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July 17, 2017

Weston Park playground receives $312,000 makeover

Improvements include new play equipment, swings, official size half basketball court and improved amenities

Released: 10:36 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB - Residents can now enjoy new amenities at the Weston Park playground, located at 299 Lock Street, following a significant makeover. 

“The City’s investment in Weston Park will help make the playground a destination for families in the area,” said Mike Pagtakhan, Chair of the Standing Policy Committee on Protection, Community Services and Parks. “Access to modern park amenities is key to helping kids and youth stay active and fit. I encourage area residents to visit the park this summer and enjoy everything it has to offer.”

“This very important park and playground located right in the heart of Weston will be enjoyed by hundreds of kids who live in the area, many of them who are new Canadians,” said Scott Gillingham, City Councillor for the St. James-Brooklands-Weston Ward. “The makeover to this playground will benefit and serve the community well for many years to come.”

The improved playground features new play equipment for 2-5 and 5-12 year olds, new swings, new official sized half-court basketball court complete with acrylic line painting and surfacing, new pathways, new fencing, new benches, picnic tables, waste receptacles, and improved sightlines.

The cost for this project was $312,000 funded from the 2016 and 2017 Parks and Recreation Enhancement Capital Program.

For more information about Winnipeg parks, see City of Winnipeg - Parks and Open Space.

Landfill Gas Collection System to be expanded this summer

Released: 1:31 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB - The landfill gas collection system at the Brady Road Resource Management Facility (Brady Road Landfill) will be expanded this summer, as required under section 15 of The Climate Change and Emissions Reductions Act. The expansion is expected to double the amount of landfill gas that is collected.

The system collects and flares landfill gas, which is produced when organic waste decomposes. The gas is primarily made up of methane, a harmful greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change and is 21 times more potent than carbon dioxide in terms of its global warming potential.

The system became operational in 2013 and captured and flared 104,349 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents in 2016, which is the equivalent to the carbon dioxide emissions produced by 22,061 passenger cars. After the expansion, the City will be capturing emissions equivalent to those produced by more than 44,000 passenger cars.

Construction will start the week of July 17 and is expected to be completed the week of September 25, and will include drilling 24 wells and installing 3,500 metres of piping. The work may temporarily cause odours within â mile radius of the landfill site as old garbage is exposed during construction. 

Residents can report odours from the landfill anytime to 311:

For more information on the landfill gas collection system, please see City of Winnipeg - Landfill Gas Collection System.

July 17, 2017