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May 13, 2018

Spring 2018 MPPCOA Chair’s Message

T’is the season when Manitoba Provincial Park cottagers, all of whom have strong personal connections to their provincial park areas, are feeling the irresistible urge to make a break for their lakeside regions throughout our province. To once again savour the joys of Manitoba summers and of cottage living: loons’ early morning calls, waves lapping, […]

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May 10, 2018

Campfire Restrictions in the Whiteshell

With the tinder dry conditions Whiteshell Cottagers Association contacted Sustainable Development for some clarification on some of the terms used in their bulletin. Is it possible to get clarification on what constitutes an approved fire pit? An approved fire pit is a fire pit that has a hard base for a bottom which will not […]

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May 10, 2018

South East Whiteshell Cemetery AGM

The South East Whiteshell Cemetery Inc. will hold its AGM on Monday June 4th at the West Hawk Lake Fire Hall. For more information about the AGM click AGM poster Cemetery For information about the Cemetery, click Southeast Whiteshell Cemetery brochure

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May 9, 2018

Back Country Travel and Campfire Restrictions

May 8, 2018 FIRE BULLETIN #2 Manitoba Sustainable Development advises a number of additional travel restrictions have been put into place and burning permits are cancelled for the western, eastern and central regions of Manitoba due to dry, windy conditions and the high risk of fires. Travel restrictions are now in place for much of […]

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May 8, 2018

A fundraising project for the South East Whiteshell Fire Department

Winnipeg jeweller Hilary Druxman has created a sterling silver paddle and chain necklace. So perfect for cottagers and outdoor enthusiasts. Proceeds support the South East Whiteshell Fire Department who serve Falcon, West Hawk, Caddy, Star, Barren and Hunt Lakes.   Please see the attached poster for participating retailers. Whiteshell Fire Department 8.5×11 Poster  

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May 7, 2018

Water Bomber Photos from Falcon Lake

Photos from Alison Bonneteau Four water bombers flew over every 4 minutes for over an hour to load up with water to work on the fire on the side of the highway.  

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May 6, 2018

Fire Near Falcon Lake Shuts Down Trans Canada Saturday

A fire 20 hectares in size broke out two kilometres west of Falcon Lake on the Trans Canada Highway Saturday afternoon. Rebecca and her husband saw the smoke and pulled over to try and stomp out the fire, but it was out of control in minutes. Fire department was on it pronto. Looked like a […]

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April 30, 2018

Sustainable Development Fire Bulletin – Backcountry Travel Restrictions

April 30, 2018 FIRE BULLETIN #1 Manitoba Sustainable Development advises that a number of travel restrictions have been put into place and burning permits remain cancelled for the eastern and central regions of Manitoba due to dry, windy conditions and the high risk of fires. Travel restrictions are in place for much of southeast Manitoba, […]

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