Disasters

Audio clips and news coverage from disasters.


2017-07-16 | Wildfire-BC

On July 7th, the BC government declared a provincial state of emergency as crews battled more than 180 fires that...


2016-10-11 | Weather-Maritimes-Heavy-Rain

On October 11th, cleanup efforts continued after a storm brought torrential rain and strong winds to Atlantic Canada, leaving thousands...


2016-07-25 | Sask-Oil-Spill

Two Saskatchewan cities downstream from a Husky Energy pipeline spill had to stop drawing water from the North Saskatchewan River....



2014-01-08 | NB-Train-Derailment

On January 7th, 19 cars and a locomotive of a CN freight train derailed near Plaster Rock, New Brunswick, leading...


2013-07-12 | Que-Train-Fire

A runaway train carrying crude oil derailed in Lac Megantic, Quebec, igniting explosions and fires that incinerated the small town's...


2012-09-11 | Weather-Leslie

Post-tropical storm Leslie belted Newfoundland September 11th, unleashing hurricane-force winds on a large swath of the province's east coast and...


2011-09-29 | Ship-Capsizing

A Transportation Safety Board of Canada report on the capsizing of the Nova Scotia-based training vessel "Concordia" off Brazil in...


2011-08-21 | Nunavut-Plane-Crash

A passenger plane crashed August 19th in the remote Arctic community of Resolute Bay, Nunavut. Twelve people were killed, and...


2011-08-04 | Prairie-Farm-Aid

Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced August 4th that water-logged Prairie farmers and ranchers would receive 448-million dollars to help...