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2019 May News Releases

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Eagleridge Court Fire

May 31, 2019 - At 3:23 p.m. on May 31, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service crews responded to reports of a fire in a two storey, single-family home in the 0-100 block of Eagleridge Court.

Pride Winnipeg: Downtown road closures

May 31, 2019 - Portions of Winnipeg’s Downtown street network will be closed Sunday, June 2 for the annual Pride Winnipeg parade and festival.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service reminds residents to follow fire prevention strategies

May 31, 2019 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) is reminding residents to follow important fire prevention strategies to reduce the risk of wildland, grass, and brush fires.

City releases Unfunded Major Capital Projects Detail

May 31, 2019 - The City of Winnipeg released its Unfunded Major Capital Project Detail document.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Allegheny Drive Wildland Fire

May 30, 2019 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service battled its second significant wildland fire today.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Wildland Fire

May 30, 2019 - At 1:35 p.m. on May 30 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of a grass and brush fire near the area of Municipal Road and Rannock Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Wildland Fire

May 30, 2019 - At 1:35 p.m. on May 30 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of a grass and brush fire near the area of Municipal Road and Rannock Avenue.

Ferry Road between Silver Avenue and Ness Avenue temporarily closed this weekend

May 30, 2019 - Ferry Road between Silver Avenue and Ness Avenue will be completely closed to traffic from 7 a.m. on Saturday, June 1 until 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 2 for a sewer project.

Get active with the City of Winnipeg for National Health and Fitness Day

May 29, 2019 - It’s time to lace up your walking shoes or dig out your swimsuit because the City of Winnipeg will once again be providing free access to City-run aquatic and recreation facilities during scheduled public use times for National Health and Fitness Day on June 1, 2019.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Burrows Avenue Fire

May 28, 2019 - At 7:28 p.m. on May 28, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service crews responded to reports of a fire in a one and half storey, single-family home in the 700 block of Burrows Avenue.

Statement from Mayor Brian Bowman in Response to Findings Released by the Provincial Government

May 28, 2019 - Today, Mayor Brian Bowman released the following statement regarding the findings released by the provincial government:

Spring clean-up complete

May 28, 2019 - The City's spring cleaning of streets, sidewalks, boulevards, and parks is now complete.

Emergency Paramedics in the Community (EPIC) program to expand

May 28, 2019 - Access to primary health care services for some of Winnipeg’s most vulnerable and chronically ill residents will soon increase as a second Emergency Paramedics in the Community (EPIC) unit is added, announced the City of Winnipeg and Shared Health earlier today.

Mayor Bowman to Represent Winnipeg on National and International Stages

May 28, 2019 - Mayor Brian Bowman will be traveling to Quebec City later today to participate in the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Annual Conference and Big City Mayors’ Caucus Meetings (BCMC), and to Normandy, France in June to represent Winnipeg at events marking the 75th anniversary of the battle of Normandy.

Annual road construction season gets underway

May 27, 2019 - The City of Winnipeg’s annual road construction season is getting underway this spring and a road construction working group has been tasked with considering and recommending ways the City can improve the overall road construction process including greater utilization of 24/7 construction, Mayor Brian Bowman announced today.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Alfred Avenue Fire

May 27, 2019 - At 11:59 p.m. on May 26, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of smoke coming from the backyard of a single family bungalow in the 1000 block of Alfred Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Beeston Way Fire

May 25, 2019 - At 7:04 p.m. on May 25, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service crews responded to reports of a fire in a two-storey duplex in the 0-100 block of Beeston Way.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Selkirk Avenue Fire

May 25, 2019 - At 4:56 a.m. on May 25, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service crews responded to reports of a fire in a vacant one and a half storey house in the 700 block of Selkirk Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service celebrates Paramedic Services Week

May 24, 2019 - Paramedic Services Week 2019 is being held across Canada from May 25 to June 1.

City of Winnipeg spray pads to open starting May 25

May 24, 2019 - The City of Winnipeg will be opening spray pads starting Saturday, May 25, 2019.

