Broken Rims

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Broken Rims

This is a black and white photo of old broken rims.  They may even be off of the famous Red River Carts.  Red River Carts or charettes in French, were used during the fur trade in the Red River area.  One of the first carts was used in Pembina, North Dakota and expanded from there.  They were mainly pulled by oxen but also horses and mules.  The cart was so buoyant that it could float over streams yet strong enough to carry 1000 pounds.  One reason that the famous roads Portage Avenue and Main Street in Winnipeg, Manitoba are so large is because these Red River Carts were wide and so the streets today are wide and open compared to most other downtown areas around the world.

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Seven Sisters Falls Damn

Because Canada is a younger country, weather records show that this is the latest spring on record in Winnipeg’s history in 141 years.  As such, this picture is interesting because it is a month after Spring has officially started and yet the Seven Sisters Damn on the Winnipeg River is still very solidly frozen with ice and snow.  Seven Sisters was originally known as Seven Portages.

Further upstream on the Whitemouth Falls, the water is starting to open.  The River system flows north to Lake Winnipeg which is the 10th largest fresh-water lake in the world.  There are 10 major watershed draining areas that contribute to this lake from Alberta on the west, to Ontario on the East and North Dakota on the south.  It flows northward to the Hudson Bay and the Arctic Ocean.  This generation station is responsible for many hydro lines directly into Winnipeg to provide electrical power and service to this community.

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Sunset at Lake Winnipeg

Did you know that Lake Winnipeg is the 10th largest freshwater lake in the world?  Did you also know that the water drainage basin includes waters from Western Canada, including the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba?  On the East, the waters from North-Western Ontario end up in this lake.  On the south end, waters from the states of Minnesota and North Dakota flow northwards to Lake Winnipeg.  All the waters end up going north to Nelson River and ends up in the watershed of Hudson Bay which is also one of the largest in the world.  In order for future generations to enjoy this water and these types of sunsets, we all need to take action now to ensure that pollutants are not dumped intentionally or haphazardly in error into the water system.  As the Aboriginals or First Nations People say, we should make decisions based on the concept of “Seven Generations” which mean we need to consider the next 7 generations and how it will affect them.

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