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2019 January News Releases

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: St. Mary Avenue Fire

January 31, 2019 - At 2:42 p.m. on January 31, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to a fire alarm in a 17-storey high-rise apartment complex in the 500 block of St. Mary Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Bannerman Avenue Fire

January 31, 2019 - At 8:33 a.m. on January 31, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of a fire in a two-storey residence in the 300 block of Bannerman Avenue.

Public invited to an information session for the Southwest Rapid Transitway (Stage 2) project

January 30, 2019 - Winnipeggers are invited to attend an information session to learn more about the 2019 construction activities as part of the Southwest Rapid Transitway (Stage 2) project.

Welcoming Winnipeg: Reconciling our history

January 29, 2019 - Today, the City of Winnipeg is launching Welcoming Winnipeg, an initiative that responds to the national dialogue in Canada to re-examine historical markers and place names to resolve the absence of Indigenous perspectives, experiences, and contributions in the stories remembered and commemorated in Canadian cities.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Sargent Avenue Fire

January 29, 2019 - At 12:51 a.m. on January 29, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of a fire in a three-storey apartment complex in the 700 block of Sargent Avenue.

Take Your Child to the Library Day is February 2

January 28, 2019 - On Saturday, February 2, the Winnipeg Public Library will be celebrating Take Your Child to the Library Day at branches throughout the city with all-day family fun activities, including craft and story stations, special performances, concerts, and scavenger hunts.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: St. Norbert Water Rescue

January 26, 2019 - At approximately 12:00 p.m. January 26, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports that a snowmobile driver had partially broken through the ice on the La Salle River in St. Norbert.

Winnipeg Public Library donating all fines collected this Saturday to the Literacy for Life Fund

January 24, 2019 - In recognition of Family Literacy Day, the Winnipeg Public Library will be donating all fines and fees collected at all branches on Saturday, January 26 to The Winnipeg Foundation's Literacy for Life Fund.

Stay Safe during extreme weather

January 24, 2019 - The City would like to remind residents to take necessary precautions during periods of extremely cold temperatures.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Maryland Street Fire

January 23, 2019 - At 9:10 a.m. on January 23, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of a fire in a three-storey apartment complex in the 600 block of Maryland Street.

Appointments to New Human Rights Committee of Council Adopted by Executive Policy Committee

January 22, 2019 - A motion recommending appointments to the newly created Human Rights Committee of Council as well as other City of Winnipeg boards and commissions was adopted at this morning's Executive Policy Committee (EPC) and submitted for Council's consideration later this month, Mayor Brian Bowman announced today.

Motion Initiates Redtape Reduction at City Hall

January 22, 2019 - A motion to be considered at this morning's Executive Policy Committee (EPC) will seek to identify the top ten most outdated bylaws or regulations ripe for elimination or revision in order to make doing business in the city more efficient, Mayor Brian Bowman announced today.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Maryland Street Fire

January 21, 2019 - At 2:20 p.m. on January 21, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of a fire in a three-storey apartment complex in the 400 block of Maryland Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: London Street Fire

January 19, 2019 - At approximately 10:30 a.m. on January 19, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of an electrical issue in the utility area of a two-storey, multi-family complex in the 800 block of London Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Crews battle two late afternoon fires

January 17, 2019 - At 4:43 p.m. on January 17, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of a fire at an industrial business in the 600 block of Dawson Road North.

Stay Safe during extreme weather

January 17, 2019 - The City would like to remind residents to take necessary precautions during periods of extremely cold temperatures.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Ashburn Street Fire

January 15, 2019 - At 2:15 a.m. on January 15, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of a fire in a single family home in the 900 block of Ashburn Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Crews battle two early Monday morning fires

January 14, 2019 - At 6:23 a.m. on January 14, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of a fire in a three-storey walk-up apartment complex in the 400 block of Maryland Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Cross Creek Place and St. Jean Baptiste Street Fires

January 13, 2019 - At approximately 5:50 p.m. on January 13, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to a report of a garage fire in a single family home with an attached garage in the 400 block of Cross Creek Place.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Ellice Avenue and Augusta Drive Fires

January 13, 2019 - At 4:07 a.m. on January 13, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to a fire alarm in a three-storey walk-up apartment complex in the 600 block of Ellice Avenue.

Residential Parking Ban lifted

January 11, 2019 - The Residential Parking Ban has been lifted.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Burrows Avenue and Wellington Crescent Fires

January 10, 2019 - At 9:26 p.m. on January 9, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of a fire in a single family bungalow in the 500 block of Burrows Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Wellington Crescent Fire

January 9, 2019 - At 9:38 a.m. on January 9, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to a fire alarm in a single family residence in the 800 block of Wellington Crescent.

Declared Snow Route Parking Ban lifted

January 9, 2019 - The Declared Snow Route Parking Ban that was put into effect at 12 a.m., Tuesday, January 8 has now been lifted.

City actively working to address Ombudsman's recommendations regarding Handi-Transit service

January 8, 2019 - Today, the Manitoba Ombudsman's Office released a report outlining recommendations for Handi-Transit service in response to a complaint filed by the Independent Living Resource Centre (ILRC) in February of 2016.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Bowman Avenue Fire

January 8, 2019 - At 11:34 p.m. on January 7, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of smoke in a single family bungalow in the 200 block of Bowman Avenue.

City of Winnipeg snow clearing update

January 7, 2019 - Today, over 200 spreaders and plows are working to clear main routes, bus routes, collector streets, back lanes, sidewalks, and active transportation paths. Crews are also applying salt to roadways to improve traction.

City releases final financial forecast for 2018

January 7, 2019 - The City of Winnipeg's final Financial Status Report for 2018 is forecasting a projected surplus in the tax-supported operating budget (General Revenue Fund) of $14.2 million, as at November 30, 2018.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Sargent Avenue Fire

January 5, 2019 - At 3:44 p.m. on January 5, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of fire in two-storey, mixed-use, commercial and residential building in the 700 block of Sargent Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Furby Street Fire

January 4, 2019 - At 2:47 p.m. on January 4, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to a fire in a vacant three-storey building in the 500-block of Furby Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Manitoba Avenue Fire

January 4, 2019 - At 2:16 a.m. on January 4, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of fire in a residence in the 900 block of Manitoba Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Vincent Street Fire

January 3, 2019 - At 7:01 p.m. on January 2, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of smoke in a side-by-side multi-family residence in the 0-100 block of Vincent Street.

Snowshoe Sundays start January 6 at Living Prairie Museum

January 2, 2019 - Starting this Sunday, January 6, the Living Prairie Museum will be open for Snowshoe Sundays on the first and last Sunday of Janurary and February, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., snowpack permitting.

Pan Am Pool fully reopened following construction and facility upgrades

January 2, 2019 - Pan Am Pool has fully reopened following significant facility upgrades, including audio system replacement and installation of a new acoustic ceiling and lighting above the main pool.

Last update: January 31, 2019