Farms again threatened with ruin

POPLAR POINT — In 2011, Willy Foth almost saw his farm flash-flood before his eyes. His multimillion-dollar mixed farm about eight kilometres east of Poplar Point was at the mercy of the swelling Assiniboine River. The dikes around his property were threatened by ice floes and rising water. In… Read […]

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Peak in Brandon expected today

BRANDON — The Assiniboine River is expected to peak as early as noon today — a week earlier than originally thought. The city is now bracing for the river to reach or surpass 2011 flood levels. “It’s happening a lot faster than we ever thought, but we’re ready,” said Mayor […]

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Katz always proves to be the king of denial

We all get through life by using a little healthy helping of denial. It’s just part of being human. So it was that last year a book emerged that plumbed the intellectual depths of the subject: Denial: Self-Deception, False Beliefs, and the Origins of the Human Mind, basically presented the […]

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Election goodies out: Steeves

WINNIPEG mayoral candidate Gord Steeves vowed Friday to prevent elected officials from announcing infrastructure goodies in future election years. On Friday, the lawyer and former city councillor promised to freeze spending on infrastructure projects that are not already vetted by city Read More

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Garson grow op cut down

Mounties have busted a grow-op in Garson, seizing 100 marijuana plants from a home and arresting a 37-year-old woman. Const. Shannon Neff said RCMP from the Oakbank and Beausejour detachments, along with the Winnipeg Federal Serious and Organized Crime Unit, conducted the search Read More

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Thunderstorm warnings in southern Manitoba

Environment Canada has issued severe thunderstorm warnings for two areas in southern Manitoba, including the rural municipalities of De Salaberry, Franklin, Montcalm, Morris and Rhineland. The agency is tracking thunderstorms that may produce nickel sized hail and torrential downpours. Large Read More

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City to start mosquito fogging Saturday night

Adult nuisance mosquito fogging will begin Saturday night. Ken Nawolsky, Winnipeg’s insect control superintendent, announced 24 hours notice today before fogging is expected to begin in the southwest quadrant of the city, where the highest mosquito trap counts have been registering recently. In… Read More

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