New Manitoba conservation area honours Roblin outdoorsman

A long-time Roblin, Man., family has donated an expanse of land near Riding Mountain National Park in memory of a loved one as a new conservation area.The Bob Mickelson Conservation Lands are a 169 hectare (418 acre) area made up of grasslands, forests, wetlands and a lake.READ MORE: New conservation area in Manitoba will protect 86 bird species: nature groupHelp us improve Globalnews.caTake the survey now!Story continues belowThe family of Bob Mickelson and the Nature Conservancy of Canada made a joint announcement Monday, saying the gift allows the lands to…

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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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Accused pleads guilty to attempted murder in Onanole RCMP shooting

A man has pleaded guilty to attempted murder in the shooting of an RCMP officer in western Manitoba.READ MORE: New details emerge about Manitoba RCMP officer shootingStory continues belowTherae Racette-Beaulieu, who is 19 and from the Sandy Bay First Nation, was arrested after Cpl. Graeme Kingdon was shot last August. Kingdon was responding to a break and enter at a home in Onanole, near Riding Mountain National Park.The officer was seriously injured and RCMP said Thursday that he continues to recover.READ MORE: Fourth suspect in Onanole officer shooting caught; family IDs victim as Graeme KingdonRacette-Beaulieu…

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‘There’s no excuse for Manitobans to not explore’: Stay-cation ideas for 2019

As Manitoba heads into a bitterly cold stretch of the season, the tourism industry has put out a call for residents to embrace — and explore — the bone-chilling beauty.Story continues belowREAD MORE: Lonely Planet loves Manitoba: Travel giant puts province on top 10 list for 2019Travel Manitoba has highlighted some areas for residents to consider adding to their travel list, no matter what the weather.Wandering through the winterTravel Manitoba CEO Colin Ferguson said there are numerous areas to take advantage of, while the mercury is below zero.“I would say our…

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‘It’s the Canadian thing to do’: One-of-a-kind skating rink opens near Onanole

There is a cool new winter attraction in Riding Mountain National Park.A group of outdoor enthusiasts have carved out a one-of-a-kind skating trail near Onanole, Man. — a maze on ice, of sorts.Perry Au told 680 CJOB Thursday afternoon that he and some buddies created the rink on a pond just off Octopus Lake.View link »

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Winter adventurers welcome at Manitoba’s Whirlpool Lake, closure lifted

A popular camping and recreational area in Riding Mountain National Park that was closed through the summer has been re-opened, but for winter use only.Parks Canada issued a notice on Jan. 9 saying the closure of Whirlpool Lake was being temporarily lifted.READ MORE: Popular Manitoba campground closed for the season over concerns of zebra musselsStory continues belowWhile the road into the area will remain closed to motor vehicles, it will be open as a wilderness trail, allowing access for hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and fat biking.Visitors to the area will find parking available…

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Lonely Planet loves Manitoba: Travel giant puts province on top 10 list for 2019

One of the leading authorities on world travel says Manitoba is the place to be.Lonely Planet released their Best in Travel list for 2019 and Manitoba ranks No. 8 in the list for best regions.“We’re thrilled that Manitoba has been recognized by no less than the world’s number one travel guidebook brand”, said Colin Ferguson, President of Travel Manitoba.“Certainly Manitobans know about the hidden gems found in our province, but now the rest of the world can discover them too, thanks to this influential designation.”The list is formed through nominations…

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Popular pop-up restaurant coming to Wasagaming

Winnipeg’s renowned pop-up restaurant is taking its food on the road to Riding Mountain National Park. The town of Wasagaming will host RAW:almond from Sept. 24 – Oct. 14.“We want to celebrate the harvest of Manitoba,” said Chef Mandel Hitzer.Story continues belowRAW:almond pairs architects with culinary chefs to create a temporary tasting room. In the past, it has done pop-up restaurants on the frozen Assiniboine River.Riding Mountain National Park has constructed a fire belt around the town site, so architect Joe Klaturnyk said he’ll be using that scrap wood to construct the building.“I’m…

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RAW:Almond: More than just a meal

August 22 2018 9:53am Riding Mountain National Park is the setting for the next RAW:Almond pop-up restaurant and will feature a boat ride, night hike and a world-class dining experience. ‘ }); } 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 = window.setInterval(…

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RAW:Almond: All ingredients for the next event are from Manitoba

August 22 2018 8:23am Imagine enjoying a 20 course menu right on the beautiful shores of Clear Lake. RAW:Wasagaming is your chance to do just that. ‘ }); } 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 = window.setInterval( function() { //console.log(‘ !!!…

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