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Winter wonderland

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Good times…

Posted By on Wed, Dec 4, 2019 at 3:53 PM

It took four hours to get home from work the other night due to the storm, including 90 minutes outside waiting for the bus (any bus) to show up. Luckily I wasn't alone. Shout out to my new bus stop friends. Red jacket guy, "I went all the way to Sackville" girl, lotsa cursing man, and the rest of the bus stop 6014 crew. Ain't no party like a bus stop party!

Special no thanks to Halifax Transit for not updating their Twitter all day or providing updates of any kind on all the detours and delays.
—Shivveringly Cold
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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Lazy snowplow operator

Posted By on Sat, Jan 20, 2018 at 12:00 PM

During the summer, the island in my crescent is a good 120 feet down the road. During the winter, the island in my crescent practically block my drive way.

Please back up, and give that windrow a push into the island. No one says that you aren't allowed to show some pride in your workmanship. —Get ‘Er Done

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Weather, man

Posted By on Tue, Jun 20, 2017 at 4:26 PM

Where has all the global warming gone? I’m damn cold with all this single digit and teens. But, you just wait for it, someone named Freak from the Suzuki Foundation is going to claim that it is the warmest month on record. —Chilly Chuck

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Post-blizzard joggers

Posted By on Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 2:00 PM

May I suggest you consider raising your cardio by assisting neighbours including the elderly clear a path to their door rather than joyfully dashing down peninsular streets mid-afternoon. Only the provincial employees were exempt from reporting to work, so I surmise you're being paid for your exercise! GRRR. –Cathy

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Basket of Deplorables: Snowmageddon Edition

Posted By on Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 12:00 PM

Dear my employer,

I understand that we have an obligation to our clients...but we also have an obligation to ensure the safety of our staff. Forcing non essential employees to go to work in a blizzard is DEPLORABLE.

There was no safety plan of any kind–even with advanced notice of the storm. As a result, people who did not need to be at work had to make their way in–risking their own lives and the lives of those who might have to assist them had they not made it to work. Hopefully HR will get a few complaints and this won't be permitted to happen again.

BTW If you ask employees to go to work in a dangerous storm and they are liable.
–Non-essential employee

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Snow removal? Snow way!

Posted on Thu, Jan 21, 2016 at 4:00 AM

I can't believe that following mayor Savage's pitiful job of snow removal after last winter's admittedly insane amounts of snow that for our first snowstorm of the year the snow removal today is similarly godawful. There's no excuse for it this time. We knew it was coming. The circumferential highway, which isn't exactly a low traffic route, was snow covered and dangerous in several places well into the morning. What have the snow plow drivers been doing all morning? Napping? Jerking off? We're a goddamn capital city. We shouldn't have this pathetic a showing on snow removal yet again. Has our mayor learned NOTHING from last year? —Slip Sliding All Over The Road
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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Another winter, yet more lousy snow (non-)removal

Posted on Sat, Jan 16, 2016 at 4:00 AM

What a shock coming back to Halifax on the 30th after Christmas holidays to find the city yet again awash in slush, slop, and snow, still not cleaned up DAYS after a storm. Again streets "plowed" 3 feet out from the curb, instead of tight into the curb. Again sewer catchbasins buried so that meltwater can't drain, but floods and freezes causing a hazard. Again mountains of Bobcat-plowed snow dumped on street corners, trapping runoff so that street corners are obstructed and flooded for pedestrians and those using wheelchairs or walkers or strollers. Again snowbanks are shoved up against the rear exits of buses, making those back exits unusable. Has HRM learned NOTHING from last winter?! —I do a better, faster job shovelling it myself
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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Snow shaming is wrong!

