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December 2020 media releases

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to a fire on College Avenue

December 29, 2020 - At 2:42 p.m. on Tuesday, December 29, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a two-storey home in the 500 block of College Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to two overnight fires

December 28, 2020 - At 2:02 a.m. on Monday, December 28, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a commercial building in the 1500 block of Regent Avenue West.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to a fire on Simcoe Street

December 26, 2020 - At 5:16 p.m. on Saturday, December 26, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a two-and-a-half storey vacant house in the 300 block of Simcoe Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to a fire on Magnus Avenue

December 25, 2020 - At 10:29 p.m. on Thursday, December 24, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a two-storey apartment building in the 1600 block of Magnus Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to a carbon monoxide incident

December 24, 2020 - At 12:41 a.m. on Thursday, December 24, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a smell of gas in a four-storey apartment building in the 200 block of Fairhaven Road.

Extended Snow Route Parking Ban lifted

December 24, 2020 - The Extended Snow Route Parking Ban that was put into effect at 12 a.m., Tuesday, December 22 has now been lifted.

Winnipeggers experiencing homelessness now have more places to go Downtown

December 22, 2020 - Today, the City of Winnipeg launched the first phase of the Places to Go – Public Restroom Strategy by opening three temporary public washrooms throughout the Downtown area to provide places to go for those experiencing homelessness. The first of the temporary washrooms will be located at:

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Boyd Avenue

December 22, 2020 - At 12:14 a.m. on December 22, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a two-storey house in the 600 block of Boyd Avenue.

Extended Snow Route Parking Ban in effect starting tonight at midnight

December 21, 2020 - In response to recent accumulations of snow and to facilitate snow clearing, an Extended Snow Route Parking Ban will be in effect starting at 12 a.m. on Tuesday, December 22, 2020.

City launches Winnipeg COVID-19 Economic Support Grant Program

December 21, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg has launched the Winnipeg COVID-19 Economic Support Grant Program in order to assist Winnipeg small businesses and not-for-profit organizations that have been forced to prohibit access to their premises due to COVID-19 public health restrictions effective November 12, 2020 or thereafter.

The Winnipeg Wellness Fund Now Open for Applications

December 21, 2020 - Today, the Winnipeg Wellness Fund application process has begun with the launch of an online application on the City’s website. The fund will support community initiatives to help reduce the physical, mental, and emotional distress caused by the pandemic.

City awards renovation grants to fifteen community centres

December 21, 2020 - Fifteen City-owned community centres will receive funding for renovations through the City of Winnipeg’s Community Centre Renovation Grant program (CCRGP).

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fires on Redwood Avenue and Simcoe Street

December 20, 2020 - At 2:55 a.m. on December 20, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to a monitored fire alarm in a two-storey house in the 400 block of Redwood Avenue.

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

December 19, 2020 - At 11:53 a.m. on December 19, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a two-and-a-half storey house in the 300 block of Victor Street.

Temporary closure of Regent Avenue West between Peguis Street and Starlight Drive this Sunday

December 18, 2020 - The eastbound direction of travel on Regent Avenue West between Peguis Street and Starlight Drive will be temporarily closed from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday, December 20 for rail crossing repairs.

Give a gift to the environment this holiday season

December 18, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg is reminding residents of ways to keep more items out of the landfill this holiday season.

Controlled Dutch Elm Disease burn starting soon

December 17, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg’s annual Dutch Elm Disease (DED) burn program is scheduled to begin the week of December 21, 2020.

Preliminary 2021 Balanced Budget Update Adopted by Winnipeg City Council

December 16, 2020 - At a Special Meeting of Council today, the preliminary 2021 Balanced Budget Update for the City of Winnipeg was adopted.

Statement from Mayor Brian Bowman Regarding the Tragic Loss of Master Sailor Duane Earle

December 16, 2020 - Statement from Mayor Bowman: "On behalf of Winnipeg’s City Council and citizens of Winnipeg, I would like to express our deepest condolences to the family, friends and coworkers of Master Sailor Duane Earle during this most difficult time.

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

December 15, 2020 - At 12:13 p.m. on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a house fire in the 500 block of Beverley Street.

