COVID-19: City of Winnipeg response and latest updates on City facilities and services COVID-19 : Mesures prises par la Ville de Winnipeg et dernières nouvelles sur les installations et services municipaux





City launches new homepage and 311 website

October 20, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg has launched a brand new homepage and 311 self-service website. Both offer a better user experience and meet current accessibility standards.

Un-fore-gettable golf season sees City courses busiest in 15 years

October 14, 2020 - The 2020 golf season at City-run courses was the best in 15 years. The COVID-19 restrictions and nice weather are two of the reasons behind the increase in rounds played.

Digital library downloads hit the 1 million mark

October 13, 2020 - Downloads from the Winnipeg Public Library’s digital library have reached one million with 2020 on pace to be a record setting year.

A look back at the unprecedented October 2019 storm

October 9, 2020 - A look back at the October storm of 2019 which saw the City of Winnipeg declare a state of emergency after significant snow fall, power outages, and tree damage.

Taking care of your mental health during COVID-19

October 8, 2020 - COVID-19 can impact our mental health. Jason Shaw, Manager of the City of Winnipeg’s Emergency Operations Centre, shares how important it is to take care of yourself and others during this time.

We’re switching to LEDs one lighting fixture at a time

October 7, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg is working to switch out light bulbs and other outdated technology in civic facilities with LEDs to be more energy efficient and to save money.

Browsing the library stacks safely during COVID-19

October 6, 2020 - As Winnipeg Public Library branches have expanded services, several measures in place to ensure everyone stays safe.

Welcoming Winnipeg earns national Indigenous Engagement award

October 5, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg has received the Indigenous Engagement Core Values Award from the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Canada for the Welcoming Winnipeg: Reconciling our History public engagement process.

Stand by your pan and other cooking safety tips from WFPS

October 5, 2020 - Hundreds of house fires in Winnipeg each year start in the kitchen. Learn how to prevent these types of fires from the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service.

Have your say on the Residential Infill Development Guidelines

October 2, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg is refining its development guidelines on residential infill in order to help address demand for new housing while preserving neighbourhood quality, character, and liveability.

Traffic signals now operate 24 hours per day

October 1, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg changed the traffic signals to operate in normal three-colour operation 24 hours per day. They used to use flash mode in which they do not operate in the standard three-colour operation of green, amber, red during early morning hours and on weekends at some intersections.

International Open Data Charter adopted

September 30, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg has adopted the International Open Data Charter. The Charter calls for governments and organizations to make data freely available under a shared set of principles.

WFPS reminds residents to stay fire safe this fall

September 25, 2020 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service provides tips to stay fire safe during the fall and winter seasons.

City of Winnipeg begins electronic meeting voting

September 23, 2020 - The votes during Executive Policy Committee meetings are now being cast electronically with the results able to be viewed by all residents through the Open Data Portal.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service reducing emissions while responding to emergencies

September 21, 2020 - The WFPS is doing what it can to reduce its emissions and environmental footprint.

Amber lights duration changed at 110 high speed intersections

September 16, 2020 - Advanced technology used by the City of Winnipeg’s Transportation Management Centre, and at signalized intersections throughout the city, has allowed amber light times on high-speed roadways to be more precisely calculated and adjusted.

Planning to visit our facilities or take Transit? Bring a mask

September 11, 2020 - As of August 29, 2020, the City of Winnipeg has required masks in all City-operated facilities and vehicles, including Winnipeg Transit and Winnipeg Transit Plus.

Landfill gas capture expansion coming online

September 10, 2020 - The Brady Road Resource Management Facility’s landfill gas capture expansion will be operational by September and will help mitigate the effects of climate change.

Now is your chance to serve on a Board or Commission

September 8, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg will be accepting applications for positions on various Boards and Commissions from August 10, 2020 to October 16, 2020.

Stay safe on the roads during the back to school rush

September 4, 2020 - With school starting, parents are reminded to speak to their children about road safety and drivers are urged to use caution near schools and daycares.

Temporary patio registration program has been key to reopening restaurant services during COVID-19

August 25, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg launched a temporary patio registration program and has seen significant uptake in participants.

