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Faster adaptation to climate change will save Canada billions: analysis
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Faster adaptation to climate change will save Canada billions: analysis

Canadians will see lower incomes and a choice between higher taxes or fewer government services if there isn’t more effort to adapt to the changing climate, a new report from The Canadian Climate Institute warns. But according to a report released Wednesday, if governments and the private sector buckle up and start investing in making Canada more resilient to the effects of extreme weather, the economic impact of climate change can be cut by 75 per cent.“The good news story is we have some ability to change this future,” said Ryan Ness, the director of adaptation research for the climate institute. Read more: Hurricane Fiona shows how climate change is fuelling severe weather events in Canada: expert Read More ...
Eastern Canada begins to assess full scope of storm Fiona damage
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Eastern Canada begins to assess full scope of storm Fiona damage

As post-tropical storm Fiona continued to hammer parts of Newfoundland and Labrador and eastern Quebec with powerful winds and significant storm surge early Sunday, officials across Eastern Canada prepared to begin assessing the full scope of the damage. As of 4 a.m. local time, nearly 275,000 Nova Scotia Power customers were still affected by outages, 82,415 Maritime Electric customers remained in the dark and more than 21,000 homes and businesses in New Brunswick were without power, with some provincial utility companies warning it could be days before the lights are back on for everyone.Newfoundland Power reported outages affecting more than 3,600 customers, as high-end tropical storm force winds knocked down trees and power lines. Read more: Fiona, a record-sett...