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QUIZ: Are you ready for winter weather?

Winter begins later this month, but is already on the ground in many parts of the country
Snowmobile races and other cold weather activities are popular during the winter months. (Marisca Bakker photo)

It’s beginning to feel a lot like winter.

The temperatures are dropping and the first official day of winter is approaching.

At this time of year, the days are short, temperatures often include a minus sign and snow is on the ground. It’s also a time when some sun-lovers are booking tickets to tropical destinations as a way to escape this season’s chill.

Whether you love or hate winter, it’s a part of life in Canada.

How much do you know about winter, snow and cold? Put your knowledge to the test with these 10 questions.

Good luck.

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Winter is a fact of life in Canada. During the winter of 1936, Summerland’s downtown featured plenty of snowy roads. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
A snow blower is used to clear the sidewalk on a Chilliwack street. Do you know where the snow blower was invented? (Black Press file photo)
Snow removal crews in Penticton work to clear and salt the roads following a Novembrer snowstorm. (Photo- City of Penticton, Facebook)

John Arendt

About the Author: John Arendt

John Arendt has worked as a journalist for more than 30 years. He has a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Journalism degree from Ryerson Polytechnical Institute.
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