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Red River Floodway Gates Lowered as Water Levels Subside

Red River Floodway Gates Lowered as Water Levels Subside

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

WINNIPEG — The gates of the Red River Floodway have been lowered after river levels have decreased in recent days.

The province raised the gates October 9 amid an abundance of unseasonal precipitation fell in Southern Manitoba. It was the first time in history the Floodway was activated so late in the season.

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Snow-Battered Manitoba Issues High-Water, Flooding Advisory as Cleanup Continues

Snow-Battered Manitoba Issues High-Water, Flooding Advisory as Cleanup Continues

By The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Storm
An early winter storm with heavy wet snow caused fallen trees, many on cars, and power lines in Winnipeg early Friday morning, October 11, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Some areas of Manitoba are watching rivers and lakes closely as the province warns rain could bring high water — or even flooding — after a devastating snowstorm more than a week ago.

Rain forecast for southeastern Manitoba on Monday meant a possibility of overland flooding in some areas.

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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

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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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Winnipeg Streets Flooded After Severe Thunderstorms

Winnipeg Streets Flooded After Severe Thunderstorms

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A truck drives down a submerged Chevrier Boulevard, causing waves to overtake the hood of a stalled car on Friday. (CHRISD.CA)

Winnipeg streets were waterlogged Friday after a torrential downpour paired with thunder and lightning.

The deluge caused many streets to remain unpassable and forced motorists to try their luck at making it through in their vehicles.

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Flooding Forces Residents from Portage Avenue Apartment

Flooding Forces Residents from Portage Avenue Apartment

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(FILE)

Thirty people were forced from an apartment on Portage Avenue Sunday morning due to severe flooding.

Firefighters were called to the 1000 block just after 5:30 a.m., but were unable to shut off water to the building. Staff from the city’s Water and Waste Department were also called in, and later requested help from Manitoba Hydro as the water level was threatening an electrical supply.

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Who Should Bear the Financial Risk of Flooding? Report Lays Out Three Options

Who Should Bear the Financial Risk of Flooding? Report Lays Out Three Options

By The Canadian Press

Quebec Flooding
Water rushes through the Carillon Hydro electric dam Thursday, April 25, 2019 in Carillon, Quebec. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

OTTAWA — A new report co-authored by the government and the insurance industry says Canada can do a better job of protecting homeowners from the escalating financial risks of flooding.

The report, produced by a national working group co-chaired by the Insurance Bureau of Canada and Public Safety Canada, says the worsening threat means the country has to change how it covers the resulting cost of such disasters.

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Flooding in Four Provinces Prompts States of Emergency, Evacuations

Flooding in Four Provinces Prompts States of Emergency, Evacuations

By Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press

Quebec Flooding
Water rushes through the Carillon Hydro electric dam Thursday, April 25, 2019 in Carillon, Quebec. Authorities have issued an evacuation alert further up river warning that the Belle Chutes dam is at risk of failing. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

OTTAWA — Two of Canada’s biggest cities have declared states of emergency and three provinces have asked for federal help to fight rising flood waters as Mother Nature’s wet wrath of spring marches across central Canada and the Atlantic.

Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante said Friday after afternoon that her city had felt it had matters under control until a rainstorm dumping as much as 60 mm of rain on already flooded regions moved in.

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