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2018 December News Releases

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Woodchester Bay Fire

December 31, 2018 - At 3:29 p.m. on December 30, 2018, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of fire in a single family residence in the 0-100 block of Woodchester Bay.

Stay safe during extreme weather

December 31, 2018 - The City would like to remind residents to take necessary precautions during periods of extremely cold temperatures.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Burrows Avenue Fire

December 30, 2018 - At 5:30 p.m. on December 29, 2018, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service crews responded to reports of fire in a vacant one and half-storey residence in the 600 block of Burrows Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Crews battle three overnight fires

December 24, 2018 - At 1:33 a.m. on December 24, 2018, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of fire in a single-storey residence in the 700 block of Burrows Avenue.

Take a Free Ride on Winnipeg Transit this New Year’s Eve

December 21, 2018 - The City of Winnipeg and Manitoba Public Insurance are helping Winnipeggers to get home safely this New Year’s Eve by offering free transit after 7 p.m.

Grant program aims to improve lighting and enhance pedestrian safety in downtown areas

December 21, 2018 - The City of Winnipeg is accepting applications to the Building Exterior Lighting Grant Program to encourage downtown building owners to invest in lighting that will create a more inviting and safe pedestrian environment.

Give a gift to the environment this holiday season

December 20, 2018 - The City of Winnipeg is reminding residents of ways to keep more items out of the landfill this holiday season.

Changes coming to Handi-Transit in 2019

December 19, 2018 - A new year will bring changes to Winnipeg’s Handi-Transit service including an updated scheduling system for improved service and a refreshed name to include more inclusive language.

Dugald Road closed between Plessis Avenue and Ravenhurst Street on December 20 and 21

December 19, 2018 - Dugald Road will be closed between Plessis Avenue and Ravenhurst Street for urgent water main work.

Find winter fun for everyone in Winnipeg parks

December 19, 2018 - There are numerous opportunities available to enjoy outdoor activities at City of Winnipeg parks and facilities this holiday season.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service holiday fire prevention tips

December 19, 2018 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service would like share some tips to help you minimize the risk of a fire in your home and make your holiday season enjoyable and safe.

2019 Winter Speaker Series at the Living Prairie Museum announced

December 18, 2018 - The Friends of the Living Prairie Museum Winter Speaker Series is set to begin January 15, 2019, and will take place from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. every other Tuesday.

City awards renovation grants to five community centres

December 17, 2018 - Today, Mayor Brian Bowman announced that five City-owned community centres will receive funding for renovations.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: William Avenue Fire and Manitoba Avenue Fire

December 16, 2018 - At 1:09 a.m. on December 16, 2018, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of fire in a two and a half-storey single family residence in the 500 block of William Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Martell Crescent Fire

December 15, 2018 - At 10:22 a.m. on December 15, 2018, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of fire in a bi-level, single family residence in the 0-100 block of Martell Crescent.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Stella Avenue Fire

December 15, 2018 - At 11:02 p.m. on December 14, 2018, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of fire in a one and half single family residence in the 700 block of Stella Avenue.

Times updated for upcoming closures of Carlton Street between Graham Avenue and St. Mary Avenue

December 14, 2018 - The times for the upcoming closures on Carlton Street have been adjusted.

Winnipeg Transit Winter Schedule in effect Sunday, December 16, 2018

December 13, 2018 - Beginning Sunday, December 16, Winnipeg Transit’s Winter Schedule will be in effect on the following routes.

Two upcoming Sunday closures of Carlton Street between Graham Avenue and St. Mary Avenue

December 13, 2018 - Southbound Carlton Street from Graham Avenue to St. Mary Avenue will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic two Sundays in December for tower crane work.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Pritchard Avenue and Robson Street Fires

December 11, 2018 - At 4:36 p.m. on December 11, 2018, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of fire in a one and half single family residence in the 600 block of Pritchard Avenue.

Winnipeg Transit presents the Santa Bus

December 11, 2018 - The Santa Bus is driving holiday spirit starting Wednesday, December 12 until Monday, December 24.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service update: Pembina Highway and Ducharme Avenue - Motor Vehicle Collision

December 7, 2018 - At 12:55 p.m. on Friday, December 7, 2018, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service crews responded to a motor vehicle collision near the intersection of Pembina Highway and Ducharme Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service update: King Edward Street Gas Leak

December 7, 2018 - At 11:21 a.m. on Friday, December 7, 2018, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of a gas leak near the intersection of King Edward Street and Logan Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service update: Edmonton Street Fire

December 5, 2018 - At 8:07 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to an alarm at a 12-storey apartment building in the 400 block of Edmonton Street.

Cross-Canada touring exhibit pîkiskwe-speak comes to Millennium Library

December 5, 2018 - The cross-Canada touring art and film installation pîkiskwe-speak: An Invitation to Conversations in Reconciliation comes to the City of Winnipeg's Millennium Library starting Thursday, December 6, 2018.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Waverley Street Fire

December 5, 2018 - At 1:18 a.m. on December 5, 2018, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of fire in a two and half-storey single family residence in the 200 block of Waverley Street.

Motion to Recommend that Council Freeze Transit Fares for 2019

December 5, 2018 - A motion to be considered at this morning's Executive Policy Committee will recommend that Council freeze 2019 transit fares at 2018 levels Mayor Brian Bowman announced today.

Motion Recommends Full Cost Recovery of Emergency Medical Service Delivery in Winnipeg

December 5, 2018 - A motion to be tabled at this morning's Executive Policy Committee will direct the Public Service to seek full cost recovery from Shared Health Services as part of negotiating a new service delivery contract for emergency medical services in Winnipeg, Mayor Brian Bowman announced today.

Two upcoming weekend closures of northbound and southbound Pembina Highway between Jubilee Avenue and Stafford Street

December 3, 2018 - Northbound and southbound Pembina Highway between Jubilee Avenue and Stafford Street will be completely closed to vehicular traffic over the second and third weekends in December for demolition of the CN Bridge as part of the Southwest Rapid Transitway (Stage 2) project.

Last update: December 31, 2018