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Ski Program for Indigenous Youth Expanding to Manitoba

Ski Program for Indigenous Youth Expanding to Manitoba

By Colette Derworiz, The Canadian Press

Spirit North Program
Participants in the Spirit North program are shown in a handout photo. The program, run by former Canadian Olympian Beckie Scott in Alberta and B.C., is for Indigenous youth to use sports and play to improve social and economic outcomes. It’s expanding to Saskatchewan and Manitoba in 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Spirit North)

EDMONTON – A charity that runs cross-country ski programs for Indigenous youth is expanding across Western Canada.

Spirit North, which was founded in 2009, started in four First Nation communities in northern Alberta to improve the health and well being of Indigenous youth through outdoor sport and play.

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‘Grossly Disproportional:’ Ski Resort Appeals $2M Fine for Cutting Trees

‘Grossly Disproportional:’ Ski Resort Appeals $2M Fine for Cutting Trees

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press

Lake Louise Ski Resort
A skier passes trees on a ski run at Lake Louise Ski Resort in Lake Louise, Alta., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

CALGARY – A world-renowned Alberta ski resort is appealing a $2.1-million-dollar fine it received for cutting down endangered trees five years ago.

Lake Louise Ski Resort pleaded guilty last December to taking down a stand of trees, including 38 endangered whitebark pine, along a ski run in 2013.

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‘Reckless’: Judge Fines Lake Louise Ski Resort $2M for Cutting Endangered Trees

‘Reckless’: Judge Fines Lake Louise Ski Resort $2M for Cutting Endangered Trees

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press

Lake Louise Ski Resort
A skier passes trees on a ski run at Lake Louise ski resort in Lake Louise, Alta., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. A judge is to sentence a world-renowned Alberta ski resort today for cutting down endangered trees five years ago. The Lake Louise resort in Banff National Park pleaded guilty last December to taking down a stand of trees, including some whitebark pine, along a ski run in 2013. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

CALGARY – A judge had harsh words Friday for a world-renowned Alberta ski resort as she fined it $2.1 million for recklessly cutting down endangered trees five years ago.

Lake Louise Ski Resort pleaded guilty last December to taking down a stand of trees, including 38 endangered whitebark pine, along a ski run in 2013.

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Ski Hills Opening as Manitoba Blanketed with New Snow

Ski Hills Opening as Manitoba Blanketed with New Snow

Stony Mountain Ski Area will open on Saturday. (HANDOUT)
Asessippi Ski Area & Resort and Stony Mountain Ski Area will open on Saturday. (HANDOUT)

It’s something winter ski enthusiasts have been waiting for and the big day is almost here.

Asessippi Ski Area & Resort in western Manitoba and Stony Mountain Ski Area north of Winnipeg both plan to open for the season on Saturday.

A Colorado low weather system that dumped upwards of 25 cm on parts of the province between Wednesday and Thursday, paired with cooler temperatures, has created ideal skiing conditions.

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Manitoba Teen Dies After Skiing Accident

A Manitoba teen has died after a skiing accident at Holiday Mountain last week.

The 13-year-old girl from Prairie Spirit School Division was on a field trip at La Riviere when she was badly hurt after losing control on an advanced run and crashed into an orange plastic fence that separates the run from an adjacent T-bar line.

The girl’s family made the decision to take her off life support on Tuesday.

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Outdoor Winter Activities Keeping Winnipeggers Active

Toboggan Hill
A duo flies down the toboggan hill at Assiniboine Park. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

There are plenty of outdoor activities to keep you busy over the holidays, the City of Winnipeg reminded citizens on Monday.

Toboggan hills are open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., with winter slides operating from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Regional skating rinks — 43 of them in total — are open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Construction on the Peguis Pavilion skating rink in Kildonan Park, and the Duck Pond skating rink in St. Vital Park is still underway.

Cross-country skiing trailers are located in Kidonan Park, Harbour View, St. Vital Park, La Barriere Park and Living Prairie Museum.

For more of the city’s winter activities, visit Winnipeg.ca.

— Staff

Ski Swap Shop to Outfit Winter Enthusiasts

Cross Country Skiers
A pair of cross-country skiers enjoy the trails at the Wildewood Club golf course. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

With the first dumping of snow already on the ground, skiers are getting ready for a full season ahead.

The Cross Country Ski Association of Manitoba is holding their 31st annual Swap Shop on Saturday, November 23.

The seasonal event is a community sale of new and used cross country ski equipment, where knowledgeable volunteers and local retailers also assist people with their purchases and to pass on valuable information about the programs offered by CCSAM and the cross country ski clubs of Manitoba.

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