Articles tagged "canada"

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Massive blizzard dumps huge amounts of snow on B.C., forces closure of ski resorts

A powerful storm that hit British Columbia, Canada over the weekend, leaving more than 73 000 people without electricity, dumped massive amounts of snow on Vancouver Island, creating dangerous conditions that forced ski resorts and roads to temporarily close. Mount...

January 23, 2018

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Toronto breaks 59-year-old low temperature record, Canada

With chilling -23 °C (-9.4 °F), the city of Toronto, Canada woke up to record-breaking cold January 5 today. Officials are advising people who will be out to cover up due to the risk of frostbite developing within minutes. The Extreme Cold Weather Alert...

January 05, 2018

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Winter storm hits British Columbia and Alberta, leaving 2 dead, 75 000 without power

Heavy snow and freezing rain caused extensive damage to power lines across British Columbia and Alberta, Canada on December 19, 2017, leaving 75 000 customers without power. At least two people were killed in southern Alberta. According to BC Hydro, the hardest hit...

December 20, 2017

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Extreme Cold Weather Alert issued for Toronto, seek shelter, check on loved ones

The City of Toronto, Canada has issued an Extreme Cold Weather Alert on Monday, December 12, 2017, that will be in effect until further notice. The warning was issued based on information from Environment Canada, Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto's Medical Officer of...

December 12, 2017

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New York City and Toronto experience coldest November 10 ever

On November 10, 2017, the city of Toronto, Canada registered -10.1 °C (13.8 °F), breaking its previous record for the day set it 1938. On the same day, the temperature in Central Park, New York City, US, dropped to -3.3 °C (26 °F), beating the record...

November 11, 2017

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Capital Ottawa breaks annual rainfall record, Canada

Canada's capital Ottawa has broken its annual rainfall record on Monday, October 30, 2017, two months before the end of the year. As of 08:00 local time, Monday, October 30, 2017, Canada's capital Ottawa received a total of 1 213 mm (47.75 inches) of...

October 31, 2017

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Very bright fireball illuminates British Columbia, sonic boom reported

A very bright fireball streaked across the night sky over British Columbia, Canada at 05:11 UTC on September 5, 2017 (22:11 PDT, September 4). The event lasted about 10 seconds and was followed by a sonic boom. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 224 reports...

September 05, 2017

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300 000 hectares ablaze, more than 45 000 people evacuated, British Columbia

Massive wildfires burning in Canada's British Columbia have so far scorched 300 000 hectares (741 316 acres) of land and forced more than 45 000 people to evacuate, close to a record set in 2003 when 50 000 people were forced to evacuate. The state of emergency...

July 19, 2017

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Unprecedented wildfires force evacuation of over 10 000 people in B.C., Canada

A province-wide state of emergency is in place in Canada's British Columbia since Friday, July 7, 2017, as widespread wildfires continue burning out of control across the province's southern and central parts. Officials are describing the situation as...

July 10, 2017

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Tornado touches down near Wimborne, Alberta, Canada

A tornado touched down near Wimborne and Three Hills, Alberta, Canada, around 17:10 MDT (23:10 UTC) on June 2, 2017, ripping off a barn roof and downing several trees. There are no reports of injuries or casualties. The twister was on the ground some 15 - 20...

June 03, 2017

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Heavy rain, snowmelt cause floods and mudslides in British Columbia

Heavy rain combined with warm temperatures caused severe flooding and mudslides throughout British Columbia's Interior over the weekend. Two people are missing and more than 300 have been evacuated. Environment Canada posted severe thunderstorm watches for huge...

May 08, 2017

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Extreme rainfall event affecting eastern Canada

A slow-moving weather system moving up from the southern United States is dumping heavy rain on parts of eastern Canada, especially Ontario where month's worth of rain in just 48 hours caused severe flooding problems in nation's capital region. Quebec was...

May 06, 2017

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Blizzard paralyzes eastern Canada, leaves 6 dead on roads

At least six people have been killed after a powerful blizzard moving north from the United States paralyzed eastern Canada on March 14 and 15, 2017. Environment Canada's weather office said up to 70 cm (28 inches) of snow fell on parts of Ontario, Quebec and...

