What you need to know about the new Annual Winter Route Parking Ban

November 7, 2022 - The Annual Snow Route Parking Ban has changed. It is now referred to as the Annual Winter Route Parking Ban. It still limits overnight parking on designated routes when in effect, but with some important differences.

Tips for staying safe on Halloween

October 27, 2022 - Halloween safety tips from the City of Winnipeg.

Supplying 198 voting locations for Election Day no simple task

October 25, 2022 - Election Day is October 26.

5 things you need to know about voting on Election Day

October 25, 2022 - Election Day is October 26. Polls are open 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

A new advance voter turnout record has been set

October 21, 2022 -The 2022 Municipal Council and School Boards Election had a record set for advance voter turnout

New diversity training program reduces barriers for aspiring firefighters

October 21, 2022 - On September 29, 2022, the WFPS celebrated the graduation of 16 students from the first-ever Diversity and Equity Fire Training (DEFT) program.

Fire won't wait. Plan your escape

October 13, 2022 - In an emergency, seconds count. The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Services wants to make sure you and your family have a home escape plan so everyone can safely and quickly exit your home if needed.

Changes aimed at ensuring equitable access to transit now in effect

October 5, 2022 - The next phase in the introduction of Winnipeg Transit’s Priority and Courtesy Seating Policy went into effect October 5, 2022. Operators will play an automated message asking passengers to vacate the Priority Seating Area when it is required by the passengers it is designated for – people with disabilities.

5 things you need to know about advance voting

October 3, 2022 - Advance voting for the 2022 Municipal Council and School Boards Election takes place October 3 – 21. Election Day is October 26.

Indigenous Gardens planted at City Hall share traditions and honour Survivors of residential schools

September 29, 2022 - As part of our commitment of reconciliation, the City of Winnipeg has planted three Indigenous gardens at City Hall.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service donates used equipment to Firefighters without Borders

September 28, 2022 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service donates used equipment to firefighters in developing countries, where they do not have access to safe gear.

Get out and vote! The importance of participating in the democratic process

September 26, 2022 - Work on the 2022 Municipal Council and School Boards Election has been going on for a year to ensure eligible voters have the opportunity to take part in the democratic process. Election Day is October 26 and Advance voting runs October 3‑21.

We're now hiring around 2,000 election workers

September 12, 2022 - The municipal and school boards election is October 26, 2022. The City of Winnipeg is hiring approximately 2,000 temporary workers to help ensure the voting process runs as smooth as possible.

A look back at the Queen’s visits to Winnipeg

September 8, 2022 - Queen Elizabeth visited Winnipeg six times with the first visit in 1951 and the final visit in 2010

Are you registered to vote? Make sure to get on the voters list

August 11, 2022 - The municipal election is October 26, 2022. We are encouraging residents to confirm they’re eligible to vote and check if they’re on the voters list as early as possible.

How to keep cool without air conditioning

August 10, 2022 - Not all residents have access to air conditioning. The City of Winnipeg has some tips to help Winnipeggers cool their homes and stay comfortable, even when temperatures soar.

Now is your chance to serve on a Board or Commission

August 3, 2022 - The City of Winnipeg will be accepting applications for positions on various Boards and Commissions from August 3, 2022 to October 21, 2022.

Esplanade Riel illuminated in colour thanks to new lighting system

July 29, 2022 - New programmable LED lights were recently installed on the Esplanade Riel that allows the bridge to be lit in different colours. The new lights replace the original lighting system installed when the bridge was built almost two decades ago.

New hydration stations help residents beat the heat

July 28, 2022 - The City of Winnipeg is piloting new hydration stations this summer that provide clean water to residents 24-hours a day to help beat the heat.

Story Seeds exhibit explores the significance of Indigenous plant traditions

July 26, 2022 - The Story Seeds: Cultivating Wellness and Depth through Indigenous Plant Traditions exhibit is at the Millennium Library until September 15, 2022.

Crescent Drive Park’s Forest Pavilion receives Canada’s highest award for architecture

July 25, 2022 - The new pavilion at Crescent Drive Park received the 2022 Governor General’s Medals for Architecture

New rules for parking and storing abandoned and derelict vehicles

July 20, 2022 - The City of Winnipeg is introducing new rules for how long vehicles can be parked on public streets, and how long derelict vehicles can be stored outside on private property.

Gearing up to host one of the largest sporting events in the world

July 15, 2022 - The 2023 World Police & Fire Games will be taking place in Winnipeg from July 28 - August 6, 2023.

Wet, unpredictable weather causes crews to adapt seasonal operations

July 12, 2022 - The snowy winter, waterlogged spring, and a rainy to start the summer has meant City of Winnipeg Public Works crews have had to adapt seasonal operations to keep up with whatever Mother Nature throws our way.

