The brave (and bundled-up) will inherit the Beach

Cold enough for ya? All this consistently cold weather has been an unavoidable reminder about the nature of the country we live in. Sure, the grumblers will curse under their breath, the climate change deniers will spout their nonsense, and a lot of people will choose to stay inside for a Net­flix marathon over heading […]

Deja Views

The archival photo at right shows there was a blustery, snow-filled winter for Bellefair Avenue residents in the winter of 1916-17. This image was captured on March 7! Could we have a repeat of this long-lasting winter in 2014? Don’t hold your breath. Do you have an old photo you’d like to share? Please call […]

Snow and ice fun for the kiddies

Lives in winter, Dies in summer, And grows with its root upwards. What am I? The answer to the riddle is an icicle. We may not have had enough snow to slide and play in, but we have had enough cold for ice, and children have been having fun skating on the city rinks. Ice […]

Is Canada still the coldest nation?

I am pretty darned cheesed off these days and I will tell you why. Canadians don’t have a whole lot to brag about most times but we do require a certain persona when winter rolls around. The Brits have those hoity toity accents, the Americans have all that money and the Greeks have pretty well […]