Winnipeg, MB - The 2014 General Civic Election for the City of Winnipeg will be held on Wednesday, October 22, 2014. Eligible voters will have the opportunity to cast ballots for Mayor, Councillors and School Trustees.
Advance Voting for all eligible voters began on Monday, September 29 and ends this Friday, October 17 at a number of locations.
From October 14 to October 17, eligible voters can vote early at City Hall or any one of the Community Advance locations:
COMMUNITY ADVANCE VOTING LOCATIONS Vote At Large (open to all City of Winnipeg voters)
All voting locations to be open on October 14 to 16 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Assiniboia Christian Centre
3390 Portage Avenue
Cindy Klassen Recreation Centre
999 Sargent Avenue
St. James - Brooklands
Deer Lodge Community Centre
323 Bruce Avenue
East End Community Centre
517 Pandora Avenue East
Fort Rouge - East Fort Garry
Fort Rouge Leisure Centre
625 Osborne Street
Garden City Community Centre
725 Kingsbury Avenue
Elmwood - East Kildonan
Melrose Park Community Centre
480 Kimberly Avenue
Norberry - Glenlee Community Centre
26 Molgat Avenue
North Kildonan Community Centre
1144 Kingsford Place
Northwood Community Centre
1415 Burrows Avenue
River Heights - Fort Garry
River Heights Community Centre
1370 Grosvenor Avenue
Roblin Park Community Club
640 Pepperloaf Crescent
Southdale Recreation Centre
254 Lakewood Boulevard
St. John's Leisure Centre
601 Aikins Street
Waverley Heights Community Centre
1885 Chancellor Drive
CITY HALL VOTING SCHEDULE Vote At Large (Open to All City of Winnipeg Voters)
Council Building, 510 Main Street - 2nd Floor, North Committee Room
Closed for Thanksgiving
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
All voters are reminded that they are required to bring identification, such as a driver’s license, which shows name and current address, when they come to vote. If a voter does not have valid government issued photo identification that shows their name and current address, 2 documents that together prove name and current address will be required.
Use of Ballot Marking Devices for Persons with Disabilities
Ballot marking devices are offered at Malls, Universities and City Hall Advance Voting. The device is designed to provide privacy and accessibility to voters who are blind, vision impaired, or have a disability or condition that would make it difficult or impossible to mark a ballot independently in the usual way.
Voters who are visually impaired or blind will also have the option to use a Braille template or receive assistance at advance polls and on election day
Further information regarding the election is available by contacting 311, open 24 hours a day every day by phone at 311, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by visiting the City of Winnipeg’s web page Winnipeg’s 2014 Election page.
Update on Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service advance preparations for potential cases of Ebola
Released: 3:32 p.m.
Winnipeg, MB -Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) officials today provided an update on the department’s advance preparations related to possible exposure of WFPS first responders (firefighters and paramedics) to the Ebola Virus Disease.
“I would like to reassure the public that the WFPS has been working closely with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority in the proactive development of processes for identifying potential cases of Ebola and the required safety equipment needed to safely transport suspected cases to health-care facility,” said WFPS Acting Assistant Chief Tom Wallace. “WFPS first responders are currently receiving the required training and supplies needed to protect themselves in the line of duty as well as upholding public safety.”
Wallace added that Winnipeg was also one of the first Canadian cities to begin planning for potential Ebola cases and that the development of emergency medical processes began in early September 2014.
Measures that the WFPS has already put in place include:
WFPS 911 communications will screen callers to identify those who may have Ebola Virus Disease symptoms. If the patient has a positive travel history and exhibits specific clinical criteria including a high fever, the incident will be flagged for response by predetermined paramedic resources using a specific ambulance.
WFPS Medical Supervisors are currently engaged in training all paramedics on the proper use of specific personal protection equipment that will be provided by the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.
Plans are in place to provide on-shift training in the near future related to the protective equipment needed by firefighter primary care paramedics.