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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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Cost of stadium water damage still being tallied
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WINNIPEG– The Chairman of BBB Stadium Inc. says its too soon to provide an estimate on what flood damage to several suites at Investors Group Field will cost. Andrew Konowalchuk told Global News Friday he has toured some of the affected areas and …

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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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UPDATED: Water Damage At Investors Group Field
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Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz is putting the pressure on the Bombers and the group that manages the stadium to let people in and see how bad the flooding damage really is. Katz says it’s a publicly funded stadium, so he’s not happy the stadium’s operators are shutting people out. “Well I’m disappointed.  I mean of […]

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Properties wating for water lines to be thawed decreases
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The number of properties in Winnipeg on the waiting list for thawing services has declined for the second day in a row. City hall says there are now 1,358 properties on the waiting list, a drop of 11 from Tuesday. But, the number of properties reporting frozen lines continues to

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Cat disappears from Brandon home, reappears in water well
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A Brandon cat did an impressive vanishing act this weekend after disappearing from her family’s home only to turn up in an old water well.

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Investors Group Field water woes: suites, locker room damaged
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Parts of Investors Group Field have sustained some water damage due to the spring thaw, according to the consortium that funded the construction of Winnipeg’s CFL stadium.

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Water Damage At Investors Group Field
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The spring thaw has resulted in flooding at Investors Group Field. BBB Stadium Inc is the group responsible for overseeing construction and work on the stadium. Chairman Andrew Konowalchuk says there has been water damage to the suites and visitor’s locker room and  it’s been an on-going issue. Konowalchuk says the designer and building contractor […]

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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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Warmer weather has water rising in Winnipeg neighbourhoods
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WINNIPEG – As the temperature rises so does the water in Ruth Crewe's back lane. “This is bad,” said the Atlantic Avenue resident.”I can't drive my car out of the garage. I am trapped.” The water is around 30 cms deep in some parts. When a person …

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Total properties without water climbs to 2,359
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Another 15 properties have reported frozen water lines since Thursday. That brings the total of properties that have been without water since November to 2,359. City hall issued its daily “frozen pipes” update this afternoon. The number of properties on the waiting list for thawing services…

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Thousands of Winnipeggers Still Without Running Water
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Even after six weeks with frozen pipes, Scott Wachal who lives on Cathedral Avenue is ever hopeful. “I think right now, we’ve got everything under control. As of the last 24 hours we’ve really started to get more information. If I’m still waiting here in another week, I don’t know what’s going to happen. But […]

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NDP says leaky landfill a concern, but minister says nearby water quality is OK
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SASKATOON – The Opposition NDP is raising concerns that contaminated groundwater, known as leachate, is leaking from the Saskatoon landfill. New Democrat Cathy Sproule (sproll) says a groundwater monitoring report indicates that the leachate has likely reached the South Saskatchewan

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Water main break floods Church Avenue west of Fife
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Driving in northwest Winnipeg this morning? You may want to avoid Church Avenue near Fife Street, as crews are fixing a water main break in the area this hour.

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Winnipeg winter water gun fight
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Taking the hot water, cold air experiment to the next level, we take part in a good old fashioned Winnipeg winter water gun fight. Note: Video has wrong date…

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Water main break closes lanes at Main and Pioneer
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The north curb lane and adjacent lane of Pioneer Avenue are temporarily closed at Main Street while crews repair a water main break.

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More water woes for Winnipeggers
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WINNIPEG – At least two more water mains burst Friday, adding more work to hard pressed city crews. The breaks happened on St. Matthews Avenue near Telfer Street and on Edmonton Street close to Ellice Avenue. “They have the water turned off,” said …

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Temporary water hoses could freeze this weekend
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WINNIPEG – City officials are urging residents to keep an eye on their temporary hose lines as the temperature is set to drop again this weekend. Carter Berezay has one of the 579 temporary hoses pumping water from his neighbour's house to his.

