Winnipeg transit workers reject city’s offer, counter with ask for less money

Winnipeg’s transit workers have voted against the latest contract offer from the city, immediately countering with a potential deal the union says would see employees receive less money but improve working conditions.Transit workers overwhelmingly voted against the contract offer by...

Roadwork closing part of Empress Avenue till fall, downtown streets for weekend

A stretch of Empress Street is being shut down until late fall for roadwork, and construction will also see a pair of downtown streets closed this weekend.The city says Empress Street from St. Matthews Avenue and Jack Blick Avenue will...

City of Winnipeg’s free lead water quality testing exceeds quota

August 16 2019 8:23am The City of Winnipeg offered free water quality testing for residents who may have lead water pipes, but are now on a waitlist. How you can be safe if you didn’t make the cut. ' });...

City using ‘intimidation tactic’ in ongoing transit labour negotiations, says union

The City of Winnipeg and the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) remain at an impasse in their negotiations, but the city is pushing hard for the union to accept its latest offer.According to a release sent out Thursday, the city will...

Working group releases final report on Winnipeg road construction

A City of Winnipeg working group has released its final list of recommendations for road construction.The final report suggests the city use more pre-qualified contractors and master service agreements, implement a multi-year construction program with multi-year budgeting and extend working...

City, transit union at an impasse after mediation

The Amalgamated Transit Union and the City of Winnipeg remain locked in negotiations without any sign of progress after two days of meditation.Statements released Tuesday morning from both parties say they’re stuck on different issues.The city said it’s hung up...

Algae blooms plaguing Lake Winnipeg could be tackled with adjustment to city sewage plant, say experts

If you’ve been trying to enjoy your summer holidays at the beach and Lake Winnipeg is looking a little off-colour, you’re not alone.Reports of algae blooms on the lake, particularly in the Victoria Beach area, have been rampant this summer,...

Aphid poop, orange dots, and tree injections: Winnipeg battles invasive pests in city trees

If you’ve noticed Winnipeg getting a little stickier at this time of year, you might be stepping in a substance called ‘honeydew’… which isn’t as pleasant as it sounds.City of Winnipeg forester Martha Barwinsky told 680 CJOB that honeydew is...

City of Winnipeg to start fogging for mosquitoes

Mosquito fogging trucks will hit Winnipeg streets this weekend.The city says recent rainfall has put mosquito levels in Winnipeg beyond what larviciding alone can handle, with the city-wide trap counts averaging 104.Those skeeter numbers moved the city’s adulticiding factor analysis...

Folklorama set to celebrate 50 years of multicultural entertainment

One of Winnipeg’s marquee summer festivals is about to celebrate a milestone.Folklorama, the largest and longest-running multicultural festival of its kind in the world, launches its 50th annual event next month.The festival began as a one-off event in celebration of...
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