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Thursday, 10 August 2017 12:34

Hail Damaging Crops is Growing in Manitoba

Hail damage in Manitoba is as worse as it has been in recent memory.
 
The Maniotba Agricultural Services Corporation had to pay out a record 44 million dollars in 2016 for hail damage claims.
 
Doug Wilcox, Manager of Research Administration for MASC has some advice for farmers.
 
"Hail is occurring earlier than it normally has, so in the first part of June you are getting more losses than we did previously in our long term average."
 
Wilcox said there is no stopping the hail from damaging crops, and what farmers should do is purchase crop insurance to save themselves financially.
 
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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.