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June 1, 2018

Drinking Water Advisories

Click the link for Drinking Water Advisories in Manitoba There are currently numerous Boil Water Advisories in the Whiteshell http://www.gov.mb.ca/sd/waterstewardship/odw/public-info/boil-water/water_advisories_in_mb.html

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June 1, 2018

Be Bear Smart

Click the link for more information. https://www.gov.mb.ca/sd/wildlife/problem_wildlife/bbear_country.html

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May 25, 2018

Fire Restrictions – Whiteshell Provincial Park

The Parks and Protected Spaces Branch at http://www.gov.mb.ca/sd/parks/fire_restriction.html reports the following restrictions as of May 25, 2018: Due to the extremely dry conditions and high forest fire danger in southern Manitoba, effective immediately, no motorized backcountry travel or remote cottage access unless approved by a travel permit (issued at the discretion of the local Conservation […]

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May 18, 2018

Fire Restrictions Update May 18

Specific Restrictions (The information below was current as of May 18 at 1:30 PM) The latest information is at http://www.gov.mb.ca/sd/fire/Restrictions/AreaRestrictionInfo.html?area=2 Burning Permits: Existing Burning Permits are cancelled. No new burning permits will be issued until conditions improve.Public, permanent residents, cottagers: Motorized back country travel including forestry roads, private roads and trails prohibited. No restriction for […]

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May 15, 2018

May 15th Caddy Lake Wildfire News

The fire broke out Sunday afternoon as the result of a tree lying on a hydro line which caused sparks.  The fire is contained.  More information at https://steinbachonline.com/local/caddy-lake-fire-contained The Firemap above comes from http://www.gov.mb.ca/sd/fire/Fire-Maps/fireview/fireview.html Sustainable Development Fire Update Report http://www.gov.mb.ca/cgi-bin/fire/show_current.pl?location=Fire-Update Sustainable Development Fire Restrictions http://www.gov.mb.ca/sd/fire/Restrictions/AreaRestrictionInfo.html?area=2 News from Green Bay Resort on Facebook Firefighters are still using […]

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May 14, 2018

May 14th Caddy Lake Wildfire News

A forest fire continues to burn at Caddy Lake. https://steinbachonline.com/local/forest-fire-burns-at-caddy-lake The province may soon order a ban on starting any fires — even in firepits. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/manitoba-wildfire-pit-fires-caddy-lake-1.4662013 Sustainable Development Fire Update Report http://www.gov.mb.ca/cgi-bin/fire/show_current.pl?location=Fire-Update Darrell Kinley – a local cottager from West Hawk reported “I understand cottagers at the north end of WHL have been asked to leave, the fire burnt […]

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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 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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