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candaceandwill



Joined: 10 Jun 2006
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PostPosted: Jun 17, 2010 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Winnipeg Police Service press release for June 17, 2010:

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SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE ROAD CLOSURE
Please be advised that members of the Winnipeg Police Service are currently investigating a suspicious package in the area of the 2500 block of Main Street.

As a result, Main Street is closed in both directions between Redriver Boulevard and Murray Avenue until further notice.

Motorists and pedestrians are requested to avoid the area.

Thank you for your cooperation.


I of course look up what cache is in the area and find this one....right at 2500 Main St.
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=8c10d54e-6fda-4e63-aa94-08469e3ac693

I'll keep you posted if I hear more.

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dani_carriere



Joined: 04 Feb 2005
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Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Jun 17, 2010 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the closure is for this cache, it's a really odd one to be flagged as suspicious. It's not near a road or significant city infrastructure, and is a significant distance from Main St. Probably a nervous neighbour.
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candaceandwill



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PostPosted: Jun 17, 2010 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://winnipeg.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20100617/wpg_suspicious_100617/20100617/?hub=WinnipegHome

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Updated: Thu Jun. 17 2010 11:58:13

ctvwinnipeg.ca

Winnipeg police temporarily closed part of Main Street after a suspicious package was found in the 2500 block of Main Street near a Tim Hortons restaurant on Thursday.


The restaurant was evacuated and police said Main Street was closed between Red River Boulevard and Murray Avenue shortly before 10 a.m.


Just after 11 a.m., the street was re-opened. Police determined the package, a box with wires coming out of it, was some type of promotional item and was not dangerous.

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dani_carriere



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PostPosted: Jun 17, 2010 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a promotional item? With wires coming out of it? odd.
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MissionMode



Joined: 27 Nov 2009
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PostPosted: Jun 17, 2010 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dani_carriere wrote:
a promotional item? With wires coming out of it? odd.


Yeah that's an odd description if its the cache.
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1purplemonkeydishwasher1



Joined: 15 Mar 2009
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Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Jun 17, 2010 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes it does. That one was off in a nice secluded corner though. Didn't think it would cause so much attention. That proves anything CAN happen
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MissionMode



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PostPosted: Jun 18, 2010 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to sum this one up.... Wagonmaker saw the TV news report which actually showed the package, and it was indeed a promotional kit of some kind. It was not the cache.
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GimliGal



Joined: 09 Nov 2009
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PostPosted: Jul 27, 2010 9:17 pm    Post subject: cache under bridge Reply with quote

there is one under a bridge in Selkirk... Selkirk Lift Bridge... wondered why that was there?? Thought maybe there was an exception made?
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