Ottawa athlete skis every groomed trail in Gatineau Park in less than 24 hours

Steven Paradine 'skate-skiing' on one of the many groomed trails in Gatineau Park. Paradine skied every groomed trail in the Park—covering 207 kilometres in 22 hours and 20 minutes.  (Joel Haslam/CTV News Ottawa) Steven Paradine 'skate-skiing' on one of the many groomed trails in Gatineau Park. Paradine skied every groomed trail in the Park—covering 207 kilometres in 22 hours and 20 minutes. (Joel Haslam/CTV News Ottawa)

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Torched forests and cities burned to the ground. Colleagues with severed limbs. Bombardments so relentless the only option is to lie in a trench, wait and pray. Ukrainian soldiers returning from the front lines in eastern Ukraine’s Donbas region, where Russia is waging a fierce offensive, describe life during what has turned into a gruelling war of attrition as apocalyptic.