Highlights / lightning

International, Society

Weather forces fireworks’ advance at Ottawa Tulip Festival

Organizers decided to advance the time of a fireworks display at the Ottawa Tulip Festival on May 19, 2019 to avoid the potential danger of lightning strikes. The time was moved up from 10pm to 9:15pm and organizers apologized to »

Health, Society

Lightning kills and injures, warns government

Each year, lightning can cause as many as 10 deaths and 164 injuries in Canada, warns the government’s environment department. June 11-17 has been declared Lightning Safety Week and the government is drawing public attention to an online map which »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life

Earlier wildfire forecast on the mark

Predictions earlier this year for another destructive forest fire season seem to be coming true. Last year, records were set in terms of both the number and amount of forest burned across Canada and this year the season has started »