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Flood Bulletin #6

April 03, 2017 Manitoba Infrastructure’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre reports overland flooding continues across much of southern Manitoba, often due to ice in the drainage network. Ice Jams and Overland Flooding Ice jam-related flooding continues on some major rivers and smaller tributaries.  It can occur when the run-off begins before the river ice melts and is […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 201727 Views

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Over 80 homes evacuated on Manitoba First Nation due to flooding on ice clogged river – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 2, 2017  PEGUIS, Man. _ Flooding caused by ice jams on the Fisher River have forced the evacuation of over 80 homes on a Manitoba First Nation, the community’s chief says. Glenn Hudson of the Peguis First Nation says floodwater reached some of the homes, while others were evacuated because water had […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201721 Views

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Tourism versus environment: Development in Rocky Mountain national parks – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 29, 2017 10:50 Parks Canada is proposing an $86-million bike trail in Jasper National Park that would run from the Jasper townsite to the Columbia Icefields. The agency says it’s an opportunity to expand visitor experiences and bring new people to the parks. Environmental groups call it another chip off the park’s environmental […]

by pmnationtalk on March 29, 201714 Views

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National environmental group calls Manitoba climate policy survey ‘useless’ – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 29, 2017  WINNIPEG _ A national environmental group says a Manitoba government survey on climate-change policy is a waste of money because it can be done by the same person over and over again. The Wilderness Committee says the online survey _ which ends Friday _ has no restriction on people from […]

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 201713 Views

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Province Unveils Forest Invasive Species Campaign

March 27, 2017 Protect Manitoba Trees, Don’t Move Firewood: Cox The Manitoba government continues to reach out to the public and encourage them to help protect the environment with the launch of a new forest invasive species awareness campaign, Sustainable Development Minister Cathy Cox announced today. “Our environment is under threat from invasive species, whether […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201717 Views

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Province Issues March Flood Outlook for 2017

March 24, 2017 Flood Risk Remains Moderate to Major in West, Eases in Red River Valley: Pedersen Levels of spring flooding continue to be dependent on future weather conditions, however the risk of overland flooding is slightly reduced since the February outlook while it still remains moderate to major across the province, Infrastructure Minister Blaine […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 201722 Views

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Province Extends Deadline for Climate and Green Plan Survey to March 31

March 17, 2017 After initially launching on March 3, the Manitoba government is extending an online survey on the Manitoba Climate and Green Plan until the end of the month, Sustainable Development Minister Cathy Cox said today. “In this short period of time, we’ve received overwhelming interest with nearly 5,000 responses to date,” said Cox.  […]

by pmnationtalk on March 17, 201721 Views

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Farmer rescues motorists during blizzard – Brandon Sun

On the morning of a blustery blizzard last week, Dave Kroeker bowed his head and asked the Lord if he could be of service to others. Hours later, the Killarney farmer couldn’t have guessed he’d be called twice to pull stranded travellers off the snow-covered highway just outside… Subhash Goyal, right, was stranded in his […]

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 201723 Views

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Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission invites comments on draft REGDOC-2.13.1, Safeguards and Nuclear Material Accountancy

March 9, 2017, – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is asking the public to provide comments on draft REGDOC-2.13.1, Safeguards and Nuclear Material Accountancy. A request for information (RFI) document, which outlines the regulatory objectives and approach, is also included. The public is asked to provide clear […]

by pmnationtalk on March 9, 201729 Views

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Government of Canada supports project to improve dry-cleaning chemical handling

Seneca College receives $131,519 from federal Environmental Damages Fund February 28, 2017 – Toronto, Ontario – Environment and Climate Change Canada Canadians place a high value on the environment and on healthy communities. That is why our government works with community groups, academia, industry, provinces, territories, municipalities, and Indigenous Peoples on initiatives that safeguard the […]

by pmnationtalk on February 28, 201736 Views

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