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Coronavirus: Riverview winter carnival gets creative amid COVID-19 – National

Coronavirus: Riverview winter carnival gets creative amid COVID-19 - National

The town of Riverview, N.B., has had to overhaul its winter carnival plans amid COVID-19, but has come up with a safe way to add a little magic to their festivities. With typical large gatherings on skating rinks and sliding hills off the table amid the red phase of …

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Coronavirus: Groundhog Day provides boost during winter pandemic

Coronavirus: Groundhog Day provides boost during winter pandemic

For decades, groundhogs have been predicting when spring will get here, and Tuesday was no different. While it’s usually a toss up as to when spring will actually start, experts say it can give people hope and it’s something they need now more than ever — especially during the …

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Polson Park transformed into winter wonderland for Vernon Winter Carnival – Okanagan

Polson Park transformed into winter wonderland for Vernon Winter Carnival - Okanagan

The countdown to the Vernon Winter Carnival is officially on. The days leading up to the festival grow shorter and shorter as ice sculptors work to finish their masterpieces. “They are carving right now,” Vicki Proulx, Vernon Winter Carnival executive director said.  “The ice arrived early last week and …

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London, Ont., opens 2nd temporary overnight winter shelter – London

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The City of London has announced the opening of its second temporary overnight resting space as part of its new winter response program. The resting space at 415 York St. “includes retrofitted, portable buildings with day resting spaces and warm overnight shelter for 30 individuals.” Read more: TTC seeing …

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The question looming over N.L.’s winter pandemic election: Will anyone vote?

The question looming over N.L.’s winter pandemic election: Will anyone vote?

NDP Leader Alison Coffin kicked off the first full week of Newfoundland and Labrador’s winter pandemic election by promising to strengthen public services and increase the minimum wage – deficits be damned. “We are going to make different choices,” she told reporters Monday morning in St. John’s. “We have …

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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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COMMENTARY: A winter or spring election is the last thing Canada needs right now – National

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As far as political predictions go, the forecast of a federal election sometime in 2021 is probably a relatively safe one. Nailing down how many weeks or months this current Liberal minority has left is a much more difficult guessing game. Yes, there are factors here beyond the Liberals’ …

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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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Staying active: Outdoor activities for the kids to try this winter

Staying active: Outdoor activities for the kids to try this winter

Jacob Rodenburg, executive director of Camp Kawartha, said it is especially important to stay active during the pandemic and during the winter. “The latest research is showing that being outside even 20 minutes a day boosts your serotonin levels, which means you feel better,” he said. “These days especially, …

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