View Single Post
Old Posted Jan 5, 2014, 8:54 PM
someone123's Avatar
someone123 someone123 is online now
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 25,305
I had no idea that heated sidewalks had already been tried out in Halifax. It seems like drainage issues wouldn't be that bad since the downtown is hilly and already gets tons of rain.

The Canadian winter culture stuff is interesting. There probably has been a change, but I also think some of the confusion stems from the fact that this is a big country with a lot of different climates. I have always thought of a place like Quebec City as having a "real" winter climate, while Victoria for example doesn't at all. Halifax is somewhere in the middle because it gets a lot of above-freezing temperatures and rain in the winter. Places like BC and NS also don't figure into "Canadian" culture very directly, which for better or worse tends to be pretty much based on Ontario and Quebec.
Reply With Quote