Life in Canada, weather, humor, and more
Although the common stereotype of Canadian winters is that they are really cold, and really snowy, there is a lot of variation within one winter. A week or two can make a lot of a difference. This article demonstrates how winter, just two weeks apart, can be so different. It also shows that many aspects of winter can be fun too.
The Rockwood Conservation area is really a gem of a place for nature lovers. It has unique features, such as glacial potholes, and very nice scenery. Many activities such as canoeing, hiking can be enjoyed there. Here are a collection of articles on Rockwood.
I have been struggling with the Water Softener for a few months now. I got it fixed by Sears for about 165$Cdn two years or so ago. A few months ago, it started having problems again. So I decided to try and fix it myself.
While some Americans are contemplating moving to Canada, a few US soldiers have already fled north to Canada, and are seeking political asylum here. During the Vietnam war, many US citizens fled to Canada in order to avoid the forced draft there. These are called "draft dodgers" in Canada, and have integrated well. You cannot even tell they were American.Several cases have been reported in the Canadian media during summer of 2003.
As if it is not enough that some Americans want to move to Canada, now an entire state wants to join as well!It is ironic that the 11th state of the union, Vermont, wants to secede and join Canada.
Yesterday and today, we had a feel of what is to come this winter. There was some freezing rain that made for a spectacular show today.
Today, we had the first snowfall for this season.Upon waking up, we found that everything got a dusting overnight. It was not covering everything, but grass areas, cars, roofs, were all partially covered by a centimeter or less. The temperature was below zero during day time for the first time this winter.
Here are some funny Canadian web sites, many of them with a political slant, specially with our neighbors to the south.
Now that George W. Bush has won another four years in the Whitehouse, some Americans who do not like this are planning to move outside the USA.Over the past several months. I have seen people searching Google for Americans moving to Canada, and ending up on this humor page on my site. However, it turns out that this is for real.
Today, while driving in Waterloo, Ontario, I saw three sandhill cranes flying south. Their stretched out neck, and grey color was the clear mark of this species.This brought memories of cranes in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
OnStep is a full featured telescope controller. A low cost controller based on the STM32 Blue Pill was created by myself. You can order kits for building your own, as well as a Smart Hand Controller.
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