____-_Canada is having a cold snap at the moment. This week, in Southern Manitoba, the temperature reached a blisteringly frigid -31 degrees Celsius, or nearly -24 Fahrenheit. (Wind chill values in Winnipeg—in case you were curious and/or in need of some meteorological schadenfreude—dipped to -58 Fahrenheit.) Which is crazy, and which makes for, as Yahoo’s Geekquinox blog puts it, “the coldest afternoon temperatures the area has seen in several years.”
The cold spell also puts Canada into some rarified company. Because you know what other place has recently registered a temperature of -31 degrees Celsius? Mars.
homesick canadian | for when you love your country, whether you’re from vancouver or st. john’s or anywhere in between, and you want to take a roadtrip without leaving your bedroom
prairie girl | rah rah
like a mountain | timber timbre
yer spring | hey rosetta!
neighbourhood #3 (power out) | arcade fire
manitoba | the wilderness of manitoba
mushaboom | feist
coldest days | the rural alberta advantage
land of living skies, pt 2: the living skies | the besnard lakes
fire escape | half moon run
some are lakes | land of talk
wind blows | yukon blonde
oberkampf | woodpigeon
cedars | evening hymns
listen | download
I always think of Canada as the lovechild of England and France after they had a drunken one night stand and England just left it to grow up with its big brother America who was like the rebel of the family.