Highlights / wildfires

Environment, Society

10,000 people forced out by Alberta wildfires

The wildfires raging across northern Alberta have forced about 10,000 people from their homes, according to numbers released by provincial authorities. And the Western Canadian province is not going to get any respite in the coming days, officials said. “This» 

Environment

Climate change played major role in extreme wildfire: study

Canadian scientists have found that human-induced climate change played a major role in the extreme wildfire in the western province of British Columbia (B.C.) in 2017. “As the climate continues to warm, we can expect that costly extreme wildfires seasons» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Study shows wildfires are accelerating permafrost melt

Many studies have shown that the huge permafrost layers under the Arctic are melting. A newly published study shows that the permafrost in northern regions in the boreal forest may be melting much faster than previously thought, up to 25» 

Environment, Health

Smoke from wildfires: health concerns, cancellations

As the many wildfires continue to ravage forests in west coast British Columbia, new health concerns are being raised about smoke pollution. In addition, several airports in the province had to cancel flights as the thick smoke made it too» 

Environment, International

British Columbia: wildfires worse due to climate change

It’s summer in Canada, and that means wildfire season. Indeed, wildfires have been seen in greater and more destructive quantities in areas around the world in the past few years, including this year. Sweden for example has experienced massive forest» 

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» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

Canadians’ interests revealed in Google searches

Hurricane Irma was one of the topics most searched by Canadians in 2017, according to the 17th annual survey of top-trending searches on Google. The hurricane that battered the Caribbean and Florida starting on August 30th  was also widely searched» 

Environment, Health

Smoke affects half of British Columbia

Months of wildfires and extreme heat have created smoky conditions to the point that air quality advisories have been issued for the lower half of the province of British Columbia in western Canada. The area of this western province measures» 

Environment, Society

British Columbia wildfire triggers evacuation order affecting 1,100 people near Kelowna

Authorities in the Pacific Coast province of British Columbia issued an evacuation order affecting about 1,100 people living east of the city of Kelowna Thursday because of the threat of a wildfire. Fire crews from the Joe Rich, Kelowna, Ellison» 

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»