Highlights / winter

Environment & Animal Life

New stamps feature Canadian animals that turn white in winter

A new set of Canadian postage stamps feature five mammals found in Canada that are especially adapted to winter because their dark coats turn white to provide camouflage in the snow. Among the five, the Arctic fox and the ermine »

Society

Early spring predicted as Groundhog Day announcement goes online

An early spring is coming! Ontario’s Wiarton Willie did not see his shadow today on Groundhog Day and is predicting an early spring in 2021. “Well folks, my prediction is official,” the groundhog said in a tweet. “With cloudy skies »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, International, Sports

Vancouver mulls 2030 Olympic bid, Indigenous groups to lead

At the beginning of the month, Canada’s west coast city of Vancouver was considering to bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics. Councillor Melissa de Genova originally tabled a motion in April to consider a bid for the games, but that »

Health, Society, Sports

Quebec okays use of facilities for  outdoor winter activities

Canadians may be dreading this winter more than usual because of the limits placed on social gatherings because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Because the coronavirus spreads less easily outdoors more people have been spending time outdoors and are planning to »

Environment & Animal Life

Whither the weather this winter in Canada?

The age old Canadian question, what’s the weather going to be like this winter? For decades prior to the age of the internet, computers, radar, satellites, many people in N. America relied on the Farmers’ Almanac for predictions of conditions »

Society

Majority of Canadian university sports canceled until winter 2021

U Sports, the national brand of university sports in Canada, has decided to cancel six of its national championships for the 2020 fall season, according to a press release from the league on Monday afternoon. The league came to the »

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 »

Arts & Entertainment, Environment & Animal Life, Society

It’s official, no unanimous groundhog agreement on winter’s end in Canada.

Four   out of six of the pudgy furballs say spring is around the corner.  Shubanacadie Sam (N.S.) sas his shadow and predicted six more weeks of winter, as did Van Isle Violet (B.C.) but  Fred la marmotte (Qc), Wiarton Willie »

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 »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Some waterways in Canada’s Great Lakes region now as salty as ocean: study

Road salt levels have hit new record levels in Canada’s Great Lakes region, making some waterways as salty as the ocean according to new chloride maps revealed by environmental advocates. WWF-Canada’s Great Lakes Chloride Summer Hot Spot Map reveals that »