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Winnipeg Transit Extends Contract with New Flyer, Orders 70 Buses

Winnipeg Transit Extends Contract with New Flyer, Orders 70 Buses

New FlyerThe City of Winnipeg has extended its contract with local bus manufacturer New Flyer Industries to purchase 70 Xcelsior clean diesel buses for Winnipeg Transit.

“We have proudly supported public transportation in our home city for over 30 years now,” said the New Flyer president and CEO Paul Soubry.

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What’s Open and Closed on the August Long Weekend

What’s Open and Closed on the August Long Weekend

Terry Fox Statue
A statue to commemorate Terry Fox in Victoria, BC. (SAM DCRUZ / SHUTTERSTOCK.COM)

Monday, August 7 is Terry Fox Day in Manitoba. Here’s a roundup of what’s open, closed of operating on a reduced schedule this long weekend.

Shopping Centres
Kildonan Place — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Outlet Collection Winnipeg — 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cadillac Fairview — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
St. Vital Centre — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Winnipeg Relaying Real-Time Traffic Delays Surrounding Waverley Underpass Project

Winnipeg Relaying Real-Time Traffic Delays Surrounding Waverley Underpass Project

Waverley Underpass
Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman speaks during a news conference regarding the Waverley Underpass on Friday, May 5, 2017. (KATE FENSKE / CN / TWITTER)

WINNIPEG — A new system has been put in place to notify drivers of potential delays during their commute around the Waverley Underpass construction project.

The City of Winnipeg says travel time information will be displayed in real-time on an electronic message board on northbound Waverley Street in advance of McGillivray, so motorists can consider alternate routes.

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Road Closures for the 2017 Canada Summer Games

Road Closures for the 2017 Canada Summer Games

Niibin - 2017 Canada Summer Games
Niibin, the 2017 Canada Summer Games mascot, takes his mark at University of Manitoba Stadium. (HANDOUT)

With thousands of athletes and visitors descending on Winnipeg in the coming days for the 2017 Canada Summer Games, traffic volumes are expected to peak in the city. Several street closures are in effect for planned events, such as the Torch Relay on Wednesday.

From 6 a.m. until 3 p.m., northbound Edmonton Street from Portage Avenue to Graham Avenue will be closed to traffic.

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Back It Up: Winnipeg Pilots Reverse Parking in Exchange District

Back It Up: Winnipeg Pilots Reverse Parking in Exchange District

Rearview Camera
Back-in parking on a stretch of Bannatyne Avenue in the Exchange District should be a breeze for motorists in vehicles equipped with backup cameras. (STOCK PHOTO)

WINNIPEG — A downtown pilot project aimed at freeing up parking spaces in the Exchange District will have drivers going in reverse.

The city is testing back-in, angled parking stalls on the south side of Bannatyne Avenue between Rorie Street and Waterfront Drive.

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