Cable of B.C.’s Sea-to-Sky Gondola deliberately cut for 2nd time – CBC News

Line severed overnight, sending cars crashing to the ground, general manager says

Rhianna Schmunk · CBC News · Posted: Sep 14, 2020 7:33 AM PT | Last Updated: 7 hours ago

A car from the Sea-to-Sky Gondola lies crumpled on the ground after the cable was cut on Sunday. (Squamish RCMP)

The cable of the Sea-to-Sky Gondola near Squamish, B.C., has been deliberately cut in the middle of the night for the second year in a row, leaving the tourist attraction in shambles and its staff completely bewildered.

The thick, downhill cable of the gondola was severed overnight, sending dozens of cars crashing into the mountain around 4 a.m. PT.

General manager Kirby Brown said his phone started ringing off the hook with the news before dawn.

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Happy trails to you – Bike and Trails group excited about expansion – The Cold Lake Sun

Dan Brisebois
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Published on: September 14, 2020 | Last Updated: September 14, 2020 9:56 AM EDT

With seven existing trails running about six kilometres, the local trails system is still in development, but promises to be one of the City’s top tourism draws, according to the Cold Lake Bike Park and Trails Society.

The society, formed last spring, now has seven members, and Don Harris and Ed Machtmes updated City Council on progress on the project during its Tuesday, September 8 meeting.

To date, nearly 900 volunteer hours have been invested in the construction of the trails.  That doesn’t include time spent on regular trail maintenance and inspection.

“I can’t emphasize enough how are volunteers and the community have stepped up,” Matchmes added. “We have saved tens of thousands of dollars from people that would just come up out of the blue. We post on social media that we need either people or materials or what have you, and it just shows up.  It’s just amazing.”

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World Rivers Day mentions ORCBC – PR.com

World Rivers Day 2020, set for September 27, commemorates the many values of rivers and encourages river stewardship and conservation around the globe. This massive worldwide event involving up to 100 countries has its roots in British Columbia Rivers Day which celebrates its 40th anniversary.

Vancouver, Canada, September 14, 2020 –(PR.com)– World Rivers Day commemorates the many values of rivers and encourages river stewardship and conservation around the globe – massive worldwide event involving up to 100 countries has its roots in British Columbia Rivers Day which celebrates its 40th anniversary.

Millions of people and thousands of events around the world will mark World Rivers Day 2020, either virtually or physically, on Sunday, September 27 in what has become one of the largest environmental celebrations on the planet. With many of the world’s rivers facing increasing pressures associated with climate change, pollution, and industrial development, close to 100 countries will participate in this year’s festivities.

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Behind The Scenes Of North America’s Hottest New Bike Park – Forbes

Cassidy Randall Contributor Travel

Since it opened in 2007 , Revelstoke Mountain Resort has held a reputation for its monster vertical (at 5,620 feet of lift-accessed terrain, it’s the longest descent in North America), alpine bowls, rainforest glades, record snowfall and near-ridiculous scenery. But where most resorts also boast thriving summer operations to complement winter skiing, RMR had largely stayed relatively quiet on the summer front, with most warm-season activities centralized on the bottom of the mountain.

Until this year, when it became British Columbia’s newest bike park, giving RMR’s epic terrain a new lens through which to shine.

Revelstoke Mountain Resort mountain biking
Revelstoke Mountain Resort opened its new bike park on June 23, 2020. IAN HOUGHTON

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A paralyzed adventurer designed a mountain bike for people with disabilities to explore the outdoors – CNN

Nearly 25 years ago, Christian Bagg was snowboarding in Canada’s Banff National Park when he crashed and broke his back, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down.

“I knew right when I hit the ground that that was it,” Bagg, 45, told CNN. “I don’t ever remembering having any moment where I thought I would walk again. Something in me just knew it was over.”

But nothing could stop the avid outdoorsman from finding his way back up a mountain.

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Vandals Tarnish Promising Year For ATV Association – Steinbach Online.com

Photo credit: Eastman ATV Association

Category: Local News Published: Wednesday, 09 September 2020 05:34 Written by Shannon Dueck

photo – Eastman ATV Association

The President of Eastman ATV Association says he can not understand why someone would choose to vandalize their property.

Don Eidse is referring to what happened at one of their rest areas near Woodridge. Eidse explains the Association went to the trouble of setting up a picnic table there in order for riders to have a place to enjoy their lunch, while out riding. He notes this was done by volunteers. But then, late last month, the picnic table was destroyed by vandals.

“If they can’t steal it, destroy it,” says Eidse. “That seems to be what has happened.”

According to Eidse, this certainly is not the first time their property has been vandalized. He notes from time to time their trail signs will be damaged. Eidse says the signage allows riders to travel from Woodridge up to their staging area near the Trans Canada Highway.

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Classrooms in the forest: school teaching largely outside this fall in northwestern Canada

Laura Howells, CBC News
 Posted: Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 09:55 — Last Updated: Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 10:07

Students learn in the forest at Hidden Valley Elementary School in Whitehorse. (Laura Howells/CBC)
Six-year-olds sit in a circle of tree stumps, watching their teacher write on a whiteboard in the forest.

Teachers carry bear spray and walkie-talkies. There are tarp shelters in case it rains.

Class is often outdoors this fall at Hidden Valley Elementary School, which has built a “forest school” on its property in the outskirts of Whitehorse.

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Paddlers head northwest of Sudbury to rediscover long-lost canoe route

Quest began after Aurora’s David Lee found an old map from before the First World War

CBC News · Posted: Sep 06, 2020 6:00 AM ET | Last Updated: September 6

This coming week, a group of Ontario paddlers will be trekking along crown land northwest of Sudbury to re-open a century-old canoe route. (Submitted/David Lee)

This week, five women will set out with adventurer David Lee looking for some some lost history.

They’re on a canoe trip to rediscover an old route that’s not been used in decades. That means bushwhacking through overgrown portages — not unlike the early voyageurs would have done. 

This quest began after Aurora’s David Lee found a 1914 canoe route map. One particular route sparked his interest — northwest of Sudbury, near the Mississagi River and Russian Lake. 

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News Release – Manitoba

September 4, 2020

MANITOBA GOVERNMENT JOINS PARTNERS TO INVEST MORE THAN $325,000 IN TRAILS FOR HEALTHY ACTIVE LIVING

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Trails in Whiteshell Provincial Park Enhanced Through Innovative Re-use of Pedestrian Bridges: Ministers


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The Manitoba government and a number of partners are jointly investing more than $325,000 to enhance a trail network in Whiteshell Provincial Park with an adaptive re-use of twin pedestrian bridges that were once installed in Winnipeg, Conservation and Climate Minister Sarah Guillemard and Municipal Relations Minister Rochelle Squires announced today.  “During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to find ways to enjoy the great outdoors, and this investment enhances the accessibility of hiking trails,” said Guillemard. “This support will allow families more opportunities to explore our beautiful province while encouraging active and healthy lifestyles.” Once fixtures in King’s Park in south Winnipeg, the two red wooden pedestrian spans have been refurbished and installed at Hanson’s Creek and Cabin Lake in Whiteshell Provincial Park in a project spearheaded by Trails Manitoba and Trans Canada Trail. 

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