Category Archives: Winter

Brrrrrr!!!!! 7 great tips to help you weather the cold weather

With that Arctic air mass over eastern Ontario, Ottawa is cold! It’s the coldest it’s been in eight years — almost -40 with windchill. Here are some tips to help you weather the weather. 1) Don’t set your furnace more than … Continue reading

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Removing Icicles and Ice Dams- Part Two of the Saga

My colleague, realtor Greig Reynolds, came over on Saturday to help me to remove the snow and ice from my sunroom roof. It was a gorgeous day: bright blue sky, very cold. By then, I’d discovered that the roof rake I’d borrowed from … Continue reading

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What to do about those icicles on your roof!

In Ottawa this winter with the freezing and thawing we’ve had, we’ve seen some pretty extraordinary icicles. One of my neighbours described looking out her bathroom window and feeling like she was in jail: the icicles extend all the way … Continue reading

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Getting your house ready for winter.

Despite the 19 degree Celsius temperature we had on Tuesday, it looks like there may be snow on the way. And that brings to mind the need to get things ready for winter. Here are some simple, but often, overlooked … Continue reading

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