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March 4, 2011

Winnipeg residents invited to “Speak Up on Garbage” open houses

Released: 8:52 a.m.

NEWS @ A GLANCE:

Winnipeg residents are invited to drop by an open house and share their thoughts on the future of garbage and recycling services in our city. To find more information on the open houses, residents can visit garbage.speakupwinnipeg.com or phone 311. (for more details, please read the full media release below)

WINNIPEG - March 4, 2011 - Winnipeg residents are invited to drop by an open house and share their thoughts on the future of garbage and recycling services in our city. Ten open houses are scheduled from Monday, March 14 to Thursday, March 24, 2011.

The Public Service is developing a garbage and recycling master plan to present to City Council in fall 2011.

Darryl Drohomerski, Manager of the City's Solid Waste Services, says, “We invite residents to drop in and comment on two key parts of the plan – options to improve garbage, recycling and composting services, and the future of Brady Landfill. We will use this feedback to prepare a plan that has the potential to increase our diversion rate from 17 per cent to over 50 per cent.”

The open houses are from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (unless otherwise indicated).

Monday, March 14 Canad Inns
Garden City
2100 McPhillips Street
Tuesday, March 15 Dakota Collegiate 661 Dakota Street
Wednesday, March 16 Sturgeon Creek
Community Centre
210 Rita Street
Thursday, March 17 Cindy Klassen
Recreation Complex
999 Sargent Avenue
Saturday, March 19
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Park City West
Community Centre
115 Sanford Fleming Road
2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Bronx Park
Community Centre
720 Henderson Highway
Monday, March 21 École Henri-Bergeron 363 Enfield Crescent
Service provided in both official languages.
Tuesday, March 22 St. John's
Leisure Centre
601 Aikins Street
Wednesday, March 23 Crescentwood
Community Centre
1170 Corydon Avenue
Thursday, March 24 St. Norbert
Community Centre
3450 Pembina Highway

If residents prefer, they can view the options and provide feedback on the Speak Up on Garbage website at garbage.speakupwinnipeg.com.

The six-month public participation process began on November 13, 2010, when more than 100 residents attended a one-day expo to share their vision for the future of garbage and recycling services in our city, participate in round table discussions, and hear from a panel of experts in the waste management field. Thousands of residents have also provided their feedback through the Speak Up on Garbage website.

To find more information on the open houses, residents can visit garbage.speakupwinnipeg.com or phone 311.

Spring/Summer Leisure Guide now available

Released: 12:07 p.m.

NEWS @ A GLANCE:

The City of Winnipeg Leisure Guide offers an exciting line-up of summer camps, featuring a number of fun options to keep the kids busy this summer! (for more details, please read the full media release below)

WINNIPEG - March 4, 2011 - The City of Winnipeg Leisure Guide offers an exciting line-up of summer camps, featuring a number of fun options to keep the kids busy this summer! Get hooked on fishing with Fish 'n' Fun Programs, face your fears with Fear Factor, enjoy some fun in the sun with Surf, Sun & Sand, get creative with Pottery & Crafts Camp and so much more!

The Spring/Summer Leisure Guide is now available at all civic pools, libraries and leisure centres, and will be available tomorrow at a number of retail locations. Winnipeg Free Press subscribers will receive a copy in their weekend edition of the paper on March 5. The Spring/Summer Leisure Guide can also be viewed online by visiting Winnipeg.ca.

Registration for programs begins Monday, March 14 at 9:00 a.m.

To help 311 best serve all citizens who want to register during what is expected to be a high call volume period, residents who do not already have a PIN and login ID number for online registration are asked to set up an account prior to the first day of registration. This can be done by calling 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or by visiting any civic pool or the Fort Rouge Leisure Centre (located at 625 Osborne Street).

For your convenience, the City offers a number of ways to register:

Leisure Online
Visit Winnipeg.ca/leisureonline (a login ID and PIN, and a credit card are required).

Call 311
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

In-person
Visit 395 Main Street or any civic pool (check in-person registration times at the facility of your choice). Fort Rouge Leisure Centre will also be accepting in-person registration on March 14 only from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Drop-off
Completed registration forms can be dropped off at any of the following locations (check facility for operating hours):
Fort Rouge Leisure Centre - 625 Osborne Street
Main floor - 395 Main Street
St. James Civic Centre - 2055 Ness Avenue

Mail
Registration Office
395 Main Street
Winnipeg, MB. R3B 3N8

Last update: 04.03.2011

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