Snow Day

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Yay! Another day off, hot on the heels of the extended Family Day weekend.
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Cross country skier celebrates the fluffy white stuff at Grazie’s in the Local Heroes plaza.
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Not everyone had the day off to frolic in the snow – it was a very tough day for bus drivers and commuters.
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Several articulated busses got stuck on the strip – this driver told me he had been waiting 5 hours for rescue (overtime pay since his shift was supposed to end at 1:30).
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50 cm of snow bogged down travel in Bells Corners – many bus passengers cooled their heels for hours in dinky bus shelters and coffee shops.
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“Where’s the bus? I’ve been waiting forever!” Worst transit disaster since Shania Twain did Bells Corners.
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The monstrous Robertson/Moodie intersection was a nightmare for traffic.
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Waiting for a bus for over an hour by the DQ but still smiling.
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In the old days cars weren’t built so low to the ground and got stuck less often.
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“Is that bus ever going to come? Wish I’d stayed home.”
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“Push harder!”
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The sidewalks weren’t plowed so pedestrians and skiers shared space with cars on the roads.
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This woman used snowshoes to get to her job as lunch monitor at Bells Corners P.S.
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Push! Spin! Slip!
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Motorists helping motorists!
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Failed drive-thru at McDo – stuck!
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Should snow tires be mandatory like in Quebec?
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The KidKaf was closed.
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Winter cycling is starting to catch on, even in Bells Corners.
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Articulated busses and snowstorms don’t mix.
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A snowblower was trucked in to blow snow at the Lynwood Park rink. Jean-Luc’s bungling community association gets a $4700 grant to run the rink.
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This rink may have the fewest number of skaters in the entire city!
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A demonstration of how not to ski.
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The traffic jam was so bad the paramedics drove down the wrong side of the road.
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Bells Corners is a paradise for XC skiing – you can’t always ski down the main streets but the free Greenbelt trails can’t be beat.

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One Response to Snow Day

  1. ottawaowl says:

    biblio
    Family Day weekend 2016 was followed by a Snow Day: four straight days off for the lucky. Articulated busses were stranded all over Bells Corners.

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