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November 16, 2012

Redwood Bridge closed Saturday, November 17

Closure in effect from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Released: 9:21 a.m.

WINNIPEG, MB - The public is advised that the Redwood Bridge will be completely closed to eastbound and westbound traffic this weekend for structural steel repairs, inspection and maintenance.

The closure will be in effect from Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 6:00 a.m. and will reopen by 8:00 p.m.

The south sidewalk will remain open during this period for pedestrian traffic. Motorists are reminded to allow additional travel time and to use alternate routes such as the Disraeli Bridges and Louise Bridge.

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Winnipeg Transit Winter Schedule in effect November 18

Released: 12:49 p.m.

WINNIPEG, MB - Effective Sunday, November 18, 2012, the following Transit routes will be operating on a Winter Schedule:

11, 12, 16, 18, 22, 24, 25, 28, 31, 33, 39, 50, 53, 54, 55, 57, 58, 59, 67, 68

Transit service is adjusted four times a year to match seasonal changes in ridership. For complete route and schedule information, please visit or call 311.

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2012 Santa Claus Parade - Road closures and Winnipeg Transit re-routes

City increases presence in parade with two new floats

Released: 1:25 p.m.

WINNIPEG, MB - On Saturday, November 17, 2012, a number of road closures will be in effect due to the 2012 Santa Claus Parade.

Starting at 2:30 p.m.:

  • Portage Avenue east of Sherbrook Street to Portage Avenue East at Westbrook Street

Starting at 4:00 p.m.:

  • Southbound Main Street from McDermot Avenue to Graham Avenue
  • Northbound Main Street from St. Mary Avenue to Portage Avenue
  • Pioneer Avenue from Main Street to Westbrook Street
  • William Stephenson Way from Main Street to Waterfront Drive
  • York Avenue from Fort Street to Main Street

Roads will re-open following the parade.

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Winnipeg Transit will re-route all buses operating in the vicinity of the 2012 Santa Claus Parade. The re-routes will be in effect from 3:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. (approximate). Please visit or call 311 for more re-route information.

As increased vehicle traffic and pedestrian activity near the parade route will slow all travel in and out of the downtown area, please allow for extra travel time.

The City of Winnipeg is also pleased to be participating in the parade once again, including representation from the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Aerial unit and Toy Mountain with The Salvation Army, Fire Fighters' Historical Society, Winnipeg Police Service, Crime Stoppers, and Winnipeg Transit. New City floats this year include the Public Works Street Maintenance Division - Know Your Zone campaign and the Public Works Forestry Branch candy cane float featuring the one and only Mrs. Claus.

Tree Lights up City Hall

Toy Mountain Campaign Underway

Released: 16:30 p.m.

Mayor Katz and Mabel Lam in front of tree
Mayor Katz and Mabel Lam in front of tree

WINNIPEG, MB - Mayor Sam Katz, together with Mabel, Andrew and Jason Lam, celebrated the annual turning on of the Christmas tree lights at City Hall this evening, continuing the tradition of honouring the Winnipeg family that donates a tree for holiday decorating.

The Mayor also presented Chaplain Mark Young with an $1,800 cheque in support of the Salvation Army/Winnipeg Fire Department Retirees "Toy Mountain" campaign. The financial contribution is drawn from the Mayor's civic initiatives fund.

"The Toy Mountain campaign brings a smile to the faces of young Winnipeggers," said Mayor Katz. "I'm pleased to support this campaign and I'm sure Winnipeggers will once again show their generosity by donating unwrapped toys."

The Colorado spruce at City Hall is decorated with 9,000 multi-coloured LED lights.

Last update: 16.11.2012

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