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2019 March News Releases

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Main Street Fire

March 30, 2019 - At 1:32 a.m. on Saturday, March 30, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service crews responded to reports of a fire in a mixed use, commercial, and residential structure in the 1400 block of Main Street.

City of Winnipeg: Flood Bulletin #1

March 29, 2019 - In a news release issued on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, the Province of Manitoba forecasted that, with favourable weather, slightly less than 2009 flood levels on the Red River could be expected. With unfavourable weather and with the use of the floodway, water levels at the James Avenue gauge could reach 20.5 feet.

City of Winnipeg statement regarding negotiations with ATU 1505

March 28, 2019 - The City of Winnipeg has been in contract negotiations with Amalgamated Transit Union 1505 (ATU 1505) since January 4, 2019.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Maryland Street Fires

March 28, 2019 - Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to two fires on Maryland Street this morning.

Community celebrates grand opening of new indoor splash pad at renovated Seven Oaks Pool

March 28, 2019 - Today, members of the community celebrated the grand opening of the City of Winnipeg’s new indoor splash pad at the renovated Seven Oaks Pool (444 Adsum Dr.).

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Pembina Highway Fire

March 26, 2019 - At 11:15 a.m. on March 26, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports that a vehicle hit a commercial building in the 1500 block of Pembina Highway, subsequently setting the building on fire.

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

March 26, 2019 - At 10:45 p.m. on March 25, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of a fire in a vacant single-storey home in the 200 block of Battery Street.

Register tomorrow for spring and summer swimming lessons at Seven Oaks Pool

March 25, 2019 - Renovations to the Seven Oaks Pool (444 Adsum Dr.) are nearing completion and registration for spring and summer swimming lessons will be accepted beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 26.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Powers Street Fires

March 25, 2019 - Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to two unrelated fires in the 1000 block of Powers Street this morning.

Learn how to create habitat at home: Register for a Prairie Planting Workshop

March 25, 2019 - Registration is open for Prairie Planting Workshops at the Living Prairie Museum.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Pacific Avenue West Fire

March 23, 2019 - At approximately 4:01 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of a fire in a one and a half storey home in the 1500 block of Pacific Avenue West.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Manitoba Avenue Fire

March 23, 2019 - At 11:21 p.m. on March 22, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of a fire in a multi-family home in the 400 block of Manitoba Avenue.

Thirteen paramedics achieve the highest level of training available in Manitoba

March 22, 2019 - At a graduation ceremony this morning, the City of Winnipeg and partners celebrated the success of the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service's 13 new Advanced Care Paramedics (ACP).

Mayor Bowman to Participate in Taiwan Smart City Conference, Promote Winnipeg to the World

March 21, 2019 - Mayor Brian Bowman along with Councillor John Orlikow (River Heights) and Marshall Ring, Chief Executive Officer of the Manitoba Technology Accelerator, will be participating the 2019 Smart City Summit and Expo in Taipei, Taiwan next week where they will also be promoting Winnipeg's many business advantages.

Committee Appointed to Recruit and Recommend City's Next Chief Administrative Officer

March 21, 2019 - Today, Mayor Brian Bowman announced the composition of a committee tasked with recruiting and recommending the appointment of the City of Winnipeg's next Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).

Council Votes to Adopt Preliminary 2019 Operating and Capital Budgets

March 20, 2019 - Council voted today to adopt the 2019 preliminary operating and capital budgets for the City of Winnipeg by a vote of 11-5.

City of Winnipeg first responders urge caution due to thin ice conditions on city waterways

March 20, 2019 - With warmer weather finally arriving, residents are advised that thin ice conditions are becoming present on Winnipeg waterways, including drainage ditches, culverts, streams, creeks, retention ponds, and rivers.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Beverley Street Fire

March 19, 2019 - At 7:26 p.m. on March 19, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of a fire in a two-storey home in the 700 block of Beverley Street.

Statement from Mayor Brian Bowman in Response to the Release of the 2019 Federal Budget

March 19, 2019 - Today, Mayor Brian Bowman released the following statement regarding the 2019 Federal Budget.

Amendments to the 2019 Preliminary Budget Approved by Executive Policy Committee for Council's Consideration

March 19, 2019 - A number of amendments to the preliminary 2019 operating and capital budget were approved today by the Executive Policy Committee (EPC) for consideration by Council at their special meeting tomorrow to consider the budget.

Spring maintenance activities underway in Winnipeg

March 19, 2019 - As temperatures rise, City of Winnipeg crews are hard at work undertaking a variety of street maintenance work and flood preparation.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Hartford Avenue Fire

March 16, 2019 - At 6:05 p.m. on March 16, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service crews responded to reports of a fire in a single family bungalow in the 200 block of Hartford Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Alfred Avenue Fire

March 16, 2019 - At 3:27 a.m. on March 16, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews on the way from another call came across and reported a working fire in a vacant home in the 800 block of Alfred Avenue.

City of Winnipeg seeks public input for two transit projects

March 15, 2019 - The City of Winnipeg is kicking off two major transit projects today and inviting Winnipeggers to share their input over the next month.

