Lake Winnipeg


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third largest lake of Canada, 9,465 sq mi (24,514 sq km), 264 mi (425 km) long and from 25 to 68 mi (40–109 km) wide, S central Man., Canada, N of Winnipeg. It is a remnant of glacial Lake AgassizAgassiz, Lake
, glacial lake of the Pleistocene epoch, c.700 mi (1,130 km) long, 250 mi (400 km) wide, formed by the melting of the continental ice sheet beginning some 14,000 years ago; it eventually covered much of present-day NW Minnesota, NE North Dakota, S Manitoba, central
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. It receives the Red, Winnipeg, and Saskatchewan rivers and many lesser streams and is drained NE by the Nelson River to Hudson Bay. It is surrounded by valuable timber land; there are several summer resorts on its shores. The lake has extensive fishing resources. It was explored (1733) by the Vérendrye expedition and was an important route of early explorers and fur traders.
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The First Nation would be owner of the project, similar to what we do in the communities on the east side of Lake Winnipeg.
The number of people that go out onto Lake Winnipeg each year without a GPS or compass is scary; consider the risks involved and prepare gear accordingly, and tell someone your plans
If designated, the nomination will teach people from all over the world, and especially the local youth, that the intact boreal forest landscape on the east side of Lake Winnipeg is very valuable--but that this value is greater than any monetary profits gained from non-renewable natural resource exploitation.
Most of the settlers travelled to Manitoba, where they established their settlement along the banks of Lake Winnipeg, but a small contingent moved to Nova Scotia.
Having abandoned school with a grade 9 education, Thorlakson spent five years commercial fishing on Lake Winnipeg.
Alabama, Arkansas, Big Bend National Park, California, Denali National Park, the Great Salt Lake, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Lake Erie, Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, Lake Winnipeg, Mississippi, the Missouri River, Nevada, Texas
The earliest of these was located at Red River on Lake Winnipeg,
For connoisseurs, it's a warm, smooth sip from the Gimli distillery off the shores of Lake Winnipeg.
He explained: "When I was growing up in Winnipeg, we would spend our weeks in the city and at weekends we'd go out to Lake Winnipeg where my dad built a log cabin.
San Gold is also the dominant land holder in the Rice Lake Greenstone Belt, which is located within the Uchi sub-province geological formation stretching from Lake Winnipeg to James Bay and contains the prolific Red Lake and Pickle Lake gold producing belts.
While strolling through self-guided garden tours in the city, in rural areas and at Lake Winnipeg, conferees contemplated the beauty of the lily and the hospitality of the Manitoba Regional Lily Society.
Using science as the starting point for his discussion of water, Al Kristofferson of the Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium described how this non-profit multi-disciplinary organization came together to address the increasing pollution of Manitoba's 'great lake.