Roy Josephy

It slices; it dices: it grooms the trails

The Cariboo Ski-Touring Club has purchased a “Ginzu Groomer” with the generous financial assistance of the Quesnel Community Foundation.

The Cariboo Ski-Touring Club has purchased a “Ginzu Groomer” with the generous financial assistance of the Quesnel Community Foundation. The Ginzu is a light weight groomer which is pulled behind one of the ski club’s snowmobiles. It conditions the snow and sets tracks for skiing without the use of the much larger snow cat. The new equipment will be used as an alternate means of preparing snow, particularly for the Youth Ski Program. The Youth Program has grown phenomenally since it began a few years ago. This winter eight elementary schools are involved bringing 388 students, each for three lessons. This totals 24 days of instruction.

The increased use of the snow in the instruction and play areas requires an alternate to the large snow cat groomer to prepare the snow. The large groomer used daily would cause the snow to deteriorate from overuse. Also, with the huge commitment to teach all of these kids, the club needs a backup in the case of mechanical problems with the large machine. Hallis Lake has become very popular and the public expects quality groomed trails at all times. The Cariboo Ski Touring Club, operator of the very popular public recreation facility at Hallis lake, will deliver on its promise of the best possible ski conditions.

Thank you Quesnel Community Foundation for your outstanding support!

 

Just Posted

Quesnel RCMP report a spike in thefts from cars

Police provide a list of tips to help mitigate the risk of parking downtown

RCMP investigate suspicious death near Williams Lake

Body found in home on Mountain House Road Tuesday night

Stranded B.C. trucker writes final wishes before being rescued 3 days later

‘I was just praying someone would come along’

Column: using waste forest products to reduce carbon emissions

The potential for bioenergy production from the forestry industry

Construction zone – Quesnel to see new housing and public projects get underway in 2019

Mayor outlines the many construction projects slated to begin in the next 12 months

Omar Khadr wants changes to bail conditions

‘My life is held in suspension’, says the former Guantanamo Bay detainee

Sissons scores OT winner as Predators beat Canucks 4-3

VIDEO: Vancouver battles back to earn single point in Nashville

Lions announce seven members of coaching staff not coming back for 2019

The operational moves come two days after the Lions announced DeVone Claybrooks as the team’s new head coach

$12K awarded to atheist family who oppose Christmas, Hanukkah in B.C. classroom

Gary Mangel,May Yasue said holidays, Remembrance Day and Valentine’s Day not appropriate in preschool

Coach accused of sexual assault says apology letter was misinterpreted

Dave Brubaker has pleaded not guilty to one count of sexual assault and one count of invitation to sexual touching

Give the gift of nature this holiday season

Please don’t be mad, but I bought you a moose

Aboriginal poet faces backlash for calling out NHL-themed totem poles

Rebecca Thomas says she received backlash for asking a drugstore chain to remove NHL merchandise

No plans yet for free WiFi on BC Transit buses

BC Transit says they are monitoring the roll-out of free WiFi on Translink vehicles

Some Kotex tampons recalled in Canada and U.S.

In some cases, tampon users sought medical attention “to remove tampon pieces left in the body.”

Most Read