Winnipeg's 'Big Dig'

In an effort to protect one of Canada's most flood-prone cities, the City of Winnipeg is expanding its 40-year old floodway.
September 16, 2005, 6am PDT | Michael Dudley
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"Since the deluge in New Orleans, Canadians have cast an anxious eye over their own flood defence. And according to officials here, the Prairie capital of Winnipeg is the capital city that may be the most threatened by flooding...This week, in a move long awaited by local residents, construction teams began work to make sure such a flood can never threaten Winnipeg again. In southern Manitoba's most expensive infrastructure project, planned long before the catastrophic flooding of Louisiana, they started digging out a major new floodway system."

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Published on Thursday, September 15, 2005 in The Globe and Mail
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