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2020 July News Releases

City adds another street to list of open street routes designated for active transportation

July 31, 2020 - In an effort to assist with social distancing requirements and provide additional recreational opportunities during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City has added Vialoux Drive to the list of open street routes designated for active transportation.

Assiniboine Forest reopened

July 29, 2020 - The portion of Assiniboine Forest previously closed due to dangerous coyote activity has been reopened.

Freight House outdoor swimming pool opens today

July 29, 2020 - The Freight House Recreation Centre outdoor pool, located at 200 Isabel Street, will be open for public use today.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to a fire on Balmoral Street

July 29, 2020 - At 10:38 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a three-storey building in the 500 block of Balmoral Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fires on Pritchard Avenue and Maryland Street

July 28, 2020 - At 2:09 a.m. on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a vacant house in the 200 block of Pritchard Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fires on Austin Street North and Dalemore Lane

July 27, 2020 - At 12:46 a.m. on Monday, July 27, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a two-storey home in the 200 block of Austin Street North.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fires on Sherbrook Street and Pritchard Avenue

July 25, 2020 - At 7:18 a.m. on Saturday, July 25, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a two-storey home in the 300 block of Pritchard Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to a fire on Manitoba Avenue

July 24, 2020 - At 12:05 p.m. on Friday, July 24, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a one-storey home in the 1100 block of Manitoba Avenue.

Residential adult nuisance mosquito fogging program to begin tomorrow

July 22, 2020 - In response to a recent increase in adult nuisance mosquitoes, the City of Winnipeg will begin its residential adult nuisance mosquito fogging program on Thursday, July 23, 2020.

All Winnipeg Public Library branches offering holds pick-up service beginning August 4

July 21, 2020 - Book returns are now being accepted at all Winnipeg Public Library locations (except Cornish, which is currently closed for construction) during operating hours.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Day Street

July 19, 2020 - At 4:36 p.m. on July 19, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in convenience store in the 1300 block of Day Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Redwood Avenue

July 17, 2020 - At 12:21 p.m. on July 17, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a one-and-a-half storey house in the 200 block of Redwood Avenue.

Portions of King Street and William Avenue to temporarily close

July 17, 2020 - The following lane closures will be in place for all vehicular traffic starting at 6 a.m. on Monday, July 20 until 4 p.m. on Friday, July 31, to facilitate the demolition of the former Public Safety Building (PSB).

City of Winnipeg recalling employees in preparation for resumption of Transit service

July 17, 2020 - Due to a steady increase in Transit ridership over the past few weeks, the City of Winnipeg will immediately begin recalling the approximately 120 Winnipeg Transit Operators and 41 Operators-in-Training who were temporarily laid off to prepare for the resumption of summer Transit service.

Registration for swim & fitness blocks for Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex & Pan Am Pool now open

July 17, 2020 - Starting today, you can register for two-hour public swim, lap swim and fitness blocks at the Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex and Pan Am Pool.

Stretch of St. James Street to temporarily close for rail crossing repairs

July 16, 2020 - St. James Street will temporarily close tomorrow between Saskatchewan Avenue and Dublin Avenue for weekend rail crossing repairs.

Mayor Bowman Awards Recipients of Mayor's Scholarship for Community Leadership

July 16, 2020 - During a virtual reception today, Mayor Brian Bowman awarded this year's five winning recipients of the Mayor's Scholarship for Community Leadership.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Toronto Street

July 15, 2020 - At 11:02 a.m. on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a vacant house on fire in the 500 block of Toronto Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Balmoral Street

July 15, 2020 - At 4:25 a.m. on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a two-storey home in the 500 block of Balmoral Street.

Emergency closure at Assiniboine Forest

July 14, 2020 - A large portion of the Assiniboine Forest is temporarily closed due to dangerous coyote activity.

Planning for our shared future: City of Winnipeg seeking input on strategy for the sustainable growth of our city

July 13, 2020 - With Winnipeg on pace to grow by over 160,000 people in the next 20 years, the City of Winnipeg is determining how our city should grow in way that builds community, improves quality of life, and ensures sustainability for the environment.

Sheep coming baaaaack to Living Prairie Museum

July 13, 2020 - A flock of hungry sheep will soon return to Winnipeg's Living Prairie Museum for their second year on an unofficial maintenance crew.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to a fire on Selkirk Avenue

July 12, 2020 - At 7:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 12, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a three-storey, multi-family building in the 100 block of Selkirk Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fires on Elgin Avenue and Young Street

July 12, 2020 - At 8:55 p.m. on Saturday, July 11, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a two-and-a-half storey home in the 400 block of Elgin Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Lumsden Avenue

July 9, 2020 - At 4:50 p.m. on July 9, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in the three-storey townhouse complex in the 100 block of Lumsden Avenue.

Stretch of Redwood Avenue temporarily closed July 11 to 28

July 9, 2020 - Eastbound and westbound Redwood Avenue, from Charles Street to Main Street, will be temporarily closed to traffic from 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 11 until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28, for sewer work.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fires on Barber Street and William Newton Avenue

July 8, 2020 - At 12:27 a.m. on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in two-storey apartment building in the 100 block of Barber Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to a fire on Alfred Avenue

July 7, 2020 - At 2:39 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a two-storey home in the 800 block of Alfred Avenue.

City of Winnipeg recalling additional employees in preparation for resumption of more services

July 7, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg will be recalling approximately 195 Community Services Department employees to prepare for the resumption of additional services.

Eastbound and westbound Taylor Avenue to close overnight this week for sewer repair

July 6, 2020 - An intermittent overnight full closure of Taylor Avenue from Pembina Highway to Stafford Street will begin Monday, July 6 at 8 p.m. These overnight road closures will occur every night this week until 6 a.m. Saturday, July 11 to accommodate sewer repairs.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to a house fire on Flora Avenue and two garage fires

July 6, 2020 - At 2:39 a.m. on Monday, July 6, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a vacant house in the 400 block of Flora Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to several water rescue and fire calls

July 5, 2020 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to several significant incidents during the evening of July 4, 2020.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Barber Street

July 4, 2020 - At 10:40 a.m. on July 4, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a two-storey apartment complex in the 100 block of Barber Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fires on Langside Street and Alexander Avenue

July 4, 2020 - At 2:55 a.m. on July 4, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a converted residential dwelling in the 500 block of Langside Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to apartment fire on Sherbrook Street

July 3, 2020 - At 8:47 a.m. on Friday, July 3, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in an apartment block in the 900 block of Sherbrook Street.

Stretch of Taylor Avenue to close overnight on Sunday for sewer repair

July 3, 2020 - Taylor Avenue from Harrow Street to Stafford Street will be closed from Sunday, July 5 at 8 p.m. to Monday, July 6 at 6 a.m. to accommodate overnight sewer repair work.

Living Prairie Museum updates summer hours and public programming

July 3, 2020 - The Living Prairie Museum Interpretive Centre will adjust its public programming on Saturday, July 4, 2020.

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

July 2, 2020 - At 6:54 p.m. on Thursday, July 2, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a two-storey home in the 300 block of Flora Avenue.

Adult nuisance mosquito fogging program to begin with golf courses, public parks, and open spaces

July 2, 2020 - In response to a recent increase in adult nuisance mosquitoes, the City of Winnipeg will begin its adult nuisance mosquito fogging program on Friday, July 3, 2020.

City selects neighbourhoods to participate in residential food waste collection pilot

July 2, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg has selected the five neighbourhoods participating in the residential food waste collection pilot project, which is set to begin in October.

Last update: July 31, 2020