City takes precaution to better secure soccer nets
Winnipeg has taken a number of steps to better secure soccer nets. (File Image)
Winnipeg has taken a number of steps to better secure soccer nets.
In May, an Ontario teenager was killed when a portable net fell on his head.
Following the tragedy a new report at City Hall says all 421 portable nets in Winnipeg were inspected for proper anchoring.
In some cases where they were missing, anchors have been installed.
Public works staff have been ordered to inspect posts as part of their daily routines.
Letters have gone out to soccer field users reminding them about their responsibilities.
Bilingual labels will be attached to the goals to inform sports groups about safety concerns.