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Emergency Officials Warn to Stay Off Waterways as Temperatures Drop

Emergency Officials Warn to Stay Off Waterways as Temperatures Drop

Red River Thin Ice
Exposed water on the Red River across from St. Boniface on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Emergency officials are warning the public to be cautious of thin ice and to stay off waterways.

Polic, firefighters and paramedics say as temperatures drop, ice surfaces are thin and fragile. Falling into ice-cold water can turn deadly in a matter of minutes.

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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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Assiniboine River Crests in Portage la Prairie

Assiniboine River Crests in Portage la Prairie

Portage Spillway
The Portage Spillway, as seen on Sunday, April 2, 2017. (CHRISD.CA FILE)
Flood Update
Lee Spencer, assistant deputy minister of Emergency Measures Organization, and Doug McMahon, assistant deputy minister of water management, provide an update on Manitoba’s flood situation, Friday, April 13, 2017. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — The Assiniboine River crested at Portage la Prairie on Friday.

Manitoba Infrastructure’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre reports flows at an estimated 38,600 cfs. Crews at the Portage Diversion have completed preparations for emergency flows above 25,000 cfs.

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Brandon Ready as Assiniboine River Crests in Coming Days

Brandon Ready as Assiniboine River Crests in Coming Days

1st Street Dike
The aqua dam dike on 1st Street in Brandon to hold back the Assiniboine River, Sunday, April 9, 2017. (EBRANDON.CA)

BRANDON, Man. — Officials in Brandon are as ready as they can be as the rising Assiniboine River is expected to crest in the next 48 hours.

As of Sunday morning, the river was sitting at 1,178.68 feet above sea level at 1st Street. The Assiniboine could peak at approximately 1,180 feet either later today or Monday.

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Assiniboine River Rising as Red River Stabilizes in Southern Manitoba

Assiniboine River Rising as Red River Stabilizes in Southern Manitoba

Assiniboine River - Headingley
The Assiniboine River in Headingley west of Winnipeg on Thursday, April 6, 2017. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — The Assiniboine River is rising in parts of the province, prompting flood watches and warnings in certain areas.

Manitoba Infrastructure’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre says ice has moved out on some rivers but remains in place on others including portions of the lower Assiniboine River and northern Manitoba.

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Floodwater Starts to Subside in Manitoba But Not Out of the Woods Yet: Officials

Floodwater Starts to Subside in Manitoba But Not Out of the Woods Yet: Officials

By The Canadian Press

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

CARMAN, Man. – Some of the floodwater that prompted states of emergencies and evacuations in small Manitoba communities is starting to subside, although officials say the danger is not over yet.

Rising water from the spring melt over the weekend forced dozens of people from the Peguis First Nation along the Fisher River north of Winnipeg.

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Assiniboine River Walk Closed as Water Levels Rise

Assiniboine River Walk Closed as Water Levels Rise

River Walk
The Assiniboine river walk (THE FORKS / FILE)

WINNIPEG — The Assiniboine river walk has been closed from the Osborne Bridge to the Main Street Bridge.

The temporary closure comes as the province advised earlier this week for people to stay off the ice. Barricades have been installed indicating the walkway is closed.

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