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City needs frozen pipes prevention plan: Coun. Paula Havixbeck
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Disappointed her motion for hotel stays for homeowners without water due to frozen pipes was kyboshed on Wednesday, a councillor is now calling on the city to come up with a prevention plan. Coun. Paula Havixbeck (Charleswood-Tuxedo) said pipes are …

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Finance committee asks for frozen pipes cost-breakdown
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The city's finance committee has asked for details on how much this winter's frozen pipes emergency has cost the coffers. Coun. Paula Havixbeck (Charleswood-Tuxedo) put forward the motion at the tail-end of Thursday morning's finance committee meeting, …

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Frozen pipes threaten closure of Winnipeg Exchange eatery
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Winnipeg’s frozen pipes crisis could spell the end of the line for a Chinese restaurant in the Exchange District.

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Winnipeggers' patience with frozen pipes running thin
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John Kolb is taking the news with a type of calm and cool he knows some of his neighbours justifiably can’t muster.

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How Much Water Goes Down The Drain To Prevent Frozen Pipes?
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More than 7,000 properties have been told by the city to run a continuous stream of water to prevent frozen pipes.  How much water is going down the drain? It’s not an exact science – we won’t know how much water is streaming through the taps until the situation is over and the city can […]

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Some Property Owners Could Have Frozen Pipes Until July
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There are still over 500 properties in Winnipeg with no running water thanks to frozen pipes. Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Randy Hull tells 680 CJOB it could be a while yet before they get everyone thawed out. “We’re hoping that we, there might still be frost in the ground, but we’re hoping that we can address […]

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Waiting list for thawing of water pipes continues to shrink slowly
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More properties continue to report frozen water lines but the number on the waiting list for thawing continues to shrink. In its daily update, city hall reported the number of properties on the waiting list dropped by one, down to 1,347. There were an additional eight properties reporting

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Fight Continues Against Frozen Water Pipes
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City of Winnipeg crews working to thaw frozen pipes are now responding to calls that came in to 311 exactly one month ago. However some homeowners using a temporary hose line or require an excavation may have waited longer. Running water has now been restored to 1,065 properties. Those still on the waiting list number 1,359. Those […]

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18 more properties report frozen pipes
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City hall is making some headway on reducing the number of properties waiting to have their frozen water lines thawed. The city released its daily update this afternoon, reporting 1,359 properties on the wait list – a drop of 13 from Monday. But the number of properties with frozen lines

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Number of Winnipeggers reporting frozen pipes this year tops 2400
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The number of properties with frozen water lines topped 2,400 over the weekend and the waiting list for thawing services continues to climb. The latest frozen pipes update from city hall says there are now 2,406 properties that have reported frozen water lines, an increase of 47 from

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Geology not behind Winnipeg's frozen pipes problem, says expert
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A retired geophysicist says a map of Winnipeg homes and businesses at highest risk of developing frozen water pipes suggests the problem cannot be caused by geology.

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24 more properties report frozen pipes
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The milder weather is having little impact on Winnipeg’s frozen water lines. City hall said this afternoon that another 24 properties reported frozen water lines, bringing the total since November to 2,344. The city was able to restore full water service to an additional 16 properties

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Map shows Winnipeg properties at risk of frozen pipes
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For the first time, residents know some of the city hot spots where properties are in danger of developing frozen pipes.

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City offers showers to residents with frozen pipes
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WINNIPEG – The number of homes with no water due to frozen pipes is increasing dramatically, faster than city crews can thaw them out. Officials revealed Monday that 537 properties are now on the waiting list to have their pipes thawed, a jump from 300 …

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Private contractor ordered by city to stop thawing frozen pipes
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A private contractor who has thawed frozen pipes in hundreds of Winnipeg homes and businesses says the city is forcing him to stop.

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Number of homes with frozen pipes still rising
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The number of Winnipeggers with frozen pipes keeps inching up. Saturday afternoon, the city said it has now had 2,259 reports of frozen pipes since November. That’s up 11 from Friday. But, more properties continue to get help from the city’s thawing machines. More than 1,340 people…

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Number of properties with frozen pipes edges up
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Another day in Winnipeg means more properties with frozen water lines. City hall reported this afternoon that another 18 properties lost their water supply because of frozen lines between Thursday and Friday. This brings the total number of affected properties since November to 2,248. The…

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Winnipeg gives residents address-specific info on frozen pipes
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WINNIPEG – City residents wondering whether their homes are at risk of frozen pipes or if they should do anything to prevent the problem can now find address-specific information online. The city's online information service now supplies information …

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More Properties Identified At Risk Of Freezing Pipes
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City of Winnipeg staff have been working the phones again  and delivering notices by hand.  Another 936 properties have been identified as being at increased risk of having water pipes freeze. Most of the problems have to do with the line freezing from the water main to the shut-off valve. In a news release Wednesday afternoon, […]

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City council to seek disaster assistance to cover escalating frozen pipes costs
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With no end in sight to the flow of cash required to fix Winnipeg's frozen pipes emergency, city council voted in favour of applying for disaster financial assistance. Mayor Sam Katz and Coun. Russ Wyatt (Transcona) authored the DFA motion for …

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City staff developing thawing equipment to fight frozen pipes
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The frozen pipes fight has spurred city staff to custom build thawing machines. Tim Shanks, water distribution engineer for the water and waste department, said his department's employees have spent weeks modifying four hot water pulse jetting thawing …

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Frozen pipes affecting hundreds of Winnipeg properties; students cope with …
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“Not only did we start receiving reports of frozen pipes earlier than in a typical winter, this is the highest number of reports of frozen pipes in over 35 years,” said Lisa Fraser, communications officer with the City of Winnipeg. The city said …

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City to reimburse for frozen pipes as far back as Dec. 1
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Residents who battled residential frozen pipes in December and January may be seeing a reimbursement from the city.

