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Manitoba sets carbon tax at $25 a tonne as Trudeau warns feds will impose price

October 30, 2017 by Steve Lambert - THE CANADIAN PRESS

WINNIPEG – The federal and Manitoba governments moved closer to a clash over carbon pricing Friday, as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his government will impose a carbon tax in Manitoba if need be. “There will be a federal backstop

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Elevated wildfire danger levels continue in Manitoba

September 1, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Hot, dry and windy conditions continue in Manitoba, resulting in elevated wildfire danger levels in many areas of the province, Manitoba Sustainable Development and the Office of the Fire Commissioner said in a media bulletin issued on Friday. To date,

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Fires spark evacuation order for three northern Manitoba First Nations

August 30, 2017 by The Canadian Press (CPSTF)

WASAGAMACK, Man. – Forest fires are prompting the evacuation of some 3,700 people from three First Nation communities in northern Manitoba. The fires are closest to the Wasagamack First Nation, some 600 kilometres north of Winnipeg, and all 2,000 residents

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25% of monitored vehicles during speed awareness campaign exceeded posted speed limit: MPI

June 30, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

One-quarter of monitored vehicles during a recent speed awareness campaign in Manitoba were exceeding the posted speed limit, Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) reported earlier this week. Findings from the campaign, which ran from May 1-6, revealed that 25% of the

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Rising ice, flood waters force Manitobans from homes: Canadian Red Cross

April 17, 2017 by The Canadian Press

THE PAS, Man. – Rising ice and flood waters have forced hundreds of people from their homes in Manitoba. Jason Small of the Canadian Red Cross says 107 people from the Opaskwayak Cree Nation are being temporarily housed in hotels

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Flood risk remains moderate to major in western Manitoba, eases in Red River Valley: provincial government

March 27, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

While the risk of overland flooding in Manitoba has been slightly reduced since the provincial government’s outlook in late February, it still remains moderate to major across the province, the provincial infrastructure minister said on Friday. “‎The province’s Hydrologic Forecast

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1 in 10 Manitoba drivers participating in voluntary roadside surveys last fall tested positive for drugs: Manitoba Public Insurance

March 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

One in 10 Manitoba drivers who participated in voluntary roadside surveys conducted last fall tested positive for drugs, according to the recently released survey findings. Manitoba Crown Services Minister Ron Schuler and Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) announced the findings of

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Parts of Manitoba, Saskatchewan hit by blizzard, travel extremely dangerous

March 7, 2017 by The Canadian Press

Snow, high winds and low visibility made travel extremely dangerous in parts of Manitoba and eastern Saskatchewan Tuesday as a blizzard howled through the region for a second day. Manitoba said the Trans-Canada Highway and highways 16, 5 and 45

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Flood risk remains “moderate to major” across Manitoba: infrastructure minister

February 27, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Flood risk across Manitoba remains “moderate to major” across the province, the provincial infrastructure minister said on Monday. Manitoba Infrastructure Minister Blaine Pedersen issued the province’s first 2017 flood outlook on Monday, suggesting that levels of spring flooding will be

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Conditions prompting risk of “moderate to major” overland flooding across Manitoba: infrastructure minister

February 3, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Normal to well-above normal soil moisture and winter precipitation to date, combined with future unfavourable weather conditions, will result in the risk of moderate to major overland flooding across the province of Manitoba, the provincial infrastructure minister said earlier this