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Ottawa is not offering Prairie farmers any immediate, special help to recover from this year's flood, which some peg at costing producers $1 billion in lost revenue.
Midway through the growing season and summer floods have drowned out millions of acres of crops across the Canadian prairies, robbing farmers of their livelihoods.
Thunderstorms threaten to whip up winds and douse waterlogged parts of Manitoba with rain, but the province says dikes are holding and that the Assiniboine River has reached its crest in Brandon.
With the flood threat dropping across much of southern Manitoba Friday, the military began to pull out of the region and government officials started tallying up the damage from a week of surging water.
Flood fears were easing in much of southern Manitoba Thursday, as the Assiniboine River started to subside near Portage la Prairie.
The Manitoba government appeared confident but cautious Wednesday as the swollen Assiniboine River crested near Portage La Prairie.
Tom Mulcair is accusing the Harper government of playing petty partisan games with natural disasters after he was denied permission to tour Manitoba's flood zone.
The next two days in Manitoba will be crucial to weathering the floodwaters threatening communities along the Assiniboine River, officials say.
A Manitoba hotel owner says he has been forced to lay off more than 50 employees, close his hotel and put it up for sale because Ottawa owes him $3 million in unpaid bills.
Water is now flowing through a controlled breach on the Waywayseecappo First Nation in western Manitoba.
Several communities in western Manitoba are braced for flooding, as an embankment keeping a deluge of water from the Birdtail Creek has started to fail.