Mayor Bowman Presents Bernadine and Toby Boulet with the Key to the City

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Turnbull Drive


Released: 7:57 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – At 4:53 a.m. on Friday, March 25, 2022 the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a two-storey house in the 100 block of Turnbull Drive.

When crews arrived on-scene, they encountered smoke and flames coming from the home. Due to safety concerns, crews were not able to access the fire offensively and launched a defensive attack using an aerial ladder and hand lines.

As the home is outside the City of Winnipeg water district, crews used a water tanker to shuttle water to the scene. Firefighters also contacted Provincial 911 to request additional water tanker support as part of a mutual aid agreement. The Ritchot Fire Department responded, delivering an additional water tanker to fight the fire.

Four occupants self-evacuated prior to crew arrival. No injuries have been reported at this time.

Crews are expected to remain on-scene for an extended period of time addressing the fire. Local road closures are in effect and residents are advised to avoid the area.

The home has suffered extensive structural damage at this time to the roof and floors. The cause of the fire is under investigation and no damage estimates are available at this time.

Upcoming temporary road closures


Released: 1:43 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – There are three temporary road closures in effect in the coming days on Ellice Avenue, Prairie Grove Road, and Marion Street.

  • Ellice Avenue, from Sherbrook Street to Furby Street, will be temporarily closed on Saturday, March 26 at 8 a.m. until 11 p.m. for a special event.

  • Prairie Grove Road, from Four Mile Road to Sioux Road, will be temporarily closed on Sunday, March 27 from 6 a.m. until 4 p.m. for railway crossing repairs.

  • Marion Street, from Archibald Street to Nicolas Avenue, including both the north and south sidewalks, will be temporarily closed from Monday, March 28 at 8 p.m. until Tuesday, March 29 at 6 a.m. for railway crossing repairs.

Transit will be rerouted during the closures. Follow @TransitAlerts on Twitter for details and updates.

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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Mayor Bowman Presents Bernadine and Toby Boulet with the Key to the City


Released: 2:52 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – At ceremony at City Hall today, Mayor Brian Bowman presented Bernadine and Toby Boulet with the Key to the City in recognition of the awareness they continue to create on the importance of organ donation in the loving memory of their son, Logan.

“April 6 will mark four years since the tragic Humboldt Broncos highway crash that touched the lives of Canadians from coast to coast to coast,” said Mayor Brian Bowman. “This tragedy hit home for Canadians because in Canada, hockey is a part of life and we all saw part of ourselves in those who were impacted. The inspiring events that followed, the “Logan Boulet Effect”, and the awareness that the Boulets continue to create to this day, are why I’m honoured to present them with the Key to the City.”

On April 7, 2018, when Logan couldn’t recover from his injuries, the Boulets offered his organs so that six lives could move forward. Logan had registered as an organ donor after being inspired to do so by his coach and mentor, Ric Suggit who passed away a year earlier. He was also an organ donor and saved six lives. After this news started to spread across Canada in the following days and weeks, almost 150,000 people registered to become organ donors. This represents the largest known number of Canadians registered as a result of one corresponding event and person. This became known as the “Logan Boulet Effect”.

From that day forward, April 7 would become known as Green Shirt Day as a way to honour all the victims and families of the tragic crash, and to continue Logan’s legacy to inspire Canadians to consider becoming organ donors. For more information about Green Shirt Day, please visit:

https://greenshirtday.ca/

“It is hard to imagine how difficult this time has been for the Boulets but their dedication to Logan’s legacy by continuing to create awareness for organ donation is nothing short of inspirational,” said Mayor Bowman.

The Key to the City is Winnipeg’s highest honour, and recognizes the significant contributions of dignitaries visiting the city. Today’s Key to the City presentation to Bernadine and Toby Boulet is the fifth Key to the City awarded by Mayor Bowman. Previous recipients include musician and philanthropist David Foster, hockey legend Teemu Selanne, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra conductor Alexander Mickelthwate, and internationally renowned ballerina and dancer Evelyn Hart.

Update: Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Turnbull Drive


Released: 3:55 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – As reported earlier today, at 4:53 a.m. on Friday, March 25, 2022, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a two-storey house in the 100 block of Turnbull Drive. Due to safety concerns, crews were not able to access the fire offensively and launched a defensive attack using an aerial ladder and hand lines.

During fire operations this morning, the home collapsed into the basement of the building, with some extension of debris into the driveway. Crews continued to drown out the remaining fire using an aerial ladder as a water tower. Water tankers rotated in and out of the scene to supply water to operations.

The fire was declared under control at 8:08 a.m.

No injuries have been reported.

Crews remain on-scene to address hotspots and road closures remain in effect.

The home is considered a total loss.

WFPS thanks the Richot Fire Department and other partners for their assistance at this incident.


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