Calgary adjusts to mountains of snow
This winter, Calgarians are attempting to deal with an overwhelming amount of snowfall. According to Environment Canada, the city fell under 52.4 cm of snow in Dec. 2013 alone, breaking a 112-year record.
However, despite the cold and burial of cars along city streets, the residents of Calgary continue with their daily routines and snow-filled fun. Calgary Journal reporters photographed both young and old enjoying the winter wonderland.
Written by Larissa Pinhal
Published February 6, 2014
Calgary Journal reporter, Danny Luong says, "I was out taking photos for our snow-themed page when I saw a man walking across the street towards the Peace Bridge wearing a Spider-Man costume on one of Calgary's coldest days. People often say you need a little bit of luck in photography — I would definitely agree." Photo courtesy of Danny Luong/Calgary Journal
Kenyon McNulty, an employee of Tru-Craft Roofing was hard at work fixing the roof of an underground parkade during the snowstorm on Jan. 13. Photo courtesy of Anna Brooks/Calgary Journal
Longhaired chihuahua Tessa shakes snow off of her parka in Calgary last week. The Calgary Journal reporter's dog was just one of many four legged friends who attempted to walk through piles of snow left by the sudden Jan. 13 snow storm. Photo Courtesy of Allison Drinnan / Calgary Journal
"It's refreshing, but perhaps one more layer next time," Devon Thurlow (left) says of her first winter run of the season with her boyfriend, Pierre Wilken (right). Photo Courtesy of April Lamb/Calgary Journal
Parents and children in Douglas Glen enjoy a sunny Saturday afternoon tobogganing in the snow. The neighbourhood was No.4 on the list of communities that complained about snow on its residential streets, with 114 total complaints. Photo courtesy of Alyssa Quirico/Calgary Journal
City and private contractor crews work to remove snow from Somerset Drive on Jan. 10. The city has started a program to remove snow from residential streets, which are normally Priority 4 snow routes, to storage sites. The program is expected to use $6.7 million from a reserve fund. Photo courtesy of Pauline Zulueta/Calgary Journal
When a snowstorm quickly arose on Jan. 13, plows promptly cleared Prince's Island Park as cyclists and joggers continued their regular exercise regimen. Photo courtesy of April Lamb/Calgary Journal