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.
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.
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