10:03 a.m., August 4, 2019
This year Manitoba is experiencing the driest first half of the year in over a century. The amount of precipitation that Manitoba has experienced this year is over 60% less than our normal amounts. Now the heat warning was issued for Manitoba and the City of Winnipeg and much of the Red River Valley. Highs near 32 are expected today. Passage of a cold front will bring a return to more seasonal conditions on Monday, with daytime highs in the mid-twenties. O...
4:02 a.m., July 31, 2019
The estimated hike in water-and-sewer tariffs by 4.7% was to increase the average household bill by $61 a year, but the executive police committee decided to postpone it. The City of Winnipeg uses a combined sewer system, which collects rainwater, snowmelt and wastewater from homes and businesses, all in the same pipe. It then takes it to the treatment plan and then releases it into the river. But when there’s heavy rainfall or snowmelts, the sewers are ov...
6:18 a.m., July 22, 2019
Flood is always dangerous, sometimes people are forced to evacuate to safety from their own houses. A building in the 1000 block of Portage Avenue was taped off as crews cleaning up a flood that took place early Monday morning. Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service crews received reports of flooding inside a Portage Avenue building near Sherburn Street. People called for help around 5 a.m. and were unable to shut off the water to the building. Manitoba Hydro als...