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April 7, 2021

FireSmart Wildfire Prevention

The Manitoba Wildfire Program provides important information that can help reduce the danger of devastating wildfire losses.    Their website is at http://www.gov.mb.ca/sd/fire/Prevention/prevention.html.   Brochures are available with more information.  Click the links below. What to do if fire approaches http://www.gov.mb.ca/conservation/fire/Prevention/Wildfire%20Evacuation%20Brochure%202011.pdf Landscaping practices to protect your home or cottage http://www.gov.mb.ca/conservation/fire/Prevention/FireSmart%20Landscape%20brochure2011.pdf Home Owner’s Manual http://www.gov.mb.ca/conservation/fire/Prevention/FireSmart%20Manual2%202011.pdf  

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April 5, 2021

High Wildfire Danger Levels

FIRE BULLETIN #1– The Manitoba Wildfire Service advises that due to high wildfire danger levels, Level 2 travel restrictions will take effect immediately across the southwest and eastern regions of the province. The boundary of the restricted area is from PR 302 to PTH 12 to PR 317 to PTH 9 and PR 319 east […]

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July 3, 2020 ,

PROVINCE ADVISES HIGH NUMBER OF BLACK BEAR INCIDENTS BEING REPORTED

Manitoba Conservation and Climate is recording a higher than usual number of black bear interaction calls in a number of areas around the province and Manitobans are reminded they need to be bear smart in bear country. One of the most common causes of bear-human conflict is the presence of bird feeders. Bird seed can […]

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June 5, 2020

Smoke from Forest Fires in Nopiming

The Parks and Protected Spaces Branch reports that we might see smoke in the Whiteshell this weekend from forest fires in Nopiming.  There is a fire that has grown to 9100 hectares.  It is located about 16 km south of Bissett an 6km south of the Long Lake Cottage subdivision. The latest forest fire map […]

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June 5, 2020

Reminder to Be Bear Smart

Our friends on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/WhiteshellCottagers/ have shared numerous bear sightings lately. It’s a great time to fresh our memory about how to coexist with black bears. Click the link below for tips from the Wildlife and Fisheries Branch https://www.gov.mb.ca/sd/pubs/fish_wildlife/bear_smart_booklet.pdf

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June 3, 2020

Wildfire Information

Forest fire season is upon us.  Our fellow cottagers at Long Lake report that a fire caused by lighting was started in that area on June 1.  Water bombers have been seen in the area.  As of June 3, the fire status report https://www.gov.mb.ca/sd/fire/Fire-Status/2020/EA-036-firestatus.html shows the fire is still out of control. Here are some […]

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May 14, 2020

May 14 Province’s Reminder to Practice Social Distancing in the Parks

As Manitobans and visitors make their plans for the upcoming May long-weekend, the province is reminding those who are heading out to provincial parks, campgrounds, or their cottage to follow the advice of Manitoba’s chief public health officer and practise proper social distancing. This is especially important in public areas, such as campgrounds, trails, beaches, […]

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