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2020 September News Releases

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Redwood Avenue

September 30, 2020 - At 3:40 p.m. on September 30, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a bungalow in the 700 block of Redwood Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Union Avenue West

September 30, 2020 - At 10:03 a.m. on September 30, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a vacant bungalow in the 200 block of Union Avenue West.

Upcoming temporary closures: Corydon Avenue and Stafford Street

September 30, 2020 - Two busy streets in the Grant Park area will close this weekend to accommodate road work.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Alfred Avenue

September 30, 2020 - At 1:17 a.m. on September 30, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a vacant, two-storey house in the 300 block of Alfred Avenue.

City to assess and collect penalties and interest for late payments of various fees and fines

September 29, 2020 - Effective October 1, 2020, the City of Winnipeg will begin assessing and collecting penalties and interest for late payments of various fees and fines, including for ambulance bills, parking tickets, and water bills, among others. This does not apply to penalties for unpaid property and business taxes, as these can still be paid late until November 30, 2020 without penalty.

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

September 29, 2020 - At 2:58 a.m. on September 29, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to a house fire in the 700 block of Burrows Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Middle Gate

September 28, 2020 - At 6:19 p.m. on September 28, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a two-and-a-half-storey single-family home on Middle Gate.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Langside Street

September 27, 2020 - At 6:21 a.m. on September 27, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a two-storey house in the 500 block of Langside Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to MVC on Logan Avenue

September 25, 2020 - At 3:43 p.m. on September 25, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a school bus into a hydro pole near the intersection of Logan Avenue and Stanley Street.

Audible pedestrian signals installed at all signalized intersections throughout Winnipeg

September 24, 2020 - Today, Matt Allard, Chairperson of the Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works, and Councillor Ross Eadie, Mynarski, to announce the successful implementation of audible pedestrian signals at all signalized intersections throughout the city.

Section of Notre Dame Avenue to temporarily close

September 24, 2020 - Notre Dame Avenue between Erin Street and Wall Street will be temporarily closed to traffic starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, September 25 for a railway crossing repair.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to apartment fire on Qu'Appelle Avenue

September 23, 2020 - At 2:11 p.m. on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a four-storey apartment building in the 300 block of Qu’Appelle Avenue.

Public advised of potential COVID-19 exposure on Winnipeg Transit

September 22, 2020 - Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living has indicated a bus passenger who has since tested positive for COVID-19 rode Transit on two occasions.

Winnipeg Public Library announces 2020-2021 Writer-in-Residence

September 22, 2020 - The Winnipeg Public Library is pleased to announce that Lauren Carter is its new Writer-in-Residence for 2020-2021, and will be available for consultations starting October 1, 2020.

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

September 21, 2020 - At 3:20 p.m. on Monday, September 21, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a one-storey, single-family home in the 100 block of Donan Street.

Public advised of potential COVID-19 exposure on Winnipeg Transit

September 21, 2020 - Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living has indicated a bus passenger who has since tested positive for COVID-19 rode Transit on Tuesday, September 15.

City of Winnipeg implements electronic voting

September 21, 2020 - Today’s Executive Policy Committee (EPC) meeting will mark the first votes cast via the City of Winnipeg’s new electronic Vote Information System (VIS).

Public advised of potential COVID-19 exposure on Winnipeg Transit

September 20, 2020 - Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living has indicated a Winnipeg Transit passenger has tested positive for COVID-19.

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

September 20, 2020 - At 5:21 p.m. on Saturday, September 19, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a one-storey home in the 400 block of Sherbrook Street.

Jubilee Overpass to temporarily close

September 18, 2020 - The Jubilee Overpass at Pembina Highway will be closed on Monday, September 21 from 8:30 p.m. until 5 a.m. on Tuesday, September 22 for street lighting repairs.

Temporary closure of Arlington Bridge

September 18, 2020 - The Arlington Bridge between Dufferin Avenue and Logan Avenue will be temporarily closed for two weeks for maintenance, beginning at 6 a.m. on Monday, September 21, until 6 a.m. on Monday, October 5.

Winnipeggers invited to provide feedback on draft residential infill guidelines

September 18, 2020 - Building on the priorities identified in the Residential Infill Strategy's Implementation Action Plan, the City of Winnipeg is seeking public input on draft Infill Development Guidelines to help ensure that new development in Mature Communities is compatible in form, scale, and design.

Winnipeg Public Library to expand services beginning Monday, September 21

September 18, 2020 - On Monday, September 21, 2020, Winnipeg Public Library will expand services at all of its branches to include collection browsing, limited computer use, self-pick-up of holds, and printing and photocopying.

2021 City of Winnipeg Budget Review Process Underway

September 17, 2020 - Today, Mayor Brian Bowman and Councillor Scott Gillingham (St. James) Chair of the Standing Policy Committee on Finance, announced the initiation of the 2021 City of Winnipeg Budget Review Process.

City breaks ground on redevelopment of Blue Bird and Lismore Parks

September 17, 2020 - Councillor Vivian Santos and community members participated in a ground-breaking ceremony today to recognize the beginning of construction at the connecting Blue Bird and Lismore Parks located in the Brooklands neighbourhood.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fires on College Avenue and Albert Street

September 16, 2020 - At 9:52 p.m. on September 15, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a two-and-a-half-storey, four-plex building in the 300 block of College Avenue.

