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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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Among 161 adult catfish implanted with acoustic transmitters (121 in Canada and another 40 in the U.S.), approximately 40 percent moved downstream into Lake Winnipeg at least once during the 1 1/2-year research period.
The First Nation would be owner of the project, similar to what we do in the communities on the east side of Lake Winnipeg."
Neither are realities such as Alberta being dependent on shrinking glaciers for much of its water, or the fact that hogs are imperiling fisheries in Lake Winnipeg. The Harper government, through changes to the Environmental Impact Assessment Act and other legislation, has repealed most protections to Canada's freshwater.
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.
The Rainbow Mussel, Lake Erie Watersnake, and the Lake Winnipeg Physa Snail are all endangered.
I grew up in the Interlake area of Manitoba, where Bjarnason spent much of his life, mostly in Geysir, Manitoba, a few miles from Lake Winnipeg, and although I visited the site many times, I had no idea of his reputation as a writer.
Instead of filming at the original setting, the production was moved to parts of Canada, including Manitoba, Lake Winnipeg and Montreal.
The bitter sub-zero temperatures on Canada's Lake Winnipeg - which was standing in for Antarctica - came as such a shock that her voice froze and she was unable to talk.
Having abandoned school with a grade 9 education, Thorlakson spent five years commercial fishing on Lake Winnipeg. During that time, he concluded that education is important after all.
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