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Litter Rates Decrease as More Manitobans Recycling Beverage Containers

Litter Rates Decrease as More Manitobans Recycling Beverage Containers

Recycle EverywhereWINNIPEG — Litter rates for empty beverage containers are decreasing across Manitoba as more people toss them into the recycle bin instead of the landfill.

New numbers from the Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association (CBCRA) and its Recycle Everywhere program show both Winnipeg and Brandon deceased their litter rates by 74 and 87 percent, respectively, in 2017.

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Manitoba Government’s Adviser on Climate Strategy Racked Up $60K in Travel: NDP

Manitoba Government’s Adviser on Climate Strategy Racked Up $60K in Travel: NDP

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Manitoba Legislative Building
Manitoba Legislative Building (FILE)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba’s Opposition New Democrats are accusing the Tory government of spending a large amount of money on travel for one of its top advisers.

The New Democrats say documents obtained under the province’s freedom-of-information law show roughly $60,000 has been spent this year on trips by David McLaughlin, the government’s adviser on climate strategy.

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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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WATCH: Dakota Community Centre Opens $20.5M Fieldhouse

WATCH: Dakota Community Centre Opens $20.5M Fieldhouse

Dakota Fieldhouse
The new Dakota Community Centre Fieldhouse opened on Thursday. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — The Dakota Community Centre has cut the ribbon on a new $20.5 million fieldhouse behind its south St. Vital facility.

Adjacent to the Jonathan Toews Sportsplex, the new fieldhouse adds 60,000 square feet of sport, recreational and multi-use space to the Dakota Community Centre campus.

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Fewer Kids in Care: Manitoba Government Looking to Reform Child-Welfare System

Fewer Kids in Care: Manitoba Government Looking to Reform Child-Welfare System

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Children's Hands

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba government is promising to reduce the fast-rising and overwhelmingly Indigenous number of kids in provincial care and to help families reunite sooner.

Families Minister Scott Fielding announced a package of measures Thursday aimed at addressing criticism raised by many First Nations leaders and by a 2013 public inquiry report that said the child-welfare system needs an overhaul.

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