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Winnipegger cuts H20 intake to promote water stewardship
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If Kevin Freedman looks parched anytime through March, don't bother offering him a glass of water, he'll politely turn it down. That's because starting March 1 the 33-year-old Winnipegger has vowed to live on no more than 25 litres of water a day for a …

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Winnipeg to declare frozen water pipe crisis a 'disaster'
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Winnipeg city council has voted 13- 2 in favour of declaring the frozen water pipe crisis a disaster, a move that will allow it to apply for disaster financial assistance from the federal and provincial governments.

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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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GALLERY: Water main breaks bring Venice feel to Winnipeg
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Here are some of the photos they've gathered so far this month. Share your photos by emailing them to winnipeg@globalnews.ca. empress-clarion-march-3-2014-jeremy. Vehicles drive through water on Empress Street near Polo Park in Winnipeg on Monday …

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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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No Water Means No Business
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Scores of Winnipeg businesses are still hoping the city thaws out their water line before they are forced to close up shop. Animals at a pet store in Transcona have died after the business went without running water for 32 days because its pipes were frozen. The Owner of Pet Peripherals, Tanya Morgan,  struggled to […]

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Water main break floods section of Logan
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A water main broke around 4 a.m., flooding a section of the street between McPhillips and Weston. About 49 homes were affected by the break. A water tank was brought out for residents, while crews worked to fix it. Monday evening, the city told CTV …

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Water main breaks plague Winnipeg
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WINNIPEG – A number of Winnipeg streets were slushy messes Thursday morning after another series of bad water main breaks. Water entered St. Boniface Hospital after a water main broke on Tache Avenue. Winnipeg Regional Health Authority …

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Winnipeg chocolatier struggles to stay open without running water
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WINNIPEG — Despite not having water for 10 days, Chocolatier Constance Popp is managing to make sweet treats, but it is getting tough. “We have had to postpone orders, cancel some,” said Popp. Her speciality shop in St.Boniface is still open; however, …

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Pet store forced to close after 4 weeks without water
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A Winnipeg pet store is being forced to close down after going a full month without water due to frozen pipes.

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Pet store forced to close after 4 weeks without water – Manitoba
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Water back on after main break near Polo Park
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… Ellice Avenue. The break flooded several blocks along Wall. Several water main breaks, including on Tache Avenue, Assiniboine Avenue, Route 90 and Selkirk Avenue, caused problems for residents, businesses and drivers in the past week in Winnipeg.

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Pet store forced to close after month without water
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A Winnipeg pet store soon will be closing up shop for good after a month without water. For 31 days, Tanya Morgan has been hauling water into Pet Peripherals for fish tanks, to clean animals and cages, and for animals to drink. "And half of my business …

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Winnipeggers brace for high water bills
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WINNIPEG – Several Winnipeggers who opened their water bills this month are shocked by the high amount they owe. “They are saying we used 109 cubic metres of water in 103 days,” said Gordon MacGregor, who is running his taps to prevent his pipes …

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Water main break closes McPhillips Street underpass
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Frigid weather puts temporary water lines in Winnipeg at increased risk of …
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Cold temperatures have City of Winnipeg officials on high alert. They said that with an unexpectedly cold weekend ahead, temporary hose lines at peoples' homes are at a higher risk of freezing. With the wind chill, the temperature was expected to feel …

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Relief for people without water at Cindy Klassen recreation complex
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Lake Winnipeg the focus of $1M exhibit on World Water Day
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Saving Lake Winnipeg is the subject of an exhibit that opened at the Manitoba Museum Saturday, which is also World Water Day.

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3 water main breaks flood out roads, leave homes and businesses without water
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City crews were busy cleaning up Thursday after a series of water main breaks made a mess during the morning commute around Winnipeg. Three water mains burst during another day of frigid temperatures, sending water gushing out onto city streets.

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Water main breaks nearing 200: City of Winnipeg officials
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The city has dealt with nearly 200 water main breaks since December, making for a “very trying” time for both residents and those working to fix the problems, said Mayor Sam Katz. “It's certainly been very trying for all of the resources we have, as …

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