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Wildfires break out in Britain as temperatures hit record levels

Firefighters battled a series of wildfires in Britain on Wednesday, including a large moorland blaze outside the northern English city of Manchester, as the country experienced its warmest winter weather on record.

1,500 flights cut as winter wreaks havoc on US's busiest airports

A frigid polar vortex is wreaking havoc on air travel at some of the nation's busiest airports, including Chicago and Atlanta. More than 1,000 flights were canceled by 9 a.m. on Tuesday, adding to the hundreds more disrupted on Monday.

Review: Katie Ledecky — Queen of the 2018 Winter National Championships Special

Greensboro - Olympic gold medalist and world record holder Katie Ledecky has a major reason to be proud. She was the big winner at the 2018 Winter National Swimming Championships.

Review: Jacob Pebley triumphs at 2018 Winter National Championships Special

Greensboro - Olympian Jacob Pebley triumphed at the 2018 Winter National Swimming Championships, which were held at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in North Carolina.

Review: Michael Chadwick wins 100 meter freestyle at Winter Nationals Special

Greensboro - 2017 World champion swimmer Michael Chadwick has a major reason to celebrate. He triumphed in the Men's 100 meter freestyle at the 2018 Winter Nationals.

Review: Nathan Adrian wins 50 meter freestyle at 2018 Winter Nationals Special

Greensboro - On November 29, Olympic medalist swimmer Nathan Adrian had a major reason to celebrate. He won the Men's 50 meter freestyle race at the Winter National Championships.

Hippie Sabotage to play shows in California this winter

Electronic duo Hippie Sabotage will be performing shows in Southern California this winter, in addition to their "Lost California" Tour.

Odds of El Nino forming this winter rises to 70 percent

An El Niño watch was issued in the latest outlook from NOAA, indicating an increasing chance for El Niño conditions to develop later this year.

Meet David Wise: 2018 Olympic gold medalist in the men's halfpipe Special

Pyeongchang - Acclaimed skier David Wise chatted with Digital Journal about his 2018 Olympic gold medal win at the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang in the men's halfpipe.

Hospitals fill as Rohingya refugees shiver through winter

Cox's Bazar - Bangladesh doctors warned Tuesday of a sharp escalation in Rohingya children suffering from pneumonia as hundreds of thousands of refugees shiver through winter in overcrowded camps with little protection from the cold.

N.Korea doubts over South's Olympic invite: report

Seoul - A top North Korean sports official voiced doubts over a proposal by South Korean President Moon Jae-In to form a unified Olympic team, citing political tensions and a lack of time, a report said.

S. Korea president invites N. Korea to Pyeongchang Olympics

Seoul - South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Saturday invited North Korea to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, saying sports could serve as a peace maker.

Darude to embark on second leg of '2017 Winter Tour'

Finnish DJ and record producer Darude has announced the second leg of his "2017 Winter Tour." Digital Journal has the scoop.

Surviving Russia's winter a grim triumph for homeless

Sanktpeterburg - As the fierce winter drags towards an end in Russia's second city of Saint Petersburg, Eduard Okuniyev is counting himself lucky to still be alive.

Hawrelak Park becomes a winter wonderland Special

Edmonton - Edmonton's Hawrelak Park transformed into a winter wonderland this past weekend, with the Ice Castles and Silver Skate Festival.

Winter storm slams East Coast with snow, rain and cold

New York - More than 1,000 flights from East Coast cities in the U.S. had to be cancelled Monday as a major winter storm moved into the region with snow, ice and high winds.

U.S. residents wake up to the white stuff on East Coast

New York City - Millions of northeastern U.S. residents woke up to a carpet of white snow Saturday as the largest storm in years crashed the East Coast, leaving tall drifts, blocked roads and power outages in its wake.

Photo essay: Alberta's winter bird species Special

As winter sets in across Alberta many bird species head south, but even with the cold weather and deep snow some birds stick around. They are the hardy few, which make Alberta and Canada their year-round home.

Over 1 million refugees face freezing winter

More than 1 million refugees face sub-zero temperatures and increased risk of illness on Europe's borders and in the Middle East. Harsh winter conditions will see temperatures fall to -11C in the Balkans.

