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JosephD
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Canada's first weatherman

Post by JosephD » Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:33 pm

This short article was printed in the Saturday, January 4, 2014 edition of the Calgary Herald-page A9 -'Canada's first weatherman. On a very cold late December night in 1794 in York Factory, Ont., Peter Fidler, a Hudson's Bay Company man and one of Canada's first weather observers, recorded that gin froze solid at -27 C, brandy at -32 C, and rum at -35 C.'
York Factory of course is in Manitoba but back then there wasn't any Manitoba or Ontario anyway, so what the heck. It was nice to see the great, great, great, great grandfather get some recognition.

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Re: Canada's first weatherman

Post by gnstill » Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:15 pm

Sorry Joseph!
I’m having problems with my website functionality lately. In order to avoid confusion and keep things organized I have implemented some changes to try to keep everyone on the same page regarding Topics. I am moving your posting to this link:
FORUM DISCUSSING PETER FIDLER of BOLSOVER (1769-1822)

I will later delete this posting.
Sorry for the confusion.

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