Southern Central Ontario Photos – 12.27.09 – Winter White

Ξ December 27th, 2009 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Canada, cottage country, Haliburton, Haliburton Highlands, marine/marina, nature, Ontario, Photography, webcam, winter |

Counting down the days  as 2009 dwindles.

The skiing in Ontario looks fabulous! (That’s right I said ‘looks’. I don’t ski though I could really dig a toboggan ride down one of those beautiful hills!)

Chicopee Ski and Summer Resort, Ontario

Chicopee Ski and Summer Resort, Ontario
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Chicopee Ski and Summer Resort, Ontario

Be sure to click the photos in order to see them full-size.

 

Weekend and Long Term Weather Forecast 12.27 – 01.02.10 – Haliburton Highlands – Maple Lake, Ontario

Ξ December 27th, 2009 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Canada, cottage country, Haliburton, Haliburton Highlands, holiday(s), Maple Lake Ontario, Ontario, Photography, weather, winter |

haliburton coutesy of the weather network

Courtesy of The Weather Network

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Haliburton County – Maple Lake Weather forecast 12.27.09 (above)

Weekend (above) and Long Term Weather Forecast – 12.28 – 01.02.09 (below) – Haliburton Highlands – Maple Lake, Ontario

The weather forecast for West Guilford/Haliburton Highlands for Saturday overnight calls for a few flurries and a low of 27 °F.

There should be a few flurries Sunday morning with a high of 26°F. Afternoon ushers in scattered flurries and a high of 32°F.  There will be variable clouds Sunday evening with temperatures about 20°F. Overnight will bring cloudy periods and a low of 22°F.

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Haliburton Highlands – Maple Lake Short Term Weather Forecast

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Haliburton Highlands – Maple Lake Long Term Weather 12.28 -01.02.09

Light snow is expected for the beginning of the traditional workweek on Monday. High temperatures of 26°F are expected. Overnight lows will be about 11°F.

Tuesday will be a sunny day with a daytime high of 6°F. Overnight temperatures are expected to be minus 2°F.

Wednesday, expect cloudy periods and a high of 20°F. Overnight temperatures are expected to only reach minus 4°F.

Thursday, expect scattered flurries and a high of 26°F.  Nighttime temperatures should be about 15°F.

For Friday, the first day of the New Year, scattered snow flurries are predicted. The high temperature Friday will be 22°F.  The low on Friday night is expected to be 17F°.

Day Two of the New Year will bring scattered flurries and a high of 18F°. Saturday’s low is expected to be 9°F.

Have a great week!

 

What’s Happening this Week in the Haliburton Highlands

Ξ December 22nd, 2009 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Algonquin Township, community services, cottage country, entertainment, family, Food and/or Drink, Haliburton, Haliburton Highlands, holiday(s), Maple Lake Ontario, Minden Hills Township, Travel/Vacation |

Haliburton Highlands – A Natural Work of Art

Tourism Information Centre
www.haliburtonholidays.ca
tourism@county.haliburton.on.ca
Tel:705-286-1777 or 1-800-461-7677

Upcoming Events

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Free Skating – Wilberforce
Free Skating – Minden Hills
Public Skating – Haliburton
Solstice Samba
Northwood Inn
Yours Outdoors
Pinestone
Pinestone

Free Skating – Wilberforce Arena:ice_skating_1_md
Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 from 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 27th, 2009 from 12:30 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 from 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 3rd, 2010 from 12:30 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Should you have any questions or concerns contact 613-339-2442.

Free Skating –
S.G.Nesbitt Memorial Arena,
Minden

Tues., Dec 22nd 11:00am-1:00pm sponsored by Subway Development-Kenfield Enterprises Ltd.

