(to non-Saskies: no, this is not a joke post. There really is such a thing there.)
According to the story, the government failed to find a private owner and is thus closing the facility and selling off the assets.
Who knows the real story behind this all, and whether a real attempt was made to keep the "Whistler of the Prairies" afloat. I personally think this ski hill should have been privatized long ago, and if this was not possible to achieve (which I am suspsect was the case as the story suggests) it should have been closed many years earlier.
There is hope though - as long as the city is opposed to the adoption of a recycling program, the garbage dump will continue to grow. Don't think of it as wasteful dumping ina landfill - think of it as a ski hill development opportunity!
Oh well. Polish off those cross country skis!
R.I.P. Blackstrap and wasteful govt subsidization!