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Old 12-19-2013, 12:03 PM   #51
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10 things Canadians do best
Shovel snow.

Here's my friend from the Yukon, eyeing her husbands new toy. He's all giggly happy.

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Old 12-19-2013, 12:57 PM   #52
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Yup, we are pretty good at snow removal.

Just the other day I watched a snowplow, followed by three dump trucks to carry the cleared snow, followed by another snowplow to clear up what the first one left behind. There was a mini-snowplow clearing the sidewalk.
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Old 12-19-2013, 08:52 PM   #53
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I'm thinking the "good at snow removal" is region dependent. Edmontonians are continually complaining about the crappy snow removal in our city. It really SHOULD be better this far north...but it's not.
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I'm thinking the "good at snow removal" is region dependent. Edmontonians are continually complaining about the crappy snow removal in our city. It really SHOULD be better this far north...but it's not.
Oh yeah. A friend of mine moved from Montreal to Edmonton. She was shocked by the crappy snow removal.
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Old 12-19-2013, 09:06 PM   #55
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Try it here on the Wet Coast! We have very little snow and it is usually wet and followed by rain. So when we do have a heavy snowfall, it takes awhile to get snow removal equipment going. In some areas it is the garbage crews that do it!

Highways are done first, and main thoroughfares. Side streets are almost never touched. Our complex has two bobcats and do a lots of salting the paths. But to get out the side street is nearly impossible.
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Old 12-19-2013, 09:17 PM   #56
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Highways are done first, and main thoroughfares. Side streets are almost never touched. Our complex has two bobcats and do a lots of salting the paths. But to get out the side street is nearly impossible.
Ah...sounds like home!

Maybe what Canadians are good at is managing life in spite of the snow.
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Old 12-19-2013, 09:37 PM   #57
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Boston is pretty good about plowing. It is the parked cars that are the problem. A snow emergency has to be declared in order to get them off the streets so the plows can do their job. At the back of our building, there is a strip of land that used to be part of the old highway. It is now a parking lot for our residents. But the city doesn't know that so they plow it all the time. It is still considered a viable street with a name.
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Boston is pretty good about plowing. It is the parked cars that are the problem. A snow emergency has to be declared in order to get them off the streets so the plows can do their job. At the back of our building, there is a strip of land that used to be part of the old highway. It is now a parking lot for our residents. But the city doesn't know that so they plow it all the time. It is still considered a viable street with a name.
Boston may be pretty good about plowing, but not as good as Montreal. I was in Boston right after a snowstorm. I was surprised how long (days) it took to get cleared. But, we do get a lot of snow and we are used to it. Montreal spends close to $160 million / year on snow removal. That doesn't even include a lot of other cities on the Island of Montreal.

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Where's my snow???
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Just a LIIIITTLE further north PF. Come on up with a truck and I'll fill it for you.
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