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Coverage of environment Canada since September 13, 2023.

B.C. wildfires: No changes to Glen Lake wildfire

"...The fire is estimated at 1,116 hectares, unchanged since Thursday, and one evacuation order and several evacuation alerts are still in effect. Environment Canada’s forecast for the Central Okanagan has a 60 per cent chance of scattered showers throughout Saturday, with the overnight low falling to 11 C..."


Wind, rain in the forecast as fall weather on the way for Vancouver Island

"...A special weather statement was issued Friday, Sept. 22, warning of a significant fall storm for Vancouver Island the night of Sunday, Sept. 24..."


First days of autumn expected to be cool and damp over most of British Columbia

"...Extended forecasts for much of the rest of the province also call for clouds, showers and rain over the coming week, but officials have said extended periods of significant rainfall will be needed to ease the drought that has gripped B. C. since last summer..."


More evacuation alerts for southern B.C., wildfire but cooler weather could help

"...VANCOUVER — Most of the District of Peachland along the west side of Okanagan Lake is now on evacuation alert as drought, heat and windy conditions in southern British Columbia fuel the late-season Glen Lake wildfire..."


Winds pick up, power outages mount as hurricane Lee heads for Atlantic Canada

"...“We’re from out West and we don’t get hurricanes,” said Jerry Osborn, who is from Calgary. He was travelling with his friend, Clay Carlson, who is from Campbell River, B. C..."


Lee bringing high winds, heavy rain as powerful storm hits Atlantic Canada

"...As of 9:30 a. m. , Nova Scotia Power was reporting more than 123,000 customers without power, and NB Power was reporting 16,800 customers in the dark..."


Hurricane watch extended as Lee looms large over Atlantic Canada

"...Winds could gust up to 120 kilometres an hour, toppling trees and downing power lines, the agency warned. Rainfalls of up to 100 millimetres could cause flooding in parts of southwestern Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, including Saint John and Moncton, Environment Canada said. Areas along Nova Scotia’s central Atlantic coast could see breaking waves of between four and six metres..."


Weather warnings issued across N.S., N.B. as Hurricane Lee set to strike

"...Environment Canada has issued numerous weather warnings across Nova Scotia and New Brunswick as Hurricane Lee continues to barrel toward the East Coast..."


Parts of Atlantic Canada under hurricane watch as Lee heads to landfall

"...Residents of western Nova Scotia and southern New Brunswick are being warned to prepare for power outages and localized flooding as hurricane Lee is expected to transition to a powerful post-tropical storm on Saturday as it makes landfall in the region. This photo provided by Austin Rebello shows fallen trees from a storm that passed on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023 in Killingly, Conn..."


Watches now in effect for N.S. and N.B. as Hurricane Lee continues north

"...Environment Canada says “In addition to Lee, the Maritime provinces may experience bands of training downpours travelling from southwest to northeast. These bands are notoriously difficult to predict but it is important to understand there is a flooding risk with these bands well before the arrival of Lee. These complex effects are indirectly related to the hurricane..."


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Hurricane Lee on path for Atlantic Canada with Category 1 storm

"...People living in western Nova Scotia and southern New Brunswick are being warned to prepare for power outages and localized flooding, as Hurricane Lee is expected to become a powerful post-tropical storm when it hits the region this weekend..."


Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about environment Canada relevant to the latest news.

An ice jam flood hazard assessment of a lowland river and its terminus inland delta

"...Flooding is one of the most frequent and most costly natural disasters that occur throughout Canada, and although there is ongoing work to update and improve flood hazard assessments and mapping of high flood risk rivers throughout the country, most studies only delve into open water flooding..."


Space-time hot spots of critically ill small for gestational age newborns and industrial air pollutants in major metropolitan ar

"...Using National Pollutant Release Inventory data (n = 161 chemicals) and Environment Canada weather station data (n = 19 sites), we estimated monthly wind-dispersion of air emissions and calculated hot spots..."


Development and validation of the Climate Model Confidence Index (CMCI): measuring ability to reproduce historical climate cond

"...This study further develops and finally validates the Climate Model Confidence Index (CMCI) as a simple and effective metric for evaluating and ranking the ability of climate models to reproduce historical climate conditions..."


Research progress of the POP fugacity model: a bibliometrics-based analysis

"...With the emergence of environmental issues regarding persistent organic pollutants (POPs), fugacity models have been widely used in the concentration prediction and exposure assessment of POPs..."