Free unlimited Wi-Fi expanding to 50 City facilities

July 12, 2019


Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Greenway Crescent Fire

Released: 7:42 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – At 10:03 p.m. on July 11, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a three-storey condominium complex in the 100 block of Greenway Crescent. Upon arrival crews found a number of residents working to extinguish a fire involving the exterior facing wall of one of the suites. Firefighters took over, checked for hot spots and completed extinguishing the fire. The fire had not extended into the interior walls of the structure and damage was kept to a minimum.

Occupants of the impacted suite had self-evacuated prior to the arrival of crews. No injuries were reported.

Preliminary observations suggest the cause of the fire was accidental due to the careless disposal of smoking materials. Residents are reminded to always ensure cigarette butts are fully extinguished before disposing them in the trash.

Dugald Road and Mazenod Road Motor Vehicle Collision

At 10:17 p.m. on July 11, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a motor vehicle collision involving a semi-truck and passenger vehicle near the intersection of Dugald Road and Mazenod Road. The report indicated one of the vehicles involved had caught fire.

Upon arrival on scene crews found one vehicle well-involved in flames. The fire was declared under control at 10:28 p.m. Paramedic crews treated two individuals on scene and transported them both to hospital in unstable condition.

The cause of the motor vehicle collision will be investigated by Winnipeg Police Service.

Section of northbound Memorial Boulevard temporarily closed for road reconstruction

Motorists should use alternate routes and allow additional travel time

Released: 11:00 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – Northbound Memorial Boulevard, from York Avenue to St. Mary Avenue, is temporarily closed until Friday, August 23 for road reconstruction.

Motorists should allow additional travel time to get to their destinations and use alternate routes.

For Transit re-route information, follow @transitalerts or contact 311.

For regular updates on City of Winnipeg lane closures and to view lane closures on an interactive map, please visit City of Winnipeg – Regional Lane Closures.

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Free unlimited Wi-Fi expanding to 50 City facilities

Old Market Square and Osborne Station among facilities to have no data caps

Released: 12:00 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – Staying connected in Winnipeg is now easier than ever with more City of Winnipeg facilities offering free Wi-Fi with no data caps. Residents and visitors can enjoy free unlimited browsing today in select locations, including areas of libraries, pools, golf courses, and community centres.

This expansion is in addition to the existing Shaw Guest Wi-Fi service which is already available in more than 130 civic facilities. That offering has a data cap of 500 MB/month for non-Shaw Internet customers.

“It is a pleasure to cut the cord today on free unlimited Wi-Fi in 50 City facilities,” said Mayor Brian Bowman. “Through our partnership with Shaw, these public facilities will now be fully connected with no data caps for citizens and visitors alike!”

“In an increasingly digital world, it’s important to meet residents’ and visitors’ needs by offering accessible internet,” said Councillor John Orlikow, Chairperson of the Standing Policy Committee on Innovation. “Free Wi-Fi provides an affordable and convenient way for people to stay connected while enjoying the City’s amenities.”

WPG-WIFI is now available in 46 facilities, including the Living Prairie Museum, Old Market Square, and Winnipeg Transit’s Osborne Station. Beginning in August 2019, the service will also be available in four Winnipeg Police Service stations.

If available in their location, residents and visitors can connect to WPG-WIFI by selecting it from the device’s Wi-Fi settings menu, opening their Internet browser, and accepting the Terms of Use.