Fake snow for Festival sculptures

Festival du Voyereur sculpture is now appearing in snow-starved Winnipeg with the help of ski machines.

By Jo Simon

“Le couchant”, designed by Real Bernard and sculpted by Real and Gary and Denis Tessier

It happens, usually, in January.  Snow sculptures start to emerge out of massive blocks of ice on the city’s central boulevards and street corners on both sides of the Red River, mutely sending out a message.  Get ready! they announce. The Festival du Voyageur will soon be here!

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A winning garden in Dublin

Even a little pond or fountain can change a garden’s dynamics but this “central canal” left me breathless. The bordering plants seemed to dance at the thought of seeing their reflection in the water.

By Donna Dawson

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Hauling in the fish with wieners

On the ice that day, Steven’s Egyptian friend was thinking outside the box.

Steven Wintemute – Off the Hook

Imagine you’re driving out on a frozen lake, up and over snow drifts, through two feet of snow, and during this drive the lake is cracking and sounds of thunder are echoing through the truck. Sounds exciting doesn’t it?

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Savor some superb Belgian stew on a dreary winter day

Ian Leatt – Foodie

When the days are short, cold and dark, all we really want to do after a long day at work is have something hearty when we get home.

Known as “Carbonnade a la Flamande”, this Belgian beef stew is made with Newcastle brown ale and plenty of onions. The flavour is a little sweet and sour, the sweet from the onions and either a little added sugar or tomato paste, and the sour from a touch of mustard or vinegar.

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The flatterer can be the source of trouble in the workplace

“Cynthia caused a lot of trouble in her workplace. Nobody wanted to believe that the ogre some portrayed her as existed within this otherwise charming façade, but she alienated people all around her and that was damaging to the company.”

Some people suck up to the boss but are terrors to the rest of the staff.

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All about living in the age of maturity

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