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2020 April News Releases

City of Winnipeg to resume some services

April 30, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg is announcing the resumption of some services, in response to the Province of Manitoba’s Restoring Safe Services plan which was released yesterday.

Temporary lane closures starting this Sunday, May 3

April 30, 2020 - The lane closures listed below will be in effect starting this Sunday, May 3, 2020.

Eastbound Sargent Avenue to close this Saturday, from Erin Street to Arlington Street until mid-August

April 30, 2020 - Eastbound Sargent Avenue, from Erin Street to Arlington Street, will be closed starting on Saturday, May 2 at 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 15 for water main renewal and road reconstruction.

Winnipeg Transit providing protective masks to operators and inspectors

April 29, 2020 - In an effort to promote the health and safety of its employees, Winnipeg Transit is providing all of its operators and inspectors with reusable, washable protective masks to use while on shift.

City to conduct controlled burns in natural areas

April 29, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg will be conducting controlled burns in various natural areas throughout the city between April 30 and June 12, weather conditions permitting.

Insect control update #1

April 29, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg has started this year’s insect control season focusing on an aggressive, environmentally friendly mosquito larviciding program which is the most effective approach to control mosquitoes. Larviciding targets mosquito larvae in the aquatic stage before they emerge as adults.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Leila Avenue

April 27, 2020 - At 3:17 a.m. on Monday, April 27, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a single-family home in the 500 block of Leila Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Kernaghan Avenue

April 25, 2020 - At 7:49 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a single-family home in the 800 block of Kernaghan Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Selkirk Avenue

April 25, 2020 - At 12:40 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a single-storey, one-family home in the 1300 block of Selkirk Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Notre Dame Avenue

April 25, 2020 - At 9:48 p.m. on Friday, April 24, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a two-storey commercial building in the 1600 block of Notre Dame Avenue.

City expanding temporary bicycle/active transportation routes effective May 5 to May 29

April 24, 2020 - In an effort to assist with social distancing requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City is further extending its annual bicycle and active transportation route schedule and expanding the temporary routes to include five new streets.

Annual road construction season to kick-off in May

April 24, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg’s road construction season is set to get underway this May, with nearly 200 construction projects planned city-wide.

Inkster Boulevard, from Aikins Street to Main Street, temporarily closed this Saturday

April 23, 2020 - Westbound and eastbound Inkster Boulevard, from Aikins Street to Main Street, will be temporarily closed to traffic from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, for tree maintenance work. Motorists must use alternate routes during this time.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to house fire on Pacific Avenue West

April 23, 2020 - At 2:37 a.m. on Thursday, April 23, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a one-and-a-half-storey, single family home in the 1500 block of Pacific Avenue West.

Winnipeg Transit announces service reductions

April 22, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg remains committed to maintaining essential services while balancing the health, safety, and well-being of our employees and residents; however, the City also needs to be a responsible trustee of public funds and ensure prudent spending of taxpayers’ money.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to house fire on Flora Avenue

April 22, 2020 - At 11:41 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in two-storey house in the 700-block of Flora Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Buller Street

April 21, 2020 - At 3:19 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in three-storey, multi-family complex in the first block of Buller Street.

City releases economic analysis and cash flow plan for the COVID-19 pandemic

April 21, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg has developed its first analysis of the potential economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Winnipeg.

Mayor’s Scholarship for Community Leadership Now Open for Applications

April 20, 2020 - Today, Mayor Brian Bowman announced the opening of the application period for the Mayor’s Scholarship for Community Leadership.

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

April 17, 2020 - Southbound Garry Street, from Ellice Avenue to Portage Avenue, will be temporarily closed from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. this Saturday, April 18 for building construction and maintenance work.

City develops new resources to inform residents of spring cleanup operations

April 17, 2020 - Accessing information about annual spring cleanup operations just got easier for Winnipeggers.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Charles Street

April 17, 2020 - At 1:51 a.m. on Friday, April 17, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a warehouse in the 0-100 block of Charles Street when the Winnipeg Police Service’s Air 1 spotted the fire and reported it to WFPS.

United Way, City of Winnipeg, and A & O: Support Services for Older Adults Inc. partner to support older Winnipeggers

April 16, 2020 - While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact everyone in our city, the City of Winnipeg, United Way Winnipeg, and A & O: Support Services for Older Adults Inc. are announcing a new partnership to provide additional support for older Winnipeggers.

Closure of City-owned and operated recreation centres, pools, arenas, and libraries leads to temporary lay-offs

April 15, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg remains committed to maintaining essential services while balancing the health, safety, and well-being of our employees and residents; however, the City also needs to be a responsible trustee of public funds and ensure prudent spending of taxpayers’ money.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Portage Avenue

April 14, 2020 - At 4:32 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a three-storey building in the 800 block of Portage Avenue. The building has both commercial and residential occupants.

