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Winnipeg River

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The Winnipeg River is a Canadian river which flows roughly northwest from Lake of the Woods in the province of Ontario to Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba. This river is 235 kilometres (146 mi) long from the Norman Dam in Kenora to its mouth at Lake Winnipeg. Its watershed is 106,500 square kilometres (41,100 sq mi) in area, mainly in Canada. About 29,000 square kilometres (11,000 sq mi) of the watershed is in northern Minnesota, United States.The watershed stretches to the height of land about 100 kilometres (62 mi) west of Lake Superior. The Winnipeg River watershed was the southeastern-most portion of the land granted in 1670 to the Hudson's Bay Company. The portion in Canada corresponds roughly to the land deeded to Canada in Treaty 3, signed in 1873 by Her Majesty's treaty commissioners and the First Nation chiefs at Northwest Angle on the Lake of the Woods. The river's name means "murky water" in Cree.
This river route was used by natives for thousands of years before European contact. French and English colonists also began to use the river in order to reach First Nations for the fur trade, with trade interactions for hundreds of years. It is the only major water route between what is now Ontario and southern Manitoba that was easily navigable by canoe. The Red River route was much farther south and had a longer portage. La Vérendrye was one of the first explorers to establish fur trade forts near the First Nations camps along the river.  
The Winnipeg River system through Whiteshell Provincial Park has many petroforms near the Whiteshell River forks where the two rivers meet. These petroforms are an ancient reminder of the importance of the area for native travel, trade, ceremonies, harvesting, and settlements.
Major modern communities along the banks of the Winnipeg River include Kenora, Minaki and Whitedog in Ontario; and Lac du Bonnet, Pinawa, Powerview, and Pine Falls, all in Manitoba. Whitedog is the home of the Wabaseemoong First Nation. The Sagkeeng First Nation is located near the mouth of the Winnipeg River and Pine Falls.
In Ontario dams were built on the Winnipeg River at Kenora and Whitedog Falls. In Manitoba, there are six  hydroelectric dams: Pointe du Bois Generating Station at Pointe du Bois, Slave Falls a few kilometres downstream, Seven Sisters Falls Generating Station at Seven Sisters, MacArthur Falls Generating Station, Great Falls Generating Station, and Pine Falls Generating Station at Powerview, Manitoba. 
Areas where the Winnipeg River widens markedly have been identified as lakes, including Gun, Roughrock and Sand lakes in Ontario; and Nutimik, Eleanor, Dorothy, Margaret, Natalie, and Lac du Bonnet, all in Manitoba. Nutimik, Dorothy, and Margaret lakes are all entirely within the Whiteshell Provincial Park. 
Tributaries include the Rainy River, Black Sturgeon River, English River, Bird River, Lee River, Whiteshell River, Whitemouth River, and Macfarlane River.
Flows on the Winnipeg River are controlled through the various dams by the Lake of the Woods Control Board. It maintains a website with detailed descriptions of the river basin and water flow characteristics.
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Winnipeg River

Winnipeg River

River in Manitoba, Canada

  • Desc: The Winnipeg River is a Canadian river which flows roughly northwest from Lake of the Woods in the province of Ontario to Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba. This river is 235 kilometres long from the Norman Dam in Kenora to its mouth at Lake Winnipeg. Its watershed is 106,500 square kilometres in area, mainly in Canada. About 29,000 square kilometres of the watershed is in northern Minnesota, United States. The watershed stretches to the height of land about 100 kilometres west of Lake Superior.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winnipeg_River
  • Type: Place, BodyOfWater, RiverBodyOfWater, Thing
  • Result Score: 742.32
Winnipeg

Winnipeg

City in Manitoba, Canada

  • Desc: Winnipeg is the capital and largest city of the province of Manitoba in Canada. Centred on the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine rivers, it is near the longitudinal centre of North America, approximately 110 kilometres north of the Canada–United States border.
  • URL: http://www.winnipeg.ca/interhom/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winnipeg
  • Type: City, Place, Thing, AdministrativeArea
  • Result Score: 3.23

Arizona Coyotes

Ice hockey team

  • Desc: The Arizona Coyotes are a professional ice hockey team based in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale, Arizona. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League.
  • URL: http://coyotes.nhl.com/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arizona_Coyotes
  • Type: Thing, Organization, SportsTeam
  • Result Score: 1.21
Red River College

