Seems like the rest of the country, for that matter, is in the throes of a deep-freeze at present.
Makes the rain I see out my window here in Victoria not as much of an issue ;-)
Here's a picture, taken a little over a week ago, of the "new Islanders" in front of the "Mile 0" sign of the TransCanada highway. Note the green grass and trees in the middle of January.
Notwithstanding the challenges Island life will undoubtedly present, I'm loving the climate!