Winnipeg declares state of emergency, waives tax penalties amid coronavirus pandemic

Winnipeg declared a state of local emergency and waived tax penalties for up to three months amid the coronavirus pandemic at an emergency city council vote Friday.The declaration of a local emergency gives the city sweeping, additional powers meant to...

Bowman to host interactive discussion for kids about COVID-19

Posted March 26, 2020 12:16 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size -A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Winnipeg’s mayor is taking to social media to answer local kids’ questions about the coronavirus pandemic.Brian Bowman says he’ll host...

Coronavirus: Winnipeg mayor, council looking at tax deferrals, potential for state of emergency

The City of Winnipeg is looking into the possibility of deferring property and business taxes during the novel coronavirus pandemic, but Mayor Brian Bowman says it might take a while to reach a decision.Bowman told 680 CJOB that the city’s...

Winnipeg city council to vote on budget Friday amid COVID-19 pandemic

Winnipeg city council will not defer its proposed multi-year budget amid the COVID-19 pandemic reaching the city, despite calls from some politicians, groups opposed to cuts in the budget and unions to suspend meetings.Council will vote on the four-year budget...

Both sides in Polo Park development fight release new info before council hearing

March 2 2020 6:44pm Global’s Brittany Greenslade reports on new details in the ongoing fight over a proposed development at Polo Park. ' }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+""; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != "object" ) { var resp...

River Heights councillor looking into repurposing some of Winnipeg’s public golf courses

With temperatures around the -30 C mark, it may not be the best time of year to think about golf, but one Winnipeg city councillor is considering the possibility of converting some local golf courses for other uses. Twelve golf...

Waverley West councillor wants to use impact fees to fund Winnipeg fire hall

Waverley West’s councillor wants the city to build a fire hall in Winnipeg’s booming southwest using money from development cost charges in her ward and others — despite an ongoing legal battle over the fees. Councillor Janice Lukes told city...

Winnipeg mayor asks for more collaboration at annual State of the City address

Winnipeg’s mayor has promised a balanced preliminary four-year budget by March 6, but wouldn’t say whether city service cuts proposed throughout the pre-budget process and feared by community groups will come to fruition.Mayor Brian Bowman made the promise during his...

Winnipeg Transit cuts likely avoided in 2020 after public works committee motion

Transit riders can rest a little easier after Winnipeg city councillors on the public works committee rejected major proposed cuts to transit service — at least for 2020.The public works committee’s recommendation will now move to the budget working group,...

Winnipeg mayor thanks Calgary for help during October snow storm, Grey Cup

The morning after the Winnipeg Blue Bombers won the 107th Grey Cup, Winnipeg mayor Brian Bowman thanked Calgary for hosting the CFL championship game and festival.Bowman also presented Calgary’s urban forestry team with a certificate of appreciation for helping his...
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