game on!

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Westcliffe winter wonderland. Two huge thaws and tons of snow – Allan’s been working hard!
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Westcliffe rinks opened Dec. 18 with great conditions.
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The shinny rink has been busy the past three weeks.
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Hundreds of players of all ages have had fun playing pick-up shinny, including Hansen from the Chiefs and Iginla from the Flames.
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The side rink. Franco-Ouest students are lucky to have such a great facility nearby.
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The crashed-ice course is popular with the whole family.
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It circles the rink and winds through the park.
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Unlike Lynwood Park cars aren’t allowed at the rinks.
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No equipment necessary.
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Laughs for everyone.
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You don’t need skates to have fun on the crashed-ice course.
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Heavy equipment can’t get down the hill so the underpowered snowblower gets a huge workout after a major storm.
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Two big thaws, freezing rain and wet snow: tough challenges for rink operators across the city.
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Throwing the snow towards the boards.
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Most of the hard work is done with shovels. The rink attendant puts in hundreds of hours scraping, shovelling and flooding.
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Lots of neighbours cheerfully help out.
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One example of a rink budget from an exemplary independent rink operator. Al doesn’t get extra taxpayer subsidies like the fake “community” associations (many thousands of dollars of revenue from renting out the “public” community centre to select groups).
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Official change room hours.
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You can also put on your skates rinkside.
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In other Bells Corners news:
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Twenty-four murders in 2016, more than in Montreal: one of the victims taught Islamic Studies to girls in grades 5 through 8 at the Tarbiyah Learning Centre on Moodie Drive.
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The funeral for the slain women, attended by more than 1,500 mourners, was one of the largest in Bells Corners history.
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Christina Voelzing, 24, was murdered back in March. She was caught in the crossfire during a shooting at her home on Sonnet Crescent in Bells Corners shortly after 5 a.m. Behnam Yaali, 23, is charged with second-degree murder.
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Britalia at the Best Western.
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Icy roads.
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Snow squall in Lynwood Village.
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Sidewalk cleanup on Old Richmond.
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Pathway plow in Lynwood Manor.
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Partially clear strip sidewalk.
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Urban hike.
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The BIA and the politicians continue their efforts to put a Scottish/Conservative/military/big business spin on the Bells Corners brand.
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Renovations are finally done at the Centennial Library.
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Built in 1967. Bell Centennial Arena opened in 1965.
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Still going strong even though it was once threatened with closure.
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Located in Lynwood Village.
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Rick Chiarelli caught fibbing yet again!

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