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2018 November News Releases

City of Winnipeg Winter 2019 Leisure Guide Skating and Swimming brochures now available online

November 29, 2018 - The Winter 2019 Leisure Guide Skating and Swimming brochures are now available exclusively online at winnipeg.ca.

Mayor Bowman Makes Additional Council Appointments

November 28, 2018 - Additional Council appointments to various positions and roles were announced today by Mayor Brian Bowman.

Work On Preliminary 2019 City of Winnipeg Budget Underway

November 27, 2018 - A budget working group has been established to begin preparing the 2019 preliminary City of Winnipeg operating and capital budget for tabling as early as February 2019 Mayor Brian Bowman and Councillor Scott Gillingham announced today.

Downtown street closures for the AMM Gala fireworks display

November 26, 2018 - The following temporary street closures will be in place on Tuesday, November 27 from 8:15 p.m. until 8:45 p.m. for the AMM Gala Fireworks display.

Annual Snow Route Parking Ban begins Saturday, December 1

November 26, 2018 - The City of Winnipeg's Annual Snow Route Parking Ban will take effect at 2 a.m. on Saturday, December 1, 2018. Vehicles may not park on streets designated as snow routes between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m.

All lanes on McPhillips Street between Logan Avenue and Jarvis Avenue to be reopened to traffic this Sunday

November 24, 2018 - All lanes in either direction on McPhillips Street between Logan Avenue and Jarvis Avenue will be reopened to traffic on Sunday, November 25. The west sidewalk will remain closed to pedestrians until a handrail is installed.

Opening of West Alexander to East Exchange Corridor expands Winnipeg’s pedestrian and cycling network

November 23, 2018 - Committed to a future of providing transportation improvements and a connected network of pedestrian and cycling infrastructure in Winnipeg, the Government of Canada in partnership with the City of Winnipeg officially announce the opening of the West Alexander to East Exchange Corridor which will expand the pedestrian and cycling network and improve transportation options in Winnipeg for people of all ages and abilities.

Public invited to review plans to complete Princess Street bike connections in Exchange District

November 21, 2018 - Winnipeggers are invited to attend an information session to view and provide feedback on proposed active transportation improvements on Princess Street between William Avenue and Higgins Avenue.

City reports 2018 third quarter financial update

November 21, 2018 - The City of Winnipeg’s third quarter financial status report is forecasting a projected surplus in the tax-supported operating budget (General Revenue Fund) of $9.5 million, as at September 30, 2018.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Selkirk Avenue Fire

November 20, 2018 - At 4:26 a.m. on November 20, 2018, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of fire in a single-family residence in the 700 block of Selkirk Avenue.

Saskatchewan Avenue from Cavalier Drive to Hamilton Avenue to be temporarily closed for roadwork

November 19, 2018 - Starting on Tuesday, November 20 at 7 a.m., Saskatchewan Avenue from Cavalier Drive to Hamilton Avenue will be completely closed to both eastbound and westbound traffic for roadwork.

Yellow Ribbon Greenway Extension to St. Matthews Avenue expands Winnipeg’s pedestrian and cycling network from St. James to Downtown

November 16, 2018 - Today, Councillor Scott Gillingham, St. James Ward, officially opened the Yellow Ribbon Greenway Extension.

Saskatchewan Avenue from Cavalier Drive to Hamilton Avenue to be temporarily closed for roadwork

November 16, 2018 - Starting on Sunday, November 18 at 9 a.m., Saskatchewan Avenue from Cavalier Drive to Hamilton Avenue will be completely closed to both eastbound and westbound traffic for roadwork.

Downtown street closures for film production

November 16, 2018 - The following temporary street closures will be in place on Sunday, November 18 from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. for film production:

City of Winnipeg working to reduce discoloured water occurrences

November 16, 2018 - In an effort to reduce discoloured water events, the City of Winnipeg is changing one of the products used in our water treatment process.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Selkirk Avenue Fire

November 16, 2018 - At 8:25 p.m. on November 15, 2018, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of fire in a single-family residence in the 700 block of Selkirk Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service and Winnipeg Police Service urge caution due to thin ice conditions on city waterways

November 15, 2018 - With temperatures dropping, residents are advised that thin ice conditions are present on Winnipeg waterways, including drainage ditches, culverts, streams, creeks, retention ponds and rivers.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Saturn Bay Fire

November 14, 2018 - At 1:36 p.m. on November 14, 2018, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to a report of fire in a single-family residence in the 0-100 block of Saturn Bay.

Road closures in place for the Santa Claus Parade this Saturday

November 14, 2018 - This Saturday, November 17, 2018, starting at 1:30 p.m. until approximately 8 p.m., numerous road closures will be in place in the downtown to accommodate the Santa Claus Parade.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update

November 14, 2018 - At 7:43 p.m. on November 13, 2018, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to a fire in a side-by-side residence in the 900 block of Wayoata Street. Upon arrival, an offensive attack was launched and the fire was quickly extinguished.

Mayor Bowman to Nominate New Winnipeg Police Board Chair

November 9, 2018 - Mayor Brian Bowman will be nominating a new chair of the Winnipeg Police Board for ratification at the organizational meeting of Council next week.

Residents advised to take measures to protect internal plumbing from freezing

November 9, 2018 - With colder winter weather on its way, the City of Winnipeg is recommending property owners weatherproof their basements or crawlspaces to prevent their internal plumbing from freezing.

Public invited to provide input on Wolseley to Downtown Walk Bike project

November 9, 2018 - The City of Winnipeg is gathering public input for the first phase of the Wolseley to Downtown Walk Bike Project.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Yale Avenue Fire

November 9, 2018 - At 6:23 p.m. on November 8, 2018, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service crews responded a fire in a two and a half-storey structure in the 200 block of Yale Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update 2: Dawson Road Fire

November 6, 2018 - As of 2:30 this afternoon, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews have wrapped up their work at the scene of the Dawson Road Fire.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Dawson Road Fire

November 6, 2018 - At approximately 1:02 p.m. on Monday, November 5, 2018, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Services (WFPS) crews responded to a fire at an industrial business at 500 Dawson Road North.

Executive Policy Committee to focus on positioning Winnipeg for growth while maintaining fiscal discipline

November 5, 2018 - Positioning Winnipeg for growth while maintaining fiscal discipline will be the focus of the newly appointed Executive Policy Committee (EPC), Mayor Brian Bowman announced today.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Pritchard Avenue Fire and Talbot Avenue Fire

November 5, 2018 - At 3:37 p.m. on November 4, 2018, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded a fire in a one and a half-storey structure in the 600 block of Pritchard Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Nichol Avenue Fire

November 4, 2018 - At 8:20 p.m. on November 3, 2018, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of fire in a two-storey structure in the 0-100 block Nichol Avenue.

Curbside yard waste collection season ending

November 2, 2018 - Curbside yard waste collection for 2018 is coming to an end.

City Hall Christmas tree donated by Windsor Park resident

November 2, 2018 - A 45-foot Colorado blue spruce donated by Windsor Park resident Dean Munoz-Perez has been selected as City Hall’s 2018 Christmas tree. The tree will arrive at City Hall on Sunday, November 4.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Maryland Street

November 2, 2018 - At 6:47 p.m. on November 1, 2018, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of fire in a three-storey structure in the 100 block of Maryland Street.

Transit free for veterans, current serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces, and a companion on Remembrance Day

November 1, 2018 - To honour the men and women who have sacrificed for our country, the City of Winnipeg will be offering free transit service on November 11 to armed forces veterans, current serving personnel, including cadets and reservists, and one companion.

Last update: November 29, 2018