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New storm approaches B.C. as province cleans up after first powerful fall tempest

October 28, 2022 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – BC Hydro says electricity has been restored to most of its more than 100,000 customers blacked out during the first powerful storm of British Columbia’s late-arriving fall, but forecasters warn more foul weather is on the way. The

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Power restored to Jasper, Alta., after national park wildfire caused outage days ago

September 15, 2022 The Canadian Press

JASPER, ALBERTA – Parks Canada welcomed visitors back to Jasper National Park Wednesday after power was restored to the townsite that was knocked out by a wildfire north of the community earlier this month.   “With the restoration of transmission power

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Storm that lashed Laurentians likely a tornado, Environment Canada says

July 25, 2022 Adina Bresge and Virginie Ann - THE CANADIAN PRESS

The churning storm that toppled trees and battered homes in the Laurentians was likely a tornado, a meteorologist with Environment Canada said Sunday. The national weather agency said forceful winds lashed the area around Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard, Que., about 100 kilometres northwest

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More than 7,000 in N.S. without power as crews repair damage caused by winter storm

February 7, 2022 The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – More than 7,000 customers in Nova Scotia are still without power after a weekend storm that brought freezing rain across the province damaged power lines. Matt Drover with Nova Scotia Power says about 7,403 customers are still without

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Powerful winter storm sweeps Maritime provinces, creating treacherous conditions

January 31, 2022 The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – A powerful winter storm swept across the Maritimes on Saturday, blanketing much of the region in heavy, blowing snow and causing road closures, power outages and widespread cancellations. Drivers were urged to avoid travel amid blizzard-like conditions, and

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Messy winter storm slams into the Maritimes

February 2, 2021 Michael MacDonald - THE CANADIAN PRESS

HALIFAX – A winter storm lashed the Maritimes with strong winds, snow and ice pellets on Tuesday, causing power outages and forcing the closure of schools and businesses. Snowfall and winter storm warnings were issued for much of the region,

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Wind and snow storm leaves power outages across much of southern B.C.

January 13, 2021 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – The latest wicked weather to sweep across southern British Columbia downed trees and power lines in many areas and left thousands in the dark.   Environment Canada says wind gusts topped 100 km/h in Victoria and the eastern Fraser

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Thousands still without power after snow and wind storm hits B.C.

December 22, 2020 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – BC Hydro crews worked through the night to restore power to thousands of customers in southern British Columbia following a wicked snow and wind storm that arrived on the first day of winter. Hydro was reporting as many

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Winter storm causes more than 100 power outages in Quebec

January 14, 2020 The Canadian Press

MONTREAL – Some 125,000 Hydro-Quebec customers are without power after freezing rain and strong winds sent tree branches crashing onto power lines and caused havoc on the roads. The largest number of affected customers are in the Monteregie region southeast

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Power outage restoration enters “most difficult phase”: Hydro Quebec

November 5, 2019 The Canadian Press

MONTREAL – Hydro-Quebec says it is aiming to have all of the roughly 40,000 customers still without power Monday afternoon reconnected to the grid by Tuesday. The 1,400 employees working to restore power across the province following Friday’s windstorm have

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Frost: The New Peril

December 5, 2018 The Canadian Press

REGINA – Saskatchewan’s Crown utility says it’s dealing with a power outage crisis in large swaths of the province, including Regina, Weyburn and Moose Jaw. SaskPower warns that service may not be restored until late Tuesday at the earliest in

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Authorities confirm tornado hit Quebec town as cleanup operations continue

August 24, 2017 Sidhartha Banerjee - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – Environment Canada says a tornado touched down in a Quebec town during intense thunderstorms that caused considerable damage in different parts of the province, including the felling of century-old trees in Montreal. Meteorologist Amelie Bertrand said Wednesday a team dispatched to Lachute confirmed an EF-1 tornado with winds reaching about 175 km/h struck in the town about 85 kilometres north of Montreal.

Bertrand said an EF-1 tornado can cause wind gusts ranging from about 135 to 175 km/h, placing Tuesday’s tornado at the higher end of…