Retired and loving it. If I'd have known about retirement befor I started my 40 year career with the government of Manitoba I'd have retired first. :)
By: plapman , 2:06 PM GMT on April 07, 2014
Today's Weather Trivia
April 7 1909:
A powerful gale packing gusts of 130 km/h (81 mph) ripped across southern Ontario. In London, Aberdeen Schools chimney crashed through the roof, pinning 6 children under tons of debris. In St. Thomas, the roof of a moving freight car blew off, along with the brakeman, who was on top of the car. The winds blew a cyclist into a mangle of telegraph wires, but he managed to extricate himself.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada
It must be spring, on my last couple of walks with Abbey I've seen Canada Geese and have had to walk on the road as the sidewalks are flooded with a couple of inches of water.
Yesterday I met a crew of city workers thawing storm sewer lines by the school near my home. When I said the sidewalk was flooded at the school gates one of them said "yeah the boulevard is higher than the sidewalk". Just then a city frontend loader pulled up and I told the guy it would only take a second for the loader to cut a little trench 3 inches deep to drain the sidewalk. He just looked at me and smiled. An hour later the men and loader were gone and the flooded sidewalk was still flooded. I guess it wasn't on their list of things to do. :)
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