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Despite Heavy Snowfall, Red River is Not Expected to Flood in Manitoba

Despite Heavy Snowfall, Red River is Not Expected to Flood in Manitoba

By The Canadian Press

Red River Floodway
The Red River Floodway gates south of Winnipeg are shown on Friday, October 11, 2019. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — Despite the big snowstorm that hit southern Manitoba last week, the Red River and its tributaries are not expected to flood over their banks in the coming days.

The Manitoba government says the Red is expected to peak between Oct. 20 and 23 as snow melts and the runoff enters streams and rivers.

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Province Considering Activating Red River Floodway

Province Considering Activating Red River Floodway

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The Red River Floodway gates as shown on Friday, March 31, 2017. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — Activating the Red River Floodway usually happens in the spring, but the province is warning it may have to operate it beginning Wednesday evening.

Southern Manitoba has been hit recently with an abundance of unseasonal precipitation, paired with more rain and snow in the forecast for this weekend.

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Manitoba Government Considers Selling Its Flood-Fighting Ice-Breaking Machines

Manitoba Government Considers Selling Its Flood-Fighting Ice-Breaking Machines

By The Canadian Press

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An Amphibex icebreaker operates on the Red River north of Selkirk on Tuesday, February 17, 2015. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is considering selling off its Amphibex ice-breaking machines that help prevent ice jams and floods on the Red River north of Winnipeg.

The province owns three of the machines and has them run by a corporation set up by three municipalities, under a contract that costs more than $1 million a year.

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‘Nothing Has Changed:’ Tina Fontaine’s Body Pulled from River Five Years Ago

‘Nothing Has Changed:’ Tina Fontaine’s Body Pulled from River Five Years Ago

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

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Copies of a special report on the death of fifteen-year-old Tina Fontaine released by Daphne Penrose, the Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth, are pictured at a release event at the Sagkeeng Mino Pimatiziwin Family Treatment Centre on the Sagkeeng First Nation, Man., Tuesday, March 12, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — It was quiet on the summer day when Cora Morgan and her cousin stood on the waterfront and performed a smudging ceremony for a young Indigenous girl pulled out of the Red River in Winnipeg not long before.

The First Nations family advocate remembers a makeshift memorial with flowers for 15-year-old Tina Fontaine had already started growing.

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Highway 59 Bridge Spanning Floodway Set for Replacement

Highway 59 Bridge Spanning Floodway Set for Replacement

Highway 59 Floodway Bridge
The bridge that crosses the Red River Floodway along Highway 59 is slated for replacement. (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

The bridge that crosses the Red River Floodway on Highway 59 is receiving a major overhaul.

The Manitoba government says work is already underway to construct a new bridge on the roadway, which leads to Birds Hill Provincial Park, Grand Beach and other destinations north of Winnipeg.

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