Snowblower: A true Canadian icon

Maple trees, hockey, poutine, apologizing and being polite are all iconic aspects of Canada and Canadians. But perhaps one other icon needs to get some attention. I speak, of course, of the snowblower!!

These hungry beasts are usually preceded by the jarring sound of the move-your-car-or-it-will-be-towed-away siren. This is attached, appropriately, to a tow-truck to back-up the threat. Nothing is more unpleasant that being awakened by that shrill two-toned sound and realizing you have to get out of a warm bed and move your car. All part of being Canadian I guess.

If Edward Snowden blew snow instead of whistles he’d be Edward Snowblower – he’d also have a lot more freedom!

MeDCMontreal is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and Freans and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DC on Twitter @DCMontreal and on Facebook, and add him on Google+

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