Monday, January 6th 2020, 6:00 pm - Our East Coast reporter, Nathan Coleman, took to Twitter to see how people in Halifax REALLY feel about the allegedly useful accessories.
When you're a videographer trying to tell a rain story, puddles are good, rain jackets will work but the ultimate prize is the pedestrian wielding an umbrella.
In Halifax, they're few and far between.
After searching and not finding, with his camera getting ever wetter one rainy night downtown, The Weather Network's Atlantic Canada reporter, Nathan Coleman, took his search to Twitter, and stumbled on some very unequivocal local knowledge as the responses poured in.
It's funny how so few people use umbrellas in Halifax. Been waiting for someone to walk by with one and about a hundred people have passed me just toughin it out in the rain.Nathan Coleman on Twitter
@NateTWN Only tourists use umbrellas in Halifax. The rest of us know they're pointless.Tim Bousquet on Twitter
@Tim_Bousquet @NateTWN Same in Newfoundland. Tourists and foreign university students. I assume they only give it a try about three times max and then realize it's a bad idea. 🤣💨💨💨Jan on Twitter
@NateTWN We're Maritimers! We can tough it out!Heather on Twitter
@NateTWN The only time I ever see an umbrella in Halifax, it is crumpled up and discarded on the sidewalk or jammed in a trash can.Liz on Twitter
@NateTWN Have you ever tried using one in this city? They seem to always blow out. Waste of money in HalifaxMerv Edinger on Twitter
It just goes to show that no matter the weather in a particular part of Canada, the people who live there will adapt, and with a sense of humour as well.
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