Little Grand Rapids First Nation residents return home after wildfire smoke evacuations

Residents from Little Grand Rapids First Nation are returning home after being evacuated due to wildfire smoke in the area over the weekend.More than 105 Priority One residents were moved to Winnipeg on Sunday, staying in hotels since their arrival.Priority One residents include the elderly, babies and those with respiratory issues.READ MORE: Manitoba Red Cross evacuating residents from 2 First Nations due to wildfire smokeManitoba Red Cross says it’s now safe for them to return home. Some will fly home Thursday, while the rest will return Friday.An additional 115 individuals…

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More than 20 displaced in unusually busy weekend for Winnipeg firefighters

As many as 24 residents have been displaced after crews battled half a dozen Winnipeg fires in what the chief calls a busier than normal weekend.Two homes, an apartment complex, a fast-food restaurant, fitness centre and a car all went up in flames between Friday night and Monday morning.READ MORE: House destroyed after Aberdeen Avenue blazeNone appear to be connected or share a common cause, according to Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Chief John Lane.Help us improve GlobalNews.caTake the survey now!Story continues below“It’s just…a coincidence that a number of them happened…

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Many Winnipeggers don’t have fire evacuation plans until it’s too late, says Fire Chief

If your home was on fire, would you know how to get out quickly?After five local fires in the past 72 hours, Fire Chief Mark Reshaur says not enough people have evacuation plans for their own homes.“An awful lot of people don’t give it enough thought,” Reshaur told 680 CJOB Monday.“It’s really important that you give it thought, that you have a plan beforehand, that you don’t wait until there’s an emergency to try to figure out what to do.Help us improve GlobalNews.caTake the survey now!Story continues belowREAD MORE: Flames…

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Gas leak triggers evacuation of some downtown Winnipeg buildings

February 7 2019 2:56pm A gas leak forced the evacuation of some downtown Winnipeg buildings Thursday. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval = window.setInterval( function() { //console.log(‘ !!! gnca_shareVideoCallback REGISTRATION !!! ‘); // exit if required obj isn’t…

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Families devastated by fire on Manitoba Avenue

January 4 2019 5:41pm A total of four houses, and 14 people were evacuated early Friday as Winnipeg fire crews battled a blaze that caused significant damage. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval = window.setInterval( function() { //console.log(‘…

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Images from Monday’s asphalt fire in east Winnipeg

October 22 2018 6:32pm Submitted images and video show the toxic smoke rising over the RM of Springfield as fire crews work to control the situation. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval = window.setInterval( function() { //console.log(‘ !!!…

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