On January 17, 2020, Newfoundland and Labrador experienced one of the worst blizzards in its history. Life came to a screeching halt. Entire roads and cars were buried, people became trapped in their
On January 17, 2020, Newfoundland and Labrador experienced one of the worst blizzards in its history. Life came to a screeching halt. Entire roads and cars were buried, people became trapped in their homes, and a week—long state of emergency was just one more surprise Mother Nature had in store for the people of the province. The record—breaking snowstorm, which the media labelled "Snowmageddon," came to test the resilience of Newfoundland. But as you will see throughout this book, Newfoundlanders are made of sterner stuff.
What makes a Newfoundlander? Newfoundlanders themselves are sometimes hard pressed to provide an explanation. But NL Snowmageddon 2020 gives us the answer once and for all.
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Known affectionately as "Flanker the Third" by his grandmother, Margo Cranford, a.k.a. Mrs. Flanker, Nick Cranford was born and grew up in St. John's, Newfoundland. From crawling on his father's keyboard while he was working to helping Flanker Press reach the next level, Nick has been involved in every facet of the family publishing business.
When Snowmageddon 2020 struck Newfoundland, Nick created a Facebook group as a way to help his home province stay connected and make lasting memories. "NL Snowmageddon 2020 Warriors'' grew to over 100,000 members in just four days.
Nick is currently completing a business administration program at the College of the North Atlantic. His favourite pastimes include shooting, reading, and having a time with his friends.