Highlights / flooding

Environment, Society

Canada flooding situation worsens

More scattered rain showers to come The rains this spring in Canada have been far greater than normal and it has caused emergency situations in regions across the country.. It has now turned deadly with two men missing and presumed »


Quebec calls in troops to help deal with ‘worst flooding we’ve had in our whole history’

Quebec is calling on the federal government to deploy the Canadian military to help with “historic” floods that threaten over 120 communities in the province as more rain is expected to hit parts of Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada, provincial »

Environment, Society

Hundreds of homes threatened as flood waters continue to rise in Quebec

Residents of low-lying areas of Quebec braced for more flooding today after heavy rains caused several rivers and streams to burst their banks turning quiet residential streets into silt-filled ponds and lakes. About 100 Quebec municipalities are affected by flooding, including the Outaouais, »

Environment, Society

Canada not prepared for climate change, warns report

A broad survey of most of Canada has found that the country is not well prepared for the effects of climate change, with flooding of particular concern. The report was prepared by Waterloo’s Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation which was »


After the fire, Fort McMurray gets rain, flash floods

Five weeks after raging fires tore through Fort McMurray in western Canada, returning residents faced heavy rain and flash floods. Some 66mm of rain fell in the area yesterday causing rivers, creeks and culverts to overflow. Residents are warned to stay »

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Insurance firm pays university to cut climate risk

Canada’s largest insurance company, Intact Insurance, is paying Waterloo University $4.25 million to help mitigate the risks associated with climate change. Insurance payouts have gone up dramatically in recent years, much of that attributed to storms caused by climate change. »

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Water expert shocked at location of proposed new Calgary sports complex

With a variety of experts saying cities and builders need to take a changing climate into consideration, a huge new stadium complex is proposed on the bank of the Bow River in Calgary, Alberta. The Calgary Flames hockey organization announced »


Winter’s legacy: potential for major damaging floods

As Canada enters it’s first few days of spring, it seems the wild winter in central and especially maritime Canada has left a potentially disastrous legacy. Already with the heavy snow load, a number of building have suffered roof collapses »

Environment, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Indigenous Nation evicts hydro personnel, continues occupation

After an eviction notice sent to Manitoba Hydro, the western Canadian province’s electrical energy utility was ignored, the Indigenous Pimicikamak Cree Nation of Cross Lake occupied the generating station on their traditional lands, and ended up meeting with representatives of the utility »


Harsh winter, harsh spring

Following the long and bitterly cold winter experienced by much of southern Canada, comes more unpleasant surprise for many areas, in the form of floods. In many cases the floods are being caused by ice jams on rivers. Due to »