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.
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 winnipegtransit.com 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
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.