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2019 September News Releases

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Responds to House Fire on St. Anne’s Road

September 30, 2019 - At 5:26 a.m. on September 30, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a one-and-a-half storey, single-family home in the 1600 block of St. Anne’s Road.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Responds to Downtown High-Rise Fire

September 29, 2019 - At 2:35 a.m. on September 29, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a seven-storey high-rise at 138 Portage Avenue East currently under renovations.

New running track at Victor Mager School reaches finish line

September 27, 2019 - Today, the City of Winnipeg and Louis Riel School Division officially opened a new 400-metre, four-lane, rubberized outdoor running track at Victor Mager School.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service launches use of PulsePoint Respond App aimed to save lives

September 27, 2019 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) has launched its use of the PulsePoint Respond app, empowering Winnipeggers to help save the lives of those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest.

Newly widened and reconstructed Pembina Highway Underpass to improve safety, traffic flow and travel times for motorists

September 27, 2019 - The newly-widened and reconstructed Pembina Highway Underpass opened today, as part of the Southwest Transitway (Stage 2) and Pembina Highway Underpass Project, and will improve safety, traffic flow and travel times for motorists.

Update: Downtown lane closures this weekend for road construction

September 26, 2019 - Three streets at the heart of Downtown will be affected by construction closures this weekend, from 7 a.m. Saturday, September 28 through 7 p.m. Sunday, September 29 for road construction.

City of Winnipeg launches Community Safety and Crime Prevention Program

September 26, 2019 - Today, City Council approved the Community Safety and Crime Prevention Program.

Downtown lane closures this weekend for road construction

September 26, 2019 - Southbound Memorial Boulevard, from Portage Avenue to York Avenue, and westbound St. Mary Avenue, from Vaughan Street to Memorial Boulevard, will be temporarily closed this weekend starting at 7 a.m. Saturday, September 28 until 7 p.m. Sunday, September 29 for road reconstruction.

Northbound King Street closed this weekend for Nuit Blanche

September 26, 2019 - Northbound King Street between Bannatyne Avenue and William Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic from Saturday, September 28 at 4 p.m. until Sunday, September 29 at 2 a.m., for Nuit Blanche.

Bond rating meetings provide opportunity to emphasize commitment to fiscal discipline

September 26, 2019 - Meetings with international bond rating agencies Standard and Poor’s and Moody’s next week in New York will provide the City of Winnipeg with an opportunity to underscore an ongoing commitment to fiscal discipline Mayor Brian Bowman and Councillor Scott Gillingham (St. James), Chair of the Standing Policy Committee on Finance announced today.

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

September 24, 2019 - The City of Winnipeg is inviting residents in the St. James area to provide feedback on options for allocating a proposed $1.4 million towards parks and recreation improvements in the neighbourhood to meet the needs of the community.

Northbound and southbound Waverley Street closed this weekend between Lake Crest Road and Scurfield Boulevard for intersection paving operations

September 24, 2019 - Northbound and southbound Waverley Street between Lake Crest Road and Scurfield Boulevard will be closed this weekend starting at 7 a.m. on Saturday, September 28 until 10 p.m. Sunday, September 29 for paving of the Waverley/Bishop Grandin intersection.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to a fire on Manitoba Avenue

September 24, 2019 - At 1:36 a.m. on September 24, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in the rear of a one storey, single-family home in the 300 block of Manitoba Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Mapleton Drive

September 23, 2019 - At 9:15 p.m. the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a single family bi-level home in the 100 block of Mapleton Drive.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Responds to Fire on William Avenue

September 23, 2019 - At 12:44 p.m. on September 23, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a vacant two-storey house in the 500 block of William Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Powers Street

September 23, 2019 - At 1:30 a.m. on September 23, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a two-storey, multi-family home in the 200 block of Powers Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Responds to Three Overnight Fires

September 21, 2019 - At 9:15 p.m. on September 20, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a vacant two-storey house in the 400 block of William Avenue. At 3:36 a.m. on September 21, 2019, WFPS responded to a fire at an industrial property in the 0-100 block of Point Douglas Avenue. At 3:55 a.m. on September 21, 2019, WFPS responded to reports of a fire in the 200 block of Bowman Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Responds to Fire on Stephens Street

September 20, 2019 - At 4:35 p.m. on September 20, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a vacant one-and-a-half storey house in the 100 block of Stephens Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Responds to Fire on Rougeau Avenue

September 20, 2019 - At 11:58 a.m. on September 20, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a two-storey townhouse complex in the 0-100 block of Rougeau Avenue.

