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The Weather Network Celebrates 25 Years and Looks Back on Wild Canadian Weather

Canadians Have 'Weathered' It All -- Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Floods and More

April 23, 2014 --

OAKVILLE, ON--(Marketwired - April 23, 2014) - To mark its 25th anniversary, The Weather Network is sharing top weather stories that occurred in Canada since 1989 when it first began broadcasting. From record-breaking temperatures to wild storms, The Weather Network has reported all kinds of weather and kept Canadians up-to-date with the information they need to plan their day.

"Weather is a social connector for Canadians. Enduring different types of weather conditions comes with living in this great country and makes the weather a popular topic of conversation from coast to coast on any given day," said Chris Scott, Chief Meteorologist at The Weather Network. "From St. John's to Victoria, communities nationwide have joined together and grown stronger as they've lived through Canada's most extreme weather conditions."

With its vast size, varied geography and seven climate zones, Canada experiences many different types of weather conditions throughout the year and at times extreme weather events such as flooding, ice storms, hail, tornadoes and hurricanes.

The Weather Network compiled a list of the top 25 storms in Canada over the past 25 years. Criteria for selection included the degree of financial/insurance cost incurred, loss of life or personal injury and the meteorological significance of the storm.


---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date(s) Weather Event ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- September 7, 1991 Calgary, Alberta Hailstorm ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- July 19-20, 1996 Saguenay, Quebec Flood ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- End of December, 1996 B.C. "Whitemare" Winter Storms ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- April & May 1997 Red River, Manitoba Flood ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- January 4-10, 1998 Ice Storm 1998 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- January 2-15, 1999 Toronto Snowstorm 1999 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- July 14, 2000 Pine Lake, Alberta Tornado (F3) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- February 2, 2003 Ice Storm, New Brunswick, 2003 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Summer 2003 B.C. Fire Season ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- September 29, 2003 Hurricane Juan, Atlantic Canada ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- February 17-20, 2004 White Juan Blizzard, Atlantic Canada ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- August 19, 2005 Southern Ontario Severe Weather Outbreak 2005 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- December 15, 2006 Stanley Park, B.C. Windstorm ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- January 9-10, 2007 Prairie Blizzard 2007 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- June 22, 2007 Elie, Manitoba Tornado (F5) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- April-May 2008 Saint John River Flood, New Brunswick ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- August 20, 2009 Southern Ontario Tornado Outbreak 2009 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- September 21, 2010 Hurricane Igor 2010 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Fall 2010 - Summer 2011 Saskatchewan & Manitoba Flood 2011 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Spring 2011 Richelieu, Quebec Flood ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- May 13, 2011 Slave Lake, Alberta Fire ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- August 21, 2011 Goderich, Ontario Tornado (F3) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Spring - Summer 2012 B.C. Flood 2012 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- June 19-21, 2013 Alberta Floods ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- December 20-23, 2013 Ice Storm 2013 (Southern Ontario) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

In Canada, The Weather Network and its French counterpart, MtoMdia, are Canada's leading multi-platform weather information service, reaching more than 11 million Canadian households. Their commitment to provide consumers with the best weather-related information services is evident; with more than 20 million Canadians visiting the company's platforms each month, including television, web, mobile, tablet and smart TV applications.

About Pelmorex Media Inc.

Celebrating 25 years, Pelmorex Media Inc. is the parent company of The Weather Network, MtoMdia, Beat the Traffic and Eltiempo.es. The Weather Network and its French counterpart MtoMdia are Canada's most popular weather and information services on TV, web and smartphone apps.Pelmorex owns and operates Eltiempo, Spain's leading multi-platform weather information provider. With strong roots in weather, we continue to leverage technology and science to help consumers plan their day by expanding the Pelmorex family to include Beat the Traffic, a leading multi-platform brand that finds the fastest route from point A to point B.Pelmorex also operates Canada's National Alerting Aggregation and Dissemination System (NAADS) which aggregates and distributes emergency alerts issued by authorized government agencies.Pelmorex has been named one ofGreater Toronto's Top Employers as well asCanada's 50 Best Managed Companies for eight consecutive years.

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Contact information
For detailed information on why each of these storms made the list or arrange an interview with a meteorologist, please contact:
Becky Brescacin
High Road Communications
416-644-1398
becky.brescacin@highroad.com


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