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Have a pool? Make sure to drain it properly this fall

September 18, 2019 - Pool owners are reminded to take all the necessary steps to ensure it is drained properly. Failing to do so could result in a fine.

Pet Peeves: Not cleaning up after your dog

September 17, 2019 - Winnipeg's Responsible Pet Ownership bylaw requires dog owners to pick up after their dog or face a fine.

Residents asked for feedback on what new development in mature communities could look like

September 16, 2019 - Feedback will be used to inform the Residential Infill Strategy

The symbolism behind Winnipeg's newly redesigned Kapyong Park

September 13, 2019 - Kapyong Park in Winnipeg was designed as a tribute to the Canadian soldiers who fought in the Battle of Kapyong during the Korean War. It was officially opened in 2019.

A look back at bike paths in Winnipeg

September 10, 2019 - Stories and videos about what goes into running the City of Winnipeg.

Temporary display marks 100 years of the Winnipeg Aqueduct

September 9, 2019 - A temporary display at City Hall looks into the past of the Winnipeg Aqueduct as it marks 100 years in operation.

Thousands of bees calling Winnipeg City Hall home

September 6, 2019 - A hive with thousands of bees has been installed at Winnipeg’s City Hall during the summer of 2019.

Children host lemonade stand fundraiser for Living Prairie Museum

September 5, 2019 - Donation will be used for education and bees conservation

Local artist donates mural to Animal Services

September 3, 2019 - Artwork one of many pieces used to brighten up the space

Now is your chance to serve on a Board or Commission

August 30, 2019 - Applications for vacancies accepted until Oct. 18, 2019.

City Hall composting program helping reduce carbon dioxide in Winnipeg

August 23, 2019 - Nearly 7 tonnes of compost collected in program’s first 8 months

Winnipeg’s City Clerk wins the 2019 Quill Award

August 19, 2019 - Marc Lemoine only the 6th Canadian clerk to receive the international award

Parents name baby after paramedic who helped in delivery

August 16, 2019 - WFPS assist in an average of 24 births a year

Boy with the Boot statue history includes relocation and theft

August 13, 2019 - WFPS assist in an average of 24 births a year

Indigenous awareness training an impactful experience for City employees

August 9, 2019 - The City of Winnipeg is committed to mandatory Indigenous Awareness training for the entire workforce. Employees share how this training has impacted them.

Network of light traps help monitor mosquitoes

August 1, 2019 - The City of Winnipeg uses light traps to conduct adult mosquito surveillance to monitor the number of nuisance mosquitoes.

Old Market Square, Osborne Station to offer free unlimited Wi-Fi service

July 12, 2019 - Locations among 50 City facilities to have no data caps Wi-Fi

City employees giving back to the community they serve

July 4, 2019 - Over $440k raised in 2018 to support local charities making a difference

Free summer activities around Winnipeg

July 3, 2019 - Plenty of free options to keep active and entertained this summer

Peer training helping to build strong City workforce

June 24, 2019 - The City of Winnipeg is committed to employee learning and development. In the 2018-2019 training year, there were 66 guest trainers – employees who voluntarily instruct courses in addition to their day job. They hosted 196 training sessions with 3,469 employees taking part.

Civic employees key part in Journey of Reconciliation

June 21, 2019 - City of Winnipeg employees in various departments are working on initiatives as part of the City’s Journey of Reconciliation.

Freedom Road to Shoal Lake 40 First Nation now completed

June 19, 2019 - A four-day long celebration in early June, 2019, helped officially open Freedom Road. The 24-kilometre stretch of gravel road connects Shoal Lake 40 First Nation to the Trans-Canada Highway.

New protected bike lanes nabs spot on national top 10 list

June 17, 2019 - A four kilometer stretch of protected bike lanes from West Alexander to East Exchange District has received national attention in the bike community.

Open Capital Projects Dashboard earns international award

June 10, 2019 - Using visuals including maps, colours, and charts, residents can easily find the status of capital projects with budgets of $5 million or more on the Open Capital Projects Dashboard.

Interactive guided walk/bike tour planned for Wolseley June 13

June 7, 2019 - The City of Winnipeg is hosting an interactive guided walk/bike tour as part of the Public engagement process for the Wolseley to Downtown Corridor Project.

