Memories of ‘that winter’ haunt students as days grow shorter

By Harun Sadat

Oct. 14, 2016

Martha Cusack has been around in P.E.I. for a long time and she remembers the harsh winter the year before last.

In 2015 the winter had brought snowfall amounts that cracked the top 5 Charlottetown. There was a total of 473cm of snowfall, the biggest since 1971.

Cusack hopes this winter won’t be as bad.

“I think this winter is going to be better. I’m hopeful. Not too much snow and not many storms. Ha-ha, I’m in denial about the predictions in the news.”

Matthew Warren predicts it’s going to be a fairly bad winter, too.

“I heard from early weather reports that it’s going to be really bad. I saw hornets are nesting really high and that usually means really bad winter.”

Hannah Jenkins worries it’s going to be really cold, with a lot of snow.

“It’s not going to be like last winter, which was nice, warm and we didn’t have many storms. But it won’t be as bad as the winter before but in the middle since people are saying it’s going to be a bad winter.”

Janelle Hancock also predicts it’s going to be a really bad winter.

“There is going to be a lot of storms and snow but I’m hoping it won’t be…Actually I’m hoping it will be so we get storm days and don’t have to go to school.”

Michael Gibson doesn’t think it’s going to be too bad. He expect a typical winter with lots of snow.

“It’s not going to be better than last year, but it’s not going to be like two years ago. There haven’t been many storms. Like we had a whole summer without any storms until this one the other week, and it wasn’t that bad.”

Michael-Ange Kayeye just isn’t sure. It is not going to be too bad, but it could go either way, he said.

“It’s either going to be really bad or it won’t be bad at all, but it won’t be in between. If it snows a lot, then it will be like a blizzard type of thing.”