Temporary housing set up for hundreds of hydro workers in Lundar

By | October 15, 2019

Temporary housing for 200 hydro workers has been set up in Lundar, Man., as they work to restore power. “We got the call Sunday afternoon, 120 workers have shown up tonight, the rest should be here Wednesday,” said Grant Sigfusson of Sigfusson Northern. Sigfusson Northern set up the 200-person camp on the grounds of the Lundar Community Centre,… Read More »

Day 4 without power, this rural Manitoba couple waits patiently

By | October 15, 2019

Curled under a pile of blankets, Susan Bueckert waits for the power to come back on with a smile and her husband David is outside pouring gasoline into a generator.  The rural couple live near Austin, Man. and haven’t had any hydro since Saturday.  “We’re just taking it as it comes now. We’re not nearly as bad off as some are,” David… Read More »

Cleaning up storm-damaged trees could take months: Winnipeg mayor

By | October 15, 2019

WINNIPEG — Southern Manitoba remains in cleanup mode this week after a massive storm left a trail of destruction. Thousands of trees in Winnipeg were knocked down or destroyed. The damage across the city is significant and it could be months before things return to normal. The sound of chainsaws and wood chippers blared Tuesday in several Winnipeg… Read More »

‘We don’t have the resources’: Worries from residents grow about downed tree cleanup

By | October 15, 2019

On streets, yards and boulevards across Winnipeg, as residents and city crews continue to hack and saw through the damage of last week’s massive storm, a new concern among the piles of debris is growing. Mayor Brian Bowman is worried long term effects of the storm could be felt in the city’s urban forest for years to come, specifically from… Read More »