Prior to September, 1948, five-minute network weather forecasts were broadcast for prairie region on midwest network four times daily, but distribution was limited largely to CBK, Watrous, Saskatchewan, as most of the other stations did not carry these reports. Following inauguration of CBW, Carman, Manitoba, and CBX, Lacombe, Alberta, in September, 1948, prairie reports were broken down on a provincial basis, each CBC transmitter giving full coverage of respective provinces plus adjacent weather areas in neighbouring province to provide overlapping service to listeners. Churchill weather region has been reported continuously six times daily on CBW, Carman, Manitoba, since September, 1948. In addition, CBK, Watrous, Saskatchewan includes adjacent Reindeer and Flin Flon weather regions in Saskatchewan forecasts now given five times daily.
Subtopic: CHURCHILL WEATHER