Ottawa Citizen

WINTER BY THE NUMB-BERS

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6.4% Increase in degree days (a measure of heating requiremen­ts) for the first 43 days of 2015 over the same period in 2014.

13% Increase over the same period in 2013.

-29.9 C Coldest temperatur­e so far in 2015 (Jan. 8)

4.4 C Warmest so far (Jan. 18)

$300 Approximat­e cost of military-grade “pure lead” battery for pickup truck (“We send a lot of these up north,” says Dave Hull of Total Battery.)

-20 C Temperatur­e at which chemical reaction in most battery types effectivel­y ceases.

$695 Canada Goose Women’s Montebello Parka at Sporting Life.

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