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2020 March News Releases

City opening bicycle/active transportation routes effective April 6 - May 3

March 31, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg remains committed to maintaining essential services while balancing the health, safety, and well-being of our employees and residents.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Manitoba Avenue

March 31, 2020 - At 8:52 a.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a two-storey, multi-family home in the 500 block of Manitoba Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Anderson Avenue

March 31, 2020 - At 11:04 p.m. on Monday, March 30, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a vacant house the 400 block of Anderson Avenue.

2020 School Trustee By-Election officially cancelled

March 28, 2020 - In accordance with section 119(3) of the Municipal Councils and School Boards Elections Act, the Senior Election Official has declared the results of the School Trustee By-Election for Winnipeg School Division Wards 3 and 4 to be invalid.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Pembina Highway

March 27, 2020 - At 12:09 p.m. on Friday, March 27, 2020, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of a fire in a 9-storey apartment building in the 3000 block of Pembina Highway.

City of Winnipeg COVID-19 Update #4

March 27, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg remains committed to maintaining essential services while balancing the health, safety, and well-being of our employees and residents.

Statement from Mayor Brian Bowman in Response to the First Local Loss of Life Related to Covid-19

March 27, 2020 - Statement from Mayor Bowman in response to the first local loss of life related to COVID-19.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Dalhousie Drive

March 25, 2020 - At 6:31 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of a fire in an apartment building in the 0-100 block of Dalhousie Drive.

Mayor Bowman Announces COVID-19 Business Task Force

March 24, 2020 - Today, Mayor Brian Bowman announced the establishment of the Mayor’s COVID-19 Business Task Force to consider the COVID-19 related impacts being felt by our business community.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Furby Street

March 24, 2020 - At 8:44 a.m. on March 24, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in an apartment complex in the 400 block of Furby Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Sutherland Avenue

March 22, 2020 - At 4:28 p.m. on March 22, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a multi-family residence the 100 block of Sutherland Avenue.

City continues to reduce non-essential services

March 20, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg remains committed to maintaining essential services while balancing the health, safety, and well-being of our employees and residents.

Ammendments to the Preliminary 2020-23 Multi-Year Balanced Budgets approved by Executive Policy Committee for Council’s consideration

March 19, 2020 - After a lengthy Executive Policy Committee (EPC) meeting yesterday where many delegations let their voices be heard, a number of amendments to the preliminary 2020-23 multi-year balanced budgets were proposed and approved by EPC for Council’s consideration.

City suspends non-essential in home appointments and further reduces non-essential services

March 18, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg remains committed to maintaining essential services, while balancing the health, safety, and well-being of our employees and residents.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to Pembina Highway motel fire

March 18, 2020 - At 6:10 a.m. on March 18, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a single-storey motel in the 1800 block of Pembina Highway. Once on scene, crews found heavy smoke and visible flames coming from the structure and launched an offensive attack.

Extra precautions put into place to accommodate public delegations presenting to Executive Policy Committee

March 17, 2020 - In response to recent measures recommended by Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active living (Manitoba Health), the City of Winnipeg is taking extra precautions during tomorrow’s meeting of the Executive Policy Committee (EPC), specifically as it relates to public delegations appearing to speak on the City’s Preliminary 2020-2023 Operating and Capital budgets.

2020 School Trustee By-Election suspended until further notice

March 17, 2020 - In consultation with the Winnipeg School Division, and in accordance with section 102(1) of the Municipal Councils and School Boards Elections Act, the Senior Election Official has declared voting for the School Trustee By-Election for Winnipeg School Division Wards 3 and 4, to be suspended at all voting locations.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to house fire on Manitoba Avenue

March 14, 2020 - At 7:53 p.m. on March 13, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a one-and-a-half-storey home in the 200 block of Manitoba Avenue.

Proactive rescheduling of Council and Committee meetings in response to COVID-19

March 14, 2020 - In response to COVID-19 and in an effort to better align with measures being taken by the Provincial Government, Council and Committee meetings over the coming weeks will be rescheduled, Mayor Brian Bowman announced today.

City of Winnipeg’s response to COVID-19

March 14, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg remains committed to maintaining essential services for our residents, while balancing the health, safety, and well-being of our employees and residents.