Red River College

College in Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • Desc: Red River College is a college located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. It is the province’s largest institute of applied learning and applied research, with over 200 degree, diploma and certificate programs and more than 21,000 students annually.
  • URL: http://www.rrc.mb.ca/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_River_College
  • Type: Corporation, Organization, Place, EducationalOrganization, CollegeOrUniversity, Thing
  • Result Score: 0.92
Lake Winnipeg

Lake Winnipeg

Lake in Manitoba, Canada

  • Desc: Lake Winnipeg is a very large, but relatively shallow 24,514-square-kilometre lake in North America, in the province of Manitoba, Canada. Its southern end is about 55 kilometres north of the city of Winnipeg.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Winnipeg
  • Type: Place, BodyOfWater, LakeBodyOfWater, Thing
  • Result Score: 0.64
Saskatchewan River

Saskatchewan River

River in Canada

  • Desc: The Saskatchewan River is a major river in Canada, about 550 kilometres long, flowing roughly eastward across Saskatchewan and Manitoba to empty into Lake Winnipeg.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saskatchewan_River
  • Type: Place, BodyOfWater, RiverBodyOfWater, Thing
  • Result Score: 0.37
River East Collegiate

River East Collegiate

Public school in Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • Desc: River East Collegiate is a public high school located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, that belongs to the River East Transcona School Division. River East has a school population of approximately 1,250 students. The school colours are blue and white and the school mascot is the Kodiak.
  • URL: http://www.rec.retsd.mb.ca/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_East_Collegiate
  • Type: Organization, Place, EducationalOrganization, Thing, School
  • Result Score: 0.36

Winnipeg River

Neighbourhood in Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • Desc: St. Vital is a district of the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Located in the south-central part of the city, it is bounded on the north by Carrière Avenue, on the south by the northern limit of the Rural Municipality of Ritchot, on the west by the Red River and on the east by the Seine River, with the exception of the part lying south of the Perimeter Highway, which extends east across the Seine to the boundary of the Rural Municipality of Springfield.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Vital,_Winnipeg
  • Type: Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 0.32
North Saskatchewan River

North Saskatchewan River

River in Saskatchewan, Canada

  • Desc: The North Saskatchewan River is a glacier-fed river that flows from the Canadian Rockies continental divide east to central Saskatchewan, where it joins with another major river to make up the Saskatchewan River.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Saskatchewan_River
  • Type: Place, BodyOfWater, RiverBodyOfWater, Thing
  • Result Score: 0.28
Red River of the North

Red River of the North

River in North America

  • Desc: The Red River is a North American river. Originating at the confluence of the Bois de Sioux and Otter Tail rivers between the U.S. states of Minnesota and North Dakota, it flows northward through the Red River Valley, forming most of the border of Minnesota and North Dakota and continuing into Manitoba.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_River_of_the_North
  • Type: Place, BodyOfWater, TouristAttraction, Thing, RiverBodyOfWater
  • Result Score: 0.28
Winnipeg

Winnipeg

Black bear

  • Desc: Winnipeg, or Winnie, was the name given to a female black bear that lived at London Zoo from 1915 until her death in 1934. Rescued by cavalry veterinarian Harry Colebourn, Winnie is best-remembered for inspiring A. A. Milne's character, Winnie-the-Pooh.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winnipeg_(bear)
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 0.26
Kelvin High School

Kelvin High School

High school in Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • Desc: Kelvin High School is a public high school in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The school is located in the neighbourhood of River Heights. Kelvin teaches grades 9 to 12 and is part of the South District of the Winnipeg School Division.
  • URL: http://www.wsd1.org/kelvin/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelvin_High_School
  • Type: Organization, Place, EducationalOrganization, Thing, School
  • Result Score: 0.25

King's Park, Winnipeg

Park in Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • Desc: King's Park is a 92 acres park and residential subdivision in Fort Richmond, a suburb in southern Winnipeg, located on the western side of the Red River.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King's_Park,_Winnipeg
  • Type: Thing, Place, TouristAttraction
  • Result Score: 0.24
Nelson River

Nelson River

River in Manitoba, Canada

  • Desc: The Nelson River is a river of north-central North America, in the Canadian province of Manitoba. The river drains Lake Winnipeg and runs 644 kilometres before it ends in Hudson Bay.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_River
  • Type: Place, BodyOfWater, Thing, RiverBodyOfWater
  • Result Score: 0.22
White River

