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    Little Mountain Park Conservancy       Group Inc.

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Trail Report 2016         


Dec. 30 2016
 
Parking lots have been cleaned up. Just in time for a Alberta Clipper to roll through!

 

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 Published: 30 December 2016
 Last Updated: 02 January 2017
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Dec. 29 2016 Yahoo's
 
Heads up, somebody had a major party in the LMP North parking lot last night. I picked up as best I could. Lots of wine, scotch, vodka bottles and beer cans tossed all over. Plastic cups and somebody dropped a chocolate cake in the middle of the parking lot. It’s too bad you can’t nab these yahoo’s!

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 Published: 30 December 2016
 Last Updated: 02 January 2017
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Dec. 28 2016
 
We have trails back! The parking lot is not cleaned up yet but it is usable. The trails have matted down some what. Sage was having a blast playing in the new snow.

 

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 Published: 28 December 2016
 Last Updated: 02 January 2017
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Dec. 27 2016
 
The road (Farmer Rd) in is plowed however the parking lot is not. One truck got in there but it looked pretty dicey! We tried to walk down the trail but it was pretty hard going. So we cut it short today.

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 Published: 27 December 2016
 Last Updated: 28 December 2016
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Dec. 26 2016
 
We'll we dodged the storm on Christmas Day. But no so lucky on Boxing Day. I don't think that we will be out for a walk today. It's going to take awhile to get dug out and chances are the road won't be open anyways. Please be careful if you do have to go someplace.

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 Published: 26 December 2016
 Last Updated: 28 December 2016
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Dec. 24 2016
 
A Very Merry Christmas to all! The main trails are all plowed and the secondary ones are all matted down. Hopefully the storm predicted tomorrow misses us. Be very careful if you have to travel if the wind and snow get going!

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 Published: 24 December 2016
 Last Updated: 24 December 2016
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Dec. 09 2016
 
The City cleaned up a couple of trails today. That will sure help! And the sun came out for a few minutes as well.

 

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 Published: 09 December 2016
 Last Updated: 10 December 2016
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Dec. 07 2016
 
The road in was drifted a bit, parking lot is not bad and the trails are starting to get matted down.

 

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 Published: 07 December 2016
 Last Updated: 07 December 2016
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Dec. 06 2016
 
You knew it was coming! I couldn't make it out to the park today. Stay tuned tomorrow!

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 Published: 06 December 2016
 Last Updated: 06 December 2016
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Nov.27 2016
 
What a great day for a walk. The Frost was thick in the air! Oh, garbage can update. The City is going to put back a couple, not sure which ones.

 

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 Published: 27 November 2016
 Last Updated: 27 November 2016
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Nov. 22 2016
 
Well we have our first round of snow. It won't last very long, I hope! Just enough snow to make the road in very messy, (Sage in her backyard checking for bunnies)!

 

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 Published: 23 November 2016
 Last Updated: 24 November 2016
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Nov. 09 2016
 
What a great day today was! The trails have dried up nicely. Did everybody catch the sunset?

 

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 Published: 09 November 2016
 Last Updated: 09 November 2016
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Nov. 05 2016
 
What a great day! The Sun is shinning, golfers are getting one more round in, lots of dogs walking at the park and, sorry to say, there are still ticks out. The trails are in good shape with the usual muddy spots that we all know. Enjoy the next couple of days!!

 

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 Published: 05 November 2016
 Last Updated: 05 November 2016
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Oct. 27 2016
 
Bring your rubber boots and lots of towels for the next couple of days. The trails are very messy! Lots of standing water and mud.

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 Published: 27 October 2016
 Last Updated: 27 October 2016
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Oct. 22 2016
 
What a fantastic foggy morning for a walk. At the time we arrived at the park the distance was about 100 ft. that we could see ahead of us.

 

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 Published: 22 October 2016
 Last Updated: 22 October 2016
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Oct. 19 2016
 
The Parks people did a fall burn today in the open area along the trail going from the Club house towards the small field.

 

 

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 Published: 19 October 2016
 Last Updated: 22 October 2016
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Oct. 13 2016
 
Sad news people, the  Clubhouse Restrooms have been shut down for the winter. The trails have a few muddy spots. Still lots of fall colours to enjoy. 