Community advance voting for 2020 School Trustee By-Election begins tomorrow

March 13, 2020 - Community advance voting for the March 21, 2020 School Trustee By-Election for Winnipeg School Division Wards 3 and 4 officially begins tomorrow.

Statement from Mayor Brian Bowman in Response to the First Presumptive Positive Case of COVID-19 in Winnipeg

March 12, 2020 - Statement from Mayor Bowman in response to the first presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in Winnipeg.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to two evening fires

March 10, 2020 - At 8:06 p.m. on March 10, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a three-storey converted residential dwelling in the 300 block of Burrows Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fires on Grosvenor Ave., Oakview Ave., and Dudley Ave.

March 9, 2020 - At 11:15 p.m. on March 8, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a two-and-a-half storey, single family home in the 900 block of Grosvenor Avenue.

New Initiative to Drive Transformative Change Included in Preliminary 2020-2023 Multi-Year Balanced Budgets

March 6, 2020 - A new initiative is being proposed as part of the preliminary 2020-2023 multi-year balanced budgets that would drive transformative change at the City of Winnipeg.

Preliminary 2020-23 Multi-Year Balanced Budgets Ensures Civic Facilities Remain Open

March 6, 2020 - The preliminary 2020-2023 multi-year balanced budgets protect vital community services while making expenditure reductions necessary to achieve balance.

Preliminary 2020-23 Multi-Year Balanced Budgets Provide New Community Safety Investments While Maintaining Historic Funding to the Winnipeg Police Service

March 6, 2020 - The preliminary 2020-2023 multi-year balanced budgets maintain annual support for the new Community Safety and Crime Prevention Program which strengthens local crime prevention and community safety efforts.

Preliminary 2020-23 Multi-Year Balanced Budgets Build on the Million Tree Challenge with Significant Investments for Protection and Enhancement of our Tree Canopy

March 6, 2020 - Last year, the Million Tree Challenge was launched as a way to encourage Winnipeggers to help plant a million new trees as our population grows towards one million people over the coming decades.

Preliminary 2020-2023 Multi-Year Balanced Budgets Propose new Fire Paramedic Stations in Waverley West and Windsor Park

March 6, 2020 - Over $25 million is proposed within the preliminary 2020-2023 multi-year balanced budgets for new fire paramedic stations in Waverley West and Windsor Park.

Preliminary 2020-23 multi-year balanced budgets propose spine and feeder investments and free Transit for children under 12

March 6, 2020 - As part of the preliminary 2020-23 multi-year balanced budgets, investment into a new “spine and feeder” transit service model would transform Winnipeg Transit’s service in the south portion of the city, and starting in 2021, children under 12 would be able to ride Winnipeg Transit for free.

Road renewal projected to reach a total of $1.4 billion by 2025

March 6, 2020 - The preliminary 2020-2023 multi-year balanced budgets demonstrate that road renewal will continue to be a top priority through continued historic investments.

City of Winnipeg Preliminary 2020-23 Multi-Year Balanced Budgets Tabled

March 6, 2020 - Today, the preliminary 2020-2023 multi-year balanced budgets for the City of Winnipeg were tabled at a special Executive Policy Committee meeting, marking a historic and transformative step for our City by providing Winnipeg residents and businesses with a plan for the next four years.

Animal Services Agency provides update on February 29 dog attack

March 5, 2020 - The Animal Services Agency has concluded its investigation of the dog attack involving three adult dogs and one puppy on Saturday, February 29, 2020 in the 1800 block of Pembina Highway.

City of Winnipeg Spring/Summer 2020 Leisure Guide now available

March 5, 2020 - The Spring/Summer 2020 Leisure Guide is now available at all civic indoor pools, libraries and leisure centres, and will be available Saturday at a number of retail locations.

Change your clock, change your smoke and carbon monoxide alarm batteries

March 5, 2020 - On Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 2 a.m., the clocks will "spring ahead" one hour marking the start of daylight saving time.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Nairn Avenue

March 4, 2020 - At 3:39 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a commercial building in the 1000 block of Nairn Avenue.

Last update: March 31, 2020