Waverley West residents invited to an information session to learn about plans for new temporary fire paramedic station

New signals installed at the north intersection of McPhillips Street and Templeton Avenue to improve traffic flow and increase safety

Released: 10:39 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – The City of Winnipeg has installed and activated traffic signals at the north intersection of McPhillips Street and Templeton Avenue to improve traffic flow and increase safety for all road users.

“These new traffic signals will provide an immediate improvement to pedestrian safety at the intersection, and when the curb ramps are installed in 2023, improved accessibility as well,” said Councillor Janice Lukes, Chairperson of the Standing Policy Committee on Public Works. “The signals will also provide a protected left turn phase for northbound traffic on McPhillips turning left onto Templeton, making that turning movement much easier and safer.”

“The new traffic signals are good news for Old Kildonan, and will make it safer for everyone to navigate through this busy intersection. I’m especially pleased that safety will be enhanced for pedestrians wishing to cross McPhillips Street, which has a high volume of traffic flow,” said Councillor Devi Sharma, Old Kildonan ward. “Traffic will flow more smoothly now that the signals have been activated and will reduce traffic congestion experienced by many in the area.”

Traffic analysis undertaken by the City identified traffic signals should be installed at the intersection to replace the existing stop signs to better accommodate the large number of people walking, cycling, and driving through the intersection.

Additional traffic safety features, such as adjustments to the north median, audible pedestrian signals, and curb ramps with yellow detectable warning tiles will be completed in the new year. The overall cost for the project at completion is estimated at approximately $250,000-$300,000 with split funding from development and the Traffic Engineering Improvement Program.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Sherbrook Street

Released: 11:11 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – At 10:19 p.m. on Monday, November 7, 2022, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a single-family bungalow in the 400 block of Sherbrook Street.

When crews arrived at the location, they found the house fully-engulfed in flames. As it was not safe to enter the house, firefighters attacked the fire from outside of the house. Crews used hand lines and an aerial ladder truck to apply water to the fire and to protect the neighbouring house. The fire was declared under control at 11:25 p.m.

Two occupants of the house safely self-evacuated. They were assessed by paramedics but did not require transport to hospital. WFPS crews evacuated residents of the neighbouring house. No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Damage estimates are not available at this time but the house is considered a complete loss.

Waverley West residents invited to an information session to learn about plans for new temporary fire paramedic station

City seeking to install a temporary WFPS station at 110 Eaglewood Drive

Released: 4:16 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – To better serve the residents in Waverley West, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) is seeking to install a temporary, pre-built fire paramedic station at 110 Eaglewood Drive.

This station, which could be operational by late 2023, would house a fire engine and crew until a permanent station in Waverley West can be completed. A temporary station would ensure crews can get to emergency calls in the area faster, providing better service to Waverley West.

Residents are invited to attend the public information session to learn more about the project:

Wednesday, November 16, 2022
École South Point School, 615 Kirkbridge Dr.
Community Use Room
7-8 p.m.

Members of the project team, including WFPS officials, will provide a presentation about the project, followed by a question-and-answer period.

The Council-approved 2020 Strategic Direction proposed fewer WFPS stations (a reduction from 30 stations to 23) strategically positioned to improve response performance city-wide. The temporary station project builds on the consolidation of Stations 9 and 15, which allows WFPS to assign an engine and crew to the temporary station in Waverley West while maintaining service levels in other areas of the city.

For more information, visit winnipeg.ca/fpsWaverleyWest.

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