When the sun finally broke through a blizzard that lasted 3 days in a Manitoba town, a local leader said it looked like the moon. Churchill declared a state of local emergency on Friday after about 60 centimetres had fallen since earlier in the week, driven by wind gusts of up to 120 km/h.
Vicious gales ripped through Newfoundland and Labrador Saturday, tipping over cars, downing power lines and damaging homes in the fiercest storm the province has seen in more than a decade, according to Environment Canada.
Environment Canada’s senior climatologist Dave Phillips has one message that may dampen Canadians’ spirits amid record-breaking warm temperatures: 'Don’t put away the snow shovel quite yet.' It may feel like spring in some places, but sometimes the season actually 'takes its sweet time.'