Temporary water tanks helping keep residents cool during hot weather

August 18, 2020 - Water tanks are part of the City of Winnipeg's hot weather response plan. This year, two tanks have been deployed to help ensure all residents have access to cold water to rehydrate.

Walk, bike, drive, or live near one of the Open Streets? Let us know what you think of the initiative

August 17, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg has put in place several temporary Open Streets to help residents with physical activity during social distancing guidelines. Public engagement is being done to collect feedback to help determine the future of the initiative.

Rush hour towing data now available on open data

August 14, 2020 - A new open dataset on rush hour towing data is now available on the City of Winnipeg's Open Data Portal. This allows people to view the location of a vehicle requested for towing, date and time of the request, and whether it has been cleared.

How the safety of the public and our employees is guiding our COVID-19 response

August 7, 2020 - A look at how the City of Winnipeg initially responded to the COVID-19 pandemic from a safety prospective and what goes into resuming operations.

A simple way you can stop mosquitoes from hatching

August 4, 2020 - Roughly half of all mosquitoes are hatched on private property in Winnipeg. This is why residents should regularly check their properties and dump any standing water.

Asphalt or concrete? That is the question…

July 30, 2020 - Dispelling the myths and answering common questions about why the City of Winnipeg chooses certain types of road surfaces.

How Winnipeg Transit is working to keep passengers safe

July 28, 2020 - As part of Winnipeg Transit’s ongoing commitment to the health, safety and comfort of our passengers, a variety of new measures have been implemented.

Welcoming Winnipeg Committee of Community Members application deadline approaching

July 24, 2020 - Part of the Welcoming Winnipeg: Reconciling our History Policy, the Committee of Community Members will help to shape the stories remembered in Winnipeg’s landscape and make recommendations to City Council

Firing up the grill? 5 Tips to make sure to do it safely

July 24, 2020 - If you are planning to use a barbeque, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Services wants to make sure you cook your next meal with it safely.

We want to hear from you on the blueprints that will shape our city

July 20, 2020 - The City has developed its strategy for sustainable growth in two interconnected planning initiatives, OurWinnipeg and the Complete Communities Direction Strategy.

Remotely-Piloted Aerial System makes responding to emergencies safer and more efficient

July 17, 2020 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Remotely-Piloted Aerial System is making responding to emergencies safer and more efficient. It was first launched two years ago and is an invaluable tool for first responders.

The art you'll find along the Southwest Transitway

July 9, 2020 - A look at the art along the recently opened Southwest Transitway.

Your location is the most important thing to know when calling 911

July 3, 2020 - When you call 911 it is best to know the location and phone number of where you are calling from. The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service gives tips on what to do when calling 911.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service adapts vital employee training during COVID-19 pandemic

June 29, 2020 - Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service uses technology to adapt the entire training process to ensure safety for all WFPS members during COVID-19.

Service resumption at Winnipeg Libraries a collaborative effort

June 25, 2020 - The reopening plan for Winnipeg Public Library is a collaborative effort with the City of Winnipeg’s Office of Emergency Management.

Élargissement de la collection de documents de bibliothèque en français grâce au service Cantook Station

Le 22 juin 2020 - La Bibliothèque publique de Winnipeg a lancé Cantook Station, un service de prêt électronique basé sur l’infonuagique qui propose des livres électroniques et des livres audio en français. On peut accéder au service gratuitement grâce à sa carte de bibliothèque.

The City of Winnipeg marks National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 19, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg is proud to recognize National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21. It is an official day of celebration to recognize and honour the achievements, history and rich cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada.

City's annual bicycle auction to be held online

June 17, 2020 - The City's annual unclaimed bicycled auction will be online only from June 24 - 30.

How audible tones are helping make intersections safer in Winnipeg

September 24, 2020 - An Accessible Pedestrian Signal is a device that communicates information about pedestrian timing at signalized intersections through the use of non-visual, audible tones. All signalized intersections now have Accessible Pedestrian Signals.

Hundreds of tree injections being used to target Emerald Ash Borer

June 15, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg’s ash tree injection program aims to slow the spread of Emerald Ash Borer.

