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October 20, 2014

Voters reminded to bring identification

Released: 9:25 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB - The 2014 General Civic Election for the City of Winnipeg will be held this Wednesday, October 22, 2014. Eligible voters will have the opportunity to cast ballots for Mayor, Councillors and School Trustees.

The City of Winnipeg requires all eligible voters to provide identification at the voting place.

Examples of acceptable documents to confirm your name and address include:

  • One piece of valid government-issued photo ID with name and current address (examples: Driver’s Licence, Enhanced Identification Card),

OR

  • Two documents that together prove name and current address, such as:

Name:

Current Address:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Canadian Citizenship card
  • Canadian Passport
  • Credit card
  • Debit card/ATM card
  • Indian Status Certificate card
  • Membership card
  • Student card
  • Social Insurance Number (S.I.N.) card
  • Automobile Club card
  • Cheque, personalized, blank
  • Credit card statement
  • Current valid contract
  • Health insurance card (Manitoba Blue Cross; Manitoba Health Services Commission)
  • Home insurance policy certificate
  • Income Tax Assessment statement
  • Old Age Pension/Security card
  • Property Tax bill
  • RRSP (retirement savings plan) or mutual fund statement
  • Utility bill statement
  • Vehicle registration/Autopac Statement

More information on acceptable identification or where residents vote is available by contacting the City of Winnipeg Contact Centre at 311, by visiting the City of Winnipeg’s Election web page and selecting “Where Do I Vote?” or downloading the Election mobile app.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service reminds residents of the dangers of carbon monoxide

Released: 10:34 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB - With the temperatures dropping, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service is reminding citizens to be aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide.

Carbon monoxide is a colourless, odourless, tasteless gas that is released when heating oil, gasoline, diesel, propane, kerosene, natural gas or wood burns without enough oxygen. Dangerous accumulations of carbon monoxide can result from a faulty appliance, clogged chimney, inadequate venting or a buildup of engine exhaust.

The symptoms of minor carbon monoxide poisoning can mimic those of the common flu such as headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, mental confusion, weakness, vision or hearing impairment and shortness of breath. Severe carbon monoxide poisoning is usually the result of prolonged exposure to highly elevated levels of carbon monoxide and can lead to unconsciousness and even death.

Tips for preventing carbon monoxide poisoning:

  • Have fuel-burning appliances such as furnaces, wood-burning fireplaces and gas dryers cleaned and checked annually by a qualified service technician.
  • Install a carbon monoxide detector on all levels of your home and especially near bedrooms.
  • Never idle vehicles in an attached garage even if the door is open.
  • Ensure that all external vents, such as fresh air intake vents, exhaust vents and chimneys, are clear of snow, insulation, leaves, birds’ nests, lint or debris.
  • Make sure wood and coal-burning stoves are properly installed and vented.
  • Don’t operate gasoline-powered engines, kerosene stoves or charcoal grill in closed spaces.
  • Never operate barbecue grills indoors.
  • Check forced air fans for proper ventilation.

If you suspect there is carbon monoxide in your home, exit immediately and call 911.

For appliance inspections, call Manitoba Hydro at 204-480-5900.

More information on carbon monoxide safety is available at City of Winnipeg - Carbon Monoxide.

Election Day voting location change for some voters in Elmwood-East Kildonan ward

Released: 11:19 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB - Due to the recent fire at Kildonan East Collegiate, the Election Day Voting Location has changed for some residents in the Elmwood-East Kildonan Ward.

Kildonan East Collegiate at 845 Concordia Avenue (serving VSDs EK27, EK28, EK29 and EK32) has been replaced by the neighbouring facility at 700 London Street, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

The City of Winnipeg would like to thank The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for accommodating us on very short notice.

All candidates have been notified of this change and The City of Winnipeg will provide signage and additional staff to ensure that all voters are directed to the neighbouring facility.

Update on Bannatyne Avenue street closure between Juno Street and Kate Street

Released: 4:04 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB - All westbound lanes on Bannatyne Avenue remain temporarily closed between Juno Street and Kate Street while crews continue work to repair a sewer pipe. The repair work is expected to be complete by Wednesday, October 22, 2014, and then work will begin to restore the street.

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Jefferson Avenue closed to traffic for catch basin repairs from McPhillips Street to Fir Street

Released: 4:22 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB - Both east and westbound traffic on Jefferson Avenue will be temporarily closed from McPhillips Street to Fir Street on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 while crews repair a catch basin.

The repairs are expected to be completed by the end of the day.

Visit winnipegtransit.com for information on Transit re-routes and schedules.

Last update: October 20, 2014