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CIFFC declares 2023 already worst year ever for Canadian wildfires

The Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre reported Monday afternoon that 76,129 square kilometres of forest and other land has burned since Jan. 1.

N.W.T. government launches new evacuee registration portal

Residents are now able to pre-register before an evacuation, and to request assistance from their community government during an evacuation.

Tŝilhqot’in to undergo extensive feasibility study on emergency infrastructure

The B.C. government is putting $5 million into an extensive feasibility study for the Tŝilhqot’in National Government to find out what emergency infrastructure is needed in their territory in Central B.C.

IAEM Canada announces winners of 2023 merit and prepared community awards

IAEM Canada announced the deserving recipients of the 2023 Merit Award and the Prepared Community Award, recognized during the Annual General Meeting on June 9.


Canada, U.S. ink enhanced wildland fire co-operation deal

The deal between Natural Resources Canada and the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and the Interior expands the scope of co-operation, formerly focused solely on suppression, to include prevention, research, innovation, technical co-operation and risk mitigation. » Read More...

UNDRR, Climate Bonds launch white paper to guide climate resilience finance

“As we strive towards a safer and more resilient future, it is critical to increase investment in disaster risk reduction," said Abhilash Panda, UNDRR, deputy chief of intergovernmental processes, interagency co-operation and partnerships branch. » Read More...

Lytton, B.C., notes confusion, clarifies role in notice of civil claim

The Village of Lytton in B.C. has clarified its role in a notice of civil claim filed against CN Rail, CP Rail, and Transport Canada that was reported in the news last week. » Read More...

Climate risk, early warning systems initiative helps protect 111M people in 2022

Millions of people are better protected against climate-related hazards thanks to early warning systems put into place in 2022 by the Climate Risk Early Warning Systems (CREWS) Initiative. » Read More...

B.C. funds 9 more community risk-reduction, climate-adaptation projects

Vancouver is seeing the largest chunk of change, with $975,000 going to a Fraser River Floodplain flood and drainage options study, a public education tool, and shoreline protection at Spanish Banks and Vanier Park. » Read More...

2 tropical storms form in an early, aggressive start to Atlantic hurricane season

Tropical Storm Cindy has formed behind Tropical Storm Bret, in the first case of two storms in the tropical Atlantic in June since record keeping began, forecasters said Friday. » Read More...

Nelson, B.C., adds inspection policy to mitigate flood and debris risks

On June 6 the city put its stamp on a new policy to outline procedures for inspection activities on public property to mitigate the risks posed by a flood, debris flood or debris flow. » Read More...


Bordering on Disaster Conference

Sept. 13-14, 2023 | Lloydminster, Alta. » Learn More

CRHNet 2023 Symposium

Oct. 24-26, 2023 | Edmonton » Learn More