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Fire Bulletin #10 – Government of MB

September 08, 2017 Fire Suppression Holding Steady on Northern Fires Manitoba Sustainable Development and the Office of the Fire Commissioner advise that hot, dry and windy conditions continue, resulting in elevated wildfire danger levels in many areas of the province.  Fire crews and water bombers from Ontario continue to support Manitoba’s wildfire suppression efforts and […]

by pmnationtalk on September 8, 201739 Views

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BR Mba Forest Fire – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Sep 8, 2017  WINNIPEG – Indigenous leaders are calling on the Manitoba government to declare a state of emergency and free up more hotel rooms for people who have fled northern forest fires. Chief Dino Flett of Garden Hill First Nation says evacuees who are sleeping in rows of cots […]

by ahnationtalk on September 8, 201732 Views

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BR Mba Forest Fire – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Sep 7, 2017 WINNIPEG – The leader of a northern Manitoba First Nation says an evacuation to escape a forest fire was a harrowing experience made harder by the lack of proper infrastructure and a quick way out. Wasagamack (wah-SAG’-ah-mack) Chief Alex McDougall says they were literally running for their […]

by ahnationtalk on September 7, 201727 Views

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Running for our lives’: Manitoba First Nations chief describes fire evacuation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 6, 2017  By Steve Lambert THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ The leader of a northern Manitoba First Nation says an evacuation to escape a forest fire was a harrowing experience made harder by the lack of proper infrastructure and a quick way out. “Before we knew it, we had this huge fire […]

by ahnationtalk on September 7, 201724 Views

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Manitoba evacuees have suffered due to lack of support, infrastructure: Chief – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 6, 2017  WINNIPEG _ The Canadian Red Cross is shutting down one of two emergency shelters for Manitoba forest fire evacuees. The agency says more hotel rooms in Winnipeg are available, so the large shelter at the Winnipeg Convention Centre that was opened a week ago is to close Thursday. The remaining […]

by ahnationtalk on September 6, 201732 Views

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Forest fire evacuees from Poplar River First Nation head home – CBC

Small local airport means it will take until Thursday for the estimated 750 evacuees to make the trip Sep 05, 2017 Hundreds of people who escaped wildfires in northern Manitoba near Poplar River First Nation begin their journey home Tuesday. About 750 people were forced from their homes beginning Aug. 11 after lightning ignited a […]

by ahnationtalk on September 5, 201739 Views

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Second shelter set up in Winnipeg as wildfire evacuees worry about home – APTN

September 1, 2017 Approximately a dozen city of Winnipeg workers spent Friday morning setting up cots and laying down flooring at a Winnipeg soccer complex in preparation for nearly 700 evacuees from Manitoba’s Island Lake region. The Canadian Red Cross announced Thursday evening a second emergency evacuation centre was being set up to accommodate thousands […]

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 201731 Views

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Lynn Lake Gold Project – Public Comments Invited

From Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency September 1, 2017 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has commenced a federal environmental assessment for the proposed Lynn Lake Gold Project, located in northwestern Manitoba. The Agency invites the public and Indigenous groups to comment on which aspects of the environment may be […]

by ahnationtalk on September 1, 201759 Views

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Second emergency shelter opening in Winnipeg for wildfire evacuees – Global News

September 1, 2017 Another emergency shelter is opening in Winnipeg Friday to house wildfire evacuees from Northeastern Manitoba. The Winnipeg Soccer North indoor complex will be able to hold up to 900 evacuees, according to the Canadian Red Cross. More than 3,700 people from three neighbouring communities are being flown to Winnipeg and Brandon. The […]

by ahnationtalk on September 1, 201743 Views

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In pictures: Manitoba First Nation wildfire evacuations – CBC

Wasagamack, Garden Hill, St. Theresa Point First Nations evacuated in hellish conditions Sep 01, 2017 An estimated 3,700 people were forced to leave three Manitoba First Nations this week due to a forest fire that has since covered a wooded area about half the size of Winnipeg. ‘We didn’t bring anything’: Manitoba forest fire evacuees arrive in Brandon […]

by ahnationtalk on September 1, 201747 Views

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