Philippines Typhoon

What World Water Day Really Means

We don't think much about water here in Canada - just turn on the tap and out it pours! But around the world, clean water is more elusive. It can mean the difference between life and death. For World...

UBC Researchers Become Rescuers

A marine conservation group from the University of British Columbia is at the forefront of delivering aid to some of the most remote and hardest hit villages in the Philippines in the aftermath of Typ...

17 Canadians Still Missing

OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs officials are still trying to track down 17 Canadians who remain unaccounted for in the typhoon-ravaged Philippines.But they say they still have no reports of any Canadians ki...

Philippines Tragedy Shows Canada Needs a Climate Change Wake-Up Call

As people in the Philippines struggle with the devastation and death from the worst storm to hit land in recorded history, world leaders are meeting in Warsaw, Poland, to discuss the climate crisis. Given the slow progress at the 18 meetings held since 1992 -- when countries from around the world joined the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change -- it's hard not to be pessimistic. Canada, in particular, has been repeatedly singled out among the close to 200 member countries for obstructing progress and not doing enough to address climate change at home.

"I Learned the Smell of Death"

I will never forget that trip to the Tacloban Airport -- it was noontime, and the air was already humid and stale, a far cry from the billowing winds of Typhoon Haiyan two days prior. A jeepney driver ahead told us to cover our noses as we passed, for the air reeked of the dead. "Where are the bodies?" I asked him. "There in the rubble," he said.

4 Filipino-Montrealers Missing

Four people from Montreal’s Côte-des-Neiges neighbourhood are missing in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the island nation in Southeast Asia. Sisters Cristita Magno and Virginia Magno...

Typhoon: Metro Vancouver Rallies

VANCOUVER - Even amid fears for the safety of his own family in the Philippines, Pastor Levi Estores tries to encourage members of his congregation in Vancouver not to lose hope for their loved ones c...

Helping the Children of the Philippines

As Typhoon Haiyan carved a ruthless path across the Philippines Friday, World Vision staff watched in horror. They imagined what might be happening to the children, especially in remote regions. World Vision has decades of experience protecting and providing for children and their families in emergency situations like this. As always, children will be the main focus.

$5 Million In Aid For Typhoon Victims

WINNIPEG - Canadians with family members in the Philippines were anxiously watching TVs and the internet for news of a massive typhoon that has devastated the Asian country.Many of those people live i...