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What can be done just seconds before an earthquake hits?

December 7, 2021 by Jason Contant

Natural Resources Canada (NRC) is developing an earthquake early warning system that will provide valuable time before an earthquake strikes to allow protective measures to be put in place for people and critical infrastructure. “It can provide anywhere between seconds

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How basement flood risk could rise with pandemic-induced municipal funding crunch

June 10, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

The economic repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic could have an impact on public works projects aimed at reducing basement flooding, the head of an extreme weather risk think tank suggests. “When you are talking about how we are going to

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New money aims to help municipalities boost flood resilience

June 27, 2019 THE CANADIAN PRESS

BRACEBRIDGE, Ont. – Ontario is launching a $1-million pilot project to help communities protect against effects of extreme weather after several in central and eastern parts of the province saw flooding this spring. The government has already activated a disaster

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Could smart cities be held liable for driverless car crashes?

September 27, 2018 by Jason Contant

Fully autonomous vehicles that communicate with other vehicles and city infrastructure will create a brand new exposure for insurers and municipalities. Traditionally, when there is a pedestrian bodily injury claim from a vehicle accident, there is two parties – the

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Government infrastructure, climate change programs ‘have to merge:’ Chiarelli

April 6, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Municipalities looking for infrastructure funding from upper levels of government should make sure they have 10-year “asset management” plans, while upper levels of government need to keep in mind greenhouse gas emissions when drawing up their infrastructure plans, Ontario’s infrastructure