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Map of Manitoba Canada

The Province of Manitoba is located in the center of Canada. It is one of the three prairie provinces. Manitoba has a vast and diverse landscape. The southern and western regions are mostly grassland, the eastern and northern regions are mostly covered by the Canadian Shield, also called the Laurentian Plateau.

MV Ithaca comes ashore, almost!

The Maritime Vessel SS Ithaca was built at Trois Rivieres, Quebec in 1922.  Initially built as the Frank Augsbury for Hall Coal & Shipping. She had many roles throughout her life but none could suspect that her death would be her legacy. She was sold for the last time, to the Ithaka Shipping
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The Snakes of Narcisse

If you don't like snakes then Narcisse, Manitoba is no place for you.  Every year over 70,000 garter snakes over-winter underground there. Why are the snakes found here in such great number?  Good question!Manitoba was covered by a body of water in the Paleozoic era (between 570 and 225 million
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John Bracken

The revolution that turned the semi-arid Canadian prairies into practical farmland happened through the application of scientific methodologies to farming. One of the more prominent figures of this scientific revolution was agronomist John Bracken. John Bracken grew up in southern Ontario and was a graduate of the Ontario Agricultural College at Guelph.
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The Mosquito Capital of Canada

"It's no joke.  Those mosquitoes were so big they could carry off small children!!!"  Almost every resident of Winnipeg, Manitoba makes a similar claim.  Even the web site of the Salisbury Morse Place School states:  "Winnipeg is [incorrectly] known the "Mosquito" capital of Canada.  The mosquito is jokingly considered Manitoba's
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The Mighty Red River Flooding

Little information is known about flood events in the area prior to organized settlement of the region in 1812. Subsequently, the greatest known Red River flood occurred in the spring of 1826. The flood resulted from wet weather the previous autumn, a winter of heavy snow, followed by a late spring
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