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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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Old Market Square Skating Rink Reopening to the Public

Old Market Square Skating Rink Reopening to the Public

Old Market Square Skating Rink
The skating rink in Old Market Square will reopen for public use on Thursday, March 9. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — A relatively new winter attraction in Old Market Square will reopen on Thursday after unseasonably warm weather this past week.

The public skating rink in the Exchange District was installed earlier this winter as a feasibility study to test long-term effects to the Old Market Square landscape.

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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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U of M Marking 140th Anniversary with Winter Festival

U of M Marking 140th Anniversary with Winter Festival

University of Manitoba
University of Manitoba (UMANITOBA.CA)

An outdoor festival at the University of Manitoba on Tuesday is celebrating the institution’s 140th anniversary, as well as Canada’s 150th birthday.

A sunrise ceremony at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation will open festivities, followed by a free pancake breakfast at the Fort Garry and Bannatyne campuses.

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Skating Trail at The Forks Reopens After Mild Spell

Skating Trail at The Forks Reopens After Mild Spell

Red River Trail
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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Anglers Can Ice Fish for Free in Manitoba This Weekend

Anglers Can Ice Fish for Free in Manitoba This Weekend

Winter Family Fishing Weekend is February 18-20. (FRIDAY1970 / FLICKR)

The province is waiving licence fees this weekend on ice fishing across Manitoba.

Anglers will be able to fish freely February 18-20, but conservation limits will apply and a federal licence will still be required to fish in national parks.

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Refugees Treated to Crokicurl Lesson, WSO Concert

Refugees Treated to Crokicurl Lesson, WSO Concert

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Crokicurl at The Forks combines crokinole and curling. (PUBLIC CITY ARCHITECTURE)

With an influx of asylum-seekers having crossed into the province in recent weeks, Manitobans are doing their best to welcome them to the community.

A new winter game designed by Public City Architecture in Winnipeg is expecting 40 to 50 newcomers out on Sunday. Crokicurl has gained international attention ever since it was introduced at The Forks this winter.

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Frozen ‘Stackhouse’ Warming Hut Unveiled at The Forks

Frozen ‘Stackhouse’ Warming Hut Unveiled at The Forks

Stackhouse - Anish Kapoor
‘Stackhouse,’ by world-renowned artist Anish Kapoor of London, England, is crafted at The Forks on Friday, January 27, 2017. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — A frozen creation crafted out of ice pieces from the Red River was unveiled it its entirety on Friday.

Stackhouse” is one of the invited warming huts designed this year at The Forks from world-renowned artist Anish Kapoor of London, England.

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