Winter

Level red in Manitoba? Let’s go to an ice fishing derby – Winnipeg

Labaupa taking pictures of the derby late Sunday morning.

Many popular fishing spots around Winnipeg are busier than usual as ice fishing season enters its prime months. That was evident just off the shores of Gimli, on Lake Manitoba over the weekend as more than three dozen tents packed a designated area of ice for the annual Filipino …

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Community powering through as outage continues in parts of Beechy, Sask., surrounding area

Natalie Braun’s children outside after being hit with a massive storm earlier in the week.

Beechy is one of several Saskatchewan communities that is still waiting for power to fully come back following wind and snowstorms earlier in the week. Natalie Braun is a Beechy resident and said the community has been hit pretty hard. Read more: Winter storm wreaks havoc throughout southern Saskatchewan …

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Despite pandemic, Vernon Winter Carnival forging ahead with online, drive-thru events – Okanagan

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It’s a North Okanagan tradition that draws people from all over: the Vernon Winter Carnival. And in one month’s time, the annual event will be back – albeit heavily modified because of the coronavirus pandemic. Billing itself as western Canada’s largest winter festival, the carnival will run Feb. 5-14, …

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Here’s a sneak peak at Echo Valley Provincial Park’s 2 kilometre skating trail

Saskatchewan Parks Regional Director Beck Hoehn told Global News the campground’s picnic benches and fire pits will be open for use as well, and encouraged families to make a day of their experience with a picnic.

Echo Valley Provincial Park’s “Skate the Park” skating trail is open, and this year the track has doubled in size. On the edge of the Qu’Appelle Valley, winter enthusiasts can now lace up for a meandering, two kilometre skate through the Park’s Aspen Campground. A Saskatchewan Parks spokesperson said …

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Beaconsfield bans hockey on outdoor rinks after players refuse to follow rules – Montreal

Beaconsfield bans hockey on outdoor rinks after players refuse to follow rules - Montreal

The closest Beaconsfield residents will get to a real game of outdoor hockey anytime soon is on the street. The West Island municipality banned hockey on Saturday morning at its six outdoor rinks this winter. Just days after opening the rinks for outdoor hockey during the pandemic, Beaconsfield Mayor …

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Good Samaritan using TikTok treasure hunts to help Saskatoon businesses

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Paul Macalino wanted to give back to his community but wasn’t expecting the response he got when creating a treasure hunt on a winter day in Saskatoon. He purchased a Keurig coffee maker with his own money, hid it in the Broadway area, posted a video on TikTok and …

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Coronavirus: Holiday activities for London, Ont., families to enjoy – London

Coronavirus: Holiday activities for London, Ont., families to enjoy - London

This holiday season will be like no other due to the coronavirus pandemic. To keep London’s holiday spirits alive, the City of London has compiled a list of family-friendly activities to celebrate the festive time of year while following COVID-19 health protocols. .@DundasPlace is the perfect destination for a …

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Coronavirus: Experts urge Winnipeggers to stay active this winter – Winnipeg

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Experts say the coronavirus pandemic could lead to more mental health challenges this winter, but staying active can go a long way in helping people cope. Dr. Syras Derksen, a Winnipeg-based psychologist, said exercising is one of the most important things to do as the weather gets colder and …

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Cross-country ski boom: Supplies dwindle as equipment flies off shelves

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Cross-country ski sales in Canada have exploded as people look for ways to entertain themselves during the coronavirus pandemic. One shop in north Saskatoon has already sold a winter’s worth of equipment. “We’re running out of skis,” said Alison Meinert, a buyer for Eb’s Source for Adventure. “Our big …

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COMMENTARY: Do colder temperatures speed up the spread of COVID-19? – National

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Why is the reported number of COVID-19 cases rising across Europe now? Many countries ended their full lockdowns at the start of the summer, but it wasn’t until the autumn that most places began to see a significant increase in the spread of the virus again. The re-opening of …

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