PROVINCE ISSUES THIN ICE ADVISORY FOR SOUTHERN MANITOBA
A thin ice advisory for rivers, streams and lakes in southern Manitoba has been issued until full freeze up.
The Hydrologic Forecast Centre of Manitoba Infrastructure advises that many water bodies in southern Manitoba are still in the process of freezing over, ice is still very thin and larger rivers still have open water in some areas. The centre cautions: • snowmobilers, skiers and others are advised not to venture onto rivers and lakes if at all possible due to the danger of falling through; • thin ice is often covered by snow, which produces weak spots due to its insulating effect; • areas of fast-flowing water tend to have thin ice which may not be visible; and • ice conditions on the Assiniboine and Red rivers may be dangerous now through mid-December.
Once full ice cover is achieved, levels of the Red River and other rivers in southern Manitoba are not expected to change much during the rest of this winter.
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For more information:
Public information, contact Manitoba Government Inquiry: 1-866-626-4862 or 204-945-3744.
Media requests for general information, contact Communications Services Manitoba: 204-945-3765.
Media requests for ministerial comment, contact Communications and Stakeholder Relations: 204-945-4916.
What: CCSAM’s annual Swap Shop is an opportunity for skiing enthusiasts to buy and sell new and used ski equipment. Knowledgeable volunteers and local retailers will be available to assist people with their purchases and to pass on valuable information about the programs offered by the CCSAM and the cross country ski clubs of Manitoba.
When: Saturday November 16th, 2019. Doors open 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Where: Windsor Park Nordic Centre, 10 Rue Des Meurons, Winnipeg Map
More info: Open to all. $1 to enter the Swap ($2 for family). Cash only at door. Cash, Debit, Visa & MasterCard accepted for items purchased.
Have used gear to sell? Consign your gently used items with us on Friday Nov 15th 4:00 – 9:00 PM. Please bring Photo ID. CCSAM retains 15% commission on all goods sold.
The 2019 edition of “Get Off Your Butt” takes place at our Windsor Park Nordic Centre this Saturday March 2nd.
Please note, the clubhouse will close temporarily 12:00pm – 1:30pm for the luncheon.
Many thanks to the following corporate teams participating this year. Special thanks as well to the Sport Manitoba Bilateral Program for their major financial support for the Chris McCubbins School Ski program.
Sport for Life Centre
145 Pacific Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada