- One cold February morning, the weather observer at Snag, Yukon,
heard a peculiar sound when he stepped outside. It was the tinkle of ice
crystals formed by his exhaled breath as they fell to the ground.
- A Saskatchewan man lost his trousers in a June 1923 tornado and
later found them swinging from a tree over a mile away.
- On the night of March 29, 1848, the mighty Niagara Falls eased
to a trickle and then fell eerily silent for thirty hours. Three decades later
eyewitnesses were still being asked to sign declarations swearing that they
were there when "Niagara Falls ran dry".
- In April 1997, the rising waters of the Red River forced 88,000
residents from North Dakota, Minnesota and Manitoba from their homes. It was
among the largest urban evacuations in history.
- The year 1998 opened with the worst ice storm in recorded
history. From January 5 to 10, freezing rain and drizzle brutalized one of the
largest urban areas of North America, leaving more than 4 million Canadians
freezing in the dark.