Updated population forecast and projections released

July 11, 2022 - New 2022 population estimates and 25-year projections for the Winnipeg Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) and the City of Winnipeg have been released by the City’s Economic Research group.

Wondering when is the best time to call 311? You can now check the current wait times online

July 11, 2022 - The City of Winnipeg is now posting 311 wait time information online.

Cartown offers a licence for fun

July 8, 2022 - Cartown is a miniature version of Winnipeg designed to teach children ages 4 – 7 about driving safety in a fun, interactive setting.

Free summer activities around Winnipeg

July 8, 2022 - Plenty of free options to keep active and entertained this summer.

City Recreation Technician receives prestigious Prairie Crocus Award from Recreation Manitoba

June 30, 2022 - Sharon Arsenault, a City of Winnipeg Recreation Technician, received the 2022 Prairie Crocus Award from Recreation Manitoba for her significant contribution to recreation, therapeutic recreation, parks and/or leisure services within the Province of Manitoba.

Health and safety teams recognized by industry association

June 24, 2022 - The City of Winnipeg Human Resource Services Department received the Vitality Award from the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (CPHR) Manitoba.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service opens station doors for dogs from Winnipeg Animal Services

June 22, 2022 - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service, with Winnipeg Animal Services, has launched Station Doggie Dates to reduce stress and improve coping while also benefiting the dogs.

Registration now open for fun and free summer reading programs for families, children and youth

June 16, 2022 - Children of all ages can now register for the free TD Summer Reading Club. Teens in Grades 7 – 12 can take part in our teen programs and receive a Teen Summer Challenge Card. Visit any Winnipeg Public Library branch to participate.

Wait, zip, and wave on Winnipeg streets this summer

June 13, 2022 - An overview of the City of Winnipeg’s new zipper merge program

Poverty Reduction Strategy honoured at community gathering and feast

June 10, 2022 - The City of Winnipeg’s first Poverty Reduction Strategy was co-created with key community partners, residents, and knowledge keepers. It was honoured at a community gathering and feast held in June 2022.

Crews targeting standing water to prevent mosquitoes

June 3, 2022 - The City of Winnipeg’s insect control program involves larviciding to treat standing water to stop larvae from emerging into mosquitoes, trap counting, and, if required, fogging.

New Winnipeg Transit app now widely available

June 2, 2022 - Winnipeg Transit recently launched the new Winnipeg Transit app. It brings passengers information they need to plan trips with a new look and feel, and improved functionality.

New rules for Winnipeg pet owners and businesses

June 1, 2022 - Effective July 1, 2022, the City of Winnipeg is enforcing new requirements in the Responsible Pet Ownership By-law for pet owners and businesses.

New digital FIPPA request form launched

May 30, 2022 - The City of Winnipeg has launched a new digital Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act request form. This will make it easier and more accessible to request City records.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service celebrates the ‘faces of paramedicine’

May 24, 2022 - Recognizing the many specialized paramedical roles that contribute to high quality emergency and pre-hospital care to the residents of Winnipeg.

New centralized booking service for wheelchair accessible vehicles

May 20, 2022 - The City of Winnipeg has launched Winnipeg WAV (Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle), an on-demand accessible vehicle booking service.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service debuts updated dispatch system

May 6, 2022 - Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service launched a new computer-aided dispatch system in 2022.

Our summer water meter reading program on now

April 29, 2022 - The City of Winnipeg’s annual water meter reading program runs week days during the summer.

Public Works, Winnipeg Police Service receive SAFE Work certification

April 28, 2022 - Additional City of Winnipeg workplaces have become SAFE Work Certified, including Public Works and the Winnipeg Police Service.

How to prepare for potential basement flooding

April 26, 2022 - The City of Winnipeg shares tips to help residents prepare for potential basement flooding.

City’s annual bicycle auction to be held online

April 19, 2022 - The City’s annual unclaimed bicycled auction will be online only from April 27 – May 4, 2022

Get a free charge for your electric vehicle

March 29, 2022 - The City of Winnipeg has installed electric vehicle charging stations at four City facilities as part of a free pilot program for the public.

Summer recruitment fair aimed to remove barriers for youth seeking employment

March 25, 2022 - The City of Winnipeg held a summer job recruitment fair and worked with several community groups to encourage them to invite low-income, Indigenous, and newcomer teenagers they support to attend.

5 tips for keeping your basement dry during the spring melt

March 15, 2022 - As the weather warms up and the snow melts, the risk of basement and overland flooding increases in Winnipeg. There are a few things residents can do to reduce the chance water finds its way into their home or buildings.

