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Fiona cleanup: Federal government poised to send more troops to Atlantic Canada
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Fiona cleanup: Federal government poised to send more troops to Atlantic Canada

Defence Minister Anita Anand says there are now 700 military members in Atlantic Canada helping with the cleanup after post-tropical storm Fiona left much of the region in tatters. Anand said Thursday that Canadian Armed Forces members in Nova Scotia, P.E.I. and southwestern Newfoundland are helping to clear debris, reopen roads, check on residents and...

Fiona hits Newfoundland: Houses collapse, resident rescued after she is swept to sea
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Fiona hits Newfoundland: Houses collapse, resident rescued after she is swept to sea

Neighbours pulled a woman from the waters off southwestern Newfoundland early Saturday after a storm surge caused by post-tropical storm Fiona enveloped her home, causing it and several others to collapse into huge waves driven by hurricane-force winds. RCMP Cpl. Jolene Garland said police were also investigating reports that a second woman had been swept...

B.C. scientists see recovery but fear more heat domes could change ecosystems forever
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B.C. scientists see recovery but fear more heat domes could change ecosystems forever

A year after the heat dome event that killed billions of plants and animals in British Columbia, scientists say ecosystems are recovering, but could be transformed forever if such events become more frequent. Cold-water marine species could be replaced by warm-water organisms, triggering cascading effects through the environment, said Christopher Harley, a zoology professor at...

B.C. launches heat alert and response system to help people, communities stay safe
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B.C. launches heat alert and response system to help people, communities stay safe

A two-stage heat response system will be introduced in British Columbia to help people and communities stay safe as temperatures rise and the threat of a deadly heat-related emergency increases.  The B.C. Heat Alert and Response System will include two categories: heat warnings and extreme heat emergency alerts, Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth said Monday....

NASA releases satellite images of Manitoba flooding; province bracing for more rain
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NASA releases satellite images of Manitoba flooding; province bracing for more rain

Severe flooding that has displaced thousands of people in southern Manitoba has reached levels that are quite literally out of this world.  Satellite images of flooding in the Red River Valley were NASA Earth Observatory’s images of the day on Thursday. The two false-colour images, taken on Tuesday and Wednesday, show the flooded valley on...