Manitoba Premier says he’s in process of declaring a state of emergency after snow storm
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says he is in the process of declaring a state of emergency following a request from Manitoba Hydro. Hydro says by declaring a state of emergency more funds will be available to assist crews in restoring power. READ MORE: The cleanup begins: Power slowly being restored, Manitobans begin to dig out after record-breaking snowstorm A recording-breaking storm has thousands of Manitoban's remaining without power. The latest numbers show more than 53,000 people remain without power.
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A local restaurant says they delivered food to 300 families without power Friday night, free of charge.
Jagtaran Sidhu of Desi Pizza and Curries posted on Facebook Friday, offering free meals to those who couldn't cook.
"We have power in our restaurant and people without power if u need any kind of food we will try to deliver," he posted, adding it would be free of charge to those who couldn't pay.
About 300 families took Sidhu up on his offer, he told Global News Saturday, for a total of about 1,000 hot meals delivered to those waiting in the dark.
It was just a basic meal of chickpeas and rice, he said, but said warm food was important.
"It was just a basic survival hot meal," he said. "The least I can do in this harsh time."
Meals were picked up, delivered by his team or through a food delivery service.
Snow-battered Manitoba issues high-water, flooding advisory as cleanup continues .
WINNIPEG — Some areas of Manitoba are watching rivers and lakes closely as the province warns rain could bring high water — or even flooding — after a devastating snowstorm more than a week ago. Rain forecast for southeastern Manitoba on Monday meant a possibility of overland flooding in some areas.