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Construction to begin on flood mitigation project west of Calgary

May 5, 2022 The Canadian Press

CALGARY – Nine years after a catastrophic flood caused billions of dollars in damage to parts of Calgary and surrounding communities, work is to begin on a dam to protect the area from rising water in the future. Premier Jason

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B.C. not effectively overseeing safety of dams: auditor general 

September 15, 2021 The Canadian Press

VICTORIA – The British Columbia government has not effectively overseen the safety of the 1,900 dams it regulates, says the auditor general.   Michael Pickup said the Ministry of Forests, Land, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development has not adequately verified

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Alarms being installed on B.C. river and dam following fatal water release

April 22, 2021 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – An interim public alarm system is being installed on the Cleveland Dam and along the Capilano River in North Vancouver to prevent future deaths from a sudden release of water. Five people fishing on the river last October

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Severe weather outbreaks in U.S. in February lead to billion-dollar payout for insurance industry: Aon Benfield

March 8, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Prolific severe weather outbreaks in the United States lead to an expected billion-dollar payout for the insurance industry as no fewer than five outbreaks of severe weather impacted portions of the country during February, according to Impact Forecasting’s latest Global

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Infrastructure Canada to contribute more than $20.5 million to protect three Alberta communities from flood risks

October 13, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Infrastructure Canada announced on Thursday that it will contribute more than $20.5 million to help protect three Alberta communities from flood risks. The new federal funding for three disaster mitigation projects was announced in Canmore, Alta. for projects in Canmore,

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U.S. Justice Dept. announces charges in dam cyberattack

March 24, 2016 Tami Abdollah and Eric Tucker - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON – Seven hackers tied to the Iranian government were charged Thursday in a series of punishing cyberattacks on a small dam outside New York City and on dozens of banks – intrusions that reached into American infrastructure and disrupted

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Government of Alberta moves ahead with Springbank reservoir to help protect Calgary from flooding

March 24, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Alberta’s Ministry of Transportation said on Wednesday that the environmental impact assessment (EIA) required for the Springbank off-stream reservoir – part of the province’s overall flood mitigation strategy – is now underway. The EIA – which examines a variety of