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The Challenge of Maintaining Fraser River Sockeye Salmon in a Warming World

– By David Levy –

This article first appeared in The Province on September 13, 2020.

Opinion: The DFO has done the right thing this year by closing Fraser sockeye fisheries.

The return of only 283,000 Fraser River sockeye in 2020, the lowest number recorded, has again triggered expressions of concern for these iconic salmon, debate as to what is causing their demise and recognition of the critical need for effective conservation strategies.

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Weather and Climate: Not what your grandparents knew! – CMOS Webinar

David Phillips, Senior Climatologist, Environment and Climate Change Canada

CMOS Toronto and Ottawa Centre Webinar

Urban floods, ice rains, winter heat waves, interface wildfires, weather bombs, megadroughts – if you think we’ve been cursed and clobbered a lot harder and a lot more often recently, you are not imagining it.

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Message from the CMOS President: Planning for a Virtual Victoria Congress of 2021

– By Marek Stastna, CMOS President, and Professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo –

After a glorious stretch of humidity free summer weather, my southern Ontario summer literally ended with a bang. At around 5 a.m. on Sept. 7, lightning struck so close to my house that there was no count to be had between the lightning and thunder.

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New Global Weather Enterprise Forum Webinar

Please see register for the following Webinar to be given by Prof. Adrian Gerhard, the President of WMO:
Global Weather Enterprise Forum webinar, 28 October – ‘Unlocking the Benefits of Open Weather Data’.

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Remembering Louis Fortier

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Dr. Louis Fortier in Quebec City, on the 4th of October at the age of 66, following a courageous fight against leukemia. He was the son of Pierre Fortier (1923-2012) and Louise Roy (1925-1989).

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Proposed Nomenclature for Fire-induced Vortices

– By Patrick McCarthy and Leanne Cormier –

Extreme fire behaviour can manifest itself in many ways, violent tornado-like vortices being one example. On April 19, 2000, a large out-of-control fire at a major flax straw storage facility in southern Manitoba produced numerous vortices. One vortex emerged out of the inferno, tossing a pickup truck.

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Coping with Extreme Weather: A CMOS Public Virtual Forum/Panel Discussion – October 8, 2020

Marking the 2nd anniversary of the Ottawa/Gatineau Tornadoes

8 October 2020, noon to 2PM EDT

Extreme weather events, including tornadoes, floods, ice storms, hurricanes, droughts and blizzards, are a major risk to life, property and the economy in Canada. The risks are changing as climate changes. The Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS) is pleased to announce a free two-hour online forum for the public.

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Space-based Earth Observations: The Government of Canada wants to hear from you!

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is seeking input from interested stakeholders to support and inform the Government of Canada’s commitment to charting a new course for Space-based Earth Observations (SBEO). The intent of this new course of action is to strengthen federal services and provide the data and landscape necessary for industry, academia, and governments across Canada to thrive

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