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September 8, 2017


Recycling, garbage and yard waste collection day schedules changing for some residents as of October 1

Released: 10:00 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – Starting October 1, 2017, the City of Winnipeg is adjusting recycling, garbage and yard waste collection days for some residents, to make the cart collection system more efficient. The changes are related to a new seven-year collection contract.

This change in collection contracts will require adjustments to the collection day schedule for 59% of customers. All cart collection customers will receive a notice by direct mail starting the week of September 18 confirming their collection day.

Changes will take effect starting Monday, October 2, 2017.

The City is confident that the new collection contract, which is shared between two different contractors, will be more efficient and provide the best possible collection service for the City and its residents. Collection service for City metal bins will not be changing at this time.

To find out whether their collection day and/or yard waste week has changed, customers can visit City of Winnipeg – Collection Day or download the free My Waste app.

For more information about garbage, recycling and yard waste collection customers are encouraged to:

Northbound Sturgeon Road between Ness Avenue and Murray Park Road will be closed to traffic Sept 11 - 18

Motorists should use alternate routes and allow additional travel time

Released: 1:38 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – Northbound Sturgeon Road between Ness Avenue and Murray Park Road will be closed for streets maintenance work from 9 a.m. on September 11 until 3 p.m. on September 18.

Pedestrian access will be maintained, and motorists should allow additional travel time to get to their destinations, and use alternate routes.

For Transit re-route and schedule information, visit winnipegtransit.com 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.

Public invited to Candlelight Service commemorating Canada 150

Released: 2:30 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – Members of the public are invited to attend a Candlelight Service on Sunday, September 10 at 7 p.m. in Brookside Cemetery, 3001 Notre Dame Avenue to commemorate Canada's 150th anniversary and honour those who have served in times of war and peace.

“As we celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary, we cannot forget the brave Canadian men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice to ensure we live in a democracy where all individuals are treated as equals regardless of race, creed or religion.” said Jon Reyes, Special Envoy for Military Affairs for the Province of Manitoba. “We are a shining example to the world of what society can be if it is based on a foundation of inclusiveness, human rights and opportunity for all. With their deaths, our Canadian fallen protected and preserved the values we hold dear and gave us the country we have today. Every Canadian who joins our armed forces is prepared to make that sacrifice. I want to express our deepest gratitude for their service."

“So much of the story of Winnipeg is inscribed at Brookside Cemetery,” said Mayor Brian Bowman. “On Sunday, we will gather to remember, give thanks, and carry on a story that has shaped all of us as a city, a province, and a nation. I encourage all Winnipeggers to find time to experience this year’s Candlelight Service of Remembrance where we will pause and reflect on Canada's 150th anniversary and honour those who have served our country in times of war and peace.”

Brookside Cemetery Field of Honour is one of the oldest and largest military interment sites in Canada. Nearly 11,000 brave men and women who served in Canada’s armed forces are buried here. It is also home to the only Commonwealth War Graves Commission “Stone of Remembrance” in Canada, as well as many other important military monuments.

For more information, visit City of Winnipeg – Cemeteries.

September 8, 2017