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A tornado Touched Down in Stayner

Environment Canada has confirmed a tornado touched down in Stayner on Monday afternoon.   “A tornado touched down near Stayner, Ontario on Monday afternoon at around 4 p.m., resulting in damage that included uprooted trees and an overturned trailer,” the … Continue reading

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Spectacular Supermoon This Weekend

  Don’t forget to look up this weekend.   Two lunar events, a supermoon and a hunter’s moon, will occur simultaneously Oct. 15 and 16, making for a particularly bright and beautiful night sky.   A supermoon is a colloquial … Continue reading

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The Niagara Escarpment – A Biosphere Reserve

  The Niagara Escarpment is the prominent topographical feature of South Georgian Bay. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) named Ontario’s Niagara Escarpment a biosphere reserve in February, 1990. The Niagara Escarpment is one of only 16 … Continue reading

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Potential Amped Up Auroras This Week in our Skies

  As it stands now, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Space Weather Prediction Center is forecasting a possible G1 (minor) geomagnetic storm for Oct 13 and 14.   A geomagnetic storm is a major disturbance of Earth’s magnetosphere that … Continue reading

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Old Farmer’s Almanac Predictions for 2017

  The famous Old Farmer’s Almanac weather predictions (traditionally 80% accurate) are made 18 months in advance, and meant to help you make more informed decisions for long-term planning.   Weather Predictions for Southern Ontario   October 2016: temperature 13°C … Continue reading

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Labour Day Weekend Excursions

  End Your Summer with a Visit to One of Collingwood and Blue Mountain Area Attractions   It’s not too late to get out and enjoy the fabulous sunshine and warm temperatures this weekend. Whether you’re interested in food, culture, … Continue reading

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What Causes the Leaves to Change Colour in Fall?

The gradual decrease in sunlight in the Fall is what causes the leaves to change colour. In the Summer, the tree benefit from longer days and longer periods of sunlight. The green chlorophyll in the leaves produces sugar and exchanges … Continue reading

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Local Farmers’ Markets

  Nothing says the beginning of summer better than the pop up of local farmers’s markets in the area. The Collingwood Farmers’ Market is now open every Saturday morning from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm, located in the Second and … Continue reading

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Nature’s Fireworks

  When you see large, dark flat clouds beginning to cover the skies, get set to watch the show – celestial fireworks.   The best time to watch a lightning show is at dusk, when it is light enough to … Continue reading

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Collingwood and the Weather

  For all Canadians, talking about the weather is one of our great pastimes.  Weather discussions are often at the start of every conversation.  Over the back fence, on the train to work, at the hockey rink, weather is always … Continue reading

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3 Day Forcast

snowFriday
Rain mixed with snow. Low 1C.
POP:100
snowSaturday
Mainly cloudy with snow showers around in the morning. High 4C. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 km/h. Chance of snow 60%.
POP:60

chancerainSaturday
Rain showers in the morning becoming a steady light rain in the afternoon. High 6C. Winds SE at 15 to 30 km/h. Chance of rain 70%.
POP:70