Winter has been particularly harsh this year, and just recently a massive storm hit Canada’s Atlantic regions. CTVNews.ca reports that:
A massive and powerful storm was causing havoc across eastern Canada on Sunday, causing a multi-vehicle pileup that shut down a bridge linking two Maritime provinces.
Environment Canada says the major winter storm blanketed New Brunswick with snow overnight Saturday and into Sunday and brought a mix of rain, freezing rain, ice pellets and snow to Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
“We saw quite significant amounts of snow in eastern New Brunswick, anywhere from 41 centimetres in Bathurst to 31 centimetres in Moncton,” said meteorologist Jeremy March in Halifax on Sunday.
For allergy sufferers, winter is commonly perceived as a break from allergy attacks. Just because there aren’t any flowers to spread around pollen, however, doesn’t mean you won’t be sniffling or tearing up. As NewsCanada.com reports, winter could also be a season for allergies:
“Colder temperatures often mean tuques, cozy winter boots and plenty of hot cocoa. But, they also mean more time inside and the potential for increased exposure to indoor allergens. This is especially worrying for those with asthma.
It’s not just pollen and spring allergens that can cause asthma attacks. The air quality in your home during winter can have a significant impact on your lung health. In particular, household dust and animal dander are known to easily irritate or aggravate current and pre-existing asthma symptoms.”