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2019 December News Releases

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to two overnight house fires

December 28, 2019 - At 10:42 p.m. on December 27, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a vacant, two-storey house in the 1300 block of Dawson Road South.

Edmonton Street closed between Ellice Avenue and Qu’Appelle Avenue this Monday

December 27, 2019 - Starting at 9 a.m. this Monday, December 30, Edmonton Street will be closed between Ellice Avenue and Qu’Appelle Avenue until 3 p.m., for building construction and maintenance work.

Dublin Avenue from Orange Street to Field Street to temporarily close

December 27, 2019 - The St. James industrial area is about to get a major facelift, with construction on the new Dublin Avenue Bridge at Omand’s Creek set to begin Wednesday, January 1.

Take a Free Ride on Winnipeg Transit this New Year’s Eve

December 27, 2019 - The City of Winnipeg and Manitoba Public Insurance are helping Winnipeggers to get home safely this New Year’s Eve by offering free transit after 7 p.m.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Agnes Street

December 26, 2019 - At 2:21 a.m. on December 26, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a three-storey apartment complex in the 500 block of Agnes Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to house fire on Furby Street

December 25, 2019 - At 8:24 p.m. on Wednesday, December 25, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a three-storey multi-family building in the 400 block of Furby Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to house fire on Pritchard Avenue

December 24, 2019 - At 12:13 a.m. on Tuesday, December 24, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a three-storey home in the 200 block of Pritchard Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service update on Pembina high-rise fire

December 21, 2019 - Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews have departed the scene of the high-rise fire that started overnight on December 21, 2019 in the 2500 block of Pembina Highway.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to high-rise fire on Pembina Hwy

December 21, 2019 - At 12:31 a.m. on Saturday, December 21, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a 15-storey building in the 2500 block of Pembina Highway.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Home Street

December 20, 2019 - At 6:36 p.m. on Friday, December 20, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a detached garage in the 500 block of Home Street.

Give a gift to the environment this holiday season

December 20, 2019 - The City of Winnipeg is reminding residents of ways to keep more items out of the landfill this holiday season.

2020 Winter Speaker Series at the Living Prairie Museum announced

December 19, 2019 - The Friends of the Living Prairie Museum Winter Speaker Series is set to begin January 14, 2020, and will take place from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. every other Tuesday.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to overnight fires on Maryland St. and Redwood Ave.

December 18, 2019 - At 3:58 a.m. on December 18, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a vacant, two-and-a-half-storey home in the 400 block of Maryland Street.

City of Winnipeg releases results from lead water quality testing program

December 17, 2019 - The City of Winnipeg has released results from its 2019 lead water quality testing program.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to house fire on Austin Street North

December 17, 2019 - At 4:39 a.m. on December 17, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a two-storey, multi-family home in the 200 block of Austin Street North.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on College Avenue

December 16, 2019 - At 5:11 p.m. on December 16, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a four-storey apartment complex in the 200 block of College Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to house fire on Magnus Avenue

December 16, 2019 - At 9:37 a.m. on December 16, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a one-and-a-half-storey, single-family home in the 1000 block of Magnus Avenue.

City awards renovation grants to 15 community centres

December 16, 2019 - Fifteen City-owned community centres will receive funding for renovations through the City of Winnipeg’s Community Centre Renovation Grant (CCRG) program.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to house fire on Pilgrim Avenue

December 15, 2019 - At 6:04 p.m. on December 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 Pilgrim Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to overnight vehicle and house fires

December 15, 2019 - At 9:42 p.m. on December 14, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to a single vehicle collision near the intersection of Rothesay Street and Donwood Drive with reports of the involved vehicle being on fire with the driver trapped inside.

New Transit fares in effect January 1, 2020

December 13, 2019 - The public is advised new Winnipeg Transit fares will be in effect on January 1, 2020.

Taylor Avenue from Pembina Highway to Stafford Street closed this Monday

December 13, 2019 - Taylor Avenue from Pembina Highway to Stafford Street will be closed from 7 p.m. Monday, December 16 until 6 a.m. on Tuesday, December 17 for sewer work.

Twenty-three firefighter-paramedic recruits graduate join the ranks of the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service

December 13, 2019 - At a graduation ceremony this morning, Councillor Sherri Rollins was joined by Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) Chief John Lane to formally present badges to the City of Winnipeg’s 23 new firefighter-paramedics.

Search for Winnipeg’s Next CAO to Pause Until After the Conclusion of the Multiyear Balanced Budget Process

December 13, 2019 - The search for Winnipeg’s next CAO will be paused until the conclusion of the multiyear balanced budget process, Mayor Bowman announced today.

City awards community safety and crime prevention funding to 23 community groups

December 11, 2019 - Today, Mayor Brian Bowman announced that 23 community groups will receive funding for community safety and crime prevention activities through the City of Winnipeg's Community Safety and Crime Prevention (CSCP) program.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on College Avenue

December 10, 2019 - At 12:53 p.m. on December 10, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of fire in a three-storey apartment building in the 1200 block of College Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Oak Point Highway

December 9, 2019 - At 4:09 a.m. on December 9, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of fire in a semi-truck and trailer in the 100 block of Oak Point Highway.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Magnus Avenue

December 7, 2019 - At 1:43 p.m. on December 7, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of fire in a two-storey home in the 500 block of Magnus Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to house fire on Agnes Street

December 6, 2019 - At 6:40 p.m. on December 6, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of fire in a three-storey, multi-family home in the 600 block of Agnes Street.

Temporary closure of Arlington Bridge

December 5, 2019 - The Arlington Bridge between Dufferin Avenue and Logan Avenue will be temporarily closed on Friday, December 6 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. for maintenance repairs.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on William Avenue

December 4, 2019 - At 5:55 p.m. on December 4, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a vacant three-storey apartment complex in the 400 block of William Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Elgin Avenue

December 3, 2019 - At 4:13 p.m. on December 3, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of fire in a two-storey, multi-family home in the 300 block of Elgin Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Wynford Drive

December 2, 2019 - At 5:55 a.m. on December 2, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of fire in a two-storey single family home in the 100 block of Wynford Drive.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Logan Avenue

December 1, 2019 - At 4:46 p.m. on December 1, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of fire in a two-storey duplex in the 1100 block of Logan Avenue.

Last update: December 30, 2019