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Winnipeg Blanketed by Mid-April Snow on Saturday

Winnipeg Blanketed by Mid-April Snow on Saturday

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Snowfall accumulation is expected to be about two centimetres in Winnipeg on Saturday. (JOHN ERWIN / @CANWXCHASER / TWITTER)

WINNIPEG — Hopefully, you haven’t changed out your winter tires just yet.

Winnipeg woke up on a Saturday in mid-April to falling flakes mixed with rain, which later just turned into a steady stream of snow falling to the ground. Spring, right?

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Northern Manitoba Official Says Town Looked Like Moon After Days Long Blizzard

Northern Manitoba Official Says Town Looked Like Moon After Days Long Blizzard

By The Canadian Press

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A polar bear is seen walking across the street in Churchill Man. in this file photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

CHURCHILL, Man. — When the sun finally broke through a blizzard that lasted three days in a northern Manitoba town, a local leader said it looked like the moon.

Churchill declared a state of local emergency on Friday after about 60 centimetres had fallen since earlier in the week, driven by wind gusts of up to 120 km/h.

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Southern Manitoba Hammered by Late Winter Storm

Southern Manitoba Hammered by Late Winter Storm

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A winter storm is creating chaos on highways and roadways throughout southern Manitoba as strong wind gusts and blowing snow reduced visibility west of Winnipeg Tuesday morning. (THE CANADIAN PRESS FILE/Stephen MacGillivray)

WINNIPEG — Southern Manitoba is being hit hard by a late winter storm that developed Monday and continues to have an impact until at least early Wednesday.

West of Winnipeg was seeing the worst of the conditions, combining falling snow and northwesterly winds with gusts in excess of 90 km/h at times.

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Local Planning, Area Benefits Key to Wind-Farm Buy-In, Study Finds

Local Planning, Area Benefits Key to Wind-Farm Buy-In, Study Finds

By Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press

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A wind turbine is shown at a wind farm near Pincher Creek, Alta., Wednesday, March 9, 2016. Involving community members in wind-farm planning and ensuring nearby residents benefit from turbines would go a long way toward winning local buy-in for such projects, a new Canadian study concludes. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

TORONTO – Involving community members in wind-farm planning and ensuring nearby residents benefit from turbines would go a long way toward winning local buy-in for such projects, a new Canadian study concludes.

The study, published in a recent edition of the Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, notes that fast-paced development and limits on local decision-making has resulted in strong opposition to wind projects. Those objections can be mitigated by the fair distribution and amount of area benefits, the authors write.

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‘High Impact’ Winter Storm on the Way for Manitoba

‘High Impact’ Winter Storm on the Way for Manitoba

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A pedestrian walks down Brunswick Street near Citadel Hill in Halifax as a major winter storm blasts the Maritimes on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. Winnipeg and much of the province is under a special weather statement as a winter storm system develops. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

WINNIPEG — March looks to be coming in like a lion with a major winter storm on the way this week.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for southeast Saskatchewan and western Manitoba as a storm system develops Monday night into Tuesday.

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Province Warns to Stay Off Red River as Ice Weakens

Province Warns to Stay Off Red River as Ice Weakens

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An Amphibex icebreaker operates on the Red River north of Selkirk on Tuesday, February 17, 2015. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — People are being asked to stay off the Red River in the Winnipeg area the same day The Forks reopened a portion of the Red River Mutual Trail.

The Manitoba Infrastructure’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre says rising river levels and high water from the United States flowing north could possibly weaken and break the ice. Levels are expected to rise between eight and 10 feet and peak within four to six days.

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Skating Trail at The Forks Reopens After Mild Spell

Skating Trail at The Forks Reopens After Mild Spell

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A portion of the Red River Mutual Trail at The Forks has reopened after temperatures dropped this week. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

UPDATE: Due to the province’s warning, the trail has since been closed again.

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WINNIPEG — A bonus run of the Red River Mutual Trail is back for another blast of winter at The Forks.

After closing last week amid unseasonably warm temperatures, crews have been able to groom the trail again as cooler weather has returned the last few days.

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Festival du Voyageur Alters Plans Due to Warm Weather, Closed River Trail

Festival du Voyageur Alters Plans Due to Warm Weather, Closed River Trail

WINNIPEG — Festival du Voyageur organizers are rolling with the punches being dealt by Mother Nature on the opening weekend of the 10-day event.

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Festival du Voyageur Melting
Snow sculptures at Festival du Voyageur were melting and creating puddles on Saturday, February 18, 2017. (CHRISD.CA)

A rapid thaw and spring-like temperatures on Saturday forced the closure of the Red River Mutual Trail at The Forks, where many Festival activities had been planned to complement the fun to be had at Voyageur Park across the river.

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