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With sympathy for the majority of folks who are seriously tired of winter, it has been a fabulous season for skiing. I’m strictly cross country so I can’t speak to downhill conditions. But I imagine those have been good...
Winter seemingly came early this time around. It stayed late and it sure hit hard. With apologies, perhaps that was our fault. You see, the spouse and I enjoy cross country skiing. Every year we earnestly pray for snow. Hey! Success! As one...
Well, today we’re all hunkering down for yet another winter storm. But take heart, spring is around the corner. That’s why the National Capital Commission (NCC) closed the Rideau Canal yesterday, ending the 44th Skateway season And what...
The arrival of red-breasted robins is generally taken as a sign of spring, something many will be eager to welcome this year. But here’s more for the “I-did-not-know-that” file: some robins stick around, all year. Even in a...
It’s Academy Award season, the Hollywood gathering of decolletage and glitz, while we’re here in our long johns, bulky sweaters and hats with ear flaps. I say it’s time to set our own scene. Lay out the red carpet on a frozen lake,...
News stories tagged with "winter"
by Todd Moe
Dec 11, 2006 — This is the season for giving and getting holiday plants and indoor greenery. Horticulturist Amy Ivy says colorful holiday plants sometimes need to be kept out of the reach of small children and pets. The list includes mistletoe and holly which have toxic berries, while the sap from a poinsettia plant can cause skin or eye irritation. She spoke with Todd Moe. Go to full article
Nov 30, 2006 — Leaders of the St. Regis Mohawks and eleven other tribes from Maine and Minnesota gathered in Akwesasne Tuesday night to give thanks to an unlikely source. CITGO, the U.S. branch of the national oil company of Venezuela, is giving the tribes hundreds of thousands of gallons of free home heating oil this winter. The offer is a part of CITGO's program to help low-income Americans in 16 states heat their homes. As David Sommerstein reports, the gift is simple; its consequences may not be. Go to full article
by Lucy Martin
Nov 24, 2006 — It's Black Friday - retailers hope it brings an overheated buying frenzy and ushers in a profitable holiday buying season. But does holiday spirit follow? An Ottawa-area minister has been thinking about our culture's relationship to things and happiness. Lucy Martin spoke with the Reverend Shawn Ketcheson in Manotick last December. Go to full article
Nov 02, 2006 — The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe is getting a big gift from South America. Venezuela's state-owned CITGO oil company is offering free home heating oil to residents who live on the U.S. side of the Akwesasne Mohawk reservation. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Nov 02, 2006 — National Grid wants to hear from customers who are still without power from Sunday's wind and snow storm. Spokesman Patrick Stella says over 42,000 people lost power during the worst of the storm. Martha Foley reports. Go to full article
Oct 31, 2006 — Parts of the Adirondacks remain without power this afternoon after up to 16 inches of wet, heavy snow accompanied by high winds hit the region over the weekend. Northern Herkimer and Hamilton counties were the hardest hit. David Sommerstein spoke with a Raquette Lake resident about the snowstorm. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Oct 23, 2006 — Autumn is the season of that melancholy process known as closing the summer house for the winter. Thousand Islands photographer and writer Ian Coristine divides his time between Montreal and Raleigh Island, his seasonal home on the St. Lawrence River. Todd Moe spoke with him as he was closing up his island cottage for the winter. Go to full article
by NCPR News
Oct 04, 2006 — National Grid expects the price of natural gas to decline sharply this winter by about 11 %. Weather forecasters are calling for another relatively mild winter, but the odds are it'll still be colder than last year. Low income advocates are worried about heating assistance for the poor. Martha Foley reports. Go to full article