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‘It’s Pretty Embarrassing:’ Winnipeg Aims to Put Less Poop in River

‘It’s Pretty Embarrassing:’ Winnipeg Aims to Put Less Poop in River

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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

WINNIPEG — Canoeist David Danyluk doesn’t live far from Winnipeg’s Assiniboine River but he tends to spend more time paddling further afield.

That’s because he doesn’t want to risk gliding through the sewage that regularly makes its way into Winnipeg’s river system.

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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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Man Presumed Drowned After Boat Capsizes on Red River

Man Presumed Drowned After Boat Capsizes on Red River

Winnipeg Police CrestWINNIPEG — A 24-year-old man has been charged with impaired driving after a boat capsized on the Red River late Friday.

Police say the watercraft was in the area of the Chief Peguis Trail Bridge at around 11:15 p.m. when it went under. Three men on board were able to make it to shore safely, while one was unaccounted for.

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Lifesaving Society Warns of Dangers Surrounding Cold, Open Water

Lifesaving Society Warns of Dangers Surrounding Cold, Open Water

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The Canadian Safe Boating Council and the Lifesaving Society is warning the public to stay away from waterways this time of year. (CSBC.CA)

WINNIPEG — Warmer spring weather and the temptation to venture near open water has prompted a seasonal warning for Manitobans.

The Canadian Safe Boating Council and the Lifesaving Society says despite the time of year, the immersion into cold water can be a serious danger.

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