Remember This? Ottawa s self-proclaimed weather prophet

September 22, 1882

Canadians love to talk about the weather. This undoubtedly reflects the fact that we get a lot of it -- four distinct seasons with a wide variability of rain, snow, wind, and temperature. In Ottawa, temperatures of plus or minus 30 degrees Celsius are not unusual. 

Weather-loving Canadians may also be channelling their farming forebears. 

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Photo credit: Dr E. Stone Wiggins, March 1882. Topley Studio/ Library and Archives Canada, PA-201322