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The truth about winter in Canada.

Old Mar 13th 2014, 1:21 am
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Default Re: The truth about winter in Canada.

Originally Posted by Siouxie View Post
This is what it was like today.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=r5ayyGQc1Qk
It's still like that. I have icicles in my eyelashes.
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Old Mar 13th 2014, 2:07 am
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Originally Posted by dbd33 View Post
It's still like that. I have icicles in my eyelashes.
Now we have a wind chill warning for tonight so all that lovely fresh snow laying on top of ice will freeze and be even more dangerous.

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Old Mar 13th 2014, 2:43 am
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Default Re: The truth about winter in Canada.

Originally Posted by Siouxie View Post
Now we have a wind chill warning for tonight so all that lovely fresh snow laying on top of ice will freeze and be even more dangerous.

We have had sun and blue sky all day, even got up to plus 5.. Now we are having a blizzard !!
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Old Mar 13th 2014, 2:55 am
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If it's like this next year. I'm out.

Trekking to Hooters is far too treacherous.
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Old Mar 13th 2014, 3:07 am
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Originally Posted by Vulcanoid View Post
... -13C....
That's springlike.
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Old Mar 13th 2014, 3:19 am
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Default Re: The truth about winter in Canada.

We have had a cold winter here. But, on Sunday we went to the Sunshine Coast. Blue skies and sunny, shirt sleeves, plum trees combing into flower, dwarf narcissus out, relaxing with a cold beer on the beach.

I know that some people have to live east of the Rockies, but I can't understand why anyone would choose to do so.
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Old Mar 13th 2014, 3:51 am
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Originally Posted by JonboyE View Post
We have had a cold winter here. But, on Sunday we went to the Sunshine Coast. Blue skies and sunny, shirt sleeves, plum trees combing into flower, dwarf narcissus out, relaxing with a cold beer on the beach.

I know that some people have to live east of the Rockies, but I can't understand why anyone would choose to do so.
That's sort of the point of the thread. Information so prospective emigres can make an informed decision rather be lead by some romantic notion or the self-justifying ramblings of people who are stuck living there already.
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Old Mar 13th 2014, 4:11 am
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Originally Posted by Siouxie View Post
This is what it was like today.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=r5ayyGQc1Qk
Meanwhile in Ajax
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Old Mar 13th 2014, 4:28 am
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Originally Posted by Vulcanoid View Post
My family think I should move to Ontario instead of BC.
Wise words.
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Old Mar 13th 2014, 5:12 am
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Originally Posted by Dashie View Post
Couldn't care less if the car gets dirty. The roads from here to where I needed to get to were not safe to drive today. A lot of it is open farmland and visibility is a huge problem when there's blowing snow. They've even closed it a few times this year, which I've not known them to do before. Reports from friends who had travelled the route today saying it was taking over 3 times as long to get home, numerous collisions and cars being towed out of the ditch etc. changed my mind. So no, I'm not stupid (I don't see that as confidence) enough to drive in that, heavily pregnant and with 2 young children in the back, when I can simply rearrange the appointment. Most of that would have been caused by people driving badly, but if you come across enough of those, how you drive in the conditions often becomes irrelevant.

We still went out, just not there, we stayed closer to home. Mostly the roads around here weren't too bad once you got off the side streets.
Just didn't understand the context of 'yucky'. If there's no necessity to drive in poor conditions, that makes sense.
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Default Re: The truth about winter in Canada.

Originally Posted by MrFloyd View Post
I see all this and it makes me want to go out there sooner. What's wrong with me?
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There's nothing wrong with you. You have that egotistical vision of embracing the harsh conditions because you can do it, coupled with a misunderstanding how the cold will really feel. Have a lovely time.

Something along the lines of "only mad dogs and Englishmen".
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Old Mar 13th 2014, 9:29 am
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Default Re: The truth about winter in Canada.

Originally Posted by Oink View Post
There's nothing wrong with you. You have that egotistical vision of embracing the harsh conditions because you can do it, coupled with a misunderstanding how the cold will really feel. Have a lovely time.
I prefered your reply the first time !
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Default Re: The truth about winter in Canada.

I tend to think most Canadians are now sick of winter especially this one unless of course you live in BC.
You want the truth IT ****ING SUCKS.
Tell me how any prospective immigrant or worker will find pleasure in shovelling copious amounts of snow off their driveways at mind numbing minus 40C temperatures.
Scraping layers of ice off their windshields and realizing the smart thing to do was plug in their car overnight.
Experiencing at first hand the effects windchill has on their face and hands if not dressed accordingly. Phrases like it can't be that cold as its sunny outside.
Oh yes folks embrace the winter season as new immigrants and all it has to offer and when you have gone through about 26 winters tell me if you still feel the same way or you end up agreeing that it ****ing sucks.
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Old Mar 13th 2014, 10:11 am
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Default Re: The truth about winter in Canada.

Originally Posted by Oink View Post
There's nothing wrong with you. You have that egotistical vision of embracing the harsh conditions because you can do it, coupled with a misunderstanding how the cold will really feel. Have a lovely time.
You just about summed me up Oink...depressing but true.

My husband...who is a little cracker...is out there now in the dark shovelling, and I really will go and join him in a moment...I can't embrace it, it's too much and it just never bloody stops. I go to work to get away from it and all I did yesterday was cancel flights and meetings and equipment that I'd taken a long time making two weeks before! I can't find one possible positive about deep cold heavy snow, that arrives with horrible regularity
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Old Mar 13th 2014, 11:59 am
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Default Re: The truth about winter in Canada.

Last night and today our snow was washed away by hours and hours of torrential rain here in Halifax.. big rain storm.. houses lost a lot of power due to flooding.
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