Tree Pest Caterpillar Control Program underway

June 11, 2020 - Biological control program is aimed at treating parts of the city with a high density of Elm trees for about a month to reduce defoliation, and support tree health

Residents are reminded to play safe around water this summer

June 10, 2020 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to approximately 150 water rescue calls annually. Here are ways to be safe in the water.

New project publically tracks energy consumption and GHG emissions of Winnipeg buildings

June 10, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg created a new project to publicly map community building energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

New online evidence viewer will help speed up parking ticket appeals

June 9, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg has launched a new online photo evidence viewer that allows anyone with a parking ticket to view associated photo evidence from their computer or mobile device.

Making the city’s past accessible through digital technology

June 9, 2020 - The City Archives is making digital versions of records to increase accessibility of Winnipeg’s history.

Tips for how to safely enjoy spray pads during COVID-19

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City makes washrooms in Council Building more inclusive for all users

June 3, 2020 - The City has installed new washroom signage that recognizes the full spectrum of gender diversity.

Soil fabrication program diverting biosolids and other waste from the landfill

June 1, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg is developing a soil fabrication program at the closed Summit Road Landfill for using biosolids, woodchips, and street sweepings to make topsoil as part of the landfill top cover.

A few book recommendations if you want to escape into a fairy tale world

May 29, 2020 - Winnipeg Public Library Youth Services Librarian Megan shares her favourite fairy tale themed book recommendations.

Transcona Library receives Three Green Globe certification

May 28, 2020 - The recently opened Transcona Library has received Green Globe certification for eco-efficiency and environmental design.

How to green your yard care

May 27, 2020 - Learn about ways to take care of your yard in green, environmentally friendly ways

Annual grass mowing program underway

May 25, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg's annual grass mowing program is underway

Community Paramedics eliminate barriers for Winnipeg residents in need of health care

May 25, 2020 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Services’ Emergency Paramedics in the Community Program (EPIC) helps to eliminate barriers for Winnipeg residents in need of health care

WFPS rolls out new Fire Dynamics Training for members

May 22, 2020 - Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service is launching a new Fire Dynamics Training program for its members to better prepare them for firefighting in modern environments

What teen book series you should consider reading next

May 21, 2020 - Winnipeg Public Library Collections Librarian Terri shares her favourite book series recommendations for teens.

Proper disposal and storage methods for elm wood

May 20, 2020 - Forest Health Protection Act regulates the storage and disposal of elm wood in Manitoba. Elm tree pruning also is not allowed from April 1 – July 31.

Winnipeg Transit completes install of bus operator safety shields amid pandemic

May 19, 2020 - Winnipeg Transit has completed the fleet-wide installation of bus operator safety shields. The shields were brought in to protect bus operators against the threat of violence.

Permits Online expanded for homeowners

May 15, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg has expanded its Permits Online service to allow homeowners to submit digital permit applications for certain types of residential projects.

Keep safety a priority while enjoying the warmer weather

May 14, 2020 - Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service offers tips to keep you and your family safe this May long weekend and beyond.

Technology helps ensure employees stay connected

May 13, 2020 - A look behind the scenes at how the City of Winnipeg prepared to have employees work remotely during the CIVID-19 pandemic.

Online Bike Registry helps keep your bike protected

May 12, 2020 - Protect your bike by registering it with the City’s online bike registry

Looking for laughs? Funny book recommendations for kids and teens

May 11, 2020 - Winnipeg Public Library Youth Services Librarian Tegan shares some funny book recommendations for kids and teens.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service honours traditions while adopting new technology

May 8, 2020 - WFPS is adopting industry best practices, new technology and scientifically-proven tools to improve safety and efficiencies.

City’s machine shop designs custom COVID-19 safety products

May 7, 2020 - Winnipeg’s Fleet Management Agency has been busy manufacturing equipment to support the City of Winnipeg’s COVID-19 response.

City of Winnipeg Archives marks 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day

May 7, 2020 - To mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, the City of Winnipeg Archives is showcasing photographs of the celebrations in Winnipeg, as well as photographs and other records of Winnipeg throughout the war.

