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March 31, 2020

 

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Anderson Avenue

Released: 8:20 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – At 11:04 p.m. on Monday, March 30, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a vacant house the 400 block of Anderson Avenue.

When crews arrived on scene, they encountered heavy smoke and flames coming from the building. Crews launched an offensive attack, declaring the fire under control at 11:43 p.m.

Crews conducted a search of the building and no occupants were located. No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. No damage estimates are available at this time.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Manitoba Avenue

Released: 11:49 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – At 8:52 a.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a two-storey, multi-family home in the 500 block of Manitoba Avenue.

When crews arrived on scene, they encountered heavy smoke coming from the building. Crews launched an offensive attack, declaring the fire under control at 9:34 a.m.

All occupants either self-evacuated from the building before crews arrived, or evacuated with assistance from WFPS crews. No injuries were reported.

The City of Winnipeg’s Emergency Social Services deployed to the incident to assist 13 displaced residents find temporary housing supports.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. No damage estimates are available at this time.

City opening bicycle/active transportation routes effective April 6 - May 3

Released: 3:04 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – The City of Winnipeg remains committed to maintaining essential services while balancing the health, safety, and well-being of our employees and residents. We are acting on the advice of experts and taking their instructions seriously.

Expanded bicycle/active transportation routes
In an effort to assist with social distancing requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City is expanding its annual bicycle and active transportation route schedule.

Winnipeggers are invited to take advantage of these designated routes from Monday, April 6 until Sunday, May 3, 2020. Four streets in Winnipeg are designated as bicycle/active transportation routes:

  • Lyndale Drive - Cromwell Street to Gauvin Street
  • Scotia Street - Anderson Avenue (at St. Cross Street) to Armstrong Avenue
  • Wellington Crescent - Academy Road (at Wellington Crescent) to Guelph Street
  • Wolseley Avenue - Raglan Road to Maryland Street

These routes limit motor vehicle traffic to one block throughout the designated area, and are normally in place on Sundays, from June to September. At this time, they will be in place daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. until May 3. The City will re-evaluate at the beginning of May to determine if the designation needs to be extended.

Signs are posted on all approach roadways as notification that motorists are entering a bicycle/active transportation route. Signs are also posted at the end of the routes advising motorists that they are leaving the bicycle/active transportation route.

It is important to note that these roads are not closed. Cyclists and pedestrians are reminded to use caution and continue to follow the rules of the road.

Outdoor Recreational Amenities
In an effort to ensure no gatherings of 10 people or more occur, the City of Winnipeg will not be opening community athletic fields (soccer, football, etc.), basketball courts, tennis courts, baseball diamonds, and skate parks. We will also be recommending that community centres do not allow any community programming in these areas. While the City will not be physically closing these locations, we are asking members of the community to respect the closure of these amenities.

March 31, 2020