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Hot water being tested to thaw pipes in Winnipeg
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WINNIPEG – When it comes to melting ice, hot water seems like a logical way. Places like Carman and Selkirk as well as private contractors have touted the success of hot water to thaw pipes. On Tuesday the City of Winnipeg showed off a hot water …

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Homeowner wishes he left water running now has frozen pipes
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Refunds coming down the frozen pipes for Winnipeggers
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Winnipeg homeowners who paid to have their frozen pipes thawed before Feb. 28 will be getting some pocketbook relief. Mayor Sam Katz and the other members of executive policy committee voted unanimously during a special meeting on Tuesday to …

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Winnipeg pet shop with frozen pipes reported for animal abuse
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WINNIPEG – An investigator inspected a Transcona pet store Tuesday morning amid allegations of animal abuse after the shop went 32 days without running water. Manager Monica Kunzelman said the investigator visited at 10 a.m. and found nothing wrong.

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Winnipeg shops struggle with frozen water pipes
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Hundreds of Winnipeg homeowners have been struggling with frozen pipes over the last few weeks, but local business owners are also trying to make do without running water.

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Crews work extended hours to thaw Winnipeg's frozen pipes
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As frozen pipes continue to leave hundreds of Winnipeggers without running water, the city showed media exactly what crews trying to fix the problem are facing Wednesday. “It's very challenging, and it can take a long time to do” explained field …

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Winnipeg's frozen pipes problem reaches 'emergency' level: City officials
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The frozen pipes woes in Winnipeg are deepening as is the frost that's causing it, reaching “emergency” level, city officials said on Monday. A somber Mayor Sam Katz announced during a hastily called press conference that 619 homes were without water …

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Highest number of frozen pipes reported in Winnipeg in more than 35 years
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Extreme cold weather in Winnipeg this winter has led to the highest number of frozen pipes in the city in more than 35 years. As of Feb. 25, there are about 300 homes needing pipes thawed. Approximately another 200 cases were reported in the past few …

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Extreme cold freezing Winnipeg's pipes; thawing backlog could be weeks
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The deep-freeze temperatures that began in December and have continued until now are responsible for an “unprecedented” number of frozen pipes, said a City of Winnipeg engineer. Tim Shanks, field service operations engineer with the city's water and …

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Contractor thaws pipes for chocolate maker
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Contractor Jaret Horbatiuk and his homemade thawing machine is trying to help out a Provencher Boulevard chocolate maker. Horbatiuk’s crew is at Chocolatier Constance Popp this morning, attempting to do what city officials say can’t be done — thaw frozen pipes using a stream of

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Winnipeg pet store may have to close after month of frozen pipes
www.ctvnews.ca

… also frustrated by the situation. "It's negligent for the City of Winnipeg to be letting this happen and not figuring out another option for her to have running water so that she can care for the animals," Jessica Hansen told CTV Winnipeg. With …

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City opens resource centre for citizens with frozen pipes
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WINNIPEG — City officials have opened a resource centre at the Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex for anyone with frozen pipes. The resource centre will provide residents with drinking water, in-person access to a 311 representative, personal comfort …

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Prairie pipes pounded by wicked winter weather in Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary
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An already wicked winter that refuses to let go its frigid grip on much of the Prairies is playing havoc with waterworks in major cities across the region. In Winnipeg, which is experiencing its second-coldest winter in 75 years, people in more than …

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No weekly council seminars on frozen pipes
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Winnipeg's city council won't be mandated to hold weekly seminars on the frozen pipes situation. In a near unanimous vote on Wednesday, the city's executive policy committee accepted as information — which means no further action will be taken — a …

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Harsh winter takes its toll on Winnipeg's pipes, livestock
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… anywhere near the levels in the city. “For us, the abundance of … snow is a blessing, because it actually prevents the frost from going down, it's just a matter when we can get on the land,” Holtmann said. With reports from CTV Winnipeg's Cheryl …

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Radio Station Turns Up Heat on Frozen Pipes
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A Winnipeg radio station is lending a hand to help citizens with frozen pipes to get their water flowing again. 92 CITI FM has partnered up with Shields Plumbing and Heating to give hundreds of Winnipeggers the chance to jump the frozen pipe thawing queue.

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Payback for frozen pipes sent back to administration for another look
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There's no specific time frame in sight for citizens waiting to find out if they'll be reimbursed the $305 bill they paid the city before Feb. 28 for thawing their frozen pipes. On Wednesday, Mayor Sam Katz's powerful executive policy committee voted …

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Frozen pipes resource centre opens in Winnipeg's northeast
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Winnipeggers with frozen pipes in the city's northeast now have a place to go for water, to take showers and to get information from city staff. The City of Winnipeg opened a third Frozen Pipe Citizen Resource Centre on Thursday at the Elmwood …

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