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Manitoba Government Says North Dakota Water Plan a Threat

Manitoba Government Says North Dakota Water Plan a Threat

By The Canadian Press

U.S. and Canadian Flags
U.S. and Canadian flags fly in Point Roberts, Wash., on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba government is appealing a U.S. court ruling that could lead to a controversial water-diversion project going ahead.

Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires says the Northwest Area Water Supply project could bring harmful or invasive plants and animals into Manitoba waters.

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Manitoba Receives Nearly $800K for Flood Mitigation

Manitoba Receives Nearly $800K for Flood Mitigation

Westbourne Flooding
A water-logged ditch and culverts on Highway 16 just west of Westbourne, Manitoba on Sunday, April 2, 2017. (CHRISD.CA FILE)
Ron Schuler
Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler appears at a flood mitigation news conference at The Forks on Thursday, October 12, 2017. (GOVERNMENT OF MANITOBA)

WINNIPEG — Improved flood mapping will give forecasters in Manitoba a better sense of a potential threat when water levels rise each spring.

The federal government is investing $794,520 to add vital flood information to Manitoba’s flood mapping inventory in three of its priority watersheds in the Assiniboine River and Lake Manitoba.

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Two New Water Rescue Units Hit Winnipeg’s Waterways

Two New Water Rescue Units Hit Winnipeg’s Waterways

WFPS - Water Rescue
The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service shows off its two new water rescue units at St. Vital Park on Saturday, September 30, 2017. (CHRISD.CA)

The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service now has two new water rescue units in its life-saving arsenal.

The units were launched Saturday during a training exercise at St. Vital Park, showing the rapid deployment of the equipment in a scenario where someone should fall into the river.

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Boy Missing After Seen Swimming in Red River: Police

Boy Missing After Seen Swimming in Red River: Police

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police are scouring the Red River nearly two days after a male youth was reported to be swimming in the water.

Witnesses told police the boy entered the river just north of the Redwood Bridge at around 9:10 p.m. on Tuesday. It was reported that the boy swam half way across the river before disappearing.

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Man Injured After Falling into Red River on Lawn Mower

Man Injured After Falling into Red River on Lawn Mower

Selkirk Mower Accident
Emergency crews pull a man from the Red River in Selkirk, Manitoba on Friday, May 26, 2017 after the riding lawn mower he was operating fell down an embankment. (THE SELKIRK RECORD / SUBMITTED)

A 66-year-old Selkirk man is lucky to be alive after falling approximately 35 feet down an embankment into the Red River on Friday.

The man was operating a riding lawn mower at the time when it fell off the edge of his property and into the water.

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Assiniboine River Crests in Portage la Prairie

Assiniboine River Crests in Portage la Prairie

Portage Spillway
The Portage Spillway, as seen on Sunday, April 2, 2017. (CHRISD.CA FILE)
Flood Update
Lee Spencer, assistant deputy minister of Emergency Measures Organization, and Doug McMahon, assistant deputy minister of water management, provide an update on Manitoba’s flood situation, Friday, April 13, 2017. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — The Assiniboine River crested at Portage la Prairie on Friday.

Manitoba Infrastructure’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre reports flows at an estimated 38,600 cfs. Crews at the Portage Diversion have completed preparations for emergency flows above 25,000 cfs.

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