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Montréal releases its Resilience Strategy

By Lilia Yumagulova  Montréal, June 18, 2018 – Montréal is the first Canadian City to release its Resilience Strategy, sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation’s “100 Resilient Cities” initiative. “Today, Montréal is the first Canadian city to present a …

Canada’s burning question

In this in-depth feature we brought together some of the leading experts from the insurance industry, academia, and practice to reflect on the progress made and the challenges remaining for fire management in Canada. By Paul Kovacs, Alice Cullingford, …

Public Alerting in Canada – Bridging the Gap

By: Dan McArthur and Cynthia Weeden Since early 2015, numerous emergency response agencies, governments, academics and others across Canada have supported the need for Wireless Service Providers (WSPs) to start using their systems to carry public alert …

Helping Canadian communities reduce urban heat islands

Children playing in Captain John Wilson Park in Windsor, Ontario. This park has been retrofitted with a splash pad, gazebo, water fountains and trees. Photo courtesy of City of Windsor By Gregory R.A. Richardson and Jay Storfer The term ‘urban heat isl …

SaskAlert: Emergency public alerting, the Saskatchewan way

In the summer of 2016, tornadoes swirled in Saskatchewan skies. Below, alarms buzzed on residents’ smartphones, notifying them about the emergency situation and advising them on how to stay safe. It has been a year since Saskatchewan implemented SaskAl …