City updates processes to accommodate electronic meetings of Council and Committees of Council

April 14, 2020 - Following adoption of a motion at the Special Meeting of City Council on April 3, Council will temporarily hold electronic meetings of Council and Committees of Council through April and May.

Update on the City's COVID-19 enforcement measures

April 14, 2020 - The City's Community Service Ambassadors (CSAs) and By-Law Enforcement Officers conducted 234 patrols in City of Winnipeg parks, open spaces, and athletic fields throughout the city since Saturday, April 11.

City of Winnipeg recognizes 911 call takers and dispatchers during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

April 14, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg is celebrating the important work of our Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) and Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) 911 call takers and dispatchers during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, April 12-18, 2020.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to house fire on Simcoe Street

April 10, 2020 - At 8:54 a.m. on Friday, April 10, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a vacant, two-storey house in the 300 block of Simcoe Street. Upon arrival on scene, crews encountered heave smoke and flames coming from the structure.

City of Winnipeg issues new order within City-owned parks and launches Community Service Ambassadors program

April 9, 2020 - Today, the City of Winnipeg launched the new Community Service Ambassador (CSA) program, which will see City employees deployed in City-owned public spaces to provide information to residents on COVID-19 and the measures being recommended by Manitoba Health, beginning Saturday, April 11, 2020.

Redwood Avenue from Charles Street to Aikins Street temporarily closed April 13 & 14

April 9, 2020 - Redwood Avenue, from Charles Street to Aikins Street, will be temporarily closed to traffic from 9 a.m. on Monday, April 13 until 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14, for landscaping and tree maintenance work.

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

April 9, 2020 - Southbound Garry Street, from Ellice Avenue to Portage Avenue, will be temporarily closed from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. this Saturday, April 11 for building construction and maintenance work.

Eastbound Corydon Avenue from Renfrew Street to Lindsay Street temporarily closed this Saturday

April 9, 2020 - Eastbound Corydon Avenue, from Renfrew Street to Lindsay Street, will be temporarily closed to traffic from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 11 for a railway crossing repair.

Transit Spring Schedule, new routes in Southwest Winnipeg in effect Sunday, April 12

April 8, 2020 - On Sunday, April 12, 2020, Winnipeg Transit's Spring Schedule will be in effect, including a new transit network in southwest Winnipeg connected to the new BLUE rapid transit line. 

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to house fire on Redwood Avenue

April 6, 2020 - At 3:40 p.m. on Monday, April 6, 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 Redwood Avenue.

City of Winnipeg: Flood Bulletin #2

April 6, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg has informed 41 property owners that their properties require dikes to protect their properties form river flooding, while another 16 properties remain at risk of river flooding and may require dikes.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire in Sargent Avenue apartment block

April 6, 2020 - At 5:50 a.m. on Monday, April 6, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of fire in a 4-storey apartment block in the first block of Sargent Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Carlton Street

April 5, 2020 - At 10:25 p.m. on Sunday, April 5, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to a report of fire in a 10-storey apartment block in the first block of Carlton Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fires on Helmsdale Avenue and Ashburn Street

April 5, 2020 - At 8:27 p.m. on Sunday, April 5, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to a report of fire in a two-and-a-half storey house under renovations in the 100 block of Helmsdale Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to house fire on King Edward Street

April 5, 2020 - At 2:36 p.m. on Sunday, April 5, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to a report of fire in a single family home in the 400 block of King Edward Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to hotel fire on Wellington Avenue

April 3, 2020 - At 3:19 p.m. on Friday, April 3, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to an automatic fire alarm at a hotel in the 1800 block of Wellington Avenue.

Winnipeg declares state of local emergency

April 3, 2020 - Today, Council voted unanimously to declare a state of local emergency for Winnipeg in response to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic.

Council Approves Unprecedented Relief Plan on Property and Business Taxpayers to Ease Financial Burden of Covid-19 on Property and Business Taxpayers

April 3, 2020 - At a Special Meeting of Council today, efforts to ease the financial burden of COVID-19 on Winnipeg homeowners and businesses were approved by Council.

Winnipeg City Hall closed to the public

April 2, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg remains committed to maintaining essential services while balancing the health, safety, and well-being of our employees and residents.

City of Winnipeg: Flood Bulletin #1

April 1, 2020 - In its 2020 March Flood Outlook released yesterday, the Province of Manitoba advised that there is a risk of moderate flooding on the Red River.

Last update: April 30, 2020