Highlights / flooding

Environment, Society

Eastern Canada braces for more floods

Several communities in eastern Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick are bracing for more floods as municipal authorities in Ottawa declared a state of emergency, while across the Ottawa River in Quebec officials are warning of a possible dam failure. Ottawa »


Floodwaters rise in two Canadian provinces

Hundreds of soldiers have been deployed to help authorities and residents battle flooding in the provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick. There are six major floods in Quebec and, at this hour, 2,549 homes have been evacuated. Many people who »

Environment, Society

Quebec issues ‘imminent’ flood warning to several municipalities

Provincial and municipal authorities in Quebec are warning residents of several low-lying areas to brace for severe flooding as parts of Canada’s French-speaking province are about to experience the double whammy effect of rapid snowmelt and heavy rains. Environment Canada »


Northern Ontario Indigenous community set for another spring flood evacuation

Kashechewan First Nations has declared a state of emergency and is preparing to evacuate the flood-prone northern Ontario Indigenous community that is routinely threatened by spring flooding. Every spring residents of Kashechewan, a remote Cree community of about 2,000 residents »


Response to a climate change story

(Both this article and the original one (HERE) prompting this response have been the subject of complaints to the CBC Ombudsman who has ruled in favour of the complainant. Certain elements deemed inaccurate or irrelevant have been removed or modified »

Environment, Society

Extreme weather strands cabinet minister, others in cars

Unusual weather caused flooding, stranding a provincial cars in the eastern city of St. John’s yesterday. A snowstorm dumped 10 centimetres of snow in just two hours and then more than 18 millimetres of freezing rain and rain topped it »


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 »


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 »


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, »