Virtual Police Response project recognized with innovation award

March 14, 2022 - An initiative to improve Winnipeg Police Service response times through video has been recognized with a 2022 Smart 50 Award.

City Hall clock needs a hand when it comes to changing the time

March 11, 2022 - The Winnipeg City Hall clock was gifted a gift from Molson Companies Limited for the City’s Centennial. It also has to be manually changed twice a year for Daylight Saving Time.

Time to Read book club podcast hits 50 episodes

March 4, 2022 - The Winnipeg Public Library book club podcast Time to Read released its 50th episode on March 4, 2022.

On-street parking spaces available for carsharing

March 3, 2022 - Carshare companies in Winnipeg can now apply for a permit to have access to on-street parking spaces.

From wading pools to grounds maintenance, we’re looking to hire hundreds of seasonal positions

March 1, 2022 - City of Winnipeg looking to fill hundreds of seasonal positions including Recreation Technician and Seasonal Labourer.

Enhanced recycling and garbage services now available through MyUtility

February 25, 2022 - The City of Winnipeg has launched MyUtility, which replaced MyUtilityBill. The new platform has several enhancements, including self-serve options to make it easy for residents to manage their recycling and garbage collection needs.

Make the right call: When you should contact 211 instead of 311

February 11, 2022 - A look at when residents should contact 211 instead of 311. Contacting 211 will connect people with the right community or social service resource. Our 311 Contact Centre is available to assist on City services and programs.

More people call Winnipeg home than ever before

February 9, 2022 - Data from the 2021 Census released by Statistics Canada on February 9, 2022 showed 749,607 people call the City of Winnipeg home. That’s an increase of 44,363 from the last census in 2016, when it showed the population was 705,244.

Animal Services program supports northern communities

February 3, 2022 - The Northern Outreach Initiative helps support the health and wellness of northern communities by bringing dogs to Animal Services.

5 things you need to know when contacting 311

January 28, 2022 - The City of Winnipeg 311 contact centre is open 24/7. You can reach it by phone, email, social media, or self-serve forms.

By the numbers: A closer look at all the snow in Winnipeg this winter

January 26, 2022 - The City of Winnipeg is on track to have an above average amount of snow fall this winter. Crews are working as quick and efficiently to clear roadways, back lanes, sidewalks, and pathways as well as haul the snow away from intersections.

New parking signage installed in Exchange District

January 25, 2022 - Starting this week, new parking signage is going up in the Exchange District as part of the second phase of a pilot project to help reduce confusion around on-street parking.

More parking tickets issued by mail

March 1, 2022 - The City of Winnipeg has expanded its use of automated licence plate recognition technology to deliver tickets for winter parking ban offences as well.

Marking 50 years since the amalgamation of Winnipeg

January 4, 2022 - The first Council meeting of the new Unified City of Winnipeg was held on January 4, 1972. Unicity was the amalgamation of 12 municipalities and the Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg.

A look back at 2021

December 30, 2021 - The City of Winnipeg looks back at 2020.

How to reduce the amount of waste you create this holiday season

December 14, 2021 - Sustainable gift options and holiday ideas from the City of Winnipeg.

New emergency signal will help make Winnipeg Transit safer

December 9, 2021 - Winnipeg Transit buses can now display a sign to alert the public and the Transit Control Centre that emergency responders are needed and to not board the bus.

Gakina Gidinawemaaganidim (We Are All Related) mural installed at City Hall

December 7, 2021 - The mural Gakina Gidinawemaaganidim (We Are All Related) has been installed outside of City Hall as part of our long term commitment to human rights and anti-racism.

Holiday gift ideas from the City of Winnipeg

December 1, 2021 - Unique holiday gift ideas from the City of Winnipeg.

Centennial season one for the history books at Kildonan Park Golf Course

November 19, 2021 - The City of Winnipeg’s Municipal Golf Courses had another great season in 2021.

Number of fully vaccinated City employees continues to grow

November 17, 2021 - The City of Winnipeg has implemented a vaccine program for designated front-line employees. It is part of our commitment to health and safety of our employees and residents.

Track our snow clearing progress through online map

November 16, 2021 - As the City of Winnipeg clears snow, you can track the progress of crews through the snow clearing map. If there is an area that was missed, residents are asked to use the online form to report the issue.

How we’re preserving the past by protecting our digital history

November 4, 2021 - A look at how the City of Winnipeg Archives is working to preserve digital files for years to come.

Digital library downloads hit the 1 million mark

November 4, 2021 - Downloads from the Winnipeg Public Library’s digital library have reached one million with 2021 on pace to be another record setting year.

Bigger and brighter Christmas tree going up at City Hall

November 3, 2021 - The artificial Christmas tree in front of Winnipeg City Hall is nearly doubling in size and decorations are being added for 2021. It will be lit in the middle of November.

