April 11th, 2018 ~ Vol. 89 No. 15
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Winter won’t go away
Crowsnest Pass Herald Front Page
This is an editorial Bud Slapak wrote for the April 11, 2012 Crowsnest Pass Herald.

Last week I traveled to Lethbridge to keep an appointment (check-up) with my doctor, following hip replacement surgery in January.

When I left Blairmore in the morning I noticed dozens of frozen puddles and the fresh snow that had fallen over night.

The view is beautiful if you compare the weather to the month of December and the associated beauty of a white Christmas.

Unfortunately, this April it is not one of our average spring months and the huge man-made mountains of snow, near various intersections, portrays a perfect mid-winter scene.
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Just a few miles east of the Crowsnest Pass there is a huge change in the weather conditions.

Most of the slews along the highway are now home to ducks and geese, in contrast to ice-covered areas in the Pass.

By the time I reached Lethbridge it was difficult to spot any snow and spring was, as the saying goes, in the air.

On the way back from the spring-like weather in Lethbridge, I noticed the temperature steadily dropping and the Foothills and surrounding mountains to the west were covered in bright white snow.

Arriving in Blairmore was disheartening as I parked my vehicle on my property which was covered in fresh snow and a chilling wind from the north was blowing.

The only positive thought I had in my mind (yes I have one) was that for now, there won't be a major flood in the Crowsnest Pass.

At least that's the way I see it.

TS
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