Spring Author Event helps writers put pen to paper

June 5, 2019 - Free writing workshops, discussion offered June 7 - 8

City of Winnipeg buildings now scent sensitive

June 3, 2019 - Residents and employees encouraged to refrain from using scented products

Celebration of Life highlights stories of survival

May 30, 2019 - First responders work together to help saves lives each day

Larviciding is key to reducing the mosquito population

May 29, 2019 - Crews target standing water starting in spring

Free access to City-run aquatic and recreation facilities on June 1

May 27, 2019 - No admission fee to during scheduled times to mark National Health and Fitness Day

City receives additional recognition for its support of Reservists

May 24, 2019 - City of Winnipeg named Most Supportive Employer in Manitoba for Reservists

Arson prevention tips for residents

May 22, 2019 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service shares tips for how to prevent arson. This type of fire spikes during the spring.

Public Safety Building time capsule opened more than 50 years later

May 21, 2019 - The time capsule that was placed in the Public Safety Building in 1965 has been removed and opened.

Rare piece of land brings prairie history to life in St. James

May 17, 2019 - It’s a rare piece of land tucked off to the side of Ness Avenue that offers a glimpse into what the prairies looked like in the past.

The Winnipeg General Strike marks 100 years

May 15, 2019 - The 1919 General Strike was a pivotal moment in Winnipeg's history. An overview of the strike and what archival resources are available.

Water main flushing program helps preserve water quality

May 14, 2019 - The City of Winnipeg flushes water mains to help preserve water quality as it goes from the treatment plant to your taps.

Ready Winnipeg aims to educate on emergency preparedness

May 9, 2019 - The City of Winnipeg is hosting Ready Winnipeg. It is a free, interactive, educational event for Winnipeg families.

Winnipeg Public Library making reading more accessible for children

May 3, 2019 - Whether it is a picture book or a nursery rhyme, taking the time to read to a child can help grow early literacy skills.

The City of Winnipeg does not authorize door-to-door salespersons to perform water quality testing

May 1, 2019 - Having safe drinking water is essential for Winnipeg residents. That’s why the City of Winnipeg takes several steps to ensure our water is safe.

Tips to make spring cleaning a little easier

April 29, 2019 - The warmer weather means it is spring cleaning season.

City of Winnipeg becoming SAFE Work Certified

April 26, 2019 - Ensuring its employees are safe while at work is a responsibility the City of Winnipeg takes seriously.

Hundreds of bikes available at annual auction

April 23, 2019 - If you are looking to get a new bicycle this spring, consider stopping by the City of Winnipeg’s annual bike auction.

Annual spring cleanup takes roughly 500 employees

April 17, 2019 - Spring cleaning at the City of Winnipeg is a massive undertaking. The entire street network, including back lanes and sidewalks, will be swept.

What you need to know when calling 911

April 15, 2019 - No one wants to call 911, but if you need to phone for help there are a few things you should know to make it easier.

Help shape the future of Winnipeg Transit

April 10, 2019 - The City of Winnipeg is developing a road map for the future of Winnipeg Transit and is asking residents what should be in it.

Volunteers making an impact at Animal Services

April 8, 2019 - It’s Shari Hebert’s love of dogs that led her to helping out dogs at the City of Winnipeg’s Animal Services Agency.

Plant the prairies in your backyard

April 5, 2019 - If you are a gardener, there are plenty of options when it comes to deciding what to plant. The Living Prairie Museum is hoping you'll consider including some prairie species in your landscaping.

Annual flood preparations underway

March 29, 2019 - Every spring, the City of Winnipeg prepares for potential flooding and works to protect properties from rising river levels.

Easy ways to reduce your energy consumption around your workplace

March 28, 2019 - Have you ever paused just before clicking print on your computer to ask yourself if you really need to?

Preparing for spring a significant job for City of Winnipeg

March 25, 2019 - The snow melt brings a busy time of year for crews at the City of Winnipeg.

Plenty of free, family fun planned for spring break

March 21, 2019 - If you are searching for Spring Break plans that won’t break the bank, the City of Winnipeg has plenty of free, family-friendly options for you to consider.

La bibliothèque de Saint-Boniface reçoit un prix prestigieux pour ses excellents services aux francophones du Manitoba

March 20, 2019 - Le personnel de la bibliothèque de Saint-Boniface a reçu une prestigieuse récompense en reconnaissance de ses efforts et de son dévouement pour les francophones du Manitoba.

Fixing a household water leak can save you water and money

March 18, 2019 - No one wants to pay for something they don’t use. That’s why it is important for residents to check for water leaks in their home.

Community Paramedicine program marks 10 years at Main Street Project

March 15, 2019 - Ten years ago, Ryan Sneath became the first Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) member to be stationed out of Main Street Project.

Living Prairie Museum recognized for environmental impact

March 13, 2019 - It’s a place where you can snowshoe or stroll through a tall grass prairie preserve, learn about wildlife that call Manitoba home, and celebrate the Monarch butterfly.

