July 26, 2017


24° C, A few clouds

Full Forecast


Advertise With Us

Gladstone hospital evacuated due to flooding

Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 13/4/2011 (2296 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

The Seven Regions Health Care Centre in Gladstone was forced to close today and relocate eight patients after a breach in a super sandbag dike

The patients, none of whom was in critical care, were transferred to the Third Crossing Manor, a seniors centre in Gladstone. The evacuation started about 7 a.m. and was finished an hour later, says Larry Skoglund, a disaster manager with the rural health authority

It was triggered after an ice jam on the engorged Whitemud River caused it to rise rapidly overnight. Water began leaking through the protective dike and into the parking lot about 5 a.m., threatening an access road, Skoglund said.

The river has since dropped slightly, but not the concern.

"The concern is in Neepawa, the river rose about two feet overnight" Skoglund said, "so we don’t know what that will do for us."

Skoglund doesn’t expect the hospital to reopen until next week.

Read more by Gordon Sinclair Jr..


Advertise With Us

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective January 2015.

Photo Store

Scroll down to load more