A Refuge from the Storm
A mighty whiteout that blanketed the GTA area with over 25 centimetres of snow on Feb. 8, 2013, resulted in flight cancellations and extreme road conditions. Getting to work and school proved difficult, with vehicles stuck in deep banks of snow, and neighbours and strangers coming to each other’s rescue a common sight throughout the day. As the snow continued to pile up, Vaughan residents Emile and Remi Riga, along with their friends Jason and Isabelle Del Rio, made the most of the snow day by digging through a large mound of the fluffy stuff and building a cool cave in their backyard. The Riga family dog Buddy happily joined the youngsters in the winter fun.