It’s been a wintry start to the new decade across Canada, and it’s beginning to look like the season's harsh conditions are only going to get worse. In fact, according to Environment Canada’s weather warnings on Thursday, there’s only one place in the whole country that’s pleasant-ish to be in right now; New Brunswick!
Across the rest of the country, things aren't looking too great. Every other Canadian province and territory has some kind of weather warning, statement or advisory in place from the government agency. With everything from storm surges and blizzards, to hurricane-force winds and extreme cold in the forecast, the country is currently facing the worst possible weather conditions.
The movement of goods and merchandise is generally disrupted when there is vehicular gridlock. Food Security Expert Dr Annie Booth says stores generally have three days’ worth of supply on the shelves.
“A lot of perishables don’t actually make it up. Perishables are the things that come up most frequently in specialized trucks. If those trucks aren’t running or getting out [of the Lower Mainland], you’re starting to see a shortage of vegetables. You’re starting to see a shortage of fresh meats, cheeses, things that aren’t really ‘shelf stale.’ Most stores have three to four days of basic goods available to them,” explains Dr. Booth.
According to ckpgtoday.ca, the situation gets even more problematic as the weather woes get longer. Not only that if goods aren’t making it to Prince George, but they are also heading to the smaller communities in the regions either.