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Don’t Drink the Water

There’s blood in the water. Or at least diarrhea causing bacteria.

Vancouver was hammered over the past few days with a “winter storm”. When I think of winter storms, I picture blowing snow, white-outs, and icy roads. Not 100 km/h winds, torrential rain, and mudslides. But this is the west coast and it doesn’t actually snow here. Well it does, just not in Vancouver.

The good news is that it was cold enough in the mountains that all that rain we got in the city fell as snow on the ski hills. Cypress (which I bought a pass for) opened today with snow over a metre deep. They’re not open for night time skiing yet, but hopefully soon. So, this weekend I’m going snowboard shopping.