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SHOP TIL YOU DROP: Summer is the time to find deals

Alpine Skiing Toronto Sun

Is it too early to say we’re in the dog days of summer? We’re certainly into the days of deals! Lots to choose from, including the following: PANDEMONIUM BOOKS AND DISCS: A recent visit to Pandemonium, in Toronto’s Junction neighbourhood, had my
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NBA Draft: High-flying Zion Williamson, Canadian invasion the stories heading in

Alpine Skiing Toronto Sun

NEW YORK — Zion Williamson leapt over his competition — literally — to become one of the most-hyped prospects in recent NBA history. There has never been a player quite like the 6-foot-7, 285-pound jumping jack from Salisbury, South Carolina. He has
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Spruce Meadows Notebook: Millar enjoys retirement this year, get ready for the Grand Prix, and remembering two Spruce Meadows greats

Alpine Skiing Calgary Sun

Ian Millar has gone from competitor to casual observer this season as Spruce Meadows. The 72-year-old Canadian show jumping legend announced his retirement last month after representing the Maple Leaf at 10 Olympic Games, winning team silver at the
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Edmonton Stingers debut victory couldn’t have had ‘a better script’

Alpine Skiing Edmonton Sun

The Edmonton Stingers didn’t just win a game in their franchise-opening debut, they absolutely put on a show Friday at the Edmonton Expo Centre. After jumping to an early 15-point lead and staying in front of the Niagara River Lions for the first
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Pro skier Dave Treadway dies in crevasse near Pemberton

Alpine Skiing Vancouver Sun

In an outpouring on social media, the man has been identified as Pemberton-based professional skier Dave Treadway. Treadway was married with two young children.
'Pemberton professional skier Dave Treadway has died after falling into a crevasse off Rhododendron Mountain.David MacKenzie, of Pemberton Search and Rescue, said on Monday that a helicopter team had just finished rescuing an injured snowmobiler on the Pemberton ice cap when they got a call that a skier was in a crevasse.The four-person team flew to the site, where the victim’s ski mates were waiting. Another helicopter from Whistler was called in, and in total 14 SAR volunteers helped recover the 38-year-old skier’s body.MacKenzie said it was a difficult operation, due to the ice and the 30-metre depth of the crevasse.He said the area the group was skiing was reasonably accessible.“It’s not uncommon to go anywhere in the ice cap area,” he said. “Some of the backcountry core service roads go up so far and then you’re able to take snow machines into the backcountry. We are surrounded by these mountains and there are many, many access points.”On Monday, the conditions were clear and bright.MacKenzie said the crevasses are sometimes covered by an ice bridge.“They can ski over that, it collapses, and down they go,” he said.Dave Treadway with family at Silver Star Mountain on Jan. 30, 2019. Treadway died in a ski accident on April 15, 2019.The RCMP and Pemberton SAR have not released the victim’s name. However, in an outpouring on social media, the man has been identified as Pemberton-based professional skier Dave Treadway. Treadway was married with two young children.In recent years, Treadway had been focusing on his young family, posting their adventures on the beach and in the mountains on Instagram under the handle freerange.family. Their motto is ‘the family that plays together, stays together’.Treadway’s death came just over nine years since he had to retrieve the body of good friend and ski buddy Jack Hannan, who died in an avalanche on Mount Currie. Hannan and Treadway were skiing together, with their partners, at the time and had been flown to the location.In a March 31 Instagram post, Treadway said he camped by a river so he could see the mountain where Hannan died. “I’m encouraged to chase after life and really LIVE as I smile up at the mountain and remember the twinkle in his eye saying “come on, let’s go adventure!” Sure miss ya bud.”dcarrigg@postmedia.comtwitter.com/davidcarrigg'