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B.C. wildfire costs, numbers down over last year thanks to wet weather

Hot, dry conditions fuelled a number of blazes early in May, but wet weather has created a downturn in fire activity over the past month.

Emergency declared in Dawson Creek after unprecedented rain creates flood damage

A local state of emergency has been declared in Dawson Creek, in northeastern B.C., as receding flood waters reveal the extent of damage from two days of record−setting rain. Mayor...

Heavy rains cause floods in northeastern B.C., damaging rail lines, bridges

Flooding has forced some residents out of their homes while leaving thousands of others in the dark as heavy rain washed out major roads and bridges, and damaged powerlines in northeastern British...
Sprinkler in an urban vegetable garden

URBAN GARDENING: Five tips for nurturing thirsty veggies in a heat wave

Gardening gives us a front-row seat to changes in climate and weather. With this summer’s high temperatures, we need to keep our plants irrigated and also avoid wasting water. Here's how.
Lower temperatures to blame for snow-packed Maritime winter

Lower temperatures to blame for snow-packed Maritime winter: experts

Another winter storm buried Nova Scotia on Wednesday as snowbanks across Atlantic Canada continue to grow, probably leaving some on the East Coast asking why us? The...
Red Deer Creek fire, 2014.

Scorching summer temperatures not necessarily linked to climate change: expert

The heat in BC has led to 11 wildfires, but it's not abnormal weather, says an expert.

Family skiing in B.C.: the snow-capped Grouse Mountain

Skiing as a beginner on the Grouse is a thrilling experience.

The big chill: Another Canadian myth laid to rest

Turns out Canucks aren't all obsessed by the weather. We want our forecasts to be accurate, but we don't care that much what they predict.

Fight the bad weather with Vitamin C: Three easy recipes

Fatigue fighter extraordinaire.