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A homeowner in the Rural Municipality of Ritchot south of Winnipeg finds some humor in the Red River overland flooding situation this spring. Mike Nowatzki / The Forum

Expanded diversion channel brings comfort to Winnipeg

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WINNIPEG - On a sunny April morning, Tara Meneer's 2-year-old son squirmed in her arms and pointed to a railroad bridge near the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine rivers in downtown Winnipeg.


"Choo-choo!" Daniel said, as if the sound would make another train appear.

Meneer and a friend had brought their broods to the children's museum at The Forks, one of the city's top tourist attractions.

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