January 5, 2022

City looking for input on proposed police funding models

Released: 9:53 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – Residents are invited to provide feedback on five proposed funding models to help ensure planning certainty for the City of Winnipeg and sustainable and predictable funding for the Winnipeg Police Service.

The increased demand on City services, due largely to growth and other factors, has outpaced the City’s ability to fund tax-supported services adequately. The Winnipeg Police Service’s budget currently represents over a quarter of the City’s annual operating budget; developing a sustainable funding model will help ensure the overall financial health of our city.

Residents can provide input by completing an online survey, available until February 2; participating in a telephone town hall on Tuesday, January 25 at 7 p.m. – 8 p.m., or registering to participate at one of five community events.

Input gathered will help inform recommendations for Council’s consideration in March 2022.

For more information on the project, proposed funding models, and how to get involved, see: winnipeg.ca/policefundingmodel.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Pandora Avenue West

Released: 5:02 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – At 11:38 a.m. on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in an industrial building in the 400 block of Pandora Avenue West.

When WFPS crews arrived on scene they encountered smoke in the building. An offensive attack was launched and the fire was declared under control at 12:51 p.m.

The fire was contained to an industrial dust collection machine. 

All occupants of the workplace safely self-evacuated. No injuries were reported.

The fire is believed to be accidental. No damage estimates are available at this time.

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