Friday, March 14, 2008
400th anniversary, 400cm+ of snow
Quebec City took its 400th anniversary seriously this winter.
Last week, the snow total in the provincial capital hit 400cm (that's more than 13 ft!) and its former record of 458cm (15 ft.) in 1965-66 was broken.
CBC News has a map with Canadian snow records.
But there's a dark side to all this white stuff.
In the Laurentians, three women were found dead in the rubble of a warehouse whose roof apparently collapsed from the weight of the snow and then caught fire.
A worker clears off a rooftop
Quebec City, February 2004
Photo by Sue Frause
Music by the Sea Festival in Bamfield Vancouver Island's annual Music by the Sea Festival returns for the first time since 2019, and wil...
So many places I want to visit in Canada, especially since the US/Canada border has been closed since March of 2020 -- and with no end in si...
Downtown Calgary on a summer day. ©SueFrausePhoto Canada's WestJet Airlines begins service between Seattle and its main hub in Calgary,...
BC Ferries sixth Island Class ferry, pictured above departing Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania on October 11, is on its way to British Col...