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.'
Some motorists trapped in their vehicles along B.C.’s Coquihalla Highway were forced to spend the night in their cars after every major highway linking the Lower Mainland with the rest of the province was closed due to harsh winter weather.
Snowy conditions continued to batter Ontario and Eastern Canada on Sunday, after residents woke up to another blast of winter. Environment Canada has issued dozens of weather warnings across the Maritimes and Ontario, while others have ended.