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Veranda Gift Shop from Swift Current

Hi Ian here from the Veranda Gift Shop….well maybe not since I am writing this from Swift Current Saskatchewan with a balmy temperature of -18c. Paulette and I are on our way to Victoria BC with a stop for a few days in Vancouver (we expect to get into Vancouver Read more…

By ian, ago
Beaches

New Year in Hillside Beach

Paulette and I wish everyone a Happy New Year. Woke up this morning to a very cold day (-27C) with a strong north wind but hey its sunny and this is winter. Incedently , the Veranda gift shop is open and we are having a big sale today. I am Read more…

By ian, ago
Beaches

Veranda Gift Shop Hillside Beach

Hmmm...am I the only one blogging here (seems the last 3 posts were mine) or am I not using this thing properly? Well its Dec 28 and the weather is nice (-12C when I checked the thermometer this morning @ 7:00). Today is starting off sunny. Went for a walk down to the boat launch (on Harry Craig road). Went for a spin last night on my Polaris Indy. The sno pass trails were kind of rough

By ian, ago
Beaches

Cold at the beaches

December 13 Veranda Gift Shop: It was -30c this morning with a bit of a wind (with wind chill -35). But that did not stop the snowmobilers (saw several this morning). Not to much traffic here on Hillside Beach rd. Everybody (except some crazy snowmobilers are staying home by the fireplace

By ian, ago
General

Abnormal Winter Weather everywhere

..below zero temperatures for close to three months now. On Friday there was a big pile-up on one of the Autobahns near Augsburg. There were 72 vehicles involved. Only the older generation remembers that snow and frost used to be normal for winter. Manitoba at least seems to be having a winter with a lot less snow and higher temperatures than it used to.

By Fredrick, ago
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UNESCO World Heritage Site on east side of Lake Winnipeg

As part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site nomination on the east side of Lake Winnipeg. Manitoba's Natural Resources Minister Stan Struthers and his Ontario counterpart joined forces today to protect an area in both provinces. One of the goals of this plan is to better protect the woodland caribou that live in this region.

By Fredrick, ago
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