Code Red: Winnipeg’s Fire and Paramedic Service Infrastructure Deficit

October 3, 2022
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The condition ofWinnipeg’s infrastructure is a seemingly endless source of public frustration. The deterioration of roadways during Winnipeg’s annual spring thaw sparks widespread public anger and concern over the safety of the city’s streets and roads. A lack of sewer capacity alongside wheel-sized potholes drew public ire during the exceptionally wet spring of 2022. During that same thaw, over 130 million litres of raw sewage were released into the Red and Assiniboine Rivers due to sewer back-ups. The poor condition of roads and sewers is covered by the media and receives regular public attention. There is less attention paid to the state of municipal buildings. The deterioration of these facilities affects the delivery of critical public services, notably the Winnipeg Fire and Paramedic Service.  Read full report above.