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2018 January News Releases

City of Winnipeg launches official election website
January 30, 2018 - The City of Winnipeg has unveiled the official website for the 2018 City of Winnipeg Municipal and School Boards Election.

City to unveil community-driven design plans for new Arlington Bridge
January 29, 2018 - Winnipeg residents from neighbourhoods north and south of the Arlington Bridge will join City officials on Thursday, February 8, 2018 to learn how community input was used in a new design to replace the century-old structure.

City of Winnipeg Cannabis Coordination Committee Established
January 29, 2018 - A Cannabis Coordination Committee has been established to prioritize and focus the City of Winnipeg’s efforts in preparation for the federal government plan to legalize cannabis later this year, Mayor Brian Bowman announced today.

Additional information session on the taxicab license lottery added
January 26, 2018 - Due to high demand, the City of Winnipeg is adding an additional information session to learn more about the City's processes and requirements for the taxicab license lottery and dispatcher licensing.

Winnipeg Public Library Donating fines on National Family Literacy Day to the Literacy for Life Fund
January 26, 2018 - Winnipeg Public Library will be donating all fines collected in person at any of its branches and online on Saturday, January 27, 2018, to The Winnipeg Foundation’s Literacy for Life Fund in recognition of National Family Literacy Day.

Mayor Establishes New Advisory Committee On Heritage, Culture, And Arts
January 25, 2018 - A new advisory committee on heritage, culture, and arts has been created, fulfilling a key recommendation of the task force mandated last year to explore opportunities to broaden the revenue base for these sectors and ensure their long-term success, Mayor Brian Bowman announced today.

Public invited to provide input on the redevelopment of Sister MacNamara Park
January 24, 2018 - Winnipeggers are invited to attend a public workshop on February 5 to provide feedback on redeveloping the site of a decommissioned wading pool in Sister MacNamara Park.

Busy construction season expected in Winnipeg with over 150 road projects proposed for 2018
January 24, 2018 - Today, the Government of Canada joined the City of Winnipeg to announce the proposed list of local streets to be considered for renewal in 2018 in addition to the regional street work that will get underway this year.

Downtown Safety and Pride Bolstered with New Funding
January 23, 2018 - Downtown safety and pride are being bolstered with strategic investment in enhanced foot patrol programs, litter cessation and graffiti removal, and an expansion to the Bear Clan Patrol Mayor Brian Bowman announced today.

Vehicles for hire stakeholders invited to attend information sessions on the taxicab license lottery and dispatcher licensing
January 19, 2018 - The City of Winnipeg is inviting stakeholders in the vehicles for hire industry to attend information sessions to learn more about the City's processes and requirements for the taxicab license lottery and dispatcher licensing.

Residential Infill Strategy: Public Priorities Workshop
January 12, 2018 - The City of Winnipeg is hosting a public workshop on residential infill to help determine priorities for action as we develop our Residential Infill Strategy.

2018 Speaker Series featured at Living Prairie Museum
January 8, 2018 - The Friends of the Living Prairie Museum Winter Speaker Series will begin January 16, 2018, and will take place from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. every other Tuesday.

City provides update on frozen water pipes
January 5, 2018 - The City of Winnipeg today provided an update on the number of reports of frozen water pipes.

Upcoming temporary closure of Carlton Street between Graham Avenue and St. Mary Avenue
January 5, 2018 - Southbound Carlton Street from Graham Avenue to St. Mary Avenue will be closed to all vehicular traffic starting this Monday, January 8 at 6 a.m. until Friday, January 12 at 6 p.m. for tower crane work.

Public invited to provide input on Osborne to Downtown Walk Bike Bridge and Connections project
January 4, 2018 - The City of Winnipeg is gathering public input on the Osborne to Downtown Walk Bike Bridge and Connections project.

Residents can now manage their City of Winnipeg utility accounts online with MyUtilityBill
January 4, 2018 - Winnipeg residents can now manage their City of Winnipeg utility accounts online, anytime with MyUtilityBill.

City of Winnipeg pilots program to provide swimming lessons as part of school curriculum
January 3, 2018 - The City of Winnipeg, in partnership with the Winnipeg School Division, is piloting a new water safety education program called "Swimming Counts" to provide swimming lessons to students as part of their school curriculum.

City releases November 2017 financial update
January 3, 2018 - The City of Winnipeg's latest Financial Status Report cites a year-end projected surplus in the tax-supported operating budget (General Revenue Fund) of $8.7 million as at November 30, 2017, and represents a $7.0 million improvement over the October projections.

Water crews working to repair large water main break on Dawson Road North between Marion Street and Lagimodiere Boulevard
January 2, 2018 - Water crews are working to repair a large water main break on Dawson Road North between Marion Street and Lagimodiere Boulevard.

City continues back-in, angled parking pilot on Bannatyne Avenue during winter months
January 2, 2018 - Since July 24, 2017, the City has been testing back-in, angled parking stalls on the south side of Bannatyne Avenue between Rorie Street and Waterfront Drive to increase on-street parking spaces in the Exchange District.

Public invited to view detailed design and construction plans for the Fermor Avenue Bridge over Seine River Rehabilitation and Roadworks project
January 2, 2018 - Winnipeggers are invited to attend an information session to view and provide feedback on the detailed design and construction plans for the Fermor Avenue bridge rehabilitation and roadworks project ahead of work expected to begin in spring 2018.

Free family snowshoeing starts this Sunday at Living Prairie Museum
January 2, 2018 - Starting this Sunday, January 7 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., the Living Prairie Museum will be open for Snowshoe Sundays on the first and last Sunday of each month through February, weather permitting.

Reminder - Still time to register for Winter Leisure Guide Activities – starting soon!
January 2, 2018 - Winter 2018 Leisure Guide activities are starting soon, but there is still time to register.

Last update: January 30, 2018