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2013 January News Releases

Reminder: No pennies or bills on buses beginning February 1
January 31, 2013 - Winnipeg Transit reminds all customers that effective February 1, 2013, pennies and bills will no longer be accepted on buses...

Mayor Welcomes New Member of EPC
January 30, 2013 - Today Mayor Sam Katz welcomed Councillor Brian Mayes (St. Vital) to Executive Policy Committee...

Winnipeggers can still register for five-week Dance Programs through the Leisure Guide
January 30, 2013 - There is still time to hit the dance floor this winter! The Leisure Guide is offering a number of five-week dance programs starting in February...

Honourary street designation to recognize Kelekis family
January 30, 2013 - Mayor Sam Katz and City Councillors visited Kelekis Restaurant today to acknowledge the restaurant's final day of operations and to honour the Kelekis family with an honourary street designation...

Budget 2013 adopted by City Council
January 29, 2013 - Winnipeg City Council has adopted the 2013 Operating and Capital Budgets as well as the 2014-2015 Operating Projections and 2014-2018 Capital Forecast...

Budget 2013: City-wide investment in recreation and leisure
January 28, 2013 - The City of Winnipeg's $3.8 million commitment to support active families and year-round outdoor play is getting underway with winter activity upgrades in Transcona's Buhler Recreation Park, as part of a city-wide investment in recreation and leisure...

Declared Snow Route Parking Ban lifted
January 28, 2013 - Winnipeggers are advised that the Declared Snow Route Parking Ban has now been lifted...

Declared Snow Route Parking Ban in effect starting tonight at midnight
January 26, 2013 - Grader plowing operation to commence on main routes, bus routes and collector streets...

Recycling and garbage collection crews working tomorrow to finish this week’s collection
January 25, 2013 - Recycling and garbage crews will be working tomorrow, Saturday, January 26, to catch up on delays resulting from the extreme...

Declared Snow Route Parking Ban in effect starting Saturday night at midnight
January 25, 2013 - The public is advised that in response to accumulations of snow over the last week and last night, a grader plowing operation will commence Saturday night on main routes, bus routes and...

Budget 2013: EPC Recommends Budget Amendments
January 23, 2013 - After hearing public delegations at Executive Policy Committee (EPC) and Standing Policy Committees, EPC today recommended several amendments to the 2013 Preliminary Operating and Capital Budgets...

Budget 2013: Province, City partner to rebuild East Elmwood Community Centre
January 22, 2013 - The East Elmwood Community Centre will receive a $5 million investment to rebuild and redevelop its facilities, Local Government Minister Ron Lemieux and Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz announced today...

Frigid weather keeping recycling and garbage collection crews working later than usual this evening
January 21, 2013 - Recycling and garbage crews from both collection contractors will be working later than usual this evening and possibly throughout the week if the weather stays cold. Residents with a Monday collection advised to leave their carts and bins out...

City of Winnipeg reminds citizens to stay safe during extreme cold temperatures
January 21, 2013 - The City of Winnipeg is inviting citizens to come in and warm up in civic facilities during regular operating hours today, and throughout the week as extreme cold weather continues...

City staff among team nominated for award for reduction in Red Tape
January 21, 2013 - Three City of Winnipeg staff, along with their counterparts in the provincial government, are among the finalists for the Golden Scissors Award, a yearly program of the...

Major snow hauling operation underway around-the-clock for the next few weeks
January 21, 2013 - The public is advised that a major snow hauling operation began last night across the city, to improve visibility and safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists...

Government of Canada Invests in Improvements to Winnipeg’s Community Infrastructure
January 21, 2013 - Today, the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, and Rod Bruinooge, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, announced support to revitalize the St. Norbert Community Park and Farmers’ Market under the...

Brookside and Transcona cemeteries closed this weekend
January 19, 2013 - Due to snow and blowing snow, both the Brookside and Transcona cemeteries will be closed for the weekend and will re-open on Monday, January 21...

Upgrades to everything from plumbing to flooring on the way for 12 Winnipeg community centres
January 18, 2013 - Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz was joined today by members of City Council and representatives of a number of local community centres to announce $386,000 of funding to help...

No pennies or bills on buses beginning February 1
January 18, 2013 - Effective February 1, 2013, Winnipeg Transit will no longer accept pennies or bills on its buses...

Residential Parking Ban lifted
January 17, 2013 - City of Winnipeg residents are advised that the Residential Parking Ban has been lifted...

TD presents $150,000 gift to support new expansion at Millennium Library in Winnipeg
January 17, 2013 - Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz and Paula Havixbeck, Councillor responsible for Sponsor Winnipeg, were joined today by John Emans, Vice President, TD Commercial Banking to announce...

Residents encouraged to vaccinate their pets
January 17, 2013 - Animal Services Agency officials are reminding the public of the importance of keeping their dogs and cats up to date on vaccinations, in particular the rabies vaccination...

Budget 2013: Local Street Renewal Reserve already making a new and real impact
January 17, 2013 - The first-ever one per cent property tax increase for roads, proposed in the 2013 Preliminary Capital Budget, is already having an impact as...

Winnipeggers urged to move their vehicles when residential streets are scheduled, to assist snow clearing crews
January 16, 2013 - The City of Winnipeg is urging residents to move their vehicles when residential streets in snow zones are scheduled for clearing today and tomorrow...

Sturgeon Road Bridge replacement - milestone reached
January 15, 2013 - The newly-constructed east half of the Sturgeon Road Bridge has been completed and will open to traffic today, Tuesday, January 15, 2013 by 7:00 p.m...

