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2019 July News Releases

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

July 31, 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.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Redonda Street Fire

July 27, 2019 - At 3:58 a.m. on July 27, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire on the roof of a school in the 200 block of Redonda Street.

24-hour notice - Adult nuisance mosquito fogging program to begin

July 26, 2019 - In response to the recent significant rainfall of up to 180 mm in the City, the Insect Control Branch has aggressively larvicided to control mosquito populations.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Grant Avenue Fire

July 26, 2019 - At 2:05 a.m. on July 26, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a balcony fire in a five storey apartment block in the 1200 block of Grant Avenue.

St. James Bridge on and off ramps at Academy Road temporarily closed this weekend

July 25, 2019 - Southbound St. James Bridge to eastbound Academy Road (off-ramp), and westbound Academy Road to northbound St. James Bridge (on-ramp) will be temporarily closed from 7 a.m. Saturday, July 27 until 10 p.m. on Sunday, July 28 for paving of Academy Road from Kenaston Boulevard to Beaverbrook Street.

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

July 24, 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.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Jarvis Avenue Fire

July 23, 2019 - At 12:43 a.m. on July 22, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to fire in a large commercial and industrial building at 274 Jarvis Ave.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Sherbrook Street Fire

July 22, 2019 - At 1:54 p.m. on July 22, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service crews responded to reports of a fire in a vacant two and a half storey converted residential dwelling in the 400 block of Sherbrook Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Jarvis Avenue Fire

July 22, 2019 - At 12:43 a.m. on July 22, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to a fire in a large commercial and industrial building at 274 Jarvis Avenue.

City and ATU Reach an Impasse on Negotiations

July 22, 2019 - After more than six months of bargaining, offering the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 1505 (ATU) multiple proposals, and requesting provincial conciliation support, the City of Winnipeg has now officially notified the union they are at an impasse.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Carriage Road Fire

July 22, 2019 - At 12:30 a.m., the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a two-storey apartment complex in the 100 block of Carriage Road.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Jarvis Avenue Fire

July 22, 2019 - At 12:43 a.m. on July 22, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to an automatic alarm in an industrial building at 274 Jarvis Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Portage Avenue

July 21, 2019 - At 5:37 a.m. on July 21, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to a request for assistance with severe flooding in a building in the 1000 block of Portage Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Hector Avenue Fire

July 19, 2019 - At 6 a.m. on July 19, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in single family bungalow in the 700 block of Hector Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Simcoe Street Fire

July 18, 2019 - At 7:55 a.m. on July 18, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a three-storey apartment complex in the 600 block of Simcoe Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Multiple overnight fires

July 17, 2019 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to a number of fires overnight.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Berry Street Gas Leak & Main Street Fire

July 16, 2019 - At 1:05 p.m. on July 16, 2019, Manitoba Hydro requested the attendance of Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) to a gas leak in the 600 block of Berry Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Gordon Avenue Fire

July 15, 2019 - At 8:05 a.m. on July 15, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a one and a half storey, single family home in the 100 block of Gordon Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Maryland Street

July 14, 2019 - At 1:10 pm on July 14, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a two and a half storey vacant house in the 400 block of Maryland Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Regent Avenue West

July 14, 2019 - At 4:05 a.m. on July 14, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a one and a half storey, single family home in the 300 block of Regent Avenue West.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Beverley Street

July 12, 2019 - At 3:54 p.m. on July 12, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a two storey multi-family home in the 400 block of Beverley Street.

Free unlimited Wi-Fi expanding to 50 City facilities

July 12, 2019 - Staying connected in Winnipeg is now easier than ever with more City of Winnipeg facilities offering free Wi-Fi with no data caps.

Section of northbound Memorial Boulevard temporarily closed for road reconstruction

July 12, 2019 - Northbound Memorial Boulevard, from York Avenue to St. Mary Avenue, is temporarily closed until Friday, August 23 for road reconstruction.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Greenway Crescent Fire

July 12, 2019 - At 10:03 p.m. on July 11, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a three-storey condominium complex in the 100 block of Greenway Crescent.

