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Manitoba RM Declares State of Emergency as Flood Waters Rise

Manitoba RM Declares State of Emergency as Flood Waters Rise

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(Flood area sign via Shutterstock)

The Rural Municipality of Montcalm declared a local state of emergency Monday as water levels rose to overtake a section of road.

The province says mandatory evacuations for a number of residences are taking place as a precaution due to access issues.

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VIDEO: Red River Floodway Gates Activated

VIDEO: Red River Floodway Gates Activated

Red River Floodway
The viewing looking south from the deck of the Red River Floodway bridge on Sunday, April 14, 2019. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — The province activated the Red River Floodway gates on Sunday afternoon.

Officials said the measure isn’t expected to raise upstream water levels as it is an initial gate operation. Further movement of the gates will occur at 7 p.m.

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Manitoba Flood Threat Downgraded as Favourable Weather Lingers

Manitoba Flood Threat Downgraded as Favourable Weather Lingers

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A house just north of Morris, Man. is isolated by floodwater on Tuesday, April 14, 2009. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

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.

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Winnipeg Identifies 123 Properties at Risk for Potential Flooding

Winnipeg Identifies 123 Properties at Risk for Potential Flooding

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Sandbags are available for residents at three city locations, including this one at 1220 Pacific Avenue. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

The City of Winnipeg says 123 properties may be at risk of river flooding this season, requiring homeowners to build sandbag dikes, if needed.

The province’s latest flood outlook, released on Wednesday, predicts river levels at or slightly above 2009 flood levels on the Red River.

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Manitoba Flood Could Reach or Surpass 2009 Water Levels

Manitoba Flood Could Reach or Surpass 2009 Water Levels

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.

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City Warns Winnipeggers to Stay Off the Ice

City Warns Winnipeggers to Stay Off the Ice

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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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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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