Tag Archives: Winter

Duck Pond Skating Rink Opens at Assiniboine Park

Duck Pond Skating Rink Opens at Assiniboine Park

Assiniboine Park Duck Pond
The Assiniboine Park duck pond skating rink is now open for the season. (APC / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — The duck pond skating rink is now open at Assiniboine Park.

The Assiniboine Park Conservancy says the adjacent duck pond shelter is also operational and includes accessible washrooms, picnic tables, rubber mats and a toasty fireplace. The shelter is open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

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Artists, Students Beautify Ice-Fishing Shacks in Selkirk to Fight Homelessness

Artists, Students Beautify Ice-Fishing Shacks in Selkirk to Fight Homelessness

Mandy van Leeuwen - Art on Ice
Manitoba realism muralist, Mandy van Leeuwen, wanted to flip perspectives on how we see homelessness in Canada with her ice-fishing shack, “Inside-Outside House,” which will be auctioned off during Holiday Alley on Saturday, December 2 for The Homes For All Fund. (HANDOUT)

Six ice-fishing shacks in Selkirk are standing out to drive social change at the hands of a group of students and talented artists.

Art on Ice is igniting the conversation about homelessness in Canada while creating a new community project in the city just north of Winnipeg.

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Emergency Officials Warn to Stay Off Waterways as Temperatures Drop

Emergency Officials Warn to Stay Off Waterways as Temperatures Drop

Red River Thin Ice
Exposed water on the Red River across from St. Boniface on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Emergency officials are warning the public to be cautious of thin ice and to stay off waterways.

Polic, firefighters and paramedics say as temperatures drop, ice surfaces are thin and fragile. Falling into ice-cold water can turn deadly in a matter of minutes.

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Canadians Told to Brace for a ‘Classic’ Canadian Winter with Lots of Snow

Canadians Told to Brace for a ‘Classic’ Canadian Winter with Lots of Snow

By Salmaan Farooqui, The Canadian Press

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A man shovels snow from around his car following a winter storm in Montreal, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. One of Canada’s high profile weather forecasters is warning Canadians across the country to brace for a whole lot of snow this winter. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

TORONTO – One of Canada’s high profile weather forecasters is warning Canadians across the country to brace for a whole lot of snow this winter.

Chris Scott, The Weather Network’s chief meteorologist, says the message from his forecast team is “buckle up, because it looks like a stormy winter.”

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Filmmaker Guy Maddin Invited to Design Warming Hut at The Forks

Filmmaker Guy Maddin Invited to Design Warming Hut at The Forks

Guy Maddin Warming Hut
Temple of Lost Things, a warming hut design by Guy Maddin, is one of this year’s designs at The Forks. (THE FORKS)
Guy Maddin
Guy Maddin

This year’s warming huts at The Forks will have a celebrity appeal as celebrated Winnipeg filmmaker Guy Maddin lends his creative talents in designing a structure.

Maddin is the invited artist this season and will construct a piece called “Temple of Lost Things.”

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Sanders, Plows Hit Winnipeg Streets After Snowfall

Sanders, Plows Hit Winnipeg Streets After Snowfall

The city is plowing and sanding streets after an overnight snowfall. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — Crews began salting and plowing streets Saturday following an accumulation of snow late Friday and overnight.

Salting is taking place on Priority 1 streets prior to a truck plowing operation later today on P1 and P2 routes.

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