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B.C. wildfires put all of Fort St. John on alert, nearby areas on evacuation order

Wildfires have prompted the City of Fort St. John, B.C., to tell all of its residents to get ready to leave on short notice, while the Peace River Regional District has issued an evacuation order for a large rural area to the north.

Trudeau meets with military personnel helping with Alberta wildfires

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stopped in Edmonton to meet with military personnel who are helping fight wildfires as officials said the hot, windy and dry conditions in the forecast are creating a "perfect storm.''

Flood and fire risks remain as temperatures rise across much of B.C.

Unseasonably hot temperatures in B.C. will persist over the coming days, with special weather statements warning of high river streamflows due to melting snow in the province's interior.

Disaster risk profile warns Canada ill prepared for a major earthquake

The first draft of a new national disaster risk assessment report warns that a major earthquake in British Columbia or parts of Ontario and Quebec could become the most costly natural disaster Canada has seen.


TRCA lacks funding to maintain critical flood protection standards; increased risks due to climate change

A new report from the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority reveals much of the flood infrastructure it manages is in serious need of repair, and the conservation authority does not have sufficient funding to keep up. » Read More...

Opinion: North America’s boreal forests are burning a lot, but less than 150 years ago

The results of forest and fire ecology specialists' research contradict the common wisdom that North American boreal forests burned more in the past than they do today. » Read More...

Private investment needed to ramp up climate adaptations in infrastructure: report

A new report by the Canadian Climate Institute says private capital is needed to invest in climate adaptation infrastructure as extreme weather events like fires and floods become more acute by the year. » Read More...

B.C.'s Elephant Hill wildfire results in losses of $1B per year: Indigenous report

An Indigenous-led report into a massive wildfire that destroyed more than 100 homes and scorched a vast swath of B.C.'s Interior says the blaze resulted in up to $1 billion per year in ongoing nature and ecosystem losses. » Read More...

First-of-its-kind test to prove resilience of tall mass timber buildings in seismic events

A 10-storey mass timber structure was constructed to undergo testing as part of the Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure TallWood Project to investigates the capability of timber buildings to withstand seismic events. » Read More...


Bordering on Disaster Conference

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

CRHNet 2023 Symposium

October 24, 2023 | Edmonton » Learn More