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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

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Can New Brunswick handle spring flooding during COVID-19 crisis?

March 25, 2020 The Canadian Press

FREDERICTON – New Brunswick’s premier says his government will do what’s necessary to protect citizens if there is spring flooding while the COVID-19 crisis is still underway, and that could mean calling in the military. “We’re watching it very closely

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Will heavy precipitation in the U.S. lead to flooding in Manitoba?

February 5, 2020 The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG – Heavy precipitation in the United States is adding to concerns about potential flooding this spring in Manitoba. A report from the Manitoba government says precipitation amounts in the U.S. portions of the Red and Souris rivers since November

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Canadians confused about flood risk, study finds

October 11, 2019 by Adam Malik

Canadians are seemingly drowning in confusion when it comes to flood risk, according to a recent survey of 1,700 Canadians. The survey on flood risk, commissioned by RSA Canada and World Wildlife Fund Canada (WWF-Canada), produced some seemingly self-contradictory findings.