Portage Avenue East to close to eastbound traffic from Main Street to Westbrook Street for water main renewal work

May 24, 2019 - Portage Avenue East will completely close to eastbound traffic for water main renewal work from Main Street to Westbrook Street, beginning the morning of Monday, May 27 and continuing through Monday, July 8.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Nairn Avenue Fire

May 23, 2019 - At 8:09 p.m. on May 23, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service crews responded to reports of a fire in a one and a half storey house in the 400 block of Nairn Avenue.

Insect Control Update #2

May 23, 2019 - On Sunday, May 26, 2019, weather permitting, the City of Winnipeg’s Insect Control Branch will commence its tree pest caterpillar control program starting at 9:30 p.m.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Pulford Street Fire

May 23, 2019 - At 10:36 p.m. on May 22, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service crews responded to reports of a fire in two-storey, multi-family home in the 100 block of Pulford Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service asks residents to help reduce the risk of arson

May 22, 2019 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) reminds residents to take steps to reduce the risk of arson.

Westbound Midwinter Avenue between Talbot Avenue and Brazier Street will be closed to traffic on May 23

May 22, 2019 - Westbound Midwinter Avenue between Talbot Avenue and Brazier Street will be completely closed to traffic on Thursday, May 23 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. for Bell MTS underground communications repairs.

City crews begin annual grass mowing program to keep Winnipeg clean and green this summer

May 21, 2019 - Beginning today, approximately 220 mowers will be out mowing boulevards, athletic fields, parks, and other City-owned green spaces.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Wildland Fire

May 21, 2019 - At 12:16 a.m. on May 21, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service crews responded to a report of a grass and brush fire in an open field near Plessis Road, east of the Symington Yards.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Young Street Fire

May 19, 2019 - At 11:21 a.m. on May 19, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service crews responded to reports of a fire in a vacant, two-storey duplex in the 500 block of Young Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Ghent Cove Fire

May 18, 2019 - At 9:44 p.m. on May 17, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of fire in a two-storey home in the 0-100 block of Ghent Cove.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Aberdeen Avenue Fire

May 17, 2019 - At 2:45 p.m. on May 17, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of fire in a two-storey home in the 900 block of Aberdeen Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Selkirk Avenue Fire

May 17, 2019 - At 11:16 a.m. on May 17, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of a fire in a two and a half storey multi-family home in the 700 block of Selkirk Avenue.

Fermor Avenue between Lagimodière Boulevard and Plessis Road to be reduced to one lane in each direction until November

May 17, 2019 - Starting Monday, June 10, Fermor Avenue between Lagimodière Boulevard and Plessis Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction until November for the Fermor Avenue Asphalt Reconstruction and Widening Project.

Winnipeggers invited to take advantage of Sunday/holiday bicycle routes starting this Sunday

May 17, 2019 - Winnipeggers are invited to take advantage of the Sunday/holiday bicycle routes starting Sunday, May 19 until Monday, October 14.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Manitoba Avenue Fire

May 17, 2019 - At 10:33 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service crews responded to reports of a fire in a two and a half storey, multi-family home in the 500 block of Manitoba Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Redwood Avenue Fire

May 16, 2019 - At 1:51 p.m., Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of a fire in a vacant two-storey home in the 200 block of Redwood Avenue.

Public invited to participate in Building Engagement

May 16, 2019 - Building public engagement is part of building a stronger democracy, stronger communities, and a stronger Winnipeg.

Recruitment of City's Next Chief Administrative Officer Moving Forward

May 16, 2019 - Recruitment of the City of Winnipeg's next Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) took another step forward today with the selection of an external consultant to assist the recruitment committee, Mayor Brian Bowman announced today.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Arlington Street Fire

May 16, 2019 - At 5:32 a.m. on May 16, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to a fire in a vacant bungalow in the 1600 block of Arlington Street.

French Language Services Review underway

May 15, 2019 - The City of Winnipeg is inviting residents to help shape the future of French language service delivery in Winnipeg by participating in the French Language Services Review.

Community centres receive renovation grants

May 14, 2019 - Today, Mayor Brian Bowman announced that nine City-owned community centres will receive funding for renovations through the City of Winnipeg's Community Centre Renovation Grant (CCRG) program.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Main Street Fire

May 12, 2019 - At approximately 11:43 a.m. on May 12, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service crews responded to reports of a working fire in a commercial building in the 2500 block of Main Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Haney Street Fire

May 10, 2019 - At approximately 8:56 p.m. on May 9, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of a fire in a single storey residential dwelling in the 600 block of Haney St. West.

