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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 ...
Post Fiona recovery: Puerto Ricans await assistance amid power outages – National
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Post Fiona recovery: Puerto Ricans await assistance amid power outages – National

City worker Carmen Medina walked purposefully through the working-class community of Tranquility Village under a brutal sun, with clipboard, survey forms and pen in hand — part of a small army of officials trying to gauge the scope of disaster caused by Hurricane Fiona’s strike on Puerto Rico. She stopped at a white-and-seafoam green house and asked the owner to detail her losses in the storm that had flooded much of the town of Toa Baja.“Oh, my dear,” responded Margarita Ortiz, a 46-year-old house cleaner standing in a home that was nearly barren because so many flood-damaged belongings had already been discarded. Read more: Storm Fiona: Nova Scotia premier tours ‘heartbreaking’ aftermath in Cape Breton 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...
Global News at 5:30 Toronto: September 20, 2022
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Global News at 5:30 Toronto: September 20, 2022

Global News at 5:30 Toronto Posted September 20, 2022 A man is charged after a woman is fatally stabbed in a Canadian Tire store in Mississauga, Ont. A visitation is held for a Toronto police officer killed in the line of duty. And, the Ontario government prepares to roll out the flu vaccine. Source link