Posted on Wed, Jan 13, 2016 at 4:00 AM

Seriously, I work as a salt truck/snow plow operator, and I am good at my job. Overtime it snows, I have to listen to a barrage of snow removal shamings. It is wrong, presumptuous, and down right rude. Even if you don't like the snow removal standards in this city, you have no right to pass judgement on my work while you sit on the couch stuffing your face with Storm Chips and salsa —not a bus driver, so GFYS!
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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Another winter of hell

Posted on Thu, Jan 7, 2016 at 4:00 AM

Way to go, you aces of snow removal. It has been one snowfall and you have already managed to fuck it up. Where is the salt? Where is the actual snow removal? All I see are sidewalks with snow pushed down into the pavement so that it is slippery. You are again relying on foot traffic and weather to melt the snow for you, but that doesn't work in places where people aren't constantly walking around. Nothing is cleared properly even though there has been plenty of time to go back and re-do the areas that were swiped over in the initial snowfall. We are getting more snow today that will just get shoved down onto the rest of it—more terrifying sidewalks in the making. It has been one fucking day, please don't drop the ball this soon. I can't handle another winter like the last one. It snows every year here—every fucking year. I don't understand how it still manages to catch the city off guard. —snowhater
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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Dancing in the (snowy) Streets

Posted on Tue, Jan 5, 2016 at 4:00 AM

Big shout out of thanks to the kind hearted and responsible homeowners who took the time to shovel their portion of the sidewalks this evening. There weren't many but those that did it we certainly appreciated. Also, an equally big fuck you to Mosher and her fucked up idea to make Haligonians not responsible for shoveling their portion of the sidewalk and making it the responsibility of the lowest bidder. —Cranky
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Friday, December 25, 2015

Make Christmas Stop

Posted on Fri, Dec 25, 2015 at 4:00 AM

Fuck, I hate Christmas. And not in a bah humbug scrooge asshole kind of way. I mean, dark cloud of doom. Like counting the days for January 3rd so it can all go the fuck away. My smile is fake. —Cranky
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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Counting down the days till Christmas

Posted on Thu, Aug 27, 2015 at 4:00 AM

THAT'S IT. I'M DONE. I have had it with this fucking hot weather, bring on the fucking snow. Yeah, I lived here last winter, and yeah, it was so cold I got frost bite every time I stepped outside. But guess what? At least when it's –40 outside, I'm not sweating out of every single hole in my body. FUCK HEAT. FUCK HUMIDITY. FUCK SUMMER. —Santa fuckin' Claus
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Thursday, August 20, 2015

People suffered....

Posted on Thu, Aug 20, 2015 at 4:00 AM

Most of the winter, we had NO sidewalks, it's that simple. We paid our taxes and we were cheated. Lots of citizens have filed class action suits, I think this situation qualifies. There's no denying it. —cracked skull
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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Thank you poo-bag artists!

Posted on Thu, Apr 30, 2015 at 4:00 AM


Dogs make great pets. They're good company. They get people out walking and meeting each other.

And for some owners, lets call them the poo-bag artistes, they provide a creative outlet. Those owners carry plastic bags with them to scoop up the little fellers’ droppings but—unlike normal people who simply take that bag home and dispose of it—the poo-bag artistes get creative.

First of all they tie a cute little knot in the top of the bag. Then, the important part, they carefully choose where to display their pooch's droppings. Will it be hung from a tree branch? Dangled off a fence? Artfully placed just so by the side of the road? Thrown into a neighbour’s yard so the delighted children will find it the next  morning? The possibilities for creative idiocy are endless.

And, as the snow has receded, their winter's work is being revealed—one artfully placed poo bag at a time. To this I say, "Bravo poo-baggers! Brilliant! Just f-ing brilliant!” —Poo-bag art appreciation society of Halifax

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Our infrastructure sucks

Posted on Wed, Apr 29, 2015 at 4:00 AM

Mostly because we build streets and sidewalks the way they are built in places that don't frost. I think it's time to evaluate how we build sidewalks and streets in this area. It would be an interesting project to geothermally heat the road/bike lane/sidewalk at the bottom of Spring Garden Road, where buses are always getting stuck. —heat, don't plow
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