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Forest fire in northeast Ontario community forces residents to evacuate

May 17, 2022 The Canadian Press

A forest fire has forced the evacuation of residents in a community north of Sudbury, Ont.   Conservation officers and Ontario Provincial Police assisted with the precautionary evacuation of Shining Tree, Ont., residents Saturday afternoon after a forest fire broke out

Aerial view of Kenora, Ont. at sunset
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Kenora, Ont., residents told to watch for possible flooding amid rising water levels

May 16, 2022 The Canadian Press

A city in northwestern Ontario is monitoring water levels and telling residents to watch for the possibility of flooding. That comes after an evacuation order was issued by the City of Kenora on Friday that said hundreds of residents were

Road closed sign after flooding in Manitoba
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Swollen rivers, flooded roads prompt evacuations in some areas of Manitoba

May 2, 2022 Brittany Hobson and Steve Lambert - THE CANADIAN PRESS

WINNIPEG – Flooding has forced evacuations in some parts of Manitoba after heavy rains caused rivers to swell. The Peguis First Nation, about 150 kilometres north of Winnipeg, was placed under a mandatory evacuation order after ice jams on the

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20 evacuation centres open in B.C. for rescued motorists, residents escaping

November 16, 2021 The Canadian Press

AGASSIZ, B.C. – Melanie Forsythe’s drive home from Vancouver to Hope, B.C., had her making at least five detours as torrential rain washed out a bridge, closed roads and trapped her overnight between two mudslides before a helicopter landed on

Helicopters fly past the Tremont Creek wildfire as it burns on the mountains above Ashcroft, B.C., on Friday, July 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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Evacuation orders and alerts drop in B.C. as number of wildfires holds steady

August 25, 2021 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – Emergency Management BC says about 3,700 properties were on evacuation order on Wednesday, down from nearly 8,200 a week ago. A news release says nearly 11,300 properties were on evacuation alert – which means people must be ready

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Crews fighting wildfires in B.C. aided by cooler and unseasonably low temperatures

August 24, 2021 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – The BC Wildfire Service says cooler and below seasonal average temperatures have helped crews fight the blazes. Fire information officer Taylor Colman says crews are seeing between three and five fires start each day compared with about 40

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Most Ontario wildfire evacuees headed home, one First Nation still evacuating

August 13, 2021 The Canadian Press

DRYDEN, Ont. – Most residents of First Nations in northwestern Ontario who were evacuated due to the threat of nearby wildfires are heading home. The province says hundreds of members of three communities — Pikangikum First Nation, Deer Lake First

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Some evacuation orders, alerts, lifted near B.C. wildfire but heat set to return

August 10, 2021 The Canadian Press

Residents of nearly 400 properties on one flank of a destructive wildfire in British Columbia’s southern Interior are being allowed to head home. The Thompson-Nicola Regional District has downgraded an evacuation order to an alert. It has also issued an

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Sixth First Nation in northwestern Ontario evacuating due to forest fires

August 5, 2021 The Canadian Press

TORONTO – Members of a sixth First Nation in northwestern Ontario are being evacuated due to the threat posed by wildfires. The Ontario government says about 200 members of the Wabaseemoong First Nation are expected to be evacuated from the

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Evacuations and flood warnings, watches issued as rivers swell in northwest B.C.

June 4, 2021 The Canadian Press

Rapid snow melt or heavy rains have prompted flood warnings, watches or high streamflow advisories in British Columbia from the central coast north to the Yukon boundary and along most of the eastern length of the province. Evacuation orders and

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Downpours in southeast B.C. raise flood concerns

May 25, 2021 The Canadian Press

FAIRMONT HOT SPRINGS, B.C. – An evacuation alert has been issued for more than 200 homes and businesses in southeastern British Columbia as a weekend downpour and the likelihood of more rain raise the potential for flooding in the Fairmont

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Flooding forces 700 people out of their homes in Fort Simpson, N.W.T.

May 12, 2021 The Canadian Press

FORT SIMPSON, N.W.T. – A mayor in the Northwest Territories was watching for movement in slabs of ice and snow sitting on top of one of two rivers threatening his community on Tuesday. About 700 of Fort Simpson’s 1,200 residents