January 24, CBC News:
Crystalline three-metre-tall ice formations are drawing crowds of visitors to the shores of Lake Winnipeg this January.
Winnipeg Beach Mayor Tony Pimentel said in the 30 years he’s lived in the Manitoba community, he has never seen shores so chock full of impressive ice formations in January.
“We’ve had a lot more people come out and look at these things,” Pimentel said.
Following a record-breaking warm November in southern Manitoba, Pimentel said ice on Lake Winnipeg finally began to freeze in December.
The first week of December saw two days of strong northeast winds batter the chilly water up against the sand. As the water lapped up on shore and froze, it turned into slush. It began piling up and solidified as the month continued. Read more.
Beautiful footage of Lake Winnipeg completely frozen over on Tuesday after southern Manitoba, Canada was hit by really cold temperatures. Watch Video.
People who love to fish are thrilled with the warmer temperatures that have graced Manitoba this fall.
It means an extended season for those who can’t get enough on the water.
Lake Winnipeg and the Red River still haven’t frozen.
Even in late November, Garther Cheung and Lee Nolden are still chasing the feeling of another catch.
“Any time you can be on open water fishing in November it’s phenomenal,” said Cheung.
A former guide in northern Manitoba, Nolden moved from the United States to fish here, over 30 years ago.
Nolden who has picked up nickname of ‘The Godfather’ of Lake Winnipeg, doesn’t recall a fall quite like this.
“Not this nice, no,” Nolden said on Sunday from Cheung’s boat. “Not that I can remember that somebody can get out fish and things,” he added.
On Wednesday, Nolden and Cheung said they reeled in 200 fish from Lake Winnipeg by Pine Falls. Read more.
Thursday November 24, 2016 7:00 pm, Winnipeg: The Fort Garry Hotel, Spa & Conference Centre
Evidence Based Policy & Lake Winnipeg’s Watershed
Dr Rennie will speak about his research on invasive species, microplastics & silver nanoparticles. After Dr. Rennie speaks he will be joined by Andrew Park & Nathan Zahn for a panel discussion on evidence based policy followed by an audience Q & A session. Come and join the conversation!
Cost: $10 / $5 for students (Free to Science First members)
Promote: Bring a friend, tell your friends! More information.