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Op-Ed: Are Canadians living up to the hashtag #WeAreWinter? Special

Olympic fever is in the air, and Twitter is abuzz with nationalistic hashtags like #GoCanadaGo and #WeAreWinter. But are the ordinary Canadians who rally their athletes in Sochi really the winter enthusiasts the media would have the world believe?
Digital Journal Report by Katie Ryalen

Ice storm holds East Coast hostage, again

New York - Just when folks on the East Coast thought things could not get any worse this winter, Mother Nature proved them wrong with a blast of cold, ice and snow. Add to that, predictions of a longer winter.
In the Media by Scott Sawitz

Could pizza herb prevent winter vomiting disease?

Need an excuse to order pizza? Scientists have found that carvacrol — the substance in oregano oil that gives the pizza herb its distinctive warm, aromatic smell and flavour — is effective against the winter vomiting bug.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Advice for travelers attending the winter Olympics

Moscow - Health agencies have offered advice for those planning to brave the chilly temperatures and attend the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Warming up with Canada's first ever hot chocolate festival

Well, the groundhog spotting its own shadow may be a bummer, as the furry forecaster predicts a long winter, but why not warm up with a cup of hot chocolate at participating vendors in this year's first ever national Hot Chocolate Festival?

Ice On Whyte Festival survives warm snap Special

Edmonton - The annual Ice On Whyte Festival in Edmonton's Old Strathcona neighbourhood began last weekend, during an unseasonably warm snap during which temperatures rose well above zero celcius.
Digital Journal Report by Paula Kirman - 1 comment

How do animals survive the winter?

The winter has been particularly severe this year, especially the "polar vortex" in North America. While many people have shivered and coped, spare a though for the animal kingdom. How do they get through the frosty months?
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Top tips to cope with the U.S. winter

The severe weather affecting the U.S. has been widely reported. To help those affected, the U.S. CDC has provided some advice on dealing with the wintery conditions.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Polar vortex: Midwest deep freeze disrupts business, travel, life

As an arctic blast bore down on the U.S. Midwest this week, residents experienced the coldest temperatures the area has seen in 20 years.
In the Media by Angela Atkinson - 4 comments

Norovirus outbreak limits visiting at Vancouver hospital

Vancouver - Called the "winter vomiting disease," the virus spreads quickly through hospitals, and other places where people are in close contact for prolonged periods of time. Now Vancouver, Canada is being hit hard by the sickness.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 1 comment
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Winter versus tortoiseshell cat...again!

I and my colleague "the" Tortoise Cat strolled the slightly snowy (and barely icy) grounds around our new home south of...
Dec 27, 2012 by Elizabeth Cunningham Perkins - 9 comments

Winter holiday stress relief: Flex expectations - look for treasures - let nature entertain

Here are a few tips off the top of my head for sudden stress relief during the winter holidays or whenever: Flexing...

Wintry skies churn -- I need to churn too

The November sky churning and neighborhood crows cawing reminded me: I need to churn more web content for the service I...
Nov 14, 2011 by Elizabeth Cunningham Perkins - 13 comments

Top 10 movies to keep you cool

Here in Toronto, temperatures felt like 50 degrees Celsius (120 degrees fahrenheit), which is something I'm not...
Jul 21, 2011 by Andrew Moran

How to make Grand-mama's Cabbage soup....

This is the time to make those soups which are hot and hearty. Really Soup can be the answer, Soup is something that...
Feb 7, 2011 by Ellen Palmer
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