Thursday, 4 February 2016

Ottawa Valley Weather Events and People

A reminder that I'll be speaking at the Arnprior Public Library following the Annual General Meeting for the Arnprior & McNab/Braeside Archives.
Local newspaper headlines like "Heat Inspired Skinny Dippers" and "Valley Towns Snowed Under: Power Fails" reflect the extremes of weather we experience and their impacts. Official weather records, newspaper reports and archival records bear testimony to flood and drought, heatwave and cold snap tornado and ice storm - remember January 1998?
Our ancestors, aware of Canada's reputation for cold and the description as "quelques arpents de neige" before they arrived, were often shocked by the reality of extremes unknown in their homeland. 
Admission is free: a donation to AMBA would be greatly appreciated.
The meeting will be followed by refreshments, open house and displays. That's Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 1 p.m.

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