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City Warns Winnipeggers to Stay Off the Ice

City Warns Winnipeggers to Stay Off the Ice

Thin Ice Sign
Thin ice has prompted a warning from emergency officials to stay off waterways. (UMANITOBA.CA)

Rising spring temperatures, melting snow and deteriorating ice conditions has Winnipeg first responders urging people to stay away from waterways.

The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service says ice surfaces are thin and fragile at this time of year, and falling into ice-cold water can be deadly.

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Manitoba Upgrades Flood Risk After U.S. Snowstorms

Manitoba Upgrades Flood Risk After U.S. Snowstorms

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(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba flood forecasters are warning the province will now see flooding higher than 2009 levels following a series of late winter storms in the northern United States.

Officials say heavy snow south of the border across the Red River Valley in the last week will have a substantial impact on the region, as water flows north.

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Slain Teen’s Family Hopes Report Ensures Others Don’t Fall Through the Cracks

Slain Teen’s Family Hopes Report Ensures Others Don’t Fall Through the Cracks

By The Canadian Press

Thelma Favel
Thelma Favel, Tina Fontaine’s great-aunt and the woman who raised her, sheds tears during a march the day after the jury delivered a not-guilty verdict in the second-degree murder trial of Raymond Cormier, in Winnipeg, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

SAGKEENG FIRST NATION, Man. — The woman who raised a teenage Indigenous girl whose body was found in the Red River says she hopes a new report from the children’s advocate will ensure a similar tragedy never happens again.

“Whatever happens, nothing will ever bring Tina back, but with this thing coming out I hope it saves other children,” Thelma Favel, the great-aunt of Tina Fontaine, told The Canadian Press.

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Manitoba Forecasts Major Flooding in Red River Valley

Manitoba Forecasts Major Flooding in Red River Valley

Westbourne Flooding
A water-logged ditch and culverts on Highway 16 just west of Westbourne, Manitoba on Sunday, April 2, 2017. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba is in for a soggy spring as the province predicts major flooding this year along several waterways, including the always weary Red River.

Officials released the first spring flood outlook Thursday, indicating that water levels could reach 2011 levels.

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Westbound Perimeter Highway Closing for Repairs Over Red River Bridge

Westbound Perimeter Highway Closing for Repairs Over Red River Bridge

South Perimeter Highway
One westbound lane over the Red River Bridge along the South Perimeter Highway has been closed since November. Both lanes will close for repairs beginning on Sunday. (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

The province is closing the westbound lanes over the Red River Bridge along the south Perimeter Highway to fix surface cracks in the bridge deck concrete.

One westbound lane of the bridge has been closed since November 14 as a safety precaution. Beginning Sunday, December 16, both westbond lanes will be closed until repairs can be completed by January 4, 2019.

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