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Blue Bombers Urge Fans to Take Precautions Under Heat Warning

Blue Bombers Urge Fans to Take Precautions Under Heat Warning

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With a lingering heat warning heading into this weekend and temperatures expected to soar above 30°C, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers want fans attending Friday night’s game to take some precautions.

The football club reminds fans to drink plenty of water and other non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated beverages to stay hydrated.

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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

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. (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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Frustration After Emergency Alerts Not Received Before Deadly Manitoba Tornado

Frustration After Emergency Alerts Not Received Before Deadly Manitoba Tornado

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

Manitoba Tornado
Debris is strewn about after a tornado at Margaret Bruce Beach, east of Alonsa, Man., on Friday, Aug.3, 2018. Residents are frustrated that they didn’t receive emergency alerts on their cell phones before a tornado tore through a small Manitoba community on Friday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Facebook-Vanessa Whyte )

ALONSA, Man. – Walking through rubble strewn across a Manitoba field where his grandfather’s body was found, Kelly Brown found comfort in locating his grandmother’s wedding ring.

Jack Furrie, 77, a retired schoolteacher and farmer, was found dead in the Rural Municipality of Alonsa on Friday night after a twister tore through the community and obliterated homes and cabins.

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Meteorologist Says Manitoba Tornado Had Destructive Power Similar to Edmonton’s

Meteorologist Says Manitoba Tornado Had Destructive Power Similar to Edmonton’s

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. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Facebook-Vanessa Whyte)

ALONSA, Man. – An Environment and Climate Change Canada meteorologist says a tornado that killed a man in Manitoba may have had similar destructive power as the deadly twister that struck Edmonton more than 30 years ago.

Natalie Hasell, a warning preparedness meteorologist with the agency, said the twister that hit the area around Alonsa on Friday night reached an EF4 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. The scale measures storms on the level of destruction that investigators note, and an EF4 means winds speeds are believed to have reached between 270 and 310 kilometres per hour.

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More Details Emerge About Deadly Manitoba Tornado’s Destructive Path

More Details Emerge About Deadly Manitoba Tornado’s Destructive Path

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. – More details are emerging about a tornado that carved a destructive path through the rural community of Alonsa, Man., on Friday night, leaving one person dead and injuring two others.

An RCMP spokesman said a 77-year-old man was found dead outside his smashed home in the community about 165 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg, while a spokesman for Environment Canada said an elderly couple was admitted to hospital after a wall in their home just east of Alonsa fell on them.

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Conservation Group Urges Canadians Not to Spread Invasive Species

Conservation Group Urges Canadians Not to Spread Invasive Species

By The Canadian Press

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Jeff Rider of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation prepares to cut down an ash tree to check for signs of emerald ash borer infestation in Rhinebeck, N.Y., on April 12, 2012. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Mike Groll)

TORONTO – As many Canadians head out to enjoy nature this summer, a conservation group is encouraging them not to take invasive species with them.

The Nature Conservancy of Canada says activities such as camping, hiking, biking, fishing, boating, horseback riding and driving ATVs can unintentionally spread invasive species into rivers, streams and forests.

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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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