LINK: https://www.halifaxtoday.ca/local-news/more-snow-coming-to-halifax-thursday-2088482 As public school students enjoy a snow day Wednesday, another low pressure system is on the way. A special weather statement remains in effect and Environment Canada is calling for between 10 and 15 cm of snow to fall Thursday. CONTINUE READING AT HALIFAX TODAY RELATED: Council to considerContinue Reading

LINK: https://www.wxpr.org/post/squirrels-and-holiday-lights#stream/0 Have you had an increase in trouble with squirrels chewing on your holiday lights? The Masked Biologist has, as he shares in this week’s Wildlife Matters. We are one of those families that enjoys putting up lights and decorations for Christmas; well actually, for the holiday season inContinue Reading

Wintry conditions continue to plague B.C. after week of extreme cold, snow LINK: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/wintry-conditions-continue-to-plague-b-c-after-week-of-extreme-cold-snow-1.5432116 After a week of winter weather that walloped much of B.C., some parts of the province are getting a reprieve — others, not so much. A snowfall warning is in effect for the Fraser Canyon, withContinue Reading

The Heatwave in Europe caused by a large “Heat Dome” is also spreading to Canada and causing a massive heat wave. LINK: https://www.sciencealert.com/in-europe-a-historic-heat-wave-is-shattering-records-with-ease A Giant ‘Heat Dome’ Over Europe Is Smashing Temperature Records, And It’s on The Move ANDREW FREEDMAN, THE WASHINGTON POST A historic heat wave is bringing unprecedentedContinue Reading

The world’s first picture of a black hole captured imaginations around the globe. Now comes the next challenge for scientists: taking better, sharper photos, in hopes that they will be able to test Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity. To get there, they want two or three satellites orbiting the planetContinue Reading

Two patients Cured of HIV with Stem Cell Transplant HIV patient seemingly cured in second remarkable case, London doctors report LINK: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2019/03/05/hiv-cure-london-patient-aids-treatment/3063749002/ A patient in London is HIV-free, doctors announced this week in what appears to be an astounding case. A patient who was diagnosed with HIV in 2003 has becomeContinue Reading

President Trump has given into pressure and rescheduled the State of the Union Address until today, also caving on border wall funding talks to temporarily reopen United States Government. Source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46983349 US President Donald Trump says he will not deliver his annual State of the Union speech until after theContinue Reading

Link: www.bnnbloomberg.ca Buy Canada trade comes roaring back as oil, Fed ignite rally Canadian investors are finding themselves in an unusual position — outperforming their U.S. counterparts across all three main asset classes as conciliatory central banks reignite risk in global markets. Canada’s benchmark S&P/TSX Composite index has surged 8.5 perContinue Reading

Link: www.technologyreview.com China and Russia could disrupt critical national infrastructure in the US, says intelligence report Both China and Russia are capable of launching cyberattacks that could bring down electricity networks or hospitals, according to the latest annual US Worldwide Threat Assessment. The threats: The 42-page report, compiled by the SenateContinue Reading

Link: Bangkok shuts hundreds of schools as some of world’s most toxic air shrouds city (Bloomberg) — Thai officials shut hundreds of schools in Bangkok on Wednesday as some of the world’s most toxic air hung over the city. The metropolis of about 10 million people closed 437 government schoolsContinue Reading

Polar Vortex Brings Frigid Weather To Much Of Canada Newslinks: Global News – https://globalnews.ca/news/4907009/polar-vortex-canada/ Extreme cold has gripped much of Canada thanks to a hovering polar vortex. READ MORE: Canada’s wild weather: Flowers are blooming in the west and snow is pummeling the east Large swaths of the country are underContinue Reading