Winnipeg named World’s Top Intelligent Community for 2021

October 28, 2021 - The City of Winnipeg has been named the Intelligent Community Forum’s Most Intelligent Community in the world.

Residential food waste collection pilot combatting climate change

October 22, 2021 - Since the launch of the residential food waste collection pilot project, participants have helped divert 440,000 kilograms of food waste from the landfill, significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Four radar speed boards installed in partnership with MPI to inform motorists of their traveling speeds

October 21, 2021 - Manitoba Public Insurance Corporation is loaning four roadside speed display devices and related ancillary equipment to the City of Winnipeg for a three-year term to improve road safety.

Diversity dashboard in development with international cohort

October 12, 2021 - The Open Data Policy Lab has selected a cross-departmental City of Winnipeg team to develop our first diversity dashboard as part of an international cohort.

Learn the sounds of fire safety during Fire Prevention Week

October 5, 2021 - Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service celebrates Fire Prevention Week 2021 and is reminding residents to learn the sounds of fire safety.

Powerful Red Dress exhibit on display at City Hall, all library branches

October 4, 2021 - To recognize the National Day of Awareness and Honouring of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and Two-Spirited Peoples on October 4, the City of Winnipeg is hanging red dresses at City Hall as well as at all Winnipeg Public Library Branches.

City marks National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 29, 2021 - The City of Winnipeg is marking the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30.

Free compost to help your garden grow

May 10, 2022 - The City of Winnipeg gives away compost annually. It is made from the yard waste collected through the year and helps promote food source sustainability.

Three flags of Treaty One, Dakota and Métis Nations now flying at City Hall

September 15, 2021 - Displayed prominently in City Hall’s Courtyard, we have installed a display of flags representing Indigenous Nations as a symbol of our ongoing commitment to reconciliation.

Updated cycling map now available to help you plan your next route

September 10, 2021 - With over 400 kilometres of bicycle lanes, neighbourhood greenways, and multi-use paths, there are plenty of options for your next cycling trip. We’ve recently updated our cycling map to make planning your routes and navigating Winnipeg even easier.

Free dog spaying/neutering for Winnipeggers living on low income

September 9, 2021 - Spaying or neutering your dog helps create a safer community, and is important for keeping your furry friend healthy and happy. A new limited-time program aims to expand access to this service to more Winnipeggers.

Employees encouraged to take new internal Pronouns and Gender Inclusive Language course

May 27, 2022 - We are focused on creating an inclusive and welcoming work environment at the City of Winnipeg and beginning this week, we are offering the internal Pronouns and Gender Inclusive Language: The Importance of Getting it Right course.

Skip being stung: Tips to deal with the aggressive wasp population

September 2, 2021 - The City of Winnipeg’s Insect Control Branch explains and shares some tips to deal with wasps.

Providing heat relief a challenge during the pandemic

August 31, 2021 - This summer has been very warm and we’ve been working to ensure residents can cope with the high temperatures and extreme heat.

Bill and Helen Norrie Library receives Three Green Globe certification

August 24, 2021 - The next time you are picking up your library books at the new Bill and Helen Norrie Library, take note of the building. It has recently received Three Green Globes certification for its eco-efficiency and environmental design.

Spot standing water? Report it to us to help reduce mosquitoes

August 20, 2021 - Standing water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes, with thousands of the insects capable of hatching from just one site. That’s why we want your help to let us know about new standing water so we can larvicide the location to help reduce the mosquito population.

Now is your chance to serve on a Board or Commission

August 9, 2021 - Do you want to make a positive impact on Winnipeg? If you answered yes, consider applying for one of our Boards and Commissions.

The sticky truth about aphids

August 5, 2021 - It’s a sticky problem that we’re stuck with every summer – aphid droppings on roads, sidewalks, vehicles, and anything that’s below the trees.

Heading to IG Field? We have several transportation options for football fans

June 9, 2022 - City of Winnipeg has several transportation options for getting to Winnipeg Blue Bombers games IG Field. Information on Winnipeg Transit, active transportation options, and drivers.

Newly renovated Cornish Library now open

July 29, 2021 - Just over 106 years after first opening its doors, Cornish Library has been renovated to ensure the library meets the needs of today’s customers, and future generations.

Neighbourhood Greenway Reduced Speed Pilot aims to evaluate impacts on cycling safety

July 26, 2021 - If you slow them (the cars), will they (the bikes), come? That is the question posed by the Neighbourhood Greenways Reduced Speed Pilot Program, implementation of which has been completed.

