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Jun 23, 2018 - Flin Flon

Still more like winter than summer but at least it isn’t raining so I took myself on a tour of Flin Flon. It’s really a very interesting little town (pop 5,300). There’s a great lookout over the mine, the town & Lake Ross & a 2 km walking path around the lake. Even though the town is built on solid rock, they still find enough soil for a garden but one of their problems is supplying water & disposing of sewage, especially when the ground is frozen for more than half the year. Their solution, designed in the 1930s is called "Utilidors". The...

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Jun 22, 2018 - Flin Flon

I still haven’t seen Flin Flon. It’s been quite warm for the last few days, in fact the weather bureau put out a heat advisory for this part of Manitoba because the temperatures were around 30C. Then yesterday evening we had a strong thunderstorm which cooled things down & today has been cold & raining all day. I felt like I needed a rest but I’d prefer not to be cooped up in the motorhome all day. It’s been good though & I got lots of things out of the way.

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Jun 21, 2018 - The Pas to Flin Flon

Quite accidentally, I’m probably as north as I’m going to get at 54.76° N & it’s the Summer Solstice so I looked up the sunrise / sunset times in Flin Flon today. Sunset tonight will be at 10:29 pm & sunrise tomorrow at 5:10 am. Not quite the midnight sun but a very short night. I took a short detour this morning to a lookout over Clearwater Lake which was a bit of a waste of time because it was duller than yesterday. There were no other cars in the parking lot & I wasn’t really comfortable walking through the forest by myself. There were...

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Aug 1, 2010 - Flin Flon

‘The City Built on Rock’ Sunday At 54 - 40 north latitude, the town of Flin Flon straddles the Manitoba-Saskatchewan border. The town is firmly anchored to the Canadian Shield. The Chamber of Commerce calls Flin Flon ‘The City Built on Rock’ and one look around makes it obvious why. If you want to dig a hole in Flin Flon you’re going to need more than a shovel! The rock is Precambrian, rich in metals and reluctant to give them up. Workday mornings you might waken to the rumble of blasting. There are two working mines in Flin Flon, and...

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