David Suzuki: Finding our place along the grand scale

David Suzuki: Finding our place along the grand scale

Almost weekly, we’re glimpsing deeper into our universe through increasingly fine-tuned telescopes and lenses. Astronomers recently released the most detailed images of the distant Orion Nebula—1,300 light years away. Earlier in summer, they discovered 21 “white dwarf” candidate stars and the most distant galaxy ever observed. The amount we have to learn is endless—as vast … Read more

The Backyard Astronomer: The James Webb Space Telescope sends back amazing deep-space images

The Backyard Astronomer: The James Webb Space Telescope sends back amazing deep-space images

It is often said that a picture is worth a thousand words, and the first images from the James Webb Space Telescope did not disappoint. During a July 12 news conference, the world had a ringside seat to the most remarkable images of the universe ever taken. Over the hour, five images left us wanting … Read more

Astronomers Watched a Black Hole Shred a Star – But Surprisingly Little Was Devoured

Astronomers Watched a Black Hole Shred a Star – But Surprisingly Little Was Devoured

What happens when a star wanders too close to a supermassive black hole? The obvious story is that it gets sucked in, never to be seen again. Some of its material gets superheated on the way in and that gives off huge amounts of radiation – usually X-rays. That’s not a wrong explanation, just incomplete. … Read more

Hanover taking action to stop wastewater offenders in municipality

Hanover taking action to stop wastewater offenders in municipality

The RM of Hanover is again urging its residents to ensure their weeping tile water is disconnected from municipal sewer lines. When heavy rains deluged the municipality in late April, Hanover’s Manager of Engineering and Utilities kindly asked residents to reduce their wastewater if at all possible. What Rob Driedger was referring to, is limiting … Read more

Voluntary evacuations happening in RM of Dufferin as overland flooding continues

Voluntary evacuations happening in RM of Dufferin as overland flooding continues

Overland flooding continues in the RM of Dufferin, and in its latest update released Sunday afternoon, officials have indicated numerous residents have elected to voluntarily evacuate. “Please stay where you are unless it is absolutely necessary for you to leave your home,” stated the news release to PembinaValleyOnlione. “There are numerous vehicles using the limited … Read more

Snowy, slushy and icy conditions to start the week with possibly more to come

Snowy, slushy and icy conditions to start the week with possibly more to come

The Pembina and western Red River Valley are waking up Monday to yet another snowy, icy and slushy mess to contend with after 10 to 15 cm’s of snow fell throughout Easter Sunday. Periods of light snow are expected to end Monday morning, with sunshine returning by early afternoon. “Many of these areas received between … Read more

Clean up continues on Good Friday after Spring storm

Clean up continues on Good Friday after Spring storm

Clean up continues from this week’s major Spring storm. “The lingering effects of the powerful Colorado low that hit us will still be felt today,” noted CMOS Accredited Weathercaster Chris Sumner. “The low is currently centered over Northern Ontario, but the cloud cover and flurries associated with its counterclockwise rotation extend all the way eastward … Read more

“Potential to be worst blizzard in decades” as Winter Storm Watch issued

“Potential to be worst blizzard in decades” as Winter Storm Watch issued

“As we continue to see the details around this storm firm up, and the track of the Colorado low becomes more certain, it’s increasingly looking likely this will be a major, and potentially record setting, Spring snowstorm that may even eclipse the impacts of the Thanksgiving 2019 event which led to widespread power outages and … Read more