Morning thunderstorm requires significant City response

September 20, 2019 - The City of Winnipeg experienced a high level of calls for service in response to the effects of a thunderstorm earlier today.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Responds to Fire on Red Spruce Road

September 20, 2019 - At 9:41 a.m. on September 20, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a two-storey, single family residence in the 0-100 block of Red Spruce Road.

Princess Street between James Avenue and William Avenue will be closed to traffic this Sunday, for film production

September 19, 2019 - Princess Street between James Avenue and William Avenue will be closed to traffic on Sunday, September 22 from 5 a.m. until 8 p.m., for film production.

Northbound Stadacona Street closed this weekend between Midwinter Avenue and Talbot Avenue for intersection paving operations

September 19, 2019 - Northbound Stadacona Street between Midwinter Avenue and Talbot Avenue will be closed this weekend starting at 7 a.m. on Saturday, September 21 until 10 p.m. Sunday, September 22 for milling and repaving of Talbot Avenue through the Talbot/Stadacona intersection.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Elgin Avenue

September 18, 2019 - At 6:29 a.m. on September 18, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a two-storey, single-family dwelling in the 600 block of Elgin Avenue.

Prioritization of Major Capital Projects Approved by Executive Policy Committee for Federal & Provincial Cost-sharing

September 17, 2019 - Executive Policy Committee unanimously approved the prioritization of several major City of Winnipeg infrastructure projects for cost-sharing with federal and provincial governments Mayor Brian Bowman said today.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Responds to Gallagher Avenue West Fire

September 17, 2019 - At 2:59 a.m. on September 17, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a garage fire in the 1-100 block of Gallagher Avenue West.

Motion to Recommend Implementation of Road Construction Working Group Recommendations

September 17, 2019 - A motion to be introduced at this morning's Executive Policy Committee meeting proposes to direct the Public Service to implement recommendations made earlier this year by the road construction working group Mayor Brian Bowman said today.

Mandatory taxi pre-payment pilot to start September 30

September 16, 2019 - The City of Winnipeg is launching a pilot beginning September 30 to determine if mandatory pre-payment will reduce fare disputes in taxis.

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

September 16, 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 responds to Manitoba Avenue fire

September 15, 2019 - At 1:22 a.m. on September 15, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a one and a half storey home in the 1100 block of Manitoba Avenue.

Eastbound Stradbrook Avenue temporarily closed overnight this Sunday to Monday for crane work

September 13, 2019 - Eastbound Stradbrook Avenue, between Donald Street and Harkness Avenue will be temporarily closed from 9 p.m. this Sunday night, September 15, until 5 a.m. on Monday morning, September 16, for crane work.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to Semple Avenue fire

September 12, 2019 - At 7:19 p.m. on September 12, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a single family bungalow in the 100 block of Semple Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Responds to Kate Street Fire

September 12, 2019 - At 2:33 a.m. on September 12, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a vacant two and a half storey multi-family house in the 0 to 100 block of Kate Street.

Weekly Edmonton Street closure continuing through September for Downtown Winnipeg Farmers’ Market

September 11, 2019 - An ongoing summer closure has been extended to accommodate the Downtown Winnipeg Farmers' Market.

Major Capital Projects Prioritized and Recommended for Federal and Provincial Cost-Sharing

September 11, 2019 - An administrative report to be considered by Executive Policy Committee next week prioritizes and recommends several major City of Winnipeg infrastructure projects for cost-sharing with federal and provincial governments Mayor Brian Bowman said today.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Responds to Winnipeg Avenue Fire

September 10, 2019 - At 3:40 p.m. on September 10, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a one and a half storey single family home in the 800 block of Winnipeg Avenue.

