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Two New Water Rescue Units Hit Winnipeg’s Waterways

Two New Water Rescue Units Hit Winnipeg’s Waterways

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The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service shows off its two new water rescue units at St. Vital Park on Saturday, September 30, 2017. (CHRISD.CA)

The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service now has two new water rescue units in its life-saving arsenal.

The units were launched Saturday during a training exercise at St. Vital Park, showing the rapid deployment of the equipment in a scenario where someone should fall into the river.

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Manitoba Up in Smoke: Jackman-Atkinson

Manitoba Up in Smoke: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, myWestman.ca

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Manitoba MLA Judy Klassen provided this image showing the evacuation of Wasagamack First Nation in northern Manitoba on Tuesday August 29, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Judy Klassen)

NEEPAWA, Man. — An unusually hot and dry season has farmers breathing a sigh of relief as they get their crops off the field and into the bins, some in record times. But as the last trucks leave the field and farmers stop to look around, many also have concerns. The conditions that have made harvest 2017 a breeze for many have also made for tinder-dry conditions.

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Second Shelter Opens in Winnipeg Soccer Arena for Forest Fire Evacuees

Second Shelter Opens in Winnipeg Soccer Arena for Forest Fire Evacuees

By The Canadian Press

Manitoba Wildfire
Manitoba MLA Judy Klassen provided this image showing the evacuation of Wasagamack First Nation in northern Manitoba on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. The Red Cross is working to carry out the evacuation of three northern Manitoba communities threatened by nearby forest fires. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Judy Klassen)

WINNIPEG – The weather provided some help Friday to crews battling a large forest fire that has forced 3,700 people from their homes in northern Manitoba.

The Manitoba government said strong south winds are pushing the smoke away from Wasagamack First Nation, and there is rain in the forecast for the first time in days.

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Vacant Hotel in The Pas Damaged by Fire

Vacant Hotel in The Pas Damaged by Fire

The Pas Fire - New Hawaiian Restaurant
The New Hawaiian Restaurant in The Pas was heavily damaged by fire on August 27, 2017. (TRENT ALLEN
OPASQUIA TIMES)

A fire heavily damaged a vacant hotel in The Pas on Sunday morning, resulting in an 18-year-old facing two counts of arson charges.

The New Hawaiian Restaurant was fully engulfed when emergency crews arrived on Fischer Avenue at around 9 a.m.

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