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January 30, 2018

Update from CN on the January 6th Nora Lake Derailment

The following update was provided today (January 30th) from Kate Fenske, Manager, Public Affairs – Manitoba & Media Relations for Western Canada at CN As mentioned previously, crews have removed the product from the involved tank cars and are now beginning the process to transport the cars away from the site. They have also removed […]

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January 10, 2018

Request to the Director – Parks and Protected Spaces Re CN Derailment

The WCA sent a request to Director – Parks and Protected Spaces  to request his involvement in the clean-up of CN Rails’ derailment between Nora Lake and Florence Lake. Nora Derailment ltr- Jan – 18  

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January 7, 2018

CN Derailment near Nora Lake

CN crews are continuing the clean-up of an incident involving a westbound CN train that derailed multiple cars about 50 km east of Elma, MB near Nora Lake. There were no injuries and there is no threat to the public. There were no leaks of dangerous goods from the tank cars involved. A total of […]

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November 30, 2017

Manitoba Hydro right-of-way widening in Star and Brereton Lake Areas

Manitoba Hydro has provided a media advisory about right of way widening in Star and Brereton Lake areas.  Click the link below for more information. MEDIA ADVISORY Whiteshell Provincial Park – Nov. 10-17

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August 28, 2017

Where to Get Recycle Everywhere Bin Bags

Bin Bags may also be picked up at the following locations: Rennie River Leisure – Domo-Rennie The Mason Jar Store / Mason Plumbing – West Hawk Lake West Hawk Lake Resort– West Hawk Lake Manitoba Conservation: Falcon District Office Falcon Beach Office West Hawk Campground Office  

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August 10, 2017

Environment Committee Status Report Excerpt from the August Echo

A “Comment Letter” on the Energy East Pipeline Conversion project was posted to the NEB by the Environment Cmte. on June 1, 2017 (available at https://whiteshellcottagers.com/whiteshell_news/east-energy-pipeline-comment-letter/ ).       The most significant change from previous reports include: Relief from the requirement for Hydrostatic Testing that would be used to prove pipeline integrity – in favour […]

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July 10, 2017 ,

Recycle Everywhere Bin Bag Distribution Event

Recycle Everywhere is planning a Bin Bag distribution event with Minister Hon Cathy Cox at Falcon Lake on July 15 from 12-2pm.  They will be holding a free barbeque and inviting cottagers to come get their recycling Bin Bags free of charge. It will be held at the green space before the beach and across […]

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June 16, 2017 ,

Annual Road Cleanup West Hawk Lake to Falcon Lake – Volunteers Needed

Date: Saturday 24th June 2017 Volunteers are requested to gather at the District Office at Falcon Lake at 9am. Volunteers must be pre-registered by June 22nd, in order to obtain safety vests and equipment. Please contact: Richard Babyak at either 204-475-4996 or 204- 349-8406 Lunch will follow after the event, provided by the WCA.

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If you've seen some of our Daniel Alexander videos (Lynx) you may have wondered.................this sent to us by Steve McMahonWondering how to tell the difference between a bobcat and a lynx? Here are a few key differences:- Bobcats are smaller in size, with shorter legs.- Bobcats have a black-striped and white-tipped tail which is longer than that of the lynx.- Lynx have a tuft of dark hair on the tips of their ears. Have you ever encountered a bobcat or a Canada lynx? #WildlifeWednesday ... See MoreSee Less
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Latest trail reportGood snowfall amounts has set up good to excellent trail conditions for the last weekend of January. Great time to hit the trails with sunshine forecasted and a return to normal temperatures. Check interactive maps for trail updates: bit.ly/2BbNvuC #ManitobaParks ... See MoreSee Less
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Question from a cottager –“Would you be able to ask if anyone has been ice fishing on Beauchemin lake? Wondering if they are catching anything. Thanks” ... See MoreSee Less
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