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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 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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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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SMOKEHave had lots of inquiries on the smoke. No new fires in the Whiteshell (confirmed with Parks 7am this morning). Smoke is from the fires up North. Entire Whiteshell affected (had reports from Falcon, West Hawk, Jessica, Betula and more)Environment Canada says wind shifts tonight which should clear it. ... See MoreSee Less
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