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2019 June News Releases

T-33 jet soars over Woodhaven Park again

June 30, 2019 - The RCAF jet that was originally gifted to the City of St. James and displayed in Woodhaven Park to commemorate Canada’s Centennial in 1967 has been restored to its new glory.

New washrooms now open to the public in La Barriere Park

June 29, 2019 - The newly constructed four season washrooms located in La Barriere Park are now open to the public.

Winnipeg Transit adds pass-up and on-time performance data to City’s Open Data portal

June 28, 2019 - As part of the City of Winnipeg’s ongoing commitment to openness and transparency, and as part of its ongoing efforts to improve Transit service for its valued passengers, Winnipeg Transit has added pass-up and on-time performance data to the City’s Open Data portal.

Eastbound Higgins Avenue between Princess Street and King Street temporarily closed

June 28, 2019 - Higgins Avenue will be closed to eastbound traffic, from Princess Street to King Street, starting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 2 until August 16 for street construction and maintenance.

Northbound and southbound Memorial Boulevard temporarily closed for road reconstruction

June 28, 2019 - Northbound and southbound Memorial Boulevard, from York Avenue to Broadway, will be temporarily closed from Monday, July 1 until Thursday, September 5 for road reconstruction.

Arlington Bridge temporarily closed on July 1 and 2

June 28, 2019 - The Arlington Bridge will be temporarily closed from Logan Avenue to Dufferin Avenue, from 11 p.m. on Monday, July 1 to noon on Tuesday, July 2 to facilitate film production.

City of Winnipeg invites residents to come in and cool off during forecasted high heat

June 28, 2019 - The City of Winnipeg invites residents to come in and cool off in civic facilities during regular operating hours, as high temperatures are forecasted over the next few days.

Get ready to set sail on the new play structure in Harbourview Park

June 27, 2019 - Members of the community welcomed a new play structure in Harbourview Park at a grand opening event today.

Thursday Theme Days at the Living Prairie Museum in July and August

June 27, 2019 - Residents are invited to attend free, family programming at the Living Prairie Museum, 2795 Ness Ave., on Thursdays this summer.

Street closures in effect for Winnipeg's Canada Day celebrations

June 27, 2019 - Starting at 6 a.m. this Sunday, June 30 until 2 a.m. on Tuesday, July 2, the following street closures will be in place for Canada Day events:

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Pritchard Avenue Fire

June 27, 2019 - At 9:42 p.m. on June 26, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service crews responded to reports of a fire in a one and a half storey home on Pritchard Avenue.

Edmonton Street temporary closures this summer for the Downtown Winnipeg Night Market

June 26, 2019 - Edmonton Street will be temporarily closed between Portage Avenue and Graham Avenue for the Downtown Winnipeg Night Market on the following days this summer.

City of Winnipeg outdoor pools, wading pools set to open

June 25, 2019 - The City of Winnipeg is inviting residents to enjoy aquatic fun this week as all heated and unheated outdoor pools will open on Friday, June 28, weather permitting.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Alfred Avenue Fire

June 25, 2019 - At 2:58 a.m. on June 25, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service crews responded to a monitored alarm in a vacant four-storey apartment building in the 100 block of Alfred Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: St. John's Avenue Fire

June 22, 2019 - At 5:42 p.m. on June 22, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a two-storey single family home in the 300 block of St. Johns Avenue.

City celebrates grand opening of Kapyong Park with features remembering soldiers who fought in Battle of Kapyong

June 22, 2019 - At an event this morning, Mayor Brian Bowman and Councillor Scott Gillingham, St. James, with members of the Second Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (2PPCLI) and Mayor Kim Sungki of Gapyeong, South Korea, recognized the official grand opening of Kapyong Park following the addition of memorial features remembering soldiers who fought in the Battle of Kapyong during the Korean War.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Henderson Highway Fire

June 22, 2019 - At 9:15 p.m. on June 21, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in an 11-storey apartment block in the 1000 block of Henderson Highway.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service reminds residents to be safe when using fireworks

June 21, 2019 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) reminds residents to obtain their fireworks permits in advance of the upcoming July long weekend.