Statement from Mayor Brian Bowman Regarding Significant Funding Milestone for the North End Sewage Treatment Plant

September 15, 2020 - Statement from Mayor Bowman: “Since 2016, the City of Winnipeg has been alone in its efforts to upgrade the North End Sewage Treatment Plant and today marks a milestone in those efforts to gain significant funding commitments from the provincial and federal governments.”

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Mountain Avenue

September 15, 2020 - At 1:43 a.m. on September 15, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a vacant two-storey house in the 300 block of Mountain Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Burrows Avenue

September 14, 2020 - At 7:06 p.m. on September 14, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a vacant two-storey house in the 500 block of Burrows Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fires on Alfred Avenue and Buckingham Road

September 13, 2020 - At 5:47 p.m. on September 13, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a vacant two-storey house in the 300 block of Alfred Avenue.

Public advised of potential COVID-19 exposure on Winnipeg Transit routes

September 12, 2020 - Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living has indicated a bus passenger who has since tested positive for COVID-19 rode Transit on multiple occasions between August 31 and September 2.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Stella Avenue

September 12, 2020 - At 7:42 a.m. on September 12, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a two-storey house under construction in the 400 block of Stella Avenue.

Search for Winnipeg’s Next CAO Resumes After a Pause for the Multi-Year Balanced Budget Process and the Global Pandemic

September 11, 2020 - Today, Mayor Brian Bowman joined the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) recruitment committee for a status update as the recruitment process to find the City of Winnipeg’s next CAO resumed.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Disraeli Street

September 9, 2020 - At 9:33 p.m. on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a vacant three-storey duplex in the 0-100 block of Disraeli Street.

Public advised of potential COVID-19 exposure on Winnipeg Transit bus

September 9, 2020 - Based on information provided by Manitoba Health, including time, date and location, Winnipeg Transit has confirmed a potential exposure to COVID-19 on a bus on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

Southdale residents can now slide or swing over to Burmac Park

September 9, 2020 - Mayor Brian Bowman, Councillor Sherri Rollins, and Councillor Matt Allard participated in a ribbon cutting today to recognize playground renovations at Burmac Park.

City releases Financial Status and Forecast Report to June 30, 2020 and updated economic analysis on impacts of COVID-19

September 9, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg has released the Financial Status and Forecast Report to June 30, 2020 and also updated its analysis of the potential economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Winnipeg.

Temporary closure of Hargrave Street between St. Mary Avenue and Graham Avenue

September 9, 2020 - Northbound Hargrave Street between St. Mary Avenue and Graham Avenue will be temporarily closed to vehicle traffic from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 10 for water repairs.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Selkirk Avenue

September 9, 2020 - At 5:43 a.m. on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a two-and-a-half storey home in the 700 block of Selkirk Avenue.

Major paving operations in the Downtown to begin tonight

September 8, 2020 - The following cross streets along the north side of Portage Avenue will be intermittently closed between the hours of 6 p.m. and 7 a.m. at the following locations for a major asphalt paving operation

City announces inaugural Welcoming Winnipeg Committee of Community Members

September 8, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg is proud to introduce the newly established Welcoming Winnipeg Committee of Community Members, who will make recommendations to help guide the decisions regarding requests to create new, add to, or remove/rename historical markers and place names and resolve the absence of Indigenous perspectives, experiences, and contributions in stories remembered and commemorated.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to a house fire on Viking Road

September 7, 2020 - At 2:17 p.m. on September 7, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in the 0-100 block of Viking Road.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to a house fire on Harbison Avenue West

September 6, 2020 - At 2:20 a.m. on Sunday, September 6, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a house fire in the 300 block of Harbison Avenue West.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to a hazardous material incident and a house fire

September 5, 2020 - At 4:13 p.m. on Friday, September 4, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to a hazardous material incident in the 100 block of Sidney Smith Street.

City of Winnipeg offering reduced Leisure Guide programming this fall

September 4, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg is offering reduced Leisure Guide programming this fall.

Jubilee Overpass closed to traffic overnight next Tuesday and Wednesday

September 4, 2020 - The Jubilee Overpass at Pembina Highway will be closed overnight on both Tuesday and Wednesday nights, September 8 and 9 from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. for street lighting repairs.

Open Streets to remain in effect until September 7

September 3, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg is reminding residents that the 10 Open Streets (Enhanced Sunday/Holiday Bicycle Routes) will remain open until September 7, 2020, after which time only the four Sunday/Holiday Bicycle Routes will remain in effect on Sundays and holidays only.

City recognizes completed expansion at Optimist Park

September 3, 2020 - Mayor Brian Bowman, Councillor Sherri Rollins, and Councillor Scott Gillingham participated in a ribbon cutting today to recognize the expansion of Optimist Park in the St. James ward.

City employee tests positive for COVID-19

September 2, 2020 - A City of Winnipeg employee in the Public Works Department has tested positive for COVID-19.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Portage Avenue

September 1, 2020 - At 1:32 p.m. on September 1, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to a monitored alarm in a three-storey commercial building in the 600 block of Portage Avenue.

Last update: October 1, 2020