Fredericton — Environment Canada is calling for a two-day deluge of rain in New Brunswick’s capital city, and residents plan to spend today and tomorrow stating the obvious: that we need the rain.
“Rain is water, and living things require water to survive,” downtown man Jack Doiron told us, sitting comfortably inside Coffee & Friends.
He then turned to his friend and said, “Not only are humans living things, but trees are as well. So it stands to reason that it’ll be good for the us — and for the trees.” His friend nodded vigorously in agreement and added, “You can say that again!”
“Well, we sure could use it,” stated Marysville mother Jenn MacDonald. “Should help with the air quality after all the Gagetown brushfires I’ve been hearing about.”
“Well, we sure could use it,” contributed Devon dad Ron Sloat, unknowingly using MacDonald’s exact words. “Should help with the air quality after all the Gagetown brushfires I’ve been hearing about.”
One resident said something slightly different, and we’re still not sure whether it was intended as a joke.
“I don’t think all this rain coming in just two days is what we wanted!” laughed Rachel Lewis of Nashwaaksis. “Hahahaha! Ha!”
Adding, “But yes, we could certainly use the rain.”