Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Special announcement about International Week of the Deaf (IWD) 2015

Hello ,

International Week of the Deaf (IWD) will be around Winnipeg at end of September. I am exciting to announce that there are some different events happening between Saturday, September 19th to Saturday, September 26th.

Please go to and look at the tab called "International Week of the Deaf 2015". You will see different posters posted for each days.

Hope you all will come and enjoy those events during International Week of the Deaf 2015!

Sheila Montney
Coordinator for IWD 2015

Deaf Yoga classes available in Leisure Guide in Fall 2015

Exciting news! Two new yoga classes are being offered through the city of Winnipeg leisure guide. The first is a beginner Deaf yoga class taught in ASL for Deaf adults who use ASL to communicate. The other is a beginner yoga class for hard of hearing adults who find it difficult to follow instruction in a regular yoga class. You can find information on registration and the classes in the city of Winnipeg leisure guide on page 50 in the special-needs services section. You can also use the online leisure guide and registration.

Please share with anyone you think might be interested.


Lisa Dessens

Friday, 14 August 2015

Adult Nuisance Mosquito Fogging Bulletin #12- TONIGHT!

Adult Nuisance Mosquito Fogging Bulletin #12

For Immediate Release
Friday, August 14, 2015

Adult Nuisance Mosquito Fogging Program continues

Winnipeg, MB – The City of Winnipeg’s Insect Control Branch was able to complete all the scheduled Insect Management Areas last night except for Insect Management Area 25 for adult nuisance mosquito fogging.

Today, Friday, August 14, 2015, weather permitting, the Insect Control Branch will continue adult nuisance mosquito fogging in Insect Management Areas 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 25, 34, 35, 36, 43, 44, 45, 47 and 50 between the hours of 9:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m.

This includes the following neighbourhoods:

Insect Management Area

Alpine Place, Elm Park, Lavalee, St. George, Varennes, Worthington
Kingston Crescent, Minnetonka, Norberry, Pulberry, Victoria Crescent
Niakwa Place, Southdale, Southland Park, Symington Yards, The Mint
Island Lakes, Royalwood, Sage Creek
Dakota Crossing, Meadowood
Maple Grove Park, Normand Park, River Park South,
St. Vital Centre, Vista
St. Vital Perimeter South
Beaumont, Crescent Park, Maybank, Parker, Point Road, Wildwood
Assiniboine Downs, Buchanan, Kirkfield, Glendale, Westwood
Crestview, Heritage Park, Saskatchewan North,
Sturgeon Creek
Birchwood, Booth, Jameswood, Murray Industrial Park, Silver Heights, Woodhaven
North Inkster Industrial, Oakpoint Highway,
Omand's Creek Industrial, Tyndall Park
Burrows - Keewatin, Inkster Industrial Park, Mynarski, Pacific Industrial, Shaughnessy Park, Weston,
Weston Shops
Burrows Central, Robertson, William Whyte
Inkster - Faraday, Luxton, St. John's, St. John's Park
Jefferson, Kildonan Park, Seven Oaks

Daily public service announcements
Public Service Announcements (PSAs) will be released daily at least eight hours in advance of fogging. These PSAs will identify the Insect Management Areas the Insect Control Branch is planning to treat that evening, weather permitting. Until further notice, fogging will be carried out on a daily basis between the hours of 9:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m.  Fogging will not occur when temperatures are below 13 degrees Celsius and/or wind speeds are not conducive to fogging. 

The insecticide Pro Malathion ULV® will be used. This insecticide has been approved for use in Canada by Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency. Pro Malathion ULV® will be used in accordance with federally approved label directions by licensed pesticide applicators.

Buffer zones
All buffer zones will be respected. Crews will ensure that the sprayer is not treating within 90 metres on each side of a registered property on the front street, side street, and rear lane.

Property owners not wanting insecticides applied on or adjacent to their principal residence may register as “Anti-Pesticide Registrants” (APR) for the adult nuisance mosquito control program. Those who wish to register must provide identification that ties the registrant to the address being registered for a buffer zone. A photocopy or scanned document such as a driver’s licence or a utility bill will suffice as acceptable identification proving primary residence. Remember – a 72-hour turnaround time is required.

There are four different options to register:
  • In writing to Insect Control Branch at 3 Grey Street, Winnipeg, MB R2L 1V2,
  • Emailing 311 at
  • Faxing 311, and
  • In person at 1539 Waverley Street.

Phone and email notification
The Insect Control Branch offers an automated telephone and email notification system. Residents who register for this service will receive daily phone or email notifications during all fogging for adult mosquito control. To register for the automated email or telephone notification systems, citizens can go to City of Winnipeg – Register for Notification or call 311.

Larviciding and residual treatments
The Insect Control Branch’s extensive larviciding and residual treatment programs will continue throughout the city in conjunction with the fogging program.

More information
For more information, please contact 311, open 24 hours every day by phone at 311 or by email at, or visit the City’s Insect Control website.