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Lightning sparks more than 100 wildfires in B.C., further storms expected

June 21, 2018 The Canadian Press

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – The B.C. Wildfire Service says more than 100 new blazes started after lightning storms rolled across the province Wednesday. Chief fire information officer Kevin Skrepnek says 113 fires have recorded, most of them due to lightning, and

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Dash 8 crew erroneously thought convective activity was not a factor in Mont-Joli approach incident: TSB

August 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A combination wind shear and turbulence was one factor in a 2016 incident in Quebec in which a pilot had “temporary difficulty” controlling a Dash 8 below 2,000 feet, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada said in a recent investigation

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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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B.C. considers closing wide swath of backcountry because of wildfire risk

August 11, 2017 The Canadian Press (CPSTF)

WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. – A mix of dry conditions and forecast lightning has officials in British Columbia considering closing access to a vast section of its backcountry to mitigate the wildfire risk. Restrictions on access to all Crown land in

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2016 was the warmest year on record for the globe, Canadian Prairies experienced one of the “longest and most active storm seasons”: report

August 11, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Last year topped 2015 as the warmest year in 137 years of record keeping and marked the third consecutive year of record warmth, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported on Thursday. The 27th annual State of the Climate

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B.C. tourism businesses feeling effects of wildfires, reporting cancellations

August 10, 2017 The Canadian Press (CPSTF)

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – Tourism officials are starting to assess the impact of devastating wildfires in British Columbia and have received mixed feedback on the toll so far on the travel sector. Maya Lange of Destination BC, the province’s tourism planning

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Unrelenting heat, wind and lightning keeping firefighters, homeowners anxious in B.C.

July 28, 2017 The Canadian Press (CPSTF)

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – Hot, dry conditions, gusty winds and a chance of lightning are expected to keep wildfire crews in British Columbia watchful this weekend. The BC Wildfire Service said its weather forecasters have issued a wind warning for the

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Number of lightning-related homeowners insurance claims in the U.S. up in 2016, but average cost for insurers down: I.I.I.

June 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The number of homeowners insurance claims from lightning strikes and electrical surges in the United States rose in 2016, compared with 2015, but the average cost that insurers paid on those claims fell, according to a new analysis by the

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Storms pummel central U.S., as tornadoes kill at least two

May 17, 2017 The Associated Press (APR)

ELK CITY, Okla. – Storms whipped through a wide swath of the central U.S., forming tornadoes that flattened a Wisconsin mobile home park and an Oklahoma subdivision and killing at least two people and injuring dozens of others. The storms

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ICLR to hold its forecast of 2017 wildfire season on May 10

May 1, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) is holding its forecast of the 2017 wildfire season on May 10. The forecast, in a webinar running from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. EST that day, will feature Dr. Kerry Anderson, fire

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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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Estimated $66 million in insured damage from severe summer storms in southern Prairies: IBC, CatIQ

September 8, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Recent severe storms that swept through the southern Prairies – producing heavy rainfall, large hail, high winds, tornadoes and extreme lightning – are estimated to result in insured damage topping $66 million. The damage estimate released by Insurance Bureau of