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Winnipeg Repairing Potholes, Preparing for Flooding as Spring Arrives

Winnipeg Repairing Potholes, Preparing for Flooding as Spring Arrives

City of Winnipeg crews are in full-on spring mode as the first day of the season rolls around on Wednesday.

The city says staff are repairing potholes, addressing frozen catch basins, culverts, and inlets, sanding isolated slippery conditions on streets as required, and producing sandbags for possible river and overland flooding.

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Family Dog Dies in Garden City House Fire

Family Dog Dies in Garden City House Fire

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(UFFW 867 / FILE)

Firefighters attempted to save a dog found inside a burning home in the 200 block of Hartford Avenue Saturday evening, but the animal succumbed to smoke inhalation.

Crews arrived at the bungalow just after 6 p.m. to find heavy smoke. Firefighters quickly knocked down the fire inside the home, but the structure suffered significant smoke and water damage.

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No Injuries in Wildwood Park Attic Fire

No Injuries in Wildwood Park Attic Fire

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(UFFW 867 / FILE)

WINNIPEG — One person was able to escape uninjured after a fire broke out in a Wildwood Park home Sunday afternoon.

Emergency crews arrived on scene shortly after 12 p.m. to the single-family home, where they found a fire in the attic.

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New Transcona Library Open for Business

New Transcona Library Open for Business

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The new Transcona Library opened on Thursday morning. (@SHAWNNASON / TWITTER)

WINNIPEG — Bookworms will feel right at home once they step inside the new Transcona Library.

The $6.5 million library officially opened Thursday at 1 Transcona Boulevard, creating 13,831 square feet of space with an open and accessible floorplan.

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Property Tax Increase, Roads Funding Slashed in Winnipeg’s 2019 Budget

Property Tax Increase, Roads Funding Slashed in Winnipeg’s 2019 Budget

Brian Bowman
Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman speaks to media after the reading of the throne speech at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg on November 20, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Property taxes are going up, but that increase won’t necessarily mean more funding for the city’s roads.

Mayor Brian Bowman announced the grim news Friday in the City of Winnipeg’s 2019 budget, highlighting a property tax increase of 2.33 percent — accounting for roughly $40 more annually for the average homeowner.

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Winnipeg Lifts Annual Snow Route Parking Ban

Winnipeg Lifts Annual Snow Route Parking Ban

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(CITY OF WINNIPEG)

A sure sign spring is on the way can be measured by when Winnipeg lifts its annual snow route parking ban.

The ban was lifted at 7:01 a.m. Thursday, which prohibited parking between 2-7 a.m. on designated snow routes.

The city doesn’t have any other winter parking bans in place at this time.

— Staff

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