Canada Tsunami

Despite Fukushima, Scientists Say Eating West Coast Fish is Safe

David Suzuki | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
David Suzuki

Due to continued contamination following the Fukushima disaster, social media is now abuzz with people swearing off fish from the Pacific Ocean. Given the lack of information around containment efforts, some may find this reasonable. But preliminary research shows fish caught off Canada's Pacific Coast are safe to eat.

Mystery Boat Washes Ashore

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A boat that washed up on Vancouver Island appears to have been pushed across the Pacific Ocean by the massive Japanese tsunami of 2011. The boat, wh...

Tsunami Warning Text Messages Fail To Provide Any Info

Robin Rowland | Posted 05.11.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Robin Rowland

For the past month, text message tsunami warnings from the West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center have transformed from clear, concise vital information to incomprehensible computer code with a link to a useless URL -- at least on my Bell Android Samsung phone.

B.C. Haida Gwaii Earthquake Preps Stalled By Feds, Says B.C. MP

Robin Rowland | Posted 05.02.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Robin Rowland

The Stephen Harper government is stalling on requests for better earthquake preparation on B.C.'s Haida Gwaii, according to NDP MP for Skeena-Bulkley Valley, Nathan Cullen.

How BC Zoned Out On The Tsunami Warning

Robin Rowland | Posted 01.07.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Robin Rowland

Kitimat, B.C. and New York had one thing in common this week: the misuse and use of social media, Twitter and Facebook that spread both accurate warnings and dangerous misinformation about an impending disaster.

Day After Tomorrow: What Metro Van Would Look Like

The Huffington Post B.C. | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver would survive a tsunami, but Richmond might have a hard time coping if it was flooded with the same force as Hurricane Sandy this week, acco...

B.C. Earthquake Response Delayed

The Huffington Post B.C. | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 10.29.2012 | Canada British Columbia

B.C. towns are criticizing the provincial government for what they call a delayed response to a 7.7-magnitude earthquake on Saturday night. Tofino ...

Watching the Watchdog: Daily Planet Still Fails to Thrill

Tim Knight | Posted 06.24.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

Each of the stories is doubtless scientifically sound, but seldom do any of them inspire the kind of interest and anticipation which makes a viewer hang in (postpone the beer or bathroom break) to find out how it all turns out.

Chinese Dams Will Damn the Country

Patricia Adams | Posted 06.12.2012 | Canada Politics
Patricia Adams

Chinese citizens are becoming increasingly vociferous in their outrage over lives risked, and lost, to shoddy standards, most recently in the country's food and high-speed rail industry. Should a dam suffer catastrophic dam collapse, that anger could quickly spill over to the hydropower industry for threatening ordinary citizens' lives.