 

 

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 Published: 15 October 2016
 Last Updated: 15 October 2016
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Bald Eagle
 
As we were leaving the park on Thursday, a beautiful Bald Eagle was circling the quarry. I couldn't get a picture quick enough. The trails are fantastic to walk down with all the fall colours.

 

 

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 Published: 01 October 2016
 Last Updated: 15 October 2016
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Oct. 10 2016
 
That was a cruel reminder of things to come today. Sage is looking forward to her wonderful snow but my golf clubs are not put away just yet! It's time to get your car and house ready for winter. Oh, don't forget to change the batteries and your smoke detectors.

 

 

 

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 Published: 05 October 2016
 Last Updated: 05 October 2016
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Sept. 26 2016
 
We'll what can I say about the weekend. Rain and a wild wind! But the colours make up for it.

 

 

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 Published: 26 September 2016
 Last Updated: 26 September 2016
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Sept. 12 2016
 
Sure feels like fall today. Time to get all the summer projects done and think about whats around the corner. I think we are in for a early winter this year.

 

 

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 Published: 13 September 2016
 Last Updated: 13 September 2016
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Sept. 02 2016
 
Fall is in the air, the best time to be at the park. The leaves are changing,and geese are getting into bigger flocks. Don't forget the Heartworm pills! Also the Parks crew put down some new wood chips on the trails.

 

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 Published: 02 September 2016
 Last Updated: 03 September 2016
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Aug. 05 2016
 
All the trails are in fine shape. More tree limbs have come down along the trails with the winds we have had. There was a great sunrise this morning.

 

 

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 Published: 06 August 2016
 Last Updated: 06 August 2016
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July 26 2016
 
The grounds keepers have done a wonderful job of cleaning up after the storm. There is still a lot of tree limbs hung up in the canopy so be aware of that. Most trails are all dried up.

 

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 Published: 26 July 2016
 Last Updated: 27 July 2016
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July 21 2016
 
That was one heck of a good storm last night! There are broken tree limbs all over the place so be careful walking around. That sky was so green I thought we were going to see a tornado hit the ground.  After the storm there was a beautiful double rainbow.

 

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 Published: 21 July 2016
 Last Updated: 21 July 2016
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July 15 2016
 
A few puddles and muddy spots down the trails but not to bad overall.

 

 

 

 

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 Published: 15 July 2016
 Last Updated: 15 July 2016
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July 12 2016
 
All the trails are muddy in spots. The wind today  was great for walking and keeping the bugs off. The raspberry's are ready for picking.

 

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 Published: 12 July 2016
 Last Updated: 12 July 2016
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July 11 2016
 
Staying out in the Big field is your best bet. I found some colourful flowers growing.

 

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 Published: 11 July 2016
 Last Updated: 11 July 2016
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July 10 2016
 
 

 

The only really muddy trail is Hawthorne in the middle section. Still lots of Saskatoon berries in the bush and lots of mosquitoes to go with them!

 

 

 

 

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 Published: 10 July 2016
 Last Updated: 11 July 2016
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June 28 2016
 
The trails are not to bad at all. A few muddy spots along the way. More rain called for tonight though! The berries are out,(so are the pickers), the Hazelnuts are in good shape and we might get some wild plums as well!

 

 

 

 

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 Published: 28 June 2016
 Last Updated: 28 June 2016
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June 26 2016
 
We have had our fair share of the rain but nothing like the Whiteshell on Friday night and Saturday morning.

http://globalnews.ca/news/2786734/storm-dumps-136-mm-of-rain-on-whiteshell-area/

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 Published: 26 June 2016
 Last Updated: 26 June 2016
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June 19 2016
 
After last nights heavy rains we didn't go down the trails today. More is called for today, prime mosquito weather, (so be warned, blaa, blaa, blaa ... Dracula)!

 

The (for lack of a better word) wild petunias are blooming in the Big Field.

 

 

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 Published: 19 June 2016
 Last Updated: 21 June 2016
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June 18 2016
 
That was a nasty storm yesterday but the trails are not in bad shape at all. Great day for the ducks in the quarry. The Saskatoon berries are about two weeks away from picking. Be ready with bug spray! The mosquitoes are on the war path.

