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December 21, 2015

Reminder: Residential Parking Ban in effect until Tuesday at 7:00 a.m.

Residential streets in snow zone C will be plowed from 7:00 p.m. Monday until 7:00 a.m. Tuesday

Released: 9:33 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB - The public is reminded that the Residential Parking Ban remains in effect until Tuesday morning.

Plowing is currently underway on residential streets in snow zone A.

Plowing will take place on residential streets in snow zone C starting at 7:00 p.m. today, Monday, December 21 continuing until 7:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 22.

Residents are urged to move their vehicles when their residential street is scheduled for plowing and to find an alternate place to park such as an off-street driveway or parking lot, or a nearby street that is not currently scheduled for plowing. This will help the snow clearing operation run smoothly and will prevent you from being ticketed and towed. Citizens are encouraged to visit knowyourzone.winnipeg.ca or call 311 to confirm their snow zone letter.

Vehicles parked in violation of the Residential Parking Ban may be towed to a nearby street that is not scheduled to be plowed, or has already been cleared. If you believe your vehicle may have been towed due to the Residential Parking Ban, please contact 311 for assistance in locating it.

Missed residential streets

If some streets in a snow zone have been missed or only partially cleared, crews will return in the coming days to address outstanding snow clearing requirements. In the meantime, residents can park on their street since the Residential Parking Ban only applied during the scheduled 12-hour period. When plowing crews return, no additional parking restrictions will be imposed. However, residents are still encouraged to move their vehicles should they notice that their street is about to be plowed.

RESIDENTIAL PARKING BAN SCHEDULE

Monday, December 21 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday, December 21
Zone A

Monday, December 21 from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 22
Zone C

Stay back, stay safe

More than 400 pieces of heavy equipment will be used for this snow clearing operation so motorists are reminded to drive to road conditions and to use extreme caution when driving near any snow clearing equipment or sanding trucks.

Parking ban notification

The City offers free email and Twitter notifications which advise subscribers when a parking ban goes into effect. To sign up for notifications, or for more information about all winter parking bans visit knowyourzone.winnipeg.ca or contact 311 (available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by phone at 311, or by email at ).

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Holiday season operating hours for City of Winnipeg facilities and services

Released: 12:18 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB - The City of Winnipeg would like to wish you and your family all the best this holiday season.

All civic offices are closed at 12 p.m. noon on Thursday, December 24, and closed all day on Friday, December 25, and Monday, December 28, 2015.

Civic offices will also be closed on Friday, January 1, 2016.

For information on City services during the holidays, please contact 311 by phone at 311, or by email at . City of Winnipeg 311 services are always available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including throughout the holiday season.

Recycling/Garbage Collection

All customers (single-family homes, apartments, businesses)

  • Recycling and garbage collection service as usual on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.
  • No recycling and garbage collection service on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Single-family homes - Adjusted collection schedule

For customers that normally have collection on Friday, please put your recycling and garbage carts out one day later during the weeks with Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Christmas Week

Regular collection day Adjusted collection schedule
Monday, December 21 no change
Tuesday, December 22 no change
Wednesday, December 23 no change
Thursday, December 24 no change
Friday, December 25 moves to Saturday, December 26

New Year's Week

Regular collection day Adjusted collection schedule
Monday, December 28 no change
Tuesday, December 29 no change
Wednesday, December 30 no change
Thursday, December 31 no change
Friday, January 1 moves to Saturday, January 2

Apartments and businesses - Collection schedule
For customers with:

  • Friday collection - recycling and garbage collection service will be one day later during the weeks with Christmas Day and New Year's Day,
  • Saturday collection - no change.

Brady Road Resource Management Facility (Brady Road Landfill)
Changes to the regular hours of operation during the holidays include:

Friday, December 25 closed
Saturday, December 26 extended hours - 5:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday, January 1 closed
Saturday, January 2 extended hours - 5:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Let's Chip In Christmas Tree Recycling Depots

Residents can recycle their real Christmas trees by dropping them off at any of the 11 Let's Chip In depots, open from December 27, 2015, to January 20, 2016. Please remove all plastic tree bags, tinsel, decorations, and tree stands. Free wood chips will be available at all depots in early January (while quantities last). Please bring your own container.

Trees placed beside recycling or garbage carts will not be collected.

For the collection calendar, landfill hours, or for Let's Chip In depot locations:

Winnipeg Transit

Winnipeg Transit will be operating on a Sunday schedule on:

  • Friday, December 25
  • Saturday, December 26
  • Friday, January 1

For route and schedule information, visit Winnipeg Transit or contact 311.

Take a Free Ride New Year's Eve and Celebrate Safely!

Take a free bus ride this New Year's Eve starting at 7:00 p.m. until end of service. The last buses leave downtown at approximately 1:38 a.m. The free ride offer applies to all Regular and Handi-Transit and is sponsored by Manitoba Public Insurance. For route and schedule information, visit winnipegtransit.com or contact 311.

