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
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.
From 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.
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
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
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.
A 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.
Meanwhile back on the Red river skating trail… Longest in the world at 8.54-kilometre, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.