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Spring Weather Outlook and Predictions

  OAKVILLE, ON, March 5, 2013 /CNW/ – The Weather Network’s meteorologists have been hard at work forecasting their outlook for the months of March, April and May. Most of Canada, with the exception of British Columbia, can expect near … Continue reading

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Earth Hour in Canada

  Canadians joined millions of people around the world in marking Earth Hour 2013, on Saturday 23 March between 8.30PM and 9.30PM.   Earth Hour is held on second-last and last weekend of March because at this time of the … Continue reading

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Daylight Savings Time

Daylight Saving Time 2013 begins this Sunday March 10 at 2 a.m. Don’t forget to put your clocks forward one hour. Daylight Saving Time traditionally begins on the second Sunday of March and ends on the first Sunday of November.

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Groundhog Day 2013

Groundhog Day 2013, Saturday, February 2nd — the day we superstitiously turn to the groundhog to forecast what will remain of the winter season.   Ontario’s leading rodent weather prognosticator, Wiarton Willie, is predicting an early end to this year’s … Continue reading

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Classic Movies Set in Snowy Winter

  In the classic, very funny film Grumpy Old Men (1993), Walter Matthau, Jack Lemmon and Ann Margaret deal with winter elements, go ice fishing and even use snow and ice to prank each other. Here are a few other … Continue reading

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Extreme Weather Statement

When winter weather drops to very low temperatures, staying warm and safe can become a challenge. With temperatures in Simcoe and Muskoka at or below -15 Celsius, this Extreme Cold Statement is being issued by the Medical Officer of Health … Continue reading

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Canada and Ontario Help Tree Fruit Growers Deal with Frost

Current Programs Cover Financial Losses In 2012 Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs   The governments of Canada and Ontario are providing additional support for tree fruit growers whose crops were damaged last year.   An unseasonably warm spring … Continue reading

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How to Save Energy This Winter

  Conservation is a simple way that Collingwood and Blue Mountains families can manage their energy use and costs while helping protect the environment, especially during winter. As the temperature outside drops and energy consumption climbs, these simple tips can help … Continue reading

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New Technology in Home Environment and Energy

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Allure Energy, Inc. will introduce their latest product, EverSense™ 2.0 at CES Unveiled in Las Vegas on January 6, 2013. EverSense™ 2.0, is a home environment and energy management platform that features Allure … Continue reading

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High Flu Activity in Ontario

  Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Arlene King is urging Ontarians to get their flu shot if they have not already done so due to high levels of influenza activity in the province. Weekly reports from the health … Continue reading

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3 Day Forcast

clearSaturday
Mainly clear. Low 16C.
POP:10
clearSunday
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 26C. Winds light and variable.
POP:20

chancetstormsSunday
Partly cloudy early. Scattered thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. High 26C. Winds W at 10 to 15 km/h. Chance of rain 50%.
POP:50