Well, hell must have frozen over because the Lower Mainland of British Columbia sure seems to have. Not that it is an impressive sight for people living in the remote wilderness of BC's north country or in cosmopolitan prarie centres such as Saskatoon, but it is odd for this place at this time of year. It snowed earlier in the week, but didn't really stick where I am. I live at the foot of a hill in a low lying basin of "reclaimed" bog lands, so it tends to be a little warmer here than elsewhere.
So here is to a long cold winter - may the ski hills overflow with abundance, may it replenish the water reserves and kill off the pine beetle infestations.