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Southwestern N.L. mayor says climate change talks needed after another dump of rain

November 30, 2021 The Canadian Press

CHANNEL-PORT AUX BASQUES, N.L. – The mayor of a small town on the southwestern tip of Newfoundland says it’s time to have serious conversations about the impact of changing weather on communities like his, after another night of heavy rain.

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Flooding reported in Cape Breton and western Newfoundland as storm stalls over region 

November 24, 2021 Michael MacDonald and Sarah Smellie - THE CANADIAN PRESS 

Torrential rain flooded basements and washed out roads and bridges in western Cape Breton and southwestern Newfoundland on Wednesday, as a huge storm spent a third day slowly trudging over Atlantic Canada.   A state of emergency was declared late Tuesday in Cape

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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

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Heavy rain sets off flooding, rocks and mudslides in southern B.C.  

November 15, 2021 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – A local state of emergency has been declared in part of British Columbia’s eastern Fraser Valley where unrelenting rainfall caused flooding, mud and rock slides and the closure of highways to and from the southern Interior.   Environment

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Montreal-made website uses AI to show impacts of climate change on any address

October 14, 2021 Tara Deschamps - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Imagine Parliament Hill blanketed in orange skies, floodwaters climbing the sides of BC Place stadium or a thick layer of smog fogging the view of Halifax from Citadel Hill. These are all scenes depicted on a website published

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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