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dustries Ltd., for one. Tis is the Manitoba company that stars in the History Channel’s Ice Road Truckers, and with an already short season for hauling freight along our dicey winter roads, I imagine they could handle a few extra weeks of winter. Manitoba’s ice roads are crucial for our northern communities, especially for the delivery of construction supplies and items that just can’t reach them by air. Want to know what I’m talking about? Read our story about Manitoba’s ice road truckers. We’d be remiss not to mention and celebrate our addition to National Geographic Traveler


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2016’s best places on earth to visit. It’s time for doubters to recognize what the rest of us have always known, Winnipeg is a fabulous place to live and visit. Gimli’s Crown Royal distillery is also celebrating their win at being named the 2016 World


Whisky of the Year by renowned whisky writer, Jim Murray. Tis is the first time a Canadian whisky has achieved this honour. It looks like 2016 is shaping up to be a great year for our city and province. We love hearing back from our readers so keep sending in your comments, kudos, concerns and of course, your postcards. Enjoy our winter issue and your travels.


inter is a beautiful time of the year. As Winnipeggers we often take this season for granted. But as surely as many of us will jet away searching for warmer weather, others are rejoicing at their first sight of snow, or enjoying their first Winnipeg winter.


Winter is a part of Winnipeg life and the season is not long enough for some – Polar In-


Tania Moffat Editor-in-Chief


team’s return means for local hockey fans. Here at the airport, take a look at why airplanes are deiced before departures. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it’s a great time to start planning a romantic


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getaway with your sweetheart to one of the many sun destinations you can fly to direct from Winnipeg Richardson International Airport. Keep reading to be tempted by the warm waters and sandy beaches of the Bahamas, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Mexico. If a trip isn’t in the cards this season, or if you’re visiting from out of town, this issue features five romantic winter excursions to help keep the fires burning bright. If your vacation planning has you looking ahead to next summer, consider a trip across the


pond to the United Kingdom. WestJet is offering weekly direct flights from Winnipeg to Lon- don’s Gatwick Airport between May 7 and Oct. 1. So if visiting Big Ben is on your “bucket list”, this new service makes it easier than ever to cross it off your list. Longer flights that travel across different time zones can sometimes lead to jet lag. We’ll


provide you with some tips on not only how to remedy jet lag, but how to avoid it altogether. Next time you’re at the airport waiting for your flight to depart, be sure to check out the new line up of restaurants. On the domestic side, new restaurants Prairie Bistro, Skylights Lounge, True Burger and Freshii offer many tasty options. On the transborder side, Urban Crave has been added and features a full bar area. Cheers!


inter Wonderland is a popular song this time of year and, living in Canada – one of the chillier places to call home, some may ask, “What’s so wonderful about winter, anyway?” Tis issue we feature a handful of stories that illustrate just how cool winter can be. Cheer on the Manitoba Moose and find out what the


Kristen McLure & Breanne Talbot Editorial Advisory Board


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