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Sept. 13, 2011, Winnipeg – Winnipeggers will sure look twice when they see this fire truck rushing to answer a call. The Canadian Press reports. Photo by Alex Forrest.
 

September 13, 2011
By The Canadian Press

Sept. 13, 2011, Winnipeg – Made you look.

That's what Winnipeggers will likely do when a pink fire truck rushes down the streets for an emergency.

The unusual truck, dubbed "Pinky" by firefighters, was unveiled Monday at fire station Number 20 in Winnpeg.

The eye-catching colour is to draw attention to the Pink T-shirt Campaign, which sells the shirts and gives proceeds to the Cancer Care Manitoba Breast Cancer Centre of Hope.

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The Manitoba capital isn't the only place to have a fuchsia fire truck – the Village of Winnipegosis has two.