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Tornado blows change through Ontario bylaws

October 5, 2021 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Municipalities respond to series of tornadoes with new rules governing building construction.

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How much the Barrie tornado cost insurers

August 18, 2021 by Jason Contant

Six tornadoes that hit Barrie and other communities in Ontario last month caused $75 million in insured damage, according to initial estimates from Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ). The EF-2 strength tornadoes impacted the communities of Barrie, Innisfil, Kawartha

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Get ready for hundreds of claims from Barrie twister

July 21, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

The industry will probably see well over 200 claims from the July 15 tornado that hit Barrie, Ont., says a wind damage expert who has looked at the affected area. “I expect the total number of damaged houses was about

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Why insured losses from Barrie twister may be higher than you think

July 16, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

The number of Barrie, Ont. clients whose homes are damaged beyond repair by Thursday’s tornado may be more than initially reported, an industry expert predicted Friday. The tornado touched down at about 2:30 p.m. July 15, the Canadian Press reported.

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Tornado touchdown causes damage in midwestern Ontario

June 28, 2021 The Canadian Press

Environment Canada says that at least one tornado touched down late Saturday afternoon in midwestern Ontario. Agency meteorologist Brian Owsiak says that reports from the ground, as well as radar signatures, confirmed that a twister hit just east of Chatsworth,

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Cleanup of trees, debris underway after deadly Quebec tornado

June 22, 2021 Morgan Lowrie - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MASCOUCHE, Que. – Residents of a town north of Montreal on Tuesday were clearing out tree branches and twisted debris scattered by a deadly tornado that tore through the community and killed one of their neighbours. The tornado Monday afternoon

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Survivor recalls deadly Manitoba tornado hitting Jeep

August 24, 2020 The Canadian Press

VIRDEN, Man. – James Blacksmith closes his eyes and goes back to the moment he saw a pine tree viciously uprooted from the earth and topple onto his Jeep’s roof. Within seconds, the windows burst from the force of a

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Community mourns Manitoba teens killed by tornado

August 10, 2020 The Canadian Press

MELITA, Man. – The mayor of a small southwestern Manitoba town says everyone in the community is devastated after a tornado killed two well-liked teens. Bill Holden says residents in Melita are feeling profound grief since Shayna Barnesky and Carter

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Environment Canada says tornadoes destroy barns, down trees in southern Ontario

June 11, 2020 THE CANADIAN PRESS

GLENCOE, Ont. – Environment Canada says it’s investigating after two tornadoes were reported near London, Ont., Wednesday night. The weather agency says the first happened at 7:50 p.m. in Glencoe, Ont., while the second happened 40 minutes later in Belmont,

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Tornado overturns camper vans in Quebec

August 1, 2019 The Canadian Press

MONTREAL – Environment Canada has confirmed it was indeed a tornado that roared through the Lac-aux-Sables area west of Quebec City on Tuesday, sending camper vans flying, uprooting trees and sending three people to hospital. Meteorologist Andre Cantin said the

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How Alberta’s current tornado season compares to past years

July 23, 2019 Daniela Germano - THE CANADIAN PRESS

EDMONTON – Alberta storm chaser Chris Kiernan has hardly had a moment’s rest since the start of the tornado season last month. “This season has been quite more active,” said Kiernan, who is based out of Beaumont, Alta., about 30

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Severe weather lashes Saskatchewan town, spawns tornado in Alberta

July 15, 2019 THE CANADIAN PRESS

Roofs were ripped off buildings and power lines were toppled when wind gusting at well over 100 kilometres an hour and packing toonie-size hail lashed the west-central Saskatchewan town of Eston. There are no immediate reports of injuries following the