Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Higgins Avenue

Residents invited to provide input for the South Winnipeg Recreation Campus

Released: 1:47 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – The City of Winnipeg is building a new regional recreation campus in Waverley West, and is seeking input from residents on the programs and recreation services they would like to see at the new South Winnipeg Recreation Campus (SWRC).

The SWRC is a new recreation facility that will be built on Bison Drive, west of Frontier Trail and east of Kenaston Boulevard. The project will be built in multiple phases, with design work for Phase 1 starting now and construction expected in 2024-2025. Phase 1 includes gymnasiums, multipurpose rooms, an indoor walking track, a fitness area, a daycare, and an outdoor spray pad.

Residents can provide their input through an online survey, available until December 12, 2022, or by registering to attend one of two workshops planned for November 30 and December 1.

The input gathered as part of this phase of public engagement will help tailor the campus to meet the community’s needs.

For more information about the project and to learn more about engagement opportunities, see:

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Higgins Avenue

Released: 6:09 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – At 1:31 p.m. on November 15, 2022, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of smoke in a building in the 100 block of Higgins Avenue.

When crews arrived on scene, they found heavy smoke in the building. They investigated and found a small fire in a heating unit. It was quickly extinguished, and crews worked to ventilate the smoke from the building.

Crews searched the building to ensure that all occupants had evacuated. No injuries were reported.

Preliminary observations suggest the fire was accidental, caused by an electrical issue. Damage estimates are not available at this time. Damages were contained to the heating unit.

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