Province Admits Flood Miscalculation
The Manitoba government admits it miscalculated the volume of spring runoff from eastern Saskatchewan this year.
The error means the province stopped draining the Shellmouth reservoir on March 18th in order to conserve water for communities and irrigation this summer.
On April 7th, they turned the tap back on -- releasing much greater amounts than before into the upper Assiniboine River and flooding agricultural land south of the dam.
Farmers fear it may cause up to 20,000 hectares of land to go unseeded in western Manitoba.
Cold Weather This Week
Environment Canada says a storm system moving into Manitoba will bring below normal temperatures starting today.
A special weather statement is in effect for all of southern Manitoba.
Environment Canada says temperatures will be below normal throughout much of the week.
Southeastern Manitoba is expected to get 10-15 millimetres of rain today, with snow a possibility later this evening.
Finance Officials Concerned By Greek Debt
Global finance officials say the economy's post-recession recovery faces a number of growing threats.
Topping the list is the possibility of a Greek debt default.
The International Monetary Fund says international creditors want Greece to produce a credible economic reform plan and not abandon its bailout program.
The head of the European Central Bank says the possibility of a Greek debt default would put the world in ''uncharted waters.''
Mulcair Wants Kitsilano Re-Opened
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says the oil spill in Vancouver is a "wake-up call.''
He says his party will table a motion in the Commons demanding the government re-open the Kitsilano Coast Guard station in Vancouver.
Mulcair say if the facility was still open, the coast guard could have responded to the spill in minutes instead of hours.
The Harper government closed the Kitsilano station in 2013 as a cost-cutting move.
New Rock And Roll Inductees
A gala event was held in Cleveland last night to formally welcome the latest inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
They are Ringo Starr, Bill Withers, Green Day, Lou Reed, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, The 5 Royales, and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band.
Starr, who is 74, is the last of the Beatles to have his work outside the group honoured by the hall, which inducted the "Fab Four'' in 1988.