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Leading décor and lifestyle maven Janette Ewen believes that you and I can craft a holiday-worthy home. While I appreciate her optimism, I'm uncertain about my skill set in this department -- but -- when an abundance of decadent chocolate is involved, hesitancy dissolves.
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Gas shortages have instilled immense fear in families living in Nepal's remote mountain regions -- empty gas tanks mean vital goods can't reach the far-flung the mountain villages. The urgency increases every day as the winter snows approach, cutting off remote communities altogether.
Winter Blues: the loss of motivation and productivity experienced during the long winter months, especially in northern countries. Winter presents a challenge for many people to stay on top of their fitness regimens.
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It's been a terrible winter in Canada. We've been inundated with heavy snow, bone-chilling wind chills and bleak days where it seemed spring would never arrive. British Columbia, we know it's been spr...
The longer this winter has dragged on, the more amazingly creative Canadians have become.
The first day of spring is coming, whether nature allows it or not.
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Halifax health care workers used snowshoes and sheer determination to get to work amid a massive blizzard
A late winter storm is steadily dropping lots of snow on much Atlantic Canada this morning. Parts of the Maritimes remain under a winter storm warning as snow continues to fall. As of 6 a.m. Wednes...
Just call it Cape Cold! Nyuk nyuk nyuk.
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The snow is plowed from your street, and taken to ... where? This is the part we never really think about. Well, now we know, at least in Moncton, New Brunswick. YouTube user corbou2000 has posted a...
SAD tends to present in adulthood and affects eight times more women than men. As we gain a deeper understanding of how circadian and seasonal rhythms are at play within our bodies, we will be better equipped to help patients combat wintertime blues and SAD. Here are six steps to get started.
MONTREAL - Between Ontario and Quebec deep freezes, the Maritime snowpocalypse, and British Columbia's early spring, February was a month of extreme weather.In general, temperatures across Quebec and...
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I tend to hibernate more and by the end of February I'm going squirrelly. By now, I need an attitude adjustment. My guess is that others do, too. Here are some ways to get over the February blahs and cabin fever, as we go into the last stretch of winter.
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Canada's climate is about to change dramatically. You see, spring arrives next month. Sorry if that sounds anticlimactic, but in this country, changing seasons always mean changes in climate. Understanding why that happens can help us understand and dismiss one of the most commonly held fallacies about today's changing climate.
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A naked three-year-old boy was found outside in the bitter cold today in Etobicoke, just one day after the death of a three-year-old Toronto boy who wandered away from his home in the middle of the ni...
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They outran an avalanche. They held canoe races on a frozen river. They went for a (mighty brief) swim beneath the ice ... And did gymnastics in the snow. They built an amazing cave ... Jackie L...
HALIFAX - A savage winter storm pounded Maritimes on Sunday, causing damage, delays and dangerous driving conditions on Sunday while people in parts of southern Ontario and Quebec were braving biting...
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There's only one logical way to beat winter blues induced by extended commutes, frostbites and snow-covered driveways: a giant snowball fight. University of Toronto students organized a massive snowb...
Keith Hallgren of RBF Cycles is a longtime four-season cyclist. He builds and fixes bikes, teaches courses on winter cycling and, full disclosure, he also built the winter bike of Green Energy Futures editor Duncan Kinney. According to Hallgren there are three keys to being a successful winter cyclist.
Canada's rodent meteorologists might be split on whether Canadians shall endure six more weeks of winter, but ask anyone in Eastern Canada and they'll have a more definitive answer. Residents in Atlan...
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Our winter weekend getaway to the new-and-improved Panorama Mountain Resort in southeast B.C. took us to the top of the world--here's our itinerary to help you achieve great heights, too.
Has all that outdoor fun left you spent? Maybe you're just sick of layers, static, and space heaters. Beat the winter blues at this Old Chelsea oasis. It's the biggest spa in North America! While they do offer indoor services such as massage and body treatments, the full experience includes taking a dip in the outdoor baths and warming up in seven different saunas.
Being outdoors and enjoying nature is one of the happiest parts of my life. Cross country skiing is in that category of happy experiences. In fact, it is probably at the very top of the list. It is an amazing way to be outside, get some fresh air and make friends. Best of all it is really easy to learn.
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Photo Courtesy Of Grouse Mountain Last week, I wrote a blog about "The Many Health Benefits of Snowshoeing." I had such a great response and so many questions, I thought I would write a follow up blog...
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In case you were looking for a good comparison in terms of just how cold it is across all of Canada right now, it looks like NASA has provided one for you. In a tweet sent out on Thursday, this Twitte...
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I love snowshoeing. It is a fantastic way to be outdoors and is easy to do. Just strap on the snowshoes and start walking. Another part of snowshoeing that I really like is that you can go with a group of friends and all be at different fitness levels or abilities and enjoy nature together.
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With extreme cold, icy winds and a forecast daytime high of just -17 C, Toronto will experience its coldest day of the year today. Environment Canada has issued an extreme cold warning for southern O...
Join a gym or set one up in your house. Set a regular exercise routine and stick to it; put it in your weekly calendar. Often we feel more lethargic or uninspired because we feel a sense of not accomplishing much. Working out is a great item to check off on your to-do list, and has proven results in improving our state of mind, and of course, body.
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Nature promised a winter storm, and in Montreal, it delivered with an icy fury this past weekend. In Southwestern Quebec a low pressure system coming north from the United States expected to bring fre...
Canada has welcomed the new year with a big dose of freezing temperatures across the country, and while no one can possibly be surprised by this (we are the Great White North, after all), it doesn't m...