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Winnipeg Airport Sets Passenger Record for Summer Air Travel

Winnipeg Airport Sets Passenger Record for Summer Air Travel

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Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport (THEHUBWINNIPEG.COM)

Summer travel set a new passenger record at Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport.

Winnipeg Airports Authority says 895,381 passengers made their way through the air terminal in July and August — up from 863,942 in 2017.

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Six New Cases of West Nile Virus Confirmed in Manitoba

Six New Cases of West Nile Virus Confirmed in Manitoba

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(THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Lynne Sladky)

WINNIPEG — Six more human cases of West Nile virus have been reported in Manitoba, bringing the total this season to seven.

The province says three of the cases are in the Interlake-Eastern region, two in the Prairie Mountain region and one in Winnipeg. The first case, reported earlier this month, was confirmed in the Southern Health region.

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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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MPI Estimators in Alonsa, Toll-Free Claims Line Established After F4 Tornado

MPI Estimators in Alonsa, Toll-Free Claims Line Established After F4 Tornado

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An overturned trailer is shown after a tornado at Margaret Bruce Beach, east of Alonsa, Man., on Friday, Aug.3, 2018. A tornado that touched down west of Lake Manitoba on Friday night tore at least one home off its foundation, a spokesman for Environment Canada said. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Facebook-Vanessa Whyte)

Manitoba Public Insurance has vehicle damage estimators in Alonsa after an F4 tornado ravaged the community and beach area on August 3.

The tornado claimed the life of a 77-year-old man when it ripped through last Friday evening.

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Man Dead Following Tornado That Ripped Through Manitoba Community Friday

Man Dead Following Tornado That Ripped Through Manitoba Community Friday

By The Canadian Press

Manitoba Tornado
An overturned trailer is shown after a tornado at Margaret Bruce Beach, east of Alonsa, Man., on Friday, Aug.3, 2018. A tornado that touched down west of Lake Manitoba on Friday night tore at least one home off its foundation, a spokesman for Environment Canada said Saturday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Facebook-Vanessa Whyte)

ALONSA, Man. – A man has died after a tornado touched down west of Lake Manitoba on Friday night and tore at least one home off its foundation, officials said Saturday.

An RCMP spokesman said the 77-year-old man was found dead outside what remained of his wrecked home in Alonsa, Man., about 165 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg.

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First Seasonal Human Case of West Nile Virus in Manitoba

First Seasonal Human Case of West Nile Virus in Manitoba

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(THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Sean McCann)

WINNIPEG — The first human case of West Nile Virus of the year has been identified in Manitoba.

The province says the child, who is under 10, lives in the Southern Health region and was hospitalized after experiencing neurological symptoms. The child was likely exposed to the virus in early July.

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