Public Asked for Input on Manitoba’s Flood Control Infrastructure

Public Asked for Input on Manitoba’s Flood Control Infrastructure

The Red River Floodway gates south of Winnipeg as seen on May 1, 2011. (STAN MILOSEVIC / MANITOBAPHOTOS.COM)
The Red River Floodway gates south of Winnipeg (STAN MILOSEVIC /CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — The province is inviting members of the public to have their say as part of an independent review of several major flood control structures in Manitoba.

Six public open houses are planned this month related to the operation of the Red River Floodway, Portage Diversion and the Fairford River Water Control Structure. The events will gather public input as part of a review being carried out by an independent three-member panel.

The province says the open houses will allow the public to learn more about the scope and process of the review, to speak with members of the panel as part of a question-and-answer session, and to have their feedback documented for the panel’s consideration.

The review was called to examine and make recommendations related to the operating rules and guidelines of the three flood control structures.

Those unable to attend an in-person open house can provide feedback online.

Public open houses will be held at the following times and locations:

Selkirk:
Tuesday, January 13
Location: Gaynor Family Regional Library – Theatre, 806 Manitoba Avenue
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Portage la Prairie:
Wednesday, January 14
Location: PCU Centre – Portage Rotary Multi-Purpose Room, 245 Royal Road
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

St. Laurent:
Thursday, January 15
Location: St. Laurent Rec Centre, Lot 825 – PTH 6 (by the Esso)
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

St. Adolphe:
Monday, January 19
Location: St. Adolphe Community Centre – Pioneer Hall, 345 Hebert Road
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Winnipeg:
Tuesday, January 20
Location: Canad Inns Polo Park – Ambassador 4, 1405 St. Matthews Ave
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Ashern:
Wednesday, January 21
Location: Ashern Centennial Hall, PR 325 East
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

What to expect:
– Drop-in format – come and go at any point
– Q&A Sessions at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
– View materials and provide input on structures under review
– Same information available at all open houses, and online


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