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Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics

Ottawa invests $5M in wildland fires research

With wildland fires growing in frequency and intensity across the country, the federal government will be investing $5 million towards the development of a Wildland Fire Research Network in Canada, Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan announced Wednesday. To increase Canada’s »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life

Alberta prepares for wildfire season amid COVID-19 pandemic

Canada’s western province of Alberta with its wide prairie and vast boreal forest, last year experienced more than one million acres burned by wildfires. That’s over 400,000 kilometres, or several times the entire size of Ireland (84,000km). The majority (70%) »

International, Politics

What world leaders are expected to discuss at the G7 summit

Climate change, fading global economic growth and relations with China are likely to dominate discussions at the G7 leaders’ summit as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joins his British, French, German, Italian, Japanese and U.S. counterparts in the French resort town »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics

Trudeau calls for world leaders to do more to protect the environment

As tens of thousands of wildfires ravage the Amazonian rainforest, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has joined the rising chorus of Western leaders saying more needs to be done to protect the “lungs of the planet.” Trudeau joined his French counterpart, »

Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology

Re-birth of a Canadian aircraft legend?

Canada has produced some of the world’s most iconic aircraft. Not only did this country build Hurricanes, Mosquitos, and Lancasters among others during the Second World War, but unique and revered designs like the Noorduyn Norseman, Beaver, and Twin Otter, »

Environment & Animal Life, Health

Vancouver’s dangerous conditions

Vancouver’s smokey skies and record-setting high temperatures are a dangerous combination for many residents. The images can be beautiful. Even Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services was moved to use a reference to Star Wars, and the fictional desert planet when issuing »

Society

39,000 people forced to flee British Columbia wildfires

About 39,000 people have been forced to flee their homes in British Columbia and another 20,000 are on evacuation alert as the wildfires raging throughout the province grow more intense, said Monday federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale. Provincial authorities »

Environment & Animal Life, Health

Smokey Saskatchewan: Wildfires in the west cause health warning

Smoke from dozens of forest fires in the central prairie province of Saskatchewan is blanketing almost the entire province. The smoke is affecting residents from Uranium City in the north to Oxbow in the southeast — and all points in »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life

Record wildfire season?

Climate change predictions seem to be coming true.  Last year was a record year for destructive wildfires in Canada, and this year seems on target to break that record.  Generally drier conditions throughout Canada’s boreal forest, combined with lightning have »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life

Water worries in western Canada

Summer drought and severe crop loss possible With the unusual climate conditions experienced across Canada this year, there are now worries about water supply in western Canada. There was a record minimum snowfall this year from the west coast, right »