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September 3, 2015

Operating hours for City of Winnipeg facilities and services during Labour Day long weekend

Released: 11:33 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB - All civic offices are closed on Labour Day, Monday, September 7, 2015.

Recycling/Garbage Collection

Recycling, garbage and yard waste will be collected as normally scheduled for those with Monday as a collection day. Hours for the Brady Road Resource Management Facility (Brady Road Landfill) are as follows:

Saturday, September 5 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 6 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday, September 7 5:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

To find your 2015 recycling, garbage and yard waste collection days, and for more information on the Brady Road Resource Management Facility:

Sunday and Holiday Bicycle Routes

Take advantage of the City’s Sunday/Holiday Bicycle routes on Sunday, September 6 and Monday, September 7 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. There are four streets in the City of Winnipeg designated as Sunday/Holiday Bicycle Routes to give cyclists an opportunity to use the roadway with limited vehicle traffic during designated times: Lyndale Drive, Scotia Street, Wellington Crescent and Wolseley Avenue.

As a result of a motion adopted by City Council on July 15, 2015, the City has already reinstated the practice of erecting barricades at key access points to the Sunday/holiday bicycle routes to remind motorists that vehicle through-traffic is limited to one block on these routes.

For more information, visit City of Winnipeg - Sunday/Holiday Bicycle Routes.

Winnipeg Transit

On Monday, September 7, Winnipeg Transit will operate on a Sunday schedule.

For route and schedule information, visit Winnipeg Transit or contact 311, open 24 hours every day, by phone at 311 or by email at .

Leisure Centres

All Leisure Centres will be closed on Monday, September 7.

Regular hours are in effect for Leisure Centres on Saturday, September 5 and Sunday, September 6 with the exception of St. James Civic Centre pool and fitness facility which is closed on Saturday, September 5, Sunday, September 6 and Monday, September 7.

For more information on all other Leisure Centres please see the Leisure Guide, or visit City of Winnipeg - Leisure Centres or contact 311, open 24 hours every day, by phone at 311 or by email at .

Spray Pads

Spray pads will be open on Monday, September 7 and include the following locations:

Central Park Fort Rouge Park
Gateway Lindenwoods
Lindsey Wilson Park Provencher Park
Jill Officer Park River Heights
St. Norbert St. James Assiniboia Centennial Pool
Shaughnessy Park Sturgeon Heights
Vimy Ridge Memorial Park Waverley Heights
West Kildonan Westdale

Spray pad operating hours are 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. For more information on City of Winnipeg spray pads, visit City of Winnipeg - Spray Pads or contact 311; open 24 hours every day, by phone at 311 or by email at .

Swimming Pools

All City of Winnipeg indoor swimming pools will be closed on Monday, September 7.

Weather permitting; the following outdoor pools will be open Monday, September 7:

Fort Garry Lions Freight House
Kildonan Park Westdale

For more information on City of Winnipeg swimming pools, including operating hours for outdoor pools, visit City of Winnipeg - Outdoor Pools or contact 311, open 24 hours every day, by phone at 311 or by email at .

Wading Pools

Weather permitting, the following 17 wading pools will be open on Monday, September 7:

Bronx Park CC Brock Cordova Park
Central Park Dakota Park
Ducharme Park John Steele Park
Keenleyside Park Machray Park
McKittrick Park Norquay CC
Rotary Centenary Park Shaughnessy Park
Sturgeon Heights Park Vimy Ridge Memorial Park
West Kildonan Memorial CC Westdale
Weston Park  

For more information on City of Winnipeg wading pools, including operating hours, visit City of Winnipeg - Wading Pools or contact 311, open 24 hours every day, by phone at 311 or by email at .

Libraries

All Winnipeg Public Libraries will be closed on Monday, September 7.

Effective September 8, Winnipeg Public Library’s summer hours end and regular hours resume. For Winnipeg Public Library’s operating hours, visit Winnipeg Public Library - Branch Hours.

Online services, including catalogue searches, requests/renewals, eBooks, eMagazines, streaming movies, music and more are available anytime at Winnipeg Public Library.

Animal Services Agency

Hours of operation for the Animal Services Agency during the Labour Day long weekend are as follows:

Saturday, September 5 Regular hours - 12 noon to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 6 Regular hours - 12 noon to 5:00 p.m.
Monday, September 7 Closed
Tuesday, September 8 Regular hours - 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

For more information on the City of Winnipeg Animal Services Agency, including how to purchase or renew your dog license online and a list of dogs available for adoption, visit City of Winnipeg - Animal Services
Citizens can also contact 311, open 24 hours every day, by phone at 311 or by email at for Animal Services information.

Cemeteries

Cemetery grounds at Brookside, St. Vital and Transcona Cemeteries will be open for visitation from dawn until dusk over the Labour Day long weekend including Monday, September 7.

Cemetery offices will be closed on Monday, September 7.

For more information on City cemeteries, visit City of Winnipeg - Cemeteries or contact 311, open 24 hours every day, by phone at 311 or by email at .

