04/08/2013 10:00 EDT | Updated 06/08/2013 05:12 EDT

Manitoba to receive big federal payment for outstanding wind damage bills

WINNIPEG - Manitoba is receiving more than $1 million from the federal government to cover damage caused by tornadoes and wind storms nearly six years ago.

The total payment from Ottawa is $1,183,183 and is coming from the Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements.

The money will cover damage caused to private and public property in nine municipalities and the Whiteshell Provincial Park on June 23 and 24, 2007.

The municipalities include Pipestone, Sifton, Cameron, Whitewater, Morton, Riverside, Turtle Mountain, Strathcona and Argyle.

Vic Toews (TAYVZ), the regional minister for Manitoba, says in a release that Ottawa is committed to working with the provinces and territories on a new program to help lessen the impact of natural disasters.