Manitoba

Book of condolence for Winnipeg firefighters goes online

The City of Winnipeg has set up books of condolences — including a virtual one — in memory of the two firefighters who perished in a house fire Sunday.

Public memorial service scheduled for Feb. 14

The City of Winnipeg has set up books of condolences — including a virtual one — in memory of the two firefighters who perished in a house fire Sunday.

The bookswillbe on displayuntil a public memorial for Capt. Thomas Nichols and Capt. Harold Lessard, slated for Feb. 14 at the MTS Centre.

Members of the public can fill out a form on the city's website with their messages for the families ofLessard andNichols, as well as the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service.

Since going online midday Wednesday, the virtual book has seen nearly 100entries, including those from fire services in Saskatchewan, Vancouver, Alberta, and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Those in Winnipeg can also write their thoughts in a paper-based book that is on display at Winnipeg City Hall between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. The book is located in the mayor's foyer on the second floor of the council building.

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