Safe Travels for The Holidays

Most people for when you ask them about their fondest childhood memories will usually tell you a story about a special gift they received around Christmas time, or when their favorite aunts and uncles safely traveled to their home from the other side of the globe. For myself, I remember being so excited to get my power wheels fire truck from Santa, but now it’s all about the holiday specials and family for me.

If you are traveling over the pond ...

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SI Alarms Ltd Google Plus and Local Page

SI Alarms Ltd Google Plus

SI Alarms continues to strive to meet the best customer service standards in the security industry. As we begin to think about our New Year’s resolutions we have turned to Google Plus so that our customers and friends can connect to our business. Through the new Google Plus Page Located Here we will share company news, trending industry hardware, funny security moments and enriched media like pictures and ...

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Winnipeg Transit Security

Extra security will be provided on city buses but it’s still not clear what powers will be granted to the new inspectors.

The six new transit inspectors will start in July 2014, but they might not have the power to detain unruly passengers.

Over the past decade, Winnipeg Transit has received several security and budget increases to provide passengers with a more comfortable and safe travelling experience throughout the city.

We’ve seen the adoption of video security that has been able to ...

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Fines for fire-code violations to skyrocket under changes

Fire-code Fines for not following the province’s fire code are rising substantially under a wider review of the province’s worker-safety legislation, Manitoba’s Labour and Immigration minister said Monday.

Increased penalties under the Workplace Safety and Health Act and recently introduced legislation to protect workers.

“Maximum fines would increase to $125,000

from $1,000 for a first offence”

“We’re committed to making sure our workers are safe,” Braun said.

She said the new penalties for fire-code offences will help ensure more timely compliance with orders.

Under changes introduced ...

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Apartment fire in Winnipeg

Firefighters rescued a man who jumped from his balcony to an adjoining roof during a fire at an apartment complex in downtown Winnipeg on Sunday morning.

The fire started just after 8:00 a.m. in a suite on the fourth floor of the high rise building on Donald Street near St. Mary’s Avenue. Thick smoke billowed out of window when emergency crews arrived.

A witness who lives on the top floor of the building saw the man crawl out ...

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Manitoba dairy farm fire in Giroux

Last Saturday, a farmer and his family were devastated after a fire claimed the majority of their livestock on their dairy farm.

Approximately 103 of their cattle were killed in the fire. The family was able to save 60 cows.

Welden Plett told CBC News the fire began about 9:17am.

The case of the fire has not yet been determined.

Manitoba fire crews responded to the call and began battling the blaze.

The Plett family is in shock ...

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Winnipeg fire crews battle 2 garage fires

This weekend fire fighters in Winnipeg were kept busy in the early hours of Sunday when they responded to a couple of garage fires that broke out within an hour of each other.

In the end, the flames had taken and destroyed both of the garages. Located at 46 Kate Street & in the East Kildonan area on Larsen Avenue the first fire was reported at 2:45 a.m. and the second at 3:57 a.m. according to the Continue Reading →

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10 Digit Dialing in Manitoba

Our 204 area code that’s defined this province for years now has it’s competition.

Last November, our province introduced the prefix “4-3-1″ was given out to new users signing up for phone service. We’re all being asked to start using all ten digits when dialing, instead of the usual seven.

“It is really all about Maniotba’s population growth, combined with the fact many people have multiple numbers… basically, we’re running out,” said Selena Hinds of MTS Allstream.

For awhile Manitobans heard an automated ...

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Fire extinguisher inspections Winnipeg

Most companies in Winnipeg have fire extinguishers, and we find that many people have questions regarding fire extinguishers such as:

Q. What is the clearance required in front of fire extinguishers?

A. The NFPA does not have a specified area that must remain clear in front of fire extinguishers. NFPA 10 Standard for Portable fire extinguishers states that, “fire extinguishers shall be readily accessible and immediately available in the event of fire.” Also that “Fire extinguishers shall not be obstructed or ...

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More power outages in the North End of Winnipeg this Easter Sunday

Power outages Early Sunday morning struck West Kildonan, East Kildonan, Garden City and River Heights. Hydro poles on Aberdeen caught fire and become unrepairable. This disrupted feeder lines that provided an abundant energy source for the surrounding areas.

Approximately 8,000 Manitoba Hydro customers were without power from approximately 12am-1245pm March 31st due to the abrupt power outages. These fires are caused due to build up of sand and excessive moisture from melting snow.

Aberdeen was not the only fire ...

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