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.
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.
WINNIPEG — 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.