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February 2021 media releases

Annual Snow Route Parking Ban lifted

February 28, 2021 - The City of Winnipeg's Annual Snow Route Parking Ban has been lifted. No other winter parking bans are in place at this time.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Semple Avenue

February 27, 2021 - At 8:32 p.m. on February 27, 2021, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a single-storey house in the 200 block of Semple Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to two structure fires

February 25, 2021 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to two structure fires on Thursday, February 25, 2021.

City of Winnipeg fitness facilities to re-open for limited service, additional libraries to open and extend hours of operation

February 24, 2021 - The City of Winnipeg is reopening a number of recreation and leisure facilities previously closed due to COVID-19, and recalling approximately 75 temporary, part-time employees who were previously laid off to support the reopening of these facilities.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to a gas leak on Winchester Street

February 23, 2021 - At 7:41 p.m. on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a smell of gas in the 400 block of Winchester Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to gas leaks on King Edward Street and Rathgar Avenue

February 23, 2021 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to two gas leaks on the morning of Tuesday, February 23, 2021.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to a fire on Redwood Avenue

February 22, 2021 - At 1:08 a.m. on Monday, February 22, 2021, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a one-and-a-half storey home in the 600 block of Redwood Avenue.

Recruitment Committee Recommends New Chief Financial Officer for the City of Winnipeg

February 16, 2021 - The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) recruitment committee has recommended the appointment of Catherine Kloepfer as the City of Winnipeg’s new CFO.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire at temporary encampment

February 16, 2021 - At 11 a.m. on February 16, 2021, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of an explosion and fire in a temporary encampment in the first 100 block of Higgins Avenue.

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

February 13, 2021 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to two structure fires this evening.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fires on Milton Street and McDermot Avenue

February 13, 2021 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to two fires in the city.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Kingston Row

February 12, 2021 - At 11:09 a.m. on Friday, February 12, 2021, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of fire in a home’s attached garage in the 200 block of Kingston Row.

City of Winnipeg unveils process to request changes to historical markers and place names

February 12, 2021 - The City of Winnipeg unveiled a process whereby members of the public can submit requests to create new, add to, or remove/rename historical markers and place names to resolve the absence of Indigenous perspectives, experiences, and contributions in the stories remembered and commemorated, as part of the Welcoming Winnipeg initiative.

Statement from Mayor Brian Bowman Regarding the Federal Government's Public Transit Funding Announcement

February 10, 2021 - After years of advocacy, I'm very pleased to see the federal government’s landmark announcement today of $14.9 billion in funding for public transit beginning in 2026-27.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fires on Sage Creek Boulevard and Alfred Avenue

February 10, 2021 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to two fires in the city.

City releases year-end Financial Status Report for 2020

February 10, 2021 - The City of Winnipeg’s financial status report to December 31, 2020 indicates a surplus in the tax-supported operating budget (General Revenue Fund) of $2.5 million, which will be transferred to the Financial Stabilization Reserve fund.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to a fire on Langside Street

February 7, 2021 - At 4:24 p.m. on Sunday, February 7, 2021, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a multi-unit residence in the 100 block of Langside Street.

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

February 7, 2021 - At 9:01 p.m. on Saturday, February 6, 2021, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a garage in the 600 block of Lansdowne Avenue.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Colindale Cove

February 6, 2021 - At 8:11 a.m. on Saturday, February 6, 2021, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a two-storey home in the 0-100 block of Colindale Cove.

Extended Snow Route Parking Ban lifted

February 6, 2021 - The Extended Snow Route Parking Ban that was put into effect at 12 a.m., Friday, February 5 has now been lifted.

Statement from Mayor Brian Bowman

February 5, 2021 - “Earlier today, I wrote to the longstanding President of the United Fire Fighters of Winnipeg (UFFW), Alex Forrest, to express my concern regarding the lack of public communication from the UFFW regarding issues of systemic racism in the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) and the UFFW.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Charleswood Road

February 4, 2021 - At 5:51 p.m. on February 4, 2021, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in an industrial shop in the 1400 block of Charleswood Road.

Extended Snow Route Parking Ban in effect starting tonight at midnight

February 4, 2021 - In response to recent accumulations of snow and to facilitate snow clearing, an Extended Snow Route Parking Ban will be in effect starting tonight at 12 a.m. on Friday, February 5, 2021.

Winnipeg Public Library opening additional branches for contactless holds pick-up and returns

February 3, 2021 - The Winnipeg Public Library will begin reopening all of its branches beginning March 1, 2021 for contactless holds pick-up service and returns, with the exception of the Cornish Library which is closed for renovations.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fires on Portage Avenue, Redwood Avenue, and Beach Avenue

February 1, 2021 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to multiple fires throughout the city.

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