Residents encouraged to get involved on Boards and Commissions

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on McAdam Avenue

Released: 7:20 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – At 8:34 p.m. on Sunday, August 8, 2021, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire inside a two-and-a-half-storey, single-family home in the 500 block of McAdam Avenue.

When crews arrived on scene, the home was fully involved in flames and fire had spread to a neighbouring two-and-a-half-storey, single-family home. Crews launched a defensive attack on both homes using aerial ladders and water streams. Once some of the flames were knocked down, they were able to transition to an interior, offensive attack to complete extinguishment of the fire. The fire in both homes was declared under control by 10:14 p.m.

Two occupants of one home self-evacuated prior to crew arrival. They were treated on-scene by paramedics but did not require transport to hospital. A search of the other home was completed and no occupants were found. Crews located two dogs in one of the homes. One was deceased and the other was able to be reunited with its owner. Paramedics also assessed one firefighter on scene for a heat-related condition. No transportation to hospital was required. No other injuries were reported.

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

Residents encouraged to get involved on Boards and Commissions

Released: 10:01 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – The City of Winnipeg is now accepting applications for positions on various Boards and Commissions until October 15, 2021.

Eligibility has been expanded to allow permanent residents who reside in Winnipeg to apply. Previously only Canadian citizens eligible to vote in the municipal election were eligible to serve on a Board or Commission. This change will help to more accurately reflect the diversity of Winnipeg’s population and bring valuable perspectives that will be an asset on our Boards and Commissions. All applicants must be 18 years or older on the date of application.

The City Clerk’s Department initiates an annual selection process to fill positions to Boards and Commissions on which there are imminent or existing vacancies.

Applications are now being accepted to fill vacancies on the following boards:

  • Board of Adjustment
  • Board of Revision
  • Community Emergency Advisory Committee
  • Historical Buildings and Resources Committee
  • Human Rights Committee of Council
  • Library Advisory Committee
  • Seven Oaks House Museum Board
  • St. Boniface Museum Board
  • St. James-Assiniboia Museum Board (Historical Museum Association of St. James-Assiniboia)
  • Grant’s Old Mill (St. James Assiniboia Pioneer Association)
  • Transcona Historical Museum Board
  • Vehicles for Hire Appeal Board
  • Winnipeg Arts Council Inc.
  • Winnipeg Committee for Safety
  • Winnipeg Food Council
  • Winnipeg Housing Rehabilitation Corporation
  • Winnipeg Public Library Board

Applications must be received by the City Clerk’s Department no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 15, 2021 or postmarked no later than Friday, October 15, 2021.

Interested residents are asked to visit the following link for more information and to apply online or access application forms at City of Winnipeg – 2022 Appointments to Boards & Commissions.

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