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2019 October News Releases

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Maryland Street

October 31, 2019 - At 5:51 p.m. on October 31, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a two-and-a-half storey, multiple-family residence in the 300 block of Maryland Street.

Eastbound Taylor Avenue from Lindsay Street to Renfrew Bay closed this weekend

October 31, 2019 - Taylor Avenue from Lindsay Street to Renfrew Bay will be closed from 6 p.m. Friday, November 1 until 11 p.m. on Sunday, November 3 for rail crossing repairs.

Change your clock, change your smoke alarm batteries

October 31, 2019 - On Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 2 a.m., the clocks will "fall back" one hour marking the end of daylight saving time. The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) reminds residents to replace your smoke alarm’s batteries and test your smoke alarms when you adjust your clocks this weekend.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to house fire on Marshall Crescent

October 30, 2019 - At 9:48 p.m. on October 29, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a vacant, single-level house in the 0-100 block of Marshall Crescent.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to a house fire on Ashford Drive

October 29, 2019 - At 9:57 a.m. on October 29, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to a call from a monitored alarm system at a single-family home in the 0-100 block of Ashford Drive.

City breaks ground for the new Bill and Helen Norrie Library

October 29, 2019 - The City officially broke ground on the new Bill and Helen Norrie Library site at 15 Poseidon Bay today.

Winnipeg Transit proposes faster, more reliable service model

October 29, 2019 - Winnipeg Transit is proposing changes with the opening of the Southwest Transitway Stage 2 that will see more frequent, faster, and more reliable transit service in southwest Winnipeg.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to a fire on St. Mary Avenue

October 27, 2019 - At 12:22 p.m. on October 27, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to an automatic alarm at a 17-storey high-rise at 555 St. Mary Avenue.

Winnipeg to host leaders from Francophone and Francophile communities

October 25, 2019 - Winnipeg will welcome leaders from French-speaking communities throughout the Americas, as it plays host to the annual rendez-vous of the Francophone and Francophile Cities Network (FFCN) September 17 & 18, 2020.

Southbound Garry Street from Ellice Avenue to Portage Avenue temporarily closed this Sunday

October 25, 2019 - Southbound Garry Street from Ellice Avenue to Portage Avenue will be temporarily closed from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. this Sunday, October 27 for crane work.

City seeks public input on proposed new transit network design and proposed new routes

October 25, 2019 - Residents are invited to weigh in on major changes to the transit network in Phase Two of public engagement on the Winnipeg Transit Master Plan.

Sargent Avenue between Empress Street and Strathcona Street to temporarily close this weekend

October 24, 2019 - Eastbound and westbound Sargent Avenue between Empress Street and Strathcona Street will be closed to vehicular traffic starting at 6 p.m. Friday, October 25, until 11 p.m. on Sunday, October 27 for road construction and maintenance.

Over 1,700 tonnes of storm-related wood debris collected

October 24, 2019 - Cleanup operations continue following the October storm event.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fires on William Avenue and Furby Street

October 23, 2019 - At 8:19 a.m. on October 23, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a single-family bungalow in the 1800 block of William Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Participating in Emergency Response Exercise

October 23, 2019 - On Thursday, October 24, members of the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service will participate in a live training exercise organized by the Canadian Pacific (CP) Railway at the CP Winnipeg Yard between McPhillips Street and Arlington Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fires on Agnes Street & St. Anne’s Road

October 23, 2019 - At 9:59 p.m. on October 22, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire at a vacant two-storey house in the 400 block of Agnes Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to arcing power lines near Devon Avenue and Roch Street

October 22, 2019 - At 8:51 p.m. on October 22, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of an arcing power line in the 200 block of Oakland Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to a house fire on Sprague Street

October 22, 2019 - At 6:21 p.m. on October 22, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire at a one-storey home in the 500 block of Sprague Street.

Arlington Bridge to temporarily close for inspection and maintenance beginning October 23

October 21, 2019 - The northbound and southbound directions of travel on the Arlington Bridge between Dufferin Avenue and Logan Avenue will be temporarily closed from 6 a.m. on Wednesday, October 23 until 6 a.m. on Monday, November 4 for a structure inspection and maintenance repairs.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to a fire on Charles Street

October 21, 2019 - At 10:42 p.m. on October 20, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a vacant one-storey commercial / industrial building in the 0-100 block of Charles Street. Upon arrival on scene, crews encountered smoke coming from the structure and launched an offensive attack.

