Category Archives: Environment

Farmer’s Almanac – Frosty Flip Flop Winter

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, January 2022 temperatures will average out milder than normal over much of Eastern and Central Canada, particularly during the first half of the month with a trend toward colder weather toward month’s end.
February, on the other hand, looks very cold, particularly across the Prairies and Rockies. British Columbia won’t be as frigid, but even out there, an unseasonable chill will be evident during the second week and again during the final days of the month. Read the full article at https://www.farmersalmanac.com/canadian-extended-forecast.


In the U.S., this winter will deal an icy combo of above-average snowfall and below-average temperatures in the New England area, as well as parts of the Appalachian region, the Ohio Valley and the northern part of the Deep South. Interestingly enough, it predicts a colder and snowier-than-usual winter for southern New Mexico, as well. Read more at https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/09/01/old-farmers-almanac-predicts-cold-winter/5665506001/.

XYNYTH Celebrates BC Day

XYNYTH Celebrates BC Day on August 2nd. It is a statutory holiday observed in the province of British Columbia, Canada. This day is also celebrated by other provinces as Civic/Provincial Day. It is celebrated on the first Monday in the month of August. The first British Columbia day Act was introduced in 1974. The main aim of this statutory holiday was to pay respect to the forerunners of the land. This day is of immense importance to celebrate the local culture, history and development throughout the years.

City of Vancouver prepares for weekend snow

According to the Daily Hive, the City of Vancouver prepares for weekend snow with 100 snow and ice vehicles and 3,000 tonnes of salt, the City of Vancouver says it is prepared for the snow and colder temperatures expected this weekend.

According to Environment Canada, up to 5 cm of snowfall is expected on Saturday and Sunday.

The city says crews are monitoring weather reports and a “response plan is underway” with key routes including major roads, bus routes, bridges and the 15 most-used pathways and bike routes currently being treated for ice and snow.

Make sure to stock up on XYNYTH Icemleters. Checkout https://www.xynyth.com

How to best spread/apply Icemelters?

Many have been asking how to best spread/apply icemelters?

Icemelters are best spread by using some mechanical means such as a spreader. Using a spreader guarantees even consistent distribution. While deicers can be spread manually using a scoop or by hand, it is not recommended. Spreaders are available in all sizes, from small hand held varieties to large dump truck attachments. Many users of ice melters like to have their product colored to make it easier for the person doing the spreading and to help over use of the product. Colored deicers can easily be seen by people, assuring them that it is safe to walk on the ice.

For more information on high-quality icemelters and deicers that are organic, “green” and safe to use, check out XYNYTH.com.

Win an Ice Melt Storage Bin!

You have a chance to win on of 5 FREE Icemelt Storage Bins in XYNYTH’s “Win A Bin Giveaway”!

Simply go to XYNYTH.com, Click on the “Win A Bin” banner, and answer 3 easy icemelt questions. Click SUBMIT to qualify.

Only 5 lucky winners will get a chance to win this awesome prize!

The Spotlight on XYNYTH

Each year about this time, XYNYTH is featured in Maintenance Sales News (MSN) magazine. Along its three issues (August to December), MSN interviews XYNYTH’s President, Kevin Wice, writes an article on XYNYTH and features a product show case. In the event that you do not receive Maintenance Sales News on a regular basis, we uploaded one Article to our website for you to read.

National Parks & Salt

Did you know that the vast majority of national parks across Canada and the United States don’t use salt?

Salt attracts wild animals, which can create quite a nuisance for park goers. It can also have deadly ramifications if a harmful chemical like calcium chloride or magnesium chloride is present. An excellent alternative to salt is our Winter Warrior Enviro LEADer™ Icemelter.

It will not attract animals and affect the surrounding vegetation in any way. Enviro LEADer is also non-corrosive, so it won’t harm vehicles. To learn more about this product, please consult our website at XYNYTH.com.

Icemelter and new concrete (12 months old!)

A question we frequently get is “if Icemelter is safe to apply on new concrete?”

The answer is no, as newly poured concrete needs time to cure and settle. The application of icemelter on concrete less than 12 months old may weaken the concrete structure making it more susceptible to damage in the future.

In order to reduce slipping, falling and liability risks, we suggest applying sand on the new concrete slab to give it some traction.
For more information on icemelter and concrete, please refer to our Icemelt Resource Centre.