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PostArctica: Thunderstorm and Lights Out On Wellington

Nice thunderstorm tonight that will cool things off for a few hours before the humidity roars back overnight. Street lights are out and most buildings have no power going west from 1st avenue.

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PostArctica: Thunderstorm and Lights Out On Wellington

Nice thunderstorm tonight that will cool things off for a few hours before the humidity roars back overnight. Street lights are out and most buildings have no power going west from 1st avenue.

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PostArctica: Cabane a sucre in Verdun

Becoming a tradition as this is the 5th installment. And after this long cold neverending winter it is great to get out and see tons of people on the street. Cabane a sucre is often translated as “sugar shack” and it is a part of Quebec culture – harvesting maple syrup and basically turning it . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Cabane a sucre in Verdun

PostArctica: Hare Krishna

So the joke on the street last week was that if these folks are strolling around town then maybe Verdun really is becoming the “Next Plateau.” Always nice to think that someone, who isn’t selling something, may have a favorable opinion of your ‘hood. Still I recall in the mid 80′s when Saint Henri was . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Hare Krishna

PostArctica: Hare Krishna

So the joke on the street last week was that if these folks are strolling around town then maybe Verdun really is becoming the “Next Plateau.” Always nice to think that someone, who isn’t selling something, may have a favorable opinion of your ‘hood. Still I recall in the mid 80′s when Saint Henri was . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Hare Krishna

PostArctica: Maple Syrup in Verdun

Met John on Wellington in the late afternoon today at the annual maple syrup party and there is no way you normally see that much snow, ice and slush on the streets this time of year, but heck, it kind of really lays on that “cabane a sucre” atmosphere, right? From what I gathered talking . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Maple Syrup in Verdun

Walking Turcot Yards: Verdun, April 12, 2013

Can only remember this much snow a couple of times in my life this far into April and probably only in the last 15 years or so. My father was born on April 22 and he always said that his father claimed there was still snow in the backyard the day he was born. My . . . → Read More: Walking Turcot Yards: Verdun, April 12, 2013