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Title: Canadian News, Earth Changes and Miscellaneous
Post by: Yowbarb on April 19, 2010, 08:26:19 AM
Flights scrapped as Iceland ash heads to N.L.  [Newfoundland]
1 hour ago - CBC.ca 2:43


Title: Re: News and miscellaneous
Post by: Yowbarb on April 29, 2010, 08:18:27 PM
A few shakers up there in Canada.
These are last week - two in southern Quebec, one in St Lawrence Valley Region - may be others,
- Yowbarb

1.8  2010/04/24 14:30:54 47.056 -71.035 0.0 24 km ( 15 mi) NNE of Beauport, Canada
2.3  2010/04/24 11:35:33 47.519 -70.093 15.1 106 km ( 66 mi) SSE of La Baie, Canada
2.8  2010/04/24 07:08:53 47.025 -71.078 19.0 19 km ( 12 mi) NNE of Beauport, Canada

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Title: Re: Canadian News, Earth Changes and Miscellaneous
Post by: Yowbarb on July 14, 2010, 10:05:03 PM
09 July Glenna Evans was killed in a skateboarding competition accident.
Glenna was 27.     - Yowbarb
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METRO VANCOUVER
Title: Re: Canadian News, Earth Changes and Miscellaneous
Post by: Yowbarb on July 26, 2010, 02:09:38 AM
This quake happened less than half an hour ago.  The second one listed was before that.
Yowbarb
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Magnitude 5.1 (Preliminary magnitude
Title: Re: Canadian News, Earth Changes and Miscellaneous
Post by: Undertheg(Grant) on August 06, 2010, 02:36:18 PM
Massive land slide in the Pemberton area (British Columbia) very close to hot springs! :o
Title: Re: Canadian News, Earth Changes and Miscellaneous
Post by: Linda on August 06, 2010, 03:50:06 PM
Massive land slide in the Pemberton area (British Columbia) very close to hot springs! :o

Wow, that's scary!

Linda
Title: Re: Canadian News, Earth Changes and Miscellaneous
Post by: Undertheg(Grant) on August 07, 2010, 02:13:06 PM
Wow , one of the biggest in Canadian history , they are saying 4,000,000cubic meters . 1 dump truck
holds 16 cubic meters.
Title: Re: Canadian News, Earth Changes and Miscellaneous
Post by: Yowbarb on August 07, 2010, 03:31:04 PM
Grant thanks for posting...

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2010/08/07/meager-creek-landslide.html (http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2010/08/07/meager-creek-landslide.html)
landslide
Last Updated: Saturday, August 7, 2010 | 12:58 PM PT Comments32Recommend142.CBC News
A farmhouse overlooks the Lillooet River, muddied by a landslide in the Meager Creek area north of Pemberton, B.C., on Friday. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press) Hundreds of people forced from their residences in the Meager Creek area, near Pemberton, B.C., have begun returning home following the lifting of an evacuation order.

The order was lifted at 10:45 a.m. PT Saturday, as fears of a massive flood lessened.

About 1,500 people were told to leave late Friday night following a landslide that blocked Meager Creek.

But the water that had backed up in Meager Creek was able to find a new channel to escape.

"Any significant threat of flooding has passed," said Leslie Lloyd, information officer for the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District's emergency operations centre.

The evacuation order was issued for residents in the Lillooet River valley over fears that a lake that formed behind the blocked Meager Creek might give way.

Area remains unstable
Whistler RCMP Sgt. Shawn Lemay told CBC News that the area remains unstable.

"It's not 100 per cent safe," he said.

The two-kilometre-wide landslide also partially blocked the Lillooet River. Officials say water levels in that river peaked at 3 a.m. PT Saturday at 1.5 metres. But in subsequent hours, the level fell.

On Friday, search and rescue teams found several campers known to be in the Pemberton Valley area.

Thirteen campers, who were trapped by Friday morning's slide in the Meager Creek Hot Springs area, were safely taken out by helicopter.

The Meager Creek area has been the scene of several large landslides in recent years. A 1998 slide sent more than a million cubic metres of rock and debris down Mount Meager, blocking a creek and creating a lake 800 metres wide.

