Massive Manitoba snow maze vying for world record

300 truck-loads of snow used to build maze near St. Adolphe, Man.

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A gigantic Manitoba snow maze may be the biggest the world has ever seen.

The maze, located about 25 kilometres south of downtown Winnipeg near St. Adolphe, officially opened Saturday at A Maze in Corn.

“It’s been a huge excitement to build it,” said Clint Masse, who owns A Maze in Corn with his family and spent the last three weeks with a crew of nine building the structure.

The maze was created using roughly 300 truck-loads of snow, and features 1,300 metres of tightly packed snow walls.

And it’s big — really big.

Masse is hoping it’s big enough to break the world record. But beyond admitting the maze covers just over 2,300 square metres, he remained coy about its exact dimensions.

“We can’t say the exact square-footage because we’re trying to beat them,” he said, referencing the current Guinness World Record holder, a maze built in Thunder Bay in 2015.

 

Dang is it Cold Out There!

After a blistering hot summer us people in Manitoba must now face the cruel reality of our geographical circumstances. We must batten down the hatches and face the cold northern weather stoically and with audacious fortitude.

The first day of fall and the thermometer almost hits the freezing mark. Cold drizzle with intermittent snow pellets blasted by harsh north winds. Damn summer ends way too fast up here.

The Library Park Mist Fountain Blasted by the Winds

Crystal City Grain Elevator Fire

A devastating fire tore through Crystal City, Manitoba on Monday evening, reducing a grain elevator to ash and severely damaging a hardware store.

A 31-year-old man is recovering in hospital after sustaining burns. He was airlifted to the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg and is in stable condition, a STARS helicopter service spokesperson said. Police say the man was working at the elevator at the time of the blaze.

An RCMP spokesperson said officers from the Crystal City detachment responded to the fire at around 6 p.m., after a caller reported reported hearing an explosion and seeing fire coming from the top of the elevator.

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The fire spread to the Cudmore Bros. Hardware building as well, which is around two blocks away from where the elevator was ablaze.

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