Wed., Dec 23rd 11:00am-1:00pm sponsored by Tim Hortons

Thurs., Dec 24th – closed at noon
Fri., Dec 25th – closed
Sat., Dec 26th – closed

Sun., Dec 27th 11:00am-1:00pm sponsored by Minden Pharmasave

Mon., Dec 28th 11:00am-1:00pm sponsored by Tim Hortons

Tues, Dec 29th 11:00am-1:00pm sponsored by Floyd Hall Limited

Wed., Dec 30th 11:00am-1:00pm sponsored by Minden Pharmasave

Thur., Dec 31st 11:00am-1:00pm sponsored by Tim Hortons

Fri., Jan 1st – closed
For more information please contact the Minden Arena at 705-286-1936

Public SkatingDysart Arena

Monday, December 21st 11:00-12:30
Tuesday, December 22nd 11:00-12:30
Wednesday, December 23rd 11:00-12:30

Thursday, December 24th No Public Skating
Friday, December 25th No Public Skating
Saturday, December 26th No Public Skating

Sunday, December 27th 12:00- 1:30
Monday, December 28th 11:00-12:30
Tuesday, December 29th 11:00-12:30
Wednesday, December 30th 11:00-12:30
Thursday, December 31st 11:00-12:30

Friday, January 1st No Public Skating
Saturday, January 2nd No Public Skating

Sunday, January 3rd 12:00- 1:30

Price is $2.00 per person.
For further information please contact
the Dysart Arena at 457-2083

Solstice Samba

Winter Solstice (Credit: Photobucket)

Winter Solstice (Credit: Photobucket)

December 20, 2009
Celebrate the darkest night of the year by drinking deeply of winter’s magical gifts with winter rumi’nations. Bring a couplet or quatrain of wisdom to guide us out of the dark days into the light. The words may be from Rumi, Hafez, or your own, or from your favourite mystic or poet. Also bring drums or something to beat, stomping feet, and prayers that are sweet. Gaia Centre, Sunday, Dec. 20. 7:00 pm Fire circle RSVP Carol or Paul, info@gaiacentre.org
Visit Website www.gaiacentre.org
Gaia Centre West Guilford

Contact: Carol Tel: 705-754-2427
Email: info@gaiacentre.org
Pre Game Show Live at the Northwood Inn
December 26 2009

LIVE BAND!!! Pre Game Show returns by popular request. Show starts at 10pm.
Visit Website www.northwoodinn.ca

Northwood Inn, Haliburton, Ontario

Northwood Inn, Haliburton, Ontario

13588 Hwy 118 Haliburton
Contact: Bonnie Tel: (705) 457-1710
Email: info@northwoodinn.ca

Make Peace with Winter – One Day Sampler Adventure
December 30 2009

Try a little winter. Embrace the winter wonders of the Haliburton Highlands with a full day sampler of unique, fun, and active adventures. You will start the day with dog sledding followed by your choice of snowshoeing or cross-country skiing in the afternoon. Along the way we will indulge in a tasty bush lunch. This fully guided one day package is available with or without accommodation. Please book at least one week in advance.

Visit Website www.yoursoutdoors.ca
Haliburton County Haliburton
Contact: Barrie Martin Tel: 705-754-3436
Email: info@yoursoutdoors.ca
New Year’s Eve Magical Family Gala
December 31 2009

A fun-filled evening for the entire family featuring not one, but two delectible buttets, one decked out and dazzling for Mom & Dad, and one just for the kids. There will be an interactive magician during dinner and live magic show after dinner. Complete with marshmallows and hot chocolate for all. Dinner, show and campfire: adults $59.95, kid’s $28.95, children 5 and under $9.95. To book you reservations call the Pinestone Resort & Conference Centre at 705-457-1800 or 1-800-461-0357. Visit their website at www.pinestone-resort.com
First Night Celebration Dinner
December 31 2009

Join us in Heatherwood Restaurant for an intimate dinner with friends, or just for two. Enjoy a menu planned especially for this evening. Finish the evening off by ringing in the New Year enjoying Highlanders Lounge. (There is no cover charge for the Heather Restaurant dinner guests.)
To reserve contact the Pineston Resort & Conference Centre at 705-457-1800 or 1-800461-0357 or visit their website at www.pinestone-resort.com

Credit:
“From all of us at the Visitor Information Centre for the County of Haliburton we would like to extend warm wishes for a very Merry Christmas and a safe and happy holiday.
See you in 2010.

Sincerely,
Amy Brohm, Ann Lavery, James Stewart and John Stark”

Thanks from me to the above-named staff of What’s Happening this Week in the Haliburton Highlands–the Haliburton Visitor’s Information Centre.

