Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION

Forecaster delay 'unconscionable'

  • Print

Flood waters hit the Reston area of Manitoba in June 2013.

TIM SMITH / BRANDON SUN ARCHIVES Enlarge Image

Flood waters hit the Reston area of Manitoba in June 2013.

Flooding is a certainty in Manitoba. Over the years it has cost the province dearly in lost human lives and billions in public expense. The "if" of its next occurrence is not up for debate. It is the "when" and "where" that are the open and critical questions.

Accurate and timely forecasting and targeted flood prevention are perhaps the most vital ongoing emergency services the Manitoba government can provide. As such, it is simply unconscionable that the provincial government would delay its search for the best candidate possible to replace the recently departed head flood forecaster (Province lacks flood defender, Dec. 18).

Rearranging the deck chairs at Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation will not discount the titanic need to refill the position. Before it's too late, Premier Greg Selinger must take his dilatory thumb out of the hiring dike and immediately reopen the search.

ARTHUR ELLIS

Winnipeg

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition December 19, 2013 A14

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

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.

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 April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Gary Lawless & Tim Campbell on the Jets' inconsistency - Jets This Week Oct. 16

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • July 1, 2012 - 120701  -   Canada Day fireworks at The Forks from the Norwood Bridge Sunday, July 1, 2012.    John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press
  • A red squirrel peaks out of the shade in a tree in East Fort Garry, Sunday, September 9, 2012. (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Who will you vote for in Wednesday's mayoral race?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google