Update #8: City of Winnipeg response to snowfall

October 18, 2019 - Today, the City of Winnipeg launched winnipeg.ca/stormresponse, a new online resource for residents seeking information about the City’s cleanup operations following the recent storm.

City of Winnipeg Launches Multi-Year Balanced Budget Process

October 18, 2019 - Today, at a special meeting of the Executive Policy Committee, Mayor Brian Bowman and Councillor Scott Gillingham, Chair of the Standing Policy Committee on Finance, will launch the first ever 4 year balanced budget process which builds on improvements from previous budgets and incorporates the first multi-year approach that more actively involves input from all members of Council through the Standing Policy Committees.

Road closures planned on busy routes throughout the weekend

October 17, 2019 - There are several temporary road closures scheduled around Winnipeg for this coming weekend, October 18-20.

Downtown streets closed to traffic for overnight film production next week

October 17, 2019 - Three stretches of downtown streets will be closed to traffic at separate times next week to accommodate an overnight film production, scheduled over the course of Monday, October 21 to Friday, October 25.

Update #7: City of Winnipeg response to snowfall

October 17, 2019 - The City of Winnipeg is making it easier for residents to deposit their downed trees and fallen branches by temporarily extending hours of operation at its 4R Winnipeg Depots.

Northbound Empress Street between Portage Avenue and Eastway closed on Friday

October 16, 2019 - Northbound Empress Street between Portage Avenue and Eastway will be closed to vehicular traffic for road construction this Friday, October 18 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

City Council to vote on ratification of negotiated agreement with ATU 1505

October 16, 2019 - The Executive Policy Committee will hold a special meeting in order to vote on the ratification of the negotiated agreement between the City of Winnipeg and the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 1505 (ATU).

Update #6: City of Winnipeg response to snowfall

October 16, 2019 - Crews continue to clear and remove downed trees and fallen branches city-wide, aided by contractors and crews from other Canadian municipalities.

Sterling Lyon Parkway between Kenaston Boulevard and Whidden Gate temporarily closed on October 19 and 20

October 15, 2019 - Sterling Lyon Parkway between Kenaston Boulevard and Whidden Gate will be completely closed to eastbound and westbound traffic starting at 7 a.m. on Saturday, October 19 until 7 p.m. on Sunday, October 20 for railway crossing repairs.

Southbound Garry Street from York Avenue to Broadway temporarily closed this Wednesday

October 15, 2019 - Southbound Garry Street from York Avenue to Broadway will be temporarily closed from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. this Wednesday, October 16 for paving of the Broadway/Garry intersection.

Update #5: City of Winnipeg response to snowfall

October 14, 2019 - Crews continue to clear and remove downed trees and fallen branches throughout the city, prioritizing response based on life safety hazards.

Update #4: City of Winnipeg response to snowfall

October 13, 2019 - Crews continue to clear and remove downed trees and fallen branches city-wide, focusing efforts on priority locations where branches or trees are blocking streets.

Mayor Bowman Declares State of Local Emergency for City Of Winnipeg

October 13, 2019 - Along with its existing powers, the City will be able to use the authority granted under the state of local emergency to gain access to private property in order to deal with public trees that have fallen onto private property, and private trees that have fallen onto public property.

Update #3: City of Winnipeg response to snowfall

October 12, 2019 - Residents are advised to avoid all non-essential travel within the city.

Update #2: City of Winnipeg response to snowfall

October 11, 2019 - Residents are currently advised to avoid all non-essential travel within the city. Roads may be slippery as a result of snow, ice, and wet foliage.

City releases updated Financial Management Plan

October 11, 2019 - The City of Winnipeg has updated its Financial Management Plan, which is the City’s strategy for guiding financial decision-making, meeting long-term obligations, and improving its economic position and financial stability.

Plan to implement the Million Tree Challenge initiated by motions at EPC

October 11, 2019 - At next week’s Executive Policy Committee meeting, two motions will be introduced by Mayor Bowman to initiate the Million Tree Challenge.

