Official Town of Rivers Web Site

Online Databases


eLibraries Manitoba

Prairie Crocus Regional Library Facebook


Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
The federal government web page that contains a variety of information relating to agriculture.

Canada Agriculture Online

Books, Reading and Literature
This site is very helpful for finding out if a particular book is still in print or finding out the author name if you have the title of the book, or vise versa.

Author Directories
Contains links to authors biographies addresses, contests and it also contains an author search engine.

Books On-Line: AUTHORS
Allows one to see if their favorite author has a written work that can be read on-line.

Literary Resources on the Net
A good starting point for literature assignments. Includes some Canadian content.

The Looking Glass
Is a great page to find information about classic children’s literature.

Whodunit Canada
This site is all about mystery books. It contains booklists, news and book search capabilities.

Great Plains Publications
Great Plains Publications is a Manitoba-based independent publisher.

Business News

Business Wire
World business news is only a click away on one of the Web’s biggest business news wires.

Global Business Centre
Multi-lingual site which provides links to business information from around the globe.

PR Newswire Home Page
Up to date news from corporations world wide.

Business Reference Sources

The Universal Currency Converter
The Universal Currency Converter allows you to perform interactive foreign exchange rate conversion on the Internet.

Company Information

Industry Canada Strategis
Strategis is Canada’s largest business information Web site, providing information on everything from business opportunities, competition, corporate profiles, patents and bankruptcy.

Consumer Protection

Market Place on CBC TV
Market Place has been providing Canadians with quality consumer affairs

Government Information

Government of Canada business sources Programs and services offered by the Government of Canada to the business community.

Investment Information

Canadian Money Saver
an acclaimed investment advisory

The Screaming Capitalist
Good advice, and just good fun!

Statistics and Demographics

Statistics Canada
The comprehensive source for Canadian statistics.

Careers and Jobs

Manitoba Work InfoNet
Information on jobs, training, occupations and financial help.

Job Bank – Canada
Job Bank provides a listing of job orders placed by employers with Human Resources Development Canada. Search by keyword, job title or National Occupational Classification.

Spectrum Job Search Centre

Children Links

ABC Canada
ABC CANADA Literacy Foundation is a national charity committed to promoting literacy to the general public and to the private sector.

CBC Kids

Children’s Literature Guide
An informative site with links to an awards page listing different awards that books can win and which authors/titles have won these awards. It also contains biographies, on-line stories and more.

Fun Brain
#1 Education site for kids of all ages

KidsHealth provides doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence.

Reading Rockets
Reading Rockets is a national multimedia project offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.

Starfall is a learn-to-read website offered free as a public service

Scholastics for Kids
Read up on your favorite scholastics series like the Baby Sitters Club or Goosebumps or look at other cool stuff.

Consumer Information

Consumer World
Provides links to more than 1500 sites — best starting point for consumer information on the Internet.

Dr. Toy’s Guide
This is an online magazine for toy information.

US Consumer Gateway
This site is provided by six US Government agencies to provide one-stop shopping for consumer information (US based in content). Much of the consumer oriented information is of use to all consumers, US or Canadian. Provides information about product recalls and scams.


Canada’s SchoolNet
The Federal government’s page on education. Includes many useful links.

Contact information for colleges and universities in Canada, the United States, Australia and New Zealand. Information about financial aid, scholarships, online applications, and standardized tests is available. Links are available to those colleges and universities with Web sites.

Community Learning Network
Educational resources for K-12 arranged by category with over 1,200 links.

University of Manitoba – U of M’s homepage

University of Winnipeg – U of W’s homepage

Brandon University – Brandon University’s homepage

Campus Manitoba – Consortium of Manitoba post-secondary institutions

Canlearn – To help you save, plan and pay for your education

This web site has a garden encyclopedia, a garden sites directory as well as a magazine rack.

The WWW Virtual Library for Gardening
This site has a gardening search engine and a glossary of botanical terms! There is also a list of gardening books, magazines, nurseries and catalogs.


Archives Canada

Canadian Genealogy Centre

Library and Archives Canada

Manitoba Genealogical Society

Canadian Archival Resources on the Internet


The Atlas of Canada

Merriam-Webster’s Atlas

World Gazetteer


Canadian Federal Government  Includes information on government departments, organizations, programmes and services.

