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B.C.'s Shuswap and Okanagan communities turn focus to wildfire-damaged infrastructure

Major infrastructure woes will confront both regions, including hundreds of downed power poles and cables.

Yukon, Whitehorse governments to review joint emergency response processes

The governments are taking steps to review their joint emergency and evacuation plans with the goal of incorporating lessons and observations from other jurisdictions.

N.W.T. government unveils new funding for evacuees, small businesses

The Government of the Northwest Territories says it will fund residents who self-evacuated by road and small businesses affected by evacuation orders.

N.S. launches hurricane preparedness campaign in advance of 'active' season

“I know we’re all feeling weather-weary, but hurricane season is upon us,” said Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister John Lohr.

Heat can cause rapid food insecurity in just days: research

Households hit by very hot weather can struggle to maintain food supplies in a matter of days rather than months, according to a new study from Oxford researcher Carolin Kroeger.


Communication and Catastrophic Events: Strategic Risk and Crisis Management

Communication and Catastrophic Events addresses the practical application and research implications of communication theory in the context of man-made and natural catastrophes. Bringing together contributions by leading experts in crisis management and strategic communication, this timely collection of resources links scientific issues with public policy while discussing the challenges and opportunities for using communication to manage extreme events in the evolving media landscape of the 21st century.

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Opinion: Facing the reality of wildfire in Canada

Kelvin Hirsch, retired director of forest research with the Canadian Forest Service, says managing the risks from wildland fire is a shared responsibility of individuals, neighbourhoods, communities, businesses, and all levels of government. » Read More...

Join in on the interoperability conversation Oct. 11

With growing frequency of large-scale emergencies in Canada, agencies must be able to work together effectively. On Oct. 11, join Blue Line, Fire Fighting In Canada and Avert for the inaugural InterOp Canada event. » Read More...

'Collective sadness': Stories from N.W.T. evacuees

Simona Rosenfield with Cabin Radio shares how evacuees from the Northwest Territories are coping in new and sometimes uncertain accommodation, and how the territorial government, City of Edmonton and Canadian Red Cross are responding. » Read More...

Florida governor declares widespread state of emergency ahead of hurricane

Florida residents loaded up on sandbags and evacuated from homes in low-lying areas along the Gulf Coast as Tropical Storm Idalia intensified Monday. » Read More...

CJEM, partners, release emergency management think tank report

This report is packed with valuable insights on data-driven approaches and innovative strategies on post-COVID-19 policy, innovation and technology, education and training, and capacity issues. » Read More...

Calgary installs temporary water stations to address extreme heat

Designed with water-wise functionality and accessibility in mind, each water station includes a drinking fountain, water bottle filling station, a pet water fountain, and overhead misting. » Read More...

IBC deploys V-CAMP to B.C. to address wildfire insurance questions

“This unprecedented wildfire season has already exceeded all records in terms of area burned in B.C. and across Canada,” said Aaron Sutherland, vice-president, Western and Pacific, IBC. » Read More...


Disaster by choice: Our actions creating catastrophe

Professor and author Ilan Kelman explains why disasters are neither natural, nor sudden, unusual, or unpredictable. "The disaster is the creation and perpetuation of vulnerability," Kelman writes. » Read More...


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Disaster Forum

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