On September 5th this year Natasha Smith of the Beaches Half-Marathon will host the first ever Walk’n’Bike-a-thon as a friendly season-ending event for the community. Twill be a 5k walk, a quarter marathon walk and a half-marathon bike ride, starting at Charlie Wall Park in Hillside Beach. The entry fee Read more…
For tonight there has been a Green-thumb alert, a frost warning, for parts of Manitoba. This will probably not affect the beaches area due to warmth from the Lake, but if you have sensitive plants you might want to prepare none the less.
Now the price for a barrel of crude oil has gone down below $ 100 - that's almost 50% down from its peak. The price for gasoline went up by almost 15 cents overnight! OK, I finally found the answer:
The Idle Thyme Restaurant now closes at 2 pm on weekdays. The Traverse Bay Store closes at 7 pm on weekdays The Hillside Beach Store will stay open till 8pm and close its kitchen at 7:30 pm during the week. Saffies in Albert Beach will stay open till 8 pm during the week.
First it was tomatoes from the States with salmonella, then salmonella in Cilantro now its listeriosis in meat products! This last food scare is the worst yet. Quite a few people have actually died from food poisoning and the resulting infection. The problem seems to originate from a Maple Leaf processing plant in Toronto.
The mosquito Culex tarsalis that can carry the West Nile Virus is getting closer to the Eastern Beaches Area. The first mosquitos of the species have been found as close as Selkirk and Beausejour.
Now is also the perfect time to go blueberry picking and huckleberry picking along the Beaches of Lake Winnipeg. Blueberries and Huckleberries are basically the same thing though some say the real Huckleberry has larger seeds, making it more difficult to eat.
Chanterelle. Unlike other mushrooms Chanterelle are easy to recognise. They are bright yellow, and grow in a funnel shape. A good place to go Chanterelle picking is Elk Island this time of year.
August and early September are the perfect time to go to Manitoba's Beaches! Weather is warm, mid to upper 80s, it is the sunniest time of year and the mosquitos have quieted down. Enjoy the summer by renting a cottage for a week.