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...
I love reporters.
We’re getting our first rain since October here in Fargo, ND today.
If it's still around next winter, then it's a glacier...and that means globull cooling !
“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.”
Great Guru Gore assured us that Gorbull Warming was here.
He will be tried before the Red Queen and the Mad Hatter WILL be on the jury.
Bring the popcorn!
You know, only in Montreal, land of the ambulance strike, home of mandatory French in your business, could they be too stupid to figure out how to get rid of snow when they are on an ISLAND. They just put it in the river when I lived there in the 80s.
I'm sure the Environazis put a stop to that.
I was in Baltimore a few years back when they had 22 inches. I saw snow rage as few had snow shovels to uncover their cars. In fact, they used plates and cookie sheets then guarded their spots with chairs.
On a side note: Tough for that guy to loose his guns.
Dumping snow in the lake is now illegal. The greenies are shrieking about how the road salt will make all the water “toxic” when the snow does start to melt. They of course prefer that everyone stay home from October through April, or perhaps wear snowshoes or skis.
The large, solid drifts blocking the kerb lanes and requiring mountain climbing gear for people on foot to cross the streets are mainly caused by a mixture of sand and slush that has re-frozen and been snowed over again, repeat from October through April.
From the Mike Rosen Show. (www.850koa.com Denver, Co.)
Diary Of A Mad Snow Shoveler
It started to snow. The first snow of the season and the wife and I took our cocktails and sat for hours by the window watching the huge soft flakes drift down from heaven. It looked like a Grandma Moses Print. So romantic we felt like newlyweds again. I love snow!
We woke to a beautiful blanket of crystal white snow covering every inch of the landscape. What a fantastic sight! Can there be a more lovely place in the Whole World? Moving here was the best idea I’ve ever had. Shoveled for the first time in years and felt like a boy again. I did both our driveway and the sidewalks. This afternoon the snow plow came along and covered up the sidewalks and closed in the driveway, so I got to shovel again. What a perfect life.
The sun has melted all our lovely snow. Such a disappointment. My neighbor tells me not to worry we’ll definitely have a white Christmas. No snow on Christmas would be awful! Bob says we’ll have so much snow by the end of winter, that I’ll never want to see snow again. I don’t think that’s possible. Bob is such a nice man. I’m glad he’s our neighbor.
Snow, lovely snow! 8” last night. The temperature dropped to -20. The cold makes everything sparkle so. The wind took my breath away, but I warmed up by shoveling the driveway and sidewalks. This is the life! The snowplow came back this afternoon and buried everything again. I didn’t realize I would have to do quite this much shoveling, but I’ll certainly get back in shape this way. I wish I wouldn’t huff and puff so.
20 inches forecast. Sold my van and bought a 4x4 Blazer. Bought snow tires for the wife’s car and 2 extra shovels. Stocked the freezer. The wife wants a wood stove in case the electricity goes out. I think that’s silly. We aren’t in Alaska, after all.
Ice storm this morning. Fell on the ice in the driveway putting down salt. Hurt like hell. The wife laughed for an hour, which I think was very cruel.
Still way below freezing. Roads are too icy to go anywhere. Electricity was off for 5 hours. I had to pile the blankets on to stay warm. Nothing to do but stare at the wife and try not to irritate her. Guess I should’ve bought a wood stove, but won’t admit it to her. I hate it when she’s right. I can’t believe I’m freezing to death in my own living room.
Electricity’s back on, but had another 14” of the stuff last night. More shoveling. Took all day. Snowplow came by twice. Tried to find a neighbor kid to shovel, but they said they’re too busy playing hockey. I think they’re lying. Called the only hardware store around to see about buying a snow blower and they’re out. Might have another shipment in March. I think they’re lying. Bob says I have to shovel or the city will have it done and bill me. I think he’s lying.
Bob was right about a white Christmas because 13 more inches of the white thing fell today, and it’s so cold it probably won’t melt till August. Took me 45 minutes to get all dressed up to go out to shovel and by the time I got dressed, I was too tired to shovel. Tried to hire Bob who has a plow on his truck for the rest of the winter; but he says he’s too busy. I think he is lying.
Only 2” of snow today. And it warmed up to 0. The wife wanted me to decorate the front of the house this morning. What is she...nuts??? Why didn’t she tell me to do that a month ago? She says she did but I think she’s also lying.
