In the winter, we burrow down and hibernate to wait until spring. But, the quietest season does not mean there is an absence of activity or growth. In this issue, you will tuck in the Painted Turtles while they sleep away the winter, and then wish Blobby goodnight. Then we will visit bedroom communities, and see how suburban neighbourhoods are changing the environment. After that, we will marvel at a sustainable solution, like geothermal heating, to keep our homes warm. We will then travel back outside to see how conifers stay evergreen, how to camp in the winter, and get a good hike in with snowshoeing. Lastly, we will learn what frozen fingers have to do with Crawford Lake, and what they can reveal to us about what lies in the mud.


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Hot Take

The earth beneath us has been used for heating and cooling our dwellings since ancient Roman times. Now, geothermal energy is being used for heating and...

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Why do conifers keep their needles? How are the trees “evergreen” even in the coldest winters? All leaves have stomata: pore-like structures that absorb...

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Good Bye, Blobby

A toxic spill near Randle Reef, lovingly nicknamed Blobby by the media, is saying its final good night. Cozily tucked in between sheet pile walls, the most...

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Bedroom Communities

A bedroom community, by definition, is a suburban town whose residents are composed of many commuters among the home-owning population. The name refers to the...

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A Snooze… or a Miracle?

By Dan Strickland Originally printed in the The Raven, Volume 36, No 12, published by Algonquin Provincial Parkon September 7, 1996. Now that …another...

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Frozen Fingers

Cold Air, Don’t Care


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