Atlantic Canada

WATCH: Storm Blows Away Reporters

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.27.2014 | Canada

Yep. The storm that hit Canada's east coast on Wednesday was a mean one. It brought winds stronger than 2004's "White Juan", plenty of snow and knocke...

Thousands Without Power After Spring Storm Blasts Atlantic Canada

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.27.2014 | Canada

NEW GLASGOW, P.E.I. - A crew of firefighters spent three hours trying to reach a burning home in central P.E.I. on Wednesday, only to be thwarted by h...

If You Don't Believe in Climate Change, Just Look Out the Window

David Suzuki | Posted 03.17.2014 | Canada
David Suzuki

The world first heard urgent climate change warnings in 1988, issued by an international meeting of climatologists in Toronto. The evidence then was so compelling that one report declared global warming a threat to human survival second only to nuclear war and called for a 20 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions over 15 years. The anecdotes in a new film, Climate Change in Atlantic Canada, add up to an overwhelming warning that social, economic and ecological costs are rapidly mounting and we must take climate change seriously. As one person says, "If you don't believe it, just look out the window."

Thousands Without Power In Newfoundland After Blizzard

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.06.2014 | Canada

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Tens of thousands of Newfoundland Power customers were in the dark and buried in snow Saturday following a fire at a terminal stati...

Climate Change Could Throw Atlantic Canada into Chaos

David Suzuki | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada
David Suzuki

We sometimes too easily overlook Canadians in the Maritimes and Newfoundland and Labrador -- coastal regions, like ours, on the front lines of climate change. Atlantic Canada faces risks if climate change is left unchecked, with more severe storms causing surging tides, flooding and widespread coastal erosion.

How Bad Journalism Demeans Atlantic Canada

Nick Fillmore | Posted 07.14.2013 | Canada Politics
Nick Fillmore

National business journalists and columnists have bought into Prime Minister Stephen Harper's demeaning view that folks in the Atlantic region are backward and have a defeatist attitude. Framed in contemptuous language, they're promoting untested economic ideas that, if adopted, would seriously damage the economy -- and the people -- of the region.

Snowstorm Wallops Atlantic Canada

CP | Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.10.2013 | Canada

HALIFAX - A day after old man winter vented his wrath on Central Canada, a fierce snowstorm thrashed the East Coast on Saturday, grounding flights, ho...

Clement Knocks Think-Tank's Jobs Report

CBC | Posted 02.01.2013 | Canada Politics

Conservative MP and Treasury Board president Tony Clement lashed out against a report recently released by a Halifax-based think-tank that claims 4,00...

Hurricane Ophelia Weakens To Category 3, Heading For Atlantic Canada

CBC | Posted 12.02.2011 | Canada

Heavy rain from the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia has caused flooding on Newfoundland's Burin Peninsula and the evacuation of some homes ...