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    November 9, 2014
    'La Cathédrale de Saint-Boniface' and 'Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes' are the first two books to be published in a new book series called 'Lieux et paysages du Manitoba' (loosely translated, it means 'Places and Landscapes of Manitoba'). Over the course of the next few years, many new titles will be added, including 'Le Manitoba' (Manitoba), 'Churchill et les ours polaires' (Churchill and polar bears) and 'Saint-Léon' in the coming year. This series is published by Les Editions des Plaines and Vidacom of Winnipeg, designed by Tetro Design and printed by Friesens in Altona making this a truly 'Manitoba Made' Project. The books are available in both French and English editions.

    It is exciting to be collaborating with renowned architect Etienne Gaboury and 'Plaines' president Joanne Therrien in 'La Cathédrale de Saint-Boniface'. The book features fascinating historical facts, archival photos and recent photographs from your truly. 'Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes' is the first of a series of books to honour the many 'French speaking villages in the Province of Manitoba.

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    November 7, 2014
    'Polar Bears of Hudson Bay' - Manitoba Series (Notecard and Photographic Print)

    The polar bear, Ursus maritimus, is the largest land carnivore in the world. Also known as Nanook or ‘the white bear’, its native range lies largely within the Arctic Circle around the globe which includes the Arctic Ocean. Polar bears are marine mammals and they spend much of their time on the Arctic sea ice. Polar bears are excellent swimmers and are very quick runners on land too, reaching speeds of about fifty-five kilometers an hour.

    In Canada, polar bears may be seen from the safety of a tundra buggy in October and November on the Hudson Bay Lowlands near Churchill, Manitoba as they congregate in large numbers waiting for the waters of Hudson Bay to freeze. They feed primarily on ringed and bearded seals. Global climate change poses a substantial threat to polar bears and their habitat.

    Notecards retail for $ 6.95 each

    Photographic Print retail for $ 74.95 each

    Available at WOW Mabuhay Gift Store in the Johnston Terminal at The Forks, Winnipeg, Manitoba
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    November 7, 2014
    'Dance Of The Northern Lights' - Manitoba Series (Notecard and Photographic Print)

    The northern lights or Aurora borealis, are amongst the most interesting celestial phenomena to witness. During large solar explosions and flares, great quantities of solar particles are emitted from the sun. When these plasma clouds finally reach the earth and collide with the atmospheric gases encountered from the earth’s atmosphere, the energy released from these collisions is emitted as light particles that we see as the northern lights.

    Generally, the displays of the northern lights are green, but sometimes the resulting light show is blue/violet or red. Auroras not only vary in color, but also in duration, intensity and shape, everything from an arc, band, veil, curtain and corona. Auroras are often seen near midnight but can occur anytime.

    Notecards retail for $ 6.95 each

    Photographic Print retail for $ 74.95 each

    Available at WOW Mabuhay Gift Store in the Johnston Terminal at The Forks, Winnipeg, Manitoba
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    October 2, 2014
    'Prairie Sky' - Manitoba Series (Notecard and Photographic Print)

    As magnificent as the Canadian Rockies are, so are the grand and inspiring skies of the Canadian Prairies. From the subtle skies of a seemingly featureless cloudy day to the puffy cumulus clouds of a summer afternoon to the more dramatic skies of a spectacular sunrise or sunset, they are like ever-changing colors on a living canvas.

    The breeze too is part of the prairie experience, as are the sounds and the scents. The view is unobstructed because, on the prairie, one can see forever and ever and ever … almost to the next grain elevator a dozen kilometers or so away. This is truly the Land of the Living Skies.

    Notecards retail for $ 6.95 each

    Photographic Print retail for $ 74.95 each

    Available at WOW Mabuhay Gift Store in the Johnston Terminal at The Forks, Winnipeg, Manitoba
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    October 2, 2014
    'Prairie Storm' - Manitoba Series (Notecard and Photographic Print)

    Manitoba has a strong history rooted in agriculture. Across much of the province’s south and central region and, even extending into northwestern Manitoba, one can find one of the most varied crop selections in the country. From the more traditional wheat, barley and oat crops, it is not unusual to see many fields of oilseed crops growing throughout the summer like canola, flax, sunflowers and soybeans. Other crops like buckwheat, pulses and a whole variety of vegetables can also be found growing on Manitoba farms.

    The success of these crops is very much dependent upon the local weather and this photograph captures light as it illuminates a field of canola after a passing storm, leaving the foreground crop of flax in deep shade.

    Notecards retail for $ 6.95 each

    Photographic Print retail for $ 74.95 each

    Available at WOW Mabuhay Gift Store in the Johnston Terminal at The Forks, Winnipeg, Manitoba
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