Winnipeg Free Press@WinnipegNewsApr 1 10:14 pm

Feds ink deal with Red Cross for evacuations

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Team Canada skip Pat Simmons, right, directs his sweepers as Switzerland's Enrico Pfister, left, looks on at the men's world curling championships in Halifax on Wednesday.

Ottawa signs deal with Red Cross to handle evacuations on Manitoba reserves

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WINNIPEG - The federal minister of aboriginal affairs has announced a one-year agreement that provides the Canadian Red Cross with $780,000 to provide evacuation services for First Nations communities in Manitoba.

Bernard Valcourt says the measure is effective as of Wednesday.

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