Plenty of places to test out Summer Olympics sports in Winnipeg

July 23, 2021 - With the Summer Olympics now underway, some of the world’s best athletes are competing in 28 different sports. If you, or your family, are inspired to test out your skills in the featured sports, we have plenty of amenities and options available.

New mobile-friendly website helps you navigate golf course options and tee times

July 21, 2021 - Winnipeg golfers can now navigate a refreshed, mobile-friendly Golf Services website – whether accessing the site from a smart phone, tablet, or desktop computer.

Reduce your plastic waste during Plastic Free July

July 19, 2022 - During Plastic Free July, the City of Winnipeg is encouraging residents to reduce, re-use, and recycle single use plastics, when they can.

More than 1,000 Winnipeg parks for you to explore

July 16, 2021 - Getting outside and being active is great for your physical and mental health. We have plenty of parks to explore in all seasons.

Parking guides being piloted in the Exchange District

July 13, 2021 - Visitors arriving by car to the Exchange District will notice some new signs this summer. We have installed “parking guides” along sections of Bannatyne Avenue, King Street, and Arthur Street — part of a pilot project to help improve the readability of parking signage.

Enjoy reading a story outdoors on a StoryWalk®

July 9, 2021 - As we patiently wait for Libraries to reopen for browsing, we have to get creative in ways to share library fun this summer.

The path to a full zero-emission transit fleet in Winnipeg

July 8, 2021 - Winnipeg Transit is poised to retake its position as a North American leader in the adoption of zero-emission bus technology.

You herd it here first – sheep grazing at Living Prairie Museum

July 18, 2022 - The Living Prairie Museum will have sheep graze to help with vegetation management as part of a pilot project.

New Class 3 road test certification another way we keep safety top of minds

June 29, 2021 - From outfront mowers and sidewalk plows to aerial bucket trucks and road graders, we have a lot of different vehicles, but safety is always the priority when our employees are behind the wheel.

Winnipeg’s Indigenous Accord marks its fourth year of reporting collective progress

June 25, 2021 - Winnipeg’s Indigenous Accord is a tool in which we as the City, organizations, and individuals in Winnipeg can come together while sharing in reconciliation.  Since 2017, 196 Partners have joined the Accord making commitments to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action.

Thousands of bees calling City Hall home

June 8, 2022 - There’s a buzz around City Hall as bees have moved into their summer home outside of the second floor of the Susan A. Thompson Building.

Recognizing and honouring the achievements, histories, and languages of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples on National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21, 2021 - Held annually on June 21 – the summer solstice, National Indigenous Peoples Day is a day of celebration where we recognize and honour the achievements, histories, and languages of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples in our city and across Canada.

Traditional medicine garden planted near Living Prairie Museum Nature Park

June 10, 2022 - As part of our commitment of reconciliation, a medicine garden has been planted near the Living Prairie Museum featuring sage and sweetgrass, two of the four Sacred Medicines which naturally occur in the tall grass prairie.

Planning to have backyard bonfires? Make sure your fire pit is safe

July 14, 2022 - Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service offers tips to keep you and your family safe around the fire pit

Our GIS program among the best in North America

June 14, 2021 - It is technology that is relied on by nearly every one of our departments. The geographic information system (GIS) program creates valuable, real-time maps using data sets.

Annual Financial Report receives national award for third consecutive year

June 11, 2021 - Our Corporate Finance Department has received the Canadian Award for Financial Reporting for a third consecutive year from the Government Finance Officers Association.

Heat relief tent a community effort

June 10, 2021 - As temperatures were forecasted to soar near 40°C in early June 2021, plans were quickly underway to find ways to help people find respite from the hot sun while still following the provincial public health orders.

Safe Space stickers helping create a more inclusive and welcoming workplace for 2SLGBTQ+ employees

June 10, 2021 - We are working to create a more inclusive workplace for 2SLGBTQ+ employees. Beginning in June 2021, City of Winnipeg Safe Space stickers are appearing in our workplaces.

Kildonan Park Golf Course key to bringing golf to Winnipeg

July 28, 2021 - While a popular sport today, golf was relatively unknown in Winnipeg until Kildonan Park Golf Course opened 100 years ago, on June 9, 1921.

We're planning for the future for our City Archives

June 8, 2021 - Since the first official record was stored in 1874, the City’s archival collection has expanded substantially. In anticipation of the continued growth of its collection, the City is in the process of putting together the Archives Strategy.

Cycling through the city: Tips for exploring Winnipeg by bike

June 3, 2022 - Bike rides are a great way to spend time outside and enjoy the many trails and active transportation paths that Winnipeg has to offer.

Accessible Transit: New buses equipped with improved securement for wheelchairs, scooters

June 4, 2021 - The buses purchased for 2021 as part of Winnipeg Transit’s Bus Replacement Program came equipped with a promise – better securement for passengers who use wheelchairs and scooters and improved safety for all passengers.

