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Manitoba Premier Tours Flooded Whiteshell

WINNIPEG - Manitoba premier Heather Stefanson has taken a helicopter tour of Whiteshell Provincial Park where flooding is causing many problems. She says the amount of water is overwhelming. A number of Whiteshell lakes are higher than they have ever been. A mandatory evacuation order is in effect for a large part of the Whiteshell,…

Flight Of Ukrainian Refugees Arrives In Winnipeg

WINNIPEG - Over 300 Ukrainian refugees have arrived in Winnipeg on a flight from Poland, about 100 of them children. The people escaping the war with Russia in Ukraine received a warm welcome at Richardson International Airport at about 3:45 p.m. on Monday. After touching down, the newcomers were taken to the Ukrainian Refugee Reception…

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Manitoba Premier Tours Flooded Whiteshell

WINNIPEG - Manitoba premier Heather Stefanson has taken a helicopter tour of Whiteshell Provincial Park where flooding is causing many problems. She says the amount of water is overwhelming. A number of Whiteshell lakes are higher than they have ever been. A mandatory evacuation order is in effect for a large part of the Whiteshell,…

Flight Of Ukrainian Refugees Arrives In Winnipeg

WINNIPEG - Over 300 Ukrainian refugees have arrived in Winnipeg on a flight from Poland, about 100 of them children. The people escaping the war with Russia in Ukraine received a warm welcome at Richardson International Airport at about 3:45 p.m. on Monday. After touching down, the newcomers were taken to the Ukrainian Refugee Reception…

Whiteshell Evacuation Order

WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government's mandatory evacuation order for northern areas of Whiteshell Provincial Park takes effect today. Sylvia Lake, Eleanor Lake, Otter Falls, Barrier Bay and Nutimik Lake are all included, as well as Betula Lake which was announced earlier. The province says rising water levels and rapidly evolving conditions are posing a significant…

Manitoba Liberals Want More Vaccine Promotion

WINNIPEG - Manitoba's Liberals are happy the province has expanded eligibility for second COVID-19 booster shots, but they want more promotion of them. Leader Dougald Lamont says the Progressive Conservative government has not done enough to promote boosters. He is calling for money being spent to publicize the provincial budget to instead be used to…

Manitoba Man Rescued From Flooded Car

WINNIPEG - RCMP are reporting a close call where a driver had to be rescued from his vehicle. The 21 year old man drove around a road barricade in a flood zone just north of St. Adolphe. He called the Mounties when water started flowing into his car and levels reached the steering wheel, preventing…

Manitoba Declares Emergency In Whiteshell

WINNIPEG - Manitoba has declared a state of local emergency in Whiteshell Provincial Park because of flooding. The province says floodwaters have created dangerous conditions and pose a significant risk to public safety. Many highways in the area are flooded, making travel treacherous. Manitoba Parks has ordered an evacuation of the Betula Lake area. Residents…

Manitoba Announces 66 COVID Deaths

WINNIPEG - Manitoba has fallen behind when it comes to reporting COVID-19 deaths. The province has announced an additional 66 deaths caused by the virus. According to the latest data, some COVID deaths are being reported almost three months after they occur. A total of 1,913 Manitobans including 16 last week have died from coronavirus…

Manitoba Bracing for Up To 80 Millimetres

WINNIPEG - It's now predicted a weather system could bring as much as 80 millimetres of rain to southern and central Manitoba this week. An overland flood warning has been issued for much of western and southwestern Manitoba including the Parkland region. A total of 39 municipalities and at least four First Nations in the…

More Rain Coming, Manitoba Community Isolated

WINNIPEG - Another weather system could bring significant precipitation to southern Manitoba by Friday. The province's Hydrologic Forecast Centre says 20 to 50 millimetres of rain is possible. Floodwaters have started to recede but many areas still look more like a large lake than farmland. Flooding has also damaged roads and other infrastructure including bridges…

Manitoba Wants Quick Action On SCOC Ruling

WINNIPEG - Manitoba's justice minister has asked his federal counterpart for quick action on a Supreme Court of Canada ruling which could allow extreme intoxication as a defence for some crimes. In a letter to David Lametti, Kelvin Goertzen has suggested a number of ways forward including basing these cases on criminal negligence. Goertzen says…

Winnipeg March For Homicide Victims

WINNIPEG - A march was held in Winnipeg on Sunday to remember homicide victims and highlight the trauma their families continue to deal with. The march started at The Forks and ended at the Legislature where the names of the victims were placed in a garden. Karen Wiebe and the Manitoba Organization for Victim Assistance…

David Milgaard Has Died

WINNIPEG - Less than a month after saying he was stepping away from his advocacy work, David Milgaard has died from a sudden illness at the age of 69. He passed away early Sunday morning at a Calgary hospital. Milgaard spent 23 years in prison for a murder he did not commit. He was wrongfully…

Missing Manitoba Teen

WINNIPEG - Police say 16 year old Angelina Powderhorn has been missing since May 5th when she was last seen at her home in Lorette. She stopped communicating via text and social media a few days ago. She is 5’5” and 110 pounds with brown hair and eyes. If you have information on her whereabouts,…

Manitoba Flooding From Space

WINNIPEG - NASA has released images of Manitoba flooding created by sensors in two of its satellites. They show floodwaters through the Red River Valley on both sides of the Canada-US border. The flood fight has forced about 2,500 Manitobans are out of their homes. It seems the worst of the rain is over, but…

Manitoba Motion To Protect Young Athletes Defeated

WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government has defeated an New Democratic motion aimed at protecting young athletes from sexual predators. The new policy would have prevented coaches from having students to their homes. The governing Conservatives say the NDP resolution lacked collaboration and the issue deserves more study and debate. Sport minister Andrew Smith says his…

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