A Visit to St. Leon

It was a gorgeous day last Saturday – we decided to enjoy the nice weather, especially since it was the last weekend of the summer, so we travelled to the southern Manitoba prairie town of St. Leon, a bilingual Manitoba Read More …

Icicles on the Beach at Matlock

A Photo Essay about Icicles… Nights are long in winter and the sun sets early around here in December. The weather has not been what we are used to – instead of subzero temperatures, we’ve been enjoying balmy, almost spring-like Read More …

Ghost Stories of the Interlake, Pt.2

Ghosts stories and folklore from Iceland The Icelandic settlers in Manitoba brought their traditional folklore with them from Iceland, including some colourful ghost stories. I’ve already discussed dreams about speaking with the dead in the story of Betsy Ramsay’s grave Read More …

Ghost Stories of the Interlake, Pt.1

The Story of Betsy Ramsay’s Grave Icelanders (and Scandinavians in general) have a long tradition of supernatural  ghost stories. Some of the stories from Iceland are about ghouls and apparitions, including the sinister dragger og afturgöngur (ghosts and the living Read More …

Camp Morton – A Holiday Destination on Lake Winnipeg

A Popular Destination Since the earliest days of settlement, the lakes of the Manitoba Interlake have been a draw – first for transportation, then for the fishing. Today, boats still ply the lake and the region still supports a fishing Read More …