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Spring storm knocks out power to tens of thousands across Quebec, Ontario

April 4, 2024 The Canadian Press

A spring storm across Quebec and Ontario on Thursday knocked out power to tens of thousands of customers, closed schools and blanketed the Montreal area with heavy, wet snow. In Quebec, more than 220,000 homes and businesses had no electricity

Frigid cold temperatures in Montreal
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High winds, icy conditions leave many without power in Ontario and Quebec

February 29, 2024 The Canadian Press

Extreme weather conditions were expected to continue across Canada on Thursday after a sharp cold front with high winds hit vast areas of Quebec and Ontario, knocking out power lines and leaving tens of thousands of people in the dark

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Power outages drag on after powerful windstorm sweeps through the Maritimes

December 13, 2023 The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – Tens of thousands of residents across the Maritimes woke up Tuesday without electricity as utility crews scrambled to repair downed power lines after a powerful windstorm roared over the region on Monday. More than 23,000 Nova Scotia Power

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B.C. wrings out after atmospheric river brings torrential rain and wind

December 6, 2023 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – Residents in coastal and southern British Columbia are mopping up after an atmospheric river brought torrential rain and wind, while disrupting travel and utility services. The B.C. River Forecast Centre says Metro Vancouver, the south coast and Lower

An Ottawa resident looking out a window of a tornado-damaged home
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Tornado hits suburban Ottawa neighbourhood, damaging 125 homes and scattering debris

July 14, 2023 Mia Rabson and Liam Fox - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – The remains of totalled fences, blown-out windows and ripped-off roofs were scattered across a south-end neighbourhood in Ottawa on Thursday after a tornado hit with little warning. After the skies had cleared, families sat out on their porches

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Thousands of Quebecers lose power after generating station interruption  

April 25, 2023 The Canadian Press

MONTREAL – Quebec’s electric utility says thousands are without power in the province after a problem at the Churchill Falls generating station in Labrador.   A Hydro-Quebec spokesman says the station experienced a sudden interruption today, which triggered protection mechanisms that

Storm water overflowing from a roof gutter
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Thousands without power as Ontario hit with thunderstorms, heavy rains and snow

April 5, 2023 The Canadian Press

Thousands of people in Ontario are without power after a messy mix of freezing rain and thunderstorms pummeled parts of the province, with downpours and possible ice storms still in the forecast. Hydro One says crews are responding as an

Winter storm causes power outages, travel delays and school closures in Ontario
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Thousands in Ontario remain without power after winter storm

February 23, 2023 The Canadian Press

TORONTO – Hydro One says tens of thousands of its customers in southwestern Ontario lost power after Wednesday’s winter storm and some might have to wait until Friday night for it to be restored.   The utility says more than 33,000

Cleaning up in Charlottetown after Fiona
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P.E.I. utility Maritime Electric estimates cost of Hurricane Fiona

December 13, 2022 The Canadian Press

CHARLOTTETOWN – Prince Edward Island’s electric utility says it will cost about $35 million to repair damage to the company’s distribution system caused by post-tropical storm Fiona. A spokesperson for Maritime Electric said that estimate is based on invoices received

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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