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May 09, 2012
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Open House regarding St. Vital Park Duck Pond Pavilion project

The public is invited to attend an Open House to review and provide feedback on three conceptual designs being proposed for a new Duck Pond Pavilion in St. Vital Park.

Released: 9:03 a.m.

WINNIPEG - May 9, 2012 - The public is invited to attend an Open House to review and provide feedback on three conceptual designs being proposed for a new Duck Pond Pavilion in St. Vital Park.

When: Saturday, May 12, 2012, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Where: Duck Pond Pavilion, St. Vital Park

Disraeli Bridge southbound lanes closure this weekend
Lane closure in effect from 7:00 p.m., Friday, May 11 to 6:00 a.m., Monday, May 14, 2012

The two southbound lanes of the Disraeli Bridge over the Red River will be closed this weekend to allow for concrete to be poured on the new bridge.

Released: 9:04 a.m.

WINNIPEG - May 9, 2012 - The two southbound lanes of the Disraeli Bridge over the Red River will be closed this weekend to allow for concrete to be poured on the new bridge. Suggested alternate routes in the immediate area for southbound traffic are Hespeler Avenue / Redwood Bridge towards Main Street and Johnson Avenue W / Levis Street / Stadacona Street / Louise Bridge towards Higgins Avenue.

The adjacent sidewalk will continue to be permanently closed; pedestrians are advised to use the sidewalk on the east side of the bridge. For transit re-routing go to www.winnipegtransit.com.

Construction hours will be extended in order to minimize the disruption by completing this work over one weekend.

The new Disraeli Bridges will replace the 50-year-old structures that span the Red River and the CP Railway mainline, and will rejuvenate a critical piece of Winnipeg's transportation infrastructure.

For more information about the Disraeli Bridges Project, call 311 or visit www.winnipeg.ca and click on the Disraeli Bridges icon.

Railway crossing closure on St. James Street at Saskatchewan Avenue this weekend
Friday, May 11 at 7:00 p.m. to Monday, May 14 at 6:00 a.m.

The public is advised that St. James Street will be completely closed to northbound and southbound traffic at the railway crossing on St. James Street north of Saskatchewan Avenue starting at 7:00 p.m., this Friday, May 11 for a railway crossing reconstruction project.

Released: 1:34 p.m.

WINNIPEG - May 9, 2012 - The public is advised that St. James Street will be completely closed to northbound and southbound traffic at the railway crossing on St. James Street north of Saskatchewan Avenue starting at 7:00 p.m., this Friday, May 11 for a railway crossing reconstruction project.

St. James Street will reopen at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, May 14.

Local traffic will continue to have access to St. James Street at Dublin Avenue during the reconstruction.

The 77 CROSSTOWN NORTH Transit service will re-route via St. James, Saskatchewan, Route 90, Dublin and St. James in both directions during this closure. Winnipeg Transit customers may check www.winnipegtransit.com or call 311 for detailed information.

Motorists are reminded to allow additional travel time when driving in the vicinity and to use alternative north/south routes such as Empress Street, Midland Street, Century Street and King Edward Street.

Closure on William Avenue this weekend
In effect from 6:00 p.m. Friday, May 11 to 6:00 a.m. Monday, May 14, 2012

Due to hospital construction, William Avenue will be closed this weekend to local traffic, pedestrians and cyclists at Sherbrook Street. Local traffic can still access the Health Sciences Centre and the William Avenue parkade from the west, but will not be able to access them from Sherbrook Street.

Released: 1:36 p.m.

WINNIPEG - May 9, 2012 - Due to hospital construction, William Avenue will be closed this weekend to local traffic, pedestrians and cyclists at Sherbrook Street. Local traffic can still access the Health Sciences Centre and the William Avenue parkade from the west, but will not be able to access them from Sherbrook Street.

Vehicles trying to access the Health Sciences Centre Emergency departments can detour via McDermot Avenue - click here to see a map.

Transit Routes 12 WILLIAM and 33 MAPLES will be rerouted via William, Tecumseh, McDermot, Sherbrook and William in both directions during the street closure. Temporary bus stops will be set up along McDermot to access Health Sciences Centre.

For further information, please go to www.winnipegtransit.com or call 311.

Construction hours will be extended in order to minimize the disruption by completing this work over one weekend.

Compost bins on sale at a 'Down to Earth' price

The City of Winnipeg is sponsoring a one-day compost bin sale on Saturday, May 12, 2012.

Released: 1:47 p.m.

WINNIPEG - May 9, 2012 - The City of Winnipeg is sponsoring a one-day compost bin sale on Saturday, May 12, 2012.

The sale is scheduled to run from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (while quantities last), rain or shine, at the following locations:

Garden City Shopping Centre 2305 McPhillips Street along Kingsbury Avenue behind Canadian Tire
Polo Park Shopping Centre 1485 Portage Avenue along St. James Street across from The Bay
Toys R Us 1560 Regent Avenue West, in the parking lot next to Regent Avenue
St. Vital Centennial Arena 580 St. Anne's Road at Meadowood Drive

The Earth Machine compost bin, valued at $100 each, will be sold at a reduced price of $30 each. Rain barrels (208 litres), valued at $120 each, will also be available at a reduced price of $50 each. Payment methods include major credit cards, debit cards and cheques (payable to Norseman Plastics). All sales are final - no refunds.

Composting experts will be at each of the sale locations to answer questions. For information on composting, call the Green Action Centre Composting Infoline at 204-925-3777, or visit greenactioncentre.ca

More than 43,000 compost bins have been sold since the annual one day sale began in 2002. Each compost bin can prevent 100 kilograms of organics from going to the landfill per year. Organic materials produce methane gas in landfills, which contributes to climate change.

For more information on The Earth Machine compost bin, visit earthmachine.com

For more information on the one-day compost bin sale, please call 311.

Last update: 19.09.2013

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