Environment Canada

Wind Chill Brings -62 °C Temps To Iqaluit

CBC | Posted 01.27.2015 | Canada

Environment Canada issued extreme cold weather warnings for Iqaluit, Clyde River and Pond Inlet today, warning that temperatures around the -40 C ma...

Canadian Weather Forecasts And Warnings Are About To Get Better

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.15.2015 | Canada Politics

CALGARY - Canada's environment minister chose a city that has had more than its fair share of extreme weather events to announce $134 million Thursday...

Winter Storm Continues To Wreak Havoc Across B.C.

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.05.2015 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Highways and schools closed, thousands of residents lost power, and avalanche experts issued backcountry warnings, as parts of British Col...

Winter Storm's A-Comin'

CBC | Posted 01.02.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Environment Canada is promising a "messy meteorological medley" on B.C.'s South Coast starting Saturday as a strengthening high pressu...

The Canadian Government Is Failing Endangered Species

Sheryl Fink | Posted 02.11.2015 | Canada Politics
Sheryl Fink

In the past two weeks, the government of Canada has come under fire several times over its complete lack of effort when it comes to the protection of endangered species. The gap between what Canada says -- and what it actually does -- for conservation continues to widen, and it is wildlife who pays the price.

Here's What Canada Could Do To Hit Those 2020 Emissions Targets

CBC | Posted 02.09.2015 | Canada Business

Canada's carbon pollution target for 2020 could have been nearly met if the country had widely implemented some successful regional policies sta...

Waves Of Storms Drench B.C.

CBC | Posted 02.08.2015 | Canada British Columbia

A second wave of a powerful subtropical storm is set to pound the West Coast today with high winds on Vancouver Island, and another round of heavy rai...

Concern Grows Around Tories' Oil Spill Cleanup Reforms

CBC | Posted 02.03.2015 | Canada Business

Concern is growing around Bill C-22, which would change the rules around oil spill cleanups. The technology for cleaning up oil spills, such as using ...

Environment Canada Says Winter Will Be Warmer And Shorter Than Last Year

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 12.15.2014 | Canada

This year's winter will be better than the last, according to Canada's official forecast. Environment Canada released its winter outlook for 2014-2...

This Has Most Canadians 'Extremely' Concerned About Their Children

CBC | Posted 01.28.2015 | Canada

A new Environics poll suggests a majority of Canadians worry about climate change and how it will affect their children and grandchildren. The surve...

Another Storm To Batter B.C. Coast

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.27.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Environment Canada is once again warning of blustery winds and heavy rainfall for the B.C. coast as the remnants of a tropical storm appro...

Harper's New Climate PR Campaign Is Downright Orwellian

Carol Linnitt | Posted 11.26.2014 | Canada Politics
Carol Linnitt

Facing criticism in the lead up to the U.N. Climate Summit, which prime minister Stephen Harper did not attend, the Harper Government released a new public outreach campaign through Environment Canada. Already critics are pointing to the apparent disparity between the Environment Canada campaign and Canada's waning reputation on the international stage.

We Need To Do More To Ensure Canada's Wildlife Is Protected

Ecojustice | Posted 11.10.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Ecojustice

According to Environment Canada, there are more than 525 plant and animal species -- including the woodland caribou, greater sage-grouse, and piping plover -- at risk of disappearing from the country.

Fake Weather Warning Captures Calgary's All-Too-Real Pain

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.08.2014 | Canada Alberta

Sometimes it takes fiction to capture the true nature of terrible pain. This is one of those times. Calgary is coping with unseasonably cold weathe...

Canada's War on Science Brings Us International Shame

Carol Linnitt | Posted 11.09.2014 | Canada Politics
Carol Linnitt

Canada's so-called "War on Science" has made international headlines, especially after deep funding cuts led to the closure of some of Canada's most important research centres. Thousands of federal scientists from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans as well as Environment Canada have lost their jobs as a result of the cuts. Since 2006 the Harper government has introduced strict communications procedures that prevent scientists from speaking freely about -- and at times even publishing -- their research.

Thousands Without Power In Montreal

CBC | Posted 09.08.2014 | Canada

Hydro-Québec crews are restoring power to tens of thousands of customers after strong winds buffeted southern Quebec Tuesday night, downing branches...

B.C. City Fined $50K For Toxic Spill

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.10.2014 | Canada British Columbia

PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. - The City of Prince Rupert has been fined $50,000 by Environment Canada for the illegal discharge of chemicals into the ocean fro...

The Award For Canada's Biggest Producer Of Greenhouse Gases Goes To..

CP | Will Campbell, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.12.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - An environmental analyst says the rise of oil and gas production as Canada's biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions adds further weight ...

Plenty Of Cold Weather To Go Around

CBC | Posted 05.25.2014 | Canada

As Atlantic Canada braces for a massive spring storm that is expected to bring up to 60 cm of snow and wind gusts of more than 100 km/h Wednesday, peo...

BEAST IN THE EAST

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.25.2014 | Canada

HALIFAX - Across a large swath of Atlantic Canada, people who ventured outside Wednesday felt the cold sting of a massive spring blizzard that brought...

Snow, Freezing Rain Warning

CBC | Posted 04.11.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Snow removal crews in Vancouver are preparing the city's major roads in anticipation of snow on Sunday afternoon and into Monday morning. Seve...

Frigid Temps To Hit Vancouver

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 02.03.2014 | Canada British Columbia

They may be laughable to anyone suffering from the polar vortex out east, but Metro Vancouver is set to see temperatures so cold this week that they m...

'Just The Die-Hards Are Coming Out'

CP | Rob Drinkwater, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.07.2014 | Canada

Canadians are accustomed to cold weather to the point where many take pride in knowing that their particular region is colder then another.But that pe...

What You Need To Know About New Weather Warnings

CP | John Cotter, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.28.2014 | Canada

EDMONTON - The federal government is working on a new way to warn Canadians about the need to protect themselves from the dangers of frigid weather.Ri...

Oilsands Water Released Into Rivers?

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.15.2014 | Canada Business

EDMONTON - Oilsands producers are talking with the federal and Alberta governments about conditions under which water from the industry's tailings pon...