|FTLComm - Tisdale - January 5, 1999|
|With the temperatures up to the -14s this is a good time to get outside and enjoy
the fine winter. Mr. and Mrs. Doug Wisser were among the six or so cross country
skiers out on the Tisdale golf course ski trail Monday. Doug said that his son Adam
said it was certain the Christmas vacation was over because the weather was outstanding.
Skiing conditions on the course are acceptable as their is enough cover for the
trail but the snow is not very deep and poling is a problem as ski poles hit the
frozen ground and slip. Remember it is only thirty to forty minutes down to Greenwater
where the cross country ski trail is in superb condition. The Greenwater course
is of moderate difficulty so is a challenge to both novice and experienced skier.
Nipawin's Regional Park which has close to a foot of snow base is only half an hour
away. Cross country skiing is one of the best forms of exercise you can get and
the equipment is inexpensive. If you want to take up the sport you will find there
are clinics available for some initial orientation but the basic techniques are easily
learned in a day.
After almost two weeks of -30 weather -20 is a nice day. Weather man are telling us that we can see this for a couple of more days before we see more of that ultra cold arctic air. School of course reopened after the Christmas break yesterday and once more the streets are flooded with brightly dressed youngsters on their way to and from classes. Remember they spread out through the whole of the community so not only should you slow down on 100th but keep a sharp eye on all streets especially at 8:30 and 3:30 each day.