Faced with an almost guaranteed increase in climate-related disasters, Canada could improve its resilience by combining efforts to adapt to climate change with its approach to emergency response, according to a new report by the Council of Canadian Academies.
The agency that monitors British Columbia's waterways is warning of "minor to significant flooding" on B.C.'s Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island as warming temperatures and persistent rain melt heavy snow.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he will hold a call with all of the country's premiers next week to discuss how governments are keeping citizens safe as the Omicron variant of COVID-19 rapidly spreads.
British Columbia's "hobbled" supply chains received a major boost with the reopening of the primary transport route for goods heading to and from Metro Vancouver, a spokesman for the trucking industry said.
Unprecedented flooding in southwestern British Columbia has left hard-hit communities dealing with the disposal of debris like drywall, insulation, silt-soaked mattresses, couches and kitchen cupboards damaged by water that gutted homes and businesses.
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland released a fall economic statement today, Dec. 14, 2021, that outlined a better-than-expected economic rebound, but also billions more in spending, including on the response to the Omicron variant of COVID-19.