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The dog days of summer heat up Vancouver with record-breaking sunshine

July 31, 2013

Metro Vancouver’s record-breaking stretch of sun is set to end with showers either Wednesday evening or Thursday morning, according to Environment Canada. The weather agency recorded the region’s sunniest July on record (since monitoring began in 1953), with almost 400 hours of sunshine as of press time Tuesday. However, a 40-per-cent chance of rain is [...]

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Hot, dry B.C. long weekend rare, climatologist says

June 28, 2013
Hot, dry B.C. long weekend rare, climatologist says

The hot, dry weather conditions expected to move into B.C. this weekend are quite rare, says Environment Canada’s senior climatologist. CBC | British Columbia News

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Heat wave forecast to hit B.C. by Canada Day

June 28, 2013
Heat wave forecast to hit B.C. by Canada Day

B.C.’s soggy weather will come to a dramatic end as the first heat wave of summer washes over the province during the upcoming long weekend, Environment Canada is forecasting. CBC | British Columbia News

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Rains ease but fears of flooding, washouts, remain in southern B.C.

June 21, 2013

Environment Canada has now lifted all rainfall warnings across B.C., although it notes 106 millimetres of rain drenched Sparwood over the last 24 hours, with Nelson, Creston and Cranbrook all receiving between 70 and 77 millimetres globeandmail – British Columbia

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Metro Vancouver companies investigated for unlawful export of e-waste to Asia (with video)

June 2, 2013

Environment Canada has laid charges or launched investigations into three Metro Vancouver companies linked to the export of electronic waste in violation of an international law designed to protect human and environmental health from dangerous recycling. The Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department has returned two shipping containers to Port Metro Vancouver for containing “controlled waste” [...]

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