Retired and loving it. If I'd have known about retirement befor I started my 40 year career with the government of Manitoba I'd have retired first. :)
By: plapman , 2:03 PM GMT on April 18, 2014
Portage la Prairie had a tornado on June 22, 1922. It is ranked as the `10th deadliest tornado in Canada.. 5 people died as a result of it.
The steeple of a brick church was destroyed.
Elie, a small town about 20 miles east , of us had an F5 tornado in 2007.
Today's Weather Trivia
April 18 1862:
Spring ice break-up on the Becancour River in Trois-Rivieres, QC, inflicted property damage, especially to bridges. At night the icy flood waters carried away 3 houses inhabited by 20 people, of whom 10 lost their lives�including 2 mothers and 8 children. The rest took shelter in canoes, where they were exposed to a pitiless storm.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada
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