With the summer season now officially here, the Manitoba RCMP would like to remind everyone to stay safe out on the water. For those of you who enjoy being out on a boat, paddle board, kayak, canoe, etc, please remember that water temperatures are still cold even though air temperatures are rising.
With above-normal temperatures expected across most of southern Manitoba starting Saturday, June 18, and continuing over the weekend into early next week, Manitoba Health advises everyone is at risk from the effects of heat.
Manitoba Transportation and Infrastructure is advising Manitobans to take precautions and prepare for a major spring blizzard expected to impact southern and central Manitoba starting today.
Manitoba Transportation and Infrastructure’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre is advising the public to stay off the Assiniboine River between Shellmouth Dam and Portage la Prairie as the ice surface may weaken or crack and become hazardous following the reduction in flows from the Shellmouth Reservoir.
The Hydrologic Forecast Centre of Manitoba Transportation and Infrastructure is advising the public of hazardous ice conditions on rivers, lakes, drainage ditches and retention ponds throughout Manitoba as the spring thaw commences.
Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) and Lifesaving Society Manitoba are reminding pedestrians, motorists, snowmobilers, ice fishers and quad riders to check the ice thickness before venturing out on the frozen waterways. Every early December, dozens of vehicles break through thin ice, putting lives at risk.
The Hydrologic Forecast Centre of Manitoba Infrastructure advises that water bodies in the province are in the process of freezing over. Ice is still very thin and larger rivers still have open water in some areas.
In efforts to raise road safety awareness among young children and their parents/guardians on Halloween, Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) has distributed more than 71,761 reflective safety flashers along with in-class activity sheets to over 350 Manitoba schools for students in Kindergarten to Grade 6.
The Manitoba government is reminding Manitobans to exercise caution and follow the rules around railways, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler said while proclaiming Rail Safety Awareness Week.