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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from ChrisD.ca

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from ChrisD.ca

ChrisD.ca Merry Christmas
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From the ChrisD.ca digital news team, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and all the best of the holiday season. No matter how you celebrate, take time to catch up with family and friends, overindulge in delicious food and make the very best of this special time of year.

As we mark over 10 years, our readers have continued to make ChrisD.ca their #1 choice for independent online news coverage in Winnipeg and southern Manitoba. Thank you!

A special thank you to our advertising partners — both locally and nationally. It was a pleasure working with you in 2017.

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Dreaming of a Frigid Christmas? Southern Manitoba Under Extreme Cold Warning

Dreaming of a Frigid Christmas? Southern Manitoba Under Extreme Cold Warning

Cold Weather

Forecasters weren’t lying when they said Winnipeg will experience its coldest Christmas since 1996.

The city was placed under an extreme cold warning early Sunday, setting the stage for bitterly cold air that moved into southern Manitoba this weekend. Environment Canada says wind chill values will be near or below -40 at times through the Christmas period.

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Peppers & Pennies: Spiked Canadian Hot Chocolate

Peppers & Pennies: Spiked Canadian Hot Chocolate

By Amanda Cortens (@PeppersPennies)

Spiked Canadian Hot Chocolate

WINNIPEG — Not feeling ‘jolly’ enough this week? The pressures of managing multiple dinners, wrapping gifts and navigating grocery stores can be quite stressful during the Holiday season. The Holidays are supposed to be a time to sit back, relax and reconnect with family and friends, so why not set some time aside to do just that? I always find I am most relaxed over a stiff drink or a hot drink shared with friends, which is why I created my Spiked Canadian Hot Chocolate.

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Christmas Fruitcake Conundrum: Jackman-Atkinson

Christmas Fruitcake Conundrum: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Neepawa Banner & Press

Christmas Fruitcake
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NEEPAWA, Man. — Christmas is upon us, which means that so too is the season of sweets and baking. Last week’s Neepawa Banner & Press had a collection of seasonal recipes and no matter your taste — sweet or savoury, simple or extravagant— there’s a recipe out there. From cookies to truffles, mincemeat to bars and sausage rolls to cakes, everyone has their favourite Christmas treat.

Almost a decade ago, I shared a confession about my favourite holiday-related food, the much reviled and ridiculed Christmas cake.

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City’s Christmas Tree Recycling Depots Open December 27

City’s Christmas Tree Recycling Depots Open December 27

Christmas Tree
People tie up a free Christmas tree that they cut down in a handout photo from the Nature Conservancy of Canada. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO- Nature Conservancy of Canada)

If by December 27th you’ve had it with the Christmas season, the city’s Let’s Chip In depots will be more than happy to take your tree.

The depots will remain open until January 31, 2018. Residents are reminded that trees placed at the curb next to recycling or garbage carts will not be collected.

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What’s Open and Closed in Winnipeg During the Holidays

What’s Open and Closed in Winnipeg During the Holidays

Christmas

Here’s what’s open, closed or operating on a reduced schedule throughout the holidays in Winnipeg.

Shopping Centres

Outlet Collection Winnipeg

  • December 22-23 — open 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • December 24 — open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • December 25 — closed
  • December 26 — open 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • December 31– open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • January 1 — closed

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Winnipeg ‘Guaranteed’ to Have White Christmas Along with Frigid Temperatures

Winnipeg ‘Guaranteed’ to Have White Christmas Along with Frigid Temperatures

Snow Stuck
People push a stuck car after two days of snow in Winnipeg, Wednesday, December 7, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

Depending on where you live in Canada, your dreams of having a white Christmas may come down to the wire.

Aside from precipitation on the ground to beautify the holiday season, The Weather Network’s Holiday Snow Report is forecasting one of the coldest Christmases in quite some time for parts of Canada.

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Christmas Arrives Early to Churchill with Hamper, Gifts Delivery

Christmas Arrives Early to Churchill with Hamper, Gifts Delivery

Churchill Hampers
Christmas hampers are delivered to Churchill, Manitoba on Sunday, December 17, 2017. (MMF)
Churchill Hampers
The Manitoba Metis Federation sorts hampers in Churchill on Sunday. (MMF)

Christmas came early over the weekend to some less fortunate residents living in Churchill.

The northern Manitoba community received 100 hampers and nearly 200 gifts at the hands of the Manitoba Metis Federation.

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