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October 16, 2020

Changes to Cottage Fee Structure and Investment in Provincial Park Upgrades

The Manitoba Government issued the following press release October 16, 2020 The Manitoba government is investing approximately $16.6 million in a variety of projects that will improve visitors’ experiences and protect the environment at provincial parks, while working to minimize the effect on cottage owners as the province modernizes the cottage fee structure, Conservation and […]

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October 14, 2020

Waste Initiative – Transfer Station at Jessica

The Department of Conservation and Climate advised us that the additional transfer station at Jessica is under development, requisitions are posted to get material to the site. The Parks Branch will be sending out a mailer with engagement info in the near future for future sites. (photos of Brereton Facility)

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October 14, 2020

Hunt Lake Trail

Update Oct 7, 2020 – Hunt Lake has been identified by the Department of Conservation and Climate as a minor capital project for this fall. Improvements will include a pit privy relocation of the trail head to make it easier to find. Parking will be expanded and the relocation will take the trail off the […]

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October 14, 2020

Update on Star Lake or MCDougalls Landing Storage Sites

Further to the news we shared about storage sites in the South Whiteshell at https://whiteshellcottagers.com/whiteshell_news/consultations-on-storage-sites-south-whiteshell-provincial-park/, Conservation and Climate has advised us that they will not be proceeding with either the Star Lake or MCDougalls landing proposals. A letter was sent to affected Cottagers on October 6th.

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October 14, 2020

Whiteshell Road Construction Update as of October 7

The WCA has recently received the following information about road work in the park. Falcon South Shore Road Project Nelson River Construction had labour issues (Sept 24th) which caused two interruptions in the work. This was resolved & work commenced again on Oct 5th. Crews will be taking three days off for Thanksgiving & then […]

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September 14, 2020 ,

Consultations on Storage Sites – South Whiteshell Provincial Park

Conservation and Climate is continuing to seeking  public input in regards to proposed locations  for Commercial Light Industry and Storage use at McDougall’s Landing on the North West of West Hawk Lake and the old “dumpsite at Star Lake. They have now extended the consultation period indefinitely in order to more fully allow all those […]

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September 10, 2020 ,

West Hawk United Church Community Consultation

West Hawk United Church is planning a Community Consultation meeting for: Thursday, September 17th, 2020 @ 3:00 p.m. (outside, weather permitting or inside, mas requested).  All interested area residents, businesses, cottagers, vacationers and occasional visitors are invited, welcome and needed to share and discuss current and future issues affecting the ongoing existence of the community […]

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August 6, 2020

Water Bombers Spotted at Falcon Lake

We received reports from cottagers of water bombers at Falcon Lake. Parks & Protected Spaces informed us that the water bombers were responding to fire EAO 66 (North West of Falcon & South of Rennie). This lighting caused fire is classified as being “being held” and Parks will notify us (WCA) directly (with detail) if […]

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