Day: April 24, 2022

Ukrainians in Calgary celebrate Orthodox Easter with newly arrived refugees

A large group spills onto the lawn of St. Vladimir’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church just northeast of downtown Calgary, to have their baskets full of pysanky (traditional Ukrainian Easter eggs), paskas (Ukrainian Easter bread), sausage, horseradish and more be blessed by the parish priest.  The early morning blessing of the baskets on Ukrainian Orthodox Easter, which in […]

Fort Frances declares state of emergency as severe weather causes floods in northwestern Ontario

More severe weather made its way through northwestern Ontario this weekend, causing flooding, road washouts, and infrastructure failures in the region. Fort Frances Ont., about 200 kilometres from Kenora, declared a state of emergency Saturday after “critical infrastructure failure” within its wastewater treatment system. Flooding has also been reported in residential areas around the community, […]

Flood warning issued for Red River Valley from Emerson to floodway inlet south of Winnipeg

Manitoba has issued a flood warning for the province’s Red River Valley, from the southern community of Emerson near the United States border up to the Red River Floodway inlet just south of Winnipeg. The province’s hydrologic forecast centre announced the warning in a news release Sunday afternoon. An overland flood warning is still in place […]

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