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2020 August News Releases

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to two afternoon fires

August 30, 2020 - At 2:09 p.m. on August 30, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a vacant two-storey house in the 600 block of Banning Street.

Statement From Mayor Brian Bowman Regarding Next Week’s Emergency Meeting of City Council

August 29, 2020 - Statement from Mayor Bowman

Lane closures in effect this weekend

August 28, 2020 - The following lane closures will be in place this weekend.

Elm Bark Beetle Control Program begins

August 28, 2020 - The City’s Elm Bark Beetle Control Program will begin Monday, August 31, 2020, weather permitting.

Additional City of Winnipeg recreation and leisure facilities to re-open, services expanded

August 28, 2020 - Beginning Tuesday, September 8, additional recreation and leisure facilities previously closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic will re-open.

Face masks required in City-operated facilities and vehicles, including onboard Transit vehicles

August 28, 2020 - As part of our commitment to ensure the health and safety of our residents and employees, effective Saturday, August 29, 2020 the City of Winnipeg is requiring that all individuals entering City-operated facilities or using City vehicles, including Winnipeg Transit or Winnipeg Transit Plus, must wear a face mask as a means to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on McDermot Avenue

August 28, 2020 - At 12:55 a.m. on August 28, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a vacant, two-and-a-half storey duplex in the 500 block of McDermot Avenue. Upon arrival on scene, crews encountered heavy smoke and flames coming from the structure.

Winnipeggers invited to talk about active transportation routes from St. Boniface to Downtown

August 27, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg is inviting residents to provide input into an active transportation link between St. Boniface and Downtown.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Mountain Avenue

August 26, 2020 - At 5:12 p.m. on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to a fire in a vacant two-storey house in the 300 block of Mountain Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Bannatyne Avenue

August 26, 2020 - At 6:55 p.m. on Tuesday, August 25, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a house fire in the 400 block of Bannatyne Avenue.

Outdoor aquatics facilities set to close for the season

August 25, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg’s wading pools, outdoor pools, and spray pads are set to close in the coming days and weeks.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Marksbridge Drive

August 22, 2020 - At 3:33 p.m. on August 22, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in the first 100 block of Marksbridge Drive.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fires on Beverley Street and in three department stores

August 21, 2020 - At 11:25 p.m. on August 20, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a two-and-a-half-storey home in the 300 block of Beverley Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to carbon monoxide incident on Brookshire Street

August 20, 2020 - At 1:35 p.m. on August 19, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a carbon monoxide alarm activation inside a single-family home on Brookshire Street.

Upcoming temporary closures and restrictions at the intersection of Fermor Avenue and Lagimodière Boulevard

August 20, 2020 - Starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, August 21, temporary closures and traffic restrictions at the intersection of Fermor Avenue at Lagimodière Boulevard will be in effect until 9 p.m. on Sunday, August 23 for paving operations.

Residents invited to help shape the future of road safety in Winnipeg

August 19, 2020 - With road safety at the forefront of many local conversations, the City of Winnipeg is inviting residents to talk about how we can contribute to making Winnipeg streets safer for all road users.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to a fire on Langside Street

August 18, 2020 - At 3:56 p.m. on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a two-storey home in the 500 block of Langside Street.

City launches Transit priority seating policy review

August 18, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg is currently reviewing options for priority seating on Winnipeg Transit buses in an effort to improve accessibility for passengers.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fires on Elgin Avenue and Aberdeen Avenue

August 18, 2020 - At 1 a.m. on August 18, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in the 400 block of Elgin Avenue. The incident was reported by on-duty members of the Winnipeg Police Service.

City seeking feedback regarding Open Streets

August 17, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg is asking for feedback from residents as we evaluate options for the potential future implementation of Open Streets (Enhanced Sunday/Holiday Bicycle Routes).

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to carbon monoxide incident on Westwood Drive

August 17, 2020 - At 5:39 a.m. on August 16, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a carbon monoxide alarm activation inside a townhouse suite in the 300 block of Westwood Drive.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Queenston Street

August 15, 2020 - At 11:59 p.m. on August 14, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a two-storey home in the 100 block of Queenston Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Spence Street

August 14, 2020 - At 2:44 p.m. on August 14, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a two-and-a-half-storey converted residential dwelling in the 600 block of Spence Street.

Major roadwork on Empress Street concludes

August 13, 2020 - Today, Councillor Matt Allard, Chairperson of the Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works was joined by dignitaries from the Government of Canada and the Province of Manitoba to announce the conclusion of roadworks on Empress Street from Portage Avenue to St. Matthews Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fires on Barber Street and Smith Street

August 13, 2020 - At 2:14 a.m. on August 13, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire at a one-and-a-half-storey house in the 100 block of Barber Street.

Winnipeg Transit Fall Schedule in effect Sunday, September 6

August 12, 2020 - Winnipeg Transit’s Fall Schedule will take effect Sunday, September 6, and is structured to respond to an anticipated increase in ridership while ensuring the safety of our passengers and our bus operators.

Citizens encouraged to get involved on Boards and Commissions

August 10, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg is now accepting applications for positions on various Boards and Commissions until October 16, 2020.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fires on Manitoba Avenue and Kirkbridge Drive

August 10, 2020 - At 9:34 p.m. on August 9, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a one-and-a-half-storey house in the 400 block of Manitoba Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to a fire on Arlington Street

August 6, 2020 - At 9:35 p.m. on August 5, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a two-storey house in the 400 block of Arlington Street.

City of Winnipeg reopening additional facilities and wading pools

August 4, 2020 - As of July 30, all staff from the Community Services Department who were temporarily laid off as a result of COVID-19 have been recalled. The final group of recalls was completed enabling the City to reopen a number of recreation facilities.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to a fire on Agnes Street and a technical rescue on Ronald Street

August 3, 2020 - At 3:49 p.m. on Monday, August 3,2020 the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a two-storey home in the 300 block of Agnes Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to a fire on Kennedy Street

August 3, 2020 - At 9:17 a.m. on Monday, August 3, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a three-storey apartment building in the 400 block of Kennedy Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to a fire on William Avenue West

August 2, 2020 - At 4:57 p.m. on Saturday, August 1, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a one-and-a-half storey home in the 1300 block of William Avenue West.

Last update: August 31, 2020