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Toronto’s struggles with blizzard highlight its dependence on cars
Critics point to policy failures that prioritize vehicles over safety of pedestrians in a city that has routinely struggled with snow

Leyland Ceccoin Toronto

20, Jan, 2022 @1:16 PM

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How a grounded hulk is floating everyone’s boat in Vancouver
The stranded boat that broke free of its tethers has become a local celebrity – with tribute T-shirts and its own Twitter account

Leyland Cecco in Victoria, British Columbia

19, Dec, 2021 @8:20 AM

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December temperatures in parts of US and Canada hit record high
Warm spell equals or breaks records in several states, with temperature 15-20C above average in places

Trevor Mitchell (Metdesk)

09, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Floods and wildfires are now normal life in small-town Canada
Locals traumatised by the scorching heat of the summer are having to rebuild their lives once again after massive flooding

Salmaan Farooqui in Nelson, British Columbia

21, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Canada’s Trudeau deploys air force to help flooding effort– as it happened
British Columbia premier declares a state of emergency amid the flooding which has killed one person with more deaths expected

Samantha Lock (now) Mark Oliver Sam Levin, Gloria Oladipo, Fran Lawther and Martin Belam (earlier)

18, Nov, 2021 @6:22 AM

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What are atmospheric rivers?
A huge storm has dumped record rainfall across British Columbia in Canada and Washington state in the US, and the scale of the disaster has been linked to the dramatic weather event

Hannah Devlin

17, Nov, 2021 @7:55 PM

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British Columbia and Pacific north-west storm wreaks havoc
Fears death toll will rise after record rainfall destroys highways and leaves tens of thousands in the US and Canada without power

Leyland Cecco in Toronto and agencies

17, Nov, 2021 @5:06 AM

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Western US and Canada brace for another heatwave as wildfires spread
Fires in US have burned about 1,553 sq miles, with the next heatwave expected to start on Saturday

Ed Pilkington in New York, Gabrielle Canon in San Francisco and agencies

16, Jul, 2021 @1:41 AM

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The Guardian view on the heat dome: burning through the models | Editorial
Editorial: Politicians must respond to the latest warnings that climate science has underestimated risks


08, Jul, 2021 @6:11 PM

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Weatherwatch: Canada records its highest temperature
Lytton in British Columbia sees 49.6 C, shattering the country’s previous record of 45C from 1937

Jodie Wooltorton (metdesk)

08, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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How have you been affected by the heatwaves in the US and Canada?
We would like to hear from those who live or work in areas that have been affected, as well as those working in the emergency services

Guardian community team

30, Jun, 2021 @4:56 PM

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Weatherwatch: from polar to continental – Canada's diverse climate
The world’s second-largest country stretches across 40 degrees latitude and 90 degrees longitude

Stephen Moss

02, Mar, 2020 @9:30 PM

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