July 6, 2018
Northbound King Street between McDermot Avenue and Bannatyne Avenue will be temporarily closed Sunday, July 8
Released: 9:19 a.m.
Winnipeg, MB – King Street between McDermot Avenue and Bannatyne Avenue will be temporarily closed from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. this Sunday, July 8 for crane work.
Pedestrian access will be maintained, and motorists should use alternate routes and allow additional travel time to get to their destinations.
For regular updates on City of Winnipeg lane closures and to view lane closures of major streets on an interactive map, please visit City of Winnipeg – Regional Lane Closures.
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City of Winnipeg invites residents to come in and cool off during forecasted high heat
Released: 10:26 a.m.
Winnipeg, MB – The City of Winnipeg invites residents to come in and cool off in civic facilities during regular operating hours, as high temperatures are forecasted over the next few days.
City facilities that are normally open on weekdays and weekends are available to act as ‘cooling areas’ where the public may come in for relief from the heat and have access to drinking water.
City pools and spray pads are also great ways to cool down.
Other City facilities that can offer relief from the heat include:
All leisure centre locations and hours are available by contacting 311 or visiting City of Winnipeg – Leisure Centres.
All library locations and hours are available by contacting 311 or visiting City of Winnipeg – Library Locations and Hours.
Pools and Spray Pads
The City offers a variety of indoor and outdoor swimming options, as well as spray pads and wading pools. For information on weekday/weekend hours of operation of spray pads, wading pools and indoor/outdoor swimming pools please contact 311 or visit:
Safety Tips for Hot Weather
When using additional cooling appliances such as portable air conditioners, residents are reminded not to overload electrical circuits as this can create a fire risk. Use dedicated circuits, and plug the unit directly into a receptacle without the use of extension cords.
Residents are also reminded to never leave people or pets unattended in parked vehicles even for a few minutes, as temperatures can rise quickly and create a dangerous environment.
Be sure to check on seniors and other vulnerable people, particularly those who may be isolated from friends and family, as well as young children and pets who may be more susceptible to heat-related illnesses during extreme temperatures. Please ensure pets have adequate access to water and cooler areas, including shaded or indoor areas.
For updates on severe weather and weather alerts, please visit Environment Canada.
For more heat and sun safety tips, visit City of Winnipeg – Heat and Sun Safety.
Published at Fri, 06 Jul 2018 12:26:00 -0400