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Manitoba

Adventures in Pembina Valley, Manitoba

I will never forget driving through beautiful fields of canola on my way to Pembina Valley Provincial Park while flipping through the AM radio stations, seemingly getting further away from civilization, and hearing the following broadcast: Tornado watch for: Melita, Turtle Mountain Provincial Park, Boissevain… We all have fears. Sometimes, illogical fears. My illogical fear …

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Digging for Fossils at the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre

80 million years ago in the Cretaceous period, Manitoba was covered with a prehistoric sea. In the past few decades, thousands of fossils have been discovered and unearthed; not of dinosaurs like in Alberta, but of gigantic aquatic reptiles and prehistoric fish. When I tell people that I went on a fossil dig at the …