Environment Canada issues extreme cold warning for Alberta on Boxing Day

Old man Winter shows his true colors as Environment Canada issues an extreme cold warning for all of Alberta.

Extremely cold wind chill values ​​are expected next week, with the coldest wind chill falling between minus 40 and minus 50.

According to the ministry, parts of northern Alberta will experience a prolonged period of extreme cold, which may persist until next weekend.

With frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with wind chill, Environment Canada recommends covering the entire skin and avoiding outdoor activities.

As a reminder, if it is too cold for you to stay outside, it is too cold for your pet to stay outside.

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Lethbridge shelters ready for the cold snap during the holiday season

Lethbridge shelters ready for the cold snap during the holiday season

Ski slopes closed

Freezing temperatures closed several ski slopes on Boxing Day.

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According to a press release, WinSport said the ski and snowboard slope at Canada Olympic Park will be closed to guests on Monday due to freezing temperatures.

The Servus Tube Park will also be closed until Wednesday with a provisional reopening date of Thursday, depending on the weather.

Sunshine Ski Resort announced Sunday morning that it was closed for the day, along with Nakiska.

On Sunday morning, the only two ski resorts that remained open were Castle Mountain and Lake Louise.

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