Category Archives: Nature

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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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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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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As the Seasons Change

  Weather and the changing landscapes in Collingwood and The Blue Mountains brings some of the most beautiful outdoor scenes in the country. The clear blue and turquoise water of Georgian Bay, the pretty surrounding rivers and streams, incredible views … Continue reading

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Canada Geese Migration

  The spectacle of Canada geese, as they fly across the sky on their migration path in the familiar “V” formation, confirms the shift in seasons. Canada geese are the first to arrive in spring, and they are among the … Continue reading

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Fall Colour Report

  The coming days will be your last opportunities to enjoy the fall colours in Collingwood and Blue Mountains .  This is definitely the time to get out and enjoy the fall before the season is giving way to snow … Continue reading

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Why Are Georgian Bay Water Levels Falling?

  If you are resident or frequent visitor of Collingwood and the Blue Mountains area, you have certainly noticed that the Georgian Bay water levels have dramatically dropped in the last two years. Why are water levels in Georgian Bay … 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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3 Day Forcast

partlycloudyMonday
Partly to mostly cloudy. High 3C. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 km/h.
POP:20
chancerainTuesday
Overcast with rain showers at times. High around 10C. Winds SE at 10 to 15 km/h. Chance of rain 40%.
POP:30

snowTuesday
Morning light rain followed by a mix of rain and snow in the afternoon. Morning high of 8C with temps falling to 1 to 3. Winds NW at 15 to 25 km/h. Chance of rain 80%. Snow accumulations less than 2cm.
POP:80