Hydrant or School Crossing Guard?

I have often been asked by visitors why our fire hydrants appear to be holding little stop signs on a pole. Are they the latest in technology, acting as school crossing guards when not in use fighting fires? Or did the city run out of actual stop signs and use the hydrant as a substitute? No, thatContinue reading “Hydrant or School Crossing Guard?”

UPDATED: Montreal: March Coming in Like a Lion

UPDATE: Well the forecasters blew it yet again. Montrealers awoke to a dusting of snow. How can so many meteorologists with so much technology constantly screw up when it comes to snow storms? They are great with Warnings and Alerts and Watches and even Special Weather Statements, but seem to be way off the markContinue reading “UPDATED: Montreal: March Coming in Like a Lion”

UPDATED: Montreal: March Coming in Like a Lion

UPDATE: Well the forecasters blew it yet again. Montrealers awoke to a dusting of snow. How can so many meteorologists with so much technology constantly screw up when it comes to snow storms? They are great with Warnings and Alerts and Watches and even Special Weather Statements, but seem to be way off the markContinue reading “UPDATED: Montreal: March Coming in Like a Lion”

That’s Dust, Not Dirt!

If you are in the Montreal area today and have read the Environment Canada Special Weather Statement please rest assured you are in no danger of being sucked up into a giant red vacuum. Those are Dirt Devils, the weather warning is for dust devils. Got to admit for a few moments first thing thisContinue reading “That’s Dust, Not Dirt!”