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Entries from June 2007

March Weather

June 25th, 2007 · 1,651 Comments

Most Canadians are just about sick and tired of the chilly weather by now. Had enough of -20 C temperatures, constant shoveling of driveways and sidewalks, and had chapped lips aplenty!

So, it’s not unusual for everyone to jet off to sunnier climes… Personally, I hop on a plane southwards and have a week or two in Florida. Unbelievably, they are enjoying days of +20C (and hotter) and walking around in shorts and t-shirts, while we suffer the deep freeze.

This, of course, makes many Canadians wonder ‘why the hell are we walking around in snow pants and scarves, when it’s sunny just a couple of hour’s flight away??’ D’oh!

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February Weather

June 25th, 2007 · 5,396 Comments

Much like January Weather, the winds are biting, the snow is falling, and the wind chill factor can make everything seem much colder than actuality…

Although, in recent years, some unseasonal warmer spells (not much warmer, but warm for Feb in Canada!) has led to the famous Winterlude Festival being a bit of a wash-out!!

At the annual fest, the canal is normally opened to legions of ice skaters – but only if the ice is thick enough. If the weather is too warm, then the whole thing can be rather wet and slushy, and ultimately unsafe…

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