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May 13, 2021

May 13 South Whiteshell Fire Afternoon Update

Manitoba Parks has provided the following updates this afternoon There have been some bigger changes to restrictions, please refer to fire bulletin #8.  No camp fires allowed, all hiking, water route trails etc closed, a few trails do remain open, the Toniata campground will be closed to entry.  Park staff will start erecting barricades with […]

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May 13, 2021

May 13 South Whiteshell Fire Morning Update

Manitoba Parks has provided the following updates this morning One more initial attack crew is onsite, along with a dedicated helicopter.  Water bombers are not scheduled, but will be utilized if the fire action ramps up again.  Hunt Lake trail is be closed as a precaution due to an active fire in the area.  Park […]

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May 12, 2021

May 12 Wildfire at Tonita

Manitoba Wildfire Service is asking the public to avoid the south Whiteshell, specifically around Toniata at this time. Crews are battling a fire and need to keep roads clear and people safe. Fire risk is high, please be cautious and help prevent fires. MB Wildfire Service is fighting fire in south Whiteshell with support of […]

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May 11, 2021

ATVs are Not Authorized in the Whiteshell

Manitoba Parks would like to remind us that ATV’s are not authorized for use in Whiteshell Provincial Park during the summer at any time unless it’s for retrieving big game during hunting season. Exceptions can be made for cottagers that require an ATV to access their remote cottage.  Anyone using an ATV to access their […]

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May 10, 2021

New Burn and Travel Restrictions Effective May 10

Manitoba Parks has advised that due to the current and forecasted weather conditions, new Burn and Travel Restrictions have been implemented –effective immediately. All burning permits are cancelled. Campfires are permitted in approved fire pits between the hours of 8:00pm and 8:00am. No motorized backcountry travel or remote cottage access without a travel permit. Loading […]

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May 7, 2021

Manitoba Wildfire Bulletin May 7

FIRE BULLETIN #4 The Manitoba Wildfire Service advises that due to continued dry conditions and predicted warming weather, burning permit restrictions are being implemented immediately in southwest Manitoba. Campfires will still be allowed in approved fire pits in provincial campgrounds, but restrictions are in place for all other parts of Areas 6 and 7, which […]

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May 3, 2021

Free Press Article – Bone-dry conditions worry firefighters, cottagers

WCA President, Kerry Davies was recently interviewed about the dry conditions and wildfire risk. From the Free Press  https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/bone-dry-conditions-worry-firefighters-cottagers-574337772.html   By: Cody Sellar Posted: 4:00 AM CDT Monday, May. 3, 2021 Last Modified: 7:16 AM CDT Monday, May. 3, 2021 | Updates   It could be a gruelling summer for firefighters in southern Manitoba as […]

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April 29, 2021 ,

Update from the South Whiteshell Women’s Sailing League (SWWSL)

Sent on behalf of the Whiteshell Women’s Sailing League April 26, 2021 A few weeks ago we circulated a survey asking for your input on a new joint (Falcon and West Hawk Sailing Clubs) women’s sailing program. Thank you to all who responded. The program is targeted at women and girls of all ages who […]

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