Link roundup on the Iceland - Gimli / Manitoba relationship

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Looks like the big influx of Icelanders to Manitoba never happened (too much red tape on the Canada side probably resulted in people losing interest), but there are a few links worth mentioning related to the two areas.

According to this, Icelandic beer (Egils Gull and Olvisholt Brugghus Lava) is coming to Manitoba for the first time in late March. The same subject in Icelandic can be read here.

The Icelandic population in Manitoba increased last year by at least two, with a couple moving in (Gudbjorg Gylfadottir Blondal and Steinthor Jonasson) that will be starting a bakery soon, also in late March. Their move had nothing to do with the financial meltdown though.

This article was a disappointment. The title was "Gimli library adds to Icelandic roots", but the article turned out to be about a donation of five (!) books in the language.

Finally, Iceland Express will be starting direct flights to Winnipeg, Manitoba next summer, twice a week. That article is in Icelandic. Total distance between the two cities is 4512 km.


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