Highway 75 staying open for now, says province

Global NewsFlood-watchers take note:  Highway 75 at Morris will remain open – for now.The province said Thursday that based on updated information on the Red River’s water levels from the U.S., the highway will remain open as long as possible.READ MORE: Manitoba municipality suddenly at high risk for floodingHowever, the highway may require closing north of Morris next week.An earthen ramp is being built at the north side of Morris over the weekend.1/2 Water levels on the Red River have been adjusted based on updated information from U.S. The lanes…

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When a Canada Goose attacks you: Watch for bobbing heads and listen for the hissin’

You’ve probably heard a Canada Goose hissing and honking at you – and if you have, experts say that’s when you’re too close.Every year people get attacked by geese in Winnipeg, said Barret Miller from FortWhyte Alive.“Right now their major thought if they’re female is to make a nest and lay eggs, the male must defend my partner and the nest,” he said.READ MORE: Police warn against ‘fowl’ play after woman attacked by Canada goose on university campusHelen Penner was walking with her grandchildren at FortWhyte and says she’s always…

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Winnipeg’s streets are getting a much-needed spring cleaning

Spring brings warmer weather. It also brings dirty roads and litter-filled parks.With most of the snow now gone, the City of Winnipeg will finally begin its annual spring cleanup. Starting on Monday, most of the city’s transportation infrastructure will be in for a good sweeping. Crews will also go after all the litter and debris in the city’s parks.Story continues below“Our crews will be busy cleaning up sand and debris from more than 7,000 kilometres of streets, 1,600 kilometres of walkways, and over 50 bridges and medians,” said Michael Cantor,…

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Heart attack survivors form new Winnipeg clean-up group

What started out as a roundtable conversation at the Reh-Fit Centre among heart attack survivors turned into a club that’s aiming to make Winnipeg litter-free.Tom Ethans, the executive director of Take Pride Winnipeg, has created the Winnipeg ‘Plalking Club’.READ MORE: City dirtier than last year, says Take Pride Winnipeg“We talked about the fact that a great way to exercise is getting outside, and why not add a little picking up litter, which will give us more calories that we burn off,” Ethans said.Ethans’ friend and fellow heart attack survivor Mel…

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Fight against caribou recovery plan a human rights issue: Sicamous mayor

The fight is ramping up across B.C. to maintain access to the backcountry which could be lost if a plan to save dwindling caribou numbers is enacted.“This is not just our battle,” Sicamous mayor Terry Rysz said in front of council chambers packed with more than 100 people. “This is a concern for all of us.”In the last century, the caribou population in B.C. decreased from 40,000 animals to about 15,000, according to a report published by the B.C. Caribou Recovery Program in 2018.But the Shuswap area mayor isn’t convinced…

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Playful Winnipeg otter makes a return to the wild

Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation says they have released the playful otter that was found on Winnipeg’s streets back into the wild.The river otter was rescued from under a garbage bin near the University of Winnipeg in February.READ MORE: Playful river otter rescued from freezing underneath garbage bin near University of WinnipegThe animal quickly received the name ‘Otty’ by students before being transported to the Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Center.The otter was underweight when it was first taken into the rehab centre, and the facility worked to get the animal healthy.It’s still unknown…

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City dirtier than last year, says Take Pride Winnipeg

If you thought Winnipeg looked worse than usual, now that the spring melt has revealed the accumulated trash and dirt on streets and boulevards, you are right.Winnipeg’s litter situation has become slightly worse over last year, according to Take Pride Winnipeg.Story continues belowThe local clean-up charity organization grades the cleanliness level of the city’s streets each year, and awarded the city an average score of 2.24 out of four – up from 2.17 in April 2018.A one on the scale represents no litter, while a four means extreme litter.READ MORE:…

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Manitoba to sue feds over carbon tax: Pallister

Premier Brian Pallister says his government will launch a legal challenge against the federal government over the imposition of its carbon tax, which started Monday.Pallister told media Wednesday his government’s plan, called the Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan, means the federal government cannot impose their tax when the province already has a viable plan.“Ottawa acknowledged that our plan is the best in Canada,” said Pallister.Story continues belowREAD MORE: Provinces vow to resist after new federal carbon tax takes effect“They stated they would impose their higher – and rising – carbon…

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Carbon tax bumps up gas prices in 4 provinces — will it change consumer behaviour?

Gas prices went up for consumers in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and New Brunswick on Monday as the federal carbon tax kicked in.The tax has drawn heat from across the country, from politicians and Canadians in general, who say it will harm the economy and put too much of a financial burden on consumers.Story continues belowREAD MORE: Federal carbon tax kicks in for Ontario, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and New BrunswickConservative Leader Andrew Scheer has been one of the most vocal opponents, repeatedly calling the move a “tax grab.” On Monday, Scheer spoke…

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Second round of Manitoba campsite reservations begin

The second wave of reservations for Manitoba campgrounds has begun.Thirteen campgrounds are now accepting reservations.The province staggered its campsite reservations this year, saying it would make it easier for campers to book spots at multiple sites.The full list of campgrounds accepting reservations:Winnipeg BeachBetula LakeBig WhiteshellBrereton LakeCaddy LakeFalcon LakeNutimik LakeOpapiskaw LakeOtter FallsWest Hawk LakeWhite lakeThe province accepts bookings online, by phone, or in person in Winnipeg at their office at 200 Sauleauz Cres. from Monday to Friday.Get daily local headlines and alerts

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