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BC Announces Disaster Financial Assistance for Recent Floods

May 8, 2017 - 1:03 pm

British Columbia has announced that Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) is now available to eligible British Columbians in the central region who may have been impacted from the flooding that began on May 4th, 2017. DFA is available to home owners, residential tenants, small business owners, farmers...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Manitoba Announces Flood Compensation

April 25, 2017 - 9:48 am

The Emergency Management and Public Safety Division of Manitoba Infrastructure has announced Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) will be available for eligible municipalities, homeowners, farms, and small businesses impacted by 2017 spring flooding. Officials are still assessing the overall impact...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Man. Budget Adds $20M to Water Infrastructure Spending

April 12, 2017 - 12:35 pm

Manitoba released its 2017 budget, yesterday, which includes $60 million for water infrastructure and $15 million for maintenance and preservation of water related assets. The budget also outlined the province’s intention to develop a tailored climate and environmental framework based on principles...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Man. March Flood Outlook: Slightly Reduced

March 29, 2017 - 7:36 am

The Province of Manitoba released its March flood outlook on the 24th, which stated that levels of spring flooding continue to be dependent on future weather conditions. However, the outlook also suggested that the risk of overland flooding is slightly reduced since the February outlook, though it remains...

Categories: News, Western Canada

New Funding for Municipal Climate Change Adaptation, Flooding

March 16, 2017 - 7:56 am

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has made available new funding for municipalities to undertake plans and studies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and adapt to climate change and extreme weather conditions, including for flood resilience and wastewater services. Municipalities...

Categories: National, News

Canada Releases New Floodplain Mapping Framework

March 7, 2017 - 2:50 pm

In Canada, overland flooding costs the Canadian economy more than any other kind of natural hazard. It is the single largest draw on the Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements (DFAA). In an effort to improve Canada's resiliency to flooding, the federal government has released the first of a series...

Categories: National, News

Manitoba Report: Soil Moisture Anticipates Major Overland Flooding

January 30, 2017 - 11:33 am

Manitoba has released its 2017 January Conditions Report, which indicates that normal to well-above normal soil moisture and winter precipitation to date, combined with future unfavourable weather conditions, will result in the risk of moderate to major overland flooding across the province. The province’s...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Homeowners Unprepared for Flooding, Unaware of Insurance Changes

January 25, 2017 - 9:36 am

A report from the CBC has brought to a light a poll conducted on behalf of Public Safety Canada in summer 2016, which found that 40 per cent of respondents agreed with the statement: “The government will take care of me and my home if there’s major overland flooding.” The survey of 1,234 respondents...

Categories: National, News

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