Tag: cold


Ice is an inescapable fact of life in Canada every winter.  It makes roads and sidewalks slippery, bursts pipes, cracks pavements, heaves ground. It can bring down trees and power lines and even airplanes. And yet, if ice didn’t have the special properties that make it sometimes destructive and almost always a nuisance, two vitally …

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I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but…it’s winter. As I write this it’s -28 outside, huge piles of snow line the streets, and tow-truck operators are gainfully employed all over the city. Winter is on everyone’s minds, which must be why I was recently asked several winter-related questions by Colin Grewar, host …

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