The leaves stayed long on the trees in the fall of 1996 in the
Whiteshell region, and their colours were especially
beautiful. This picture was taken in
Pinawa in the first week of October.
View south of the bridge over the Winnipeg River on the
only access road to Pinawa (Oct. 7 1996).
During the following month the winter slowly started to arrive
in the form of occasional snow showers. This picture shows how
a Winnipeg street looked exactly one month later, On Nov. 7 on the
morning after the first major snowfall that dumped 15 cm of
wet snow on the region. The trees remained decorated with snow
like this for many days because later that day the temperature plunged
below the freezing point and stayed there for the winter.