Skip to comments.Guns and fists as "snow rage" erupts (Gorebull Whining Alert!)
Posted on 03/12/2008 11:13:56 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks
QUEBEC CITY, Quebec (Reuters) - Although Canada is one of the snowiest countries in the world, a series of violent "snow rage" incidents reveal that even the locals have their limits.
Police in the French-speaking province of Quebec said on Wednesday that people were fighting over snow clearing and even parking spaces.
Recent Canadian winters have been mild but this one looks set to break all-time records for snow. One storm last weekend dumped 23 inches on the capital Ottawa and 19 inches on Quebec City, which has already received 210 inches this year.
Quebec City police said they had been called to a dozen violent disputes about snow from one property ending up on someone else's. The drifts outside some houses are 12 feet and higher.
Last Sunday, a man in an upscale Quebec City neighborhood became so upset a woman from a snow removal service was putting snow on his yard that he shouted at her and then took a shovel and hit the window of the vehicle she was driving.
"The woman apologized and returned to work ... a bit later the man opened his garage door and emerged with a shotgun, pointed it at the ground and looked at her in a threatening way," said police spokeswoman Catherine Viel.
Police arrested the man, who will be charged with negligent use of a firearm, and seized a total of 13 weapons from his home. Viel said snow-related fights were unusually common.
"It's happened particularly often this year ... you have to be used to snow if you live in Quebec but it's been a bit extreme this year. People are fed up," she said.
In Montreal, police said a man had produced a toy gun during a heated dispute Sunday between two drivers over a rare parking space. He may face weapons charges.
There may be more trouble to come, since Environment Canada says there is no sign winter is about to end. Snow fell again on Quebec City and Ottawa Wednesday.
Montreal is also having problems disposing of the snow. One massive mound is around 80-feet high and officials told reporters that unless steps were taken to dismantle the pile, much of it would still be there when next winter started.
80 Foot high pile of snow, Still there when next winter starts...
Sure enough, the signs of global warming are all around us!!!
“Montreal is also having problems disposing of the snow. One massive mound is around 80-feet high and officials told reporters that unless steps were taken to dismantle the pile, much of it would still be there when next winter started.”” Sounds like the start of a brand new glacier!!!!!!!!!!!!
Global warming - where's owl whore when you need him - his hot air could melt it.
Press Release Source: Cisco Systems, Inc.
MEDIA ALERT: Nobel Laureate Al Gore and Cisco CEO John Chambers Host Virtual Discussion on Climate Change and Technology Innovation
The public is invited to submit topic ideas and panel questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
I think we should send along some questions for ole’ al and while we are at it, any stock holders want to send along comments to their corp. communications Dir.
Jacqueline would love to hear from everyone
How’d they get it that high?
reminds me of my youth in buffalo, NY.
When we got a snowstorm, the city declared all cars off the street so plows can clean the roads and ppl can properly clean their driveways...
My father took some satisfaction in burying any car that was left in front of the house during a ‘off the street’ type snow storm - our neighbors new better and it was always some schmuck from down the street.
One year a car sat there, buried for almost a month, with tickets stuck in the snow bank cause the cop couldn’t get to the windshield. Not sure who’s it was or whatever came of it..
Maybe this explains what happened to the Neanderthals... Couldn’t take the Ice Age any longer and killed each other off.
Ping to #6. Manbearpig is soliciting questions for a globull warming conference. You guys could probably think of some for him!
“the signs of gloval warming are all around us!!!”
Actually, snow is sometimes worse when the cold is not so extreme. In the mid Atlantic area some of the record snows have been in March. Anyone have data comparing this winter’s temperatures in Eastern Canada and the upper mid west with temperatures for not so snowy years?
“In Montreal, police said a man had produced a toy gun during a heated dispute Sunday between two drivers over a rare parking space. He may face weapons charges.”
now that’s good comedy. lol!
Well, we finally know what the French will fight for- a
I grew up in northern Mass. My dad owned a body shop and one year the snow was so ceep, it buried a customers car our back. We called it in stolen and didn’t figure it out until an antenna poked out of a snowbank a week or so later....
The infatuation with each different season usually lasted about one week before they started complaining.
Too cold, too snowy, too icy, Snow on Mother's Day?, too wet, too hot, grass grows too fast, too humid, Hot enough for you?, too many leaves.
“Montreal is also having problems disposing of the snow. One massive mound is around 80-feet high and officials told reporters that unless steps were taken to dismantle the pile, much of it would still be there when next winter started. Sounds like the start of a brand new glacier!!!!!!!!!!!!”
I bet people in Atlanta would love to figure out how to get that into Lake Lanier.
The perils of man made glacial expansion...