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October 27, 2020

Statement from Mayor Brian Bowman Regarding the Federal Government's Announcement of the Rapid Housing Initiative

Released: 11:50 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – Statement from Mayor Brian Bowman regarding the federal government’s announcement of the Rapid Housing Initiative:

“Housing unsheltered Winnipeggers continues to be a focus of my advocacy directly to Prime Minister Trudeau alongside counterparts on FCM's Big City Mayor's Caucus. I’ve also appreciated the opportunities to speak in support of this focus directly to the Minister of Health Patty Hajdu, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Ahmed Hussen and Parliamentary Secretary Adam Vaughan. Today's announcement of $12.5 million in support to the City of Winnipeg is a direct result of that advocacy. I want to thank Prime Minister Trudeau for his ongoing support for housing and particularly, what this support will do for those experiencing homelessness. 

The City of Winnipeg's public service will work with federal counterparts to finalize agreements and work with community partners like End Homelessness Winnipeg and Winnipeg Housing Rehabilitation Corporation to recommend projects that best support the community and meet the program guidelines.

I look forward to seeing a report from the public service with recommendations for Council’s consideration.”

Curbside yard waste collection season ending

Released: 11:54 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – Curbside yard waste collection for 2020 is coming to an end.

  • Yard waste collection in “area A” will end the week of November 2-6, 2020
  • Yard waste collection in “area B” will end the week of November 9-14, 2020

Residents are reminded there will be no collection on Remembrance Day (Wednesday, November 11). If your collection day falls on or after the holiday, your recycling, garbage and yard waste will be collected one day later for that week only.

Residents can find out if their yard waste collection is “area A” or “area B” by:

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

Halloween pumpkins are accepted in the yard waste collection program, as long as candles and decorations are removed.

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. Do not 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 Rd., 1120 Pacific Ave., and 429 Panet Rd. For more information on the 4R Winnipeg Depots, including hours of operation, please visit: winnipeg.ca/4Rdepot.

For more information on the curbside yard waste collection program, please visit: winnipeg.ca/yardwaste.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Langside Street

Released: 6:55 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – At 4:08 p.m. on October 27, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a two-and-a-half-storey house in the 0-100 block of Langside Street.

When crews arrived, they encountered smoke coming from the structure and launched an offensive attack. The fire was declared under control at 4:42 p.m.

Reports indicated the possibility of occupants trapped inside the house. A search was conducted and crews located one individual. They were extricated from the house and assessed and treated by on-scene paramedics before being transported to hospital in critical condition.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. No damage estimates are available.

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