Canada Sandy

Living With Risk and Learning from Disaster Post-Sandy

Rosemary McCarney | Posted 01.16.2013 | Canada Impact
Rosemary McCarney

Hurricane Sandy certainly got our attention. Billions of dollars (and counting) in damages. Communities crippled and left in the cold without electricity. Nearly 200 lives lost. Sadly, with the stark realities of climate change and frequency of extreme weather events, this likely won't be the last natural disaster we experience or witness in our lifetime or even this decade. So, what are we to do about that?

Sandy Is a Glimpse into Our Future

David Suzuki | Posted 01.07.2013 | Canada
David Suzuki

The storm that wreaked havoc on Caribbean nations and the U.S. East Coast in late October offers a glimpse into our future. Along with recent heavy rainfall, flooding, heat waves and droughts throughout the world, it's the kind of severe weather event scientists have been telling us to expect as global temperatures rise.

Lending a Hand After Sandy

Ashley Peoples | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Ashley Peoples

It's a lucky, guilty, overwhelming feeling to be sitting in a Red Hook, Brooklyn cafe, on my laptop, well fed, well caffeinated, well clothed, and with no personal hurricane horror stories. Emotions and opinions are running high. But these same people remain helpful and hopeful and charitable. Neighbours with power offer others a place to shower, a place to cook. Everyone offers advice on how to get help, how to help.

Will Sandy's Strength Spur Climate Change Coverage?

Sangita Iyer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Sangita Iyer

For a long time North Americans were oblivious to a problem taking place in geographically isolated places. The television media thus neglected to bring the global climate change message closer to home, and in the process seem to have disengaged people emotionally from the issue. But now climate change is knocking on our doorsteps.

Dispatches from Down East: Why My Halloween Spirit Lives On

Lori Gard | Posted 01.01.2013 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

Halloween may well be a time of ghost, goblins, witches and spirits. But when I celebrate Halloween, my focus is on loftier ideals. That is, on the drawing together of neighborhoods and communities in a unified desire to slow down and re-focus on all things fun and pleasurable.

An Urban Girl's Tips for Surviving a Natural Disaster

Melissa Bessey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Melissa Bessey

As New York works around the clock to repair the extensive damage done by Sandy and Torontonians call their trusted arborists to remove damaged and destroyed trees, many people are wondering how emergency-ready they truly are. I had a mission to find emergency-ready items unique to the big city.

How Sandy Will Impact the Travel Industry

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 12.30.2012 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

The historic storm that's sweeping across the eastern part of North America is the most significant weather event to impact the travel industry since the eruption of an Icelandic volcano in April 2010. Sandy, the hurricane-turned-post-tropical cyclone, will be responsible for the grounding of more than 20,000 flights and the loss of millions of dollars in revenue for the North American tourism industry. But it appears the storm's disruption for travellers will be far less debilitating than predicted.

Canadian Company Sorry For Insensitive Sandy Tweet

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.30.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - President's Choice has apologized for an "insensitive" tweet about hurricane Sandy that has left many Canadians with a bad taste.The private...

What's Closed In Canada After Sandy

CBC | Posted 12.30.2012 | Canada

The effects of post-tropical storm Sandy are being felt across Ontario and Quebec. Here are the latest closures, cancellations and delays: ...

Why Newspapers Let Sandy Blow Paywalls Down

Mitch Joel | Posted 12.29.2012 | Canada Business
Mitch Joel

With Hurricane Sandy happening, the Wall Street Journal and New York Times took down their paywalls. The altruist might think these newspapers are helping the masses with a public service. The cynic might see a very different picture. What makes this situation both unique and different is how easily technology enables information to be free and shareable or locked down and private. With a flick of the switch these massive publishers control access to information. We can debate the good and the bad of this, but what is important is how instant the access is...or isn't.

Sandy Weakens After Hammering U.S. East Coast And Canada

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.30.2012 | Canada

TORONTO — A superstorm that hammered parts of Central and Eastern Canada with high winds and heavy rain started petering out Tuesday, though its eff...