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Quebec city declares state of emergency as forest fires multiply

June 2, 2023 The Canadian Press

MONTREAL – A city on Quebec’s north shore has declared a state of emergency as forest fires rage in the vicinity. Sept-Iles Mayor Steeve Beaupre says certain sectors of the city have been ordered to evacuate by 4 p.m. today

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Dozens of forest fires continue in northern Ontario


TORONTO – The mayor of a northern Ontario community says residents have been allowed to return to homes they were forced to leave earlier this week as forest fires burned nearby. But Lorie Hunter, the mayor of Temagami, Ont., says

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Fires spark evacuation order for three northern Manitoba First Nations

August 30, 2017 The Canadian Press (CPSTF)

WASAGAMACK, Man. – Forest fires are prompting the evacuation of some 3,700 people from three First Nation communities in northern Manitoba. The fires are closest to the Wasagamack First Nation, some 600 kilometres north of Winnipeg, and all 2,000 residents

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Smoke from fires in northwestern Ontario prompts evacuation of First Nation members

August 15, 2017 The Canadian Press (CPSTF)

Smoke from a growing number of forest fires in northwestern Ontario has prompted the evacuation of community members from a First Nation in the region. Ontario’s Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services says members of the Nibinamik First Nation

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Loss adjusting innovation emerging in light of insurance claims for forest fires: Cunningham Lindsey

June 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Greater complexity in insured losses sparked by forest fires has produced a bright spot: innovation in how loss adjusters are tackling these events, suggests a new review from Cunningham Lindsey. Released Tuesday, the company’s 2017 Major and Complex Loss Review

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Warm summer means increased risk of forest fires, meteorologists say

April 17, 2017 The Canadian Press

Nearly a year after the massive wildfire that devastated Fort McMurray, Alta., a climate scientist says there may be more forest fires in Canada this summer. “If the forecast’s right that it’s a warmer than normal summer, we’ll probably have

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Human-caused climate change has doubled western U.S. forest fire area, new study finds

October 12, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Human-caused climate change has nearly doubled the amount of land burned in forest fires in the western portion of the United States over the past three decades, according to a new study from researchers at Columbia University and the University