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Pilot project to clear garbage from homeless encampments in Winnipeg approved by committee


The Mayor’s Executive Policy Committee has approved a pilot project for garbage clean up at encampments for $170,000.

A motion says the city will enter into a sole source agreement with the Main Street Project, Siloam Mission, and the Downtown Community Safety Partnership.

The groups will operate the trial program to the end of October.

The direction comes after a city report said it could cost up to $4 million a year to do weekly clean up.

In 2023, the city completed 162 clean ups, at a cost of nearly $84,000.

The public service will report back to the committee on results at EPC’s November meeting. Top Stories

Some birds may use 'mental time travel,' study finds

Real quick — what did you have for lunch yesterday? Were you with anyone? Where were you? Can you picture the scene? The ability to remember things that happened to you in the past, especially to go back and recall little incidental details, is a hallmark of what psychologists call episodic memory — and new research indicates that it’s an ability humans may share with birds called Eurasian jays.

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