Highlights / cold

Arts & Entertainment, Environment & Animal Life, International

It’s too late: Short ice-skating ends for the season on renowned Rideau Canal

Ice skating on Ottawa’s Rideau Canal is an iconic Canadian winter experience and also attracts tourists from around the world. The Canadian capital city is also billed as one of the top ten coldest national capitals in the world. That »

Environment & Animal Life

Canada in winter: bundle up- or bring an umbrella

Winter weather across this country can be, well bizarre. Last week in the southern areas of Ontario and Quebec, any backyard ice rinks melted in above zero temperatures as has happened at least a couple of times so far this »

Arts & Entertainment, Environment & Animal Life

Canada- too cold for penguins

It’s a big daily winter event that attracts a lot of visitors to the Calgary zoo. Every day, the staff take the several king penguins for a little waddle around the zoo which takes about 15 minutes much to the »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life

Early snow stalls western Canadian harvest

With crops like wheat, canola, barley, peas and others ready for harvest, an early snow has caused havoc across much of western Canadian farmland. Farmers have been as busy as possible trying to get as much harvested as possible before »

Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Canadians overcome obstacles in transporting vaccines

Vaccines need to be kept cool and that makes delivering them in hot countries difficult and expensive. Now, researchers at McMaster University in Ontario have found a way to overcome the problem. It involves using compounds that have already been »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

How crazy can the weather be in Canada?

Environment Canada forecast Today’s warmest temperature 9.9C in Grand Etang, Nova Scotia Today’s coldest temperature -43.4 in Key Lake, Saskatchewan It’s winter here, and that used to mean across almost all of Canada, a steady few months of cold and »

Arts & Entertainment, Environment & Animal Life, International, Society

Celebrating a Scot and being Canadian with kilts in the cold!

The Sir John A. kilt skate It takes a Canadian (with some Scots DNA usually) to don a kilt and brave the rigours of a Canadian winter, and do it on ice skates! But, on the occasion of the anniversary »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Extreme cold freezes 60 per cent of Great Lake

Extreme cold blasted through central and eastern Canada over the weekend freezing 60 per cent of the world’s eleventh largest lake. On February 14th the province of Quebec saw windchill temperatures reach -46 C and Barrie, Ontario reached -33.3 C »

Environment & Animal Life

Bridge failure cuts Canada in two

It may seem incredible to most, but there is only a single roadway linking eastern Canada to western Canada. Now, a bridge which carries all traffic on the Trans-Canada Highway, designated in the province of Ontario as Highways 11 and »

Internet, Science & Technology, Society

New technology to improve annoying bus waits

Waiting for a late bus is annoying at the best of times, but downright miserable in a cold Canadian winter. So, public transit services are using technology to try to improve things. The city of Montreal has spent $155 million »