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Toronto, Nov 8 (Canadian-Media): The Toronto crews including twenty-five Urban Forestry staff -- who provided emergency assistance for the past weeks with cleanup of Winnipeg's storm damage after the Winnipeg and the Province of Manitoba declared a state of emergency -- are returning home today, media reports said.
The crews from Toronto played a critical role in clearing tree hazards from significant portions of Winnipeg's residential neighbourhoods, as well as in Kildonan Park, one of Winnipeg's most heavily treed regional parks.
Besides, its Urban Forestry crews, the City of Toronto also sent 13 vehicles, including chipper trucks and aerial tower (bucket) trucks, and other forestry equipment.
"We are glad to be able to help the City of Winnipeg through this challenging time...our City workers helped represent the goodwill of the City of Toronto...in Winnipeg. We welcome them back home and congratulate them on a job well done!," Toronto Mayor John Tory said.
City of Toronto staff and equipment with coordination from crews from Edmonton, Saskatoon, Calgary and Regina supported the ongoing efforts of Winnipeg to mitigate weather effects of an uncharacteristic fall snow storm which resulted in mass power outages and damage to about 30,000 trees.
"I am incredibly grateful for the support that Mayor Tory and Urban Forestry crews from the City of Toronto...We’re thankful to all of the cities across Canada, including Toronto, for the assistance they provided," Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman said
City of Winnipeg would cover the he cost of the emergency assistance, which is still to be finalized.