Property owners around Lake Manitoba have called a public meeting for Wednesday to demand that the province provide a permanent solution to prevent a repeat of this year’s flood-related damage.
Organizers say man-made decisions to flow water into the lake without providing an adequate outlet are raising water levels and consuming residents’ properties and livelihoods.
"I watch Lake Manitoba consume my farm, inch by inch, each year becoming a wider span," said Joe Johnson of Langruth. the public meeting’s chief organizer. "I have 580 acres of lakefront property, which I started losing in 1976, and have not had an inch of use of it since 1995."
The public meeting will take place Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Langruth Hall.