WASHINGTON, United States of America – A bill to simplify crossing the Canadian-U.S. border moved ahead in the American Congress on Wednesday, with little time left to get it passed before lawmakers break to form a post-election legislature in the New Year.
VIRDEN, Man. – Travellers stranded by a blizzard in a Manitoba town got a treat on Tuesday night when singer Tom Jackson put on an impromptu concert in the storm shelter.
A dump of snow and howling wind shut down the Trans-Canada highway at the Manitoba-Saskatchewan boundary, which forced people to hunker down in the town of Virden. Jackson and his Huron Carole musical group were travelling from Regina to Brandon, Man., and were among those stranded.
The City of Winnipeg will begin plowing residential streets on Friday morning.
The city continues to receive snowfall on Wednesday as part of a system that made its way into Manitoba on Monday and moved eastward. Up to 30 cm was expected by the time the precipitation was to taper off later this afternoon.
A residential parking ban will be in effect at 7 a.m. on December 9.
WINNIPEG — A storm that blasted Winnipeg and southern Manitoba on Tuesday isn’t done with us just yet. A blowing snow advisory remains in effect for much of the southern portion of the province, reducing visibility mixed with lighter snowfall.
Another 2-4 cm of snow is expected to fall today, paired with winds gusting to 60 km/h.