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2020 June News Releases

City outdoor pools and wading pools set to begin opening on July 3

June 30, 2020 - Select outdoor pools and wading pools are scheduled to open to the public as early as July 3, with staggered openings for locations throughout the city.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Furby Street

June 29, 2020 - At 12:26 p.m. on June 29, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in the three-storey apartment block in the 500 block of Furby Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Alexander Avenue

June 27, 2020 - At 1:33 a.m. on June 27, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a one-and-a-half storey house in the 1100 block of Alexander Avenue.

On-street parking rates to decrease by $0.75 beginning July 1

June 26, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg will implement the on-street paid parking price reduction of $0.75 per hour over the next six to eight weeks, beginning July 1, 2020.

Stretch of Taylor Avenue to close intermittently for sewer repair

June 26, 2020 - An intermittent full closure of Taylor Avenue from Nathaniel Street to Harrow Street will begin overnight.

Westbound Portage Avenue East temporarily closed to traffic this Sunday

June 26, 2020 - Westbound Portage Avenue East from Westbrook Street to Main Street will be temporarily closed to traffic from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. this Sunday, June 28, for crane work.

City of Winnipeg to resume limited day camps, extend temporary patio registrations

June 25, 2020 - Select City of Winnipeg summer day camps for preschool, children and youth are expected to start the week of July 6. Registration for limited day camps will begin on Friday, June 26 at 8 a.m.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fires on Goulet St and Cumberland Ave

June 24, 2020 - At 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to a fire in an apartment building in the 300 block of Cumberland Avenue.

City accepting applications for the Welcoming Winnipeg Committee of Community Members

June 23, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg is seeking applicants to be part of the Welcoming Winnipeg Committee of Community Members.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Selkirk Avenue

June 22, 2020 - At 8:49 p.m. on Monday, June 22, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a one-and-a-half storey home in the 200 block of Selkirk Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Sherbrook Street

June 21, 2020 - At 12:07 p.m. on Sunday, June 21, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a six-storey apartment building in the 600 block of Sherbrook Street, after members of the Winnipeg Police Service general patrol noticed smoke coming from the building.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Marlene Street

June 20, 2020 - At 2:24 p.m. on Saturday, June 20, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a townhouse in the 0-100 block of Marlene Street.

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

June 20, 2020 - At 6:08 a.m. on Saturday, June 20, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a house fire in the 300 block of Alfred Avenue.

Edmonton Street closed between Ellice Avenue and Qu'Appelle Avenue on Monday

June 19, 2020 - Starting at 9 a.m. on Monday, June 22, Edmonton Street will be closed in both directions between Ellice Avenue and Qu'Appelle Avenue until 3 p.m. for building construction and maintenance work.

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

June 19, 2020 - Garry Street, from Ellice Avenue to Portage Avenue, will be temporarily closed from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. this Sunday, June 21 for building construction and maintenance work.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fires on Alfred Avenue, William Avenue and College Avenue

June 19, 2020 - At 8:11 a.m. on June 19, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a one-and-a-half storey house in the 500 block of Alfred Avenue.

Several City of Winnipeg services set to resume June 22

June 19, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg is set to resume a number of services effective June 22, in accordance with the Province of Manitoba’s Restoring Safe Services plan.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Garwood Avenue

June 18, 2020 - At 3:02 p.m. on June 18, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a single-family bungalow in the 1000 block of Garwood Avenue.

Mandate Letters Delivered and Posted Online for Public Viewing

June 18, 2020 - Mandate letters have been delivered and are now available online for the public to view, Mayor Brian Bowman announced today.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on College Avenue

June 18, 2020 - At 3:26 a.m. on June 18, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a two-storey, converted residential dwelling in the 500 block of College Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to apartment fire on Poplar Avenue

June 17, 2020 - At 3:31 p.m. on June 17, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a three-storey, apartment block in the 300 block of Poplar Avenue.

Winnipeg Public Library kicks-off online TD Summer Reading Club

June 17, 2020 - The TD Summer Reading Club returns this year, with summer reading activities available online for children up to age 12. Registration is available online at the TD Summer Reading Club website.

Be One in a Million – Plant a Tree and Let Us Know About It

June 17, 2020 - Winnipeggers love their trees but our incredible urban forest is at risk due to old age, disease, and invasive species.

Plessis Road to temporarily close between Kildonan Meadow Drive and Transcona Boulevard

June 17, 2020 - From Friday, June 19 at 6 p.m. until Monday, June 22 at 11 p.m., northbound and southbound Plessis Road between Kildonan Meadow Drive and Transcona Boulevard will be completely closed to vehicular traffic for rail crossing repairs.

Winnipeg Public Library invites applications for the position of Writer-in-Residence for 2020-2021

June 17, 2020 - Winnipeg Public Library is seeking applications for the 2020-2021 edition of its Writer-in-Residence program.

