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Winnipeg’s Sunday Bike Routes Coming into Effect

Winnipeg’s Sunday Bike Routes Coming into Effect

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Winnipeg cyclists can take advantage of the city’s Sunday/holiday bicycle routes beginning tomorrow.

Until October 8, four streets are designated as routes for cyclists from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. During this time, motor vehicle traffic will be restricted to a distance of not more than one block.

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Winnipeg Begins Spraying for Tree Pest Caterpillars

Winnipeg Begins Spraying for Tree Pest Caterpillars

By Sarah Klein

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WINNIPEG — The city’s insect control branch has started its tree pest caterpillar control program for the season.

The program will also target elm spanworm, and the spring and fall cankerworm species using Bacillus thuringiensis subspecies kurstaki (BTK). The high-pressure tree sprayers come in the form of an organic and biological agent meant to stop feeding and kill off the caterpillars within two to three days of ingesting the substance.

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What’s Open and Closed Over May Long Weekend

What’s Open and Closed Over May Long Weekend

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(Camping image via Shutterstock)

Here’s a rundown of what’s open, closed or operating on a reduced schedule in Winnipeg on Victoria Day, May 21.

City of Winnipeg Civic Offices

Closed on Monday, May 21

Shopping Centres

Outlet Collection — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Kildonan Place — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Grant Park — 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
St. Vital Centre — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cadillac Fairview — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Wild Fires Keep Winnipeg Emergency Crews Hopping

Wild Fires Keep Winnipeg Emergency Crews Hopping

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Firefighters battle a grass fire in Winnipeg on Sunday, April 29, 2018. (@UFFW867 / TWITTER)

WINNIPEG — Monday wasn’t a reprieve for Winnipeg firefighters on the wildfire front — several significant incidents had emergency crews hopping from blaze to blaze.

At around 5:20 p.m., a fire was reported in the area of Roblin Boulevard and the Perimeter Highway. No injuries were reported and no damage was caused to any structures.

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City Water Meter Readers Begin Visiting Winnipeg Homes

City Water Meter Readers Begin Visiting Winnipeg Homes

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City of Winnipeg meter reader (HANDOUT)

Winnipeg’s annual water meter reading program began on Monday as city staff visit homes weekdays from 2:30 p.m. to dusk.

Each meter reader will have photo identification, a hand-held computer and a uniform with the City of Winnipeg logo. The city asks homeowners to ask to see identification before allowing a meter reader into their home.

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Shovels in the Ground on New Centennial Area Spray Pad

Shovels in the Ground on New Centennial Area Spray Pad

Freight House Spray Pad
Mayor Brian Bowman, Point Douglas Councillor Mike Pagtakhan, and Robert Baxter, president of Centennial Community Improvement Association, break ground on the new Freight House Recreation Centre spray pad on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. (HANDOUT)

Freight House Spray PadWINNIPEG — Ground was broken on Wednesday at the future site of the new Freight House Recreation Centre spray pad.

The fully-accessible spray pad at 200 Isabel Street will be adjacent to the Freight House Outdoor Pool and have three zones for different patrons — toddlers, children, and youth. The spray pad area will also include the installation of benches, picnic tables, pathways and landscaping.

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Winnipeg Begins Mosquito Larviciding Program

Winnipeg Begins Mosquito Larviciding Program

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A City of Winnipeg larviciding helicopter prepares to take off from the Grey Street heliport on Friday, April 27, 2018. (CHRISD.CA)

Winnipeg’s insect control helicopters are in the skies as part of the seasonal mosquito larviciding program.

Staff have already begun treating standing water, targeting mosquito larvae in the aquatic stage before they emerge as adults.

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