Please Turn Up The AC

Extreme weather seems to be the order of the day lately. Droughts, forest fires, heavy rain, and extreme heat are all in play around the world. Some places are used to this sort of occurrence and are as prepared as well as possible. While other locations are not nearly as well equipped to handle seriousContinue reading “Please Turn Up The AC”

Heatwaves, Bumble Bees, And AC

As the current heatwave continues to grip Montreal, people are slowly emerging from COVID-19 confinement. Parks are once again focal points for gatherings – under proper distancing rules. Sensibly, the municipal authorities have opted to look the other way and not enforce drinking in public laws. Last weekend while sitting in a local park underContinue reading “Heatwaves, Bumble Bees, And AC”

It’s Open Car Window Season in Montreal

It is often said that Montreal has just two seasons: June, July, August and winter. I can’t deny that there may well be some truth to this. However unlike NBC’s Bryant Gumbel who, while here for an Expos game – Blue Monday, don’t get me going – in October of 1981, seemed to believe elbowContinue reading “It’s Open Car Window Season in Montreal”

If You Can’t Stand The Heat, Get Off The Bus!

Living in Canada you get used to weather-related comments and jokes. But of course they all focus on just how cold and miserable it can be here during the winter. No doubt our winters can be really cold and, perhaps worse, very long, to say nothing of dark. If a Canadian winter followed the calendarContinue reading “If You Can’t Stand The Heat, Get Off The Bus!”