A photo taken by a North Bay resident is being featured on a Canada Post stamp.

Timmy Joe Elzinga took a photo of colorful light beams just outside his window this past January and the image is featured on the Canada Post series of stamps called Weather Wonders, Part 2.  The strange shafts of colour that Elzinga photographed was a phenomenon known as light pillars. They sometimes appear when ice crystals in the cold air reflect light drawn from artificial sources. The beams shot up from the ground to the heavens, reflecting the distant city lights of North Bay.  The five-stamp issue is a sequel to the popular 2015 Weather Wonders stamps. Like the first installment, the sequel highlights some of Canada’s most awe-inspiring weather phenomena in photographs taken across the country.

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