Canadians used to be made of hardy stock but the recent Nanny State response to an old-fashioned cold front makes me wonder if we’re such a tough nation anymore.
Several Canadian cities scaled back New Year’s Eve celebrations, Polar Bear Swims were cancelled and zookeepers at the Calgary Zoo brought the penguins indoors.
Meteorologists are even coming up with new terms to describe cold fronts that make things sound more ominous.
It seems we can’t handle heat these days, either. About five years ago when the Greater Toronto Area was enduring a summertime heatwave, the Blue Jays closed the roof of the SkyDome for a game against the Seattle Mariners
The Jays issued a pre-game press release explaining that the Rogers Centre would be closed to protect the health and safety of fans, staff and players during a period of extreme heat and humidity.
Health and safety?
How did we become Generation Goldilocks?
We don’t want it too cold, we don’t want it too hot – we want it just right.