The Melt

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Is well underway thank goodness. Signs of life have returned and the birds are chirping. I wonder what they can possibly find to eat out there. The sun is getting stronger every day. Yay!

The cold continues

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This morning the entire province of Alberta has an extreme cold warning! February has been very cold, and March is starting with more weather warnings. It doesn’t take much wind for exposed skin to freeze, especially at -30 degrees Celsius. … Continued

Cold Cabin Fever

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Brrrrr. The cold stretch continues, with Extreme Cold Warnings every day. My vehicle really complains during the cold morning starts, despite being plugged in. It’s too cold to ski or stay outside very long. The Environment Canada weather station is … Continued

Extreme Cold

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Brrrr! Most of Alberta has an Extreme Cold Warning today. The Athabasca University weather station is reporting -35 Celsius right now (9:05 PM).   Even Calgary has an extreme cold warning. Layer up and stay warm!

Low December Sun

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We are less than two weeks away from the December Solstice. The sun is low this time of year and the days are still getting shorter.   Below is a photo of our sun today from roughly the same time. … Continued

X-C Ski

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Cross-country ski season is well underway. We’ve had a couple of good snowfalls and the trails are looking not bad. Went for a ski and then did some trail maintenance. Then it started to snow. Woo hoo!


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At the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918 an armistice was signed in a railroad car parked in a French forest near the front lines. The terms of the agreement called for the cessation … Continued

My Poppy My Canada

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    “Whether you chose Canada or were born here, we all get to enjoy values like freedom, democracy, and respect for others. Veterans stood up for those rights….”

Have snow?

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No problem, Edmonton will send snowplows! Gotta love Alberta. Edmonton sends 30 plows to Calgary to help with the heavy snow – with Oilers Flags too! Additional trucks from Red Deer, Okotoks and Medicine Hat helped with the snow removal. … Continued