First snow of winter

Being a Brit I’m more used to the occasional flurry of snow sometime in April, or possibly June!

Well, despite being on the west coast and in the Lower Mainland area of BC which is generally a fairly temperate climate, the first snow fell over the weekend. Have I witnessed panic buying at the supermarkets – no. Have I witnessed public transport (transit) grinding to a halt – no. Even though there’s been pretty constant snow over the weekend life goes on. Actually, one thing I’d noticed was that TV ads for winter tyres had appeared recently and even though the Lower Mainland doesn’t do the -30 degrees, snow for 6 months thing like the east coast,

I guess folks here may actually expect winter. Having said that the media and other bloggers have their own opinions. So, my verdict? Snow is no big deal, get out, enjoy the cold, enjoy the snow and have fun whilst it lasts. I’ve been told that the snow’s unlikely to make it in to the week.

View from the apartment

 

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