 

 

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 Published: 18 June 2016
 Last Updated: 18 June 2016
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June 12 2016
 
Well that didn't last long did it! The storm rolled in and we are soaked.

 

 

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 Published: 12 June 2016
 Last Updated: 12 June 2016
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June 11 2016
 
Sun is out. The trails are drying up nicely and the wild Roses are blooming away.

 

 

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 Published: 12 June 2016
 Last Updated: 12 June 2016
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June 05 2016
 
The trails are drying up nicely except for the western half of the Golf Course Trail and Hawthorn. The Lady Slippers are starting to bloom in the forest.

 

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 Published: 05 June 2016
 Last Updated: 05 June 2016
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June 04 2016
 
It would sure be nice if the rains would stop for a couple of days. Everything is pretty muddy and full of water as you would expect. How long will it be before you hear that summer sound we all love so much! Did you get the pups  Heartworm pills yet?

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 Published: 04 June 2016
 Last Updated: 04 June 2016
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May 23 2016
 
 

 

The forest smells so wonderful after a good heavy rain. The trails are what you expect. Muddy and in spots, water covered. On a sad note, the fox is still on the trail. It is covered over and marked. We are just waiting on animal services to to pick it up.

 

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 Published: 23 May 2016
 Last Updated: 23 May 2016
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May 11 2016
 
The rain has such made everything bloom and green up real fast. What a fantastic smell from the Dogwoods. The trails are in very good shape, not to muddy at all. One thing, somebody dumped sparkly things right at the corner of Quarry and Aspen trails. It's going to take a while to clean that up. Tape should do the job, maybe?

 

 

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 Published: 12 May 2016
 Last Updated: 12 May 2016
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Apr. 29 2016
 
A couple of things today.

First, the City did a burn in and around the area of the small east field.

Second, the trails have dried up nicely. There are still a few mud holes along the center area of the Golf Course trail so be aware of that.

Third thing, the Crocus's are still blooming around the quarry and I've seen a few along the Quarry trail field.

 

The fourth thing hurts a lot. On our walk yesterday. I found that somebody had a bonfire in the fire pit on the Ridge trail. The people cut down two healthy trees. I've passed this along to the Parks branch.

 

 

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 Published: 30 April 2016
 Last Updated: 30 April 2016
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Apr. 26 2016
 
The trails are in really good shape except for the central trail areas. The Western half of the Golf course trail is a swamp, Old Hut and Hawthorn are muddy. And Frog Bog is all full of water.

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 Published: 26 April 2016
 Last Updated: 26 April 2016
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Apr. 26 2016
 
The trails are in really good shape except for the central trail areas. The Western half of the Golf course trail is a swamp, Old Hut and Hawthorn are muddy. And Frog Bog is all full of water.

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 Published: 26 April 2016
 Last Updated: 26 April 2016
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Apr. 26 2016
 
The trails are in really good shape except for the central trail areas. The Western half of the Golf course trail is a swamp, Old Hut and Hawthorn are muddy. And Frog Bog is all full of water.

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 Published: 26 April 2016
 Last Updated: 26 April 2016
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Apr. 26 2016
 
The trails are in really good shape except for the central trail areas. The Western half of the Golf course trail is a swamp, Old Hut and Hawthorn are muddy. And Frog Bog is all full of water.

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 Published: 26 April 2016
 Last Updated: 26 April 2016
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Apr. 26 2016
 
The trails are in really good shape except for the central trail areas. The Western half of the Golf course trail is a swamp, Old Hut and Hawthorn are muddy. And Frog Bog is all full of water.

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 Published: 26 April 2016
 Last Updated: 26 April 2016
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Apr. 18 2016
 
A wonderful sign of spring.

 

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 Published: 19 April 2016
 Last Updated: 19 April 2016
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Apr. 17 2016
 
And then the rains came and never left! Oh wait, Monday's not here yet. The trails and fields are what they are. Bring towels and were rubber boots. Don't put off making an appointment for getting the Heart worm pills.

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 Published: 17 April 2016
 Last Updated: 17 April 2016
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Apr. 11 2016
 
Well what can you say. Most East/ West trails are in good shape. The North/South trails are muddy. Just the way the sun travels I guess. Sun's out today but for the rest of the week they are calling for rain. We can't win can we! I'm thinking that the clean-up might be a bust this year.

