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Brandon Fires Estimated to Have Caused $25M in Damage

Brandon Fires Estimated to Have Caused $25M in Damage

Brandon Fire
Firefighters work to extinguish fires in downtown buildings in Brandon, Manitoba Saturday, May 19, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

A damage estimate is in for the multiple fires that destroyed several buildings in downtown Brandon last month.

Brandon police say $25 million worth of damage was caused on May 19 when a structural fire began at Christie’s Office Plus on Pacific Avenue. The winds sent the flames and embers to spread to neighbouring buildings, including Collyer’s Sales and Service, Brandon Boxing Club and Kazic Kontracting. The Massey Manor apartment complex across the street, a beer store and adjoining vacant structure located at 5th Street and Rosser Avenue were also damaged.

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Leave the Car Parked: Bike Week Winnipeg is Here

Leave the Car Parked: Bike Week Winnipeg is Here

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Cyclists are gearing up for a week of bike-related activities in celebration of active and healthier modes of transportation in Winnipeg.

Bike to Work Day is today and is the signature event of Bike Week Winnipeg. The single day offers several pitstops at designated locations to cyclists as they make their commute into the city’s core.

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Evacuation at Winnipeg Airport Over Following ‘Possible Security Incident’

Evacuation at Winnipeg Airport Over Following ‘Possible Security Incident’

By The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport (THEHUBWINNIPEG.COM)

WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Airport was evacuated because of a “possible security incident” on Sunday morning before returning to normal operations nearly an hour later.

Officials did not release much information about the incident, saying only that people at the airport should follow directions on site and those on their way to the facility should check with their airlines for the latest flight information.

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Police See Spike in Vehicles Stolen with Keys Inside

Police See Spike in Vehicles Stolen with Keys Inside

Car Key

Winnipeg police have a simple message for vehicle owners: don’t leave your ride running with the keys inside.

Police have recently seen a 54 percent spike in vehicle thefts over May and into June, with the majority of the incidents involving either a running vehicle, with stolen keys or keys that had been left inside a vehicle.

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