From wading pools to programming, Community Services looking to hire summer recreation staff

March 11, 2019 - If you are looking for summer work, enjoy helping children, and want to make an impact in your community, a Recreation Technician position might be what you are looking for.

‘It is important for women to believe in themselves’: City of Winnipeg employees mark International Women’s Day

March 8, 2019 - When Janet Bier joined the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS), she was one of two women in her graduating class of 2000.

Plastic bags don't go in Winnipeg’s recycling carts

March 6, 2019 - While certain types of plastic can be recycled, it is very important to keep plastic bags out of the recycling carts in Winnipeg.

Planning, hard work, and a lot of boxes needed to move Transcona Library

March 4, 2019 - Anyone who has ever moved knows the process takes a lot of planning and hard work. The same is true when moving an entire library.

Vehicle for Hire By-law brings positive change

March 1, 2019 - One year after the Vehicles for Hire By-law took effect, the industry has been made safer and more accessible.

Water main breaks more likely during extreme weather conditions

February 27, 2019 - There is never a convenient time for a water main break to happen, however the Water and Waste Department has noticed they are more likely to occur during extreme weather conditions in both summer and winter.

Preserving the past leads to award for modernist City library

February 25, 2019 - Renovations to St. Vital Library have won the City of Winnipeg an award in recognition of how elements of its past were preserved.

Writer-In-Residence program helps local writers of all genres

February 22, 2019 - Whether you are writing a children's book or a screenplay, Jordan Wheeler can offer some guidance.

How to get traffic information at your fingertips

February 20, 2019 - If you don't like waiting in traffic or want to know what is happening on the streets of Winnipeg, the City's Traffic Management Centre (TMC) has plenty of information you'll be interested in.

What to do if you have frozen water pipes

February 15, 2019 - With extreme cold, there is the risk of unprotected water pipes freezing in Winnipeg.

STEMI Protocol helping save lives of heart attack patients

February 13, 2019 - It can often be mistaken for heartburn, but a STEMI heart attack is one of the most serious heart emergencies a person could experience.

T-33 jet to soar over Woodhaven Park again

February 8, 2019 - It's not unusual to see planes fly over Portage Avenue, but a bright red jet is quite the eye-catching sight.

How to spot the signs of carbon monoxide poisoning

February 5, 2019 - As people are turning their furnaces up, using their fireplace, or warming their vehicles, the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning increases.

Share your story for Welcoming Winnipeg: Reconciling our History

February 4, 2019 - What places around Winnipeg are the most important to you?

311 Contact Centre marks 10 years of helping Winnipeggers

February 1, 2019 - If you spot a pothole, had your garbage collection missed, or you need to know when the next bus is, reaching out to the City of Winnipeg is as easy as dialing 311 at any time.

Mental health resources vital for first responders

January 29, 2019 - First responders are who you call in an emergency.

Winnipeg Public Library plans special day for children on February 2

January 28, 2019 - If you are looking for something fun, free, and family friendly to do on Saturday, February 2, consider stopping by the Winnipeg Public Library.

Diapers creating significant problem at Winnipeg's recycling facility

January 25, 2019 - Diapers have become a significant problem at Winnipeg's recycling sorting facility.

City of Winnipeg recognized for its ongoing support of Reservists

January 23, 2019 - When Dwayne Huot volunteered to serve in Afghanistan in 2009, he didn't have to worry about taking time off work. He knew his employer, the City of Winnipeg, would understand.

Light therapy lamps available to help with Seasonal Affective Disorder

January 21, 2019 - If the winter months have you experiencing Seasonal Affective Disorder, Winnipeg Public Library has an option that might work for you.

Community Crisis Workers making an impact at City libraries

January 18, 2019 - Helping with a resume, connecting a person with an emergency shelter, and assisting someone navigate the process of applying for income assistance is all in a day’s work for Sheila Bughao.

City of Winnipeg’s Annual Financial Report nabs national award

January 16, 2019 - The City of Winnipeg's Corporate Finance Department has been recognized for their work for the second time in less than three months by the Government Finance Officers Association.

Winter Speaker Series growing in popularity

January 14, 2019 - Owls, deer, and wild mushrooms are just a few of the topics you can learn about in the 2019 edition of the Living Prairie Museum Winter Speaker Series.

Front end loaders working to back lanes across Winnipeg

January 11, 2019 - When it comes to a snow clearing operation in Winnipeg, back lanes are usually given accelerated priority.

What you need to know about the Residential Parking Ban

January 8, 2019 - After a significant snowfall, snow clearing on residential streets may be required. When this happens, the City of Winnipeg will issue a Residential Parking Ban.

