November 2, 2018
Released: 9:00 a.m.
Winnipeg, MB – At 6:47 p.m. on November 1, 2018, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of fire in a three-storey structure in the 100 block of Maryland Street. Upon arrival, crews found a fire in the attic of the building. An offensive attack was launched and the fire was extinguished.
All occupants had self-evacuated prior to crews’ arrival. Firefighters rescued several cats which were reunited with their owners. No injuries were reported.
The cause of the fire is under investigation and no damage estimates are available at this time.
45-foot Colorado blue spruce set to light up City Hall
Released: 11:00 a.m.
Winnipeg, MB – A 45-foot Colorado blue spruce donated by Windsor Park resident Dean Munoz-Perez has been selected as City Hall’s 2018 Christmas tree. The tree will arrive at City Hall on Sunday, November 4.
“As a new resident in Windsor Park, I have a beautiful tree that is too big for my yard,” said homeowner Dean Munoz-Perez. “I’m happy to donate this tree so all Winnipeggers, including myself, can enjoy it this holiday season!”
Once in place, a crew from the City’s Urban Forestry Branch will spend several days decorating the tree with over 9,000 multi-coloured LED lights. The ceremonial lighting of the tree will take place at an open event later this November.
“We’re grateful to Mr. Munoz-Perez for contributing this tree for our holiday display at City Hall,” said Martha Barwinsky, city forester. “With its deep blue-green colour and full crown it will be a showstopper.”
City Hall Christmas tree installation schedule of events:
On Sunday, November 4 between 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m., the tree will be cut and lifted by crane from the property in Windsor Park. The tree will then be transported on a flatbed to City Hall (510 Main Street) and positioned by crane.
The tree is estimated to arrive at City Hall on Sunday, November 4 between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
For more information on the City’s annual Christmas tree, please visit City of Winnipeg - City Hall Christmas Tree Donation.
Released: 11:30 a.m.
Winnipeg, MB – Curbside yard waste collection for 2018 is coming to an end.
- Yard waste collection in “area A” will end the week of November 12-16, 2018
- Yard waste collection in “area B” will end the week of November 19-23, 2018
Residents can find out if their yard waste collection is “area A” or “area B” by:
Yard waste is collected at the curb once every two weeks, on the same collection day as recycling and garbage. Residents can put their yard waste in:
- Any reusable container without a lid (e.g., plastic tubs, old blue boxes, old metal or plastic garbage containers). Containers should not be broken or damaged.
- Cardboard boxes
- Paper yard waste bags
Plastic bags are not accepted in the program because they do not break down and will ruin the finished compost.
Residents are reminded to place their yard waste containers to the side of their recycling and garbage carts, and to leave an arm’s length between their yard waste containers and their recycling and garbage carts.
Yard waste includes unlimited amounts of outside organic materials, such as grass clippings, leaves, plants, flowers, bush/shrub clippings, and small tied bundles of branches no longer than one metre or heavier than 22 kilograms. Some of the materials not accepted in the curbside yard waste collection program include logs, stumps, rocks, dirt, sod, and litter. These items slow down the composting process and can damage the composting equipment.
Residents are urged not to rake any yard waste material or debris onto the street as this can plug the street drains and cause ponding problems as well as increase the risk of basement flooding.
Residents can also take their yard waste to the 4R Winnipeg Depots located at 1777 Brady Road, 1120 Pacific Avenue, and 429 Panet Road. For more information on the 4R Winnipeg Depots, including hours of operation, please visit City of Winnipeg – 4R Winnipeg Depots.
For more information on the curbside yard waste collection program, please visit City of Winnipeg - Yard Waste Collection.