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Jul 11, 2019, 13:23 ET Premiers Committed to Action on Climate Change, Disaster Mitigation

SASKATOON, July 11, 2019 /CNW/ - Climate change is a global threat, with immediate and long-lasting, tangible impacts on the natural environment,...


Jul 09, 2019, 10:00 ET UPDATE - Media Advisory - Minister Wilkinson to visit Big Bar Landslide Site

Please note that the time of the event has changed from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. LILLOOET, BC, July 8, 2019 /CNW/ - The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and...


Jul 08, 2019, 21:11 ET Media Advisory - Minister Wilkinson to visit Big Bar Landslide Site

LILLOOET, BC, July 8, 2019 /CNW/ - The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, alongside the...


Jul 08, 2019, 12:36 ET Government of Canada provides Avalanche Canada with funding to expand prevention efforts

VANCOUVER, July 8, 2019 /CNW/ - Fatalities and injuries as a result of avalanches are a reality in Canada's mountainous regions. As Canada's...


Jul 07, 2019, 12:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Minister Wilkinson to highlight investment in avalanche prevention and education/

OTTAWA, July 5, 2019 /CNW/ - Members of the media are invited to join the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the...


Jul 05, 2019, 16:29 ET Media Advisory - Minister Wilkinson to highlight investment in avalanche prevention and education

OTTAWA, July 5, 2019 /CNW/ - Members of the media are invited to join the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the...


Jul 03, 2019, 08:00 ET Eastern Canada Spring Flooding Caused Close to $208 million in Insured Damage

TORONTO, July 3, 2019 /CNW/ - The spring flooding that took place in late April and May across Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick caused close to $208 ...


Jun 27, 2019, 21:00 ET Joint Statement - Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Government of British Columbia - Significant Rock Slide in the Fraser Canyon

OTTAWA, June 27, 2019 /CNW/ - Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Government of British Columbia are very concerned about a significant rock slide...


Jun 27, 2019, 13:25 ET IBC Applauds Investment in Flood Mitigation in Kootenay Boundary

VANCOUVER, June 27, 2019 /CNW/ - Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) commends the Government of British Columbia, along with the federal government and...


Jun 26, 2019, 13:40 ET Canada and BC work in partnership to help protect residents and businesses of Grand Forks from disastrous impacts of flooding

GRAND FORKS, BC, June 26, 2019 /CNW/ - Now more than ever, communities need help adapting to the frequent and intensifying weather events caused by...


Jun 20, 2019, 10:11 ET The Government of Canada invests $89.7 million to transform water monitoring across the country

OTTAWA, June 20, 2019 /CNW/ - The science is clear: Canada is warming twice as fast as the global average. A warmer climate means more weather...


Jun 18, 2019, 11:23 ET Norbord Reports Fire Near High Level, Alberta OSB Mill

TORONTO, June 18, 2019 /CNW/ - Norbord Inc. (TSX and NYSE: OSB) today reported that its OSB mill in High Level, Alberta has temporarily suspended...


Jun 12, 2019, 07:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Launch of the RADARSAT Constellation Mission/

LONGUEUIL, QC, June 10 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - The RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM), one of the Canadian Space Agency's (CSA's) flagship projects, is ...


Jun 10, 2019, 14:49 ET Strengthening Montréal's flood resilience through better water management

MONTRÉAL, June 10, 2019 /CNW/ - Now more than ever, communities need help adapting to the frequent and intensifying weather events caused by climate...


Jun 10, 2019, 11:57 ET UNICEF provided life-saving support to children in almost 300 emergencies in 2018

Number of countries enduring violent conflicts is at a 30-year high with devastating impact on world's most vulnerable children TORONTO and GENEVA,...


Jun 10, 2019, 09:15 ET Fairbank-Silverthorn residents in Toronto will be better protected from basement flooding

TORONTO, June 10, 2019 /CNW/ - Now more than ever, communities need help adapting to the frequent and intensifying weather events caused by climate...


Jun 10, 2019, 07:00 ET Media Advisory - Launch of the RADARSAT Constellation Mission

LONGUEUIL, QC, June 10 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - The RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM), one of the Canadian Space Agency's (CSA's) flagship projects, is ...


Jun 10, 2019, 06:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory: Infrastructure Announcement in Toronto/

TORONTO, June 7, 2019 /CNW/ - Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure announcement about flood mitigation with the...


Jun 07, 2019, 13:00 ET Media Advisory: Infrastructure Announcement in Toronto

TORONTO, June 7, 2019 /CNW/ - Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure announcement about flood mitigation with the...


Jun 06, 2019, 09:15 ET Spring floods 2019 - The city is allowing citizens to progressively return to their homes

MONTRÉAL, June 6, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Lower water levels enable us to move on to recovery mode in all neighborhoods affected by the spring freshet....


Jun 06, 2019, 07:30 ET Steelworkers Humanity Fund Contributes $58,950 to Support Disaster Recovery Here and Abroad

TORONTO, June 6, 2019 /CNW/ - The Steelworkers Humanity Fund (SHF) has contributed $58,950 to support victims of natural and human-made disasters...


Jun 05, 2019, 08:00 ET Media Advisory - Teams Needed for Clean-up and Service Restoration in High Level, Alberta

Hundreds of positions immediately available for the next four weeks with potential to extend HIGH LEVEL, AB, June 5, 2019 /CNW/ - Now that the...


Jun 03, 2019, 13:39 ET Returning home to High Level, Alberta - Insurance tips from IBC

EDMONTON, June 3, 2019 /CNW/ - Thousands of residents of High Level and surrounding areas are returning to their homes following the evacuations...


May 31, 2019, 16:41 ET Statement from Minister Goodale regarding Alberta Wildfires

OTTAWA, May 31, 2019 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, issued the following...


May 31, 2019, 13:15 ET Canada helps Thunder Bay build climate change resilience by reducing the impact of flooding

THUNDER BAY, ON, May 31, 2019 /CNW/ - Now more than ever, communities need help adapting to the frequent and intensifying weather events caused by...