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June 16, 2017


Motorists can expect traffic impacts this Sunday, June 18 during the 2017 Manitoba Marathon

Released: 9:01 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB â On Sunday, June 18 some traffic impacts and delays during the 2017 Manitoba Marathon can be expected. Motorists are advised to allow additional travel time and to detour via Kenaston Boulevard instead of using Pembina Highway.

Traffic impacts of the Manitoba Marathon route this year
This Sunday, June 18, from 7 a.m. until noon, access from Pembina Highway onto Jubilee Avenue will be prohibited for both northbound and southbound Pembina Highway traffic. Westbound traffic on Jubilee Avenue will be able to access southbound Pembina Highway, but not northbound Pembina Highway.

From 7 a.m. until noon, the intersecting roads along Harrow Street, such as Corydon Avenue, Grant Avenue, and Taylor Avenue will also be impacted. Traffic will be maintained at these intersections by the Winnipeg Police Service, however traffic will only be allowed to cross when gaps between runners allow.

Winnipeg Transit will re-route buses operating in the vicinity of the Manitoba Marathon. Visit winnipegtransit.com for route and schedule information or contact 311, available 24 hours every day by phone at 311 or by email at .

For regular updates on City of Winnipeg lane closures and to view lane closures on an interactive map, please visit City of Winnipeg - Regional Lane Closures.

Download and use the Waze app for real-time traffic and incident updates.

River Park South area trail named âœSentier de la Giclais Pathwayâ to honour French history in St. Vital

Released: 10:00 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB â At an event this morning, City Councillor Brian Mayes officially named a St. Vital-area trail the “Sentier de la Giclais Pathway” to honour an important part of Franco-Manitoban history in the St. Vital area.

“The trail we are opening today is small, but the symbolism is large,” said Brian Mayes, City Councillor for St. Vital. “We are returning to Winnipeg’s map a French name that was removed 59 years ago, to show the importance of the French language and Franco-Manitoban culture in St. Vital and throughout the City of Winnipeg.”

In April 1958, the Rural Municipality of St. Vital Council changed the name of “de la Giclais Avenue” to “Sterling Avenue” because of “the difficulty many people have in pronouncing the name.” The original street name was in honour of Marie Joseph Alain Magon de la Giclais, a St. Boniface-area businessman with strong ties to the local French community who fought for France in World War I and was awarded the Croix de la Légion d'honneur.

In January 2017, the Riel Community Committee of Winnipeg City Council voted to re-store the French name “de la Giclais” to a place of honour, acknowledging the historical presence for the French language in St. Vital and the growing Franco-Manitoban community in the River Park South area.

The newly-named Sentier de la Giclais Pathway leads from Twickenham Circle to Frobisher Road and services River Park South and the nearby École Christine-Lespérance and Centre scolaire Léo-Rémillard.

Bike Week Winnipeg returns for another year of city-wide festivities

Released: 10:30 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB â For the fourth year in a row, bicycle riders in Winnipeg can enjoy new and returning events happening around the city for Bike Week Winnipeg. Bike Week Winnipeg presents seven days of bike programming, including city-wide pit stops to service a predicted 4,000 riders participating in the 10th annual Bike to Work Day on Friday, June 23.

“In just its fourth year, Bike Week has already become a popular way for people of all interest levels to explore what cycling in Winnipeg has to offer,” said Mayor Brian Bowman. “With seven days of bike programming, Bike Week is a great way to get outdoors, get some exercise and meet some fellow Winnipeggers. In a tight budget year, I was pleased to see Council show its support by making a substantial increase in investment towards active transportation infrastructure that will help improve accessibility and safety across our city.”

“We want to build on last year’s success and make this year’s Bike Week Winnipeg as inclusive as possible, so we’re working to host events that will engage with riders of all ages and skill levels,” said Dave Elmore, Bike Week Winnipeg Project Manager. “Bike week is for everyone.”

New events this year include Ride Outside the Lines (a group ride that celebrates women), a pop-up bike lane tour and a family bike Jam in Riverview. Returning favourites include the 3rd annual Blessing of the Bikes, yoga in the park, the moveable feast and the Assiniboine Park family ride.

Stay alert on your Monday, June 19 bike commute as there will be four pop-up bike thru breakfast stations to start the week. Stations will be set up to greet riders, hand out refreshments and do bike tune-ups from 6:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. at the University of Winnipeg, McFayden Park, the Misericordia Health Centre, and Old Market Square.

All week long, there will be group rides, theme rides and lots of opportunities to get some help with tuning up your bike at community bike shops. To cap off the week, DJ Shutter Bug will be spinning tunes while Half Pints serve up the Bike Week exclusive Bikey McBikeface lager at the Celebration Picnic on Friday, June 23, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. on the front lawn at the U of W.

“Whether you’re looking to be more active, want to ride to work or school, enjoy time with friends and family or just get out and have some fun and fresh air, bicycling is a great option,” said Elmore.

All Bike Week Winnipeg events are open to the public, and free unless otherwise indicated on bikeweekwinnipeg.com

East sidewalk of Arlington Bridge temporarily closed for repairs

Released: 12:21 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB â The east sidewalk of the Arlington Bridge will be temporarily closed for localized repairs. It is anticipated that the east sidewalk will remain closed for about two weeks until the work is completed.

Pedestrian access will be maintained on the west sidewalk while this work is underway.

Recycling and garbage collection delays continue

Released: 13:54 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB â The City is advising residents that recycling, garbage and yard waste collection service is still up to one day behind schedule in some neighbourhoods to due to issues with the contractor’s fleet.

The City would like to thank residents for their patience as we work with the contractor to correct the delays.

Wednesday Collection

  • Recycling, garbage and yard waste has been completed.

Thursday Collection

  • Recycling and yard waste collection is expected to be completed on Friday, June 16.
  • Garbage collection has been completed.

If yesterday (Thursday) was your collection day and your carts or yard waste were not picked up by 6 p.m. Friday, please call 311 to report a missed pick up.

Friday Collection

  • Recycling and yard waste may be delayed up to one day and is expected to be completed on Saturday, June 17.
  • Garbage collection may experience minor delays.

If today (Friday) is your collection day, please leave your carts and yard waste out until 10 p.m. tonight. If your carts or yard waste have not been collected by 10 p.m., please put them away and then place them out by 7 a.m. tomorrow morning (Saturday).

If your carts and yard waste are not picked up by 6 p.m. Saturday, please call 311 to report a missed pick up.

For more information on your recycling, garbage and yard waste collection day:

Download the My Waste app at winnipeg.ca/mywaste

June 16, 2017