Mayor Bowman Provides Update on City, Outlines Vision to Make Winnipeg Destination for Human Rights

March 15, 2019 - In his first State of the City Address since being re-elected in October 2018, Mayor Brian Bowman provided an update on the city’s population growth, the proposed 2019 budget, infrastructure challenges, and outlined his vision to make Winnipeg an international destination for human rights.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update Jefferson Avenue Fire

March 14, 2019 - At 10:35 a.m. on March 14, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of smoke in a home in the 800 block of Jefferson Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Nassau Street South Fire

March 12, 2019 - At 2:25 p.m. on March 12, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of smoke in a home in the 600 block of Nassau Street South.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: McPhillips Street Fire

March 12, 2019 - At 2:54 a.m. on March 12, 2019 Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of a fire in a two-storey house in the 700 block of McPhillips Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Wildwood Park Fire

March 10, 2019 - At 12:02 p.m. on March 10, 2019 Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of a fire in a single family home in Wildwood Park.

City of Winnipeg Spring/Summer 2019 Leisure Guide now available

March 8, 2019 - The Spring/Summer 2019 Leisure Guide is now available at all civic indoor pools, libraries and leisure centres, and will be available Saturday at a number of retail locations.

Change your clock, change your smoke alarm batteries

March 8, 2019 - On Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 2 a.m., the clocks will "spring ahead" one hour marking the start of daylight savings time.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Hamilton Avenue Fire

March 7, 2019 - At 5:42 p.m. on March 6, 2019 Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to a fire alarm in a six-storey apartment block in the 400 block of Hamilton Avenue.

A new chapter for Transcona Library as new location opens

March 7, 2019 - The new Transcona Library officially opened today at 1 Transcona Blvd.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Hamilton Avenue Fire

March 6, 2019 - At 5:42 p.m. on March 6, 2019 Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to a fire alarm in a six-storey apartment block in the 400 block of Hamilton Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: McDermot Avenue West Fire

March 6, 2019 - At 3:08 a.m. on March 6, 2019 Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of a fire in a two-storey house in the 1400 block of McDermot Avenue West.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Alexander Avenue Fire

March 5, 2019 - At 1:23 a.m. on March 5, 2019 Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of a fire in a one and a half storey house in the 900 block of Alexander Avenue.

Public safety key priority in 2019 preliminary budgets

March 1, 2019 - The 2019 preliminary budgets propose significant investments in both the Winnipeg Police Service as well as the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service whose combined budgets represent 45 percent of the overall tax supported budget.

Reducing combined sewer overflow events supported in 2019 preliminary budget

March 1, 2019 - The 2019 preliminary budgets propose to invest $31 million this year into the city’s combined sewer overflow and basement flood management strategy as part of a $169 million six-year plan to reduce basement flooding and reduce combined sewer overflow events.

Get smart, Winnipeg!

March 1, 2019 - Restructuring the existing Corporate Support Services department to create an individual department of Innovation, Transformation, and Technology will help prioritize and support the City of Winnipeg’s efforts to build and operate smarter and more efficiently Mayor Brian Bowman said today.

Next step in electrification of Transit’s bus fleet proposed in preliminary 2019 budgets

March 1, 2019 - The 2019 preliminary budgets allow the next step to be taken in the future electrification of the City of Winnipeg’s transit fleet by proposing a $1 million investment to study how best to facilitate its implementation including a budget estimate for the purchase of 12 to 20 battery-electric buses.

Low income bus pass among key public transit investments proposed in preliminary 2019 budgets

March 1, 2019 - Introducing Winnipeg’s first low income bus pass together with other key initiatives and investments proposed in the 2019 preliminary operating and capital budgets will help make the city’s public transit system more affordable, safe, and convenient Mayor Brian Bowman said today.

Community centres take centre stage in preliminary 2019 budgets

March 1, 2019 - Additional capital support proposed in the preliminary 2019 budgets allow community centres to take centre stage by more than doubling funding available through the Community Centre Renovation Grant Program (CCRGP).

Better winter maintenance of active transportation a focus in 2019 preliminary budgets

March 1, 2019 - The 2019 preliminary budgets propose to invest approximately $432,000 additional funds to better maintain the city’s active transportation network during the upcoming winter as part of almost $35 million budgeted for snow removal and ice control in 2019.

2019 preliminary operating and capital budgets respond to provincial funding uncertainty with balance, accountability

March 1, 2019 - The 2019 preliminary operating and capital budgets for the City of Winnipeg tabled at a special Executive Policy Committee meeting today respond to provincial funding uncertainty with a balanced and accountable approach Mayor Brian Bowman said today.

Fourteen primary care paramedic recruits graduate from Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service’s six-week orientation and training class

March 1, 2019 - At a graduation ceremony this afternoon, Councillor Vivian Santos, Acting Deputy Mayor attending on behalf of Mayor Brian Bowman, was joined by Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) Chief, John Lane, to celebrate the success of the City's 14 newest primary care paramedics (PCPs).

Last update: April 1, 2019