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Coun. John Orlikow leads with COVID-19 recovery motion

WINNIPEG, MB – River Heights-Fort Garry City Councillor and Deputy Mayor John Orlikow submitted a motion today at Winnipeg City Council that calls for the creation of a two-year COVID-19 recovery plan that includes measures and strategies to promote job and economic growth, equity and resiliency. “The City of Winnipeg has to continue to respond […]

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Opening of the Bill and Helen Norrie Library

Today I was proud to open a brand-new library in River Heights – Fort Garry! The Bill and Helen Norrie Library has been a long-time coming and was a much needed. The former River Heights Library was 60 odd years old, and our community needed more space and better accessibility in our library. While change […]

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Apply to the Mayor’s Scholarship for Community Leadership

Graduating grade twelve students from across Winnipeg are encouraged to apply for the Mayor’s Scholarship for Community Leadership. Applicants could receive $1,000 to fund their post-secondary studies! The Mayor’s Scholarship for Community Leadership recognizes students who demonstrate consistent and outstanding dedication to making their community a better place to live. Community leadership can be show […]

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Winnipeg is an open data leader

Last week I was thrilled to learn that Winnipeg is among the top cities for openness, transparency, and access to municipal data! Public Sector Digest recently ranked Winnipeg third in its Open Cities Index, which assesses open data programs in municipalities across North America. The index includes metrics on how well-resourced programs are, how much […]

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Spring Leisure Guide programming

Leisure Guide programming will return this spring!! Registration for programs opens March 23, and the Spring 2021 Leisure Guide is available online now. You can register online, by calling 311, or in-person at 395 Main St., Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Customers wishing to register in person are reminded that they are […]

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Indoor pools to reopen

Indoor pools previously closed due to COVID-19 restrictions will begin reopening to members of the public on Monday, March 29, 2021 The following indoor pools will begin opening on March 29: Bonivital Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex Elmwood Kildonans Kinsmen Sherbrook Margaret Grant Pan Am Sergeant Tommy Prince Place Seven Oaks St. James Assiniboia Centennial Transcona […]

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Weigh in on the Draft Recreation & Parks Strategies

A draft of the long-term plans for parks and recreation is now available for public comment. Winnipeg’s Recreation & Park Strategies is 25-year framework that will guide programs, policies, and future investment in existing and new infrastructure for both recreation and parks. This long-term vision is important, as the City faces some difficult challenges in […]

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Snow Route parking ban set to end Monday

The Annual Snow Route Parking ban will come to an end on March 1st, this coming Monday. Between December 1st and March 1st every year vehicles may not park on designated snow routes between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. Vehicles parked on the street during these times may receive a ticket or be towed in […]

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Winnipeg Wellness Grant Recipient: $600 for Storefront Manitoba Inc. to celebrate active transportation and sustainable infrastructure

Staying active has never been more important to our physical and mental health than it has been this year. Café Nano is an outdoor café installation, transported to and along the river trail by bicycle, is designed to get Winnipeggers moving and connecting this winter. Powered by battery, it promotes and celebrates active transportation and […]

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Winnipeg Wellness Grant Recipient: $2,590 for St. Andrews River Heights United Church’s safe connection and active living initiatives

It’s been challenging to find ways to safely connect with friends and loved ones. As we know, outdoor options are always encouraged, weather-permitting. The grant will provide funding for two community benches adjacent to 255 Oak Street entrance of the St. Andrews River Heights United Church to provide options for safe visits. The benches will […]

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