October 18, 2010

Canadian Winters: Are they really so bad?

CANADA/ENVIRONMENT - We are firm believers that Canadian winters aren't as bad as some people think they are.

Although I should point out that 90% of Canadians lived in the southern 20% of the country.

But seriously, how cold is Canada? Not very, as far as 2010 is concerned, which has broken almost every heat record in the book and is on its way to becoming the hottest year ever recorded in Canada.

Still, depending on where you go in Canada the temperatures in the winter can drop to as much as -50 C. That is enough to freeze your gonads off. ie. The kind of weather in which you're wishing you had hired someone else to do your snow removal for the driveway.

And if its consistently cold then your heating bills just keep going up. You could try cutting back, but we find its usually better to just insulate your home better. See my blog post about Eco Renovations in Canada or go out and research ways to insulate your home better.

ie. One really good way to save is when you're building your home in the first place is to use economical energy saving materials, like insulated concrete forms, energy efficient PVC trim and insulated metal roofs.

Outside your home we recommend wearing scarves, hats, a hoodie, gloves/mittens... and if its really COLD outside, thermal underwear!

And if you don't expect to get a cold, frostbite or both. At the very least you might get dry skin and need to buy some natural skincare products.

But for all our complaints don't forget about all the wonderful winter sports we enjoy in Canada, starting with hockey. (Curling isn't a real sport in my opinion. It sounds too much like sex to be taken seriously.)

Check out:
Wayne Gretzky
Hockey Fight in Canada
Women's Hockey at a Crossroads

However regardless of where we live in Canada, we all make fun of how cold it is in Siberia. When we're not making Newfy jokes that is.

"Hey, that is offensive against Newfies!"

1 comment:

  1. here in Toronto we have it easy, but just east of here its the snow belt. If I lived in Whitby, Ajax or Oshawa I'd have a snow blower or be looking to get one. Great shot of Grapes and Don McClean


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