March 25th, 2020 The Mayor announced a special revised 2020 Financial Plan
March 24th, 2020 - In collaboration with the Garden Valley School Division we have decided to CLOSE all public playgrounds to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We encourage you to use open green spaces and appreciate your cooperation and patience during this time.
March 18, 2020 – The City of Winkler has been closely monitoring updates from the province in regards to COVID-19 and have been diligently planning our response to this pandemic. Our primary focus has been to maintain essential services, while balancing the health, safety, and well-being of our employees and residents. For the health and safety of the public, and our staff we will be CLOSING all City departments to the public effective Wednesday, March 18. We will continue to provide service via phone and email.
For contact information on impacted services see the "Online City Services" below.
The following city buildings will be CLOSED to the public:
We will however continue to serve our residents via telephone and email.
City Hall Administration Office
Commercial-204-325-9524 ex 3 firstname.lastname@example.org
Residential-204-325-9524 ex 2 email@example.com
Centennial Arena and Concert Hall
204-325-8333 ex firstname.lastname@example.org
204-325-0829 – regular hours (9-1-1 for emergencies)
204-325-9990 – after hours
Public Works Office & Eco Centre
204-362-6505 (after hours emergency)
204-362-2138 (after hours emergency)
Water bills and other city related bills can be paid ONLINE, or by placing payments in the City office locked drop box on the south side of the building in a LABELLED envelope with account information. Interest charges on utility bills will be waived until further notice.
You can also mail them to:
185 Main Street, Winkler MB R6W 1B4
Stay updated for information on the upcoming Council Meeting on March 24th.
Prepare and Prevent
How can I reduce my risk of infection from COVID-19?
Good hand hygiene provides significant protection from viral respiratory illnesses, such as COVID-19.
People are encouraged to take common prevention measures, including regular handwashing with soap and warm water for at least 15 seconds. Make sure to dry your hands thoroughly. You can also use an alcohol-based hand cleanser if your hands are not visibly dirty. It is especially important to clean your hands:
- after coughing or sneezing
- when caring for a sick person
- before, during and after you prepare food
- before eating
- after toilet use
- when hands are visibly dirty
You should also cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, or you can cough or sneeze into your sleeve. Throw used tissues in the garbage and immediately wash your hands, or use an alcohol-based hand cleanser.
Avoid close contact (within two metres or six feet) with anyone showing symptoms of a respiratory illness, such as coughing or sneezing. Children and adolescents should avoid sharing food or drinks (e.g., sippy cups and water bottles), musical instruments or other things that have been in a person’s mouth or hands.
As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, all Manitobans have a role to play in slowing its spread and minimizing its impact on the health-care system and in communities.
What is social distancing?
Social distancing is deliberately increasing the physical space ( at least 2 meters) between people to avoid spreading illness. It is used to reduce the spread of communicable diseases like COVID-19.
Public gatherings are limited to no more than 10 people at any indoor or outdoor place or premises. (This includes places of worship, gatherings and family events such as weddings and funerals.)
Manitobans are strongly advised to cancel or postpone any non-essential international travel. Self-isolation is recommended for the following individuals or groups for a 14-day period after departing the area they were visiting, or since their last known contact or exposure to someone that has been diagnosed with COVID-19:
- all international AND interprovincial travelers returning to Manitoba
- contact with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19
- laboratory workers exposed during work
If symptoms develop during the 14-day self-isolation or self-monitoring period, contact Health Links - Info Santé to determine if testing for COVID-19 should be considered. In cases where testing is not recommended, stay home (self-isolate) until well.
This information comes from Manitoba Health and more detailed information can be found on their WEBSITE