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Mild Winter boon, blight to regional economy – Ottawa Citzen Thursday January 4th, 2007 January 4, 2007

Posted by Ian W. McVitty in Economic, Natural.
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See how the warm weather fits both the natural and economic  parts of the environment? Read about who the winners and losers are when the temperature rises. We will be heading towards Winterlude soon, next month which is huge for hotels and restaurant with millions of dollars added to local economy.

66-square-kilometetre “ice island” falls into the sea – Ottawa Citizen, December 28th, 2006 December 30, 2006

Posted by Ian W. McVitty in Natural.
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Scientists blame global warming for Ellesmere Island incident. How does a huge chunk of Canada’s northern territory (part of Iqaluit) falling into the ocean and drifting away, impact Tourism? Read the article and find out.

Change in climate, change in winter fun. – Ottawa Citizen, December 24th, 2006 December 27, 2006

Posted by Ian W. McVitty in Natural.
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With the Rideau Canal still not frozen over the NCC is worried about Winterlude again this year.

Ski Resorts, some retailers are under the weather December 27, 2006

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Ottawa Citizen explains how the warm weather has affected sales at local ski hills, with only a few runs open using artificial snow.

December 20th, 2006

Global Warming puts tourism industry to the test January 29, 2006

Posted by Ian W. McVitty in Natural.
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This is a great article which describes possible weather scenarios for Ottawa.

Mild Winter not all bad news for seasonal businesses January 29, 2006

Posted by Ian W. McVitty in Natural.
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Our industry will pay a high price for this mild winter (Ottawa Citizen). But there are some businesses, which will benefit.