Re: End of Grooming in Kananaskis
Here’s your chance to do something constructive and useful about this issue. As you know, I am not in the SkierBob universe right now. A reporter from CTV news has contacted me for an interview but I told her I would ask my readers to contact her.
Stephanie Thomas 403-463-8489 or email at Stephanie.Thomas@bellmedia.ca
Update: Stephanie received many calls, thanks everyone!
More media requests. Please contact these reporters…
- My name is Carrie Tait. I’m a reporter with The Globe and Mail’s Calgary bureau. I’m writing about Alberta’s decision to cut funding to parks and programs like grooming. I’m wondering if you can help me out. I’m looking to speak with folks who will be affected by this, as well as sort out grooming costs. I see you have some numbers on your website, but hoping you can explain how you calculated them. I’m at 403 245 2711 and on deadline for this afternoon.
- Could you ask some of your blog readers to get in touch with me on this trails thing? My name is Bob Weber and I’m a reporter with The Canadian Press in Edmonton. As the national wire service, our stories go out to pretty much every news outlet in Canada. The number is 780-412-6259. Thanks.
- If anyone would consider chatting with CBC Calgary News, please let me know, as well. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Update on the grooming costs:
PLPP snowcat lease is 75k/ season. New cat every 3 to 4 years. Cost of new Pisten-Bully $300 k +. The hours put in the PLPP cat per season would mean purchasing a new cat every 4 to 5 years. Snowmobiles are about 14 k with a lifespan of about 5 years.
Ribbon Creek snowcat was purchased used for 92 k with an operating cost of 5-7 k per season. It is 13 years old and probably can be nursed for another 5 years before it requires major repairs.