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Military planes help thousands of First Nation evacuees flee Manitoba fires – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 31, 2017 By Steve Lambert THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ Many of the 3,700 people fleeing northern Manitoba forest fires were still waiting to fly south on Thursday, more than 24 hours after they left their homes on a journey made complicated by a lack of transportation. “They’re tired. They’re frustrated. There’s […]

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Manitoba Media Bulletin: Fire Bulletin #7

Elevated Wildfire Conditions Continue 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 from Northwest Territories and Minnesota, along with water bombers from Newfoundland and Labrador and Ontario, are supporting Manitoba’s wildfire […]

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Elaborate operation getting exhausted evacuees to safety – Winnipeg Free Press

Exhausted and stressed, hundreds of evaucees forced out by smoke and flames from Manitoba’s boreal forest landed by the planeload in Winnipeg and Brandon Wednesday. By nightfall, the Canadian Red Cross hoped to have about 2,000 of the 3,700 residents from three remote First Nations, located about 600 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg, safe on the […]

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First Nation evacuees spend another ‘frustrating’ night waiting on flights out of forest fire zone – CBC

Nearly 3,000 evacuees from northern Manitoba First Nations wait to be airlifted to southern Manitoba Aug 31, 2017 Hundreds of northern First Nation evacuees spent another night sleeping on an airport floor and in a school gymnasium waiting for flights south as a fire nearly twice the size of Winnipeg rages nearby. Frustrations are mounting […]

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Fire Bulletin #6

August 30, 2017 Dry, Windy Weather Elevated Wildfire Conditions Manitoba Sustainable Development and the Office of the Fire Commissioner advise that hot, dry and windy conditions have elevated the wildfire danger levels in many areas of the province. As of today, there have been more than 497 fires this season.  With many other fires burning […]

by pmnationtalk on August 30, 201734 Views

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Fires spark evacuation order for three northern Manitoba First Nations – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 30, 2017  WASAGAMACK, Man. _ Some 2,000 residents of a remote Manitoba Indigenous community took turns piling into boats in the darkness as they fled a large forest fire that raced toward their homes. They were evacuated in small groups, late into Tuesday night, for a 20-minute boat ride to a nearby […]

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Evacuation order issued for three northern Manitoba First Nations over fire – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 30, 2017  WASAGAMACK, Man. _ The Red Cross is working to carry out the evacuation of three northern Manitoba communities threatened by nearby forest fires. The fire is closest to the Wasagamack First Nation and on Tuesday afternoon the entire community of about 2,000 was ordered out. A spokesman for the Red […]

by ahnationtalk on August 30, 201722 Views

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Public invited to comment on discussion paper DIS-17-01, Framework for Recovery in the Event of a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency

August 25, 2017 – Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is asking the public, Indigenous peoples and stakeholders to comment on discussion paper DIS-17-01, Framework for Recovery in the Event of a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency. DIS-17-01 will be available for consultation for a 120-day period. To review and comment on the document, […]

by pmnationtalk on August 25, 201741 Views

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Manitoba and Interlake Reserves Tribal Council Sign Consultation Agreement

August 24, 2017 Consultation Process Will Inform Decision-making on Project: Clarke The Manitoba government has formally entered into an agreement with the Interlake Reserves Tribal Council (IRTC) that will allow them to consult, engage and discuss innovative ideas for the proposed Lake Manitoba Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels project, Indigenous and Northern Relations Minister Eileen […]

by pmnationtalk on August 24, 2017120 Views

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Full evacuation ordered for Poplar River First Nation – 880 CKLQ

Winnipeg, MB (CKLQ) – A full evacuation has been ordered for the Poplar River First Nation as a wildfire rages on the town’s edge. Last week, 285 people were evacuated due to health concerns over smoke and air quality. Now, 600 people are being told to get out as winds have pushed the fire to […]

by ahnationtalk on August 23, 201735 Views

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