With files from The Canadian Press

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2010/08/07/meager-creek-landslide.html#ixzz0vxgpKBxo (http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2010/08/07/meager-creek-landslide.html#ixzz0vxgpKBxo)
Title: Re: Canadian News, Earth Changes and Miscellaneous
Post by: Yowbarb on September 21, 2010, 11:41:42 AM
Hurricane Igor Pounding Newfoundland!!! Videosonus
Videosonus | September 21, 2010
This is another video of Hurricane Igor nailing Gander Newfoundland with heavy winds and rain, in this video you can see across the street the winds had snapped the tree near the top.

Hurricane Igor Pounding Newfoundland!!! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgYHJ73Xdk0#ws)
Title: Re: Canadian News, Earth Changes and Miscellaneous
Post by: Yowbarb on October 18, 2010, 12:12:40 PM
Answer.com
Can you homestead a piece of land in Canada?In: Canada [Edit categories] 

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you cannot homestead Crown land in Canada, since the dominion lands act is no longer law. you can obtain crown land at market rates by purchasing it from the government, but it is not an easy process. there is some very cheap land in some counties that can be purchased for next to nothing with conditions that you must build a home or be a permanent resident. there is other land that is simply very affordable, with no restrictions.

there is a lot of land in canada, and consequently, some of the more remote land is very cheap. You can purchase land at prices that might as well be homesteaded, but you can not get land for free anymore, on the promise of improving it. Note: There are comments associated with this question. See the discussion page to add to the conversation.
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Can_you_homestead_a_piece_of_land_in_Canada (http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Can_you_homestead_a_piece_of_land_in_Canada)

Title: Re: Canadian News, Earth Changes and Miscellaneous
Post by: Jimfarmer on November 13, 2010, 03:14:44 PM
FROM http://www.news1130.com/news/national/article/124637--great-balls-of-fire-over-canada-nasa-investigates (http://www.news1130.com/news/national/article/124637--great-balls-of-fire-over-canada-nasa-investigates)

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Great balls of fire over Canada: NASA investigates
Peter Rakobowchuk, The Canadian Press Nov 07, 2010 02:14:37 AM
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MONTREAL - Great balls of fire were reported swooping recently over Eastern Canada and several U.S. states and there are different theories about what caused the sightings.

Even NASA's on the case.

An agency spacecraft got a closer look at one of the possible sources when it made a scheduled flight past the Hartley 2 comet on Thursday.

It took closeup pictures of the comet, which is roughly 1.2 kilometres wide and spews deadly cyanide gas.

The comet made one of its closest passes by Earth this week, flying by at a still-reassuring distance of 18 million kilometres from our planet.

Scientist Peter Brown says that, last month, his meteor group at the University of Western Ontario tracked one of two fireballs while the other was detected by NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office.

"Those two fireballs, which were seen by two separate networks, were fairly similar," he told The Canadian Press.

"The position where they came from the sky, however, was a bit different and their orbit was only in a vague sense similar to Hartley 2."

Hartley 2 is very bright, so the peanut-shaped comet can be seen faintly with the naked eye.

Brown says earthlings needn't worry about the cyanide gas it emits.

"Even if the Earth was to go right through that (gassy) tail, there would be absolutely no effect," the physics professor said.

But there would be "very deleterious effects" if what's described as a small comet were to collide with the planet.

Brown and his meteor group at the University of Western Ontario had a very tiny taste of such a risk just over a year ago.

The university's network of cameras tracked a meteorite that fell near Grimsby, Ont., and cracked the windshield of an SUV.

Luckily, the vehicle was parked at the time.

The university's automated systems detect at least one bright fireball every month.

The ones last month generated particular attention, given the relative proximity of Hartley 2 to the planet.

NASA's unmanned, car-sized spacecraft — called Deep Impact — flew past the comet on Thursday morning.

The vehicle is described as one of the U.S. space agency's most successful deep-space exploration projects, with hopes it could help reveal new insights into the origins of our solar system.

The vehicle got within 700 kilometres of Hartley 2.

The comet, which was discovered in 1986 by British-born astronomer Malcolm Hartley, is actually small when compared with the famous Halley's comet that comes around every 76 years.

"(Halley's) 15 kilometres in size — or 10 times the size of Hartley 2," Brown said.

So what caused those mysterious fireballs that were sighted in mid-October?

