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2019 August News Releases

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Selkirk Avenue Fire

August 31, 2019 - At 5:47 p.m. on August 31, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a vacant two storey house in the 700 block of Selkirk Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Claudia Place Fire

August 31, 2019 - At 8:50 p.m. on August 30, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a home on Claudia Place.

Terry Sawchuk Arena closed for the 2019/2020 ice season

August 30, 2019 - Due to the discovery of extensive mould exposed throughout the arena ceiling, and as a precautionary safety measure, the Terry Sawchuk Arena is expected to be closed for the entire 2019/2020 ice season to allow for abatement and remediation.

Winnipeg’s Fall Curbside Giveaway Weekend is almost here: September 7 and 8

August 30, 2019 - This is the perfect time to find a new home for your gently used, unwanted items, or hunt for some new-to-you treasures in your neighbourhood, community, and city.

Elm Bark Beetle Control Program commences

August 30, 2019 - On Tuesday, September 3, 2019, the City of Winnipeg is commencing the Elm Bark Beetle Control Program, weather permitting.

Temporary closure of Louise Bridge between Sutherland Avenue and Nairn Avenue extended until September 9

August 29, 2019 - The temporary closure of the northbound and southbound directions of travel on the Louise Bridge between Sutherland Avenue and Nairn Avenue for maintenance work, has been extended until 6 a.m. September 9, due to the rainy weather we experienced this week.

Road closures for annual Sikh Procession

August 29, 2019 - The road closures listed below will be in place intermittently this Sunday, September 1, between 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m., for the annual Sikh Procession.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Guildford Street fire

August 29, 2019 - At 11:30 p.m. on August 28, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of smoke and the smell of burning in a one and a half storey home in the 300 block of Guildford Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Pritchard Avenue fire

August 28, 2019 - At approximately 7:37 p.m. on August 28, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a vacant one and a half storey house in the 600 block of Pritchard Avenue.

Eastbound Sargent Avenue completely closed from Balmoral Street to Kennedy Street for pavement repairs

August 26, 2019 - Eastbound Sargent Avenue between Balmoral Street and Kennedy Street is completely closed to vehicular traffic until 5 p.m. on Thursday, August 29 for pavement repairs.

Residents invited to bring their licensed dogs to two City wading pools for a swim as outdoor aquatics facilities close for the season

August 26, 2019 - City of Winnipeg outdoor aquatics facilities are preparing to close for the season.

Upcoming temporary closure of northbound Vaughan Street from Portage Avenue to Ellice Avenue

August 23, 2019 - Northbound Vaughan Street from Portage Avenue to Ellice Avenue will be closed to all vehicular traffic this Sunday, August 25 from 8 a.m. to noon to accommodate overhead glass repairs on the skywalk.

Eastbound and westbound St. Mary Avenue between Good Street and Colony Street to be temporarily

August 23, 2019 - Eastbound and westbound St. Mary Avenue will be closed between Good Street and Colony Street starting at 7 a.m. this Saturday, August 24, until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 27, for sewer work.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Henry Avenue Fire

August 23, 2019 - At 5:55 a.m. on August 23, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a three-storey commercial building in the 500 block of Henry Avenue.

Upcoming temporary closures at library and recreation facilities

August 22, 2019 - Residents are advised that West Kildonan Library, Sergeant Tommy Prince Place and Elmwood Kildonans Pool will experience partial or full temporary closures in the coming weeks in order to accommodate minor renovation or maintenance work at the facilities.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Red River College – Notre Dame Campus Fire

August 22, 2019 - At 10:53 a.m. on August 22, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire on the roof of a structure on Red River College’s Notre Dame Campus.

City and ATU remain at an impasse on negotiations

August 22, 2019 - The City has rejected the counterproposal provided by ATU at the end of the day on Friday, August 16, as it still has the two parties approximately $68 million dollars apart.

Winnipeg Public Library announces 2019 – 2020 Writer-in-Residence

August 22, 2019 - The Winnipeg Public Library has selected Carolyn Gray as the new Writer-in-Residence for 2019-2020. Gray will be available for consultations starting October 1, 2019.

Temporary closure tomorrow on Edmonton Street between Graham Avenue and Portage Avenue for SMD Drop Zone event

August 17, 2019 - Edmonton Street will be temporarily closed between Graham Avenue and Portage Avenue from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 for the SMD Drop Zone event, which is a fundraiser in support of the Society for Manitobans with Disabilities.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Pritchard Avenue fire

August 17, 2019 - At 5:12 a.m. on August 18, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a vacant two-storey house in the 600 block of Pritchard Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: College Avenue fire

August 17, 2019 - At 5:16 p.m. on August 17, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a two-storey multi-family home in the 500 block of College Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Mordaunt Street fire

August 16, 2019 - At 7:52 p.m. on August 16, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a business in the 0-100 block of Mordaunt Street.

