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Wednesday, 09 August 2017 06:18

10th Anniversary of Massive Dauphin Hail Storm

Today marks the tenth anniversary of a massive hail storm that left significant damage in the Parkland.

 

Hail was the size of baseballs and winds gusted up to 98 kilometers.

Bev Birss-Winniski, of Birss Greenhouses, recalls the damage their business had from the storm.

"We lost all our roofs that day because it looked like someone had gone through and shot it up but it had been punched through with holes. Luckily, like, our season was over so we didn’t lose any crop, but most of the time you try and stagger redoing your roofs, so I know it impacted us and the other greenhouse in town that you are redoing all the houses now in one crack instead of staggering them over a couple years."

The damage estimated to the greenhouses was approximately $20,000.

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Fatal collision on Trans-Canada Highway

Saturday, 19 August 2017 18:02
Fatal collision on Trans-Canada Highway

Around  1:15 this afternoon the RCMP in Portage responded to a serious 2 vehicle collision at the intersection of the Trans-Canada Highway and Highway 16.

Family Fun Day Hosted By Children's Make A Wish Foundation Taking Place This weekend

Saturday, 19 August 2017 07:24
Family Fun Day Hosted By Children's Make A Wish Foundation Taking Place This weekend

Today is the Children’s Wish Foundation’s Annual Family Fun Day.

McCreary Fair Begins Today

Saturday, 19 August 2017 07:07
McCreary Fair Begins Today

Starting at five this afternoon the McCreary Fair and Pony and Chariot and Chuckwagon Races begin.

Officials Warn of Wild Fire Risk This Weekend

Friday, 18 August 2017 14:54
Officials Warn of Wild Fire Risk This Weekend


With a hot weekend on the way, the Manitoba Sustainable Development and the Office of the Fire Commissioner is reminding people there is a higher danger that a wild fire can start.