Some websites from the past few weeks

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Well that was a Christmas break to remember. Bone-chilling cold temperatures; the home heating system failing not once but three times and a Boxing Day cold that is still with me. Good times! All that to say I didn’t spend alot of time hunting down websites in the past few weeks but there are still I few I used that I want to highlight.

Weather, especially cold weather and bomb cyclones were the talk this past week. Environment Canada has a trove of historical weather data you can access for free. Check it here http://climate.weather.gc.ca/index_e.html. Less snow in the air on this day ten years ago.

source: climate.weather.gc.ca

If you live in Eastern Ontario and want to see detailed mapping information about your property, check out the interactive map for the United Counties of Prescott and Russell. https://alacarte.prescott-russell.on.ca/Html5Viewer/Index.html?Viewer=Public. Ottawa has a similar service called GeoOttawa, http://maps.ottawa.ca/geoottawa/, that also includes historical aerial photos for some areas. Be warned – this is a ridiculous rabbit hole.

Historical aerial photos of central Ottawa, showing zoning boundaries. Source:GeoOttawa.ca

 

And finally, if you watched the Golden Globes last night you can see some past nominees and winners back to 1944 on their site https://www.goldenglobes.com/winners-nominees. Click on the down arrow next to the header “Winners and nominees 2018” and you’ll get a pop-up list of years. They also have a search engine to plug in the name of an actor or movie or tv show. The movies and shows I tested gave me a summary of nominations and wins. And, if you want to read Oprah’s speech from last night, CNN has the transcript http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/08/entertainment/oprah-globes-speech-transcript/index.html or watch it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fN5HV79_8B8

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