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Those blasted cannons
Did you notice the explosions occurring in downtown Winnipeg on Tuesday?
Did your car alarm inexplicably start going off.
It was those extremely loud cannons being fired off at the Legislature (not AT the Legislature...you know what I mean). As is tradition, members of 26 Field Artillery Regiment from 38 Canadian Brigade Group fired a 15-gun cannon salute to signal the start of a new session of the Legislative Assembly. Photographer Trevor Hagan captured it from every angle.
If you've only ever heard the cannons being fired, then here's your chance to see them in action. Like any kind of explosion or firing of weapons, it's just plain fun to watch, IMHO.
And for some comic relief, listen closely to the car alarms that follow every firing, right on cue.
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