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A Corner Brook resident says he’s been letting the water in his house trickle to prevent his waterline from freezing for the last couple of weeks.

“The bitterly cold temperatures of late must be causing frost to go further into the ground but I’m wondering what will happen if all homeowners in the city are doing the same.

“Will there be a water shortage this summer because of all the water people like me have wasted fighting the frost?” he wondered.

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The Roamer received a call a few days back about the Marble Mountain season.

“Some of us are wondering what’s going to happen at Marble Mountain, she said.

“This year they have enough snow to go into May, which would be an ideal time to make some money for Marble. Why can’t they keep the ski hill open so we don’t have to depend on so many government grants?”

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Speaking of snow sports, the Haywood 2014 Ski Nationals are being held at the Blow Me Down Trails in Corner Brook beginning this week.

Some of the best cross-country skiers in the country will be showing their skills right here on the west coast. Let’s hope the weather co-operates and the athletes — local and national — get plenty of support from big crowds.

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An “avid reader” sent a note about the future for moose in this province:

“The poor moose don’t have a chance. Our national parks don’t want them because — guess what — they eat shrubs and trees. Are they expected to eat doughnuts?

“The animals that survive the fast drivers and the hunting season are left to find shelter in the small bit of forest left.

“The people who need the meat are not in a position to hunt anyway, which was probably the reason they were brought here.

“Not a bright future for sure for the moose,” the note said.

Organizations: Haywood 2014 Ski Nationals

Geographic location: Corner Brook, Marble Mountain

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  • John
    March 12, 2014 - 11:10

    The citizens of Corner Brook who can remember the traditional winters gone by during the sixties and seventies have always let their water run. A nessessary evil when temps go down and no our water supply did not go dry then and will not go dry now. We have an abundance of water up there to look after the needs of this tiny town.