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+

4 thoughts on “Snowblower: A true Canadian icon

  1. Snowblowers are what separate us from the savages.

  2. May the magic of the season follow you and yours into 2014.

    1. Thank you. All the best to you and yours as well!

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