Snowfighters to test skills in provincial championship (08/09/23)

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Sept. 23, 2008

MIRAMICHI (CNB) - A championship competition for New Brunswick snowfighters is being held in Miramichi on Thursday, Sept. 25.

"New Brunswick's snowfighters work hard all winter long clearing our province's roads of ice and snow," said Transportation Minister Denis Landry. "The New Brunswick Snowfighter Championship is designed to celebrate their professionalism, and recognizes their dedication to providing quality service to New Brunswickers."

Two snowfighters from each of the province's six transportation districts will meet at the Miramichi Airport to complete a circuit consisting of challenges that New Brunswick snow plow drivers face on a regular basis. The challenges include narrow bridges, parked cars, guide rails, intersections, and salt domes. The drivers must also navigate a serpentine course both in forward and reverse.

Participants will be scored by the province's operator-instructors, who are responsible for training all of New Brunswick's certified snowfighters.

The new provincial champion and the runner-up will travel to Lévis, Que., to test their skills against their Quebec counterparts on Saturday, Oct. 4.


MEDIA CONTACT: Tracey Burkhardt, director of communications, Transportation, 506-453-5634.