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Brrr snowy Canada, LOL

By Oz_Media ·
I always joke about how mild it is here, whiel it snows everywhere else. We are STILL caslled teh great white North, even though we see very little actual snow in Vancouver and area.

This weekend we got snow, YAAAAAY, yup a bunch of white stuff. Hey, it's less than a foot but still manages to practically shut down the city.

The area I live in is very hilly so the crews are on alert and eth city budget is there to keep roads salted and plowed. But it's still the most snow (less than a foot) that we've had in November in FIFTY ONE YEARS!!!

So needless to say the drive to work was a BLAST, nobody on the road, just cruised in like it was a Sunday afternoon. I would take this over rush hour any day of the week! It will give the global warming zealots something to work on too!

So.....is it just me or does anyone else have snow now?

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Yup

by Bob in Calgary In reply to Brrr snowy Canada, LOL

A few inches of snow, -28 Celsius and a wind chill of -40 Celsius. (50km/hr winds out of the North)

The sort of day you just want to cuddle up with the girlfriend.

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Yeah Bobm we;ve been meaning to contact you

by Oz_Media In reply to Yup

It seems your load of snow was dropped off a few hundred kilometers west of the intended D.Z.

We will hang on to it for you, but if you can send the Flames and Stampeders (What else are they gonna do, play sport? That's a good one!) along to pick it up, we'd appreciate the help.

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heya Bob

by rob mekel In reply to Yup

So how you doing. Good to see that you're back :)

BTW isn't any day a day that you wanna cuddle up with the girlfriend ? Don't know if it's true for you but sure is for me. :)

With that kinda wind chill you don't wanna go out. Just stay inside, around the fire, glass of wine, ... well you get the picture :)


Rob

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It's not Global Warming - it's CLIMATE CHANGE

by neilb@uk In reply to Brrr snowy Canada, LOL

So, Oz, by the end of the week you'll probably have another foot of snow and - just for balance - my house will be flooded.

How selfish can you get?

Neil

Actually, it's warm (for November) and wet over here.

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Canadian Forecast update

by JamesRL In reply to It's not Global Warming - ...

Torontonians are relishing the opportunity to rub it in as Vancouver is awaiting more snow later in the week.

Toronto looks forward to 18 degree (celsius) weather on Thursday. Gee wonder if some of the outdoor patios will open up.

James

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Yep. Climate Change

by neilb@uk In reply to Canadian Forecast update

You'll be on the beach for Christmas lunch in a couple of years and it will all be Maxwell's fault.


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NO it won't

by Oz_Media In reply to Yep. Climate Change

Because he's not responsible.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................Oh, sorry...for global warming, that is.

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Laugh it up

by Jaqui In reply to Canadian Forecast update

with an ICE STORM hitting northern Ontario today, you ain't gonne be having fun for long. ]:)


The real issue with unusually heavy snowfall out here is the lack of facilities for the region to deal with it.
with only around 20 plows for the entire lower mainland, they have t salt/sand to handle snow, and it doesn't work very well until people get out and drive on it to break the ice up so it wil work.

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New West is great for it

by Oz_Media In reply to Laugh it up

Due ot the number of hills, our salt trucks are out early and running day in and day out.

I live near a hospital so all roads are cleared or closed right away.

New West is really a separate entity, we have our own hydro, power and roads crews etc. New West, once a separate entity is now still pretty much a lone entity even though not the capital anymore.

As for water, I heard Vancouver had to wait until at least Thursday fo rthe ban to lift? They said it was getting there but needed final testing before it was considered good again.

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water advisory

by Jaqui In reply to New West is great for it

was lifted completely for downtown yesterday.

I know NW is a separate entity in a lot of ways, they are part of the GVRD but only in a limited fashion.

NW Power, they buy it from BC Hydro, so it's just a middleman between you and BC Hydro

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