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Quebec announces new measures for flooding victims

September 12, 2017 The Canadian Press (CPSTF)

MONTREAL – Quebec’s public security minister says new measures to assist flood victims who feel they’ve been abandoned by the province will help them cut through the bureaucracy. Martin Coiteux was in Montreal on Tuesday to announce personalized meeting days

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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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Controlled burns crucial in battling big wildfires, B.C. official says

August 3, 2017 Geordon Omand - THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER – A spokesman for British Columbia’s wildfire service says crews accidentally sparked a blaze while burning off fuel in order to contain one of many fires raging across the province’s Interior. Kevin Skrepnek says embers ignited a nearby hillside

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As water falls slightly at California dam, next storm looms

February 13, 2017 Olga R. Rodriguez and Don Thompson - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

OROVILLE, Calif. – The water level dropped Monday at the nation’s tallest dam, easing slightly the fears of a catastrophic spillway collapse that prompted authorities to order nearly 200,000 people to leave their homes downstream. But with more rain expected

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Fire that destroyed food store on Manitoba reserve set by kids: RCMP

September 23, 2016 The Canadian Press

SHAMATTAWA, Man. – A fire that destroyed the only food store on a remote northern Manitoba reserve was set by six children, five of whom are under 12, RCMP said Friday. The community of 1,500 was left without supplies or

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More than 1,000 rescued in Louisiana floods; 2 dead

August 13, 2016 Bill Fuller, Melinda Deslatte and Michael Kunzelman - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW ORLEANS – National Guard soldiers and other officials in boats and helicopters plucked more than 1,000 people from their homes and cars as “unprecedented, historic” flooding swamped Louisiana, the governor said Saturday, warning that the slow-moving storm would dump

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AIG Canada donates $50,000 to the Red Cross Alberta Wildfires Appeal

June 21, 2016 AIG Insurance Company of Canada

TORONTO – AIG Insurance Company of Canada (AIG Canada), the Canadian-based subsidiary of AIG, announced that it has donated $50,000.00 to the Red Cross Alberta Fires Appeal in support of Canadians displaced by wildfires in Northern Alberta. “Widely regarded as