Register for City of Winnipeg summer camps!

It may not look like summer outside, but that doesn't mean we can't plan for it! The City of Winnipeg Leisure Guide offers an exciting lineup of summer camps, featuring a number of fun options to keep the kids busy and active. There are camps running every week this summer at many locations throughout the city.

Full-day L’il Critters camps for preschoolers ages three to five are offered at select locations and are filled with crafts, games, story time, music, and indoor and outdoor play. For children ages six to 12, the City of Winnipeg offers What’s Up! Camps, as well as a variety of sport camps including golf, tennis, dance, baseball, fencing, water sports, racquet sports, and flag football.

To register or read more about these exciting programs, check out: https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/leisureonline/Home

Celebrate Earth Day by getting some free compost at Pacific 4R Winnipeg Depot!

To celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 22, the City of Winnipeg is giving away free compost at the Pacific 4R Winnipeg Depot. Citizens will have the opportunity to take home up to 100 litres of compost per vehicle that they can use for their lawns, gardens and plants, while quantities last.

All leaf and yard waste collected curbside from residents is taken to the Brady Road Resource Management Facility and turned into a nutrient-rich material called compost. This compost meets Category A standards under the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) Guideline for Compost Quality, which is safe to use in all household applications, including vegetable gardens.

Compost is a natural fertilizer that promotes vegetation growth. For best results, it is recommended that citizens mix one part of this compost with three parts soil.

Make your voice heard on Walk Bike plans for a Wolseley-West Alexander connection!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Public invited to provide feedback on pedestrian and cycling project connecting Wolseley and West Alexander

Do you walk or bike in the Wolseley and West End neighbourhoods? The City wants to hear from you to help shape plans for a Walk Bike project connecting the Wolseley and West Alexander neighbourhoods.

This project is looking at options to encourage walking and cycling through the creation of a neighbourhood greenway along Ruby Street and Banning Street providing an important north-south connection between Palmerston Avenue and Notre Dame Avenue and beyond.

Participate online

Public input is a key component of all Walk Bike projects. Join the conversation online by taking photos of your experience walking and biking in this neighbourhood using #WalkBikeWPG. Also visit the website to provide feedback through an online survey and mapping tool: https://wolseleywestalex.metroquest.ca/

Engage at a pop-up event

Come meet the project team at one of three pop-up engagement events where you can provide your feedback (drop-by format, come and go).

Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017 Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Location: Jonnies Sticky Buns, 941 Portage Ave.

Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017 Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Location: Daniel McIntyre – St. Matthews Community Association Spring Clean-up Event, 823 Ellice Ave.

Date: Friday, April 28, 2017 Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Location: Joy’s Tea, 885 Westminster Ave.

More information

For more information visit http://www.winnipeg.ca/publicworks/pedestriansCycling/walkbikeprojects/wolseley-WestAlexanderCorridor.stm

Be Aware. Park with care.

Starting this week, the Winnipeg Parking Authority is running a month-long educational campaign to help Winnipegger’s “Be Aware and Park with Care.” The goal of the campaign is to improve safety for children, parents, staff, and neighbours around our community schools and to make sure that emergency services vehicles have access to fire lanes and other designated areas in the case of an emergency.  It also important that we respect our handicap spaces and make sure they are available to those that need the space. We want this message to get out to the public so we can all enjoy safer and happier communities.

As of May 1st, people not obeying the law by parking illegally around schools, in fire lanes or in designated parking spaces will be ticketed. The Winnipeg Parking Authority has the ability to capture illegal parking on camera and will be mailing tickets out. We are hoping that this month-long campaign will help send the message to people to be aware and park with care so you do not get ticketed as of May 1st.

As someone who lives on a school street, I see the impact this issue has on the schools everyday. I have seen principals and teachers outside trying to manage traffic and the related safety issues around their schools. As a former chair of my parent council and a former school board member, I know that this has been an ongoing issue across our communities.

Whether in front of a school, at the mall, at the grocery store, or at our local community centre, we have all seen someone parked in a fire lane or in a handicap parking space when they do not have the pass.  The reality is that emergency vehicles need to have immediate, clear access, and every second counts. Even if you are sitting in your car waiting for someone, you are violating the law and could be ticketed. Please Be Aware. Park with care.