Firefighter hurt in Saturday morning blaze

CTV WinnipegPublished Saturday, June 15, 2019 3:32PM CSTLast Updated Saturday, June 15, 2019 3:48PM CST A North Kildonan home is expected to be a total loss following a Saturday morning blaze that left a firefighter with a minor injury. Just after 9:10 a.m. the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service went to a bungalow in the 2500 block of Knowles Avenue, and found the fire had burned through the roof. Firefighters took a defensive approach to extinguishing the flames, due to the possibility of the house collapsing. The City of Winnipeg said…

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Blaze destroys home in Winnipeg’s River East neighbourhood

A fire at a home on Knowles Avenue was well-involved when firefighters arrived Saturday morning. (City of Winnipeg/Twitter) A Winnipeg firefighter sustained minor injuries battling a blaze at a home in the River East neighbourhood Saturday, the city says. The fire at a bungalow at 2551 Knowles Ave. was well-involved when crews arrived around 9:12 a.m., according to a city news release. No one was in the home at the time and firefighters spent three hours getting the blaze under control. The city says the injured firefighter was able to return to…

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Revamped B.C. Lions set to battle veteran Winnipeg Blue Bombers at season opener

DeVone Claybrooks knows there’s a big question hanging over his B.C. Lions as they enter the regular season.With so many new pieces, can the Lions come together as a single, cohesive unit?For Claybrooks, who’s in his first year as a head coach, there’s no other option.“We don’t have time to not mesh, with the schedule that we have, with the road games and the teams that we’re facing,” he said on Friday. “It’s important that you hit the ground running.”Story continues belowREAD MORE: Bomber season preview: What to expect from…

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Tractor parade rolls through downtown Winnipeg

It was an unfamiliar sight for many Winnipeggers downtown Saturday morning.Dozens of tractors paraded through the city to celebrate Manitoba’s agricultural history.The tractors made their way from The Forks down through Portage and Main towards the Red River Ex grounds.Tractors made their way through Winnipeg Saturday as part of the Manitoba Threshermen’s Reunion and Stampede.Austin Siragusa / Global NewsTractors made their way through Winnipeg Saturday as part of the Manitoba Threshermen’s Reunion and Stampede.Austin Siragusa / Global NewsTractors made their way through Winnipeg Saturday as part of the Manitoba Threshermen’s…

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Hydro warns of ‘sophisticated’ phone scheme

Jason Gaidola, CTV WinnipegPublished Saturday, June 15, 2019 1:32PM CSTLast Updated Saturday, June 15, 2019 1:33PM CST Manitoba Hydro is warning customers of a new phone scheme where recording that sound like service representatives are being used. The Crown corporation said customers have been receiving “sophisticated” phone calls that are “spoofing” Manitoba Hydro’s 1-888-624-9376 number. “They’ve taped our auto-mated messaging from our customer service and using that to pretend to be Manitoba Hydro,” Bruce Owen, Manitoba Hydro spokesperson, said. “This is a new low.” Hydro said callers will say your…

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Winnipeg woman, 37, missing since May

Police say Biliana Gligorevic, 37, was last heard from at the end of May. (Submitted by Winnipeg Police Service) Winnipeg police are looking for a 37-year-old woman who has been missing since the end of May.  Biliana Gligorevic was last heard from on May 28, and police say they are concerned for her well-being. She is described as being 5-4, with a thin to medium build. She has been seen with both blond and brown hair, and has green eyes.  Anyone with any information is asked to call the Winnipeg Police Service’s…

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Winnipeg fire crews battle blaze on Knowles Avenue

An investigation is underway following a house fire in the 2500 block of Knowles AvenueWFPS crews were called to the bungalow just after 9:00 a.m. Saturday. When they arrived, they could see flames shooting through the roof.READ MORE: Winnipeg Police make arrest after man found dead in fireNo occupants were home at the time, but neighbouring homes were evacuated as a precaution.A firefighter was treated on scene for a minor injury, but no other injuries were reported.READ MORE: Large blaze on Winnipeg’s Young Street destroys 2 homes, damages 4 othersNo…

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‘Meth camps’ in Winnipeg a growing issue, says non-profit

Needles, pipes and a knife were discovered at Winnipeg’s Coronation Park on Tuesday, and it’s part of a growing problem that one non-profit agency is describing as “meth camps.” St. Boniface Street Links said these camps, which differ from homeless camps, serve as a place for people to do meth or process items to be sold for meth money. “These aren’t camps that would house people who have been living chronically homeless,” said founder of Street Links Marion Willis. “These are camps that are occupied by young people who are…

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Winnipeg police asking for help finding 15-year-old girl missing since June 9

Manitoba·New Julia Flett, 15, was last heard from on June 9. She is known to frequent the central area of the city, Winnipeg police say. Social Sharing Julia Flett was last heard from Sunday CBC News · Posted: Jun 15, 2019 1:10 PM CT | Last Updated: June 15 Julia Flett, 15, was last heard from on June 9, 2019. (Submitted by Winnipeg Police Service) Winnipeg police are asking for help finding a missing 15-year-old girl. Julia Flett was last heard from on June 9. She is known to frequent…

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Pieces of agricultural history roll down Portage Avenue with vintage tractor parade

Dozens of tractors made their way through Winnipeg Saturday as part of the lead-up to this year’s Manitoba Threshermen’s Reunion and Stampede. (Walther Bernal/CBC ) It’s not every day you see farm tractors roll down one of Winnipeg’s busiest thoroughfares. But dozens of vintage tractors paraded down Portage Avenue Saturday morning to celebrate Manitoba’s agricultural history. The parade was organized by the Manitoba Agricultural Museum in Austin, Man. (Walther Bernal/CBC) The parade was organized by the Manitoba Agricultural Museum, located in Austin, Man., as part of the lead-up to the 65th…

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