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Police to unveil new home for Canine Unit

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Const. Dan Leveille with Mya, a Winnipeg Police Service K-9 Unit dog.

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The city's top dog is helping unveil the city's new home for cop dogs.

This afternoon, Mayor Sam Katz joins Winnipeg Police Service Superintendent Keith Walker for the official grand opening of the new WPS Canine Unit building.

Police say there will be puppies on display at the new kennels.

The home for the unit is at 77 Durand Rd.

The official opening of the 5,000 square-foot, $1.25 million facility takes place at 1 p.m.

It will have 11 air-conditioned indoor kennels with attached dog runs, a grooming area, office space and a classroom for demonstrations.

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Updated on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 10:33 AM CDT: adds photo

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