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Asessippi Ski Area and Resort Marking 20 Years to Open Season

Asessippi Ski Area and Resort Marking 20 Years to Open Season

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Daymon Guillas - Asessippi Ski Area and Resort
Daymon Guillas, president of Asessippi Ski Area and Resort (HANDOUT)

Time to hit the slopes! Asessippi Ski Area and Resort opened its 20th season on Friday following significant renovations.

The western Manitoba ski resort has invested more than $1.5 million over the years to turn their park into a four-season destination.

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‘Uber for Snow Removal:’ New App Inspired by Winnipeg’s Winter Weather

‘Uber for Snow Removal:’ New App Inspired by Winnipeg’s Winter Weather

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

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OnTheStep team members Alex Shao, left to right, Buhle Mwanza, Tristen Wong and Tyrel Praymayer are pictured in Winnipeg on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kelly Malone)

WINNIPEG – When the first big snow dump covered Winnipeg this week, the developers of a new phone app put their technology to the test.

“You can think of it as Uber for snow removal,” said OnTheStep founder Buhle Mwanza, referring to the ride-hailing app.

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Manitoba Snowplows Ready to Hit the Highways

Manitoba Snowplows Ready to Hit the Highways

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A front-end loader clears snow on Pembina Highway on Monday, December 26, 2016. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — With snow in the forecast for much of the province over the next 24 hours, Manitoba Infrastructure is reminding motorists to adjust their driving habits and be aware of highway snowplows.

The province has a fleet of approximately 300 truck plows, de-icing equipment and motor graders. All equipment has flashing blue warning lights and drivers should stay well back of all equipment.

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Self-Driving Snowplow to Keep Runways Clear at Winnipeg Airport

Self-Driving Snowplow to Keep Runways Clear at Winnipeg Airport

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Officials with Winnipeg Airports Authority, Northstar Robotics Inc. and Airport Technologies, show off a self-driving snowplow near Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport on Wednesday, October 3, 2018. (MANITOBA AEROSPACE)

Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport is trying out self-driving technology to keep its runways clear of snow this season.

Winnipeg Airports Authority has partnered with two Manitoba-based companies to pilot an autonomous snowplow this winter.

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