May 8, 2019
Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Messier Street Fire
Released: 8:45 a.m.
Winnipeg, MB – At 11:41 p.m. on May 7, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of a fire in an industrial business in the 500 block of Messier Street. Once one scene crews encountered smoke emanating from a large pile of shredded automobile by-products, inside a three-sided structure. An offensive attack was launched and the fire was declared under control at 12:14 a.m. A front end loader was used to move the debris in order to access hot spots.
All staff members in the building safely self-evacuated prior to the arrival of crews. No injuries were reported.
The fire did not extend to the structure. Damage was limited to the scrap car product. The cause of the fire was determined to be accidental.
Winnipeg Public Library invites applications for the position of Writer-in-Residence for 2019-2020
Released: 1:50 p.m.
Winnipeg, MB – Winnipeg Public Library is seeking applications for the 2019-2020 edition of its Writer-in-Residence Program.
During their term, the Writer-in-Residence offers one-on-one mentorship and public workshops to emerging Manitoba writers of all genres. The successful candidate works with writers by email, phone, and in-person consultations. In addition, the Writer-in-Residence hosts public workshops to share their expertise on topics such as writing for specific genres or getting published. The residency also includes time to work on a personal writing project.
The Writer-in-Residence term runs October 1, 2019 until April 30, 2020. Applications are due by Monday, June 10, 2019.
The program has helped guide hundreds of new and emerging writers since it first began in 1985. The 2019-2020 term will be the program’s 30th Writer-in-Residence.
For full details on the position and information on how to apply, see: City of Winnipeg – Writer-in-Residence
The Writer-in-Residence position is funded by the City of Winnipeg, the Winnipeg Public Library Board, the Friends of the Winnipeg Public Library, and Manitoba Sport, Culture and Heritage.
Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Jarvis Avenue Fire
Released: 3:00 p.m.
Winnipeg, MB – At 10:53 a.m. on May 8, 2019, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service crews responded to a monitored fire alarm which had been activated in an industrial business in the 200 block of Jarvis Avenue. Once on scene, crews were met with smoke and launched an offensive fire attack. The fire was quickly brought under control. The building’s sprinkler system limited fire extension until crews arrived.
All individuals in the building safely self-evacuated prior to the arrival of crews. No injuries were reported.
The cause of the fire is under investigation and no damage estimates are available at this time.