March 16, 2017

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Extreme winds wreak havoc in Newfoundland and Labrador

Hurricane-force winds wreaked havoc in the Canadian most easterly province of Newfoundland and Labrador on Saturday, March 11, 2017, downing power lines, damaging homes and tipping over cars. It was the fiercest storm the province has seen in more than 10 years,...

March 13, 2017

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Mysterious humming sound coming from the seaflor, northern Canada

The humming sound, apparently coming from the seafloor is alarming local hunters in Nunavut, northern Canada, as it seems to be scaring the marine mammals. The mysterious pinging sound, described also as a "hum" and a "beep" has been reported in...

November 03, 2016


Massive snowstorm hits Nova Scotia, Canada

A strong winter storm brought heavy snowfall to Nova Scotia, Canada on January 29, 2016. 30 000 residents were left without power by the afternoon hours of January 30 (local time), and it could take another day to restore the power in all the homes, according to...

January 30, 2016


Low tide strands 16 pilot whales on the coast of Cape Breton: 10 saved, 6 others die

16 pilot whales got stranded on a shore in Cape Breton, Canada by a low tide, on Tuesday, August 4. Rescuers managed to save 10 of them, by pushing them into deeper water, while the other 6 died.20 people put their efforts into saving whales of different sizes, includin

August 07, 2015


Severe storm sweeps Calgary: Cloud-seeding team successful in reducing the hail size

Severe rainstorm accompanied with strong winds, lightning and heavy hail hit Calgary, Canada on August 4, 2015. Traffic has been delayed due to weather related incidents, one rooftop was ripped of a building, streets were blanketed with snow like hail balls and flooded

August 06, 2015


A violent tornado outbreak in Canada: Record-breaking touch-down lasted almost 3 hours

A massive tornado event took place near Pierson in the Canadian Manitoba province, around 01:30 UTC on Monday, July 28, 2015. Tornado roared through the province for almost 3 hours, until about 03:55 UTC, possibly setting the record for the longest lasting tornado touch

July 31, 2015


Fireballs explode over New Mexico and Canada, sonic booms reported

A significant fireball exploded over central New Mexico at 07:29 UTC on March 6, 2014. According to Thomas Ashcraft, who caught it on his fireball camera, it was brighter than the full Moon and it shook houses from its sonic boom. Ashcraft operates a fireball

March 07, 2014

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Strong and shallow M 6.1 earthquake struck Haida Gwaii region, Canada

A strong and shallow M 6.1 earthquake struck Haida Gwaii region (Queen Charlotte Sound), Canada, at 20:19 UTC on September 3, 2013. USGS is reporting a shallow depth of 1 km. Epicenter was located at sea, 191 km (119 miles) WSW of Bella

September 03, 2013


A month worth of rain in just a few hours - Toronto, Canada

A very warm and humid air mass resulted in the formation of thunderstorms producing very heavy rainfall across portions of Southern Ontario, Canada on July 8, 2013. Numerous thunderstorms affected the same areas resulting in significant rainfall

July 09, 2013


Devastating floods struck Alberta, Canada forcing more than 100,000 people to evacuate

Since Wednesday June 19, 2013 almost 200 millimeters of rain have fallen in some areas in Alberta, Canada devastating communities, creating mudslides and washing out many roads. On Thursday June 20, 2013 river banks have burst throughout southern Alberta, because

June 22, 2013

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Hunting near Earth objects - Canada launches NEO hunter

Canada launched world's first space telescope specifically designed to spot potentially hazardous asteroid and satellites. NEOSSat space satellite - Near Earth Object Surveillance Satellite - was launched on Monday, February 25, 2013 atop an Indian rocket. It now

March 07, 2013


M 6.3 earthquake struck offshore northern Vancouver Island, Canada

Strong earthquake registered as M 6.3 at depth of 16.6 km (10.3 miles), struck near Vancouver Island, Canada on November 08, 2012 at 02:01 UTC, according to USGS. The epicenter was located 186 km (115 miles) SSW of Port Hardy, Canada (49.185°N,

