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Winnipeg airport honours healthcare workers

James A. Richardson International Airport. Elisha Dacey/Global News

Winnipeg’s Richardson International Airport saluted the province’s front-line healthcare workers in a unique way Wednesday afternoon.

The airport held a water cannon salute — something it said is usually reserved to recognize heroes — to thank healthcare workers for their dedication during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It’s a sign of respect, honour and gratitude,” the airport said in a tweet Wednesday afternoon.

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