Marking two years since the Final Report of the National Inquiry into MMIWG

June 3, 2021 - June 3, 2021 marks two years since the Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) was released.

City Council voting data now available in open data

June 3, 2021 - Voting data from City Council meetings is now publicly available on our Open Data Portal.

Expansion of Transit Plus eligibility resulting in new customers

June 2, 2021 - New customers are now accessing transportation by Winnipeg Transit Plus, thanks to the recent removal of a barrier for some to access the paratransit service.

Amnesty offered from post-construction fees for bringing unpermitted work up to code

June 1, 2021 - If you are aware of past renovations or upgrades in your home completed without a permit, we have a new solution that will help you ensure the work was done safely and to code: the Permit Amnesty Program.

How can I help you? What we’re doing to remove accessibility barriers

May 30, 2022 - We want all residents to be able to access our services and are working towards removing any barriers they may face. One of the ways we are doing this is by requiring all of our employees to take Accessible Customer Service training as soon as is practical after being hired or assigned duties.

Stay up-to-date on City services and programs by signing up for our new weekly newsletter

May 31, 2021 - We have a lot going on at the City of Winnipeg that can affect your daily lives. Now, you can easily stay up-to-date on what is happening by signing up for the new weekly Our City Newsletter. It launches June 4, 2021 and will be sent out every Friday.

Prepared for anything: How WFPS paramedics help you when you call 911

May 28, 2021 - No one wants to have to travel in the back of an ambulance as a patient, but if you do, it is important to remember all of the equipment packed inside of emergency vehicle is there to help you.

High-tech mannequins helping train WFPS paramedics

May 25, 2021 - They can blink, cough, and have vital signs. High-tech mannequins are helping train our Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) paramedics to emergency calls.

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

May 20, 2021 - While certain types of plastic can be recycled, it is very important to keep plastic bags out of the recycling carts in Winnipeg.

Community Service Ambassadors are back to help educate people about COVID-19 guidelines

May 19, 2021 - As the number of COVID-19 cases remains high in Winnipeg, our Community Service Ambassadors will be returning to three City-owned parks – Assiniboine, St. Vital, and Kildonan – to help educate people what is allowed under the current pandemic restrictions.

All Winnipeg Library branches now offering contactless pick-up

May 13, 2021 - As we wait for the day we can once again safely browse collections, the Winnipeg Public Library has got you covered for your reading, listening, and viewing needs.

Southwest Transitway earns accolades

May 12, 2021 - A major transit infrastructure project completed on time and under budget in 2019 continues to earn accolades.

Occupational health nurses working to support our staff

May 11, 2021 - They are among the first people our employees call with COVID-19 related questions and worries. Regardless of what time it is, our occupational health nurses have been there to support our staff.

Preparation for enemy attacks once an important part of Winnipeg’s emergency planning

May 6, 2021 - During the Cold War, perceived threats to civilian populations in the form of enemy attacks and environmental concerns prompted the organization of Civil Defence plans for cities across North America.

Don’t forget to read your water meter and submit readings regularly to avoid unexpected high bills

May 5, 2021 - With in-home visits by water meter readers suspended due to COVID-19, it’s more important than ever for residents to submit regular water readings.

WFPS urges residents to protect their families and properties against wildland fires

April 30, 2021 - The weather is warming up, and for the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) this often means an increase in wildland and grass fires, particularly when conditions are dry.

SAFE Work certification awarded to more City workplaces

May 14, 2021 - Additional City of Winnipeg workplaces have become SAFE Work Certified.

City golf courses getting into the swing of things

April 27, 2021 - After celebrating a record season in 2020, our three municipal golf courses are gearing up for another busy season.

Building owners tracking and disclosing energy consumption and GHG emissions during first year of Building Energy Disclosure Project

April 22, 2021 - As the first year of the Building Energy Disclosure Project wraps up, more than 160 buildings are tracking and disclosing their energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

City’s annual bicycle auction to be held online

April 19, 2021 - The City’s annual unclaimed bicycled auction will be online only from April 28 – May 5, 2021

Oh deer! Look, don’t feed, when enjoying Winnipeg’s trails

April 15, 2021 - Kristin Tuchscherer couldn’t believe her ears when the field report came in.

Developing new skills with open data

April 8, 2021 - The City of Winnipeg’s open data has made its way to the classroom.

Plant the prairies in your backyard

April 6, 2021 - 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.

Behind the scenes of the Bonivital Pool upgrades

March 29, 2021 - Winnipeg residents can once again dip their toes in Bonivital Pool. The pool reopened after being closed for just over a year to complete critical building renewal work.