November 08, 2012


Magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit Haida Gwaii

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck Haida Gwaii; formerly the Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia, Canada on October 30, 2012 at 02:49 UTC according to USGS. The epicenter was located 189 km (117 miles) S of Masset, Canada (52.315°N, 132.208°W) at depth of 9.7 km

October 30, 2012


Strong aftershock M 6.3 struck Canada's Haida Gwaii region - Aftershock list

Canada's Haida Gwaii region struck strong aftershock at 18:54 UTC on October 28, 2012 according to USGS. This is still preliminary magnitude but the event was reviewed by seismologist. Epicenter was located 159 km (98 miles) SSW of Masset, Canada at

October 28, 2012


M 7.7 hit Haida Gwaii region - Tsunami warning for British Columbia, Alaska, Hawaii

Strong magnitude 7.7 earthquake hit Haida Gwaii region, Canada at 03:04 UTC on October 28, 2012.Epicenter was located 25 miles (40 kilometers) south of Sandspit, British Columbia on the Haida Gwaii archipelago, formerly known as the Queen Charlotte

October 28, 2012

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War on home gardens - Canada town outlaws food self-sufficiency

A Canadian couple that has been growing a beautiful, meticulously-maintained front yard vegetable and herb garden has been ordered by city officials to uproot most of it by September 1 or else face lofty fines. CBC News and others are reporting that the town of

August 07, 2012


Snowslide avalanche in Canada

Heavy winter storms have cloaked western Canada's mountains with a deep blanket of snow. The last two weeks have brought more than their fair share of new snow along the Selkirk Mountains of eastern British Columbia. Deep snow on the slopes implies the danger of

January 24, 2012


Warning of major earthquake in Canada

Canada could expect a major earthquake at any time and a top geophysicist says it should prepare itself if it is to avoid the kind of disasters that befell Japan, Italy and China in recent years.The most vulnerable region is the West Coast, which has been hit with

November 11, 2011

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Petermann Ice Island drifting in the North Atlantic off the shores of Newfoundland, Canada

After more than a year and several thousand kilometers of sailing the seas, Petermann Ice Island is still drifting in the North Atlantic off the shores of Newfoundland, Canada. The ice island has splintered several times since it dropped off the edge of Greenland's

September 17, 2011

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Crude oil extracted from tar sands one of the most controversial forms of fossil fuel

Actress Darryl Hannah and NASA scientist James Hansen are just two of the more than 800 environmental protesters that have been arrested in front of the White House this week. The crowd has been demonstrating against the proposed Keystone Pipeline XL project, which invo

September 04, 2011


Large variations in Arctic sea ice

For the last 10,000 years, summer sea ice in the Arctic Ocean has been far from constant. For several thousand years, there was much less sea ice in The Arctic Ocean - probably less than half of current amounts. This is indicated by new findings by the Danish National

August 09, 2011


Arctic tundra wildfires return after 10000-year absence

After a 10,000-year absence, wildfires have returned to the Arctic tundra, and a University of Florida study shows that their impact could extend far beyond the areas blackened by flames.In a study published in the July 28 issue of the journal Nature, UF ecologist Miche

July 30, 2011

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Pollution in the Great Lakes region seen from satellite

Fires throughout Ontario are generating pollution that is showing up in data from NASA's Aura Satellite in the Great Lakes region.The fires have also forced thousands of residents to evacuate to other areas in Canada, according to CBC News. About 112 fires have

July 25, 2011

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Plants bloom earlier in Canada

Scientists in Canada have recorded temperatures for the 71-year peiod from 1936 to 2006, and have seen that mean monthly temperatures have increased enough to provide what they call a "substantial warming signal." Specifically, mean monthly temperatures increased by

July 11, 2011


18 meters deep sinkhole swallowed portion of highway in Ontario, Canada

A section of Highway 148 near Luskville, Ont., is now a canyon 18 metres deep, a victim of Friday’s heavy rains.Remarkably, the family living next to the giant gap owns a construction company with expertise in exactly the type of work that will be needed to fix

June 28, 2011