Getting to know the Aulneau: A 6-day paddle around the largest land mass in Lake of the Woods – Bartley Kives CBC News

Paddlers can have the lake to themselves and support businesses missing out on American tourism

On Lake of the Woods, there are more than 14,500 islands for paddlers to hide behind if the wind gets too high.

The problem is, they’re not evenly spaced out like socially distanced shoppers lined up outside a Costco during a pandemic.

The northern basin most familiar to visitors from Manitoba has thousands of islands, many of them dotted with the cottages and camps. So does Whitefish Bay on the east side of the lake and Sabaskong Bay to the south.

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Western Canada, northwestern Ontario travel restrictions may be lifted in Manitoba’s next reopening phase – CBC

Isolation requirements could end this month for some visitors to Manitoba, bringing the province in line with most others.

The next phase of Manitoba’s COVID-19 reopening plan, tentatively planned for June 21, could drop the province’s mandatory 14-day quarantine for people coming from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, northwestern Ontario and all three territories.

Gathering sizes could increase to 50 indoors and 100 outdoors in Phase 3 as well, Premier Brian Pallister said at a news conference announcing the draft plan on Thursday morning.

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