I recently attended my first CanWarn training session (similar to the USA SkyWarn) so now can add their logo on my Logos list. Very informative and well done by EC Meteorologist Geoff Coulson.
In a follow up 2-page spread in the local daily it indicates that over 150 attended this regional session and now over 5,000 volunteers in the Province of Ontario, and that it has grown from mainly ham radio operators to citizens from all walks of life. An interesting tidbit in the newspaper article:
Lightning kills about 10 Canadians and injures more than 100 each year.
With the most frequent lightning strikes in the country, Southwestern Ontario is the thunderstorm capital of Canada.
This can be attributed to the humid climate.
Most of these storms occur in the area encompassed by Windsor, Sarnia and London.
London gets 3.47 lightning-to-ground flashes per square kilometre, second in the country only to Windsor, which gets 3.6
An average of 13 tornadoes touch down in the region each year - most very low scale - but last year 23 were reported to the agency.
Note that Windsor is just south across the river of Detroit, MI. London (Komoka) is about 180 km east of Windsor/Detroit.