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Snow Carvers Sculpt At-Risk Species in Riding Mountain National Park

Snow Carvers Sculpt At-Risk Species in Riding Mountain National Park

Snow Sculpture - Riding Mountain National Park
“There’s Snowplace like Home” is a snow sculpture exhibit highlighting at-risk species within Riding Mountain National Park. (PARKS CANADA)
Snow Sculpture - Riding Mountain National Park
(PARKS CANADA)

Science meets art and snow in a new wintry display within Riding Mountain National Park.

“There’s Snowplace like Home” is a collection of larger-than-life snow sculptures in the Wasagaming townsite highlighting selected species at risk within the park.

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Vandals Topple Topiary Moose in Clear Lake

Vandals Topple Topiary Moose in Clear Lake

Topiary Moose - Riding Mountain National Park
A topiary moose in Riding Mountain National Park was toppled over and broken overnight Wednesday into Thursday. (RMNP / FACEBOOK)
Topiary Moose - Riding Mountain National Park
The topiary moose in Riding Mountain National Park during happier times. (RMNP / FACEBOOK)

Vandals are said to be responsible for the destruction of a topiary moose in Riding Mountain National Park.

The moose sat in front of the visitor centre in the Clear Lake townsite before it was recently moved to an intersection a couple blocks north.

The park shared the news on its Facebook page, saying the vandalism occurred sometime overnight Wednesday into Thursday.

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Tree Removal Underway in Clear Lake to Reduce Fire Risk

Tree Removal Underway in Clear Lake to Reduce Fire Risk

Clear Lake
The Wasagaming townsite in Riding Mountain National Park. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Crews in Riding Mountain National Park are removing trees planted on native grassland to prevent the risk of forest fires.

Work in the Clear Lake area began Friday and is part of a long-term project to protect homes, cottages, and businesses from wildfire since 1990.

“The white spruce plantations were originally planted on native grasslands between 1940 and 1960. As these trees were planted very close together, they are considered to be highly flammable, increasing the threat to property and danger for firefighting crews in the event of a wildfire,” Parks Canada said in a release.

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Ottawa Spending $8.8M on Riding Mountain Infrastructure

Ottawa Spending $8.8M on Riding Mountain Infrastructure

Clear Lake
The Wasagaming townsite in Riding Mountain National Park. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

The federal government committed $8.8 million in infrastructure funding to Riding Mountain National Park on Wednesday.

The Canada Day funding announcement was made by Dauphin—Swan River—Marquette MP Robert Sopuck, which will cover rehabilitation and renovations at several locations within and adjacent to the Wasagaming townsite.

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