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Canada to pilot options for national emergency response agency in 2024: Sajjan

A new national emergency response agency may consist of regional response teams that Ottawa can call into action when disaster strikes, Emergency Preparedness Minister Harjit Sajjan said.

Earthquakes Canada receives hundreds of reports in B.C. after 4.9 magnitude quake

Earthquakes Canada says a 4.9 magnitude earthquake was recorded Sunday afternoon and public reports poured in from hundreds of kilometres away from the event's epicentre.

Feds face burning questions over ‘upside-down approach’ to climate readiness

Ottawa continues to underinvest in disaster preparedness and mitigation on First Nations despite ballooning recovery costs from the worst wildfire season on record, documents show.

Ontario puts $78M into infrastructure, tech to support Next Generation 9-1-1

The funding is part of the government’s $208 million investment to help emergency operators and dispatchers transition to the enhanced Next Generation 9-1-1.

'Water apocalypse' demands return to nature for flood, drought resilience: experts

The consequences of having either too little or too much water at once have been devastating for communities throughout B.C. in the last several years.


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Avert’s 2023 top stories of the year

As the year wraps up, Avert is sharing the top 10 most-read articles on our website in 2023. » Read More...

Inside B.C.'s Capital Region Tsunami Information Portal project

A collaboration among GeoBC, 13 local governments, three electoral areas and nine First Nations, the web portal launched last year centralizes tsunami risk mapping across B.C.'s capital region. » Read More...

‘Painting the Picasso’: situational awareness for the emergency manager

Jim Montgomery, CEO and president of the Canadian Disaster Response Organization, explains how each element of information paints the Picasso to create a common operating picture for organizations to understand what we are looking at. » Read More...

Climate change battering municipal finances across Canada

Municipal officials are warning that they’ll be unable to absorb growing weather-related costs without more money from the federal and provincial governments. » Read More...

Alberta opens disaster financial assistance for spring flooding

The Alberta government has made up to $68 million available in disaster recovery funding to help Edson, Whitecourt, Yellowhead County and Woodlands County recover from June flooding. » Read More...

Nova Scotia, feds put $2M into Route 207 rebuild to withstand storm surges

The federal and Nova Scotia governments are putting a combined more than $2 million into rebuilding a 500-metre section of Route 207 to be further from the ocean. » Read More...

Feds open applications for new wildfire training program

The program aims to train 1,000 firefighters to support community-based mitigation, preparation and response to wildfires. » Read More...

Labatt delivers more than 1M cans of water for disaster relief across Canada

Established in 2012, Labatt's Canadian Disaster Relief Program was created to provide safe drinking water to Canadian communities experiencing disasters. » Read More...


‘Call a friend’: Q&A with IAEM Canada president Sam Roberts

IAEM Canada’s newly acclaimed president Sam Roberts shares his vision for the association, and talks about the evolving profession of emergency management. » Read More...


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