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2018 September News Releases

Temporary closure of Harry Lazarenko Bridge between Redwood Avenue and Hespeler Avenue this Sunday

September 28, 2018 - The eastbound and westbound directions of travel on the Harry Lazarenko Bridge between Redwood Avenue and Hespeler Avenue will be temporarily closed from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m., this Sunday, September 30 for regular bridge inspection and maintenance.

Upcoming temporary closure of King Street between Bannatyne Avenue and William Avenue for Nuit Blanche

September 28, 2018 - King Street from Bannatyne Avenue to William Avenue will be closed to all vehicular traffic from 4 p.m. Saturday, September 29 until 4 a.m. on Sunday, September 30 for Nuit Blanche.

Temporary closure of eastbound and westbound Provencher Boulevard between Des Meurons Street and Nadeau Street

September 27, 2018 - Eastbound and westbound Provencher Boulevard between Des Meurons Street and Nadeau Street will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic starting at 6 p.m. this Friday, September 28, until 11 p.m. on Sunday, September 30 for railway crossing repairs.

Northbound and southbound Ferry Road between Portage Avenue and Ness Avenue closed for manhole repair

September 26, 2018 - Northbound and southbound Ferry Road between Portage Avenue and Ness Avenue is closed to traffic for a manhole repair.

Public invited to open house for the Empress Street and Overpass Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Project

September 26, 2018 - Winnipeggers are invited to attend a public open house on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 on the Empress Street and Overpass Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Project.

City asks residents for assistance in locating suitable Christmas tree for City Hall

September 26, 2018 - The City is searching for a large spruce tree for this year’s City Hall Christmas tree display and is asking Winnipeg homeowners to contact us if they are interested in donating their tree.

Winnipeg Public Library announces 2018-19 writer-in-residence

September 25, 2018 - The Winnipeg Public Library has selected Jordan Wheeler as the 2018-2019 writer-in-residence.

City services in the event of a Canada Post work stoppage

September 24, 2018 - The City of Winnipeg would like to advise residents and businesses of changes to City services in the event of a Canada Post work stoppage.

Renovated Pembina Trail Library reopens

September 24, 2018 - The newly renovated Pembina Trail Library, located at 2724 Pembina Hwy, reopened today.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service update: Dawson Road Fire

September 19, 2018 - At 11:16 a.m. on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to a report of a fire at an industrial building in the 500 block of Dawson Road North.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Khalsa Street & Mountain Avenue fires

September 19, 2018 - At 1:36 a.m. on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of smoke in the 100 block of Khalsa Street.

Joint First Responders Scenario Training Planned

September 14, 2018 - On Sunday, September 16, members of the Winnipeg Police Service and the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service will conduct a live training exercise inside the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. As such, citizens will notice a congregation of emergency vehicles in the general area.

Winnipeg Drivers to Enjoy Safer, More Efficient Roadways

September 14, 2018 - Ensuring regional roads are safe and well maintained is crucial to economic growth, facilitating trade and creating well-paid, middle-class jobs.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service update: Henry Avenue Fire

September 14, 2018 - At 11:10 a.m. on Friday, September 14, 2018 Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to a report of a fire at a seven-story apartment building in the 100-block of Henry Avenue.

Public invited to attend Transcona Cemetery Improvement Strategy open house

September 14, 2018 - Winnipeggers are invited to attend an open house for the Transcona Cemetery Improvement Strategy.

Public and vehicles for hire stakeholders asked to weigh in on safety and accessibility

September 14, 2018 - The City of Winnipeg is asking the public and vehicles for hire stakeholders to provide input on the development of safety and accessibility programs, which would be funded through surcharges.

Upcoming temporary closure of westbound Alexander Avenue between King Street and Princess Street

September 13, 2018 - Westbound Alexander Avenue from Princess Street to King Street will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic starting at 9 a.m. this Friday, September 14, until 3 p.m. on Monday, September 17 for manhole repairs.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: McLeod Avenue

September 12, 2018 - At 2:51 a.m. on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to a report of a fire involving semi-trailers in the 900 block of McLeod Avenue.

