Nov 08 2008

One of the Reasons I Left Winnipeg

Published by under Tidings from Gabriola Island

It’s November 8. When the electricity returned early this morning (power failures are fairly common on our Gulf island, especially in the rainy fall and winter seasons), I turned on the TV to see my former hometown, Winnipeg, Manitoba, blanketed in 20 cm of wet, heavy snow. The temperature there:  a frosty -6 degrees (Celsius).  On Gabriola Island this morning, the tree frogs are chirping outside my window. The temperature here: +14 degrees (Celsius).  Continue Reading »

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