Long winter may have lasting effects across Ontario

Global News

TORONTO – This winter may have been tough on us humans, but it could prove more of a challenge to other life — or, in some cases, it could be a boon for them.

From December to March, most of Canada has seen a record cold and snow in some places straight across the country.

Parts of Ontario saw record snowfall, even record cold. In Toronto, the normal freeze and thaw never happened; the snow, though near average, remained on the ground for four months.

READ MORE:Will this be Canada’s coldest winter?

Though it’s difficult to say exactly what the effects of our long winter will be, Western University researchers, together with researchers at the University of Florida, have concluded that there will be some repercussions.

WATCH: Toronto hit by cold weather during the end of March
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“My suspicion is that we might see a bit of a…

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