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Tulipocalypse

Neatly underscoring just how unusual the winter of 2009-2010 was here in Canada, the Ottawa Tulip Festival is facing the prospect of a lack of tulips. CBC reports that crews have already started pulling up some tulip beds a week before the festival is even due to start. It isn’t all bad. The late blooming […]

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Godverdomme?

It’s official: the tulips are blooming early in Ottawa. They usually come up in mid-April, not mid March. That’s how weird a winter it has been: soil temperatures two weeks ahead of schedule, no snowfall in March, record breaking warmth and now, early tulips. The Dutch ambassador isn’t worried: Dutch ambassador Wim Geerts, who grew […]

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