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Dec
08

Day 70 of a 365-day portrait of Canada: Montreal Ice and Snow

Feature Story of the Day: The Morning After Montreal’s First Snowfall

Shovelling is for all ages. These hearty Canadians were out early this morning chipping away at the eight inches of snow mixed with ice on their cars and sidewalks. All of them were positive and were able to smile for the camera. Canadians really are friendly!

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Looks like these families ALL do the shoveling. I guess you better get the little guys into the snow and winter weather somehow. It’s not like winter will ever go away in this country, and in many ways it’s this harsh climate that shapes us and makes us so distinct. Right?

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Drivers will have it pretty tough day on the roads of Montreal. I helped push several motorists out of a heavy blanket of snow, but even the folks with snow tires got stuck! Winter has finally hit Montreal. Most people seemed okay with it, but I’ll bet that if I check back in three months the mood might have shifted to the more negative side.

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If you’ve never been to Montreal, steep staircases are a way-of-life, with many people living in three-storey walk-ups. Even without snow they are dangerous…add eight inches of snow, and look out! Montrealers all seem to take it in stride.

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Stuck, but dealing with it!

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Grader heading East on St. Denis Street this evening here in Montreal.

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A Late Night Winter Wonderland

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1 Response to “Day 70 of a 365-day portrait of Canada: Montreal Ice and Snow”


  1. 1 Heide's Dad
    December 11, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    I see it is time for the new phone books as well.

    Love y’all.


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