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PostArctica: Verdun Waterfront Today

Didn’t have my camera when when we got hit with sunshine combined with blinding wet snow but got a few of the aftermath.



centre of the universe: Why we can’t be friends when you’re in Hawaii

My cousin is in Hawaii right now, and I have vowed that she and I can NOT be friends until she is home. Now. She’s a professional photographer, so all of her pictures of her little “vacation” are fucking gorgeous, and because I am not at all petty or jealous, I’ve decided that I’m going to post photographs of MY … Continue reading →

PostArctica: Ice Storm 2015

Nothing like ’98 but still there are people without power, treacherous walking and driving conditions. Nature at it’s finest, cold, brutal, beautiful.

The nets on the balconies to prevent pigeons from roosting take a beating in an ice storm

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cmkl: I’m thinking I should own these

The time is fast approaching, if today is any indication. But it seems hard to locate them. Phat Moose, says they do. But oh the price.

ParliamANT Hill: CanadiAnt economy’s surprise weak start to 2014 blamed on bad winter

Inspired by these headlines:

PostArctica: More Winter

Might as well, storm blowing out there…

cartoon life: Robin sighting

Robins, #ldnont, Yes I’ve seen Robins

— doug rogers (@dougsamu) March 7, 2014

@dougsamu Robins with tiny snowshovels and driving tiny snow plows

— doug rogers (@dougsamu) March 7, 2014

Filed under: comment Tagged: robins, snow, spring, Winter

PostArctica: Snowfall

Snow is a bitch to get right, be satisfied with…but we go forth anyway despite snowblind and other temporary post processing afflictions..

PostArctica: Bus Stops – Verdun Metro

PostArctica: Bus Stops – Mild Day in January

Walking Turcot Yards: Verdun Lanes – Winter

All of these were taken behind Wellington street between 1st and 2nd on the Verdun side. On different days – wink!


Chadwick's Blog & Commentary: It’s snowing, snowing, snowing…

I was looking outside today as the snow fell in Collingwood (-11C when we awoke, -10C when I first walked my dog…) and thinking of my brother-in-law in England, where they are getting walloped by a Canadian-style winter. He must … Continue reading →

THE FIFTH COLUMN: An Atheist Celebrates a Secular Christmas in a Multicultural Canada

So why would a non-Christian celebrate Christmas.

Well first of all from a religious point of view Jesus Christ is not just the Christian Messiah but also considered to be an important prophet amongst both Muslims and Jews so there is no reason they cannot celebrate his birth, while not recognizing him as the Messiah.

From a non-religious point of view there is a lot of controversy over

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Excerpt from The Fridgularity: a ski in the storm

Given the arrival of Winter here in Souwesto, I thought I’d put up an excerpt from the second half of The Fridgularity (A Cold Reboot), in which the lead character goes for a little cross-country ski, and things go awry. … Continue reading … . . . → Read More: mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Excerpt from The Fridgularity: a ski in the storm

Dead Wild Roses: The Snow is Coming – Looking for an Upside

I’m not a a huge fan of snow, but I’m trying, I really am. For instance, you don’t get dinosaurs in the summer or fall…

It is a start I suppose.

Filed under: Rant Tagged: Meh, Snow, Snow Dinos, Winter

350 or bust: Meatless Monday Musings

It’s Meatless Monday, and here in Northwestern Ontario we’ve just come through a January cold snap (which some people complained about, but which was reassuring for a climate activist!). It’s the time of the year that it’s great to curl up in front of our pellet stove with a good book (I’ve just started “The [...]

The Skwib: Betsy of Narnia Reveals the Ugly Truth

‘Allo, dearie, I suppose you’d like to hear all about your hero Aslan and those Pevensie folk, but you don’t want to hear it from the likes of me.

You want to talk to Edmund’s horse Phillip or p’raps those Beavers (desperate suck-ups the Beavers). They’ll tell you want you want to hear.

Now, don’t get me wrong. I was not a fan of that bitch queen at all. Not at all. Us Jersey cows are not made for the cold, and the White Witch had the thermostat turned down all the time, but at least when she was running

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Trashy's World: I’m dreaming of a…

…greeeeeeen Christmas…

350 or bust: Celebrating Winter

After all of the politicking and game-playing in Durban last week at the U.N. climate negotiations while both the suffering of poorer nations and the scientific evidence were ignored in favour of the status quo, I think it’s time to remember and celebrate what we do have. At the same time, I am reminded of [...]

The Scott Ross: A Conservative Winter

Looking upward and looking forward, I see some parallels today between the weather, between those fixtures in the sky and us, and our political struggle.

The clouds may cover or block out the sun, they may make the world dull, dreary, cold and harsh. Like a certain other party; they may make it less social as people hide in their individual homes hesitant to go out, scared to face the world and its coldness, its barrenness. But just as in the sky, there is something greater, something with substance and not just wet air; there is another political party, a

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Dead Wild Roses: Welcome Winter…

Ah… the first arctic high pressure system off the season has descended from the North. Overnight temperatures have descended to a frosty -35 degrees Celsius. Time once again to embrace hot chocolate, snow tires and multiple layers of clothing.



Filed under: Housekeeping Tagged: Edmonton, Winter, Woo-Haa