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Cuts to Winnipeg Transit Routes Off the Table: Bowman

Cuts to Winnipeg Transit Routes Off the Table: Bowman

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Proposed cuts to a handful of Winnipeg Transit routes next year have been cancelled by the city.

Mayor Brian Bowman and his executive policy committee agreed Friday to instead raise on-street parking rates by another 50 cents to make up the funding shortfall.

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Destructive Emerald Ash Borer Beetle Discovered in Winnipeg Tree

Destructive Emerald Ash Borer Beetle Discovered in Winnipeg Tree

Emerald Ash Borer
An adult emerald ash borer beetle. The destructive species has been discovered in a tree in the St. Boniface area. (CITY OF WINNIPEG)

The highly destructive emerald ash borer beetle has been discovered in Winnipeg.

The city and province confirmed on Thursday the wood-boring beetle is present in the St. Boniface area, which attacks and kills all species of ash trees.

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Winnipeg’s Snow Route Parking Ban in Effect Dec. 1

Winnipeg’s Snow Route Parking Ban in Effect Dec. 1

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People push a stuck car after two days of snow in Winnipeg, Wednesday, December 7, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Avoid a ticket and a tow by not parking on a snow route this winter.

The city’s annual snow route parking ban begins Friday, December 1 at 2 a.m., prohibiting vehicles from parking on such routes daily from 2 a.m. to 7 a.m. until March 1.

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Winnipeg Transit Begins Testing Safety Shields for Drivers

Winnipeg Transit Begins Testing Safety Shields for Drivers

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Winnipeg Transit is testing safety shields for its drivers as part of a six-month pilot project.

Two contractors are currently supplying the city with shields as part of a request for proposals issued in mid-2017. Transit says it will analyze the two shield designs to determine which of the two contractors could ultimately supply the city’s entire fleet of buses.

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Winnipeg Transit Raising Fares, Reducing Service on Some Routes to Make Up Budget Shortfall

Winnipeg Transit Raising Fares, Reducing Service on Some Routes to Make Up Budget Shortfall

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Winnipeg Transit’s University Stadium BRT lanes at Investors Group Field. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Winnipeg Transit is scaling back service on 23 routes as part of a plan to make up for a $10 million budget shortfall withdrawn by the province.

The City of Winnipeg revealed Wednesday in its 2018 preliminary budget that fares will also increase $0.25 effective January 1.

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