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Old Jan 3rd 2014, 1:48 am
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I fear we're just stoking the fire of the Toronto wimps theory here.

It is a bit nippy, but the people in Regina or Winnipeg or wherever must be chortling themselves warm with all this.

I think I'll go for a stroll.
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Old Jan 3rd 2014, 1:49 am
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Originally Posted by Zoe Bell View Post
Usually during the spring thaw there's at least one person found in a snow bank , presumably shoved there by the plow
Oh, there are often dead people near the office (near the hooker Harvey's at Jarvis and Gerrard). I literally stepped over one for days one year. We have a cat here now descended from one that lived on the fire escape that the office manager persuaded me to take home during a cold snap. It made me laugh sadly that she didn't even notice the two bums also living under there at the time.

One year my kids called for an ambulance for a prostitute frozen to their school steps (Jarvis and College). They were cynical enough even then to make a bunch of freebie jokes.

It's a cold country, this.
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Old Jan 3rd 2014, 1:55 am
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Let's go to Mars to warm up

http://m.theatlantic.com/technology/...n-mars/282775/
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Originally Posted by Novocastrian View Post
I fear we're just stoking the fire of the Toronto wimps theory here.

It is a bit nippy, but the people in Regina or Winnipeg or wherever must be chortling themselves warm with all this.

I think I'll go for a stroll.
Oh I'm a total weather will, never claimed to be anything else
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Old Jan 3rd 2014, 2:19 am
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Meanwhile I just read in the guardian that a man has been charged with the murder of his identical twin.

I hope they have the right one.

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Originally Posted by Novocastrian View Post
I fear we're just stoking the fire of the Toronto wimps theory here.
It is a bit nippy, but the people in Regina or Winnipeg or wherever must be chortling themselves warm with all this.
Nay-Bob! Au contraire, we sympathize, understanding that it's not normal for your area. Same thing when the left coast gets 2' of snow and becomes paralyzed because they don't have the plows for it, or your ice storm, (which no one expects). Western scorn for TO and environs is indeed an institution, but the weather isn't a contributing factor.
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Nay-Bob! Au contraire, we sympathize, understanding that it's not normal for your area. Same thing when the left coast gets 2' of snow and becomes paralyzed because they don't have the plows for it, or your ice storm, (which no one expects). Western scorn for TO and environs is indeed an institution, but the weather isn't a contributing factor.
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The news reports a 29 yo NB woman has been found frozen to death 150m from her house. This is the tragic outcome of extreme weather like this. Here's hoping there are no more casualties.
Oops, after checking on regional news I find this story is 2 days old, I just hadn't heard about it till it was on the national tonight. Every year this happens, also people get lost or stuck and leave their vehicles and don't survive. Stay safe, everyone.

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Old Jan 3rd 2014, 11:57 am
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The news reports a 29 yo NB woman has been found frozen to death 150m from her house. This is the tragic outcome of extreme weather like this. Here's hoping there are no more casualties.
Oops, after checking on regional news I find this story is 2 days old, I just hadn't heard about it till it was on the national tonight. Every year this happens, also people get lost or stuck and leave their vehicles and don't survive. Stay safe, everyone.
Yes, this was dreadful, we also had yesterday the case of a Staffordshire Bull Terrier found frozen to death in his kennel in Fredericton.

Last year we had at least four cases round here that I recall of people just going missing and not being found till spring. Very nasty.
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Old Jan 3rd 2014, 12:54 pm
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Crashes everywhere this am, 25 car pile up on the Gardener I am hearing on the radio. Apparently the salt don't work in this cold.

Why not just slow down a bit ?
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Old Jan 3rd 2014, 2:52 pm
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Why not just slow down a bit ?
Not the speed as such. It's more that people still insist on driving 90-100kmh while being about 10 feet from your back bumper. You might get away with that in Summer (even though it's still rather dangerous) but in Winter it's inviting disaster.
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Old Jan 3rd 2014, 3:03 pm
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Yup I hate that !!

The rescue services said they had trouble just trying to walk on the Gardener. OMG, it's because it's a raised bridge and ices up bad.
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Old Jan 3rd 2014, 6:48 pm
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More bad weather on the way, sigh.

Heavy snow for SW Ontario (spreading to other regions) on Sunday leading to more snow or freezing rain and bitterly cold winds Monday (with blowing snow).

Oh joy.
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I feel so sorry for pedestrians, and those waiting for buses...they don't really have any alternative...I don't know, it may be better in your neck of the woods, but here in Fredericton, Sherpa Tensing couldn't navigate some of our snow banks. The intersection in the car today are scary.
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Old Jan 3rd 2014, 7:00 pm
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Originally Posted by MillieF View Post
I feel so sorry for pedestrians, and those waiting for buses...they don't really have any alternative...I don't know, it may be better in your neck of the woods, but here in Fredericton, Sherpa Tensing couldn't navigate some of our snow banks. The intersection in the car today are scary.
I don't have transport so I have not left the house since Christmas day - scared silly of falling and breaking something and I don't want to stand exposed to the wind and cold waiting for a bus.

The main roads around here are pretty clear but circumnavigating my driveway which is ice and snow covered is another matter, lol.

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