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t 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.
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
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
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
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 die...you are liable. –Non-essential employee
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
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
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!
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
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