Highlights/wildfires

Society

British Columbia braces for hot and windy weekend as wildfires burn

Authorities in British Columbia are bracing for a hot and windy weekend that could fan the flames of even more wildfires, which have already forced 16,000 people to flee their homes across the province. About 188 fires are currently burning» 

Environment

Another wildfire, hot weather in British Columbia

Fire crews responded to a second wildfire in the western province of British Columbia today, this time in the community of Kaleden. On Monday, a fire near Harrison Lake forced campers to evacuate as a wildfire burned out of control.» 

Environment, Society

The Good, and the bad, of disaster relief

With the destruction of a substantial part of the northern Alberta town of Fort McMurray, there has been a generous outpouring of donations from across Canada to help the tens of thousands temporarily displaced. With some 2600 buildings burned, thousands» 

Economy, Environment

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»