Calgary-bound passengers furious over 8-hour wait on tarmac

Hamilton - Sunwing airline passengers trying to get home to Calgary are furious over the plane's stopover in Hamilton, Ontario where they were forced to endure an eight-hour wait on the tarmac.

Nepal quake victims face deadly winter as parties bicker

Gorkha - Thousands of Nepalis still living in tents months after a massive earthquake are facing a desperate winter, because of a fuel crisis and bickering politicians' failure to spend a $4.1 billion reconstruction fund.Eight months after a 7.

Ice sculpture of Jeep left in North Carolina parking lot

Greenville - Two interesting ice sculptures recently popped up in North Carolin as a result of the never-ending winter weather that has hit the United States in recent weeks.

Kentucky police are searching for fictional 'Frozen' character

Harlan - One police department in Kentucky is blaming a fictional Disney character for the harsh winter weather that has hit the state this week and they have issued a warrant for her arrest.

Flying Canoe Adventure a colourful Canadian odyssey Special

Edmonton - Fusing French Canadian and First Nations legend, this lesser known winter festival is becoming something to look forward to in mid-winter.

Northeastern U.S. prepares for 'historic' storm

New York City - As much as three feet of snow is expected Monday and Tuesday along a 250-mile stretch of the U.S. northeast coast as a massive winter storm brings enough heavy winds and driving snow to potentially shut down several of the nation's greatest cities.

Mom was right, it is best to wrap up warm in the winter

Wrap up warm or you’ll catch a cold is a common saying. There may be an element of truth to this for the cold causing virus is more virulent in cold temperatures when compared with warmer ones.

Rare help gets Saint Petersburg homeless through winter

Saint Petersburg - In his seven years spent living rough around Russia's second city of Saint Petersburg, Valera has lost his girlfriend and four fingers to the brutal winter weather.

Winter Survival Kits to be distributed to Toronto homeless Special

Toronto - Around 100 volunteers will be preparing 3000 winter survival kits at a warehouse in Caledonia Road, Toronto, to distribute to agencies in the GTA this Saturday.

Top tips to avoid frostbite Special

In the northern hemisphere many regions carry the risk of frostbite as the wintry weather moves towards its peak. Digital Journal has heard from a leading dermatologist about some top tips for avoiding frostbite.

Brutal weather forces homeless people off the street in east

Huntsville - Got homeless? The eastern U.S. has stumbled upon one way to solve the problem, short of actually spending enough money, that is; winter.
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Snow blankets the night sky in Detroit
Snow blankets the night sky in Detroit
WINTER: Snow blankets the Fairfax Villa neighbourhood of Fairfax  Vir.
WINTER: Snow blankets the Fairfax Villa neighbourhood of Fairfax, Vir.
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Lakeridge Ski Resort.
Lakeridge Ski Resort.
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Mt. Seymour snow hike  Vancouver  Canada.
Mt. Seymour snow hike, Vancouver, Canada.
A man falls while slipping on ice during freezing rain on Roosevelt Island  a borough of Manhattan i...
A man falls while slipping on ice during freezing rain on Roosevelt Island, a borough of Manhattan in New York January 5, 2014. The man got up and walked away from the fall
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Ice Castles in Edmonton.
Ice Castles in Edmonton.
Silver Skate Festival in Edmonton.
Silver Skate Festival in Edmonton.
Dogs adjusting to Chicago s blizzard of 2011
Dogs adjusting to Chicago's blizzard of 2011
Snow and ice covering water in Helsinki
Snow and ice covering water in Helsinki
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Toronto s music gardens along Lake Ontario
Toronto's music gardens along Lake Ontario
A winter leaf
A winter leaf
Jackie and Cassie
Jackie and Cassie
A pond surrounded by new snow.
A pond surrounded by new snow.
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Noticing berry-laden branches against a blue winter sky encourages a brighter outlook.
Noticing berry-laden branches against a blue winter sky encourages a brighter outlook.
Chicago blizzard 2011
Chicago blizzard 2011
Remember to dress appropriately for celebrating the New Year.
Remember to dress appropriately for celebrating the New Year.
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