City of Winnipeg celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21, 2019 - Today, City of Winnipeg employees will celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day. This day recognizes and honours the cultures of First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples.

Taché Avenue to be temporarily closed this Monday

June 21, 2019 - Northbound and southbound Taché Avenue between de La Cathédrale Avenue and Despins Street will be temporarily closed this Monday, June 24 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. for a special event.

Smith Street to be closed on special event dates this summer

June 20, 2019 - Northbound Smith Street from Ellice Avenue to Notre Dame Avenue will be temporarily closed from 4 p.m. until 1 a.m. on the dates listed below for special events to be held in the Odeon Triangle park on Burton Cummings Theatre event nights.

Next Kid Mayor of Winnipeg Appointed

June 20, 2019 - Sadie Armstrong has been selected by an external panel of judges as the next Kid Mayor of Winnipeg, Mayor Brian Bowman announced today.

Northbound King Street closed this weekend for the Jazz Festival

June 20, 2019 - Northbound King Street between Bannatyne Avenue and William Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic from Friday, June 21 at 6 p.m. to Monday, June 24 at 5 a.m. for the Jazz Festival.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Agnes Street Fire

June 19, 2019 - At 1:03 p.m. on June 19, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service crews responded to reports of a fire in the 600 block of Agnes Street.

Winnipeggers invited to vote on decorative panels at Stadium Station

June 19, 2019 - Winnipeg Transit plans to install six large panels with graphics to decorate Stadium Station, located beside Investors Group Field at the University of Manitoba, as part of the Southwest Transitway project.

City libraries kick-off TD Summer Reading Club

June 18, 2019 - Registration for the annual TD Summer Reading Club begins today at all Winnipeg Public Library branches.

Winnipeg's Indigenous Accord welcomes additional partners

June 18, 2019 - Today, over 20 additional local organizations, businesses, groups, and individuals joined the City and the other 119 signatories in their commitment to the ongoing Journey of Reconciliation in Winnipeg by formally becoming partners of Winnipeg’s Indigenous Accord at the third annual signing ceremony, bringing the total number of Accord partners to over 140 and demonstrating a strong community commitment to Winnipeg’s Journey of Reconciliation.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Knowles Avenue Fire

June 15, 2019 - At 9:12 a.m. on June 15, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a single- family bungalow in the 2500-block of Knowles Avenue.

Insect Control Update #3

June 14, 2019 - Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) management program commences for the season

Winnipeg Transit Summer Schedule in effect June 16

June 14, 2019 - The following Transit routes will be operating on a Summer Schedule effective Sunday, June 16, 2019.

Motorists can expect traffic impacts this weekend for the 2019 Manitoba Marathon

June 14, 2019 - This weekend members of the public are advised to expect traffic impacts and delays for the 2019 Manitoba Marathon. Motorists are advised to allow additional travel time and to detour via Kenaston Boulevard instead of using Pembina Highway.

City Hall welcomes un-bee-lievable guests

June 13, 2019 - Have you heard the latest buzz at City Hall?

Upcoming temporary closure of King Street between Bannatyne Avenue and William Avenue this Saturday

June 13, 2019 - King Street from Bannatyne Avenue to William Avenue will be closed to all vehicular traffic from 6 a.m. Saturday, June 15 until 10 p.m. for a 3-on-3 basketball tournament.