Brown thinks they were part of the Taurids meteor shower, coming from a comet called Encke.

"That shower produces very bright meteors so we're seeing fireballs almost every night from this shower," he said.

The Taurids meteor shower — which are also known as the "Halloween fireballs" — typically peak around the end of October.
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Title: Re: Canadian News, Earth Changes and Miscellaneous
Post by: Yowbarb on November 19, 2010, 07:51:56 AM
Jim that was interesting, thanks for posting.
Yowbarb
Title: Re: Canadian News, Earth Changes and Miscellaneous
Post by: Yowbarb on March 20, 2011, 10:32:41 PM
Magnitude      4.4
Date-Time      Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 04:20:39 UTC
                     Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 09:20:39 PM at epicenter
   
Location        49.910°N, 128.216°W
Depth            9.9 km (6.2 miles)
Region           VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA REGION
Distances      214 km (133 miles) W (269°) from Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
                    313 km (195 miles) NW (305°) from Neah Bay, WA
                    316 km (196 miles) WNW (286°) from Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
                    373 km (232 miles) WNW (283°) from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/Quakes/quakes_big.php  M5+

Title: Re: Canadian News, Earth Changes and Miscellaneous
Post by: Yowbarb on April 11, 2011, 10:23:58 AM
This is not a new video, but interesting... I couldn't get the share or embed code to open up.
It is on this page,
Yowbarb

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDK-EJPM_e4&feature=relmfu     

HIGH DEFINITION HUGE MANITOBA TORNADO! June 23, 2007 -   7:00    2,265,314 Views

Uploaded by TornadoVideosdotnet on Mar 4, 2009

Title: Re: Canadian News, Earth Changes and Miscellaneous
Post by: Rozco on June 03, 2011, 11:00:53 PM
Ok heres what I seen since I became aware of whats happening, local here in Alberta:
Slave Lake, population-7000, 40% destroyed in wild fire, theres another huge wild fire up north in the tar sands area.
Heavy rain in Calgary and south, very dry to the north
Snow around Grande Prairie, its close to 0C here tonight, and its June 3

 
Title: Re: Canadian News, Earth Changes and Miscellaneous
Post by: Lori on June 04, 2011, 03:43:58 AM
Can you send some of that coolness down here to GA. Its burning hot here. :-\
Title: Re: Canadian News, Earth Changes and Miscellaneous
Post by: Jeff Lewis on June 07, 2011, 07:13:28 AM
Please send some of that cool air over to Ontario as well!
Title: Re: Canadian News, Earth Changes and Miscellaneous
Post by: Rozco on June 25, 2011, 07:42:12 PM
Well with all the moisture around here, the Brazeau dam has been opened to relieve flood waters after 30 years.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNRSsKObzgI
The St Mary's Dam has been opened too...  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGjbLdUCf2Y
Title: Re: Canadian News, Earth Changes and Miscellaneous
Post by: Yowbarb on March 12, 2012, 12:59:23 AM
http://www.monolithic.com/stories/canadian-school-plans-for-monolithic-dome

Canadian School Plans for Monolithic Dome
 
Carol Lanham February 29, 11:23 a.m. In The Media

School districts in tornado- and hurricane-prone areas of the United States have discovered the benefits of building Monolithic Domes to combat the fury of Mother Nature. Not only are the dome school structures energy efficient, they also can double as community disaster shelters.
 
Now our northern neighbors are discovering the benefits that Monolithic Domes can offer schools located in frigid climates. In Canada, Great Lakes Dome Company is planning to build an outdoor classroom for GC Huston Public Schools in Southampton. The inflation is scheduled for the last week in June.
 
“GC Huston is a really unique school; it’s a great school. The principal has been moving in a great direction,” Great Lakes’ Sunny Cushnie told the Shoreline Beacon. “They have all sorts of opportunities…. to expand upon their education.”
 
Having a Monolithic Dome puts the Canadian school at the forefront of innovation and design, but the most efficient in terms of energy savings.
 
Reflecting back on the company’s beginning, Cushnie says even he thought Monolithic Domes were too good to be true at first. “So we went and saw a monolithic dome that had been built near Ottawa, and upon seeing that we were convinced that all the information isn’t too good to be true,” he told the newspaper.
 