City marks Emergency Preparedness Week amid pandemic response

May 4, 2020 - A look at how the City of Winnipeg’s Office of Emergency Management prepares for a variety of emergencies and how it is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

WFPS ramps up fight against wildfires

May 1, 2020 - WFPS unveils new wildland fire fighting apparatus at WFPS station 26

Annual water meter readings still required

May 1, 2020 - Water meter readers won’t be visiting homes this summer, but residents are still required to submit at least one accurate meter reading per year.

Adopting a pet during COVID-19

April 30, 2020 - What you need to know about adopting a dog during COVID-19

Wipes clog pipes

April 29, 2020 - Flushing wipes and paper towels down the drain can cause clogs that damage the sewer system and can lead to sewer back-ups in basements.

More City facilities receive SAFE Work certification

April 28, 2020 - Additional City of Winnipeg workplaces from the Water and Waste Department have become SAFE Work Certified.

City of Winnipeg employees provide reading kits to those in need to help our community

April 27, 2020 - Winnipeg Public Library's Outreach Services team puts together reading kits for children, youth, and adults.

Is your butt to blame? WFPS warns of the dangers when putting cigarettes out

April 24, 2020 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service provides tips of how to prevent fires during the spring and how to properly dispose of cigarette butts.

City Hall meetings go remote

April 22, 2020 - As a result of COVID-19, meetings of City of Winnipeg Standing Policy Committees, Executive Policy Committee and City Council will be held remotely for the first time in the City’s history.

Community Service Ambassadors helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19

April 21, 2020 - City of Winnipeg Community Service Ambassadors are in City-owned public spaces to help educate and create awareness around the social distancing measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Annual spring cleanup takes roughly 500 employees

April 20, 2020 - City of Winnipeg cleans more than 7,000 kilometres of streets as part of the annual city-wide spring cleanup. It takes roughly 500 staff and more than 300 pieces of equipment.

Staying active, apart

April 17, 2020 - Information to help all Winnipeggers stay safe when using the annual bike routes during their special hours.

Residents are reminded to think about fire safety during COVID-19 pandemic

April 17, 2020 - WFPS reminds residents to stay vigilant at home when it comes to fire safety.

City of Winnipeg employees providing assistance at local food bank

April 16, 2020 - Winnipeggers always come together to lend a helping hand to fellow residents in times of need, and the same is true of City of Winnipeg employees.

WFPS sporting a new look on emergency calls

April 10, 2020 - Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service crews now wear reusable respirator masks on calls instead of disposable N95 masks.

Access a wealth of materials with Winnipeg Public Library’s virtual library

April 8, 2020 - Winnipeg Public Library’s virtual library available to all residents

Dramatic drop in discoloured water complaints following coagulant switch

March 5, 2020 - Discoloured water instances have dropped significantly the coagulant used during the water treatment process was changed from ferric chloride to ferric sulphate in fall 2018.

Trailblazing women working in trades at the City of Winnipeg

March 4, 2020 - City of Winnipeg female employees working in trades share their stories of struggle and success for International Women's Day.

St. John’s Library recognized for renovation project

February 28, 2020 - St. John’s Library has won a Heritage Winnipeg Conservation Award for Excellence for the recent renovations to the century old site.

Your next read: February 2020 book recommendations

February 27, 2020 - Romance novel book recommendations for I Love To Read Month from Winnipeg Public Library.

City of Winnipeg’s 2018 Annual Financial Report receives national award

February 24, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg 2018 Annual Financial Report was recently given the Canadian Award for Financial Reporting Program from the Government Finance Officers Association.

WFPS member nearly hit by passing vehicle

February 21, 2020 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service is reminding all drivers to slow down when passing emergency vehicles after a crew member was nearly hit recently while responding to a call.

Dutch elm disease spread reduced by tree removal

February 20, 2020 - City of Winnipeg crews remove thousands of trees with Dutch elm disease during the fall and winter. Much of the wood is then burned on the side of the riverbank.

"Becoming" tops most popular book list at Winnipeg Public Library in 2019

February 14, 2020 - Michelle Obama's 'Becoming' was the most popular title at Winnipeg Public Library in 2019. A look at the other most frequently checked out titles.

