A scorching heatwave in usually cool Canada is threatening to kill off one million tulips in Ottawa, Ontario only days after planting for the annual spring Canadian Tulip Festival on May 7, 2013. A heat wave is threatening to take the bloom off one of the world's largest garden festivals, as more than one million colorful tulips in Canada's capital began wilting on May 7, 2013. More than 100 heat records were broken across Canada, according the weather office, while Ottawa posted a near-record hot 27 degrees Celsius (80.6 Fahrenheit) just as the Canadian Tulip Festival was getting underway.'You're at the mercy of the weather. Some years there was frost on the ground, and others the tulips bloomed too soon,' Allan Wigney, head of the festival, told AFP. 'Most of the tulips in the beds look pretty good now, but if it stays 27 degrees (Celsius) for another week, it's not going to be good for any plants.' The festival started in 1953 as a nod to the Dutch royal family, which had sent 100,000 tulip bulbs to Ottawa in gratitude for Canadians having sheltered Princess Juliana and her daughters during the Second World War Nazi occupation of the Netherlands.
The prime minister, [when] he came into Ottawa when we formed government in 2006, it was largely on the heels of the ethics issues that surrounded the Liberal Party and the Liberal brand up until 2006 ... For the prime minister to be stuck in a scandal around ethics is I'm sure something he's not quite pleased about, and he's got to address this very quickly and move on.
NASA-donated Canadarm officially unveiled in Ottawa today. Would really have appreciated invitation from Gov't to attend. No such luck.
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