Ok, we got some snow and we whine, loud and long, about the snow. There is a reason why we hate snow here and it has nothing to do with the snow but rather the response to it by most municipalities. As we don’t get snow very often most cities do not budget appropriate amounts for snow removal. In fact, one good snow dump will exhaust the snow removal budget. In short – we are all on the rain snow removal plan. What this means is we count on the rain coming and melting the snow away. Very little is done in the way of snow removal which means residents of Metro Vancouver have a much more difficult time when there is snow on the ground for any length of time.