With the fires raging in Fort McMurray, the community turns to outside help.
I asked the head of the Winnipeg Firefighters Union, Alex Forrest, if there had been a request for help and how that might work. He also described some of the techniques used to battle fires of this magnitude.
You can listen to that conversation right here.
Earlier this week, I took some calls from listeners who believe that the Assiniboine Park Zoo does not measure up once you get outside the Journey to Churchill exhibit. Today, I spoke with the chief operational officer of the zoo, Don Peterkin, who explained their plans to raise the bar for the rest of the exhibits so that it is the same caliber as Journey to Churchill.