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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...

Cattle helping to manage B.C. wildfire risk with targeted grazing
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Cattle helping to manage B.C. wildfire risk with targeted grazing

A handful of ranchers in British Columbia’s Interior are getting ready to graze their cattle in concentrated areas near homes and community infrastructure, where they’ll eat the grasses that dry over the summer and heighten the wildfire risk. As part of a pilot program led by the B.C. Cattlemen’s Association, ranchers around Kelowna, Peachland, Summerland and...

Winter storm causing school closures, transportation disruptions in parts of Ontario
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Winter storm causing school closures, transportation disruptions in parts of Ontario

A winter storm of rare proportions blanketed much of southern Ontario with heavy snow Monday, causing widespread school closures and travel disruptions, at one point shutting down two major highways. Environment Canada issued snowfall, winter storm or blizzard warnings for a stretch of the province spanning from the Cornwall area to the east, the Algonquin...

Visit to flooded farm gives ‘greater sense of loss’: B.C. agriculture minister
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Visit to flooded farm gives ‘greater sense of loss’: B.C. agriculture minister

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — The federal agriculture minister and her provincial counterpart said they were both moved to tears hearing about the devastation farmers endured in British Columbia’s recent floods and how those same people found the strength to help each other. Marie-Claude Bibeau was joined by her provincial counterpart Lana Popham on Friday for a...

B.C. floods cause at least $450 million in damage, Insurance Bureau of Canada reports
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B.C. floods cause at least $450 million in damage, Insurance Bureau of Canada reports

VANCOUVER — The Insurance Bureau of Canada estimates the insured damage caused by flooding in British Columbia last month at $450 million, calling it the “most costly severe weather event in the province’s history.” However, the overall costs are expected to be much higher since many people affected by the flooding in southwestern B.C. were...

Worst of B.C. weather over; massive cleanup, rebuild ahead, says government
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Worst of B.C. weather over; massive cleanup, rebuild ahead, says government

VICTORIA, December 2, 2021 — The successive storms that brutalized southern British Columbia with floods and slides caused by record amounts of rainfall were declared over Thursday, but now the cleanup and costly rebuild lie ahead, says the public safety minister. The work will involve repairing vital transportation routes crippled by floods and slides, restoring...