeg is inviting residents to enjoy aquatic fun this week as all heated and unheated outdoor pools will open on Friday, June 29, weather permitting.

City of Winnipeg and Shaw reach agreement to provide free Wi-Fi access at City facilities

June 25, 2018 - The City of Winnipeg and Shaw Communications Inc. have reached an agreement that allows public guest access to Shaw's Wi-Fi services in more than 130 civic facilities.

Groundbreaking ceremony celebrates beginning of construction to add memorial features to Kapyong Park

June 23, 2018 - At an event this morning, Scott Gillingham, Councillor for St. James - Brooklands - Weston, officially broke ground on the Kapyong Park improvement project.

Fifteen firefighter recruits graduate from Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service's 10-week orientation and training period

June 22, 2018 - At a graduation ceremony this afternoon, Mayor Bowman was joined by Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) Chief John Lane to formally present badges to the City's 15 new firefighters.

Improvements to facility grounds at Valour Community Centre Orioles site unveiled

June 22, 2018 - The City of Winnipeg is unveiling improvements to the facility grounds at Valour Community Centre Orioles site that include new benches, new community garden beds, and a bike track with unique elements.

New tennis courts and soccer pitch in Thelma J. Call Park causing quite the racquet in Waverley Heights

June 22, 2018 - Committed to improving park amenities in Winnipeg, City Councillor Janice Lukes, South Winnipeg – St. Norbert Ward, and Terry Duguid, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, celebrated the official opening of two newly rebuilt tennis courts and a renovated soccer pitch in Thelma J. Call Park, adjacent to R.H.G. Bonnycastle School located in Waverley Heights at 1100 Chancellor Drive.

Largest road construction season in Winnipeg history kicks-off

June 22, 2018 - With over 200 construction projects planned city-wide, Winnipeg's on track for a record year of road construction during the 2018 construction season.

Thursday Theme Days at the Living Prairie Museum in July and August

June 21, 2018 - Register for a family Theme Day activity at the Living Prairie Museum. Free, family Theme Days take place on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., starting on July 5 until August 23.

City of Winnipeg celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21, 2018 - Today, City of Winnipeg employees will celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day at the City Hall courtyard, located at 510 Main St. National Indigenous Peoples Day recognizes and honours the cultures of First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples.

Norquay Community Centre satellite building renamed Rita Richard Recreation Centre

June 20, 2018 - Today, the Norquay Community Centre’s satellite building located at 5 Beaconsfield St. was officially renamed the Rita Richard Recreation Centre.

Winnipeg's Indigenous Accord Welcomes Additional Partners

June 20, 2018 - Today, over 40 additional local organizations, businesses, groups, and individuals joined the City in their commitment to the ongoing Journey of Reconciliation in Winnipeg by formally becoming partners of Winnipeg’s Indigenous Accord at the second annual signing ceremony, bringing the total number of Accord partners to over 120 and demonstrating a strong community commitment to Winnipeg’s Journey of Reconciliation.

City Libraries kick-off TD Summer Reading Club

June 19, 2018 - Registration for the annual TD Summer Reading Club begins today at all City of Winnipeg Library branches.

City joins iCemetery app to improve access to burial records

June 19, 2018 - The City of Winnipeg is now participating in the iCemetery app, a mobile app utilized by municipalities across Canada, which provides members of the public with an easy-to-use search tool for burial records at cemeteries.

Winnipeg Transit summer schedule in effect Sunday, June 17

June 15, 2018 - The following Transit routes will be operating on a Summer Schedule effective Sunday, June 17, 2018

Chief Peguis Greenway Extension Project from Frog Plain Way to Henderson Highway Breaks Ground

June 15, 2018 - Committed to a future of providing transportation improvements and a connected network of pedestrian and cycling facilities in Winnipeg, City Councillors Devi Sharma, Old Kildonan Ward, and Jeff Browaty, North Kildonan Ward in partnership with the Government of Canada, celebrated the official ground breaking of the Chief Peguis Greenway Extension Project which will expand the multi-use pathway network and improve transportation options in Winnipeg for people of all ages and abilities.

Motorists can expect traffic impacts this Sunday, June 17 during the 2018 Manitoba Marathon

June 15, 2018 - On Sunday, June 17 the public is advised to expect traffic impacts and delays during the 2018 Manitoba Marathon.

City recruits Agents of S.W.A.T. from local Elementary School with launch of 2nd edition educational, action oriented comic book

June 14, 2018 - Today the City of Winnipeg's Insect Control Branch attended Lavallee Elementary School to deliver an educational presentation about insects and to invite students and their parents to join the fight against mosquitoes this season as honorary Agents of S.W.A.T. (Standing Water Action Team).

Public invited to provide input for Route 90 Improvements Study

June 13, 2018 - The City of Winnipeg is inviting the public to view the functional design and provide further input on the widening of Route 90 between Taylor Avenue and Ness Avenue.

Mayor Bowman Seeks Council Direction on United Firefighters of Winnipeg Agreement

June 13, 2018 - A motion giving Council the ability to provide direction to the Public Service on how to implement one part of the new Collective Agreement with the United Firefighters of Winnipeg, Local 867 (UFFW) will be introduced at today's Executive Policy Committee Mayor Brian Bowman announced today.

