Skip to main content

Power outage affects thousands on Winnipeg’s western edge


Thousands in Winnipeg’s Westwood, Crestview and Charleswood neighbourhoods are without power as of Sunday afternoon.

In a post on X – formerly known as Twitter – Manitoba Hydro said crews were dealing with a pole fire on Oakdale Drive.

Later, it announced that 4,000 customers in the city’s Kirkfield and Crestview areas would be without power as crews alternate power lines. Manitoba Hydro said it expects to take four to five hours for repairs and all service is expected to be restored by 7 to 8 p.m.

In Charleswood, a line tripping has also left more than 1,000 people without power.

“We’re working to get customers back on as quickly as possible,” Manitoba Hydro said in its post Sunday afternoon, thanking customers for their patience. Top Stories


BUDGET 2024 Feds cutting 5,000 public service jobs, looking to turn underused buildings into housing

Five thousand public service jobs will be cut over the next four years, while underused federal office buildings, Canada Post properties and the National Defence Medical Centre in Ottawa could be turned into new housing units, as the federal government looks to find billions of dollars in savings and boost the country's housing portfolio.

Stay Connected