February 18, 2015 11:27 am

Wanted: Old Man Winter

Have you seen Old Man Winter?

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HALIFAX: The Nova Scotia RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in apprehending Old Man Winter.

Old Man Winter is wanted in relation to a series of storms in Nova Scotia over the past two weeks leaving behind massive amounts of snow across the province.

Old Man Winter hails from the north, moves quickly, and drifts around. Last winter, he often made appearances on Wednesdays however this year, he has been much more unpredictable.

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The suspect was last seen Sunday, February 15th after dumping up to 60 cms throughout the province. His known associates include Shubenacadie Sam, Jack Frost, Mother Nature and Frosty the Snowman.

“We’ve already been in contact with several meteorologists to help us narrow down his whereabouts,” said Cpl. Greg Church, Nova Scotia RCMP. “We know that Old Man Winter is calm, cool and collected but may crack under high pressure.”

Cpl. Church added “He may be armed with ice pellets so we are asking citizens to not approach him. The best way to protect yourself is with salt, sand or a snow blower.”

Since the start of 2015, Old Man Winter has been responsible for numerous highway closures, snow days, excessive shoveling and visits to the chiropractor.

The RCMP appreciate any assistance citizens can provide us in helping locate and apprehend the suspect in advance of Thursday’s pending snow.

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