Winnipeggers asked to provide feedback on new Marion Street transportation study

June 13, 2019 - The City of Winnipeg is planning to undertake a new transportation study that will identify potential cost-effective improvements to safety, transportation, access, and community development and livability on Marion Street from Lagimodiere Boulevard to St. Mary’s Road.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Ross Avenue Fire

June 12, 2019 - At approximately 5:30 p.m. on June 12, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service crews responded to reports of a fire in a two and a half storey rooming house in the 500 block of Ross Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Stella Avenue Fire

June 12, 2019 - At 10:08 p.m. on June 11, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service crews responded to multiple 911 reports of a fire in a vacant one-and-a-half storey house in the 600 block of Stella Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Kylemore Avenue Fire

June 11, 2019 - At 8:52 p.m. on June 10, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service crews responded to reports of a fire in a vacant bungalow in the 700 block of Kylemore Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Ross Avenue Fire

June 10, 2019 - At approximately 4:10 a.m. on June 10, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service crews responded to reports of a fire in a single-storey, multi-family home in the 600 block of Ross Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service reminds residents to follow fire prevention strategies

June 7, 2019 - With hot, dry conditions combined with high winds, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) is once again reminding residents to follow important fire prevention strategies to reduce the risk of wildland, grass, and brush fires.

Unique pilot coming to Living Prairie Museum

June 7, 2019 - A flock of hungry sheep will soon call Winnipeg's Living Prairie Museum their temporary home.

Public invited to provide input on taxi pre-payment pilot

June 7, 2019 - The City of Winnipeg is inviting residents to provide input on an upcoming pilot that will require taxi passengers to pay a portion of their fare at the beginning of their trip, during certain days and times.

Ellice Avenue temporarily closed to traffic on June 8, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the Ellice Street Festival

June 6, 2019 - Ellice Avenue between Sherbrook Street and Langside Street will be closed to traffic on Saturday, June 8, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the Ellice Street Festival.

Princess Street between James Avenue and William Avenue will be closed to traffic June 8 to 10, for film production

June 6, 2019 - Princess Street between James Avenue and William Avenue will be closed to traffic from 11 p.m. on Saturday, June 8 until 4 a.m. on Monday, June 10, for film production.

Winnipeg Transit begins outfitting its entire fleet with operator safety shields

June 6, 2019 - As part of the City of Winnipeg's ongoing commitment to operator safety, bus operator safety shields are now being installed on all 630 Winnipeg Transit buses.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Wellington Avenue

June 6, 2019 - At approximately 5:30 a.m. on June 6, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of smoke at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel at 1999 Wellington Avenue.

Street closures for the Transcona Hi Neighbour Festival

June 5, 2019 - The following temporary street closures will be in place from Thursday, June 6 at 6 p.m. until Sunday, June 9 at 11 p.m., for the Transcona Hi Neighbour festival.

Upcoming temporary closure of King Street between McDermot Avenue and William Avenue

June 5, 2019 - King Street from McDermot Avenue to William Avenue will be closed to all vehicular traffic from 6 p.m. Friday, June 7 until noon on Sunday, June 9 for the 1919 Centennial Concert.

Edmonton Street closed between Portage Avenue and Graham Avenue Thursdays for Downtown Winnipeg Farmers Market

June 5, 2019 - Starting this Thursday, June 6, and every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until the end of August, Edmonton Street will be closed between Portage Avenue and Graham Avenue for the Downtown Winnipeg Farmers Market.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Wildland fires south of Perimeter Highway

June 4, 2019 - At 4:25 p.m. on June 4, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a large grass fire just south of the Perimeter Highway.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Wildland fires

June 3, 2019 - Over the weekend, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to a number of wildland fires, including significant ones on Murdock Road and in the Assiniboine Forest.

Tree pest caterpillar control program continues

June 3, 2019 - Today, June 3, 2019, weather permitting, the City of Winnipeg’s Insect Control Branch will continue its tree pest caterpillar control program.

City releases 2019 First Quarter Financial Status Report and Forecast

June 3, 2019 - The City of Winnipeg’s first quarterly financial status report and forecast is forecasting a projected deficit in the tax-supported operating budget (General Revenue Fund) of $9.8 million, as at March 31, 2019.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Manitoba Avenue and wildland fires

June 2, 2019 - At 10:50 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a two and a half storey house in the 500 block of Manitoba Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update 2: Wildland fires

June 1, 2019 - It is the responsibility of all residents to help prevent wildland fires.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Wildland fires

June 1, 2019 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to a number of grass and brush fires yesterday, May 31, 2019.

Last update: July 2, 2019