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‘Surge’ in sales as snowmobilers take advantage in Saskatchewan

‘Surge’ in sales as snowmobilers take advantage in Saskatchewan

A blast of cold November snow and COVID-19 pandemic restrictions have helped rev up snowmobiling activity in Saskatchewan. Leah Switzer, executive director of the Saskatchewan Snowmobile Association, said outdoor enthusiasts have been taking advantage in the province with the ongoing pandemic. Read more: Saskatchewan snowbirds grounded due to COVID-19 …

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COVID-19 drives up snowmobile sales in New Brunswick – New Brunswick

COVID-19 drives up snowmobile sales in New Brunswick - New Brunswick

COVID-19 has revved up the snowmobile season the likes of which dealers have not seen in years. “The recreational leisure world has been a phenomenal year,” said Coral Lanteigne, a sales professional at Extreme Torque Motorsports in Moncton. Lanteigne said the dealership has sold out of almost every model …

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City of Saskatoon facing $20 million deficit: report – Saskatoon

City of Saskatoon facing $20 million deficit: report - Saskatoon

A report, written by the City of Saskatoon administration, projects a $20.1 million deficit for the city. The two main reasons for the financial shortfall, it states, are lack of revenue caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown and expensive efforts to clean up after the recent blizzard. Administration …

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Castle Mountain Resort preparing to open early December with COVID-19 precautions

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Castle Mountain Resort, located approximately 50 kilometres southwest of the town of Pincher Creek, Alta., is busy preparing its 94 runs for the start of the ski and snowboard season. Cole Fawcett, manager of marketing and web operations, says the hill’s earliest opening in 20 years was in 2019, …

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Looking for winter activities during COVID-19? Here’s what you should know – National

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As we head into the winter season in Canada and other parts of the northern hemisphere, there are growing concerns about the spread of the coronavirus with the cold weather conditions and snow forcing people indoors. Many gyms, restaurants, cafes and cinemas have been ordered shut or have imposed …

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British Columbians stocked up for COVID-19, but unprepared for storms: BC Hydro

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British Columbians may have stocked up on COVID-19 supplies, but a new report from BC Hydro suggests many may have a false sense of security going into storm season. The Crown corporation says it’s seen a 117-per cent increase in storm-related power outages since 2014, with storms increasing in …

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5 non-U.S. election stories you may have missed – National

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The world’s eyes are on the United States as Americans head to the polls to elect their new president. Republican President Donald Trump is seeking another four years in office. He is up against Democratic challenger and former vice-president Joe Biden. You can follow our live blog for minute-by-minute …

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Edmonton homeless camp asks for heated trailers as drug overdose reversal medication freezes – Edmonton

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The warmer weather from the summer months made it a lot easier for people to stay at Edmonton’s Camp Pekiwewin. But now that temperatures have dropped, organizers are facing new challenges when it comes to drug overdoses at the camp in Rossdale. “The number that they have come up with …

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COVID-19 restrictions lead to ‘stressful’ delays for people with furnace problems – Calgary

COVID-19 restrictions lead to ‘stressful’ delays for people with furnace problems - Calgary

Dmitri Bakanov was in a race against the weather Monday, as he worked on an unexpected furnace repair job at a client’s home in northwest Calgary. “It’s a no-heat situation, an emergency,” Bakanov said. “They have been in a motel for a couple of days.” The repair comes as …

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Edmonton restaurants heating things up for winter patio season – Edmonton

Edmonton restaurants heating things up for winter patio season - Edmonton

Patio season would typically be nearing its end now but that is not quite the case this year. Some Edmonton restaurants are getting ready for a new patio season, one that will require some extra layers of clothing to keep warm. “Little Brick is known for its patio in …

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