Barb Taylor, left, and Janet Cox of the Woolwich Clean Waterways Group stood on the bank of the Canagagigue Creek in Elmira, Thursday, their faces pinched against a gusting wind that occasionally threw the falling snow horizontally. They probably wondered if the snow they were standing on covered a sound riverbank or a thin crust of ice canter levered over the water.
I took a walk in Kolb Park along the Walter Bean Trail in Kitchener during a light snowfall to see what pictures I could make in the 20 minutes I had before my next assignment. The light snowfall flattened the contrast, softening the feel of the scene.
With Thursday's windchill yanking the temperature down to around -23 C, I had to ask Blair Johnson and his friend, Brandon Young, above, if ice fishing on Belwood Lake meant they had a screw loose. "You get a little cold, but you can't ice fish in July," Johnson said. They didn't want to take cover in the handful of huts available because they limit fishers to one spot. Out in the open with the ability to move, a man with an auger is a man with possibilities.