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.