Tag Archives: Spring

Winnipeg Begins Spraying for Tree Pest Caterpillars

Winnipeg Begins Spraying for Tree Pest Caterpillars

By Sarah Klein

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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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Winnipeg’s Giveaway Weekend is May 12-13

Winnipeg’s Giveaway Weekend is May 12-13

WINNIPEG — It’s the weekend to rid your house of unwanted items and tidy up for spring.

Winnipeg’s spring giveaway weekend is May 12-13, where residents can place items they no longer want on the curb and label them with a “free” sign.

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Winnipeg Fire Crews Respond to Several More Wild Fires

Winnipeg Fire Crews Respond to Several More Wild Fires

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(UFFW 867 / FILE)

Winnipeg firefighters have responded to 55 grass and brush fires this year and there doesn’t appear to be an end in sight.

Crews tended to five more significant wildfires on Tuesday on Waverley Street, Huddersfield Place, Laxdal Road, Balgona Road, and Provencher Boulevard.

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Wildfires Trigger More Manitoba Travel Restrictions

Wildfires Trigger More Manitoba Travel Restrictions

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A large grass fire burns near Dugald Road just east of Lagimodiere Boulevard on Sunday, April 29, 2018. (@UFFW867)

More travel restrictions have been put into place across Manitoba as dry and windy conditions continue throughout the province and pose a fire risk.

Manitoba Sustainable Development has also cancelled burning permits for the western, eastern and central regions of Manitoba.

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Wildfires Ignite in Southeast Manitoba, Travel Restrictions in Place

Wildfires Ignite in Southeast Manitoba, Travel Restrictions in Place

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Firefighters battle a grass fire in Winnipeg on Sunday, April 29, 2018. (@UFFW867 / TWITTER)

WINNIPEG — It was a busy weekend for firefighters in Manitoba as crews battled several wildfires that were sparked in extremely dry and windy conditions.

On Sunday, about 70 firefighters responded to a blaze near Dugald Road and Lagimodiere Boulevard that took over two hours to fully extinguish.

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Winnipeg Begins Mosquito Larviciding Program

Winnipeg Begins Mosquito Larviciding Program

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A City of Winnipeg larviciding helicopter prepares to take off from the Grey Street heliport on Friday, April 27, 2018. (CHRISD.CA)

Winnipeg’s insect control helicopters are in the skies as part of the seasonal mosquito larviciding program.

Staff have already begun treating standing water, targeting mosquito larvae in the aquatic stage before they emerge as adults.

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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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