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Weather service warns that black ice making Nova Scotia roads treacherous

December 21, 2017 The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Nova Scotia warning of black ice forming on roads around the province. The weather service said rain that fell on highways and roads across the province overnight had been

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City of Windsor records nearly 2,700 basement flooding reports from severe rain event

August 31, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The City of Windsor in southwestern Ontario has reported nearly 2,700 basement flooding reports as of late Wednesday afternoon. The city continues to recover from a severe rain event on Aug. 29 that resulted in flooded roads, properties and basements.

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Smoke from forest fires forces general evacuation of Pelican Narrows, Sask.

August 30, 2017 The Canadian Press (CPSTF)

PELICAN NARROWS, Sask. – A general evacuation has been ordered for a northeastern Saskatchewan community because of smoke and road closures caused by wildfires. The Saskatchewan government says emergency social services is preparing to receive an additional 1,100 people from

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Authorities confirm tornado hit Quebec town as cleanup operations continue

August 24, 2017 Sidhartha Banerjee - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – Environment Canada says a tornado touched down in a Quebec town during intense thunderstorms that caused considerable damage in different parts of the province, including the felling of century-old trees in Montreal. Meteorologist Amelie Bertrand said Wednesday a team dispatched to Lachute confirmed an EF-1 tornado with winds reaching about 175 km/h struck in the town about 85 kilometres north of Montreal.

Bertrand said an EF-1 tornado can cause wind gusts ranging from about 135 to 175 km/h, placing Tuesday’s tornado at the higher end of…

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Cleanup underway after severe storm with heavy winds rips through Montreal area

August 23, 2017 Sidhartha Banerjee - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – Crews began cleaning up in Quebec on Wednesday after a suspected tornado hit one town and severe thunderstorms ripped through other parts of the province, felling century-old trees in one Montreal neighbourhood. The Montreal area and the Laurentian

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Canadian farmers turn to specialized forecasting in face of rising extreme weather threat

August 15, 2017 Ian Bickis - THE CANADIAN PRESS

CALGARY – In an industry that lives and dies by the weather, farmers like Dwight Foster are looking for all the help they can get to know what’s coming. “We use every tool in the toolbox we can get our

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Northern Saskatchewan village hit by ‘buckets of water’ during record rain

July 26, 2017 The Canadian Press (CPSTF)

BUFFALO NARROWS, Sask. – A northern Saskatchewan community is drying out after it was hit by what the province’s Water Security Agency calls a one-in-100-year rainstorm this week. Environment Canada says the area in and around Buffalo Narrows was pounded

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Severe thunderstorm in Saskatoon causes power outages, street flooding

July 11, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Crews from the City of Saskatoon are responding to “power outages, lifted manhole covers and flooded streets” following a severe thunderstorm Monday evening. According to a press release on Monday from the city, Environment Canada issued a thunderstorm warning and

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Trans-Canada Highway closed as wildfire spreads west of Kamloops, B.C.

July 6, 2017 The Canadian Press (CPSTF)

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – An out-of-control wildfire is burning through the Cherry Creek area west of Kamloops, B.C. The BC Wildfire Service says the 15-hectare fire has damaged one outbuilding and partially effected a residence in the area. Spokeswoman Justine Hunse

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Wildfire south of Penticton, B.C. forces evacuation order, alert

July 5, 2017 The Canadian Press (CPSTF)

PENTICTON, B.C. – Fire crews appear to have the upper hand on a wildfire that roared to life Tuesday in the south Okanagan community of Kaleden, B.C. BC Wildfire Service spokeswoman Justine Hunse says the fire that has scorched 6.5

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Red Deer cleaning up from windstorm after declaring state of emergency

June 22, 2017 The Canadian Press

RED DEER, Alta. – People in Red Deer were cleaning up Wednesday after a violent windstorm that knocked out power and prompted the central Alberta city to declare a local state of emergency. Homes were damaged Tuesday when wind gusts

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Flood watches issued for several B.C. rivers in wake of powerful storms

June 9, 2017 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – Flood watches have been issued for several major waterways after torrential downpours hit parts of southern and central British Columbia. The River Forecast Centre says rivers throughout the Columbia and East Kootenay regions, including tributaries around Golden, Revelstoke