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Nova Scotia dry spell just a ‘dress rehearsal:’ Environment Canada

September 15, 2016 The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – An Environment Canada climatologist is warning that a dry spell in Nova Scotia that has left some people without water is just a “dress rehearsal” for the kind of weather conditions Canada can expect in the years to

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Tale of two summers: Farmers deal with drought in the east, rain on the prairies

August 11, 2016 Ian Bickis and Peter Goffin -THE CANADIAN PRESS

It’s a tale of two summers this year in Canada, with rain – and the lack of it – causing concerns about the state of the country’s crops. In Ontario, officials are forecasting a strong fruit harvest but add that

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Tornado causes damage on Manitoba reserve, but no injuries reported

August 9, 2016 The Canadian Press

WAYWAYSEECAPPO FIRST NATION, Man. – There were no reports of injuries but seven homes were damaged on a First Nation when a severe storm hit southern Manitoba on Monday. Environment Canada confirmed four tornadoes touched down in the region, including

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Southern Manitoba hit by bad storms, reports surface of buildings being damaged

July 21, 2016 The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG – A severe storm that roared through southern Manitoba on Wednesday left considerable damage in its wake. Tornado warnings were issued across the region, and reports poured in on social media of trees being downed, intersections flooded and power

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Nasty weather, including possible tornado, hits south central Saskatchewan

July 20, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

DAVIDSON, Sask. – Parts of south-central Saskatchewan have been hammered with hail, heavy rain and even a twister. During a public alert issued Tuesday night, Environment Canada said a tornado had been reported touching down in a rural area near

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Thousands without power in Quebec after brief wind storm

July 19, 2016 The Canadian Press

Almost 13,000 Hydro Quebec customers were without electricity late Monday following a brief but powerful wind storm earlier in the day. The community of Roxton Falls east of Montreal appeared to bear the brunt of the storm, with trees and

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SGI Canada assigning more adjusters to deal with Saskatchewan flooding claims following heavy rainfall

July 12, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

SGI Canada will be assigning additional adjusters to Estevan, Saskatchewan – among the areas in the province hit by heavy rainfall that prompted localized flash flooding – to handle what is anticipated to be higher-than-normal claim volumes, the insurer reported

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Flash flooding triggers emergency declaration in Saskatchewan city

July 11, 2016 The Canadian Press

ESTEVAN, Sask. – A state of emergency has been declared in Estevan, Sask., after the southeastern city was hit by at least 130 millimetres of rain in just over two hours. The emergency was declared around 4:00 p.m. Sunday, soon

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B.C. municipality declares state of local emergency following “very heavy rainfall event”

June 16, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The mayor of the District of Chetwynd in northeastern British Columbia declared a state of local emergency on Wednesday following a “very heavy rainfall event.” A media release from the municipality said that according to Environment Canada, 79 millimetres of