Winnipeg Parking Authority

Hours of operation for the Winnipeg Parking Authority during the August long weekend are as follows:

Friday, September 4 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 5 Closed
Sunday, September 6 Closed
Monday, September 7 Closed
Tuesday, September 8 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

For more information on the Winnipeg Parking Authority, including how to pay a parking ticket online or by phone, please visit The Parking Store or contact 311, open 24 hours every day, by phone at 311 or by email at .

Golf Courses

Harbour View, Crescent Drive, John Blumberg, Kildonan Park and Windsor Park Golf Courses will be open throughout the Labour Day long weekend including Monday, September 7.

Reservations can be made by using the online reservation system or contacting 311, open 24 hours every day, by phone at 311 or by email at .

Winnipeg Transit Fall Schedule in effect September 6

Released: 1:49 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB - Beginning Sunday, September 6, 2015 Winnipeg Transit’s Fall Schedule will be in effect on the following routes:

14 Ellice - St. Mary’s 72
18 North Main - Corydon 75 Crosstown East
19 Marion - Logan - Notre Dame 78 Crosstown West
21 Portage Express 95
22 Assiniboia Express 96
24 Ness Express 160 Downtown - U of M
25 Ness Super Express 161 University Super Express
28 Brookside Express 162 Downtown - Fort Richmond - U of M - St. Norbert Express
36 Northwest Super Express 163 Waverley Heights Express
55 St. Anne  
58 Dakota Express  

For complete route and schedule information please visit Winnipeg Transit or contact 311, open 24 hours every day, by phone at 311 or by email at .

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Winnipeg's Fall Curbside Giveaway Weekend just around the corner: September 12 and 13

Released: 2:12 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB - Are you doing fall cleaning and have some items in good condition that you'll never use again? Residents are invited to take advantage of this year's fall giveaway weekend on September 12 and 13, 2015. This is a great opportunity to find a new owner for those reusable, unwanted items taking up space in your home or to browse the curbs for some great finds.

Tips if you are giving away items

  • Place unwanted household items at the curb on your front street.
  • Label each item with a FREE sticker or sign.
  • Store items out of sight that you don't want to give away.
  • Remove leftover items from the curb by dusk on Sunday.

Examples of giveaway items include:

  • books, CDs and DVDs
  • furniture, electronics and small appliances
  • sports equipment and toys
  • yard and gardening tools and equipment (e.g., lawn mowers, snow blowers, rakes, shovels)
  • kitchen gadgets, dishes, cutlery, pots and pans
  • unwanted gifts
  • construction material (e.g., nails, paint, wood)
  • clothing

Please do not put out:

  • items that could be unsafe
  • items infested with bed bugs (e.g., mattresses, furniture, bedding)
  • toilets (with a flush volume of 13 litres or more)

Tips if you are cruising the curbs looking for treasures

  • Take only the items at the curb marked "FREE".
  • Check all items closely to ensure they are safe and in good condition before you put them in your vehicle or bring them into your home.
  • Don't walk or drive on private lawns or gardens.
  • Don't discard any items on private property.
  • Obey the traffic laws at all times (e.g., don't block traffic, park illegally or block driveways with your vehicle).
  • Watch out for children.

More information:

For more information on the giveaway weekend, including what to do with leftover items

For information on items that aren't safe to give away (e.g., baby walkers, lawn darts) visit the Consumer Product Safety Bureau.

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Winnipeg Police Board releases results of its 2015 community consultation meetings

Released: 2:20 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB - The Winnipeg Police Board has published summaries of its 2015 community consultation meetings to give a preview of the input the Board will be considering when it updates the 2015-2019 Strategic Plan for the Winnipeg Police Service later this year.

The Board and the Service published the 2015-2019 strategic plan in May. It is the first strategic plan jointly developed by the Board and the Service, and will be updated each year to remain current with public expectations for policing and community safety in Winnipeg. The Board hosted six community consultation meetings in May and June to see whether the strategic plan met citizens' expectations and reflected their priorities.

For each of the six consultation meetings, the Board has published a summary of the input shared by citizens. As the summaries show, meeting attendees were supportive of the Service's vision, âœA Culture of Safety for All.â The Service's community policing approach and its emphasis on crime prevention through social development were also popular. Meeting attendees had diverse responses when asked for their thoughts on the cost of providing police services, ways to improve safety in their communities and ideas for improving trust in the police. The summaries are available on the Board's website.

Created in 2013, the Winnipeg Police Board has a mandate to maintain public trust in the Winnipeg Police Service and ensure police services are delivered in accordance with community needs, values and expectations. It sets priorities for the Police Service through its strategic plan, and consults with the community to determine those priorities. The Board has finished its consultation meetings for 2015 but will continue to accept written submissions until October 1. Anyone with comments, concerns or suggestions they would like to have considered by the Board as it updates its strategic plan can contact the Board by e-mail at or by completing the Board's online survey.

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Last update: September 3, 2015