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Winnipeg’s River Skating Trail Extends to 6.3 Kilometres

Winnipeg’s River Skating Trail Extends to 6.3 Kilometres

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The Red River Mutual Trail now extends 6.3 km for skaters to enjoy. (@RRMTRAIL / TWITTER)

WINNIPEG — Cold weather conditions have once again allowed for the extension of the Red River Mutual Trail.

Officials with The Forks say the trail now reaches Churchill Drive on the Red River, and to Hugo Docks on the Assiniboine River, making it 6.3 kilometres long.

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Red River Mutual Trail Opens for Skating at The Forks

Red River Mutual Trail Opens for Skating at The Forks

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The Red River Mutual Trail opened Friday and spans two kilometres so far. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — Some would say gliding down the Red River Mutual Trail is a rite of winter passage in Winnipeg.

The trail officially opened Friday at The Forks, but parts of it have already been in action since December 28 when the port rink first saw skaters.

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Westbound Perimeter Highway Closing for Repairs Over Red River Bridge

Westbound Perimeter Highway Closing for Repairs Over Red River Bridge

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One westbound lane over the Red River Bridge along the South Perimeter Highway has been closed since November. Both lanes will close for repairs beginning on Sunday. (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

The province is closing the westbound lanes over the Red River Bridge along the south Perimeter Highway to fix surface cracks in the bridge deck concrete.

One westbound lane of the bridge has been closed since November 14 as a safety precaution. Beginning Sunday, December 16, both westbond lanes will be closed until repairs can be completed by January 4, 2019.

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Thin Ice Prompts Warning from Winnipeg Emergency Officials

Thin Ice Prompts Warning from Winnipeg Emergency Officials

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Thin ice has prompted a warning from emergency officials to stay off waterways. (UMANITOBA.CA)

WINNIPEG — Ice beginning to form on waterways has prompted a warning from emergency officials to stay clear of drainage ditches, culverts, streams, creeks, retention ponds and rivers.

The city says ice surfaces are thin and fragile, and falling into ice-cold water can be deadly.

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Surface Cracks Close One Lane of South Perimeter Bridge

Surface Cracks Close One Lane of South Perimeter Bridge

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One westbound lane over the Red River Bridge along the South Perimeter Highway is closed. (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

WINNIPEG — Surface cracks in the bridge deck concrete has forced the province to close one lane on the Red River Bridge along the South Perimeter Highway.

Manitoba Infrastructure says the westbound curb lane next to the sidewalk is closed for inspection.

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Winning Warming Hut Designs Unveiled as Competition Turns 10

Winning Warming Hut Designs Unveiled as Competition Turns 10

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Hoverbox is a large white box that hovers over the ice. The visitor enters a labyrinth turned upside down by way of one of the two narrow openings leading inward. Corridors snake through the body of the building and end at benches. (THE FORKS / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — It’s been 10 years since The Forks first placed warming huts on the Red and Assiniboine rivers as part of an international design competition.

For 2019, the unique structures are just as eye-catching and creative as ever before. Winners for Warming Huts v.2019 were unveiled Friday and chosen from a stack of 219 submissions.

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Dry Summer Means Lower Water Levels on Red, Assiniboine Rivers

Dry Summer Means Lower Water Levels on Red, Assiniboine Rivers

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Trees lean over the Assiniboine River in Winnipeg on Oct. 14, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve Lambert)

WINNIPEG — Dry weather this summer has put water levels along the Red River below normal summer operational levels.

Public Services and Procurement Canada says the levels are most impacted between St. Andrews Lock and Dam and the city of Winnipeg, including the Assiniboine River.

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