Bill and Helen Norrie Library honours the past while looking to the future

March 29, 2021 - A brand new chapter for Winnipeg Public Library has started in the River Heights neighbourhood with the opening of the Bill and Helen Norrie Library.

‘I remember exactly what he said’: Winnipeg Transit’s Darrell Sais recalls experiences with racism

March 24, 2021 - It was as a child Darrell Sais had his first experience with racism.

City’s Real Estate Branch adapts to offer online property tours during pandemic

March 23, 2021 - Throughout the past year, COVID-19 has given the Planning, Property & Development Department opportunities to provide customer service through digital solutions. The same logic holds true for the department’s Real Estate Branch.

What would Winnipeg look like without racism?

March 22, 2021 - It can be difficult to imagine a world without racism, but that vision and how to get there, is the focus of the City of Winnipeg’s Anti-Racism Week which runs until March 27, 2021.

Winnipeggers love parks: Pandemic push leads to spike in visits

March 18, 2021 - The pandemic has pique peoples’ interest in parks.

Winnipeg in the top three on the 2020 North American Open Cities Index

March 18, 2021 - The City of Winnipeg’s commitment to greater openness and transparency can be seen in the latest rankings on the Public Sector Digest’s Open Cities Index.

A behind the scenes look at the Winnipeg Public Library’s holds pick-up service

March 15, 2021 - Escaping into a good book is one of the many ways people are dealing with the stresses of the pandemic. The Winnipeg Public Library has adapted its services to ensure readers are still able to access its collection, while following the Province of Manitoba’s Public Health Orders.

‘Predicting the unknown’ during COVID‑19

March 12, 2021 - It would be tough to think of a more difficult task than trying to make sense of 2020 and anticipating what the future may hold during a global pandemic. But that’s exactly what the City of Winnipeg’s Economic Research Division has been doing over the past year.

Marking a century of women on Winnipeg City Council

March 8, 2021 - Jessie Kirk’s name may not be instantly recognizable to Winnipeg residents, but she has a significant part in our City Council’s history. This year marks 100 years since she was inaugurated as the first woman on City Council on January 4, 1921. She was elected by voters in December 1920.

Marking 1 year of the City of Winnipeg’s COVID-19 response

March 5, 2021 - Adapting how we operate as a City, while ensuring the safety of our employees and residents, has been guiding the work of our Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) during the pandemic.

Winnipeg make list of world’s top intelligent communities for 2021

July 15, 2021 - For the ninth time in the past 11 years, Winnipeg has made the Intelligent Community Forum’s Smart21 list. The Forum’s list recognizes 21 worldwide communities it deems most ready for the 21st century.

Time lapse video captures demolition of former Public Safety Building and Civic Centre Car Park

March 3, 2021 - When imagining the demolition of a large-scale building, thoughts of a countdown, a big red button, and a cloud of dust might come to mind.

City will use QR codes at reopened facilities as part of pandemic response

February 24, 2021 - To help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community, visitors to our reopening fitness facilities are required to check in with our employees to provide their name and phone number.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service receives Superior Tanker Shuttle Service accreditation

February 19, 2021 - When it comes to fighting most fires, access to water is imperative. For areas of the city that are not serviced by fire hydrants, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) relies on trucking water in.

New access ramps installed to connect residents to The Winnipeg Foundation Centennial River Trail

February 11, 2021 - If you are looking to venture on to The Winnipeg Foundation Centennial River Trail, you now have two new options to safely make it down the riverbank.

Registration now open for Living Prairie Museum Winter Speaker Series

February 4, 2021 - Are you fascinated by frogs or want to learn more about moose? Consider signing up for one of the free sessions as part of the Living Prairie Museum Winter Speaker Series.

Winnipeggers now have more places to go downtown

February 2, 2021 - Needing a washroom with none to be found is an uncomfortable predicament. For many, it might mean a short drive or walk to find one, but for those experiencing homelessness, it’s not as easy.

‘This response was scary and frightening… then it got very personal and traumatic’

January 28, 2021 - Before the first case of COVID-19 was discovered in Canada, Lisa Gilmour and her team at the City of Winnipeg’s Office of Emergency Management were tracking the virus.

First Minute Book for Winnipeg City Council now online

January 19, 2021 - Diligently recorded by hand 147 years ago, the earliest Meeting Minutes for Winnipeg City Council have been carefully, and manually, transcribed for everyone to view.

The top titles at the Winnipeg Public Library in 2020

January 18, 2021 - From celebrity book club picks and a presidential couple, to a wizard and a Wimpy Kid, Winnipeg Public Library’s list of most popular books of 2020 has something for everyone.

