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Thin Ice Prompts Warning from Winnipeg Emergency Officials

Thin Ice Prompts Warning from Winnipeg Emergency Officials

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Thin ice has prompted a warning from emergency officials to stay off waterways. (UMANITOBA.CA)

WINNIPEG — Ice beginning to form on waterways has prompted a warning from emergency officials to stay clear of drainage ditches, culverts, streams, creeks, retention ponds and rivers.

The city says ice surfaces are thin and fragile, and falling into ice-cold water can be deadly.

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Surface Cracks Close One Lane of South Perimeter Bridge

Surface Cracks Close One Lane of South Perimeter Bridge

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One westbound lane over the Red River Bridge along the South Perimeter Highway is closed. (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

WINNIPEG — Surface cracks in the bridge deck concrete has forced the province to close one lane on the Red River Bridge along the South Perimeter Highway.

Manitoba Infrastructure says the westbound curb lane next to the sidewalk is closed for inspection.

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Winning Warming Hut Designs Unveiled as Competition Turns 10

Winning Warming Hut Designs Unveiled as Competition Turns 10

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Hoverbox is a large white box that hovers over the ice. The visitor enters a labyrinth turned upside down by way of one of the two narrow openings leading inward. Corridors snake through the body of the building and end at benches. (THE FORKS / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — It’s been 10 years since The Forks first placed warming huts on the Red and Assiniboine rivers as part of an international design competition.

For 2019, the unique structures are just as eye-catching and creative as ever before. Winners for Warming Huts v.2019 were unveiled Friday and chosen from a stack of 219 submissions.

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Dry Summer Means Lower Water Levels on Red, Assiniboine Rivers

Dry Summer Means Lower Water Levels on Red, Assiniboine Rivers

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Trees lean over the Assiniboine River in Winnipeg on Oct. 14, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve Lambert)

WINNIPEG — Dry weather this summer has put water levels along the Red River below normal summer operational levels.

Public Services and Procurement Canada says the levels are most impacted between St. Andrews Lock and Dam and the city of Winnipeg, including the Assiniboine River.

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Lifesaving Society, Manitoba Police Making Waves with ‘Operation Dry Water’

Lifesaving Society, Manitoba Police Making Waves with ‘Operation Dry Water’

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RCMP check three people on a jet ski on the Red River while members of the Winnipeg police look on, Monday, July 30, 2018. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — With the August long weekend just around the corner, police in Manitoba, the Canadian Safe Boating Council and Lifesaving Society are launching the sixth annual Operation Dry Water initiative.

The campaign is a reminder of the risks associated with drinking and boating, which accounts for 64 percent of all boating-related fatalities in Manitoba. Nationally, the statistic is 40 percent.

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Splash Dash Tours Launches for the Season at The Forks

Splash Dash Tours Launches for the Season at The Forks

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Splash Dash Tours is now operating for the season from The Forks. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Seasonal adventurists can now splash down the Red and Assiniboine rivers with the launch of Splash Dash Tours for the season.

If you aren’t heading to a lake anywhere this weekend, a cruise down Winnipeg’s rivers may be the next best thing.

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Body of Missing Woman Recovered from Red River

Body of Missing Woman Recovered from Red River

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April Carpenter, 23, was reported missing after last being seen April 26. Police recovered her body from the Red River on Wednesday. (WPS / HANDOUT)

Winnipeg police say they have recovered the body of a woman from the Red River.

Officers responded to the river bank in the 600 block of Kildonan Drive on Wednesday afternoon.

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