Two downtown streets closed to traffic this weekend

August 16, 2019 - A section of Balmoral Street and Colony Street will be closed to traffic this weekend to facilitate paving operations.

Southbound Empress Street will be temporarily closed between St. Matthews Avenue and Jack Blick Avenue

August 16, 2019 - Starting this Sunday, August 18 at 9 a.m. until Monday, November 25 at 3 p.m., southbound Empress Street between St. Matthews Avenue and Jack Blick Avenue will be completely closed to vehicular traffic for roadway construction and maintenance work.

Temporary closure of Louise Bridge between Sutherland Avenue and Nairn Avenue

August 15, 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 Monday, August 19 until 6 a.m. on Monday, September 2, for maintenance work.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Hendon Avenue & McLeod Avenue Fires

August 14, 2019 - At 11:13 p.m. on August 13, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to an automatic alarm at an eight-storey apartment tower in the 100 block of Hendon Avenue.

City of Winnipeg offering free water quality testing for residents with lead pipes

August 12, 2019 - The City of Winnipeg is offering free water quality testing for residents who may have lead water pipes, as the Government of Canada has recently reduced the maximum allowable lead level in drinking water to 0.005 mg/L.

Waverley Underpass project area at Waverley Street and Taylor Avenue will be closed this weekend

August 12, 2019 - The Waverley Underpass project area at Waverley Street and Taylor Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic this weekend from Friday, August 16 at 5:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Monday, August 19.

Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex closed for scheduled maintenance

August 12, 2019 - Residents are advised that the Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex will be closed for scheduled maintenance beginning at the end of August.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Gagnon Street fire

August 10, 2019 - At 12:52 p.m. on August 10, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a three storey apartment complex in the 500 block of Gagnon Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Services hosts Equity and Diversity Camp

August 9, 2019 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) training academy welcomed 12 newcomer youth this week as part of their Equity and Diversity Camp.

City of Winnipeg to implement measures aimed at reaching agreement with ATU

August 8, 2019 - The City of Winnipeg is implementing measures available to it as an Employer under the Labour Relations Act in an effort to reach an agreement with the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 1505 (ATU).

City of Winnipeg Fall/Winter Leisure Guide now available

August 8, 2019 - The combined Fall 2019/Winter 2020 Leisure Guide is now available online at winnipeg.ca at all civic indoor pools, libraries, and leisure centres, and will be available Saturday at a number of retail locations.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Henry Avenue Fire

August 8, 2019 - At 8:18 a.m. on August 8, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to an automatic alarm at the Emterra Environmental facility in the 1000 block of Henry Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Beverley Street & Spence Street fires

August 6, 2019 - At 8:37 p.m. on August 5, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a vacant bungalow in the 600 block of Beverley Street.

New Waverley Underpass to improve safety and travel times for motorists

August 6, 2019 - Modern and efficient community infrastructure like roads and bridges contributes to a high quality of life by helping connect people to jobs, supporting local businesses, and ensuring Canadians spend less time on the road and more time with their families.

City and ATU remain at impasse on negotiations

August 6, 2019 - The City of Winnipeg and Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 1505 (ATU) remain at impasse on negotiations following two days of mediation.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Atlantic Avenue Fire

August 4, 2019 - At approximately 2:30 p.m., Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service crews responded to reports of a house fire in the 200 block of Atlantic Avenue.

Goldeyes players to visit City of Winnipeg libraries

August 2, 2019 - Players from the Winnipeg Goldeyes Baseball Club are teaming up with Winnipeg Public Library to support children's literacy and the TD Summer Reading Club.

City reopens Lambert Park with addition of new playground features

August 2, 2019 - Today, City of Winnipeg officials reopened Lambert Park, located at 1045 Lambert Street, following the addition of new playground features and other improvements.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Overnight fires

August 2, 2019 - At 1:18 a.m. on August 2, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire outide a commercial structure in the 400 block of Dufferin Avenue.

Citizens encouraged to get involved on Boards and Commissions

August 1, 2019 - The City of Winnipeg will be accepting applications for positions on various Boards and Commissions from August 1, 2019 to October 18, 2019.

Last update: September 3, 2019