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Winnipeg to Begin Spring Cleanup of City Streets on Monday

Winnipeg to Begin Spring Cleanup of City Streets on Monday

Street Sweeper
(Street sweeper image via Shutterstock)

A city-wide spring cleanup will begin in Winnipeg on Monday night.

Public Works crews will be out beginning at 10 p.m. to clean streets and back lanes over the next five to six weeks.

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City Warns Winnipeggers to Stay Off the Ice

City Warns Winnipeggers to Stay Off the Ice

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

Rising spring temperatures, melting snow and deteriorating ice conditions has Winnipeg first responders urging people to stay away from waterways.

The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service says ice surfaces are thin and fragile at this time of year, and falling into ice-cold water can be deadly.

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Manitoba Forecasts Major Flooding in Red River Valley

Manitoba Forecasts Major Flooding in Red River Valley

Westbourne Flooding
A water-logged ditch and culverts on Highway 16 just west of Westbourne, Manitoba on Sunday, April 2, 2017. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba is in for a soggy spring as the province predicts major flooding this year along several waterways, including the always weary Red River.

Officials released the first spring flood outlook Thursday, indicating that water levels could reach 2011 levels.

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Wiarton Willie Predicts Early Spring; Shubenacadie Sam Says There’s More Winter to Come

Wiarton Willie Predicts Early Spring; Shubenacadie Sam Says There’s More Winter to Come

By The Canadian Press

Shubenacadie Sam Groundhog
Shubenacadie Sam looks around after emerging from his burrow at the wildlife park in Shubenacadie, N.S. on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. Sam saw his shadow and predicts six more weeks of winter. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

There’s conflicting predictions from Canada’s two most famous forecasting groundhogs, with Wiarton Willie heralding an early spring while Shubenacadie Sam claims there will be six more weeks of winter.

The mayor of the Town of South Bruce Peninsula, which includes the community of Wiarton, announced Willie’s prediction on stage with Premier Doug Ford on Saturday morning.

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Winnipeg Begins Spraying for Tree Pest Caterpillars

Winnipeg Begins Spraying for Tree Pest Caterpillars

By Sarah Klein

Caterpillar

WINNIPEG — The city’s insect control branch has started its tree pest caterpillar control program for the season.

The program will also target elm spanworm, and the spring and fall cankerworm species using Bacillus thuringiensis subspecies kurstaki (BTK). The high-pressure tree sprayers come in the form of an organic and biological agent meant to stop feeding and kill off the caterpillars within two to three days of ingesting the substance.

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