Advisory Committee Struck to Consider Options on the Future of the Hudson’s Bay Building in Downtown Winnipeg

December 15, 2020 - Today, Mayor Brian Bowman announced the formation of The Bay Downtown Advisory Committee, which will advise on opportunities for the future use of the Hudson’s Bay Company’s (HBC) landmark downtown location at 450 Portage Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to a carbon monoxide incident and a house fire

December 15, 2020 - At 10:13 p.m. on Monday, December 14, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a smell of gas and an alarm sounding in a four-storey apartment building in the 2300 block of McGillivray Boulevard.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to house fire on Martin Avenue West

December 14, 2020 - At 3:43 a.m. on Monday, December 14, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a one-storey home in the 200 block of Martin Avenue West.

Upcoming temporary closures: Des Meurons Street, Pioneer Avenue, and Graham Avenue

December 11, 2020 - Three busy streets will close in the coming days to accommodate construction work.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Cottonwood Road

December 10, 2020 - At 9:10 a.m. on December 10, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a vehicle fire inside a commercial structure in the 900 block of Cottonwood Road.

Preliminary 2021 Balanced Budget Update continues to prioritize new strategies for community safety

December 10, 2020 - The Preliminary 2021 Balanced Budget Update builds on the decisions made during the multi-year balanced budget process by continuing to prioritize new ways to complement the efforts of our Winnipeg Police Service and maintain funding.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Redwood Avenue

December 9, 2020 - At 3:21 a.m. on December 9, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a one-and-a-half storey house in the 400 block of Redwood Avenue.

$1.25 Million to support economic development in preliminary 2021 Balanced Budget Update

December 8, 2020 - The preliminary 2021 Balanced Budget Update proposes $1.25 million to help support economic development in Winnipeg.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Ellice Avenue

December 8, 2020 - At 10:27 p.m. on December 7, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a three-storey apartment block in the 500 block of Ellice Avenue. This is the same address where crews responded to a fire earlier that morning.

Preliminary 2021 Balanced Budget Update puts a focus on affordable housing needs in Winnipeg

December 7, 2020 - Affordable housing is an ongoing need in the Winnipeg housing market. While the City of Winnipeg is not the direct provider of housing, all governments must play a role in supporting housing efforts.

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

December 7, 2020 - At 9:17 p.m. on December 6, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a one-and-a-half-storey house in the 900 block of Alfred Avenue.

Historic $152.1 million investment into road renewals in 2021, and $864.1 million over the next six years

December 4, 2020 - The preliminary 2021 Balanced Budget Update continues to prioritize record funding into road renewal in Winnipeg.

Despite significant losses due to the pandemic, significant support and innovation for Winnipeg Transit continues

December 4, 2020 - Building on the decisions made during the multi-year balanced budget process earlier this year, support for public transit is once again prioritized as part of the Preliminary 2021 Balanced Budget Update.

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

December 2, 2020 - At 8:47 p.m. on December 2, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a one-storey home in the 900 block of Consol Avenue.

Counselling supports added for paramedics and firefighters in recognition of the stress caused by the pandemic

December 2, 2020 - In recognition of the added toll the pandemic is taking on our Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) first-responders working on the front-lines, the preliminary 2021 Budget Update adds $250,000 for counselling and other supports.

Preliminary 2021 Balanced Budget Update keeps focus on investing in community services

December 2, 2020 - Building on the decisions made during the multi-year balanced budget process earlier this year, investments in community services continue to be a focus of the Preliminary 2021 Balanced Budget Update.

Preliminary 2021 Budget Update proposes the creation of Winnipeg Wellness Fund to address physical, mental and emotional distress caused by the pandemic

December 2, 2020 - A Winnipeg Wellness Fund has been proposed as part of the preliminary 2021 Balanced Budget Update that would support community initiatives to help reduce the physical, mental, and emotional distress caused by the pandemic.

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

December 2, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg’s financial status and forecast report to October 31, 2020 is forecasting a combined year-end operating shortfall of $15.3 million for the City of Winnipeg, including a shortfall of $28.7 million in Transit.

Investments in Water and Waste help protect the environment while growing our city for the future

December 1, 2020 - The preliminary 2021 Balanced Budget Update provides significant funding investments into combined sewer overflows, water and sewer main renewals, and a water meter renewal program as part of the $2.3 billion capital investment plan that will help protect the environment and help our city grow into the future.

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