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Record snow to no snow, a difference of Decembers

A year ago Thursday, Windsor had a record 19 centimetres of snow on the ground and the region was slipping into its snowiest winter.

This December, you couldn’t even make a small snowball with the few flakes that have fallen. 489 more words


Johns Hopkins accidentally tells hundreds of rejected applicants to 'Embrace the YES!'

John Hopkins University sent emails to 294 prospective students with the subject line “Embrace the YES!”Of the 294 applicants who received the welcome message, nine students were deferred in their bid for early admission and 285 had been denied. 271 more words

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The Garden and the Common

Boston felt a lot like my hometown of Halifax.   That familiar feeling was strongest for me in two downtown parks – the Public Garden and the Boston Common.    464 more words


Polar vortex coming — Now, about those snow tires ...

Ottawa is expecting a mid-week cold wave, but snowstorms hitting much of Ontario should miss us as a monster storm in Alaska history pushes the now-familiar polar vortex south. 461 more words