WINNIPEG — The cooler temperatures and lack of recent precipitation have eased the flood threat along the Red River in Manitoba.
The province is now predicting river levels to be equal or slightly lower than 2011 flood level. The previous forecast, as recent as late last month, had forecasters calling for water levels at or slightly higher than those seen in 2009.
WINNIPEG — Manitoba flood forecasters are praising Mother Nature after dry weather and a slow melt have so far eased the province’s flood risk, but the threat of flooding in the Red River Valley and elsewhere still remains.
Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler says flooding is expected to be at or “marginally above” 2009 levels with normal to unfavourable weather conditions.
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.