Local ice artists carving species at risk throughout Riding Mountain Nat’l Park

Four unique ice sculptures are showcasing different species that call Riding Mountain National Park home.Riding Mountain currently has 28 species at risk living within its boundaries. Ice sculptures being carved at Riding Mountain National Park.Courtesy: James CulletonThe five local artists taking part in the new display are Allan Fogg, Jaques Boulet, Chris Pancoe, James Culleton, and Jakobi Heinrichs.Each of them are world-class Manitoba snow carvers who have had their work exhibited across Canada as well as internationally.READ MORE: Extreme cold doesn’t stop Calgary ice carver from celebrating Lunar New YearThe…

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What to do about snow and ice buildup around furnace vents

As the temperatures are dropping, your furnace is working even harder.Something you may have noticed is snow and ice building up around the vents of your high-efficiency furnace.Balcaen & Sons owner Tom Balcaen says it’s something you should keep an eye on.“The furnace vent pipes, the exhaust and intake can get plugged up with snow,” he said.“Mother Nature can be aggressive sometimes as today. When we have a lot of blizzarding snow, the pipes can suck up that snow.”Story continues belowREAD MORE: The silent killer: Protecting yourself from carbon monoxideThe Winnipeg…

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Manitobans bravely face bone-chilling temperatures

Winnipeg is truly living up to its nickname of “Winterpeg.” A deep freeze has settled in there. So how are people coping with the bone-chilling cold. Global National’s Dawna Friesen finds out from Global Winnipeg weather specialist Mike Koncan, who’s braving the elements.

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Cold temperatures can still mean unsafe ice: Winnipeg firefighters, paramedics

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews were called to La Salle River in St. Norbert, responding to reports that a snowmobile driver had partially broken through the ice around noon on Saturday.READ MORE: One person dead, another in hospital after falling through ice on Guelph LakeWith the snowmobile partly submerged, the driver was unable to escape to safety and called 911 from a cell phone.The WFPS Water Rescue team arrived, and through the use of specialized water rescue equipment, was able to bring the driver safely back to shore.READ MORE:…

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Humboldt Broncos’ Layne Matechuk returns to the ice for the first time since the accident

Humboldt Broncos player Layne Matechuk made a return to the ice rink on Tuesday, January 8, for the first time since being injured in a fatal crash in which the team’s bus collided with a transport truck on April 6, 2018. Matechuk, 18, suffered a brain injury in the incident and spent the first month after the crash in a coma.

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Skaters on St. Andrews community rink told to pay to use the ice

January 7 2019 6:47pm The RM of St. Andrews has been called into question after community members were told they needed to pay a fee to use the outdoor skating rink. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval =…

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Dustin Byfuglien surprises Petersfield bar patrons on New Year’s Eve

The Petersfield Motor Inn in Petersfield, Man. welcomed a surprise guest for their New Year’s Eve festivities.Petersfield is an hour north of Winnipeg. It’s also a preferred ice fishing destination for Winnipeg Jets’ defenceman Dustin Byfuglien.READ MORE: Winnipeg Jets players help student make it to her exam on timeByfuglien dropped by to enjoy a couple beers with fans after a day of ice fishing on Netley Creek, just minutes north of the town.“When he first walked in we were sitting right by the door, and my boyfriend said ‘Hey, there’s…

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RCMP investigations net child porn convictions in northern Manitoba

Two Manitobans have been convicted of child porn-related offences thanks to the efforts of the RCMP’s Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit. Manitoba RCMP acted on a tip in January of last year from the National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre (NCECC) that an image had been uploaded to a social media app from an IP address in Churchill. Joshua Proulx, 21, was arrested and charged with several child porn offences, as well as a sexual assault (on a sleeping adult woman) and voyeurism. Story continues below He was sentenced Oct. 23…

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