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Manitoba Premier Down South While His Social Media Marvels at Winnipeg Snow

Manitoba Premier Down South While His Social Media Marvels at Winnipeg Snow

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Brian Pallister Snow
A photo of a snowy day in Winnipeg, posted on Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister’s Instagram account, is shown in this recent handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Instagram, premierbrianpallister)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister appeared to marvel on social media in recent days at Winnipeg’s wintry weather, but in reality he was at his vacation home in tropical Costa Rica, his office has confirmed.

Pallister’s Twitter and Instagram accounts put up a few pictures last Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, as daytime temperatures hovered around -20 C.

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Winnipeg Under Snowfall Warning for 10-15 cm

Winnipeg Under Snowfall Warning for 10-15 cm

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Nico Boyd ducks under some heavily snow-laden tress as she makes her way to school along a Dromore Avenue sidewalk in Winnipeg on Monday, March 5, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — First it was the extreme cold, and now snow is on the way for southern Manitoba.

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for Winnipeg and surrounding areas as a weather system moves into the region today.

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Dizzying Weather Extremes a New Fact of Life for Canadians, Experts Say

Dizzying Weather Extremes a New Fact of Life for Canadians, Experts Say

By Holly McKenzie-Sutter, The Canadian Press

Sun Dogs - Winnipeg
Sun dogs, formed by the sun reflecting off ice crystals in bitterly cold temperatures, sit over the Winnipeg skyline Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. Winnipeg and the region have been experiencing below -35 degree celsius temperatures and windchills of -45 to -50 degree celsius. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

As Ottawa limps across the finish line of its snowiest January on record, cherry blossoms are blooming at the legislature in coastal Victoria, B.C.

Millions of Canadians were hiding out this week under extreme cold warnings stretching across the map, even as some East Coast cities enjoyed moderate temperatures.

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Winnipeg New Music Festival, Ice Instruments to Strum Frozen Chord

Winnipeg New Music Festival, Ice Instruments to Strum Frozen Chord

Pavilion Sub Zero
Pavilion Sub Zero is the area in The Forks’ Historic Port where Glacial Time will be performed Friday night by Norwegian instrumentalist Terje Isungset and the WSO. (WNMF.CA)

The Winnipeg New Music Festival will be the coolest place to be this weekend — literally.

The icy event at The Forks doesn’t officially get underway until Saturday, but a special pre-festival concert just may be the highlight.

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Winter Storm Brings Snow, Rain, Wind and Cold to Eastern, Central Canada

Winter Storm Brings Snow, Rain, Wind and Cold to Eastern, Central Canada

By Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press

Ottawa Snow
A pedestrian walks past a snowbank on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Sunday, January 20, 2019. A powerful winter storm that brought heavy rain and snow to much of Eastern and Central Canada has closed schools, flooded streets, knocked out power and is forcing school buses to stay off the roads in Toronto today as temperatures plummet. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand)

A powerful storm brought heavy snow and rain and bitter temperatures to much of Eastern and Central Canada, reminding Canadians of the many ways an unforgiving climate can disrupt their lives.

The widespread storm closed schools, flooded streets, knocked out power and forced school buses to stay off the roads in many areas Monday as temperatures began to plummet.

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