Several City of Winnipeg services and programs set to resume in the coming days and weeks

June 16, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg is set to resume a number of services and programs in the coming days and weeks, in accordance with the Province of Manitoba’s Restoring Safe Services plan.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to multiple fires

June 15, 2020 - At 11:23 p.m. on June 14, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a two-storey, converted residential dwelling in the 600 block of Agnes Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Mountain Avenue

June 13, 2020 - At 5:54 p.m. on Saturday, June 13, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a three-storey apartment block in the 300 block of Mountain Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Burrows Avenue

June 13, 2020 - At 11:59 a.m. on Saturday, June 13, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a vacant bungalow in the 500 block of Burrows Avenue.

Mayor Bowman Makes Changes to Leadership Roles

June 12, 2020 - Today, Mayor Brian Bowman announced changes to leadership roles to better position and respond to global challenges affecting our community.

Insect Control Update #3

June 12, 2020 - On Monday, June 15, 2020 weather permitting, the City of Winnipeg’s Insect Control Branch will start its Emerald Ash Borer treatment program in the following Insect Management Areas

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

June 11, 2020 - At 5:19 p.m. on Thursday, June 11, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a one-storey, single-family home in the 700 block of Borebank Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fires on Jamison Avenue and Kildonan Drive

June 11, 2020 - At 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 11, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a one-storey, single-family home in the 500 block of Jamison Avenue.

Winnipeg Public Library to partially reopen five additional branches and expand services and hours of operation

June 11, 2020 - On Monday, June 22, five additional Winnipeg Public Library (WPL) branches are set to partially reopen.

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

June 11, 2020 - Eastbound Stradbrook Avenue, between Donald Street and Harkness Avenue will be temporarily closed from 7 p.m. this Saturday, June 13, until 6 a.m. on Sunday morning, June 14, for crane work.

City’s annual bicycle auction to be held online this year

June 11, 2020 - In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s unclaimed bicycle auction will be held online. 

City of Winnipeg calling on building owners to participate in building energy disclosure project

June 10, 2020 - In an effort to promote data transparency and support its climate action goals, the City of Winnipeg has created a new project to publicly map community building energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

City awards renovation grants to 15 community centres

June 10, 2020 - Fifteen City-owned community centres will receive funding for renovations through the City of Winnipeg’s Community Centre Renovation Grant program (CCRGP).

City launches new online photo evidence viewer for parking tickets

June 9, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg is launching a new online tool that allows vehicle owners to view the photo evidence associated with parking tickets from their computer or mobile device.

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

June 8, 2020 - At 9:11 p.m. on Monday, June 8, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a two-storey house in the 600 block of McGee Street.

City officially opens pedestrian-cyclist underpass beneath Fermor Avenue

June 8, 2020 - Today, Councillor Matt Allard, Chairperson of the Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works, and Councillor Brian Mayes, St. Vital Ward, officially opened the pedestrian-cyclist underpass beneath Fermor Avenue.

City releases Financial Status Report and Forecast to March 31, 2020

June 8, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg’s first quarter financial status report and forecast is forecasting a projected deficit in the tax-supported operating budget (General Revenue Fund) of $25.8 million, as at March 31, 2020.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fires on River Road and Flora Avenue

June 7, 2020 - At 2:08 p.m. on Sunday, June 7, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a two-storey, multi-family residence in the 700 block of River Road.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Autumnwood Drive

June 6, 2020 - At 5:02 p.m. on Saturday, June 6, 2020 the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a four-storey, multi-family residence in the 1000 block of Autumnwood Drive.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Selkirk Avenue

June 6, 2020 - At 1:55 a.m. on Saturday, June 6, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a two-storey, mixed-use building in the 500 block of Selkirk Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service issues reminder of open-air fire restrictions during windy conditions for Winnipeg

June 4, 2020 - Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service issues reminder of open-air fire restrictions during windy conditions for Winnipeg.

Public invited to view the Wellington Riverbank, Path, and Roadway Project recommended design

June 3, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg is inviting residents to view and provide feedback on the recommended design for the Wellington Riverbank, Path, and Roadway Project.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to house fire on Victor Street

June 3, 2020 - At 12:20 a.m. on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in the 700 block of Victor Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Responds to house fire on Kay Crescent

June 2, 2020 - At 11:05 a.m. on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service crews responded to reports of a fire in single-family bungalow in the 1-100 block of Kay Crescent.

City of Winnipeg spray pads to begin opening June 3

June 2, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg is opening 18 of its 21 stand-alone spray pads beginning Wednesday, June 3, in accordance with the Province of Manitoba’s Restoring Safe Services plan.

Northbound Watt Street to temporarily close between Harbison Avenue West and Munroe Avenue

June 2, 2020 - From Wednesday, June 3 at 6 a.m. until Friday, July 31 at 6 p.m., northbound Watt Street between Harbison Avenue West and Munroe Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic for water main renewal work.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Responds to fire on Main Street

June 1, 2020 - At 5:26 p.m. on June 1, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of a fire in the rear of a commercial building in the 900 block of Main Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to wildland fire

June 1, 2020 - At 7:10 p.m. on Sunday, May 31, 2020, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of a fire near the area of Fermor Avenue and Plessis Road.

Last update: July 3, 2020