Over at the Thompson Park sledding hill today, dozens of young people were enjoying the heavy snow even though it slowed their descent. There was curiosity over the media visits as a debate is afoot over how fast is too fast and how to stop those who are too fast.
It all started with a complaint that the hay bales were too bruising at high speed and that led to a proposal to restrict sledding to the lower portion of the hill.
That denied a "rite of passage", or so said one Councilman and so the fence was delayed pending bid solicitations for special elastic fences to slow the fast.
For the media, this could be the pit bull story of the winter months...Easy to digest, easy to get visuals, no research required.