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Ploughing snow in Winnipeg. Photo © AJ Batac

West Coast weather wimp wises up
about winter in Winnipeg

I spent some time in Winnipeg before the holidays. While there, I had the dubious pleasure of experiencing, among other things, a goodly period of the city’s second coldest December on record. Yay, me. I grew up on the prairies, and I thought I knew what cold was. But apparently Read more →

Dallas Road dog park. Photo by Martin…T (flickr)

Look skywards for the origins of the dog days of summer

I find the recent cooler days and periods of rain a relief. My garden does, as well, but more to the point, the cooler weather means things smell better. The effect is particularly noticeable along the dog-park section of Dallas Road and at Thetis Lake’s unsanctioned dog beach. I realize Read more →

Chinook Arch at Sunset

Demystifying winter weather in Alberta’s Kananaskis Country

Explore Kananaskis, Winter/Spring 1997—Covering more than 5,000 square kilometres, Alberta’s Kananaskis Country encompasses everything from foothills in the east to the rock, alpine Continental Divide in the west, from the wide, windswept Bow River Valley in the north to narrow passes and valleys in the south. With such variety in Read more →

western spruce budworm, by William Ciesla, Forest Health Management International

Ocean-temperature effects suppress caterpillar’s infestations on Vancouver Island

Information Forestry,  December 2007— A century-long ocean-warming trend may explain the rarity of western spruce budworm outbreaks on southern Vancouver Island since the 1930s, according to a study by Canadian Forest Service scientists Alan Thomson and Ross Benton. Mild winter temperatures, linked to a rise in sea temperature, have de-synchronized Read more →