6” Snow packed so hard by snowplow, l broke the shovel. Thought I was having a heart attack. If I ever catch the guy who drives that snowplow, I’ll drag him through the snow for sure. I know he hides around the corner and waits for me to finish shoveling and then he comes down the street at a 100 miles an hour and throws snow all over where I’ve just been! Tonight the wife wanted me to sing Christmas carols with her and open our presents, but I was busy watching for the snowplow.
Merry Christmas. 20 more inches of the !=3D3D@x@!x!x1 snow tonight. Snowed in. The idea of shoveling makes my blood boil. I hate the snow! Then the snowplow driver came by asking for a donation and I hit him over the head with my shovel. The wife says I have a bad attitude. I think she’s an idiot. If I have to watch “It’s a Wonderful Life” one more time, I’m going to kill her.
Still snowed in. Why did I ever move here? It was all HER idea. She’s really getting on my nerves.
Temperature dropped to -30 and the pipes froze.
Warmed up to above -50. Still snowed in. This is driving me crazy!!!
10 more inches. Bob says I have to shovel the roof or it could cave in. That’s the silliest thing I ever heard. How dumb does he think I am?
Roof caved in. The snow plow driver is suing me for a million dollars for the bump on his head. The wife went home to her mother. 9” predicted.
Set fire to what’s left of the house. No more shoveling.
I feel so good. I just love those little white pills they keep giving me. Why am I tied to the bed?
Here in Toronto there are snow dumps that are built up the same way you build a pile of sand- as they pile more on, they build a ramp up the side so that the trucks are dumping on the top of the pile.
Actually, you don’t want it there. It is infused with so much road salt that it would kill just about everything in the lake.
I believe the enviros forced them to stop dumping it in the river due to the road salt.
And where does all of it go when it melts naturally?
The key is that when it melts naturally it doesn’t all go in at the same spot. Dumping all of the snow in a single place in a body of water can create a “dead zone”, but a gradual runoff isn’t as big a problem because it is both diluted and dispersed. As a poster on another board once said, “The solution to pollution is dilution”.
Now Gore knows where the icebergs have gone.
Were you there for the blizzard of '77?
I never complain about snow after that one. But I did move away.
I can't imagine what Canada and the northern US will look like if this global cooling trend continues. It was covered with glaciers not too long ago - in geologic time.
Has the lake only one edge?
All road treatment products are mined from seawater; even Torricelli figured that out after he had already built his first thermometer.
If it melts into the soil where it’s piled, plants won’t grow so well but eventually it will be washed to the lowest level which remains the sea.
Mark my words, the first unusually warm day across a majority of the country this spring will drive the globull warming loons into a frenzy. All it takes is one warm beautiful spring day.
People in Atlanta don’t know what a chair in a parking space means.
The don’t understand you have TWO cars, a summer car and a winter car with rusted out quarter panels, snow tires, a hot battery and a really good heater.
Ah the old Chicago days, well it’s 65 degrees and sunny here
my daffodils are blooming along with the Bradford Pears, probably the next frost will nail them but it will most likely be the last.
My neighbor wanted to know, can people really get tired of shoveling snow?
NOWHERE, in 27 years of “global warming” hysteria since the mid-70’s, has there been a specific violent action blamed on “global warming” ... Of course, temperature “only” went up by 1/2 of one degree in the past 50 years, but let ONW winter of the next Ice Age pass ....
... and our northern barbarians are getting violent (again) and assaulting their fellow man during winter weather.
Just like they did in the Dark Ages as the barbarians invaded Rome, Gaul, and the warmer south ..... when temp's dropped after the end of the Roman Warm Period.
(Now remember, Gore received his Nobel “Peace” Prize because global warming was supposed to lead to massive invasions and wars (if unchecked) as temperatures CLIMBED over the next few centuries._
I lived in Brooklyn for the blizzard of ‘96. I was 11 so I had to crawl over snow banks for fear of falling in. Whenever the plow or a car came by my house, I had to jump on top of snow to avoid getting run over.
Town of Breckenridge is using 5 end dump trucks (25 ton loads) and 2 950 class CATs to move snow around the clock. Our building project in Grand County is also snowed under.