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February 12, 2016

City's Open Data Portal Expanding

Released: 10:33 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – As part of the City of Winnipeg's dedication to openness and transparency, 27 new opportunities have been identified across City departments to improve data sharing in a low-cost, high-benefit manner, using the City's Open Data Portal.

“The commitment I made to Winnipeggers was to see an ongoing effort to improve the way information flows out of the City. The report titled ‘Open and Accessible Data Initiative – Machine Readable Format’ heard at EPC this week is an important step in that effort.” said Mayor Bowman. “I look forward to the policy that the public service will develop, and the ongoing efforts to release more information to the public.”

Among the 27 identified data sharing (dataset) opportunities are:

  • Water quality test results
  • Waste pickup statistics
  • Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service patient offloads
  • Lane closures
  • Traffic counts
  • River levels
  • Winnipeg Police Service crime reports
  • Recreation registrations

Through the course of its operations, the City of Winnipeg maintains large amounts of information. This report and the policy work coming from it, signal a significant step forward in ongoing efforts to improve the open government position of the City of Winnipeg. The publishing of data will continue to respect privacy legislation by ensuring data sets do not contain personally identifiable information.

The City of Winnipeg’s Open Data Portal was launched in July 2014 with an initial inventory of 68 data sets available to the public, and open 24/7. In November 2014, the Winnipeg Public Service added data sets established to support enhanced 311 performance reporting.

Open Data is information that is widely available, in a format that can be read by a computer and is made available for anyone to use, transform or republish without restriction. It normally only requires that the data source be cited.

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Louis Riel Day operating hours for City of Winnipeg facilities and services

Released: 11:39 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – All civic offices are closed on Monday, February 15, 2016.

Recycling/Garbage Collection

Recycling and garbage will be collected as normally scheduled for those with Monday as a collection day.

To find your 2016 recycling and garbage collection days, and for more information on the Brady Road Resource Management Facility:

Brady Road Resource Management Facility (Brady Road Landfill) hours of operation

Saturday, February 13 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 14 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday, February 15 5:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Winnipeg Transit

On Monday, February 15, Winnipeg Transit will operate on a Sunday schedule.

For route and schedule information, visit Winnipeg Transit or contact 311.

Leisure Centres

All Leisure Centres will be closed on Monday, February 15.
For more information on Leisure Centres, visit City of Winnipeg - Leisure Centres, or contact 311.

Swimming Pools

All City of Winnipeg indoor swimming pools will be closed on Monday, February 15, with the exception of Pan Am Pool and the Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex.

Pan Am Pool will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and the Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex will be open from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
For City of Winnipeg swimming pool hours of operation, please visit City of Winnipeg - Indoor Pools or contact 311.


All Winnipeg Public Libraries will be closed on Monday, February 15.

Information on Library hours as well as online services, including downloadable eBooks, catalogue searching, and holds/renewals, are available anytime at City of Winnipeg - Winnipeg Public Libraries.

Animal Services Agency

The Animal Services Agency will be closed on Monday, February 15.

For more information on the Animal Services Agency, including how to purchase or renew your pet licence online and to view dogs available for adoption, visit City of Winnipeg - Animal Services.


Cemetery grounds at Brookside, St. Vital and Transcona Cemeteries will be open for visitation from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 15.

Cemetery offices will be closed on Monday, February 15.

For more information on City cemeteries, visit City of Winnipeg - Cemeteries or contact 311.

Winnipeg Parking Authority

Hours of operation for the Winnipeg Parking Authority over the Louis Riel Day long weekend are as follows:

Saturday, February 13 Closed
Sunday, February 14 Closed
Monday, February 15 Closed

For more information on the Winnipeg Parking Authority, including how to pay a parking ticket online or by phone, please visit The Parking Store or contact 311.

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