Robert Dick, Astronomy Editor

One of Canada’s foremost writers and educators on astronomical topics, the Almanac has benefitted from Robert’s expertise since its inception. Robert was recently invited by the Canadian Space Agency to be the astronomy instructor to our astronauts, and he ensures that our section on the tides, sunrise and sunset, stargazing, and celestial events is so detailed and extensive it is almost like its own almanac.

Mark Sirois, Meteorologist

Mark’s passion for meteorology started at the age of 15, and for the past 27 years he has fine-tuned his multi-faceted approach to long-range forecasting. Since 2007 he has covered severe and long-range forecasts through the Severe Weather Network. Mark’s forecast predictions have won him respect in many circles including hobby gardeners, farmers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Jay Santerre, Photographer

Formerly a contributing editor at Harrowsmith Country Life for over 14 years, Jay has worked on every edition of the Almanac since its inception in 2008. A talented photographer, skilled wordsmith and proud dad, Jay can write on any subject that you can name, a skill that comes in handy at his full-time gig as editor of Montréal enSanté magazine

Jennifer Krissilas, Copy Editor

Jennifer is obsessed with details, so it’s no wonder she has spent 14 years copy editing Canadian publications, including a decade-long tenure as copy chief for Style at Home magazine. But commas and semicolons aren’t her only interests: the outdoor adventuress is equally at home trekking the Camino de Santiago in Spain or cycling solo across Ontario as she is tending her wee balcony garden in Toronto. She brings her specialty in home and garden, travel, lifestyle and all things Toronto to her work.

Dilia Narduzzi, Copy Editor

A freelance writer and academic copy editor, Dilia Narduzzi finished a doctoral degree in English and Cultural Studies in 2011 with a focus on women’s literature, environmental issues, and disability studies. She has contributed writing to multiple Canadian and American publications, edited academic work for a variety of clients, and worked as production manager for an independent feature film funded by the Canada Council for the Arts. In her spare time, you’ll likely find Dilia hiking and birding around Ontario, knitting, or reading. Dilia is truly pleased to be contributing to Harrowsmith’s almanacs.