Tag Archives: Fire

New Look for Manitoba’s Burning Ban Signs

New Look for Manitoba’s Burning Ban Signs

Fire Ban Sign
New signage for burning bans in Manitoba is unveiled at the Keystone Centre in Brandon on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. (@MIN_SCHULER / TWITTER)

The Manitoba government has unveiled a single look for roadside burning ban signs in the province.

During a meeting of the Association of Manitoba Municipalities (AMM) in Brandon on Tuesday, the province encouraged all local governments to adopt the new signage.

A variety of different signage is currently used to communicate a fire ban is in place.

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Three Manitoba Teens Charged with Attempted Murder After House Fire

Three Manitoba Teens Charged with Attempted Murder After House Fire

Oxford House Fire
Three teens have been charged after a fire on Oxford House First Nation on November 16, 2017. (RCMP HANDOUT)

Three teens are facing charges after a house fire in Oxford House First Nation on November 16.

A home in the community was found completely engulfed just before midnight, where Manitoba RCMP say five children were present at the time.

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Three Charged in Arson to South Winnipeg Apartment Complex

Three Charged in Arson to South Winnipeg Apartment Complex

Waverley Street Fire
A massive fire to an apartment complex under construction on Waverley Street in October 2015 caused $5 million in damage. (DARIUS MAHARAJ HUNTER / TWITTER)

WINNIPEG — A fire to an apartment complex under construction in south Winnipeg has landed three men in police custody more than two years after it happened.

South Pointe Terrace in the 2400 block of Waverley Street erupted in flames in October 2015, causing $5 million in damage. Police had originally pegged damage at $3.5 million, but later increased that figure as the investigation progressed.

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Historic Coronation Bell Returns to Brandon Fire Hall

Historic Coronation Bell Returns to Brandon Fire Hall

Coronation Bell
The Coronation Bell is now on display at Brandon’s No. 1 Fire Hall. (CITY OF BRANDON)

The historic Coronation Bell that was originally donated to the Brandon Fire Department in 1902 is now back on display.

The bell was named in honour of the coronation of King Edward and hung in the bell towers of Brandon’s two historic fire halls located at 7th Street and Princess Avenue. It was removed in 1971 in order to reduce structural stress on the bell tower.

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Two New Water Rescue Units Hit Winnipeg’s Waterways

Two New Water Rescue Units Hit Winnipeg’s Waterways

WFPS - Water Rescue
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

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 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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