Update on Residential Parking Ban, crews continue plowing residential streets
January 15, 2013 - The public is advised that the Residential Parking Ban continues and plowing is scheduled to improve the overall condition of residential streets...

Budget 2013: Investing in Regional Parks
January 15, 2013 - Following the tabling of the 2013 Capital Budget, Mayor Sam Katz confirmed the Executive Policy Committee’s commitment to enhancing regional parks within the city of Winnipeg...

Declared Snow Route Parking Ban lifted
January 15, 2013 - Winnipeggers are advised that the Declared Snow Route Parking Ban has now been lifted...

Residential Parking Ban in effect for snow zones
January 14, 2013 - The public is advised that the Residential Parking Ban has been declared and plowing is scheduled to improve the overall condition of residential streets...

Residential Parking Ban will be in effect starting Tuesday morning at 7:00 a.m.
January 13, 2013 - The public is advised that the plowing of residential streets will begin Tuesday morning, January 15 at 7:00 a.m...

Declared Snow Route Parking Ban in effect starting tonight at midnight
January 13, 2013 - In response to the snow storm this weekend, and to aid snow clearing efforts on major routes, the Declared Snow Route Parking Ban will be in effect at midnight tonight (Monday, January 14 at 12:00 a.m.)...

Old Exhibition Arena to reopen Sunday morning
January 12, 2013 - The public is advised the Old Exhibition Arena, located at 80 Sinclair Street, will reopen Sunday, January 13 at 7:30 a.m....

Declared Snow Route Parking Ban begins Sunday night at midnight
January 12, 2013 - To aid snow clearing efforts on major routes, the Declared Snow Route Parking Ban will be in effect tomorrow night at midnight (Monday, January 14 at 12:00 a.m.)...

City crews working around-the-clock to clear streets as quickly as possible
January 12, 2013 - Following the snow storm overnight, City crews are continuing to work as quickly as possible to clear streets so they are passable...

Old Exhibition Arena temporarily closed
January 11, 2013 - The public is advised the Old Exhibition Arena, located at 80 Sinclair Street, is temporarily closed...

Salting and sanding of streets continuing around-the-clock to improve traction
January 11, 2013 - City of Winnipeg salting and sanding trucks are continuing to work around-the-clock to improve traction on roadways throughout the city...

Transit service disruptions expected due to winter storm
January 11, 2013 - Winnipeg Transit wishes to advise its customers to expect some disruptions to transitservice due to winter storm conditions...

Brookside, St. Vital and Transcona Cemeteries will be closed this weekend
January 11, 2013 - Due to the possibility of heavy snow accumulation and windy conditions during the weekend, the public is advised that Brookside, St. Vital and Transcona Cemeteries will be completely closed to public access this weekend starting today, Friday, January 11, 2013 at 4:30 p.m...

Joint venture partnership for unused St. Boniface industrial lands expected to generate more than $34 million in City revenue
January 11, 2013 - A joint venture agreement between the City of Winnipeg and Terracon Development Ltd. involving 237 acres of vacant, City-owned industrial-use lands...

Millennium Library to host Human Library, January 24-26
January 10, 2013 - Winnipeg Public Library, in partnership with CBC Manitoba and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, will host a Human Library from...

Budget 2013: Additional paramedics and 911 dispatchers
January 10, 2013 - Following the tabling of the 2013 Preliminary Operating Budget, Mayor Sam Katz confirmed the Executive Policy Committee's commitment to hire 12 new paramedics, allowing an additional ambulance...

Proposed By-law to reduce pet overpopulation in Winnipeg
January 10, 2013 - The Standing Policy Committee on Protection and Community Services will consider a report which recommends repealing both the Pound By-law No. 2443/79 and the Exotic animal...

Budget 2013: Steps toward solving infrastructure deficit
January 9, 2013 - The 2013 Preliminary Capital Budget lays out a plan for enhanced capital investment to support a healthy, vibrant Winnipeg now and into the future...

Budget 2013: Emergency services represent City's single largest expenditure
January 9, 2013 - The 2013 Preliminary Operating Budget devotes $406.2 million to police, fire and paramedic operations, making emergency services the single largest area of expenditure in the City of Winnipeg’s operating budget...

Budget 2013: Operating Budget maintains lowest taxes among major Canadian cities
January 9, 2013 - The Preliminary Tax-supported Operating Budget calls for a modest increase in expenditures of 3.2 per cent in 2013, restraining overall spending in most budget areas, for a total of $921.6 million in services and programs, while maintaining the lowest property taxes among major cities in Canada...

Budget 2013: New Local Street Renewal Reserve targets local streets, back lanes and sidewalks
January 9, 2013 - For the first time in the history of the City of Winnipeg, Executive Policy Committee is proposing that one per cent of property taxes be dedicated to fixing and maintaining...

Government of Canada Strengthening Community Infrastructure Across the Country
January 8, 2013 - Across the country, community centres, cultural centres, hockey rinks, swimming pools, and other community projects will soon be improved thanks to...

Budget 2013: Funding for Library Facility Replacement Strategy
January 8, 2013 - Funding required to replace or renovate city libraries will be set aside in the 2013 Preliminary Capital Budget, to be tabled at Executive Policy Committee tomorrow...

Budget 2013: Windsor Park Library to relocate to Bonivital Pool site
January 8, 2013 - To better meet the needs of patrons, the Windsor Park Library will be relocating to a new, larger, modern building at the Bonivital Pool site as part of a multi-use facility supporting recreation, leisure and community programming...

Last update: 31.01.2013

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