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July 17, 2021 ,


No new fires have been identified so far today. Yesterday’s fire near the Camp Lake portage in the Falcon Lake area is being managed with one crew and a helicopter assisting with bucketing. The fires from earlier in the week are under control. None of the fires have posed a threat to cottages.  

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July 16, 2021 ,


No new fires have been identified today and the ones from earlier in the week are under control. Manitoba Parks informed us that park users can expect to see a fire fighting pumper truck.  The pumper truck is a temporary precaution provided for the North Whiteshell. The precaution is due to the extreme fire danger […]

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July 12, 2021

Parking Lot Expansion at Pine Point

Work to expand the parking lot at Pine Point Rapids will be starting Tuesday July 13th. There will be half the parking lot open during the construction so there will be no need to park on the highway. Barricades and cones will be dividing the areas. This expansion was to address the safety concerns created […]

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June 28, 2021

Reminder that Fireworks are Prohibited in Manitoba Provincial Parks

Use of fireworks and sky lanterns is prohibited in Manitoba’s provincial parks. HAVE A HAPPY AND SAFE CANADA DAY EVERYONE!

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June 23, 2021 ,

WCA Webinar Recording- Aquatic Invasive Species

The WCA was pleased to host Candace Parks, AIS Specialist with Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Department on June 22nd for a special webinar.  The webinar, “Aquatic Invasive Species – How Collective Action Can Stop the Spread in the Whiteshell” outlines specific details on current and potential invasive species in our Whiteshell lakes as well as […]

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June 14, 2021 ,

Repairs to Big Island Landing Area at West Hawk Lake

Manitoba Parks has advised that parks staff will be carrying out repairs on Tuesday-Wednesday, June 15 and 16,  to the landing area at Big Island in West Hawk Lake.  Heavy equipment will be working in the area, the two entrances will be barricaded off with Parks staff providing direction onsite.  Vehicles parked in the area […]

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June 11, 2021

Province Launches Project for Recycling of Disposable Masks at Provincial Parks

In an effort to increase the diversion of disposable masks from landfills, the province has launched an initiative with international recycling operation TerraCycle to recycle disposable masks from 15 locations at Manitoba provincial parks, Conservation and Climate Minister Sarah Guillemard announced on June 11. “Mask use is critical for protection during the COVID-19 pandemic, but […]

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June 10, 2021

Waste Depot Updates for Caddy Lake and Big Whiteshell

We have received some new updates for Caddy Lake and Big Whiteshell Caddy Lake Since our last updates in April (available here), Manitoba Parks has identified a new location for the  Caddy Lake waste depot which will be located near the intersection of road 312 and the block 9 road.   Big Whiteshell Big Whiteshell […]

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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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