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Safe footing and green lawns

Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about keeping sidewalks and driveways clear of snow and ice while protecting the environment. Salt? Sand? Sometimes it takes just a little more "elbow grease".  Go to full article

Can we skate yet on the Rideau Canal?

The Ottawa area is also breaking records for early snow: well over 45 inches have fallen in December alone. While shovelers wonder where to put it all, skiers are ecstatic over one of the best early seasons in memory. Meanwhile, skaters are impatiently awaiting the foot of ice needed to get out on the nearly 5-mile-long Rideau Canal Skateway. Lucy Martin caught up with National Capital Commission spokeswoman Kathryn Keyes yesterday morning for an update on the perennial question, "Can we skate yet?" The answer?... not quite.  Go to full article

Sea ice melting faster than predicted

New research shows Arctic sea ice is melting much faster than predicted by computer models. Rebecca Williams reports the researchers say that could accelerate the impacts of global warming.  Go to full article
Ice crowds under the bridge in Ausable Forks (Photos courtesy of:  Martha Spear)
Ice crowds under the bridge in Ausable Forks (Photos courtesy of: Martha Spear)

Ice dams flood two North Country communities

Local officials watched nervously Monday across the North Country as rivers rose with early spring rain and melting snow. Ice dams were the big worry. A bottleneck of ice on the Great Chazy River forced residents to evacuate neighborhoods in Champlain. Another dam on the Ausable River triggered flooding in the town of Jay, where a state of emergency was declared. Brian Mann was in the village of Ausable Forks yesterday when crews fought to dislodge one of the massive clots of ice. He sent this report.  Go to full article
The icebreaker <i>Martha L. Black</i>
The icebreaker Martha L. Black

River advocates outline "safe" icebreaking

The Canadian Coast Guard's icebreaker, the Martha L. Black, will start clearing the shipping channel in the St. Lawrence River on Monday. The breaker will begin at the locks in Massena and push its way upriver. But some who live on the river would rather let nature take its course. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article
Skaters warned off -- for now.
Skaters warned off -- for now.

Ice builds in Ottawa

The Rideau Canal winds through the heart of Ottawa. It's scenic in summer. In winter, it emerges as a dominant feature of city life, nearly five miles of outdoor skating. Students and businessmen commute on skates. Tourists come from both sides of the border. The Skateway is the star attraction for Winterlude. Hundreds of thousands of people crowd the ice during the three-week-long carnival held every February, bringing $150 million dollars into the region's economy. The unusually warm start to this winter cast doubt on any skate season at all. January may be a write-off, but deep cold has finally arrived, making Winterlude's prospects look--nearly solid. Ottawa correspondent Lucy Martin has more.  Go to full article

Tupper Lake Man Drowns On Middle Saranac Lake

State police and forest rangers say a Tupper Lake man drowned over the weekend on Middle Saranac Lake. Gary Cyra failed to return from an ice-fishing trip. He was an employee at Sunmount in Tupper Lake. Searchers found his parked car at the South Creek boat launch. They used search dogs Tuesday in the woods around the parking area and continued the search yesterday. State forest ranger Lieutenant Gary Friedrich led the effort. He spoke yesterday afternoon with Brian Mann.  Go to full article

Heard up North: End of the Ice Age

The St Lawrence Women's Hockey team's long playoff success delayed the inevitable. But now their season is over, the ice at Appleton Arena is coming down. Steve White bids the ice farewell.  Go to full article

ATV Death On Lake George

An ice fisherman from Vermont died on Lake George Tuesday morning after his 4-wheeled ATV broke through the ice. State police say the 72-year-old from Rutland, who hasn't been identified, planned to go ice fishing. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article
Bob Martin scales ice in the Adirondacks
Bob Martin scales ice in the Adirondacks

Climbing Through Ice & Wind in the Adirondacks

On a winter drive through Cascade Pass or Wilmington Notch in the Adirondacks, you can find climbers perched on the side of waterfalls or clinging to frozen cliff faces. For those willing to brave single-digit temperatures and sometimes harsh conditions, ice climbing offers another way to experience the mountains. Bob Martin from Saranac Lake scaled a popular route recently near Wilmington. He sent this audio postcard.  Go to full article

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