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What’s Franklin have in store for Atlantic Canada?

August 29, 2023 Philip Porado

As Hurricane Franklin starts turning North, Atlantic Canada is watching and waiting to see whether it makes a direct hit, or if the storm will weaken before reaching Canada’s coast, as current maps suggest. Franklin is expected to cross the

A damaged house in Uxbridge, Ont. following May 21 derecho
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Uxbridge renters priced out of town after May 21 derecho still displaced

September 1, 2022 Holly McKenzie-Sutter - THE CANADIAN PRESS

UXBRIDGE, Ont. – Blue tarps colour the rooftops and wooden boards cover up shattered windows in Uxbridge, Ont., three months after a devastating tornado ripped through town northeast of Toronto. Mangled trees and torn-up houses surround one of the town’s

Concept of drought and flooding
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How much severe weather will cost the Canadian economy by 2050

August 29, 2022 by Jason Contant

Floods, storms and droughts could result in a total loss of CAD$139 billion to Canada’s gross domestic product (GDP) between now and 2050, new research found. Total direct losses from 2022 to 2050 are expected to reach $88 billion in

Large hailstones on grass
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Hail as big as tennis balls, softballs and eggs fell in Alberta: Environment Canada

August 3, 2022 The Canadian Press

Environment and Climate Change Canada says hail ranging from the size of a pea to a softball fell in central Alberta on Monday. Sara Hoffman, who is a meteorologist with the agency, says although the storm that passed through the

Fallen tree following a storm
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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

Tree fallen on power line during a storm
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Storm causes property damage in southeast Alberta

July 19, 2022 The Canadian Press

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. – Alberta Emergency Alert says a storm has caused damage to homes and vehicles in the southeastern corner of the province. It initially called it a tornado, but now says it was a storm with dangerous and

The barge that driftyed loose during a massive windstorm last year in Vancouver.
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Vancouver plans for removal of beached barge, months after it washed up during storm

June 30, 2022 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – A timeline has finally been announced for the removal of a huge barge that wedged itself onto a beach in Vancouver’s English Bay last November. A statement from the City of Vancouver says a local pile driving firm

Workers sandbag around a restaurant in Calgary in anticipation of heavy rainfall
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Why recent Calgary storm is not like 2013 flooding

June 16, 2022 by Jason Contant

Although home to many of the costliest natural disasters in Canada, Alberta appears to have dodged a bullet with the latest rainfall event in the Calgary area. The City of Calgary declared a local state of emergency earlier this week

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Hot summer temperatures, big storms to sweep much of Canada, Weather Network predicts

May 31, 2022 David Friend - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Seasonal or higher than normal temperatures across much of the country will offer Canadians a chance to enjoy the summer, but predictions from a prominent national forecaster warn the humidity could welcome a rather stormy few months. Chris

Crews restoring power on Cape Breton Island
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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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Another winter storm batters Atlantic Canada as officials warn of widespread outages

February 4, 2022 Danielle Edwards - THE CANADIAN PRESS

HALIFAX – A large, slow-moving storm has descended on Atlantic Canada, forcing the closure of schools and government offices, as parts of Nova Scotia brace for an extended period of freezing rain. Environment Canada has warned that widespread power outages

Whiteout conditions in Halifax Regional Municipality
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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