Eastbound and westbound Bishop Grandin Boulevard between Lakewood Boulevard and Shorehill Drive closed September 13 to 15

September 10, 2019 - Bishop Grandin Boulevard between Lakewood Boulevard and Shorehill Drive will be completely closed to eastbound and westbound traffic starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, September 13 for a railway crossing reconstruction.

Residents invited to provide input on where and how infill housing should be accommodated in mature communities

September 10, 2019 - Building on the priorities identified in the Residential Infill Strategy's Implementation Action Plan, the City of Winnipeg is seeking public input on residential infill design guidelines and intensification criteria to help ensure that new development in Mature Communities is compatible in form, scale, and design, and to help determine when and where density changes should occur on residential streets.

Public invited to provide input on the redevelopment of two parks in the Brooklands neighbourhood

September 10, 2019 - Winnipeggers are invited to attend a public workshop on Wednesday, October 2 to provide feedback on redeveloping two parks in the Brooklands neighbourhood: Blue Bird Park and Lismore Park.

Mayor's Youth Advisory Council Established

September 10, 2019 - The voices of Winnipeg's youth will be heard loud and clear at City Hall with the establishment of the Mayor's Youth Advisory Council which is set to meet for the first time tomorrow, Mayor Brian Bowman announced today.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Responds to William Avenue Fire

September 9, 2019 - At 6:13 p.m. on September 9, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a two and a half storey rooming house in the 400 block of William Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Agnes Street Fire

September 9, 2019 - At 8:21 a.m. on September 9, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in the rear of the 500 block of Agnes Street and McGee Street.

Living Prairie Museum seeking volunteers to help collect native prairie seeds

September 9, 2019 - The Living Prairie Museum is seeking volunteers to help collect native seeds in some of Winnipeg’s prairie habitats.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Uxbridge Road South Fire

September 9, 2019 - At 1:41 a.m. on September 9, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a two-storey home in the 0 to 100 block of Uxbridge Road South.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: McGillivray Boulevard fire

September 8, 2019 - At 2:26 a.m. on September 8, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a restaurant in the 2000 block of McGillivray Boulevard.

Sherbrook Street closed Saturday to accommodate annual street festival

September 6, 2019 - Sherbrook Street from Wolseley Avenue to Westminster Avenue will be closed to all vehicular traffic Saturday, September 7, from 7 a.m. to midnight.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Vince Leah Drive Fire

September 6, 2019 - At 9:46 p.m. on September 5, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a single-family bungalow in the 100 block of Vince Leah Drive.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Fountain Street Fire

September 5, 2019 - At 4:57 p.m. on September 5, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a three-storey apartment complex in the 200 block of Fountain Street.

Westbound Portage Avenue East temporarily closed to traffic this Sunday

September 5, 2019 - Westbound Portage Avenue East from Westbrook Street to Main Street will be temporarily closed to traffic from 6 a.m. until 5 p.m. this Sunday, September 8, for crane work.

Upcoming temporary closures of Broadway, Kennedy Street, and Memorial Avenue for ManyFest

September 5, 2019 - A trio of Downtown streets will close this evening to accommodate the annual Manyfest celebration.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Gas Leak

September 4, 2019 - At 3:54 p.m. on September 4, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of a gas leak near the intersection of Strathcona Street and St. Matthews Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Renfrew Street Fire

September 3, 2019 - At 6:56 p.m. on September 3, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a single-family bungalow in the 600 block of Renfrew Street.

City Releases 2019 Second Quarter Financial Status Report and Forecast

September 3, 2019 - The City of Winnipeg's second quarter Financial Status Report for 2019 is forecasting a projected deficit in the tax-supported operating budget (General Revenue Fund) of $7.7 million, as at June 30, 2019.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Selkirk Avenue Fires

September 2, 2019 - At 7:39 p.m. on September 2, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a vacant commercial building in the 400 block of Selkirk Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Adsum Drive Fire

September 2, 2019 - At 11:50 a.m. on September 2, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to a monitored fire alarm in a ten-storey apartment complex in the 200 block of Adsum Drive.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Stephens Street Fire

September 1, 2019 - At 5:51 a.m. on September 1, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded reports of a fire in a suite in a multi-family residence in the 0 to 100 block of Stephens Street.

Last update: September 30, 2019