Manitoba approves extra spending to cover summer flood costs

Manitoba's Finance Ministry has issued a special warrant to allow extra spending this fiscal year to cover the costs of recent flooding.
Manitoba's Finance Minister has approved a $100 million warrant to help cover costs incurred around the province from this year's flood. (CBC)

Manitoba's Finance Ministry has issued a special warrant to allow extra spending this fiscal year to cover the costs of recent flooding.

The warrant provides an additional $100 million.

The government says costs for flood-related infrastructure repairs are still being assessed, but at this point spending is still being covered under the existing budget.

Torrential rain in Manitoba at the beginning of July caused widespread, overland flooding in rural areas.