Ontario’s unusually warm winter a mixed blessing

Municipalities saved millions on snow removal costs, home heating costs were low and severe weather warnings were rare. But expect more insects and pests this spring and lower water levels in our lakes, ponds and streams


Most of farmland Ontario has just undergone one of its warmest December-to-February winter seasons on record. Perhaps even more significant, preliminary data released by Environment Canada indicate that much of southern Ontario set new records for the least amount of snowfall during those three months.  Meanwhile, much of Europe has been freezing. What gives?

Better Farming - May 2012