Canada floods News

Flood-Stricken British Columbia Weighs Cost of Climate-Proofing Infrastructure

CALGARY, Alberta – Flood-stricken British Columbia is considering major upgrades to its highway network to make it more resilient to climate change risks, as the province starts reconstruction work after last week’s devastating floods. Upgrades would include building longer bridges …

Climate Change Could Fuel Atmospheric Rivers, Which Caused Recent Canada Floods

Atmospheric rivers of the kind that drenched California and flooded British Columbia in recent weeks will become larger — and possibly more destructive — because of climate change, scientists said. Columns in the atmosphere hundreds of miles long carry water …

‘Extraordinary’ Storms Cut Off Road, Rail Access to Vancouver

Vancouver, Canada’s third-largest city, is cut off from the rest of the country by land after days of storms caused flooding and mudslides that have blocked major highways and rail lines. In response to what local officials are calling the …

‘Storm of Century’ Halts Traffic at Canada’s Biggest Port, Adding to Supply Chain Woes

Traffic at Canada’s largest port has been cut off by what local officials are calling the storm of the century, the latest snag to hit the North American supply chain. Days of torrential rain have pelted British Columbia, triggering floods …

Canadian Storms Force Shut-Down of Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline

OTTAWA/CALGARY, Alberta – Canada’s Trans Mountain oil pipeline has been shut down temporarily because of rainstorms pounding parts of the province of British Columbia, the operating company said in a statement on Monday. The Canadian government-owned pipeline ships 300,000 barrels …

Canada Must Address Rising Costs of Natural Disasters, Says Research Group

Canada should accelerate measures, including financing mechanisms, to help governments, companies and individuals prepare for the rising costs of weather-related disasters, according to a research institute. The cost of floods, wildfires and other catastrophic events has increased sharply over the …

Floods Hit Canada’s Oil Sands Hub in Fort McMurray, Forcing Some Evacuations

Floods have forced mandatory evacuations in parts of Fort McMurray, the hub for Canada’s oil sands industry, even as the province of Alberta tries to stem the spread of the coronavirus. The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, which includes Fort …

Canada Government Must Move Quickly to Map Flood Risks, Insurers Warn

Canada plans to focus its next budget on tackling climate change and its effects but the insurance industry, amid skyrocketing costs, is concerned the government will move too slowly on the key first step of mapping flood risks. Flood mapping …

The Co-Operators Offers Storm Surge Cover for Homeowners Across Canada

Montreal-based Co-operators is offering storm surge insurance for homeowners in Quebec and Manitoba, which completes the company’s product rollout to Canadian homeowners from coast to coast. Co-operators described its comprehensive water insurance as the only product of its kind in …

The Co-operators Offers Storm Surge Insurance to Homeowners in Atlantic Canada

The Co-operators Group Ltd. is offering storm surge insurance to homeowners in the provinces of Atlantic Canada: New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador. Most recently released in Nova Scotia, The Co-operators Comprehensive Water insurance is …