I believe in 2009 they have outdone themselves with the depth and breathe of their highly-informational Highlands Newsletter.

There is quite literally something for everyone with a (pleasantly) surprisingly diverse range of activities that will take you right through winter 2010 in the Haliburton Highlands–all of which you can find out about through reading the newsletter in your email–FREE. I never miss them!

Happy Christmas!

Cyn

 

Happy Yule – Shadows Stretch Longest, Daylight Hours Shortest of The Year

Ξ December 21st, 2009 | → 0 Comments | ∇ events, weather, winter |

Solstice-winter

While the weather may be getting colder and the nights longer, winter doesn’t officially begin in the Northern Hemisphere until around December 21st. Known as the Winter solstice, this is when for locations north of the equator the Sun is the lowest in the southern sky making it the shortest day of the year.

Skywatchers will notice that throughout the fall season, the Sun’s midday position in the sky slowly sinks closer to the horizon, making for ever longer shadows. Meanwhile, the Sun appears to move toward the south day by day, rising farther from the east and setting farther from the west as we approach the winter solstice. During winter the Earth’s northern axis is slightly tilted away from the Sun and so the Northern Hemisphere receives less sunlight.

On the first day of winter the Sun rises as far south of due east as it gets for the year and for the next few days the Sun appears to rise at the same place on the horizon. This moment in the year is when the shadows stretch their longest, and we get the fewest daylight hours. After the solstice the Sun’s pathway across the sky appears to head back in the opposite direction until it reaches its northern limit during the summer solstice in June.

The exact date and time of the winter solstice, while always occurring within a day or two of December 21, changes from year to year because of the difference between a calendar year of 365 days, and the solar year of 365.26 days – the exact time it takes for the Earth to make one trip around the Sun.

Andrew Fazekas

Found at Weather Network

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Weekend and Long Term Weather Forecast 12.18-12.25 – Haliburton Highlands – Maple Lake, Ontario

Ξ December 18th, 2009 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Canada, cottage country, Haliburton, Haliburton Highlands, Maple Lake Ontario, Ontario, Photography, webcam, winter |

Chapleau River, Ontario, Canada - 12.17.09

Chapleau River, Ontario, Canada - 12.17.09

Haliburton Highlands - Maple Lake Short Term Weather Forecast - 12.19.09

Haliburton Highlands - Maple Lake Short Term Weather Forecast - 12.19.09

Haliburton County – Maple Lake Weather forecast 12.18-19.09 (above)

Weekend (above) and Long Term Weather Forecast – 12.20 – 12.25.09 (below) – Haliburton Highlands – Maple Lake, Ontario

The weather forecast for West Guilford/Haliburton Highlands for Friday overnight calls for a low of minus 2 °F.

Saturday morning should be sunny with a high of 8°F. Afternoon ushers in variable cloudiness and a high of 20°F.  There will be variable clouds Saturday evening with temperatures about 13°F. Overnight will bring more variable clouds and a low of 8 °F.

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Maple Lake - Haliburton Highlands - Long Term Weather - 12.20 - 12.25.09

Haliburton Highlands – Maple Lake Long Term Weather 12.20 -12.25.09

Sunday calls for variable cloudiness with highs about 15°F and lows of 2°F at night.

Cloudy periods are anticipated for the beginning of the traditional workweek on Monday. High temperatures of 18°F are expected. Overnight lows will be about 2°F.

Tuesday, expect variable cloudiness with a daytime high of 13°F. Overnight temperatures are expected to be 6°F.

Wednesday, expect more variable cloudiness and a high of 15°F. Overnight temperatures are expected to only reach 2°F.

Thursday, expect a few flurries  and a high of 26°F.  Nighttime temperatures should be about 13°F.

Light snow is predicted on Friday. The high temperature Friday will be 29°F.  Lows on Friday night will be a relatively balmy minus 22F°.

Enjoy the webcam photos (below) taken on 12.17.09 o and 12.18.09 f several areas – lakes, rivers, ski resorts, in Central Ontario. Click each photo to enlarge it.

Have a great week!

 

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