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2018 July News Releases

Northbound McPhillips Street between Logan Avenue and Jarvis Avenue to temporarily close for underpass project

July 31, 2018 - To facilitate ongoing construction on the McPhillips Street Underpass, McPhillips Street between Logan Avenue and Jarvis Avenue will be converted to single-lane operation, operating one-way (southbound only) at all times as of Friday, August 3 at 6 p.m. This will be in effect for several weeks.

Northbound lanes on McPhillips Street between Redwood Avenue and College Avenue temporarily closed for repairs

July 31, 2018 - The northbound lanes on McPhillips Street between Redwood Avenue and College Avenue are temporarily closed while crews complete repairs related to a recent water main break.

New picnic shelter and park improvements at Kirkbridge Park ready for community to enjoy

July 31, 2018 - The City of Winnipeg is officially opening a new picnic shelter at Kirkbridge Park, located at 119 Kirkbridge Dr. The new shelter is part of a larger improvement project at the park which includes new and upgraded pathways, benches and trees.

West End Library renamed Harvey Smith Library

July 31, 2018 - Today, the West End Library was officially renamed the Harvey Smith Library.

Pan Am Pool to temporarily close beginning July 30

July 27, 2018 - The Pan Am Pool will temporarily close beginning July 30 for its regular seasonal maintenance shutdown, which is scheduled to occur until September 9, 2018.

100 of Winnipeg's ash trees to see some Re-Leaf in 2018

July 27, 2018 - Tree Canada, in partnership with BioForest Technologies, has provided a donation that will help the City of Winnipeg combat the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) beetle with a donation of 12 litres of TreeAzin®, a product used by the City to protect ash trees.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service reminds residents to be safe when using fireworks

July 27, 2018 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service reminds residents to obtain their fireworks permits in advance of the upcoming August long weekend.

Southbound Kennedy Street closed between Portage Avenue and Graham Avenue this Friday for Downtown Winnipeg BIZ Night Market

July 26, 2018 - This Friday, July 27 from 9 a.m. until midnight, southbound Kennedy Street will be closed between Portage Avenue and Graham Avenue for the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ Night Market.

Residents can enjoy summer fun at the new Sergeant Tommy Prince Place spray pad

July 25, 2018 - Residents of Winnipeg have a new spot to beat the heat this summer, as the new Sergeant Tommy Prince Place spray pad at 90 Sinclair Street is officially open.

City maintains Aa2 (Stable) credit rating

July 20, 2018 - Moody's has recently affirmed Winnipeg's Aa2 (Stable) credit rating based on disciplined fiscal planning, a diverse economy, and a strong governance and management structure.

City releases Community Trends and Performance Report and 2019 Budget Public Engagement Report

July 20, 2018 - Today, the City of Winnipeg released the annual Community Trends and Performance Report and the 2019 Budget Public Engagement Report, two documents that will help inform the 2019 budget process and support decision-making.

Eastbound and westbound Logan Avenue between King Street and Disraeli Freeway temporarily closed July 22 for paving work

July 20, 2018 - Logan Avenue between King Street and Disraeli Freeway will be will be completely closed to both eastbound and westbound traffic starting this Sunday, July 22 at 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. for paving of the roadway.

Mayor Bowman to Support Motion Recommending Portage and Main Referendum

July 18, 2018 - A Council motion recommending a referendum on the future of Winnipeg’s Portage and Main intersection will be supported by Mayor Brian Bowman.

Slam dunk for Sister MacNamara Park as new basketball court opens

July 16, 2018 - Today, with help from Councillor Mike Pagtakhan, the City of Winnipeg officially opened the new basketball court at Sister MacNamara Park, 780 Ross Avenue.

City begins construction on two cricket fields in La Barrière Park

July 14, 2018 - The City of Winnipeg is constructing two cricket fields with concrete pitches in La Barrière Park. The additions are part of a larger plan that will see improvements to the site’s amenities.

