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Eric Westhaver

Eric Westhaver

Eric Westhaver is a reporter with The Reminder in Flin Flon, Man. Raised in Flin Flon, Eric holds a Bachelor of Arts-Journalism degree from the University of Regina. Eric has worked in many fields as a journalist, including print media, documentaries, online reporting, radio and TV news. Since returning to his hometown paper, Eric has won 12 provincial newspaper awards and counting in Manitoba and Saskatchewan for his work. Eric is eager to share the stories and history of the north with anyone willing to listen.

Recent Work by Eric

Fire update, May 22: No new hotspots in past week, at least nine structures destroyed

Fire update, May 22: No new hotspots in past week, at least nine structures destroyed

The WE010 fire is still considered active, but barely. Evacuees from the fire have been returning home, Highway 10 is back open and the fire has not grown in a week.
Fire update, May 17: Evacuees can come home Sunday, fire stays pat, Wanless fire now held

Fire update, May 17: Evacuees can come home Sunday, fire stays pat, Wanless fire now held

People evacuated from Cranberry Portage and cabin areas due to the WE010 fire will soon be able to return home.
Fire update, May 16: Help on way from Quebec, N.B., fire growth slows, Ottawa approves firefighting funds

Fire update, May 16: Help on way from Quebec, N.B., fire growth slows, Ottawa approves firefighting funds

No news is good news on the forest fire front. Little new information came on the WE010 fire Thursday, but the blaze's growth seems to be slowing and more help is coming.
Fire update, May 15: Blaze continues, rain in the forecast for coming days, Flin Flon still safe but smoky

Fire update, May 15: Blaze continues, rain in the forecast for coming days, Flin Flon still safe but smoky

The WE010 fire continues to burn more forest near Flin Flon, Cranberry Portage and Manitoba Highway 10. Weather forecasts in the coming days call for rain, which may help fight the blaze.
Premier Kinew visits region, meets emergency workers and evacuees, pledges more support to fight fire

Premier Kinew visits region, meets emergency workers and evacuees, pledges more support to fight fire

Manitoba Premier Wab Kinew visited Flin Flon and The Pas Tuesday, meeting with first responders, fire crews, emergency assistance personnel and local leaders.
Bomber head coach Reagan named CJHL coach of the year

Bomber head coach Reagan named CJHL coach of the year

Bomber head coach and general manager Mike Reagan has been honoured as this year's top Canadian junior A coach.
Fire update, May 14: Evacuations continue, Ontario crews arrive, Flin Flon internet back on

Fire update, May 14: Evacuations continue, Ontario crews arrive, Flin Flon internet back on

The fire burning between Cranberry Portage and Flin Flon raged on Tuesday, but more and more resources are being used to hold it at bay.
Cranberry Portage, cabin areas evacuated, Highway 10 closed as forest fire grows

Cranberry Portage, cabin areas evacuated, Highway 10 closed as forest fire grows

More communities have been evacuated and Manitoba Highway 10 has been closed due to a growing forest fire.
Sourdough Bay blaze grows near 3,000 hectares, more resources, out-of-province crews called in

Sourdough Bay blaze grows near 3,000 hectares, more resources, out-of-province crews called in

The forest fire near Sourdough Bay has grown overnight - but so have efforts to keep it at bay.
Sourdough Bay residents told to evacuate homes due to nearby fire

Sourdough Bay residents told to evacuate homes due to nearby fire

People living in the cabin area of Sourdough Bay near Flin Flon have had to evacuate their homes due to a forest fire, the first major blaze of the season.
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