Lakefront Bowmanville battles flooding

Emergency crews have not yet issued a mandatory evacuation of a flooded waterfront Bowmanville neighbourhood, however the Municipality of Clarington has opened an evacuation centre for residents who need somewhere to warm up and dry off. Cedar Crest Beach Road has been plagued this week by high waves and rising water from the lake and […]

CANWARN Spring 2017 Training Update #3

The first public CANWARN session of the year is now history and was history-making. On the evening of Wednesday, April 5th, over 270 attended a training session in Owen Sound. This is a new personal record for me and is a testament to the interest in the program that existed in Grey, Bruce and surrounding […]

CANWARN Spring 2017 Training – UPDATED

Hello everyone…my apologies…I usually leave a longer gap between training notifications but I realized that the email address I provided for RSVPs (canwarn.ontario@ec.gc.ca) is no longer working. So please RSVP to me directly at geoff.coulson@canada.ca except for the Owen Sound, Sarnia and Stratford sessions where there is another way to RSVP that is spelled out […]

Federal Government Buying New Weather Radar

The federal government is moving to improve Canada’s ability to warn people about severe weather, including tornadoes. The government says it will buy 20 state-of-the-art weather radars that will be built across the country over seven years starting this fall. Environment Canada says the combination of these radars, along with a recently acquired supercomputer, will […]