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July 20, 2022

Treaty One First Nations to be Presented With Keys to the City

Released: 8:06 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – As part of today’s historic public signing ceremony for Naawi-Oodena, which will create the largest Urban Indigenous Economic Zone in Canadian history, Mayor Brian Bowman will present seven Keys to the City to the Chiefs on behalf of the seven First Nations who are signatories to the first of the numbered Treaties originally signed on August 3, 1871.

“On the occasion of formalizing the Gaawijijigemangit Agreement, which will create the single largest, strategically located Urban Indigenous Economic Zone in Canada, I will be honoured to present Keys to the City to mark this momentous occasion,” said Mayor Brian Bowman. “This is the framework for economic reconciliation that can be modeled in communities across our nation and as Winnipeg’s highest honour, I can see no better way to symbolize the importance of today’s public signing ceremony than by bestowing Keys to the City to the Treaty One First Nations.”

Keys to the City will be dedicated to:

  • Chief Gordon Bluesky on behalf of Brokenhead Ojibway Nation
  • Chief Kyra Wilson on behalf of Long Plan First Nation
  • Chief Glenn Hudson on behalf of Peguis First Nation
  • Chief Craig Alexander on behalf of Roseau River Anishinabe First Nation
  • Chief Derrick Henderson on behalf of Sagkeeng First Nation
  • Chief Trevor Prince on behalf of Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation
  • Chief Jason Daniels on behalf of Jason Daniels

The Key to the City is Winnipeg’s highest honour, which recognizes the significant contributions of dignitaries visiting the city. Today represents the 7th presentation of the Key to the City awarded by Mayor Bowman. Previous recipients include advocate for Indigenous children Dr. Cindy Blackstock, organ donation advocates Bernadine and Toby Boulet, musician and philanthropist David Foster, hockey legend Teemu Selanne, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra conductor Alexander Mickelthwate, and internationally renowned ballerina and dancer Evelyn Hart.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fires on Pritchard Avenue and Redwood Avenue

Released: 12:01 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to multiple fires from Tuesday night to early Wednesday morning.

Pritchard Avenue Fire

At 7:24 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19, 2022, WFPS responded to reports of a fire in a vacant, two-storey house in the 600 block of Pritchard Avenue.

When crews arrived on-scene, they located a fire in an outbuilding attached to the house. They launched an offensive attack, declaring the fire under control at 8:12 p.m.

A search of the building was conducted but no occupants were found. No injuries were reported.

Fire damage was contained to the outbuilding. The house and garage have heavy damage from previous fire activity. The cause of the fire is under investigation. No damage estimates are available.

Redwood Avenue Fire

At 9:53 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, WFPS responded to reports of a fire in a one-and-a-half-storey house in the 700 block of Redwood Avenue.

Once on-scene, crews found smoke showing from the windows. They launched an offensive attack. The fire was declared under control before 11:03 p.m.

No residents were home at the time of the fire. A search of the building was conducted but no additional occupants were found. No injuries were reported.

Fire damage was contained to one floor. The cause of the fire remains under investigation and no damage estimates are available at this time.

Temporary road closures on Empress Street East begin Thursday

Released: 1:53 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – The following road closures will take effect on Empress Street East from Thursday, July 21 at 9 a.m. until Monday, July 25 at 3 p.m. for road construction.

  • Northbound Empress Street East, from St. John Ambulance Way to Eastway, including the overpass crossing Portage Avenue. Please note the active transportation path and southbound lane on Empress Street East crossing over Portage Avenue will not be affected by the closure.

  • Northbound Empress Street East from Eastway to Empress Street. The east sidewalk and active transportation path will remain open.

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

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