Weather was nice today. Above freezing , sun shining and limited wind. A couple of days ago, I had decided to go out on the Beaver Trail with sunflower seeds in my pockets to feed the many Chickadees that frequent that trail. Today, I decided to head over to the Old Quarry Trail to see if I could find some deer to feed. With both carrots and sunflower seeds in my pockets, I was prepared for both Chickadees and deer. I had expected the trails to be wet and slippery so wore my better, water-resistant, boots. I was glad that I did! Continue reading →
The Manitoba Legislative Building, by Western Canadian timelines, would be considered one of the older buildings on the Canadian Prairies. Designed by architect Frank Worthington Simon, the building is constructed of Tyndall Stone, a dolomitic limestone quarried at nearby Garson, Manitoba. Construction was begun in 1913 but not finished until 1920 due to WWI induced shortages of parts, labour and materials.
When visitors are walking the halls of the Manitoba Legislative Building and say “See that old fossil!”, they may not be referring to one of the politicians. More likely than not, they will be referring to one of the many fossils embedded in the Tyndall Stone that is the primary construction material and by its nature contains fossils.
The Manitoba Tourism office is located on the main floor of the Manitoba Legislative Building.