Farmers furious over breach plans

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE — What was supposed to be a quiet July weekend for hundreds of people in the Assiniboine Valley was instead the start of a massive effort to protect up to 350 homes from unprecedented summer flooding. Saturday afternoon, 300 soldiers from CFB Shilo rolled into Portage la… […]

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Battle against the bugs gets underway

It may be the beginning of the end for Winnipeg’s bloody battle with mosquitoes. The city began fogging for adult nuisance mosquitoes around 9:30 p.m. Saturday and will continue until 6:30 a.m. today in the southwest quadrant of the city. Trap counts in southwest Winnipeg were substantially Read More

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Volunteers needed for sandbagging efforts

If you have some spare time this weekend, consider helping out with sandbagging in flood affected areas like St. Francis Xavier. The rural municipality 20 minutes west of Winnipeg asked for sandbagging volunteers this morning as the water levels on the Assiniboine River are quickly rising and Read More

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Warm weather for Winnipeg this morning

It’s going to be a scorcher out there (finally). Environment Canada is forecasting a high of 30 C today with 20 km/h winds headed northwest and skies clearing this morning. The UV index is 9 or very high, so slap on some sunscreen before heading outdoors. Tonight there’s a 60 […]

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