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snow-mageddon

snow-mageddon  n.— «Plenty of snow is heading our way for the holidays, along with freezing rain and high winds. With two looming storms, and a possible third on Christmas Eve, Environment Canada is dubbing it “snow-mageddon...

wet shelter

wet shelter  n.— «He is also the pioneering force behind medical services for the homeless that include a palliative hospice, a special care unit and a management of alcohol program, also known as a “wet shelter.”» —“Six...

turnpike double

turnpike double  n.— «Shippers need a choice to get to markets, especially with time-sensitive cargo. One suggestion is changing provincial regulations to allow trucks to haul two 53-foot trailers, known in Canada as a Turnpike Double. New...

high-marking

high-marking  n.— «Police in western Canada are cautioning snowmobile users against performing a dangerous straight-up tactic that killed an Alberta man last weekend. The practice is called “high-marking” and involves a...

doughnut team

doughnut team  n.— «An outfit strong on the wings, but weak at centre is sometimes called a doughnut team—you know, nothing in the middle.» —“Speculation for 2010 Team Canada begins” by Jean Lefebvre National...