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Today's fact about Canada

Discussion in 'Canada' started by sly_karma, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. sly_karma

    sly_karma Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Canadians love ice skating in all its various forms, and teaching your kids to skate is close to universal, like teaching them to ride a bike. Learning to ski is much less widespread, especially since there are few ski resorts of note in the un-mountainous Quebec City-Windsor corridor where 60% of Canadians live.

    Interesting, then, that the three highest elevation skating facilities in Canada all have skiing connections.
    • Lake Louise, AB - 1750 m ASL (natural lake ice with maintained surface)
    • Big White, BC - 1670 m (constructed facility, natural freezing)
    • Apex Mountain Resort, BC - 1630 m (constructed facility, natural freezing)
     
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    sly_karma Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Governor General Julie Payette resigned today after three years in office. Her term has been under a cloud for some months following allegations from staff members of abusive behaviour and a toxic work environment. The report from an investigation is about to released and it seems likely the PM asked her to resign.
     
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    cqen2l Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    I’ve skated and played a scratch hockey game at Big White. :)
     
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