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 Published: 12 April 2016
 Last Updated: 12 April 2016
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Apr. 05 2016
 
Okay. I give up!! 'Nuff said.

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 Published: 05 April 2016
 Last Updated: 05 April 2016
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Apr. 03 2016
 
What can I say except 'dang'! What happened to spring? One the plus side, the trails are all frozen up, small consolation.

 

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 Published: 03 April 2016
 Last Updated: 03 April 2016
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March 25 2016
 
Just when the trails were starting to dry up a tad we got a surprise from Mother Nature. Oh well, golf clubs on hold again.

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 Published: 26 March 2016
 Last Updated: 26 March 2016
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Mar. 17 2016
 
Well what can I say. It is what it is. Winter is not done with us just yet.

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 Published: 17 March 2016
 Last Updated: 17 March 2016
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Mar. 13 2016
 

Well that didn't take long to disappear now did it! The Big Field is in great shape the trails however are a muddy swamp. The ground is still frozen so it will take a while to soak up. We'll start talking about the Park Clean-up in a couple, three weeks if things keep going the way they are. Time to get the Golf clubs out!!

 

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 Published: 14 March 2016
 Last Updated: 14 March 2016
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Mar. 08 2016
 
The snow on the trails is getting very soft and a little hard to walk on. There are a few muddy spots that have shown up already so it's time to break out the towels again.

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 Published: 08 March 2016
 Last Updated: 08 March 2016
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Mar. 06 2016
 
What a great day for a walk! Doctor Golf will be calling soon I think. The trails are in really great shape except for the Golf course trail which is blown in at it's usual spot.

 

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 Published: 06 March 2016
 Last Updated: 06 March 2016
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Feb. 29 2016
 
After the wind and snow last night the trails are in very good condition, (wish I could say the same of my driveway). Just a tad cold out today so keep the walks short. On the plus side the sky is blue and the birds are singing so that makes up for it.

 

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 Published: 29 February 2016
 Last Updated: 29 February 2016
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Feb. 07 2016 Blizzard Warning
 
Blizzard Warning ! For those of you that are brave enough to get out today (Sage and I got our walk in early this morning) the forest trails are in really good shape but the open areas are a bit of an adventure. The roads in are starting to fill in from drifting so be careful out there!

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 Published: 07 February 2016
 Last Updated: 07 February 2016
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Feb. 01 2016
 
The City did a good job cleaning the trails again. 

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 Published: 03 February 2016
 Last Updated: 03 February 2016
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Jan. 30 2016
 
With all this warmth we have been enjoying the trails are thawing and refreezing. Please watch your footing and sharp edges. We don't need any falls or cut paws.

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 Published: 30 January 2016
 Last Updated: 30 January 2016
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Jan. 27 2016
 
Imagine, Rainbows in January. Well we had one today! The full arc across the sky. The trails however were a bit on the blown in side and the snow was very soft to walk on. The Golf course trail is blown in at its usual location. For an added treat the smell of skunk was in the air. I spoke to my friend at animal services and she is going to forward it on to the right people. Stay tuned!

 

 

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 Published: 28 January 2016
 Last Updated: 28 January 2016
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Jan. 22 2016
 
That sure was a cold strong wind when we facing south. The Golf course trail has blown in at the end of the 5th hole. The rest of the trails are fine.

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 Published: 23 January 2016
 Last Updated: 23 January 2016
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Jan. 16 2016
 
Extreme Cold warning:

Extreme Cold Warning
Southern Manitoba
18 mins ago – Environment Canada
A prolonged period of very cold wind chills is expected. Extreme wind chill values of -40 or colder will continue late this morning and redevelop this evening ...

Sun is shining, sun dogs are out and a cold wind. Typical Manitoba winter! Keep the walks short. We don't want any frozen paws. 

Oh, the smell of skunk was in the air again.

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 Published: 16 January 2016
 Last Updated: 16 January 2016
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Jan. 06 2016
 

 

A new year has started with the trails being plowed by the City.

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 Published: 07 January 2016
 Last Updated: 07 January 2016
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