Nomination Period for 2018 City of Winnipeg Municipal and School Boards Election begins today

September 12, 2018 - The Senior Election Official for the City of Winnipeg will be accepting nomination papers for the offices of Mayor, Councillor and School Trustee, beginning today, Wednesday, September 12, 2018, and ending at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 18, 2018.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Atlantic Avenue Fire

September 11, 2018 - At 8:13 a.m. on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to a report of a fire at a three-storey apartment building in the 200 block of Atlantic Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update

September 11, 2018 - At 7:38 p.m. on Monday, September 10, 2018, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to a report of a fire at a four-storey apartment building in the 200 block of Burning Glass Road.

Upcoming temporary closure of King Street between William Avenue and James Avenue

September 7, 2018 - King Street from William Avenue to James Avenue will be closed to all vehicular traffic this Sunday, September 9 from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. for a water main installation.

Upcoming temporary closure of Sherbrook Street between Wolseley Avenue and Westminster Avenue for Sherbrook Street Festival

September 7, 2018 - Sherbrook Street from Wolseley Avenue to Westminster Avenue will be closed to all vehicular traffic this Saturday, September 8 from 7 a.m. until Sunday, September 9 at 1 a.m. for the Sherbrook Street Festival.

Public Open House for Waverley West ‘B’ Secondary Planning Process

September 7, 2018 - Winnipeggers are invited to a public open house on Wednesday, September 26 for an overview of the draft Waverley West ‘B’ Secondary Plan, and to learn about the process to date.

Accelerated Regional Road Renewal Program Recommended for Approval

September 7, 2018 - An administrative report published today for Executive Policy Committee’s (EPC) consideration next week is recommending approval in principle of an accelerated regional road improvement program that if approved by Council, and other levels of government, would result in over $300 million incremental investment into regional road repairs over the next five years.

Elm Bark Beetle Control Program begins September 10

September 7, 2018 - On Monday, September 10, 2018, the City of Winnipeg is commencing the Elm Bark Beetle Control Program - weather permitting. The program is intended to control elm bark beetles, the carriers of Dutch Elm Disease (DED).

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service update: Provencher Blvd. Fire

September 7, 2018 - At approximately 9:45 p.m. on Thursday, September 6, 2018, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to a report of a fire at a two-storey wood frame commercial building in the 100 block of Provencher Blvd. Upon arrival, crews were met with heavy smoke, flames and high heat.

Public invited to Candlelight Service commemorating the 100th anniversary of the First World War Armistice

September 6, 2018 - Members of the public are invited to attend a Candlelight Service on Wednesday, September 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Field of Honour in Brookside Cemetery, 3001 Notre Dame Avenue. This year the Candlelight Service will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War Armistice.

Brenda Leipsic Dog Park finds temporary home during construction of Southwest Rapid Transitway Stage 2

September 6, 2018 - The Brenda Leipsic Dog Park has reopened at a temporary location at the northwest corner of Parker Avenue and Georgina Street.

Public invited to provide feedback on Residential Infill Strategy Action Plan

September 6, 2018 - The City of Winnipeg is inviting residents to review and provide feedback on the draft implementation action plan for the Residential Infill Strategy at a public open house on Wednesday, September 19, 2018. This action plan builds on actions identified and prioritized through previous public engagement activities.

Enhancements to Bolster the Special Events Marketing Fund Recommended

September 6, 2018 - Two key enhancements are being recommended in an administrative report that would bolster the Special Events Marketing Fund (SEMF) allowing for greater capacity to attract national and international events to Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman announced today.

Living Prairie Museum seeking volunteers to help collect native prairie seeds

September 5, 2018 - The Living Prairie Museum is seeking volunteers to help collect native seeds in some of Winnipeg's prairie habitats.

Mayor Bowman to Recommend City of Winnipeg Employees be Included in Provincial Whistleblower Framework

September 5, 2018 - A motion recommending that City of Winnipeg employees be included within the provincial whistleblower protection framework will be tabled for consideration at next week's Executive Policy Committee meeting, Mayor Brian Bowman announced today.

Winnipeg’s Fall Curbside Giveaway Weekend is just around the corner: September 8 and 9

September 4, 2018 - Winnipeg’s Fall Curbside Giveaway Weekend is coming September 8 and 9, and it is the perfect time to find a new home for your gently-used, unwanted items.

Last update: September 28, 2018