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Thousands of pro-Ukraine supporters rally in Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada February 26, 2022. Russia invaded the sovereign nation last week in attempt to overthrow the pro-western government of Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Lyle Stafford/Polaris Images

Defend WPG

Defend WPG

“End The Occupation” protestors rally against the so called Freedom Convoy in Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada February 12, 2022. The convoy, which is calling for the end to all pandemic related restrictions, has occupied a large area of the downtown creating turmoil for the local residents. Lyle Stafford/Image

Through the fog

On the road in the fog at Bay de Verde Newfoundland Canada. The first recorded inhabitants at Bay de Verde arrived in 1662.

Tip of the hat

A 4.6 metre (15ft) statue of a Viking sporting a mortarboard hat as a salute to the difficult covid 19 graduation year in Gimli Manitoba. Created as a Canadian centennial project the statue was designed by Gissur Eliasson of the University of Manitoba, and was constructed by sculptor George Barone. It was unveiled in 1967 by then-President of Iceland Asgeir Asgeirsson. Lyle Stafford/Image

Parking lot Easter

Easter baskets are blessed by Reverend Father Volodymyr Bashutskyy (Rear) and Reverend Protodeacon Stefan Tyrawski at the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian church in Winnipeg Manitoba April 3, 2021. Do to Corona virus restrictions, the blessing took place in the church parking lot. Lyle Stafford/Image

Auto Neige

Commercial ice fishing on Lake Winnipeg in the province of Manitoba while sporting a 1957 Auto Neige by Bombardier. Not only has this machine been a workhorse for decades, it makes a great wind break on the 11th largest freshwater lake in the world. Wood stove optional.

Ice Ice Beauty

Ice fishing in style on Lake Winnipeg.

Rural roads and bullet holes

How some country folk deal with a pandemic. Or is it simply recreation.


A man works on take away orders in a restaurant shuttered by the corona virus in Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada. The second wave of the pandemic has left many small businesses in peril.


PSBFrom the rubble of the former Winnipeg Public Safety Building, once a fine example of brutalist style architecture circa 1965 and fallen out of favor, one steps back another 100 years for a glimpse at a collection of buildings housing Red River College on Princess street known as the Barber Block after architect Charles Arnold Barber.


High line love



The High Line is a 1.45-mile (2.33 km)-long elevated linear park, greenway and rail trail created on a former New York Central Railroad spur on the west side of Manhattan in New York City. Each year, close to five million people visit the walkway, which is lined with trees, grasses and shrubs and has become a site for artistic commissions, events and activities ranging from concerts to meditation.


Newfoundland and Labrador


Duckworth street in St. John’s Newfoundland. Existing on maps as early as 1519, it is one of the oldest cities in North America.


Sunrise at Cape Spear on the Avalon Peninsula. At a longitude of 52°37′ W, it is the easternmost point in Canada and North America, excluding Greenland.


What can be said, The Duke has been around awhile and serves up a mean plate of cod and chips.


Start here if it’s a wee early for fish and chips and pints at The Duke or the Ship or Bannerman’s…you get the idea.



Ships of the Sahara desert


Bab Boujloud, Fes


Vendors in the medina, Fes


Borj Nord, Fes


Pickup football, Fes

Some like it hot, and smoky…


The setting sun warms Alexander Ave as record high temperatures not seen in decades have contributed to drought like conditions and wild fires throughout the western provinces in Winnipeg Manitoba. Lyle Stafford/Image   



The sun sets behind Billy Mosienko Lanes through a thick filter of smoke from wild fires burning throughout western Canada in Winnipeg Manitoba. Lyle Stafford/Image




Young entrepreneurs attempt to cash in on the curious facial hair worn by the Winnipeg Jets’ Finnish star Patrik Laine before the start of game six of the Western Conference semi final between the Nashville Predators and the Winnipeg Jets in Winnipeg Manitoba, May 7, 2018. Lyle Stafford/The Globe and Mail



Don’t let the 21.2 million, give or take a few mil, wonderful people of Mexico City put you off. It is simply fantastico. Lyle Stafford/Images


Baby it’s cold outside


As temperatures froze at the -30c mark, the big prairie sky lent itself to a display of sun dogs. The sun dog is a member of the family of halos, caused by the refraction of sunlight by ice crystals in the atmosphere. Lyle Stafford/Image

The National


If you have the chance to see a show at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle Washington, do it. If you have the chance to see The National, anywhere, do it.
Lyle Stafford/Image


Los Barriles



Somali refugees in Winnipeg

Lyann Mohammed, 19, a Somali refugee, is interviewed at the Welcome Place in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, February 1, 2017. Mohammed hired a smuggler to take her from Somalia to Minneapolis where she planned to settle in the large Somali community. But Trump’s anti-refugee rhetoric frightened her into traveling to Manitoba. REUTERS/Lyle Stafford



RIP Andrew Henderson


Andrew Henderson, who has terminal cancer, will be putting on a performance art piece Oct 21 and 23, when strangers will tell him their secrets and he’ll get them tattooed on his body. Lyle Stafford/Toronto Star



A patient at Toronto Western Hospital takes in the late day sunshine in Toronto Ontario, September 15, 2015. Lyle Stafford/Image


CFL Football - Winnipeg Blue Bombers v Montreal Alouettes

CFL Football – Winnipeg Blue Bombers v Montreal Alouettes – Winnipeg, Manitoba , Canada – 24/6/16. Blue Bombers’ Chris Randle (L) knocks the ball away from Alouettes’ Duron Carter during CFL action. REUTERS/Lyle Stafford

Sun sets on the Arlington

arlingtonA cyclist crosses the Arlington Street Bridge at sunset in Winnipeg Manitoba, April 21, 2016. The 103-year-old structure, built in Birmingham England, crosses the CPR Winnipeg Yards. A $1.5-million study into possible replacements has determined it must be torn down.
Lyle Stafford/Image

Fentanyl, very bad chemistry


Joss Reimer, Medical Officer of Health Population and Public Health with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority works to combat the deadly effects of Fentanyl in Winnipeg Manitoba, April 11, 2016. Lyle Stafford for the Globe and Mail



Let there be light

CMHR Light Painting

Winona Casavant paints with the light of her light sabre at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, Manitoba, March 30, 2016. Casavant was taking part in Painting with Light an activity inspired by the Sight Unseen temporary exhibition by blind photographers, showing until September 18th. Lyle Stafford/Image/CMHR

Skating the Red

MennoSkate01Meanwhile back on the Red river skating trail… Longest in the world at 8.54-kilometre, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
Lyle Stafford/Image