Crying Uncle! To the Bully that is Winter

That just about sums it up, a cry for mercy from the bully that is winter. I give up, bring on spring. C’mon, it’s almost st Patrick’s day. It feels like it’s been here for 17 months, but it probably has only been four or five. Of course I’m referring to winter. Yes, I’m  Canadian,Continue reading “Crying Uncle! To the Bully that is Winter”

Winter road salt trucks and safety

Recently I posted about that great Canadian winter icon the snowblower. In a similar vein CBC did a piece on a City of Westmount salt truck. I believe the aim of the item was the safety features that these large trucks now feature. Following the tragic accident in December of 2005 in which a 21-yearContinue reading “Winter road salt trucks and safety”

A winter’s day in a deep and dark December

A winter’s day In a deep and dark December; I am alone, Gazing from my window to the streets below On a freshly fallen silent shroud of snow. I am a rock, I am an island.   – Simon and Garfunkel DCMontreal is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance andContinue reading “A winter’s day in a deep and dark December”

The return of winter includes seasonal decorations, foolish drivers and maybe a meteor

The law may state that you must have winter tires on your car no later than December 15, but that doesn’t mean the road conditions won’t require them earlier! Much like the swallows to Capistrano, winter has returned to Montreal. One of the main downtown streets has been festooned with lovely lamppost lights that giveContinue reading “The return of winter includes seasonal decorations, foolish drivers and maybe a meteor”