City crews continue to respond to snowfall

October 11, 2019 - City crews will continue to plow collector streets and bus routes this morning, and spread salt on main routes as needed to improve traction on roadways throughout the day.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to a house fire on Somerville Avenue

October 10, 2019 - At 6:46 p.m. on October 10, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a house fire in a one-storey house in the 1100 block of Somerville Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fires on Magnus Avenue and Pritchard Avenue

October 10, 2019 - At 10:31 a.m. on October 10, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a garage in the 1500 block of Magnus Avenue.

City crews continue salting operations today with plowing of major streets and bus routes to begin at 11 p.m.

October 10, 2019 - City crews continue to monitor road conditions and will continue to spread salt on main routes as needed to improve traction on the roadways throughout the day.

Eastbound Stradbrook Avenue temporarily closed overnight this Friday to Saturday for crane work

October 10, 2019 - Eastbound Stradbrook Avenue, between Donald Street and Harkness Avenue will be temporarily closed from 7 p.m. this Friday, October 11, until 5 a.m. on Saturday morning, October 12, for crane work.

Eleven paramedics complete specialized Advanced Care training

October 10, 2019 - At a graduation ceremony this morning, Mayor Brian Bowman, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Chief John Lane, and community partners celebrated the success of the City’s 11 new Advanced Care Paramedics (ACP).

City prepared to deal with forecasted precipitation

October 9, 2019 - As a result of the high volume of precipitation that has fallen in the region over the past few weeks and with more precipitation in the form of rain or snow predicted over the next few days, the City of Winnipeg reminds residents to take necessary precautions to protect their homes and property against flooding.

City Releases 2019 Financial Status Report and Forecast to August 31, 2019

October 7, 2019 - The City of Winnipeg's updated Financial Status Report and Forecast is showing a projected deficit in the tax-supported operating budget (General Revenue Fund) of $6.9 million, as at August 31, 2019.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service invites residents to participate in Fire Prevention Week, October 6 to 12

October 7, 2019 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) invites all residents to mark Fire Prevention Week, October 6 to 12, by practicing fire escape plans at home, school, and at work.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to a house fire on William Avenue

October 6, 2019 - At 6:08 p.m. on October 6, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to a monitored smoke alarm in a house in the 600 block of William Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fires on Cadboro Road and Eaglewood Drive

October 5, 2019 - At 12:11 a.m. on October 5, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of fire in two vacant storage structures in the 300 block of Cadboro Road.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to house fire on Prevette Street

October 4, 2019 - At 12:53 p.m. on October 4, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a four-storey apartment complex in the 0-100 block of Prevette Street.

Sun Life Musical Instrument Lending Library program launches at Millennium Library

October 4, 2019 - Winnipeg Public Library is pleased to announce the launch of the Sun Life Musical Instrument Lending Library program at the Millennium Library (251 Donald St.).

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to house fire on Lake Crest Road

October 3, 2019 - At 1:11 p.m. on October 3, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a two-storey apartment complex in the 0-100 block of Lake Crest Road.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to house fire on Jessie Avenue

October 3, 2019 - At 8:25 p.m. on October 2, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a two-and-a-half storey home in the 600 block of Jessie Avenue.

City asks residents for assistance in locating suitable Christmas tree for City Hall

October 2, 2019 - The City is searching for a large spruce tree for this year's City Hall Christmas tree display and is asking Winnipeg homeowners to contact us if they are interested in donating their tree.

Northbound Gladstone Street between Sutherland Avenue and Disraeli Freeway will be closed to traffic from October 3 to 10

October 2, 2019 - Northbound Gladstone Street between Sutherland Avenue and Disraeli Freeway will be completely closed to traffic starting Thursday, October 3 at 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 10 for water services repairs.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Responds to fire under Osborne Street Bridge

October 2, 2019 - At 7:43 a.m. on October 2, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire under the Osborne Street Bridge.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Responds to House Fire on Agnes Street

October 1, 2019 - At 4:05 p.m. on October 1, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a one-and-a-half storey home in the 600 block of Agnes Street.

Northbound and southbound Kenaston Boulevard between Lowson Crescent and Rothwell Road closed October 4 to 6

October 1, 2019 - Kenaston Boulevard between Lowson Crescent and Rothwell Road will be completely closed to northbound and southbound traffic starting at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 4 for a railway crossing reconstruction.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Responds to House Fire on Ross Avenue

October 1, 2019 - At 1:47 a.m. on October 1, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a two-and-a-half storey house in the 500 block of Ross Avenue.

Last update: November 1, 2019