Winnipeg Transit safety continues to be top priority for City

January 8, 2019 - Every year nearly 50 million rides are taken on Winnipeg Transit buses. The City of Winnipeg is continuing to work on making sure it is a safe experience for everyone on board.

How to recycle your real Christmas tree

January 3, 2019 - If you've opted to have a real Christmas tree and are wondering what to do with it now that the holidays are winding down, consider recycling it at one of the City's Let's Chip In depots.

Get home safe on New Year’s Eve with Winnipeg Transit

December 27, 2018 - Make sure you get home safe this New Year’s Eve with the help of Winnipeg Transit.

New Building Exterior Lighting Grant Program aims to increase downtown safety

December 21, 2018 - A new grant program from the City of Winnipeg is looking to make downtown safer by adding more lights.

Is wrapping paper recyclable? A look at holiday recycling misconceptions

December 20, 2018 - The holiday season typically means the City of Winnipeg will see an increase in the amount of garbage and recycling collected but the materials aren’t always put in the correct bins.

Free winter activities around Winnipeg

December 19, 2018 - The snow and cooler temperatures have arrived and that means you can now take advantage of free winter activities in many City of Winnipeg parks.

Holiday safety tips to reduce your risk of a fire

December 14, 2018 - During the busy holiday season, it is important to take a few minutes to look around your home and eliminate fire risks.

Public safety communications project earns multiple awards

December 12, 2018 - A project that upgraded the emergency radio systems for first responders in Winnipeg has received two major awards.

Don't plug in your vehicle inside an attached garage: WFPS

December 10, 2018 - Plugging in your vehicle when it gets cold is routine for Winnipeggers who park outside, but people need to make sure they are doing so safely.

Library podcast growing in popularity with Winnipeggers

December 7, 2018 - Erica Ball knew she had helped start something special when Margaret Atwood retweeted a post about a new podcast the Winnipeg Public Library was launching.

Winter 2019 Leisure Guide skating and swimming registration starts December 11

December 5, 2018 - If you are looking for activities to keep your children active this winter, you will want to circle December 11 on the calendar.

Winnipeg Parking Authority earns national attention for innovative initiatives

December 3, 2018 - The Winnipeg Parking Authority's (WPA) Chief Operating Officer has been awarded for his contributions to the Canadian parking industry.

Annual Snow Route Parking Ban starts December 1

November 30, 2018 - Parking is not allowed on designated snow routes from 2 a.m. to 7 a.m.

City of Winnipeg 2018 budget given international award

November 27, 2018 - The City of Winnipeg has received international recognition for its 2018 budget.

What happens after all the yard waste is collected?

November 26, 2018 - Curbside yard waste collection has wrapped up for the season, but the work to process all the leaves and branches picked up is far from finished.

Holiday gift ideas from the City of Winnipeg

November 23, 2018 - If you are searching for the perfect gift this holiday season, the City of Winnipeg has a few options to help make your shopping a little easier.

Winnipeggers asked to weigh in on walk bike project in Wolseley

November 21, 2018 - Winnipeggers have the opportunity to share their thoughts on the Wolseley to Downtown Walk Bike Project until the beginning of December.

Stay off the ice: Emergency responders warn

November 19, 2018 - As temperatures start to drop, Winnipeg’s emergency responders are warning people to stay away from rivers and ponds.

Water treatment change aiming to reduce discoloured water events

November 16, 2018 - In an effort to reduce the number of discoloured water occurrences, the City of Winnipeg is changing a step in the water treatment process.

Winnipeg's festive lights

November 14, 2018 - From Santa and his reindeers to poinsettias and stars, the City of Winnipeg’s festive lights displays help make the holiday season a little brighter.

Winnipeg celebrates 145 years since incorporation

November 12, 2018 - November 8 will always hold special meaning for the City of Winnipeg.

Tree Injection Program

July 5, 2018 - It's a threat to one out of every three public trees in Winnipeg, and the City is fighting back against the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB).

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Program

May 10, 2018 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service is taking to the skies to help save lives. It's adding an unmanned aerial vehicle to the fleet.

Be prepared for an emergency

May 4, 2018 - If a natural disaster were to hit Winnipeg, would you be prepared?

Eleanor and Jim Crorey's story

May 23, 2018 - Earlier in her life, Eleanor Crorey had learned CPR, years later the training was put to the test.

Lisa Glass' story

May 23, 2018 - In just minutes, a routine day at work for Lisa Glass turned into a rush to save her life.

Diane and Chris Pappas' story

May 23, 2018 - Preparing to have their second baby, Diane and Chris Pappas thought they had a plan in place for how the delivery was going to happen.

 
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