CAA Manitoba expecting 1,600 service calls in car-killing deep freeze

It’ll be a busy Thursday for CAA Manitoba as the province spends a second consecutive day in a car-killing deep freeze.The auto association is expecting upwards of 1,600 roadside assistance calls Thursday, after eclipsing 600 on Wednesday. CAA’s Kaitlyn Furse...

‘Don’t gloat too much’: Manitoba avoids extreme cold of western provinces… for now

With a high of -20 C in the forecast for Wednesday, Winnipeg isn’t exactly experiencing a heatwave, but as a senior climatologist with Environment Canada told 680 CJOB, it could be a lot worse.All you have to do is look...

Extreme winter weather continues to hang on to Manitoba

Most of Manitoba is waking up to extreme cold warnings across the province on Monday, thanks to an arctic ridge of high pressure.Wind chill values in the South hover between -40 C and -50 C, according to weather specialist Kahla...

School and other cancellations in southern Manitoba for Friday

CANCELLATIONS FOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8No classes for Prairie Rose School Divison Region A: Miami School, Roland School, Carman Elementary, Carman Collegiate, and Elm Creek School.Get daily local headlines and alerts

Manitoba sets all-time record for electricity use

The extreme winter weather has resulted in an all-time record in the province for energy use, says Manitoba Hydro.While staying indoors to beat the bitter cold, Manitobans used an unprecedented peak load of 4,924 megawatts of electricity Wednesday morning.That eclipses...

Winnipeg fire crews douse Bannerman Avenue fire, warn drivers of icy roads

Fire crews tackled a blaze Thursday morning at a two-storey home in the St. John’s area.The fire took place in the interior of the building in the 300 block of Bannerman Avenue.Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) said there were no...

Humane Society says extreme cold can affect pets as well as humans

If it’s too cold for us, it’s too cold for our pets.That’s the message the Winnipeg Humane Society has for local pet owners during this deep freeze.READ MORE: Doggy daycares filling up due to frigid outdoor conditionsStory continues belowWhile dogs...

School and other cancellations in southern Manitoba for Thursday

CANCELLATIONS FOR THURSDAY, JANUARY 31WINNIPEG SCHOOL DIVISIONS:The six school divisions in Winnipeg use Environment Canada as their benchmark.There needs to be a -45 windchill at The Forks at 6 o’clock before anything gets cancelled.However, Superintendent of Education Ted Fransen announced...

Canadian prairies colder than North Pole, almost as cold as Mars

The term ‘extreme’ has been circulating across the continent as provinces and states experience cold weather, but few places are as cold as the prairies.Polar Vortex is also a great buzzword, and it has a major impact on the weather...

Manitoba deep freeze isn’t too cold for science experiments

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