Most Nova Scotians dread the snow. We have to salt it, shovel it, drive in it and deal with it. I would like to suggest that maybe the snow is trying to tell us something. In countries around the world, the heat tells the people something. It tells them to rest every afternoon. It's called siesta. And the people listen to the heat. We don't endure extreme heat very often in Nova Scotia, but the snow can definitely be unbearable at times.


I want a snowfall siesta. About five days of heavy snowfall happen between January and April. Our premier doesn't think declaring a holiday is necessary, even though after New Year's Day, the next holiday isn't until March 21. What if we create a snowfall custom and declare select "snow days" as optional work days? (Schools are closed for today so stay home, stay warm, enjoy your family, rest.) Ahh, how I love it when it snows!

By Yvette Cherry

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