Highlights/flooding

International

Canada offers condolences as Japan disaster death toll rises to 100

The federal government offered its deepest condolences to the people of Japan after torrential rains in the western part of the country unleashed widespread floods and landslides that killed nearly 100, with dozens missing. “We are especially mindful of the» 

International, Society

Cave rescue: ‘They can’t just drag the kids through’

Trying to rescue 12 boys and their coach through a cave with varying levels of water is an enormously complicated task which would require the use of scuba gear, says a Canadian spelunker. Many of the children trapped in Thailand» 

Environment

Canada’s coasts flooding, but prairies burning

Record high flood waters are only now beginning to recede in the east coast province of New Brunswick while  interior regions of the west coast province of British Columbia brace for a second level of record floods. In the middle» 

Society

British Columbia braces for second wave of flooding

Parts of southern British Columbia are bracing for a second wave of flooding after record water levels hit the area last week. Nearly 2,000 people had been ordered to evacuate from their homes by Monday and another 2,600 were on alert,» 

Environment

First, there were record floods in the east, now record floods in the west

(public commenting open on all RCI stories, scroll to very bottom to submit and read other comments) Even as  historically record flooding begins to slowly recede in the east coast province of New Brunswick, massive flooding is occurring in British» 

Society

Floodwaters in southern New Brunswick to continue to rise until Tuesday

Record-breaking floodwaters that have deluged huge swaths of southern New Brunswick are expected to keep rising for one more day before beginning to stabilize, provincial officials said Monday. Geoffrey Downey of the Emergency Measures Organization (EMO) said water levels along» 

Environment, Society

New Brunswick flooding hits record levels

Floodwaters have surged past record levels in parts of New Brunswick, fed by a double whammy combination of rains and rapid snowmelt due to unseasonably hot weather, forcing authorities to close down the main highway connecting the province to Quebec» 

Environment, Society

New Brunswick on high alert as floodwaters rise

Authorities in the Maritimes province of New Brunswick have put residents of several communities in the St. John River basin on high alert due to rising flood waters, especially downstream from Fredericton. The Emergency Measures Organization (EMO) in New Brunswick» 

Economy, Environment, Internet, Science and Technology

Could climate change create Canada’s next island province?

Canada’s east coast province of Nova Scotia is connected to the continent by a large isthmus, but it’s low lying and easily flooded. The idea that Nova Scotia could be cut off by water is a serious concern that has» 

Society

Toronto Islands closed by flooding will soon reopen

The islands off the city of Toronto are a popular recreational spot and home to hundreds of residents, but they have been closed since early May due to flooding. Permits for parties and wedding receptions were cancelled and ferry service»