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CRCA screening maps for permits under Ontario Reg. 148/06

Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority

Each municipality has its own screening map. The maps show the areas where our Regulation of Development, Interference with Wetlands and Alterations to Shorelines and Watercourses apply. Because of the scale of these maps, we recommend that you consult with municipal and/or CRCA staff before beginning any projects near the regulated areas.

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[ See also: Floodplain Mapping ]

Trudeau: Canada must brace for more storm devastation

CBC News / Kathleen Harris / 11 May 2017

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says officials at all levels of government must develop a plan to “rebuild better” as Canada braces for more frequent floods and fires related to climate change.

Trudeau spoke to reporters Thursday morning after touring the Gatineau, Que., flood zones by helicopter with Premier Philippe Couillard.

Trudeau said a “tremendous” cleanup is ahead as the water levels recede.

Going forward, officials must also develop a rebuilding strategy that makes communities more resistant and resilient to extreme weather events.

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Ottawa gets it right on funding for disaster mitigation

Globe & Mail / Don Forgeron / 30 April 2017

Lost in all the talk and analysis of the most recent federal budget was a landmark investment of $2-billion for disaster mitigation funding – the largest infusion of dollars dedicated to disaster mitigation in Canada’s history. The investment is designed to reduce the almost $9-billion spent by the federal government in unbudgeted disaster relief expenditures from 2005 projected through 2020.

Many commentators completely missed the significance of this investment.

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Counties conduct table-top emergency response exercise

Kemptville Advance / 29 September 2016

emerg_exerciseA table-top emergency exercise simulating widespread tornado damage and extreme weather striking the region has recently been completed by a majority of municipalities in Leeds and Grenville.

More than 75 emergency response officials, including police, fire, health, Counties and municipal staff from Leeds and Grenville municipalities, responded to a mock severe weather episode with tornados, down bursts and funnel clouds impacting several municipalities and the City of Brockville. Injured and trapped people, as well as a fatal, multi-vehicle accident and a potential chemical spill at the juncture of Highways 401 and 416, added to the severity of the emergency exercise.

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Flash flood in Ontario strands motorists, swamps basements

The Weather Network / Andrea Bagley / 01 October 2016

A strong and slow moving system left some southern Ontarians waking up to significant flooding on Thursday. The heaviest rain fell in parts of southwestern Ontario where over 190 mm quickly swamped streets and basements in Tecumseh. Mayors in Tecumseh and Windsor both declared a state of emergency.

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12 extreme weather events of the summer of 2016

Insurance Journal / Seth Borenstein / 23 September 2016

bad_weatherThe summer of 2016 has lurched from one extreme weather disaster to another at great cost in lives and damages. Here are just some of the worst and weirdest, according to insurance statistics and meteorologists:

  1. Flooding in China’s Yangtze Basin from May through August killed at least 475 people and caused $28 billion in losses.
  2. A drought in India that started earlier in the year and stretched through June caused about $5 billion in damage.
  3. Flooding in West Virginia and the mid-Atlantic in June killed 23 people and damaged more than 5,500 buildings.
  4. Typhoon Nepartak hit the Phillipines, Taiwan and China in July, killing 111 people and causing at least $1.5 billion in damage.
  5. Flooding in northeast China in July killed 289 people and caused about $5 billion in damage.
  6. Temperatures reached 129 degrees (54 degrees Celsius) in Kuwait and Iraq in July.
  7. [ more… ]

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The Transition Towns movement aims toward veering away from excessive consumption – to deal with the conjoined problems of peak oil and climate change – but also in the belief that we may create an essentially more contented society, through building strong and resilient local communities. We will get to know our neighbours better, because we shall all need one another in the time to come.

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