2019 Biz Awards Presented By Mayor Bowman

May 9, 2019 - At a ceremony today, Mayor Brian Bowman presented the annual Business Improvement Zones Awards to 16 Winnipeg individuals and organizations that have made contributions to enhance their local improvement zones.

Westbound Portage Avenue East temporarily closed to traffic this Sunday

May 9, 2019 - Westbound Portage Avenue East from Westbrook Street to Main Street will be temporarily closed to traffic from 7 a.m. until noon this Sunday, May 12 for crane work.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Jarvis Avenue Fire

May 8, 2019 - At 10:53 a.m. on May 8, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service crews responded to a monitored fire alarm which had been activated in an industrial business in the 200 block of Jarvis Avenue.

Winnipeg Public Library invites applications for the position of Writer-in-Residence for 2019-2020

May 8, 2019 - Winnipeg Public Library is seeking applications for the 2019-2020 edition of its Writer-in-Residence Program.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Messier Street Fire

May 8, 2019 - At 11:41 p.m. on May 7, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of a fire in an industrial business in the 500 block of Messier Street.

City's Public Works Department to conduct controlled burns in natural areas

May 7, 2019 - The City of Winnipeg's Public Works Department will be conducting controlled burns in various natural areas until June 14, weather conditions permitting.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Westgrove Way Fire

May 7, 2019 - At 9:53 p.m. on May 6, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service crews responded to reports of a fire in a multi-family residential complex in the 0 to 100 block of Westgrove Way.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Machray Avenue Fire

May 7, 2019 - At 8:41 a.m. on May 7, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service crews responded to reports of a fire in a two-storey, single family home in the 500 block of Machray Avenue.

Appointment of Interim Chief Administrators Recommended for Council Consideration

May 7, 2019 - Executive Policy Committee unanimously recommended that Council consider appointing Michael Ruta as the City of Winnipeg's interim Chief Administrative Officer effective May 24, 2019, Mayor Brian Bowman announced today.

Annual residential water meter reading program begins May 8, 2019

May 6, 2019 - The City of Winnipeg’s annual water meter reading program begins May 8, 2019 and will continue until the end of August. City employees will be visiting homes weekdays between 2:30 p.m. and dusk.

City encourages residents to plan ahead for emergencies

May 6, 2019 - The City of Winnipeg is encouraging residents to use Emergency Preparedness Week to learn about planning ahead for emergencies.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Alexander Avenue Fire

May 6, 2019 - At 10:12 p.m. on May 5, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service crews responded to a detached garage fire to the rear of an occupied single-family home in the 700 block of Alexander Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Training Scenario Planned

May 6, 2019 - Today, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., members of the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) will conduct a live HazMat training exercise inside the Interprovincial Co-op (IPCO) facility in the 900 block of Marion Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update

May 5, 2019 - At 4:33 p.m. on May 5, 2019, WFPS crews responded to reports of a fire in a three storey apartment complex in the 500 block of Maryland Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Manitoba Avenue Fire

May 5, 2019 - At 12:22 a.m. on May 5, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to a fire in a second floor suite in a multi-family home in the 600 block of Manitoba Avenue.

City marks Wildfire Community Preparedness Day with public education

May 3, 2019 - Tomorrow, May 4, 2019, is Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, and the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) is encouraging residents to take steps to reduce the risk of wildfires in our community.

Winnipeg’s Spring Curbside Giveaway Weekend just around the corner, May 11 & 12

May 3, 2019 - Are you doing some spring cleaning and have items in good condition that you’ll never use again? Residents are invited to take advantage of this year’s spring giveaway weekend on May 11 and 12, 2019.

City kicking off International Compost Awareness Week with compost giveaway

May 2, 2019 - To kick off International Compost Awareness Week on Sunday, May 5, 2019, the City of Winnipeg is giving away free compost at all three 4R Winnipeg Depot locations.

Last update: May 31, 2019