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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