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Northwest Territories government to pay repair costs from spring flooding

June 30, 2021 The Canadian Press

YELLOWKNIFE – The government of the Northwest Territories says it will cover the cost to repair or replace homes damaged by spring flooding. The government says 70 homes were affected in Fort Simpson, 16 to 18 in Jean Marie River

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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

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4-kilometre-long ice jam opens flooding season

March 31, 2021 by Jason Contant

A four-kilometre-long ice jam on the Saint John River is creating flooding concerns in New Brunswick. The ice jam has already flooded part of Route 105 leading to the Tobique First Nation and prompted the closure of three schools in

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Mild spring with some wintry blasts predicted for most of Canada: Weather Network

March 2, 2021 John Chidley-Hill - THE CANADIAN PRESS

Canadians across the country can look forward to a mild spring peppered with the odd winter flashback throughout the first part of the season, according to predictions from one prominent national forecaster. Chris Scott, chief meteorologist with The Weather Network,

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Will NatCats cause your business clients to leave hot spots?

February 1, 2021 by Adam Malik

After going through a wildfire and multiple flooding events over the last few years, it’s reasonable to believe that businesses are re-thinking about being in Fort McMurray, Alta., says a Canadian P&C insurance executive. The executive’s comment applies to more

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B.C. lacks plans for rising seas, flooding: coastal adaptation researcher

December 21, 2020 Brenna Owen - THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER – Parts of British Columbia could see massive losses if the province doesn’t start planning for flooding as ocean waters rise and storms surge due to climate change, says a researcher at the University of B.C. in Vancouver. B.C.

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Flooding from heavy rain washes out New Brunswick bridge

December 10, 2020 The Canadian Press

SUSSEX, N.B. – A New Brunswick woman finds herself still stranded a week after flooding washed out a bridge to her home. Mary Ann Coleman of Waterford, N.B., in the southeast of the province, says she knew there was a

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Storm could cause flooding in parts of New Brunswick

November 30, 2020 The Canadian Press

FREDERICTON – Emergency Measures officials in New Brunswick are urging residents to be prepared for a large storm system that has the potential to cause flooding in low-lying areas. The storm, which is expected to hit the province later today,

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Powerful winds, high tides raise flooding concerns as storm sweeps across B.C.

November 17, 2020 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – Much of coastal British Columbia is braced for a brief but powerful windstorm while snowfall and winter storm warnings stretch from the inland north coast all the way to the northeast corner of the province. Environment Canada says

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Lawsuit filed against makers of Montreal-area dike that burst, flooding town

September 3, 2020 The Canadian Press

MONTREAL – A Montreal-area town says its insurance company is suing the maker of a dike that burst last spring, flooding streets and forcing thousands of residents from their homes. Officials from Ste-Marthe-sur-le-Lac said Tuesday legal action has been filed

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Climate change creating vast new glacial lakes, future flooding risk: research

August 31, 2020 The Canadian Press

CALGARY – Meltwater from shrinking glaciers is creating vast lakes that could eventually pose an enormous flooding threat, says newly published research. “Unsurprisingly, we found those lakes are growing,” said Dan Shugar, a geographer at the University of Calgary. “What

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Provinces not moving fast enough to assess, mitigate flood risk: report

August 6, 2020 Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press

OTTAWA — A new report says provincial governments are not moving fast enough to protect homes and other buildings from the ravages of flooding. The report from the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo says on