Warm Canadian Winter Thaws Outdoor Fun



Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. The frigid temperatures of Winnipeg, Canada are legendary, so much so it's called Winterpeg. But this winter is one of the warmest in a century, which has forced an annual festival that includes a snow sculpting competition to truck in snow. Winnipeggers are happy to put away the snow shovels, but the machine-made stuff may disappoint the international snow artists, especially those up from Mexico expecting the real thing. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright National Public Radio.