White River

Township in Ontario, Canada

Rainy River

River in North America

English River

English River

River in Ontario, Canada

  • Desc: The English River is a river in Kenora District and Thunder Bay District in Northwestern Ontario, Canada. It flows through Lac Seul to join the Winnipeg River as a right tributary.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_River_(Ontario)
  • Type: Place, BodyOfWater, Thing, RiverBodyOfWater
  • Result Score: 0.20

River Heights School

School in Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • Type: School, Organization, EducationalOrganization, Thing
  • Result Score: 0.17
Assiniboine River

Assiniboine River

River in Canada

  • Desc: The Assiniboine River is a 1,070-kilometre river that runs through the prairies of Western Canada in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. It is a tributary of the Red River.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assiniboine_River
  • Type: Place, BodyOfWater, RiverBodyOfWater, Thing
  • Result Score: 0.17
St. Ignatius Church, Winnipeg

St. Ignatius Church, Winnipeg

Catholic church in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Winnipeg River

City in Manitoba, Canada

  • Desc: St. Norbert is a bilingual neighbourhood in the southernmost part of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. While outside the Perimeter Highway, it is still part of the city. The population is just over 5,000. Each summer, the community is home to the St. Norbert Farmers' Market, drawing large crowds from Winnipeg and the surrounding area. Other attractions include the St. Norbert Provincial Heritage Park, and the St. Norbert Arts and Cultural Centre. St. Norbert is the closest community to the Red River Floodway gates. St.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Norbert,_Winnipeg
  • Type: Thing, Place, City
  • Result Score: 0.14

Winnipeg River

Neighborhood in Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • Desc: Windsor Park is a neighborhood in the southeastern part of St. Boniface, a neighbourhood of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. It is bordered by Marion Street on the north, Archibald Street on the west, Lagimodière Boulevard on the east, and Fermor Avenue on the south.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windsor_Park,_Winnipeg
  • Type: Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 0.13
Bloodvein River

Bloodvein River

River in Manitoba, Canada

  • Desc: The Bloodvein River is a river in Canada. It flows west from its headwaters in Red Lake in northwest Ontario to the east side of Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba through the boreal forests of the Canadian Shield. It is around 300 kilometres long.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloodvein_River
  • Type: Place, BodyOfWater, RiverBodyOfWater, Thing
  • Result Score: 0.13

Riverview Health Centre

Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • Desc: Riverview Health Centre is a community hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. It was founded in 1911 by the City of Winnipeg as the Winnipeg Municipal Hospital.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riverview_Health_Centre
  • Type: Thing, Hospital, Place
  • Result Score: 0.12

Westview School

School in Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • Type: School, Organization, EducationalOrganization, Thing
  • Result Score: 0.10

Winnipeg River

Neighbourhood in Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • Desc: Crescentwood was developed by noted Winnipeg real estate agent C. H. Enderton. The neighbourhood is bordered on the north by Academy road, on the east by the Assiniboine river, on the south by Corydon avenue, and on the west by Cambridge street.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crescentwood,_Winnipeg
  • Type: Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 0.08

La Salle River

River in Manitoba, Canada

  • Desc: The La Salle is a river in Manitoba, with its source near Portage la Prairie and terminating in the Red River in Saint Norbert. The La Salle River flows mainly through agricultural land. It is a slow-moving, meandering prairie river with variable depth. It is the primary river that flows throughout most of the rural municipality of Macdonald. On older maps, the river is named la Rivière Sale, la Rivière Salle, Salle River, or Stinking River.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Salle_River
  • Type: Place, BodyOfWater, Thing, RiverBodyOfWater
  • Result Score: 0.08
Seine River

Seine River

River

  • Desc: The Seine River is a river in Kenora, Rainy River and Thunder Bay Districts in northwestern Ontario, Canada. It flows 240 kilometres from Lac des Mille Lacs to Rainy Lake. The river was an important route in the days of the fur trade.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seine_River_(Ontario)
  • Type: Place, BodyOfWater, RiverBodyOfWater, Thing
  • Result Score: 0.08

Bird River

River in Manitoba, Canada

  • Type: Place, BodyOfWater, RiverBodyOfWater, Thing
  • Result Score: 0.08
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