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2019 February News Releases

Annual Snow Route Parking Ban lifted

February 28, 2019 - The City of Winnipeg's Annual Snow Route Parking Ban has been lifted effective 7:01 a.m., today, Thursday, February 28, 2019.

Winnipeg Seeking to Appoint its Next Kid Mayor!

February 27, 2019 - Kids between the ages of eight and twelve living in Winnipeg are being invited to apply to become Winnipeg's next Kid Mayor, Mayor Brian Bowman announced today.

Mayor's Scholarship for Community Leadership Now Open for Applications

February 27, 2019 - The application period for the Mayor's Scholarship for Community Leadership is now open and grade twelve students across Winnipeg are encouraged to apply, Mayor Brian Bowman announced today.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Lake Grove Bay Fire

February 26, 2019 - At approximately 11:38 a.m. on February 26, 2019 Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of a fire in a residence in the 0 - 100 block of Lake Grove Bay.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Dawson Road North and Riverton Avenue Fires

February 26, 2019 - At approximately 3:24 a.m. on February 26, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of a fire in a commercial building in the 600 block of Dawson Road North.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Gallagher Avenue Fire

February 19, 2019 - At approximately 2:45 p.m. on February 19, 2019 Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of a fire in a one and a half storey, single-family house in the 2000 block of Gallagher Avenue.

Mayor Bowman to Recommend Appointments to Winnipeg Police Board

February 19, 2019 - Mayor Brian Bowman will be recommending today that Council appoint two new members to the Winnipeg Police and make one reappointment.

Preliminary 2019 City of Winnipeg Budget to be Tabled March 1

February 19, 2019 - The preliminary 2019 Operating and Capital budgets for the City of Winnipeg will be tabled at a special meeting of Executive Policy Committee on Friday March 1, 2019.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service update: Larchdale Crescent Fire

February 18, 2019 - At approximately 1:50 p.m. on February 18, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of a fire in a two-storey single-family house in the 100 block of Larchdale Crescent.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service update: Jarvis Avenue

February 17, 2019 - At 2:05 a.m. on February 17, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of a fire in a two-storey, multi-family house in the 100 block of Jarvis Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service update: Inkster Boulevard & Parr Street - Motor Vehicle Collision

February 16, 2019 - At approximately 10:30 p.m. on Friday, February 15, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic (WFPS) crews responded to a two-vehicle motor vehicle collision near the intersection of Inkster Boulevard and Parr Street.

Millennium Library implementing security screening system

February 15, 2019 - The Millennium Library, 251 Donald St., is implementing a security screening system as of Monday, February 25, 2019 to enhance patron and staff safety, and to continue providing a secure environment for all who visit the library.

Declared Snow Route Parking Ban in effect starting tonight at midnight

February 13, 2019 - In anticipation of forecasted snow expected today and through the evening, a Declared Snow Route Parking Ban is being implemented to accommodate any required plowing operation overnight on main routes, bus routes and collector streets.

City of Winnipeg launches mattress recycling pilot program

February 13, 2019 - The City of Winnipeg, in partnership with Mother Earth Recycling, is launching a pilot program to recycle mattresses.

Residential Parking Ban lifted

February 13, 2019 - The Residential Parking Ban has been lifted.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Sumter Crescent Fire

February 12, 2019 - At 3:18 p.m. on February 12, 2019 Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of a fire in a single family bungalow in the 0-100 block of Sumter Crescent.

S.A.F.E. Family Program launches: Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service partners to provide smoke alarms

February 12, 2019 - Today the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) launched the S.A.F.E. Family (Smoke Alarm for Every Family) Program, which installs smoke alarms in owner-occupied households not already equipped with a working smoke alarm.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Arrowwood Drive South Fire

February 11, 2019 - At 1:55 p.m. on February 11, 2019 Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to a monitored fire alarm in a two-storey, single family home in the 0-100 block of Arrowwood Drive South.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Taylor Avenue, Main Street Fires

February 11, 2019 - At 7:08 a.m. on February 11, 2019 Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to a fire alarm in a 10-storey high-rise apartment complex in the 1300 block of Taylor Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Hamilton Meadows Drive, Main Street, and Maryland Street Fires

February 10, 2019 - At 3:03 p.m. on February 10, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of a fire a two-storey, single family residence in the 0-100 block of Hamilton Meadows Drive.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Portage Avenue Fire

February 10, 2019 - At 7:57 a.m. on February 10, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of a fire in commercial strip mall in the 900 block of Portage Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Aberdeen Avenue Fire

February 8, 2019 - At 7:30 p.m. on February 8, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of a fire in a two-storey residence in the 400 block of Aberdeen Avenue.

Upcoming closure of northbound and southbound Pembina Highway between Jubilee Avenue and Stafford Street from February 15 - 19

February 8, 2019 - Northbound and southbound Pembina Highway between Jubilee Avenue and Stafford Street will be completely closed to vehicular traffic over the third weekend in February to facilitate installation of girders for the new Transitway over the Pembina Bridge.

Residential Parking Ban to take effect Sunday, February 10 at 7 p.m.

February 8, 2019 - Plowing of residential streets will begin Sunday evening to improve the condition of residential streets.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Logan Avenue Fire

February 7, 2019 - At approximately 4:25 p.m. on February 7, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of a fire in a single-storey residence in the 1300 block of Logan Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Downtown Gas Leak

February 7, 2019 - At approximately 11:30 a.m. on February 7, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of a high volume gas leak in the downtown area.

Declared Snow Route Parking Ban in effect starting tonight at midnight

February 4, 2019 - In response to recent accumulations of snow, a plowing operation will begin tonight at midnight on main routes, bus routes and collector streets to improve roadway conditions.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Grant Avenue Fire

February 3, 2019 - At 5:17 a.m. on February 3, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to an alarm in a two and a half storey apartment complex in the 1000 block of Grant Avenue.

Eastbound Pandora Avenue East from Kanata Street to Wabasha Street to be temporarily closed

February 1, 2019 - Eastbound Pandora Avenue East between Kanata Street and Wabasha Street will be temporarily closed at 9 a.m. on Monday, February 4 until Friday, February 8 for sewer work.

City releases year-end financial update for 2018

February 1, 2019 - The City of Winnipeg's Financial Status Report to December 31, 2018 is reporting a surplus in the tax-supported operating budget (General Revenue Fund) of $19.5 million.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Balmoral Street Fire

February 1, 2019 - At 9:53 p.m. on January 31, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of a fire in a two-storey residence in the 500 block of Balmoral Street.

Last update: February 28, 2019