FYI-in Canadian waters or close to Canada
The following channels/freq have what are called "Continuous Marine
Broadcasts" which include WX,Notices to Mariners,etc.
CH 23B 161.750
CH 25B 161.850
CH 28B 161.000
CH 83B 161.775
You can access these by selecting the channel & switching to International mode,if I recall
Don't ask me why-probably because Canada is bilingual,which takes more channels & $$ .
Also,regular WX CH 1-9 are broadcast in English
for one half the hour & in French the other half.Just keep switching thru them all til you find one you can receive & understand.
You will get forecasts for sunburn,crop growing,traffic on the 401, & all sorts of interesting stuff.
CH 23B,25B,28B,83B are operated mostly by our CG,& stick mostly to Marine info.
Good Luck / Len