Upon his return from a workshop here in Texas, Cushnie constructed his dome home in Southampton, and shortly after incorporated the Great Lakes Dome Company with Collin MacLeod. "Since that time, the pair has built 14 homes. They are now working to educate people about the benefits of the structures with hopes of expanding their company both in staff and territory.
 
“We feel that this technology would be most beneficial in northern climates, and we are well aware with issues in the building in the arctic," MacLeod said in the interview. “This building system would solve all of their problems.”

http://www.monolithic.com/stories/canadian-school-plans-for-monolithic-dome
Title: Re: Canadian News, Earth Changes and Miscellaneous
Post by: Yowbarb on September 09, 2012, 03:27:30 AM
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2012/09/07/nl-hurricane-leslie-preparations-907.html

N.L. braces for tropical storm Leslie
Hurricane downgraded to tropical storm, but expected to regain strength
CBC News Posted: Sep 7, 2012 12:12 PM NT Last Updated: Sep 7, 2012 7:12 PM NT Read 34 comments34

Newfoundland is bracing for the possible impact of tropical storm Leslie, as residents continue to grapple with memories of another devastating storm two years ago.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center downgraded Leslie from a category 1 hurricane to a tropical storm on Friday afternoon, but warned the slow-moving system is expected to regain strength as it moves north.

It remains unclear whether Leslie will even strike Newfoundland. Meteorologists say it is too early to predict the final track of the storm, which nonetheless could power into the island next week.

The Canadian Hurricane Centre said Friday there are many possibilities for Leslie, which should pick up speed in the coming days but "may miss land completely."

In St. John’s, city director of public works Paul Mackey says officials are not taking any chances.

"[We have] sandbags in case we need them to control some flooding,” Mackey said. “Just preliminary at this stage, but we've already started that work."

Mackey warns that if Leslie does hit, wind may cause more damage than rain.

'It really surprised us how much damage was done in a very short time.'
—Paul Mackey
“This time of the year wind is a bigger concern, really, because you've got the trees still in full foliage... so high winds can do a lot of damage, as people remember [from] Igor,” Mackey said.

“It really surprised us how much damage was done in a very short time.”

Igor left thousands of people without power for days in eastern Newfoundland in September 2010, as hydro crews worked overtime to repair the damage.

Meanwhile, on the Burin Peninsula, residents are concerned about Leslie’s possible impact.

Fresh memories of flooding
Marystown, N.L., resident Michelle Clarke’s basement was flooded by Igor, and she's been lobbying the town council for years to get a crushed culvert beside her house repaired.

“We're going to have another situation where my basement is going to flood again,” Clarke said.

“It's going to go into the drains in my basement, and it's a continual thing if it doesn't get fixed.”

The mayor of Marystown says council is doing what it can, but needs more help from the provincial and federal governments to increase the size of culverts.

That, Sam Synard says, will help prevent Igor levels of damage from happening again.

“Some of it has been repaired, some of it has been repaired temporarily, and some of it has not been repaired at all,” Synard told CBC News.

“So we're two years into the process, and some of it is our own doing in that we're waiting for, I guess, approval to put in much better infrastructure.”

Other municipal politicians on the Burin Peninsula are also concerned.

Lewin's Cove, N.L., Mayor Bill Wakeley says he has been pressing the provincial government to dig ditches, in an effort to protect the sea-level houses flooded by Igor.

“My concern is if the water starts building up in those ditches, I think some of the residents could get some flooding there,” Wakeley said.

On the Avalon Peninsula, Sunnyside Mayor Robert Snook remains hopeful.

"We certainly don't want to see another Igor, that's for sure," Snook said Friday.

The Canadian Hurricane Centre said Friday the "threat of Leslie on Nova Scotia has been decreasing but is by no means 'zero.'"

Another hurricane, Michael, is not expected to affect Newfoundland, as it has been tracking to the east
Title: Re: Canadian News, Earth Changes and Miscellaneous
Post by: Yowbarb on September 09, 2012, 03:32:31 AM
Leslie and Michael not expected to merge when they arrive in Newfoundland
 
By The Canadian Press September 8, 2012

HALIFAX - Tropical storm Leslie and hurricane Michael are both expected to hit eastern Newfoundland by Wednesday or Thursday, the Canadian Hurricane Centre said Saturday.

