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News in Review - September 2017 B.C. Burning: 2017 Summer of the Wildfires

In 2017, British Columbia experienced its worst wildfire season in its history. At its height 45,000 people were forced to flee their homes and more than 900,000 hectares were burning. This item looks at B.C.’s summer of the wildfire and examines the role that climate change is playing in terms of longer fire seasons and what it means for future ...
  • 2017
  • 00:15:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/26/2017

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News in Review - September 2016 Taming “The Beast”: The Fort McMurray Wildfire

In the spring of 2016 a wildfire in northeastern Alberta grew so quickly it overtook the community of Fort McMurray. Almost 90,000 people were told to leave the town immediately. The fire consumed 590,000 hectares and destroyed 2,400 homes before being tamed. Firefighters nicknamed it ​"​The Beast.​" ​ It became the largest and costliest wildfire in the province’s history.​
  • 2016
  • 00:19:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/20/2016

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CBC News Extreme Canadian Weather: Wind & Water (Part 1 of 2)

Part 1 of the Extreme Canadian Weather series recalls some of the top wind and water disasters in Canada in the last century, including 1954's Hurricane Hazel.
  • 2005
  • 00:49:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC News Extreme Canadian Weather: Fire & Ice (Part 2 of 2)

Part 2 of the Extreme Canadian Weather series looks at Canada's worst fire and ice disasters, including BC's deadly 2003 forest fires and the Quebec and Ontario ice storm of 1998.
  • 2005
  • 00:45:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - October 2003 Forest Fires: Battling the Monster

It was a season of flames in British Columbia and Alberta. Warm weather and a lack of rain combined this summer to create raging fires that forced thousands of residents to flee for their lives, destroyed millions of acres of forest and reduced hundreds of homes to smouldering embers. News in Review looks at how residents coped with what many ...
  • 2003
  • 00:14:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2003

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