Welcoming Winnipeg: Reconciling our history phase two

July 11, 2019 - The City of Winnipeg is developing a process and policy to guide how the City recognizes and commemorates various historical people and events, place names, plaques, signs, and street names.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Carbon Monoxide Incident

July 10, 2019 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded yesterday to a largescale incident involving many individuals affected by exposure to carbon monoxide gas.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Vehicle Compound Fire

July 9, 2019 - At 4:34 p.m. on July 9, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a vehicle compound near the intersection of Paul Boulevard and St. Mary's Road.

Update on gas leak in the 3000 block of Portage Avenue

July 9, 2019 - At 10:19 a.m. the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to an automatic alarm indicating carbon monoxide gas in a hotel in the 3700 block of Portage Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Furby Street Fire

July 9, 2019 - At 9:54 p.m. on July 8, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in three-storey, walk-up apartment building in the 400 block of Furby Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Stephens Street Fire

July 6, 2019 - At 3:22 a.m. on July 6, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a one and a half storey, single-family residence in the 100 block of Stephens Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Furby Street Fire

July 5, 2019 - At 5:16 p.m. on July 5, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a three-storey, multi-family residence in the 500 block of Furby Street.

East Sidewalk on St. Vital Bridge Closing for Large Scale Sewer Main Repair

July 5, 2019 - The sidewalk located on the east side of the St. Vital Bridge will be closed as early as Saturday, July 6, to accommodate a large scale repair of a sewer main.

City disappointed with lack of progress in ATU negotiations

July 5, 2019 - The City of Winnipeg is encouraging the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 1505 (ATU) to get back to the negotiating table to continue collective bargaining between the parties.

Newly renovated 104 year-old St. John’s Library now open

July 5, 2019 - The newly renovated St. John’s Library officially reopened today.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Flora Avenue Fire

July 5, 2019 - At 5:24 a.m. on July 5, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a one and a half storey home in the 600 block of Flora Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Mission Street Fire

July 4, 2019 - At 5:50 p.m. on July 4, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire at an industrial building in the 800 block of Mission Street.

Temporary closure of Louise Bridge between Sutherland Avenue and Nairn Avenue this weekend

July 4, 2019 - The northbound and southbound directions of travel on the Louise Bridge between Sutherland Avenue and Nairn Avenue will be temporarily closed from 6 a.m. this Saturday, July 6 until 6 a.m. on Monday, July 8, for bridge bearing maintenance and sidewalk repair.

Recipients of Annual Mayor’s Scholarship for Community Leadership Announced

July 4, 2019 - Five recipients were awarded with the Mayor’s Scholarship for Community Leadership during a ceremony at City Hall, Mayor Brian Bowman announced today.

Audited Financial Statements Available

July 3, 2019 - The Campaign Expenses and Contributions Officer for the 2018 City of Winnipeg Municipal and School Boards Election has submitted a report on the filing of all audited financial statements by registered candidates for the offices of Mayor and Councillor.

Residents invited to provide feedback on St. James area parks and recreation improvements

July 3, 2019 - The City of Winnipeg is asking for feedback from St. James area residents to determine the community’s parks and recreation needs.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: McGee Street Fire

July 2, 2019 - At 5:43 p.m. on July 2, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a three-storey, six-unit apartment residence on McGee Street.

Winnipeggers invited to 13th Annual Monarch Butterfly Festival on July 21 at the Living Prairie Museum

July 2, 2019 - Residents are invited to attend the Living Prairie Museum’s 13th Annual Monarch Butterfly Festival, from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 21.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Lorne Avenue Fire

July 2, 2019 - At 8:27 a.m. on July 2, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a single storey, multi-family residence on Lorne Avenue.

Application Period Now Open to Candidates Interested in Becoming Winnipeg’s Next Chief Administrative Officer

July 2, 2019 - Candidates interested in becoming the City of Winnipeg’s next Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) are encouraged to apply, Mayor Brian Bowman announced today.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Balmoral Street Fire and Victor Street Fire

July 1, 2019 - At approximately 12:00 a.m. on July 1, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a one and a half storey house in the 200 block of Balmoral Street.

Last update: July 31, 2019