City of Winnipeg Archives all started with a cupboard

February 13, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg Archives first started with a cupboard and has grown to one of the most complete municipal collections in Canada.

Bonivital Pool upgrades will help ensure the facility is enjoyed for years to come

February 11, 2020 - Bonivital Pool is undergoing mechanical upgrades and structural repairs in early 2020 to help extend the life of the facility.

Winnipeg continues to proudly be designated a Fair Trade Town

February 7, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg has been designated as a Fair Trade Town. The City aims to serve only Fairtrade certified coffee, tea, and sugar at municipally-owned and operated venues.

Human rights mural created by students now on display at City Hall

February 4, 2020 - The mural 'Everybody has the Right' was created by Winnipeg School Division students in celebration of human rights. It is now on display at City Hall on a loan from Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg.

Your next read: January 2020 book recommendations

January 30, 2020 - Book recommendations based on the graphic novel memoir genre from Winnipeg Public Library.

Recommended design for Wolseley to Downtown Walk Bike Project available

January 27, 2020 - The Wolseley to Downtown Walk Bike Project is now in Phase 3. Winnipeg residents are invited to share input on the recommended designs through an online survey or learn more at an upcoming in-person open house.

Winnipeg library fines collected on Jan. 28, 2020 to go to charity

January 24, 2020 - In recognition of Family Literacy Day, the Winnipeg Public Library will be donating all fines and fees collected at all branches on Tuesday, January 28 to the Winnipeg Foundation's Literacy for Life Fund.

Winnipeg's new automated recycling facility now operational

January 22, 2020 - Winnipeg's new single stream automated recycling facility processes all recyclables collected from the curbside collection program and the recycling depots. It started accepting materials at the end of 2019.

Public Safety Building exterior demolition now underway

January 21, 2020 - The demolition of the former Public Safety Building and Civic Centre Car Park is expected to continue through summer 2020. The progress is being livestreamed on the City of Winnipeg's YouTube channel for residents to view.

Light therapy lamps available to help with Seasonal Affective Disorder

January 20, 2020 - If the winter months have you experiencing Seasonal Affective Disorder, Winnipeg Public Library has an option that might work for you.

Drop-in event planned for proposed upgrades to the Tyndall Park Community Centre

January 14, 2020 - Winnipeggers are invited to attend a public information session on Monday, January 20, 2020 to learn more about the Tyndall Park Community Centre study and proposed upgrades.

Bella and Luna top list of 2019 Winnipeg dog and cat names

January 10, 2020 - Winnipeg Animal Services releases the top dog and cat names of 2019. The Agency is also reminding residents of the importance of licensing their pets.

Archival series offers glimpse into Winnipeg’s early days

January 9, 2020 - The Council Communications series in the Winnipeg archival collection includes around 32,000 letters sent to City Council between 1874 and 1971.

Registration now open for Living Prairie Museum Winter Speaker Series

January 2, 2020 - Registration now open for Living Prairie Museum Winter Speaker Series

Winter maintenance a main part of Fleet Management Agency

Dec 20, 2019 - City of Winnipeg Fleet Management Agency is responsible for maintaining the City's snow clearing equipment.

Lack of snow delays some free winter activities around Winnipeg

Dec 19, 2019 - Cooler temperatures have arrived however more snow will be needed for some of the free winter activities in many City of Winnipeg parks.

Winnipeg make list of world’s top intelligent communities for 2020

Dec 16, 2019 - The City of Winnipeg has made the Intelligent Community Forum’s Smart21 of 2020 list for 21 communities most ready for the 21st century.

What to do if you have frozen water pipes

December 13, 2019 - With extreme cold, there is the risk of unprotected water pipes freezing in Winnipeg.

City of Winnipeg receives 2019 Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Dec 11, 2019 - The City of Winnipeg 2019 budget was recently given the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association.

Oshki Annishinabe Nigaaniwak offers opportunities for Indigenous youth

Dec 9, 2019 - Through the Oshki Annishinabe Nigaaniwak Indigenous Youth Strategy, the City of Winnipeg provides culturally appropriate programs and supports related to employment, literacy, and recreation.

