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Man. farmers end protest at Portage Diversion


April 30, 2013
By CBC News

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April 30, 2013, Portage la Prairie, Man – Dozens of farmers who blocked access to the Portage Diversion April 29 have agreed to end their protest, enabling the province to open the flood control structure.

A group of between 50 and 60 protesters, who live and farm around Lake Manitoba, had set up a half-dozen tractors and other equipment around midday to prevent the government from operating diversion, which redirects Assiniboine River flood water from an inlet near Portage la Prairie to Lake Manitoba, 29 kilometres to the north. READ MORE

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