While many Canadians enjoyed the mild beginning of Winter, some were struggling with the lack of snow. Hau Tran has worked as independent snow plower in the Ottawa-Gatineau area for the last 10 years, and says that this season began particularly slowly for him. The lack of snow this season understandably drove him to desperation.
“There was just no snow. Even worse, not even close to snow. 16 degrees in December? It was outrageous,” explained Tran, “I could barely pay the insurance for my plow that month. On Boxing Day, I decided that enough was enough. I summoned the Dark Lord and told him I would do anything for Ottawa to receive a real winter. As you can see, I think I bit off more than I could chew.”
On December 29th, Ottawa was hit with 25 cm of snow, and has been barraged with precipitation and icy temperatures ever since. With more storms expected in the coming weeks, citizens can contact Mr. Tran for snow removal or to thank him for the weather by email at: haucanplow [at] demonfire [dot] org.