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December 13, 2019

 

Search for Winnipeg’s Next CAO to Pause Until After the Conclusion of the Multiyear Balanced Budget Process

Released: 9:52 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – The search for Winnipeg’s next CAO will be paused until the conclusion of the multiyear balanced budget process, Mayor Bowman announced today.

“We thank Harris Leadership Strategies for their work in gathering potential candidates as we search for a new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO),” said Mayor Brian Bowman.

After the request for proposals process closed in April, Harris Leadership Strategies was selected as the consultant to assist with the recruitment process. Specifically, the consultant was tasked with conducting a search to source a pool of candidates for the position of CAO. A pool of candidates was compiled and a shortlist was created by the consultant.

When the consultant met with the recruitment committee to present the pool of candidates, the recruitment committee was concerned with the lack of diversity among the recommended pool of candidates. With the multiyear balance budget process at the halfway point, the decision was made to pause the search process until after the budget process concludes in March.

The recruitment committee will meet again to determine next steps which will include seeking out a new national recruitment consultant to resume the search for Winnipeg’s next CAO.

The recruitment committee thanks Harris Leadership for their efforts toward sourcing candidates for the recruitment our next CAO.

Twenty-three firefighter-paramedic recruits graduate join the ranks of the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service

Graduates from Recruit Class #1901 will begin service starting the week of December 16, 2019

Released: 9:34 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – At a graduation ceremony this morning, Councillor Sherri Rollins was joined by Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) Chief John Lane to formally present badges to the City of Winnipeg’s 23 new firefighter-paramedics. 

“Congratulations to the graduates of the WFPS Recruit Class #1901” said Councillor Sherri Rollins, Chairperson of the Standing Policy Committee on Protection, Community Services and Parks. “It takes a special kind of person to dedicate themselves to a career like this, and we are very grateful for your commitment to serve and protect the residents of Winnipeg.”

The recruits completed an intense 13-week orientation and training program, held at the WFPS Training Academy. The course covered firefighting, rescue and paramedic operations specific to Winnipeg, in addition to the WFPS organizational and rank structure, and the history of firefighting in Winnipeg. They also received certification as Vehicle Rescue and HazMat Technicians.

“I am pleased to welcome these 23 new firefighter-paramedics into the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service family,” said Chief Lane. “They are joining our team of highly-skilled frontline staff who provide round-the-clock emergency services to Winnipeg’s residents, visitors, and businesses.”

Incoming firefighter-paramedic recruits are accepted to the orientation and training period as part of a competitive hiring process. Applicants must have already completed their Firefighting Level II Diploma at a recognized emergency services college. Recruits are also required to have a Primary Care Paramedic license certification prior to applying to join the WFPS.

Taylor Avenue from Pembina Highway to Stafford Street closed this Monday

Released: 11:00 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – Taylor Avenue from Pembina Highway to Stafford Street will be closed from 7 p.m. Monday, December 16 until 6 a.m. on Tuesday, December 17 for sewer work.

Motorists are advised to use an alternate route and to plan for additional travel time to reach their destinations.

For Transit re-route information, follow @transitalerts or contact 311.

For regular updates on City of Winnipeg lane closures and to view lane closures of major streets on an interactive map, please visit City of Winnipeg - Regional Lane Closures.

Download and use the Waze app for real-time traffic and incident updates as well as traffic re-route options.

New Transit fares in effect January 1, 2020

Released: 12:05 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – The public is advised new Winnipeg Transit fares will be in effect on January 1, 2020.

Full cash fares will be $3.00. Senior and Youth cash fares will be $2.50. New rates for tickets and passes will also be in effect January 1, 2020.

2019 bus tickets (plus applicable cash difference) will be accepted until March 31, 2020.

2020 Fare Options

Full

Youth

Senior

Post-Secondary

Cash

3.00

2.50

2.50

Ticket/e-cash

2.65

1.88

1.33

2.65

24 hour pass

9.80

6.95

4.90

-

3 day pass

19.90

14.10

9.95

-

5 day pass

23.85

16.90

11.95

-

7 day pass

26.50

18.80

13.25

-

14 day pass

49.00

34.80

24.50

39.20

21 day pass

72.90

51.70

36.45

-

28 day pass

94.10

66.75

47.05

75.30

Monthly Pass

102.05

72.40

51.05

81.65

Semester Pass

-

-

-

278.00

Annual Pass

1,129.00

801.00

565.00

905.00

For complete Transit fare information, including pass and ticket sales locations, please visit winnipegtransit.com or contact 311.

December 13, 2019