Winnipeg moves up to 2nd on the 2019 Open Cities Index

Dec 4, 2019 - The City of Winnipeg has been ranked second in the country on the Public Sector Digest’s Open Cities Index that gauges the level of openness of Canadian cities.

New artificial Christmas tree installed at City Hall

Dec 3, 2019 - A new 28-foot tall artificial Christmas tree has been installed in front of Winnipeg City Hall in 2019. This starts a new tradition of an artificial tree being used in place of a real tree.

Annual Snow City’s GIS program among the best in North America

Dec 2, 2019 - The City of Winnipeg’s GIS program has been named one of top ten public sector programs in North America by Public Sector Digest.

Annual Snow Route Parking Ban starts December 1

November 29, 2019 - Parking is not allowed on designated snow routes from 2 a.m. to 7 a.m.

Your next read: November 2019 book recommendations

November 22, 2019 - Colson Whitehead-themed book recommendations from Winnipeg Public Library.

New electric vehicles join City fleet as part of pilot project

November 19, 2019 - The City of Winnipeg is adding two electric vehicles to its fleet as part of a pilot project to see if use of the vehicles should be expanded.

Seven City contact centre employees receive industry recognition

November 18, 2019 - Seven City of Winnipeg contact centre employees received Manitoba Excellence in Customer Contact Achievement Awards for exemplary customer service.

Artificial Christmas tree to be installed in front of City Hall

November 15, 2019 - Winnipeg's festive lights displays a year long process.

Have your say in the future of the Winnipeg transit system

November 12, 2019 - The Winnipeg Transit Master Plan will lay out a 25-year vision for a future transit system and describe the steps needed to take to get there.

Embroidered badge highlights the 27th Battalion’s battles during WWI

November 7, 2019 - The City of Winnipeg Archives profiles an embroidered badge of the 27th Battalion made by a solider during World War One and later gifted to the City.

St. Vital Park toboggan slide receives two international architecture awards

November 6, 2019 - St. Vital Park toboggan slide called Manitoboggan has received two International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities awards for its design and accessibility.

Taché Promenade recognized by Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba

November 1, 2019 - The Taché Promenade project received the 2019 Team Achievement Award from Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba.

Your next read: October 2019 book recommendations

October 29, 2019 - Book recommendations from Winnipeg Public Library based on Halloween.

Pet Peeves: Off-leash etiquette

October 28, 2019 - Winnipeg’s Responsible Pet Ownership bylaw outlines where dog owners can legally run their pet off-leash.

Massive clean-up underway after unprecedented snow event

October 17, 2019 - Crews in Winnipeg are cleaning up after an unprecedented fall snowstorm in October, 2019 has damaged around 30,000 City-owned trees.

Southwest Transitway training now underway for bus operators

October 11, 2019 - Before the Southwest Transitway will be open in spring 2020, Winnipeg Transit will be training all 1,100 bus operators on how to use the new infrastructure.

A look back at women in the Winnipeg workplace

October 8, 2019 - A look back at the time the marital status of women in the workforce came under fire at the City of Winnipeg.

City developing pilot project to trial bike shares

October 3, 2019 - Bike shares aim to offer convenient, short-term rentals

PulsePoint Respond App aims to help people in cardiac arrest

October 2, 2019 - Around 1,100 calls are made to 911 annually in Winnipeg

Doggie Dates continues to grow in popularity

October 1, 2019 - Animal Services program benefits both the dogs and volunteers

St. James residents asked for feedback on parks and recreation options

September 30, 2019 - 13 options identified following first round of public engagement

Local Improvement Program available to upgrade gravel back lanes

September 26, 2019 - Residents can initiate and cost share the construction project if 60% agree

Your next read: September 2019 book recommendations

September 25, 2019 - Book recommendations from Winnipeg Public Library based on the post-apocalyptic genre.

St. John's Library renovations a mix of old and new

September 24, 2019 - Century old site modernized through upgrades and added space

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

April 29, 2020 - 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

May 20, 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 14, 2020 - 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 31, 2020 - 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

April 1, 2020 - 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.

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.

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.

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 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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