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Manitoba to Provide Disaster Financial Assistance to Flood Victims

Manitoba to Provide Disaster Financial Assistance to Flood Victims

Carman Flooding
The swollen Boyne River in Carman, Manitoba on Monday, April 3, 2017. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Manitobans affected by flooding this spring are in line to receive disaster financial assistance.

The province has announced the DFA program for eligible municipalities, homeowners, farms and small businesses with impacts from flooding.

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Winnipeg Blanketed by Mid-April Snow on Saturday

Winnipeg Blanketed by Mid-April Snow on Saturday

April Snow
Snowfall accumulation is expected to be about two centimetres in Winnipeg on Saturday. (JOHN ERWIN / @CANWXCHASER / TWITTER)

WINNIPEG — Hopefully, you haven’t changed out your winter tires just yet.

Winnipeg woke up on a Saturday in mid-April to falling flakes mixed with rain, which later just turned into a steady stream of snow falling to the ground. Spring, right?

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Winnipeg’s Spring Clean-Up Beginning on Tuesday

Winnipeg’s Spring Clean-Up Beginning on Tuesday

Street Sweeper
(Street sweeper image via Shutterstock)

WINNIPEG — Crews will hit the streets Tuesday, April 18 to begin the annual spring clean-up operation.

Over the next five to six weeks, sweeping of the entire street network — including back lanes — will be carried out. The downtown area will be the first to receive attention, as well as major routes, bridges and overpasses.

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HGTV Stars a Draw at Winnipeg Home + Garden Show

HGTV Stars a Draw at Winnipeg Home + Garden Show

Winnipeg Home + Garden Show

WINNIPEG — The 43rd annual Winnipeg Home + Garden Show this weekend has some star power among those keen on exploring home renovations.

HGTV Canada’s Bryan and Sarah Baeumler of “Bryan Inc.,” Carson Arthur from HGTV Canada’s “Home to Win,” and HGTV designer star Tiffany Pratt are some of the draws bringing visitors to the RBC Convention centre.

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City to Begin Curbside Waste Collection April 24

City to Begin Curbside Waste Collection April 24

By Sarah Klein

Yard Waste
(Yard waste image via Shutterstock)

WINNIPEG — The city will begin collecting yard waste from homes the week of April 24 for those in collection area “B” and the week of May 1 for residents living in collection area “A.”

Collection is done every two weeks aside from regular recycling and garbage pickup until November.

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North, Central Winnipeg Ranked Dirtiest Neighbourhood

North, Central Winnipeg Ranked Dirtiest Neighbourhood

Garbage

Spring can be a dirty time in Winnipeg, but for those in the north/central area of the city, some have it worse than others when it comes to litter.

Take Pride Winnipeg!’s annual litter index shows the north has a rating of 2.85. A score of 1 represents no litter, while 4 is considered extremely littered.

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Winnipeg’s Spring Cleanup Beginning Sunday Night

Winnipeg’s Spring Cleanup Beginning Sunday Night

Street Sweeper
(Street sweeper image via Shutterstock)

All that winter debris that’s been sitting on Winnipeg streets will finally be swept up beginning on Sunday night.

The city’s annual spring cleanup operation will begin at 10 p.m. and include the entire street network, including back lanes over the next five to six weeks.

“Each year city crews clean up more than 45,000 tonnes of sand and debris from streets that has accumulated over the winter months,” said Jim Berezowsky, manager of streets maintenance.

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