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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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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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Winnipeg Digging Out from Winter Storm as Residential Plowing to Begin

Winnipeg Digging Out from Winter Storm as Residential Plowing to Begin

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

WINNIPEG — Crews are making progress clearing city streets after a late winter storm dumped about 25 centimetres of snow on Winnipeg early Monday.

Back lane plowing began Tuesday and spot sanding and salting are also underway to improve traction.

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Winnipeg Rolling Out Snow Plows to Tackle Residential Streets

Winnipeg Rolling Out Snow Plows to Tackle Residential Streets

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Gates closed Highway 75 from Winnipeg to the U.S. border early Monday. (CHRISD.CA)

After about 25 centimetres of snow fell on Winnipeg between overnight Sunday into Monday, the city is preparing for the first residential plow of the season.

Crews will begin Wednesday evening, therefore putting a residential parking ban into effect at 7 p.m. that evening.

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