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Alcohol and Auto Parts: Canada’s Warehouses Fill Up as Floods Stop Flow of Goods

OTTAWA — Canada’s warehouses are filling up with everything from furniture to alcohol, after floods in British Columbia washed out critical rail and road lines, disrupting already strained supply chains. A week after a phenomenon known as an atmospheric river …

Floods Top of Mind as Canadian PM Trudeau Outlines Priorities to Parliament

OTTAWA — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will add rebuilding from British Columbia’s devastating floods to his list of priorities when he outlines plans on Tuesday for the new parliamentary session, which include firmer measures to fight climate change. Trudeau’s …

Canada Finds Fourth Body After British Columbia Mudslide

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The British Columbia Coroners Service has confirmed the discovery of three more bodies near the village of Pemberton, bringing to four the number of people who died in a landslide caused by heavy rains that …

Canada Flood Shows How Climate Change Could Fuel Atmospheric River Storms

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 …

Choppers Rescue Travelers on Canada Highway After Mudslides

ANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP)–Nearly 300 people trapped overnight in their vehicles by mudslides on a highway in British Columbia were being flown to safety by helicopters Monday while authorities sought to determine if anyone was swept up in the flow …

Canadian Employers Shed Unvaccinated Workers, Labor Lawyers in Demand

OTTAWA — Canadian employers are firing or putting on unpaid leave thousands of workers who refused to get COVID-19 shots, squeezing an already tight labor market and raising prospects of potentially disruptive legal challenges. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised vaccine …

Canada Proposes to Settle Indigenous Lawsuit After Discovery of Children’s Remains

TORONTO — Canada has reached a proposed settlement with a group of indigenous survivors of the now-defunct residential schools for the abuse they suffered, a federal minister said on Wednesday, ending a 14-year fight for justice. The settlement comes as …

Mega-Hurricane Risk Spurs Swiss Re Warning to Unprepared Canada

Climate change is making hurricanes bigger and stronger, and it may soon push them farther north. Yet Canada’s homeowners, businesses and insurers underestimate that escalating risk, according to one of the world’s leading reinsurance firms. Overall, the northern nation has …

Canada’s Struggling Hospitality Businesses Face ‘Perfect Storm’ as Insurers Flee

TORONTO — Canadian hospitality businesses, already reeling from the downturn sparked by the coronavirus pandemic, are facing yet another existential threat as insurance companies spike premiums or exit the space, citing losses and the sector’s risks. Even before COVID-19, insurers …

Insurers Warn Government Canada’s Flood Mapping Must Not Take a Decade

OTTAWA — 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. …