Woodstock, Ontario Tornado – August 7, 1979

Woodstock, Ontario Tornado – August 7, 1979

August 7, 1979 is a date that is forever etched in my mind as the day I was introduced to severe weather. It was extremely hot and humid, and storms were initiated by a cold front slicing through the region. As the storms collided with the breezes off the Great Lakes,...
The harsh realities of life at Kamp Westerbork, NL

The harsh realities of life at Kamp Westerbork, NL

Kamp Westerbork in the Netherlands, was built in 1939 by the Dutch government as a refugee camp, due to the large influx of Jewish refugees leaving Germany to escape the Nazi regime.   This influx of Jewish people had been happening since about 1933 but increased in...

Species at Risk

©Harry Schut, FotoSchut Photography Species at Risk Ontario’s Snapping Turtle has been added to Ontario’s Species at Risk list.  Hundreds of turtles have die each year, most of them needlessly.  Some deaths are due to  habitat destruction but the top...
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