Take Precautions in the Heat
A heat warning is in effect for most of southern Manitoba, save for the far east of the province.
Environment Canada says Humidex values near 40 are expected today, and there are risks of severe thunderstorms.
If you're outside, drink plenty of water, wear sunscreen, and stay in the shade if you can.
Crop Residue Burning Needs a Permit Starting Tomorrow
Authorization to burn is required as of tomorrow for producers planning to burn crop residue.
Manitoba Agriculture says authorization is required from August 1 to November 15. Daily authorizations are issued by 11 a.m. Night burning is banned year-round.
Daily authorization will not only indicate if burning is allowed, it will also give the start and end times for the day.
A burning permit is also required in the RMs of Rosser, Headingley, St. Francois Xavier, Cartier, Macdonald, Ritchot, Tache, Springfield, East St. Paul, and West St. Paul.
Fire Destroys Winnipeg Club
A social club in a town southeast of Winnipeg has been gutted by flames.
Fire Chief John Desrochers says fire crews were able to contain and extinguish the blaze at Club Jovial in St. Anne after they were called to the scene late Friday night.
He says flames were penetrating the roof when crews got there, and that the building will probably be a total loss.
Desrochers says the cause of the fire is unknown.
Source of Oil Leak Found
The deputy minister of the economy in Saskatchewan says the pipeline breach that leaked up to 250-thousand litres of oil and other material into the North Saskatchewan River earlier this month has been uncovered.
Laurie Pushor says the section of the Husky Energy pipeline where the spill occurred into the North Saskatchewan River near Maidstone on July 20th was dug up Friday.
Pushor says the excavation has now stopped while plans are made to remove the section of pipe without causing a further release of crude oil.
The government has said it expects Husky to submit a full report on the breach within 90 days of the pipeline breach.
No Big 6/49 Winners
All of us will be back at work on Monday -- there was no winner in last night's Lotto-649 $7-million jackpot.
The guaranteed one-million dollar prize was won by someone in the Prairies.
Wednesday's jackpot climbs to nine-million dollars.