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Artists, Students Beautify Ice-Fishing Shacks in Selkirk to Fight Homelessness

Artists, Students Beautify Ice-Fishing Shacks in Selkirk to Fight Homelessness

Mandy van Leeuwen - Art on Ice
Manitoba realism muralist, Mandy van Leeuwen, wanted to flip perspectives on how we see homelessness in Canada with her ice-fishing shack, “Inside-Outside House,” which will be auctioned off during Holiday Alley on Saturday, December 2 for The Homes For All Fund. (HANDOUT)

Six ice-fishing shacks in Selkirk are standing out to drive social change at the hands of a group of students and talented artists.

Art on Ice is igniting the conversation about homelessness in Canada while creating a new community project in the city just north of Winnipeg.

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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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Winnipeg Emergency Responders Put Through ‘Cold Water Boot Camp’

Winnipeg Emergency Responders Put Through ‘Cold Water Boot Camp’

Beyond Cold Water Boot Camp
Emergency personnel take part in Beyond Cold Water Boot Camp at the Winnipeg Rowing Club. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — A two-day exercise has been teaching emergency responders and other officials the effects of cold water on the body.

Beyond Cold Water Boot Camp is a course being led by Dr. Gordon Giesbrecht of the University of Manitoba — better known as “Professor Popsicle.”

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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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Two New Water Rescue Units Hit Winnipeg’s Waterways

Two New Water Rescue Units Hit Winnipeg’s Waterways

WFPS - Water Rescue
The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service shows off its two new water rescue units at St. Vital Park on Saturday, September 30, 2017. (CHRISD.CA)

The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service now has two new water rescue units in its life-saving arsenal.

The units were launched Saturday during a training exercise at St. Vital Park, showing the rapid deployment of the equipment in a scenario where someone should fall into the river.

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Boy Missing After Seen Swimming in Red River: Police

Boy Missing After Seen Swimming in Red River: Police

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police are scouring the Red River nearly two days after a male youth was reported to be swimming in the water.

Witnesses told police the boy entered the river just north of the Redwood Bridge at around 9:10 p.m. on Tuesday. It was reported that the boy swam half way across the river before disappearing.

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Man Injured After Falling into Red River on Lawn Mower

Man Injured After Falling into Red River on Lawn Mower

Selkirk Mower Accident
Emergency crews pull a man from the Red River in Selkirk, Manitoba on Friday, May 26, 2017 after the riding lawn mower he was operating fell down an embankment. (THE SELKIRK RECORD / SUBMITTED)

A 66-year-old Selkirk man is lucky to be alive after falling approximately 35 feet down an embankment into the Red River on Friday.

The man was operating a riding lawn mower at the time when it fell off the edge of his property and into the water.

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