Old Man Winter won’t go away

While many are longing for the sight of a rosebud, the sound of a bird call and all the other fresh, natural harbingers of spring, many other householders are experiencing an even greater want — the want of a snow shovel.

"We’ve been sold out of shovels for four weeks," Dan Blair, manager of the seasonal department at the Home Depot at Gerrard Square, said yesterday.


"Every year we’ve been stocking shovels and taking them off the shelves early when there isn’t any snow.

"Now we’ve got people coming in needing to replace their broken — or stolen — shovel. But we don’t have any more."