Environment Canada meteorologist Jean-Marc Couturier said the two likely will not merge, but rather Leslie is expected to overpower Michael and push it out of the area. [ Continues ]


http://www.timescolonist.com/life/fashion-beauty/Leslie+Michael+expected+merge+when+they+arrive+Newfoundland/7212492/story.html#ixzz25y2EOHg0
Title: Re: Canadian News, Earth Changes and Miscellaneous
Post by: Yowbarb on May 20, 2013, 12:17:31 PM
We haven't been discussing earth changes and events in Canada much.
Here is a re- start with a video or two from flooding last month,
Yowbarb
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Black River Washago Flooding Dam Breaks Video 1  1:53 2,864

LINK: http://youtu.be/0kamd96PuMI
 
Alannah Ryane
Published on Apr 20, 2013 
When visiting my friends, 20 minutes before this, I said wow it would be great if the log jam dam finally gives way and after 3 years it did! Ever since the rock fell off the island and split in two the downed trees and misc wood got stuck and could not be removed. The road and parking area is flooded with water coming from the woods meeting up with the overflowed river. Shot with my playbook but there's no zoom!


Black River Washago Flooding 2013 Video 2    1:24

LINK: http://youtu.be/xloJ1He_ylw

Published on Apr 22, 2013  Alannah Ryane
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Title: Re: Canadian News, Earth Changes and Miscellaneous
Post by: Yowbarb on June 24, 2013, 09:36:06 AM
Canada, especially the Alberta area has been flooding- big time.
Will be posting some statistics, soon. We do know there have been fatalities and whole towns have been evacuated...
Yowbarb
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http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/alberta-flood-volunteers-people-have-really-come-together-1.1339097

Alberta flood volunteers: 'People have really come together'
CTVNews.ca Staff
 Published Monday, June 24, 2013 9:58AM EDT 
 Last Updated Monday, June 24, 2013 11:18AM EDT 

As southern Alberta deals with the worst flooding in its history, volunteers and staff with the Canadian Red Cross say they are working around the clock to help those affected get through the crisis and begin the cleanup.

Matt Baden, a Red Cross emergency response team lead, has been working at an emergency shelter in Blackie, just a few kilometres east of High River, the community that was hardest hit by the flooding.

He says currently, the Red Cross is working to supply the evacuees at the shelter with the basic necessities, such as cots, blankets and hygiene kits, and to make people as comfortable as possible.

[ Continues ]

Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/alberta-flood-volunteers-people-have-really-come-together-1.1339097#ixzz2X9TDkMKB
Title: Re: Canadian News, Earth Changes and Miscellaneous
Post by: Yowbarb on October 07, 2013, 11:00:37 AM
I don't have  Canadian weather news to report yet, but I just noticed a really low pressure spot above the US border.. Happening the same time we have Tornado Watches in the northeastern US...
It just looks like it must be really wicked weather up there.
Canadian Members please post...
Title: Re: Canadian News, Earth Changes and Miscellaneous
Post by: Yowbarb on February 24, 2014, 06:27:54 AM
Congratulations to Canada for the Olympic Gold Hockey win.  :)
Title: Re: Canadian News, Earth Changes and Miscellaneous
Post by: Yowbarb on May 12, 2016, 03:03:45 AM
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2087214-canadas-huge-wildfires-may-release-carbon-locked-in-permafrost/

Canada’s huge wildfires may release carbon locked in permafrost 

Daily news  6 May 2016
Title: Re: Canadian News, Earth Changes and Miscellaneous
Post by: caringangie on July 05, 2016, 11:14:36 PM
Hi Barb and everyone!

Well. I have lived in the Okanagan Valley for almost 20 years and what I can say is our winters are getting warmer and shorter and the wind is picking up. We just had a storm last weekend that caused an electric shut down of a neigbouring City. I have been told that tornadoes are going to be more frequent, even here lots of people lost half of their fruit this weekend from the wind. My apricot tree also lost a lot of fruit.
Oh what is also very interesting. My son was up at 2am about 1 month ago, went outside and saw Northern lights all over. We dont usually have  this where we live. Too bad I was at work that day. Interesting tough, I will keep an eye out for more.