Newspaper article The Canadian Press


Newspaper article The Canadian Press


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WINNIPEG - An engineering study has been ordered by the Winnipeg Police Service after a leaky pipe in their new downtown headquarters forced a precautionary move of prisoners, vehicles and some staff out of the building.

Around 10 prisoners were transferred to a district police station late last week after flaking concrete found in the parking garage led to the discovery of rusting metal supports.

Constable Rob Carver, a police spokesman, says the staff and vehicles were moved after water was discovered coming through a ceiling panel.

The problem was traced to a hot water feed pipe that started leaking after an anchor holding it in place failed.

Carver says the damage is modest and the leaky pipe doesn't appear to be the result of a structural defect in the building.

A section of the parking level above where the flaking started has been taped off to restrict traffic. …

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