June 18, 2021
City awards renovation grants to 23 community centres
Released: 9:27 a.m.
Winnipeg, MB – Twenty-three City-owned community centres will receive funding for renovations through the City of Winnipeg’s Community Centre Renovation Grant Program (CCRGP).
“As more and more Winnipeggers become vaccinated, there is renewed hope on the horizon that community centres will, once again, be fully utilized like they were before the pandemic began,” said Mayor Brian Bowman. “The Community Centre Renovation Grant program helps ensure these spaces can get the repairs and upgrades needed to maintain their importance to the residents in neighbourhoods across our city.”
“I’m pleased to see so many of our community centres receive the funding they need to update their facilities and benefit all the people who use them,” said Sherri Rollins, Chairperson of the Standing Policy Committee on Protection, Community Services and Parks. “Community centres play an integral role in building healthy communities and I’m looking forward to the day we are able to reopen.”
The community centres receiving grants are:
The CCRGP received 27 applications requesting a total of $2,035,622.60, during the Spring 2021 Intake period. Twenty-three (23) applications totaling $1,865,228.74 were approved.
The program ensures that City-owned, board-run community centres can access much-needed assistance required to complete facility repairs, upgrades, retrofits, safety improvements, and renovation projects.
The program has two intake periods each year: a spring intake in March and a fall intake in October. Spring 2021 was the nineteenth application period for the program. Since the program’s inception in 2012, the City has invested $10,047,568.69 towards 212community centre applications for renovations across the city.
Information regarding the CCRGP, including how community centres can apply, can be found at City of Winnipeg – Community Centres.
Stretch of Corydon Avenue to temporarily close starting June 20
Released: 10:08 a.m.
Winnipeg, MB – Eastbound Corydon Avenue, between Oxford Street and Rockwood Street, will be completely closed for paving starting at 9 a.m. on Sunday, June 20, for approximately one week. The westbound median lane will also be closed during this time.
Motorists must use alternate routes while this road closure is in place; pedestrian access will be maintained.
For Transit re-route and schedule information, visit winnipegtransit.com or contact 311.
For regular updates on City of Winnipeg lane closures and to view lane closures on an interactive map, please visit City of Winnipeg - Regional Lane Closures.
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City begins Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) treatment
Released: 11:30 a.m.
Winnipeg, MB – The City of Winnipeg will begin its Emerald Ash Borer treatment program on Monday, June 21, 2021, weather permitting.
The program will target Insect Management Areas:
- 13 (Worthington)
- 14 (Kingston Crescent, Minnetonka, Pulberry)
- 15 (Southland Park)
- 16 (Island Lakes, Royalwood)
- 18 (Vista)
- 25 (Beaumont, Crescent Park, Maybank, Wildwood)
- 30 (Central River Heights)
- 31 (Crescentwood, North River Heights, Wellington Crescent)
- 32 (Grant Park, Rockwood)
- 40 (Minto, St. Matthews)
- 41 (Wolseley)
- 42 (Daniel McIntyre, West Alexander)
- 46 (Dufferin, Logan C.P.R., Lord Selkirk Park)
Treatment will occur between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday to Friday and weather permitting on an ongoing basis until late July.
The City treats EAB using the using insecticides TreeAzin® (azadirachtin) or IMA-jet® (imidacloprid) which is injected directly into ash trees located on City property. These products have been approved for use in Canada by Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency, and will be used in accordance with federally approved label directions by licensed pesticide applicators.
Register for notification
The City offers an automated telephone and email notification system. Residents who register for this service will receive daily phone or email notifications for tree pest control activities. To register for the automated email or telephone notifications, residents can go to City of Winnipeg – Register for Notification or contact 311.
For more information, contact 311or visit the City’s Insect Control website.