Leisure Centres

Thursday, December 24 All Leisure Centres will close at 12 noon; except, Fort Rouge Leisure Centre is open until 4:30 p.m.
Friday, December 25 All Leisure Centres closed
Saturday, December 26 All Leisure Centres closed
Thursday, December 31 Fort Rouge Leisure Centre is open from 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; St. James Civic Centre is open from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Freight House is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; and Peguis Trail Fitness Centre will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday, January 1 All Leisure Centres closed

For specific Leisure Centre hours, visit City of Winnipeg - Leisure Centres or contact 311.

Swimming Pools

Thursday, December 24 All pools and fitness facilities scheduled to be open will close at 12 p.m. noon. Please visit City of Winnipeg - Indoor Pools or contact 311for locations and swimming times for that day.
Friday, December 25 All pools and fitness facilities will be closed.
Saturday, December 26 All pools and fitness facilities will be closed.
Sunday, December 27 to Wednesday, December 30 Regular hours. Please visit City of Winnipeg - Indoor Pools or contact 311 for locations and swimming times for that day.
Thursday, December 31 All pools and fitness facilities scheduled to be open will close at 4:00 p.m. Please visit City of Winnipeg - Indoor Pools or contact 311for locations and swimming times for that day.
Friday, January 1, 2016 All pools and fitness facilities will be closed

For City of Winnipeg swimming pools hours of operation, please visit City of Winnipeg - Indoor Pools or contact 311.

Winnipeg Public Library

Thursday, December 24 Charleswood, Fort Garry, Henderson, Louis Riel, Millennium, Pembina Trail, River Heights, St. Boniface, St. James-Assiniboia, St. Vital, Sir William Stephenson, Transcona, West Kildonan and Westwood Libraries

All other libraries are closed
Open from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m
Friday, December 25 All libraries Closed
Saturday, December 26 All libraries Closed
Sunday, December 27 All libraries Regular hours
Monday, December 28 All libraries Closed
Tuesday, December 29 All libraries Regular hours
Wednesday, December 30 All libraries Regular hours
Thursday, December 31 All libraries Closed at 5:00 p.m.
Friday, January 1, 2016 All libraries Closed

Regular hours resume Saturday, January 2, 2016.

Online services, including downloadable eBooks, catalogue searching, and holds/renewals, are available anytime at City of Winnipeg - Winnipeg Public Libraries.

For more information on Winnipeg Public Library Holiday Hours please visit City of Winnipeg - Winnipeg Public Libraries.

Animal Services Agency

Thursday, December 24 Holiday hours - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, December 25 Closed
Saturday, December 26 Closed
Sunday, December 27 Regular hours - noon to 5:00 p.m.
Monday, December 28 Regular hours - 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 29 Regular hours - 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 30 Regular hours - 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 31 Regular hours - 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday, January 1 Closed
Saturday, January 2 Regular hours - 12:00 p.m. noon to 5:00 p.m.

For more information on the Animal Services Agency, including how to purchase or renew your pet license online and to view dogs available for adoption, visit Winnipeg.ca/animalservices.

Cemeteries

Cemetery grounds at Brookside, St. Vital and Transcona Cemeteries will be open for visitation from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day throughout the holiday season, weather permitting.

Cemetery offices will be open until 4:30 p.m. on December 24 and closed on December 25, December 26, December 28, and January 1.

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 holiday season are as follows:

Thursday, December 24 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. noon
Friday, December 25 Closed
Saturday, December 26 Closed (as per regular hours)
Sunday, December 27 Closed (as per regular hours)
Monday, December 28 Closed
Tuesday, December 29 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 30 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday December 31 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday, January 1 Closed
Saturday, January 2 Closed (as per regular hours)

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 .

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service #FireSafeHoliday Series

Tip #3: Candle Safety

Released: 1:58 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB - In our #FireSafeHoliday series, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service would like share some helpful tips to help you minimize the risk of a fire in your home and make your holiday season enjoyable and safe.

Candles

Candles can be great for adding a festive feel to your home, but don't forget to practice safe handling techniques when using them. Some tips for using candles cautiously are:

  • Never leave lit candles unattended.
  • Use approved non-combustible candleholders or bases, and place candleholders on a firm, non-slip surface.
  • Avoid putting lit candles in a drafty area to prevent uneven burning and wax dripping.
  • Extinguish a candle when it burns down to within two inches of its holder or base.
  • Keep candles away from any flammable materials, including Christmas trees, decorations, curtains, or other combustible material like bedding or cushions.
  • Keep candles, matches and lighters out of the reach of children.
  • Store candles in a cool, dark, dry place, and store candles flat to avoid warping.
  • Refrigerating candles before burning makes them burn more slowly and evenly. Wrap candles in foil or plastic to prevent the wick from absorbing moisture.

Keep wicks trimmed to half an inch and remove excess wax before storage. Long, crooked wicks can cause uneven burning and wax drippings

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