Well living where I do things do slow a bit but for the most part it's just another day !
Were supposed to be in the - 50's again this weekend!
Dont forget houses , buildings are built with cold weather in mind , better insulation,windows,doors!
Yes a person tends to crank the heat a bit more on colder days ,school bus's cancelled if heavy snow or -45 or colder !
Breathing isn't a problem , for most older persons and small children take precautions, they at times recommend to limit out door activities and avoid travels if it gets extreme!
I guess to to a non locals perspective of the cold here on the prairie one would have to talk to them. I've heard it described as hell and someone let the fire go out , colder than a witches tit!
The older one gets the more they dislike the cold weather plays hell on arthritis, lung problem people find it tough to breath the cold , outdoor pets and farm animals even wild life suffer in extreme cold!
Ive spent my whole life here for close to 40 years worked in it at a job which requires you to be out in the most extreme conditions ! (Wrecker operator) if your stuck in the ditch or your vehicle quit on the side of the road you'd be some pissed if the driver said I'll come rescue you when it warms up ! Lol
-60/ - 70 especially add in some wind, Things change a bit 2-3 min out skin will freeze extended time out is when you see strange behaviour I've pulled up on a car stuck where the person has removed winter clothing saying they got hot shoveling face and hands showing frost bite , brain freeze I call it!
Not like some provinces that have mild winter or no winter the homeless aren't living in a dumpster or cardboard box! here there found frozen in time , happens every year to a few hypothermia sets in and the cold disappears they curl up and have a snow nap,
For those not accustomed the stores sell some great winter clothing expensive but a must if your working outside. Ie my boots rated -85 300.00 , pants and jacket 550.00 I can bundle up and handle cold for extended periods standing on the side of the road !
I'd sooner spend the winter in Jamaica come back in the spring if I could afford it! Should of went to school got a real job !