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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Manitoba homes for people with disabilities sit empty

Manitoba homes for people with disabilities have been affected due to changes in building code cause costs to skyrocket, community groups unable to foot bills.

Manitoba houses destined for people with disabilities are sitting empty after the province adopted the National Building Code. The newly created building code requires commercial fire systems to be purchased and installed by the community groups that support people with disabilities.

In the list of changes, there needs to be emergency lighting units, fire alarm panels, sprinklers, ...

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Brazil nightclub owner blames Inspectors over a fire that killed 235 people

An owner of a southern Brazil Boate Kiss Nightclub regrets opening his business once a fire took the lives of 235 people. The accused deflected the blame to architects and safety inspectors. Elissandro Spohr blamed Sunday nights calamity on a, “Succession of errors made by the whole country.”

The investigating police forces claim the blaze started after the performing band light a flare on stage that had a chain reaction with the sound proofing foam directly above the stage. Officials stated ...

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Shop surveillance cameras fail to comply with privacy laws

A new study performed by Andrew Clement, co-founder of the Identity, Privacy and Security Institute and his graduate students found evidence that surveillance equipment in Toronto’s Eaton Centre and Square One did not fully comply with the necessary signage requirements of the federal Personal Information, Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)

The information collected from both malls showed that only 30 per cent of shops that had surveillance cameras had any kind of sign notifying people they were being recorded, and ...

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Family of three escape house fire

In the early morning on February 14th, 2013, at 55 Castlefall Grove N.E. just after 730am the house started to smoke.  A driver passing through the block noticed smoke coming from the house and decided to approach the house and to ring the door bell while calling 911. The homeowner and his two daughters, ages 19 and 21, were able to leave just in time before the house started to go up in fire.  This newly landed family had enough time to ...

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Canada’s crime rate falls to lowest point since 1972

Last year, there were fewer crimes that were reported to Canadian Police in 2011 than any time in the last 40 years. The House of Commons fight against how to curb weapon violence on the streets of Toronto.

On several occasions deadly shootings and shots rang out through the Greater Toronto Area. Statistics Canada reported that the seriousness of crime in Toronto actually declined, as this was the case in every major Canadian city

Some people are in shock of the number ...

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Winnipeg police charge teen in car break in caught on video

Winnipeg police charge teen after he was videotaped stealing.

Earlier this month a young 13-year-old boy was caught by Winnipeg police, breaking into a vehicle around the Burrows Avenue area. Scott Ballentyne’s was a local resident that was being targeted for theft. This was a recurring problem for a van that stayed on his property. The teen had no idea he was being video taped by a security camera hidden inside a light fixture. This covert self recording camera stored the ...

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China: Yunnan Normal University, Chenggong Campus

With recent school related gun incidents, the campus of Yunnan Normal University wished to build a state of the art, pure digital security surveillance system in all domiciles and property. The goal of this university was “preventative in nature and allowed for post-incident collection of evidence” this would prevent any useful video information from being lost that would compromise the system from being practical. The surveillance system had to be “safe, advanced, reliable, practical and convenient” With most technology, concern ...

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