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August 19, 2021

Fire Restrictions Lifted – Effective August 20

With the forecast for significant rainfall to arrive over most parts of Manitoba in the coming days, the Manitoba Wildfire Service advises that current fire and travel restrictions can be lifted in most areas. Manitobans are reminded there are still some areas where the risk of wildfire may still exist even after the rain, therefore […]

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August 13, 2021

Drinking Water Quality Advisories (Dorothy / Nutimik / Otter Falls)

Manitoba Health has recently issued drinking water advisories for Dorothy Lake, Nutimik Lake and Otter Falls Campground.  Recent testing shows manganese levels  above the Canadian Drinking Water guideline of 0.12 mg/L. Manganese is a naturally occurring element in groundwater. Small amounts of manganese are needed by the human body to be healthy. Increased manganese levels […]

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August 12, 2021

Fire Bulletin August 12th – Restrictions Continue

The Manitoba Wildfire Service advises that although there have been some recent improvements in weather conditions in parts of Manitoba, the fire danger levels remain high for the upcoming weekend. Fire and travel restrictions will continue. Outdoor Burning All provincial burning permits remain cancelled provincewide and new permits will not be issued until conditions improve. […]

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August 6, 2021

Fire Bulletin August 6th – Restrictions Continue

The Manitoba Wildfire Service advises that although there have been some recent improvements in weather conditions in parts of Manitoba, the fire danger levels remain high and some increased restrictions are required. These changes to fire and travel restrictions are being implemented, effective immediately. Outdoor Burning All provincial burning permits remain cancelled provincewide and new […]

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July 29, 2021

Fire Bulletin # 19 – Ongoing Resrictions

July 29, 2021 FIRE BULLETIN #19 Please note the Whiteshell is in Area 2 The Manitoba Wildfire Service advises that with some improvements in weather conditions in northern Manitoba, there will be a gradual lifting of some fire and travel restrictions. However, the south and central regions of the province still face high to extreme fire […]

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July 23, 2021

FIRE BULLETIN #18 – Lifting of some Restrictions

July 22, 2021 FIRE BULLETIN #18 The Manitoba Wildfire Service advises that thanks to recent rainfall in some areas of the province, there will be a gradual lifting of some fire and travel restrictions. However, some areas of the province still face high to extreme fire danger levels. These changes to fire Outdoor Burning All […]

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July 22, 2021

Drone Use near Forest Fires

Manitoba Parks reminds us that the use of drones near forest fires is prohibited by Transport Canada and is subject to fines and jail. Drones can interfere with aircraft working on the emergency response and a collision could have serious consequences or even lead to a crash. Water bombers and helicopters are unable to work […]

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July 20, 2021

Wildfire Restrictions July 20 Update – Caddy Lake Tunnel Closed

Manitoba Parks has advised that the Whiteshell area is still in a Level 3 fire ban. One notable change is the closure of the first tunnel between Caddy Lake and South Cross Lake. The following previously announced restrictions remain in place Backcountry travel is restricted.  Several trails and water routes are closed in areas with […]

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