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Gov’t of Canada Provides Funding to Increase Flood Resilience in Yellowknife

New funding has been announced by the Government of Canada and the City of Yellowknife to support a project that will increase flood resilience...

New Reports Give Sask. Guidance on Flood and Natural Hazards

Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Government Relations has released a Saskatchewan Flood and Natural Hazard Risk Assessment that provincial and local officials can use as an...

Colwood, B.C. Hosts Community Climate Adaptation Project

Colwood, B.C. has been selected along with seven other communities to participate in an Island-wide collaborative project to help communities understand how a changing...

Improved Weather-Forecasting Infrastructure Moves Forward

Installation proceeds on a $95-million upgrade of Canada’s weather-forecasting infrastructure, with the completion of a new radar system in Blainville, Quebec. Improved prediction of weather-related...

Ont. Ice Storm Caused Over $190M in Insured Damage

Strong winds, flooding, heavy snow, and ice from the mid-April ice storm in southern Ontario resulted in more than $190 million in insured damage,...

New Brunswick Increases Funding for Emergency Preparedness

The Government of New Brunswick has announced an additional $1.7 million in funding to help improve local emergency preparedness and double the number of...

Drought Levels 3 & 4 in B.C. Watersheds, Despite Spring Floods

The Government of British Columbia has announced a Level 4 drought rating for the Coldwater River watershed and a Level 3 drought rating for...

Extreme Weather and Sea Level Change Increase Threefold

Organizations representing the actuarial profession in Canada and the United States launched the Actuaries Climate Index (ACI), which has found that incidents of extreme...

FCM: Invest in Water Resource Management for Budget 2017

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has released its recommendations for the federal government’s 2017 budget, which includes an emphasis on continued investment in...

Flood Prevention Initiatives Include Tearing Up Canadian Streets

Five Canadian cities will have portions of their asphalt roads ripped up and replaced with permeable brick and gravel this summer in an effort...

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