Westwood Library celebrates 50 years

June 12, 2018 - The City of Winnipeg’s Westwood Library (66 Allard Ave) celebrated 50 years of serving the community on June 1, 2018.

City of Winnipeg partners with Government of Manitoba on data sharing pilot project

June 8, 2018 - The City of Winnipeg and Government of Manitoba have started a pilot program that will see the City host provincial data on its open data portal.

Winnipeg Committee for Safety launches Please Slow Down lawn sign campaign

June 8, 2018 - Recognizing that residential speeding is a concern for many citizens, the Winnipeg Committee for Safety (WCFS), a citizen-advisory committee to City Council, will be launching the Please Slow Down lawn sign campaign on Friday, June 8, 2018.

Emerald ash borer control program commences

June 8, 2018 - On Monday, June 11, 2018 weather permitting, the City of Winnipeg's Insect Control Branch will commence its emerald ash borer control program.

Arlington Bridge to be temporarily closed

June 8, 2018 - The Arlington Bridge will be temporarily closed from Logan Avenue to Dufferin Avenue, starting at 6 a.m. on Saturday, June 9 until Sunday, June 10 at 8 p.m. to facilitate bridge inspection and regular maintenance.

Winnipeg Transit to add more Inspectors to improve operator and passenger safety

June 7, 2018 - Winnipeg Transit will be adding five new Transit Inspectors on-street and on buses immediately as part of its ongoing commitment to improving operator and passenger safety.

Negotiated agreement with MGEU recommended for approval

June 7, 2018 - Next week, Executive Policy Committee (EPC) will consider ratification of a negotiated agreement between the City of Winnipeg and the Manitoba Government & General Employees’ Union, The Paramedics of Winnipeg, Local 911 (MGEU).

Winnipeg Arts and Culture Industry Key to City's Success: Bowman

June 7, 2018 - In his fourth address to a sold out crowd attending the 12th annual Winnipeg Arts Council Awards and Luncheon, Mayor Brian Bowman expressed his continued support for the arts and culture industry and outlined the economic benefits of investing in the industry.

Executive Policy Committee to consider multi-year budgeting

June 7, 2018 - A report being considered by Executive Policy Committee next week, is recommending a new approach to Council's approving of the City's budget that would authorize planned expenditures and anticipated revenues on a four-year cycle. The report recommends adopting the new budgeting practice in time for the 2020 budget year.

Edmonton Street closed between Portage Avenue and Graham Avenue every Thursday for Downtown Winnipeg Farmers Market

June 6, 2018 - Starting this Thursday, June 7, and every Thursday until Thursday, September 27, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Edmonton Street will be closed between Portage Avenue and Graham Avenue for the Downtown Winnipeg Farmers Market.

Winnipeg Reconciliation Efforts Highlighted In Annual Report

June 6, 2018 - Significant reconciliation efforts undertaken by partners to Winnipeg’s Indigenous Accord and outlined in an annual report to be discussed at today’s Executive Policy Committee meeting underscore a strong commitment toward advancing reconciliation and implementing many Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Calls to Action, Mayor Bowman said today.

Public invited to provide feedback on potential route options for the Eastern Rapid Transit Corridor

June 5, 2018 - The City of Winnipeg is inviting residents to review and provide feedback on potential route options for the Eastern Rapid Transit Corridor at a series of public open houses from Monday, June 18 to Thursday, June 21, 2018.

Sargent Avenue between Empress Street and Strathcona Street closed June 6 to 7

June 5, 2018 - Sargent Avenue between Empress Street and Strathcona Street will be completely closed to eastbound and westbound traffic starting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6 for a railway crossing repair. Sargent Avenue will reopen at 12:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 7.

Northbound and southbound William R. Clement Parkway to be to be temporarily closed

June 5, 2018 - The northbound and southbound directions of travel on William R. Clement Parkway between Grant Avenue and Roblin Boulevard will be temporarily closed starting Wednesday, June 6 at 7 p.m. until 4:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 7 for film production.

Winnipeg Folk Festival and the City of Winnipeg team up for a second year of Folk Fest at 510

June 5, 2018 - The Winnipeg Folk Festival and the City of Winnipeg are teaming up once again for the second edition of Folk Fest at 510, a summer concert series happening on Wednesdays starting June 6 through August 29.

Spring clean up complete

June 4, 2018 - The City's spring cleaning of streets, sidewalks and boulevards is now complete.

City unveils Assiniboia Residential School Display

June 4, 2018 - The City of Winnipeg unveiled a nine panel display about the Assiniboia Residential School to provide residents an opportunity to learn about a local Residential School, with a goal of renewed perspectives and understandings to strengthen relationships with Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in the community.

Southbound Cumberland Avenue between Hargrave Street and Donald Street will be closed to traffic from June 4 until July 27

June 1, 2018 - Southbound Cumberland Avenue between Hargrave Street and Donald Street will be closed for roadway construction from 7 a.m. on Monday, June 4 until Friday, July 27.

Last update: June 29, 2018