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Gender-Neutral Washrooms in Grand Beach Part of $10M in Upgrades to Parks

Gender-Neutral Washrooms in Grand Beach Part of $10M in Upgrades to Parks

Grand Beach Washrooms
New gender-neutral washrooms and showers have been installed in the Grand Beach campground. (@MIN_SQUIRES / TWITTER)

The Manitoba government is spending nearly $10 million on provincial park improvements, including gender-neutral showers and washrooms at the Grand Beach campground.

“Our provincial parks are popular travel destinations, and we want to ensure Manitoba families and visitors enjoy their experience for many generations to come,” said Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires.

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Two Children Drown at Grand Beach Over Long Weekend

Two Children Drown at Grand Beach Over Long Weekend

Grand Beach Drowning
A STARS air ambulance attends Grand Beach where two children drowned on Monday, August 1, 2016. (@GRANDMARAISMB / TWITTER)

Two children drowned Monday evening while swimming at Grand Beach on Lake Winnipeg.

STARS air ambulance responded to a call to the popular summer destination at around 8 p.m.

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Three Manitoba Beaches on ‘Blue Flag’ List

Three Manitoba Beaches on ‘Blue Flag’ List

Gimli Beach on Lake Winnipeg (CHRISD.CA FILE)
Gimli Beach on Lake Winnipeg (CHRISD.CA FILE)

With balmy temperatures in the forecast this coming long weekend, Manitobans may be hitting the beaches earlier than normal.

Three Manitoba beach destinations are now among 26 beaches and seven marinas in Canada to be awarded the Blue Flag this year — a world-renowned eco-certification. Each beach and marina receiving the designation must meet high international standards in water quality, environmental management, environmental education, and safety and services.

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RCMP Warn of Handgun Replica Phone Cases

RCMP Warn of Handgun Replica Phone Cases

Handgun Replica Phone Case
A handgun replica phone case like this one was spotted at Grand Beach over the weekend, prompting a heavy police response. (RCMP HANDOUT)

A scary incident for some beachgoers last weekend turned out to be a false alarm, but RCMP responded accordingly.

Officers were called to Grand Beach on Sunday just after 2 p.m. about a man seen with what appeared to be a handgun tucked into the waistband of his shorts.

Officers from the Selkirk detachment responded with tactical gear, including rifles and Tasers.

The 34-year-old Winnipeg man was questioned about the device, which turned out to be a handgun replica cell phone case.

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Manitoba Hydro to Cut Power to Grand Beach Area

Manitoba HydroCottagers in and around the Grand Beach area will be without power next Friday, October 24.

Manitoba Hydro has planned an interruption to electrical service between 8 a.m. and noon, affecting approximately 2,800 customers. The area under the planned outage stretches from Beaconia Beach north to Belair.

Crews will be trimming and removing trees along the sub-transmission line supplying electricity to the area.

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