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2020 May News Releases

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Baltimore Road

May 31, 2020 - At 9:26 p.m. on May 30, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of fire in a detached garage in the rear of the 300 block of Baltimore Road.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Sloane Crescent

May 30, 2020 - At 10:03 p.m. on May 29, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of fire in an attached garage of a single-family bungalow in the first block of Sloane Crescent.

Southbound Empress Street will be completely closed between Eastway and St. John Ambulance Way

May 29, 2020 - Starting this Sunday, May 31 at 9 a.m. until Wednesday, July 15 at 3 p.m., southbound Empress Street between Eastway and St. John Ambulance Way will be completely closed to vehicular traffic for construction work.

Winnipeg Public Library provides holds pick-up service at Millennium, Henderson and Pembina Trail branches

May 26, 2020 - The Winnipeg Public Library has released details of the first phase of restored services in response to the Province of Manitoba’s Restoring Safe Services plan by reopening three branches for holds pick-up service only.

Upcoming temporary closure of southbound Vaughan Street from Webb Place to Graham Avenue

May 26, 2020 - Southbound Vaughan Street from Webb Place to Graham Avenue will be closed to all vehicular traffic starting Wednesday, May 27 at 6 a.m. until Friday, July 3 at 3:30 p.m. to accommodate electrical, lighting, and signals work.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Maryland Street

May 26, 2020 - At 12:36 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a three-storey, multiple family home in the 300 block of Maryland Street.

Spring cleanup complete

May 25, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg's spring cleanup of streets, sidewalks, boulevards, and parks is now complete.

City promoting food source sustainability with compost giveaway

May 25, 2020 - To promote food source sustainability, the City of Winnipeg is giving away free compost from June 1-7.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service celebrates Paramedic Services Week

May 25, 2020 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) proudly celebrates Winnipeg paramedics during Paramedic Services Week, an annual awareness week that kicked off today.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Agnes Street

May 24, 2020 - At 3:27 a.m. on Sunday, May 24, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in two-storey, multi-family home in the 600 block of Agnes Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Garry Street

May 23, 2020 - At 1:06 p.m. on Saturday, May 23, 2020 the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a hotel in the 100 block of Garry Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Leila Avenue

May 23, 2020 - At 10:59 p.m. on Friday, May 22, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a commercial building in the 600 block of Leila Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Young Street

May 22, 2020 - At 5:23 p.m. on Friday, May 22, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a three-storey, multi-family residence in the 400 block of Young Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Sinclair Street

May 22, 2020 - At 1:22 a.m. on Friday, May 22, 2020, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to an automatic alarm for a fire in a housing complex in the 1000 block of Sinclair Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Selkirk Avenue

May 21, 2020 - At 3:05 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, 2020, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a vacant bungalow in the 700 block of Selkirk Avenue.

Insect Control Update #2

May 21, 2020 - On Sunday, May 24, 2020, weather permitting, the City of Winnipeg’s Insect Control Branch will commence its tree pest caterpillar control program starting at 9:30 p.m. in Insect Management Areas IMA 5 (Glenelm) and IMA 2 (Kildonan Drive).

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

May 21, 2020 - At 8:32 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a one-and-a-half storey, single-family home in the 300 block of Arnold Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to two overnight fires

May 20, 2020 - At 2:24 a.m. on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to a garage fire in the rear of the 200 block of Watt Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to house fire on William Whiteway Bay

May 18, 2020 - At 6:10 p.m. on Monday, May 18, 2020, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a single-family bungalow in the first block of William Whiteway Bay.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to two overnight structure fires

May 18, 2020 - At 1:22 a.m. on Monday, May 18, 2020, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to an automatic alarm in a City of Winnipeg-owned house located at 1637 Main Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Alexander Avenue

May 17, 2020 - At 1:13 p.m. on Sunday, May 17, 2020, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a two-and-a-half-storey duplex in the 600-block of Alexander Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Myrtle Street

May 17, 2020 - At 12:14 a.m. on Sunday, May 17, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire at a warehouse in the first block of Myrtle Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to shed fire at St. Boniface Hospital

May 16, 2020 - At 6:45 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a shed behind the St. Boniface Hospital.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service reminds residents to help prevent arson

May 15, 2020 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) reminds residents to take steps to prevent fires in their yards and properties.

City expands Permits Online service to assist homeowners in managing outdoor home renovation projects

May 15, 2020 - As Winnipeg residents prepare for summer home renovation projects, the City of Winnipeg has expanded its Permits Online service to allow homeowners to submit digital permit applications for certain types of residential projects.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Edgeland Boulevard and a gas leak on Springfield Road

May 14, 2020 - At 10:39 a.m. on Thursday, May 14, 2020, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a two-storey, multi-family building in the 200 block of Edgeland Boulevard.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Marjorie Street

May 12, 2020 - At 2:57 a.m. on Tuesday May 12, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a one-storey, single-family home in the 300 block of Marjorie Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Lipton Street

May 11, 2020 - At 8:26 p.m. on May 11, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a two-storey residence in the 100 block of Lipton Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fires on Flora Avenue and Alfred Avenue

May 11, 2020 - At 7:13 p.m., on Monday, May 11, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a house in the 400 block of Flora Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to multiple overnight fires

May 11, 2020 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to a number of fires overnight, two of which involved structures.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Selkirk Avenue

May 11, 2020 - At 4:39 a.m. on Monday, May 11, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a vacant house in the 500 block of Selkirk Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Phil Chris Way

May 9, 2020 - At 7:29 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a one-storey, single family home in the 100 block of Phil Chris Way.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Austin Street North

May 9, 2020 - At 11:57 p.m. on Friday, May 8, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a three-storey, multi-family residence in the 200 block of Austin Street North.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire in high-rise on Edmonton Street

May 8, 2020 - At 11:10 p.m. on May 7, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in an 18-storey apartment building in the 400 block of Edmonton Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fires on Bannerman Avenue, Le Maire Street, and Houde Drive

May 7, 2020 - At 8:07 p.m. on May 6, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a one-and-a-half storey single family home in the 600 block of Bannerman Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service perform water rescue on Red River

May 6, 2020 - At 12:36 p.m. on May 6, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of an individual in the Red River who was unable to get to shore due to swiftly moving water.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fires on Provencher Boulevard and Stella Avenue

May 3, 2020 - At 2:43 a.m. on Sunday, May 3, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a two-storey commercial building in the 100 block of Provencher Boulevard.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Elgin Avenue

May 1, 2020 - At 6:18 p.m. on Friday, May 1, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a vacant bungalow in the 400 block of Elgin Avenue.

City offers temporary patio approvals to local restaurants for participation in first phase of restored services

May 1, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg has released details of a temporary patio approval process available for local restaurants in response to the Province of Manitoba’s Restoring Safe Services plan.

Annual water meter reading program cancelled

May 1, 2020 - Due to concerns about COVID-19, the City of Winnipeg Water and Waste Department’s annual water meter reading program has been cancelled for 2020.

Winnipeg Transit launches WINNpass

May 1, 2020 - Applications are now being accepted for a new program that will provide discounted adult monthly transit passes to eligible families in the city of Winnipeg.

City of Winnipeg announces measures to enhance local food security

May 1, 2020 - During this global pandemic, it is important to ensure that Winnipeggers continue to have access to fresh, local food.

Last update: June 1, 2020