Winnipeg Public Library eliminates overdue fines

January 14, 2021 - Library material due dates can sneak up on you, but now you don’t have to worry about accumulating late fines, as all Winnipeg Public Libraries are now fine-free.

A look back at 2020

December 30, 2020 - This year has been a year unlike any other. As we continue to navigate safely through the pandemic together, our resiliency has shone through this whole unpredictable and exhausting 2020.

Do you Know Your Zone? More than 6,000 addresses have new snow zones this winter

December 23, 2020 - With the recent snowfall, Winnipeg residents are reminded of the importance of checking their snow zone at the start of each winter. This year, more than 6,000 addresses have had their snow zone changed.

Fare-free Winnipeg Transit travel for children 11 and under starts January 1

December 22, 2020 - Winnipeg families will have something else to celebrate when they ring in the new year – more affordable transit service for kids too young to stay at home alone.

How to recycle your real Christmas tree

December 23, 2021 - The City of Winnipeg’s Let’s Chip In depots are open from December 27 until January 31 for people to recycle their real Christmas trees.

Oh Christmas Tree! Tips for people who prefer to trim a real tree

December 17, 2020 - Tips for how to maintain and dispose of a real Christmas tree.

Get active safely outdoors with a variety of activities

December 15, 2020 - Several options are available for Winnipeg residents looking to get active in winter in a safe way during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Select Winnipeg Library branches now offering contactless pick-up

December 8, 2020 - Ten Winnipeg Public Library branches are now offering contactless pick-up and returns service.

Marking 100 years since the first woman was elected to Winnipeg City Council

December 3, 2020 - December 3, 2020 marks 100 years since Jessie Kirk was elected as the first woman City Councillor for the City of Winnipeg.

How do you get where you’re going?

December 2, 2020 - A description of the TMP2050 public engagement program and the ways Winnipeggers can get involved.

Don’t use retention ponds for winter recreation activities

December 1, 2020 - Retention ponds should not be used for winter recreation activities. The ice conditions can change quickly and without warning making them unsafe at all times.

Annual snow route ban goes into effect Dec. 1

November 30, 2020 - The Annual Snow Route Parking Ban is in effect from each year from 2 a.m. on December 1 until 7 a.m. on the last day of February. During this time, residents are reminded to not park on streets designated as snow routes between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. daily.

Reconnaître les signes d’une surdose liée à l’usage de substances psychoactives

Le 25 novembre 2020 - Tous les ans, le Service d’incendie et de soins paramédicaux de Winnipeg répond à des milliers d’appels reliés à la consommation de substances psychoactives. Le nombre d’appels continue d’augmenter tous les ans, et la naloxone, un traitement rapide contre les surdoses d’opioïdes, est de plus en plus utilisé aussi.

Please limit Winnipeg Transit to essential trips only

November 24, 2020 - Winnipeg residents are being asked to only use Winnipeg Transit for essential use only as COVID-19 cases continue to climb in the city.

The significance of the Field of Honour sites

November 4, 2022 - Brookside Cemetery is one of Canada’s largest Field of Honour sites and serves as the final resting place for thousands of veterans.

City of Winnipeg incorporation dates back to November 8, 1873

November 6, 2020 - The City of Winnipeg was incorporated on November 8, 1973 however the first election was held in 1874.

Time well spent for Fleet employees who repaired City Hall clock

October 30, 2020 - After the large clock on top of City Hall broke, a crew at the Winnipeg Fleet Management Agency found a solution to make sure the time is always correct.

Marking 60 years since Metro’s incorporation

October 26, 2020 - This year marks 60 years since the Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg’s incorporation with the first election held October 26, 1960. Metro dealt with inter-municipal matters in the Greater Winnipeg area at a time when the area was divided into several municipalities.

Have your say on the draft Winnipeg Transit Master Plan

October 23, 2020 - The draft Winnipeg Transit Master Plan is currently in its third and final phase of public engagement. It includes an overhaul of the current Winnipeg Transit network, proposing a number of different service types to meet different needs and demands, all connected by a primary network made up of rapid, frequent and direct lines.

Composting one way to help reduce waste

October 23, 2020 - A look at the residential food waste collection pilot and other ways Winnipeg residents can reduce their waste.

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

April 22, 2021 - 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

August 31, 2022 - 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 13, 2021 - 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

July 18, 2022 - 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

July 19, 2022 - Learn about ways to take care of your yard in green, environmentally friendly ways.

Annual grass mowing program underway

July 2, 2021 - 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 29, 2022 - 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

November 6, 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

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 4

May 31, 2022 - 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 5, 2022 - 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 28, 2022 - 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

March 15, 2022 - 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 household water leaks can save you water and money

March 17, 2022 - 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.

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

March 21, 2022 - 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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