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June 17, 2021

Manitoba RCMP in the Whiteshell Searching for Eric Wildman

Update On June 18, at approximately 5:30 am (Central time), Eric Wildman was taken into custody by the Ontario Provincial Police at a residence just outside of The City of Belleville, Ontario.   Message from Manitoba RCMP We are in the Whiteshell area searching for Eric Wildman. Expect a heavy police presence. We have officers […]

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June 16, 2021

Reminder to Complete the 2021 Census

Statistics Canada has asked WCA to remind cottagers to complete their 2021 Census. Canadian households (including those in the Whiteshell) received their unique access code, and are encouraged to complete their census questionnaire online, as soon as they can – it is safe, quick, and easy. Households without reliable Internet, or those who require alternate […]

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June 14, 2021 ,

Repairs to Big Island Landing Area at West Hawk Lake

Manitoba Parks has advised that parks staff will be carrying out repairs on Tuesday-Wednesday, June 15 and 16,  to the landing area at Big Island in West Hawk Lake.  Heavy equipment will be working in the area, the two entrances will be barricaded off with Parks staff providing direction onsite.  Vehicles parked in the area […]

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June 11, 2021

Province Launches Project for Recycling of Disposable Masks at Provincial Parks

In an effort to increase the diversion of disposable masks from landfills, the province has launched an initiative with international recycling operation TerraCycle to recycle disposable masks from 15 locations at Manitoba provincial parks, Conservation and Climate Minister Sarah Guillemard announced on June 11. “Mask use is critical for protection during the COVID-19 pandemic, but […]

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June 10, 2021

Waste Depot Updates for Caddy Lake and Big Whiteshell

We have received some new updates for Caddy Lake and Big Whiteshell Caddy Lake Since our last updates in April (available here), Manitoba Parks has identified a new location for the  Caddy Lake waste depot which will be located near the intersection of road 312 and the block 9 road.   Big Whiteshell Big Whiteshell […]

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June 10, 2021

PROVINCE ANNOUNCES FREE FAMILY FISHING, FREE PROVINCIAL PARK ACCESS THIS WEEKEND

This coming weekend, June 12 and 13 is free family fishing weekend and free park entry.  Also note free park entry starts Friday, June 11. Refer to June 9 Manitoba Government News Bulleting Below A Manitoba summer tradition continues with the province’s free family fishing and provincial park access weekend happening June 12 and 13, […]

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If you've seen some of our Daniel Alexander videos (Lynx) you may have wondered.................this sent to us by Steve McMahonWondering how to tell the difference between a bobcat and a lynx? Here are a few key differences:- Bobcats are smaller in size, with shorter legs.- Bobcats have a black-striped and white-tipped tail which is longer than that of the lynx.- Lynx have a tuft of dark hair on the tips of their ears. Have you ever encountered a bobcat or a Canada lynx? #WildlifeWednesday ... See MoreSee Less
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Latest trail reportGood snowfall amounts has set up good to excellent trail conditions for the last weekend of January. Great time to hit the trails with sunshine forecasted and a return to normal temperatures. Check interactive maps for trail updates: bit.ly/2BbNvuC #ManitobaParks ... See MoreSee Less
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Question from a cottager –“Would you be able to ask if anyone has been ice fishing on Beauchemin lake? Wondering if they are catching anything. Thanks” ... See MoreSee Less
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Another video from Bob Ronyck – “Nutimik Lake, November” ... See MoreSee Less
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