Canada Floods

Hundreds Of Quebec Homes Flooded By Rising River Water

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.21.2017 | Canada

The flooding is the worst in the region since 1998.

Canada Must Take Global Opportunity To End HFC Pollution

Catherine McKenna | Posted 10.14.2016 | Canada Politics
Catherine McKenna

Bold action to phase out HFCs could bring remarkable results. In Paris last year, leaders dared to set a goal of limiting global warming to below two degress Celsius. If we act in Kigali and phase out HFCs, scientists believe we could avoid 0.5 degrees Celsius of warming by the end of the century.

In Emergency Management, Strategy Rarely Translates Into Action

Johanu Botha | Posted 08.18.2016 | Canada Politics
Johanu Botha

In my research on Canadian and American emergency management agencies, I've found significant differences between official disaster strategies and how disaster responses actually unfold. For example, 'lessons learned' and theories of emergency management consistently call for formal coordination of all the organizations involved in disaster response.

Flood Insurance Isn't There When Canadians Need It: Report

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.15.2016 | Canada Alberta

Southern Alberta's 2013 floods caused $6 billion in damage.

Tory Candidate In B.C. Hit Hard After Questioning Man-Made Climate Change

Carol Linnitt | Posted 10.09.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Carol Linnitt

"This is common within the Harper Tories to find people whose views are based on... I don't know where they get their views from, but they're not scientific."

Welcome to an Extreme, Warming World

David Suzuki | Posted 07.08.2016 | Canada Impact
David Suzuki

Earth is clearly experiencing more frequent extreme weather than in the past, and we can expect it to get worse as we burn more coal, oil and gas and pump more carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. This can have profound and costly impacts on everything from agriculture to infrastructure, not to mention human health and life.

Canadian Cities Not Prepared For Floods: Study

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.21.2016 | Canada

Ottawa emerged as the best prepared, with a score of A-minus.

The Overlooked Group of Climate Change Fighters

David Fogarty | Posted 10.01.2014 | Canada Impact
David Fogarty

There are a group of people often overlooked in the fight against climate change and they can be one of our greatest allies as we figure out how to limit the damage from extreme weather, rising seas and threats to food security. They are the millions of indigenous people who live in the world's remaining forests. Often overlooked, ignored, marginalized and attacked, they stand at the heart of a global solution on climate change that all of us, whether we live in big cities or remote villages, can benefit from.

Saskatchewan Premier Asks Harper For $100 Million For Flood Relief

CBC | Posted 09.04.2014 | Canada

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says he has no doubt the federal government will approve his request for an advance of $100 million dollars for disast...

Fighting Climate Change is Now Less Gloomy, More Optimistic... Even Fun!

David Fogarty | Posted 06.17.2014 | Canada
David Fogarty

Depending on where you are, it's been getting hotter, colder, drier, wetter, stormier. Indeed, the changes, particularly the intensity of heatwaves and droughts, have been occurring faster than many scientists predicted. And that's made it a bit easier to feel there is something real about climate change.

Rail, Pipeline and Climate Disasters Are Symptoms of Oily Addiction

David Suzuki | Posted 09.15.2013 | Canada
David Suzuki

Like smokers who put off quitting until their health starts to suffer, we're learning what happens when bad habits catch up with us. We're witnessing the terrible effects of fossil fuel addiction every day. Transport accidents are also increasing as governments and industry scramble to get fuels out of the ground and to market as quickly as possible.

Albertans Helping Albertans, Any Way They Can

Patrick LaMontagne | Posted 09.05.2013 | Canada Alberta
Patrick LaMontagne

When the flooding began in Canmore on the night of June 19th, nobody expected that the next few days would become such a nightmare for Southern Alberta. When the water finally began to recede, people transitioned from survival to recovery. Now, we're all learning to live with it. The financial devastation is going to be incredibly difficult for many to handle. Even for those who have policies with insurance companies who are covering some of their damage, the floods have obliterated any budget planning and savings for a lot of families. We've been told for years that many Canadians are carrying too much debt. Something like this increases the burden of that weight and some may break under it.

Looking Back On Winnipeg From Flooded Calgary

Benjamin Morris | Posted 08.21.2013 | Canada Alberta
Benjamin Morris

As I lay here in my home in south Calgary I consider myself lucky and grateful. My home is completely dry, just like my home in Winnipeg back in the Flood of the Century of 1997. Although I was left unscathed I can still feel the confusion, frustration, and shock.

Seven Reasons to Visit Calgary After the Flood

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 08.23.2013 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

As we observe the historic flood and the damage it has done to this marvellous city and its neighbours, I wanted to list the great many things to celebrate about Calgary and southern Alberta. It's a reminder of why you should visit, once the water has receded and the restoration has begun.

Calgary Is Flooded With Love

Robin Farr | Posted 08.21.2013 | Canada Alberta
Robin Farr

We've only lived here for a year and a half but Calgary has been home to me for much longer than that. As a city we are blessed with incredible public services and fantastic first responders. And I'm watching as our flooded city floods them with love.

Forget About Landslide Election Results: These Landslides Kill Children

Mariah Griffin-Angus | Posted 09.02.2012 | Canada Travel
Mariah Griffin-Angus

It is a terrible irony that in order to eke out a living, Ugandan villagers must farm Mount Elgon to the point where it threatens their survival. The loss of their land, and the destruction of the environment have put them at the mercy of forces beyond their control. As climate change places increasing pressures on the Third World such tragedies will become the norm.

Turmel Urges Feds To Keep Manitoba Above water

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.15.2011 | Canada

WINNIPEG - Interim NDP Leader Nycole Turmel urged the federal government to develop a national disaster-prevention program Saturday, following a half-...

Is Oil Ever Ethical?

David Suzuki | Posted 12.06.2011 | Canada
David Suzuki

Ezra Levant acknowledges that exploiting and using fossil fuels has environmental impacts. Does that mean there is a hierarchy of ethical practices or that one ethical practice cancels out other unethical activities?

Slave Lake Upbeat Despite Flooding Danger

The Canadian Press | Posted 09.08.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- SLAVE LAKE, Alta. - They've already endured a raging wildfire and are now faced with a flood, but residents of Slave Lake, Alta....

Slave Lake Can't Catch A Break

The Canadian Press | Posted 09.07.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- SLAVE LAKE, Alta. - Slave Lake, the northern Alberta town devastated by a forest fire, is being deluged with water. Heavy rai...

Manitoba Prepares For The Worst

CBC | Posted 09.01.2011 | Canada

CBC -- Canadian Forces personnel will join flood-fighting efforts in Souris, Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger announced Saturday. "The Town of Souris...

How to Become an Environmentalist

David Suzuki | Posted 08.21.2011 | Canada
David Suzuki

Reports about floods and droughts and sea ice and climate change get sandwiched between clips about scandals and celebrities, and so we view them as isolated events. An environmental perspective would consider the possibility that many of the events are connected to an underlying cause.

More Floods For Manitoba?

CBC | Posted 08.11.2011 | Canada

CBC -- Officials in Manitoba are scrambling to shore up flood defences, before a major rain storm descends on waterlogged areas of the province Sunday...

Layton To Visit Flooded Richelieu Valley

CBC | Posted 07.30.2011 | Canada Politics

(CBC) -- Residents of Quebec's flood-stricken Richelieu Valley, hit by yet another rise in water levels over the weekend, will get a visit from NDP Le...