Province declares high water advisory as rivers and lakes continue to rise
Manitoba Infrastructure’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre says that a high water advisory is in place for southern Manitoba and the Whiteshell lakes area. READ MORE: Flooding continues in cottage country and with a rainy forecast, water levels are expected to rise even higher Water levels on the Red River and Roseau River are expected to continue their rise, but levels should not breach the banks of any spots along the waterways. The levels are forecast to peak between Oct. 11 and 12, and the Red River Floodway is not expected to be put into use at this time.
In partnership with our member Agencies, the Southern First Nations Network of Care is responsible for the management of child and family services to First Nations children and families throughout Manitoba . Our goal is to ensure that children, families and communities in need have the support they
The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs stands in solidarity with the First Nation and Inuit leadership of [ ] The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs written closing submission and appendices for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
Some Manitoba First Nations communities aren't willing to wait for the province to declare a formal state of emergency.
Manitoba was hit hard by a record-breaking storm that began Thursday, leaving tens of thousands of Manitobans without power, even days later.
Premier Brian Pallister said Friday that he was preparing to declare a state of emergency.
That process, however, is too long for The Southern Chiefs Organization (SCO), which said Sunday that it's imploring Indigenous Services Canada to respond to the needs of these communities immediately, without waiting the standard 72 hours.
Nearly 100 dogs dead or sick as distemper runs rampant in Manitoba community
An outbreak of canine distemper is killing dogs on a northern Manitoba First Nation and has the potential to spread to other communities. If it does, it could "wipe out thousands" as well as infect wildlife, says the founder of a dog rescue group."Unfortunately, the virus has gone rampant through Moose Lake and has killed dozens and dozens of dogs. We've got over a reported 40 deaths from the community in the last three weeks and probably another 50 or so are sick," said Katie Powell of the Winnipeg-based Save A Dog Network Canada.
Emergency relief . Emergencies are described as “urgent situations in which there is clear evidence that an event, or series of events, has occurred which causes human suffering or imminently threatens lives or livelihoods, and which the government concerned has not the means to remedy; and it is a
Our welcome call from the Southern First Nations Network of Care is guided by the seven teachings in everything that it does. The Southern Network along with the other three CFS Authorities are responsible for the establishment and management of a province-wide service delivery system.
"Not everyone lives in a major city like Winnipeg or Brandon, so there need to be appropriate measures and policies in place to help the people who need it most in a weather crisis," said SCO Grand Chief Jerry Daniels.
"People's crucial supplies are running out, and it is irresponsible to allow such a timeline rule to prevent public aid from being dispersed when it is needed.
"Canada has to do better."
We pray for everyone’s safety this long weekend and that you receive quick relief from conditions caused by the snowstorm over the past few days. If you find yourself in a dangerous situation, please contact local emergency authorities and your leadership immediately.
— SCO Inc (@SCOIncMB)
SCO said multiple communities have been affected by power outages, including Pauingassi, Ebb and Flow, Sandy Bay, Dakota Tipi, Long Plain, Dakota Plains, and O-Chi-Chak-Ko-Sipi First Nations.
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.
The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator is a high-level position in the United Nations that heads the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. The current holder is Mark Lowcock of the United Kingdom, who took office in September 2017
In South Sudan, more than 7.5 million people needed aid, up by 1 .4 million from last year, he continued. Despite the almost impossible conditions, United Nations relief staff continued to step up to meet the humanitarian needs across the country.
In coordination with Regional Chief Kevin Hart, we have advocated for immediate assistance from Federal and Provincial governments for First Nations in Manitoba as they face the storm. We will continue to ensure that First Nations are safe and have access to essential services.
— Perry Bellegarde (@perrybellegarde)
The Interlake Reserves Tribal Council has declared its own state of emergency in Kinonjeoshtegon, Lake Manitoba, Pinaymootang, Peguis, Dauphin River, and Little Saskatchewan First Nations.
"Our communities are vulnerable in natural disasters such as these," said tribal council chairman Cornell McLean.
"Our tribal council and member communities have led these emergency management developments for years and we have determined this as the time to declare."
Manitoba Red Cross said it will be helping to evacuate people from some of the affected communities.
2. On Sunday afternoon, the Canadian Red Cross will begin supporting people from designated First Nation communities. There will be a reception centre for evacuees, who will be staying at a large-scale shelter in Winnipeg.
— Red Cross Manitoba (@RedCrossMB)
First Nations displaced by storm share concerns with Scheer campaign .
WINNIPEG — Families forced to flee the Lake Manitoba First Nation are expressing frustration around evacuation efforts following a recent snowstorm that's left thousands of people in the province without electricity for days. Babies and seniors alike were crowded into a Winnipeg hotel lobby on Monday waiting for buses in what one woman described as a maddening series of events that have left people feeling like animals. They said they weren'tBabies and seniors alike were crowded into a Winnipeg hotel lobby on Monday waiting for buses in what one woman described as a maddening series of events that have left people feeling like animals.