The big story, of course, is the mighty Assiniboine. Over the weekend an ice jam was sending the Assiniboine to record levels. The jam is gone today but the River is not expected to crest there until sometime between April 20 and 28.
Both of the main drags into town, 18th and 1st, are lined with kilometers of 'super-sandbags'.
On Saturday Grand Valley Road (which is what Kirkcaldy becomes west of 18th) was sealed off at 18th (see map below)
Just opened in the Autumn, the David Thompson (18th Street) Bridge is getting a workout.
Here's a view from the Riverbank Discovery Centre which has a lot less riverbank than usual.
Keeping with disasters, I snapped some photos of the Brown Block which collapsed back in mid March. Engineers are figuring how best to take it down. It became a trickier than usual operation when it was found to share a retaining wall with another heritage building: The former Strand Theatre. In a few days they will know whether the Strand can remain standing.
CP Depot's New Life
Within sight of the Brown Block is the former CP Depot. It, too, has sat empty for a number of years.
A happier ending, though, as renovations are underway to make it the new home of Westman Immigrant Services, coming full circle in a way.