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Canada’s 10 Coldest, Snowiest Cities in Spring

By SHANNON KELLY

Iqaluit, Nunavut: still thawing in August (Photo: Matthew MacLeod)

March 20 may have been the first day of spring, but in much of Canada, winter weather continues and will through April—or even into May. For skiiers, snowboarders and snowmobilers, long winters are one of the joys of living in the Great White North. We found some surprises among Canada’s cities with the snowiest springs. (more…)

Atlantic Hurricane Season Ends: Time-Lapse Video

Still of NOAA's 2011 tropical storm video

Wednesday marks the end of 2011’s hurricane season, which saw 19 tropical storms and 7 hurricanes tear across the Atlantic. A hypnotic 4.5-minute video from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows all of this year’s tropical storm activity. (more…)

Canadian Air Travel: Only 78 Per Cent of Summer Flights On Time

Photo by Robert S. Donovan

We all worry about bad weather flight delays in the winter, we even come to expect them in a country like Canada where climates are more wild than mild. Come summer, if you expect delays to go away, you’d be wrong. Data compiled by QMI Agency showed that during June and July roughly 78 per cent of flights on Canada’s three major carriers arrived on time. Compare this to the US where an estimated 76.6 per cent of flights within that country are on time, and we’re only slightly ahead.

In Canada, flights from Toronto to the East Coast look to be the most frequently delayed of all routes. You can read more on individual air carriers on-time estimates and what the impact of delayed flights on the economy, here.