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Some cars of the train derailed while those carrying passengers all remained upright.
Some cars of the train derailed while those carrying passengers all remained upright. Submitted photo/Transportation Safety Board

Derailment site cleared but heavy rain sees further suspension of service

By paNOW Staff
July 10, 2018 - 5:00pm

VIA rail says the site of the derailment north of Hudson Bay last week is cleared and repaired, although their service through north central Manitoba remains suspended due to heavy rains elsewhere.

Many campers shared images of damaged property on social media following the storm.
Many campers shared images of damaged property on social media following the storm. Destiny Mcpeek/Twitter

UPDATE: SaskPower working to restore service to Emma and Christopher Lakes after storm

By paNOW Staff
July 8, 2018 - 10:30am Updated: July 9, 2018 - 1:09pm

After a major storm in the Lakeland region caused widespread damage Friday night and Saturday morning, SaskPower crews are working to restore service to the area.

Photos posted to social media show significant damage to vehicles and campers.
Photos posted to social media show significant damage to vehicles and campers. Destiny Mcpeek/Twitter

‘We were trapped for a couple of hours’: camper and family rescued after storm

By Taylor MacPherson
July 7, 2018 - 12:40pm

No serious injuries were reported after high winds, hail, and rain tore through the Lakeland region last night, but one camper said weathering the storm was a terrifying experience for his family.

Vehicles and campers were damaged by the fierce storm but there were no reports of serious injury.
Vehicles and campers were damaged by the fierce storm but there were no reports of serious injury. Taylor MacPherson/paNOW Staff

Miracle no one badly hurt in Lakeland storm: Fire Chief

By Glenn Hicks
July 7, 2018 - 11:00am Updated: July 7, 2018 - 12:17pm

The chief of the Lakeland Fire Department says it’s a miracle no one was badly hurt in the huge storm that ripped through the region late Friday night and early Saturday morning.

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