Manitoba Provincial Government Page
Information of programs, departments, services; as well as business links and economic information


Addictions Foundation Manitoba

Addiction Resources

Alzheimer Society Manitoba

Canadian Health Network
Information on maintaining good health as well as coping with ill-health. Links to sites for various diseases and conditions.

Canadian Mental Health Association

Provides access to all of the cancer Usenet newsgroups and links to a number of new cancer and medical sites.

Cancer Care Manitoba
Support services for patients and families.

Mayo Clinic – Tools for healthier lives

National Eating Disorder Information Centre
Information and Resources on eating disorders and weight preoccupation

Quit Smoking Community

Vaping 101


Canadian Museum of Civilization This site contains information on Canada’s history. It has information on the first people, archaeology and much more.

Canadian Historical Association

Manitoba Historical Society

Manitoba Life and Times
Includes newspapers, letters, records, photos, diaries
and maps from 1859-1919.

Peel’s Prairie Provinces
A content rich website dedicated to the history of the Canadian prairie provinces, providing access to thousands of keyword searchable full-text printed books, pamphlets and newspapers, as well as photographs, source manuscripts, maps and more.


Internet – Citing Sites

Citing Electronic Resources
Provided by Internet Public Library, this site has links to a wide variety of sites which offer standards for citing electronic resources.

Internet – Locating Resources

Canadian Information by Subject
Over 1,400 links to sites that provide information about Canada. This site is maintained by the National Library of Canada and is of high quality.

Finding Information on the Internet
Very detailed information on how and how not to search the World Wide Web. This is a very indepth page and takes a while to go through, but it’s worth it!

The Internet Public Library (IPL) Reference Collection – Arranged by subject in increasingly detailed subject tables with links. is a Web guide that is by a community of over 220 dedicated editors who each specialize in an a specific area of interest. Each editor spends hours looking for the “best” resources on their topic and created editorial text to assist you in your search through the subject.

Internet – Safety

Safe Kids Home Page
This page is set so it is easy to use. It contains internet safety information for kids and parents.

Cyber Safety
Canada’s Safety Council- Canada’s voice and resource for safety.


Canadian Federal Statutes
The Canadian Department of Justice offers access to the Consolidated Statutes and Regulations of Canada.

Manitoba Statutes On-line
This web site makes your access to publications easier by offering most of Manitoba’s statutes on-line.


Canadian National Institute for the Blind

Internet Public Library

Library & Archives Canada

Motion Pictures

Internet Movie Database
Search for films by actor, director, writer, composer, character name, genre, etc.


International Lyrics Server
Find the lyrics to over 76,000 songs!

Music Subject Guide
Includes a whole array of music topics from different genres to theory and performance.

News Sources

Canoe stands for CANadian Online Explorer. This site provides access to up to the minute Canadian news.

CBC Newsworld
Provides a link to CBC TV.

CBC Radio News
Emphasizes world and Canadian recent news as well as a searchable index of past events. Includes financial news.

Parents and Children Parents Home Page Ages & Stages

Home Hazards – Fun interactive resource that allows kids to get a visual understanding of hazards in the house

Baby-Proofing Your Home – the Definitive Guide

Keep Kids Safe from Preventable Injuries

Kids’ Guide to Home Safety

Fire Safety – Informative resource focused on fire safety for families and educators.

Home Fire Prevention & Safety Tips

Fire Safety and Prevention for Kids

Keep Your Family Safe From Fire in 2016

Parents Central: From Car Seats to Car Keys – Keeping Kids Safe

Distracted Driving Prevention Toolkit – for Parents

Reader’s Advisory

Winnipeg Public Library Bestseller list.

Canadian Materials
book reviews, media reviews, news, and author profiles of interest to teachers, librarians, parents and kids.

Children’s Literature
Internet resources related to books for Children and Young Adults

Christian Fiction
A good link for series.

Manitoba Authors

Manitoba Young Reader’s Choice Awards 

A web site for ravenous readers. Overbooked specializes in literary and genre fiction information. Overbooked Originals include author web pages, annotated lists of nonfiction, fiction and mystery books which received starred reviews, themed booklists, featured titles lists and hot lists of hard cover US fiction releases.

Canada Children’s Literature Database

Reader’s Robot
Reviews that reveal the appeal.

Science Fiction & Fantasy
Books and links for the science fiction fan.