Indigenous youth learn what it takes to pursue careers as firefighters, paramedics and 911 call-takers

July 13, 2018 - Today, Indigenous youth demonstrated newly acquired skills which could pave the way for them to pursue careers with the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service as firefighters, paramedics or 911 call-takers.

Graham Avenue between Main Street and Fort Street will be used for Transit service only starting on Monday, July 16

July 13, 2018 - Starting this Monday, July 16 the section of Graham Avenue between Main Street and Fort Street will be used for Transit Service only and will be completely closed to all other motor vehicles until July 2020.

City of Winnipeg invites residents to come in and cool off during forecasted high heat

July 13, 2018 - The City of Winnipeg invites residents to come in and cool off in civic facilities during regular operating hours, as high temperatures are forecasted over the next few days.

Future location of the new River Heights Library, renamed Bill & Helen Norrie Library

July 13, 2018 - Today, the City officially revealed the location of the future River Heights Library, renamed the Bill & Helen Norrie Library.

City breaks ground on improvements to Durham Park & Agate Park

July 12, 2018 - The City of Winnipeg is breaking ground today on improvements at both Durham Park and Agate Park, which will see new play structures built at each location in the Windsor Park area.

Recipients of Third Annual Mayor’s Scholarship for Community Leadership Announced

July 12, 2018 - Today, Mayor Brian Bowman awarded five recipients with the Mayor’s Scholarship for Community Leadership during a ceremony at City Hall.

Amendments Proposed to Strengthen Multiyear Downtown Safety Strategy

July 11, 2018 - Three amendments will be tabled at this morning's Executive Policy Committee meeting that are designed to bolster the proposed multiyear downtown safety strategy, Mayor Brian Bowman announced today.

Winnipeggers invited to 12th Annual Monarch Butterfly Festival on July 15 at the Living Prairie Museum

July 10, 2018 - Save the date for the Living Prairie Museum's annual Monarch Butterfly Festival, Sunday, July 15th! This event takes place from noon until 4 p.m., rain or shine. Admission is free.

The ideaMILL collaborative technology and innovation space opens at Millennium Library

July 10, 2018 - The City has officially opened a new creative space today called ideaMILL – a collaborative makerspace to support Winnipeg's growing arts, technology and innovation communities, located on the newly-renovated third floor of Millennium Library.

Next taxi lottery will exclusively award licences for accessible vehicles-for-hire

July 9, 2018 - The City of Winnipeg has opened its next round of taxi lottery applications, which will be open exclusively to applicants who intend to operate an accessible vehicle-for-hire.

Portion of St. Mary's Road receives honourary designation of Paramedic Way

July 9, 2018 - Today, representatives from the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service and Manitoba Government & General Employees’ Union, announced the honourary designation of St. Mary’s Road, between St. Anne’s Road and Mager Drive, as Paramedic Way.

City of Winnipeg invites residents to come in and cool off during forecasted high heat

July 6, 2018 - The City of Winnipeg invites residents to come in and cool off in civic facilities during regular operating hours, as high temperatures are forecasted over the next few days.

Arthur Street between McDermot Avenue and Bannatyne Avenue will be temporarily closed Sunday, July 8

July 6, 2018 - Arthur Street between McDermot Avenue and Bannatyne Avenue will be temporarily closed from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. this Sunday, July 8 for crane work.

Winnipeggers urged to ensure they are on the Voters List

July 3, 2018 - In advance of the 2018 City of Winnipeg Municipal and School Boards Election on Wednesday, October 24, the City of Winnipeg has launched an online voter registration tool to improve the accuracy of the Voters List.

Funding partners break ground on The Royal Winnipeg Rifles Memorial expansion project in Vimy Ridge Memorial Park

July 3, 2018 - Today, Mayor Brian Bowman, Council members and representatives from The Royal Winnipeg Rifles Foundation, Winnipeg Foundation and Veterans Affairs Canada broke ground in Vimy Ridge Memorial Park to recognize the start of The Royal Winnipeg Rifles Memorial renovation and expansion project.

Last update: July 31, 2018