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B.C. invests $8.69M for flood-hazard mapping

People living in communities on the front lines of extreme flooding will soon have access to new tools to better prepare for floods.

Central Ontario county adopts climate adaptation strategy

Dufferin County in Central Ontario has adopted a localized plan to help prepare for the impacts of climate change in the community.

Hundreds being evacuated from remote Northern Ontario communities

Weather delayed evacuees arriving from Kashechewan last week, but hundreds of people have now landed in Timmins, Ont.

11 Canadian communities receive wildfire prevention grants

“We are very grateful to be chosen as a recipient for Wawanesa’s Community Wildfire Prevention Grant,” said Denise Macdearmid from the Town of Gillam, Man.


All Hands on Deck: Let’s end ‘performative leadership’

In Avert's newest column series, emergency manager Alishia Ivany reflects on the role of meaningful leadership to encourage and support underrepresented voices that are ready to disrupt the disaster and emergency management field. » Read More...

Extreme heat vulnerability: B.C. researchers uncover who’s most at risk

Nearly two years after 619 people died due to extreme heat during the 2021 B.C. heat dome, a new study shows that people with schizophrenia and other mental health disorders were most at risk. » Read More...

Ottawa doles out $152M to B.C. for 2017 and 2018 floods recovery

B.C. is receiving two interim payments totalling $152,696,125 from the federal government to help with recovery costs from the 2017 and 2018 spring floods in the Cariboo and Okanagan regions. » Read More...

Insurance losses from Mississippi tornado nearing $100M

Insurance losses from the March tornado that carved a path of destruction through parts of Mississippi are approaching $100 million, and uninsured losses will likely exceed that number. » Read More...

Communities ready, but not expecting major flooding in southern Manitoba

As Manitobans braced for the likelihood of more snowfall, the province warned additional precipitation could also lead to an increased possibility of flooding once that snow starts to melt. » Read More...


Bordering on Disaster Conference

Sept. 13, 2023 | Lloydminster, AB » Learn More