What’s Next
Kent District Library What’s Next

Web Sites for Book Lovers
Morton Grove Public Library’s Webrary.

Reference – Quick Ref.

Canadian Postal Codes

Dog Lovers Page
This site has information and pictures of your favorite breed of dog.

Canadian Encyclopedia Online

The Embassy Page
Provides indexing and links to consulates and embassies throughout the world that have a presence on the Web.

Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
This site lists nearly a million places — from the Amazon River to Zimbabwe.

Library DeskRef
This comprises quick reference links to resources to answer frequently asked reference queries.

Newspaper Index
A good online resource containing links to US and International newspapers, college newspapers and media resources.

Reference Desk
A virtual encyclopedia, almanac, and news headlines from many major newspapers can be found here.

The free encyclopedia

World Factbook
Lists all of the countries of the world with information concerning the government, the climate, area, people, economy, etc.

Search Engines

Canadian Search Engines

Canoe’s Search Engine

Yahoo! Canada

Other Search Engines








Yahooligans – A search engine for kids!


Creative Retirement
SeniorsCan Internet Program

Health and Age


Canadian Curling Association   This site has information on tournaments and championships, contact information and an extensive set of curling links.

Canadian Football League Official Site
Find all about CFL standings, schedules, stats, records, rules, players and more.

National Hockey League Official Home Page
This is the official Web site of the NHL. It provides links to each of the teams’ home pages and to news, schedules, statistics and scores.

The Official site of the NBA
This site has news features, player and team information, scores and stats.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Winnipeg Goldeyes

Government Agencies

Statistics Canada
The comprehensive source for Canadian statistics and demographics.

Department of Justice Research and Statistics  This site features fact sheets, research reports and statistical reports.

Information on Natural Resources
This site provides access to Natural Resources Canada statistics. There are also links to provincial agencies that produce statistics on natural resources.

Transport Canada
Presents statistics on all forms of transport: air, rail, bus, highways, marine, trucking etc.

Government of Canada Information Search  Links to the Government of Canada search form, as well as search forms from other federal government agencies.

Non-Governmental Agencies

Bank of Canada Financial Statistics
Includes exchange rates, money market yields, government bond yields, historical interest rates, TSE composite index, international reserves, monetary conditions index, commodity price index, etc.

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
The statistics section of this website offers information on alcohol, tobacco, cannabis, and other drugs, along with drug use surveys.

Canadian Council for Social Development
A voluntary, non-profit organization whose mission is to promote policies inspired by social justice, equality and the empowerment of individuals and communities. The “free statistics” section of the website provides information on poverty rates, minimum wage rates, voter turnouts and cost of raising a child.

Telephone Directories

Canada 411
Features a database of phone numbers and addresses for residents and businesses, Canada-wide.

Reverse Directory

Global Telephone Directories
This exhaustive list includes links to business and residential telephone directories and fax directories around the world.


Canadian Travel Page
Includes links for each province and territory.

Explore Manitoba
This site is all about travel inside of Manitoba. It has maps, and quick facts, events, park information and links to activities you can do in Manitoba.

Fodor’s Travel Online
Many great features for travelers.  In-depth restaurant and
hotel reviews.

Comprehensive site lists extensive information on destinations.

Hostelling Association Canada
Information on hostels in Canada. Links to International Hostels, as well.

Hotels and Travel in Canada
This is a very good travel site on all of Canada. It has tourist information, maps, local and country-wide hotels..

Let’s Go
Aims to guide student & budget travelers.

Lonely Planet
Sign up for the Thorn Tree Forum, a great way to learn about your destination.

TripBuzz helps you discover the top activities, attractions and entertainment near you.

Young Adult

Developed by a Canadian teacher to help students deal with the issues of bullying, teasing and violence in schools.

Bully B’Ware
Resources about bullying – what it is, what makes a bully, what schools can do and more

Addictions Foundation of Manitoba
AFM helps Manitobans live free from abuse of alcohol, drugs and gambling.

Teen Health
Information on all aspects of your health.

Internet Movie Database
Find information on your movie before you rent it.

Plugged In
Is a Focus on the Family publication designed to help parents, and youth leaders

Canadian Book Awards for Young Adults

American Library Association Young Adults Book List

The Math Forum
Have a Math problem?  Ask Dr. Math