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January 26, 2016

Winnipeg Public Library donating fines collected today to Literacy for Life Fund

Released: 8:37 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB â Winnipeg Public Library will be donating all fines collected on Tuesday, January 26 to the Winnipeg Foundation's Literacy for Life Fund. Annually, the Winnipeg Public Library provides a donation to the Literacy for Life Fund in recognition of National Family Literacy Day.

âœIf you've been holding off on paying an outstanding library fine, Tuesday is the day to take care of it,â said Rick Walker, Manager of Library Services. âœThe Literacy for Life Fund provides grants to family literacy programs across the province, to help bring books, storytelling, healthy play and quality learning to thousands of families.â

Over the past three years, Winnipeg Public Library has donated approximately $11,000 towards the Literacy for Life Fund.

The Literacy for Life Fund was established in 2003 by Literacy Partners of Manitoba, Winnipeg Public Library and The Winnipeg Foundation. The Fund has grown through generous gifts from the Government of Canada, Province of Manitoba and donors from all walks of life. Learn more about the Literacy for Life Fund by visiting their website at

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City and CentreVenture continue to renew infrastructure and enhance vibrancy in the North East Exchange District

REMINDER: Public open house scheduled for Thursday, January 28 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Released: 9:04 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB â The public is invited to attend an open house to view proposed designs for the next phase of improvements in the North East Exchange District. The City will present concept designs for Lily Street and parts of John Hirsch Place for tentative construction in 2016, and parts of Pacific Avenue for tentative construction in advance of the 2017 Canada Games. Those in attendance will have an opportunity to provide input to project team members.

Highlights of the projects include:

  • Renewing infrastructure.
  • Embracing historical components into the design.
  • Integrating art into the design of the streets.
  • Widening and lining sidewalks with trees and enhanced lighting.
  • Utilizing innovative and sustainable drainage designs.

This proposed work originated from the 2014 North East Exchange District Study, and follows the first successful construction phase in 2014 and 2015. The purpose of these collaborative efforts is to provide public rights-of-way that support this evolving and vibrant area.

Meeting details:

Date: Thursday, January 28, 2016
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (drop-in format)
Location: Pantages Playhouse Theatre, 180 Market Avenue
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