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CANADA: Effects of Fiona were felt at the bottom of the St. Lawrence River

CANADA: Effects of Fiona were felt at the bottom of the St. Lawrence River

After making landfall on Cape Breton Island with strong winds, the centre of the cyclone swerved back over water into the Gulf of St. Lawrence, where it passed close to two oceanographic buoys operated by Fisheries and Oceans Canada
BEYOND LOCAL: Declining bat population is cause for concern

BEYOND LOCAL: Declining bat population is cause for concern

Loss of habitat due to forestry, urbanization and conversion of land to agriculture reduces suitable habitats for bats, while pesticide application kills the insects that they feed on
CANADA: Food bank usage across Canada hit all-time high in March

CANADA: Food bank usage across Canada hit all-time high in March

The number of people using food banks across the country surged to an all-time high earlier this year, with high inflation and low social assistance rates cited as key factors in the rise, a new report from Food Banks Canada indicates.
BEYOND LOCAL: Early-ending winters are a buzzkill for bumblebees

BEYOND LOCAL: Early-ending winters are a buzzkill for bumblebees

Since the 1970s, climate stressors including the increased rate of warming, earlier onset of spring and more unpredictable extreme weather events have added new and severe challenges to the agricultural sector — and the pollinators it relies on
OPINION: Canada still doesn't know how to live with wild fires

OPINION: Canada still doesn't know how to live with wild fires

We are now in a unique situation where hot fires are creating their own weather — fire-driven thunderstorms and pyrogenetic tornadoes — that can spawn other fire
CANADA: Trudeau guarantees that Canada will meet its emissions targets, this time

CANADA: Trudeau guarantees that Canada will meet its emissions targets, this time

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday he will guarantee that Canada is going to meet its latest climate target, because this time it's accompanied by a plan that shows how to get there.
CANADA: Holiday spending expected to slump amid economic uncertainty

CANADA: Holiday spending expected to slump amid economic uncertainty

Holiday spending in Canada is expected to drop this year as inflation shrinks consumer buying power and economic uncertainty looms over household budgets, a new report says.
ONTARIO: Cool temperatures leading to vibrant fall colours in Ontario

ONTARIO: Cool temperatures leading to vibrant fall colours in Ontario

If you think the fall colours have been particularly stunning across Ontario recently, you're not alone – experts say the foliage this season is more vibrant than in recent years thanks largely to specific weather patterns.
BEYOND LOCAL: Snow can worsen the effects of environmental pollutants

BEYOND LOCAL: Snow can worsen the effects of environmental pollutants

In the winter, snow becomes a superabsorbent for a wide range of pollutants
CANADA: Estimate puts hurricane Fiona insured damages at $660 million

CANADA: Estimate puts hurricane Fiona insured damages at $660 million

An initial estimate by Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. suggests hurricane Fiona caused $660 million in insured damage.