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Environment Canada (EC) (French: Environnement Canada), legally incorporated as the Department of the Environment under the Department of the Environment Act (R.S., 1985, c. E-10 ), is the department of the Government of Canada with responsibility for coordinating environmental policies and programs as well as preserving and enhancing the natural environment and renewable resources. The powers, duties and functions of the Minister of the Environment extend to and include matters relating to: "preserve and enhance the quality of the natural environment, including water, air, soil, flora and fauna; conserve Canada's renewable resources; conserve and protect Canada's water resources; forecast daily weather conditions and warnings, and provide detailed meteorological information to all of Canada; enforce rules relating to boundary waters; and coordinate environmental policies and programs for the federal Government." Its ministerial headquarters is located in les Terrasses de la Chaudière, Gatineau, Quebec.

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A swathe of warm air high over the city is trapping pollution in Edmonton, St. Albert and Sherwood Park, prompting Environment Canada to issue an air quality advisory Tuesday. The Air Quality Health Index was at seven on a scale of 10, or “high risk,” and a haze was visible in downtown Edmonton on ...
Some parts of eastern and northern New Brunswick, including Miramichi and Bathurst, could get 50 centimetres or more Tuesday night and Wednesday, according to Environment Canada. Moncton could get up to 35 centimetres of snow, but it will likely be mixed with rain Wednesday morning and in the ...

Environment Canada's winter storm warning for Prince County, and wind warnings for Queens and Kings, remain in effect as a low-pressure system lingers ... The rest of the province will see those strong winds as well, Environment Canada said, which could damage buildings, such as roof shingles and ...
As spring draws near and temperatures rise, so does the risk of flooding. Environment Canada is advising folks across the province to take steps to avoid flood damage ahead of a thaw. Rain is forecast to spread across most of the island tomorrow. Partnered with strong winds and mild temperatures it will ...
Environment Canada says significant snow possible for Nova Scotia this week. In an update Sunday morning, they say the system has yet to develop and few details are known for certain. 0. a day ago by: HalifaxToday Staff. 010317-halifax-snow-storm-winter-wave-1024x576. The Wave sculpture along the Halifax ...
Environment Canada is calling for a 60 per cent of flurries for the next three days. Bring your mittens when you head out for your dog walks this week. The winter ... Environment Canada says the expected flurries may turn to rain. After a cloudy and gloomy week, the sun is back in the forecast for Saturday ...

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for London, Parkhill, Strathroy, Komoka and parts of Middlesex County. Snow that's heavy at times is being forecast for Thursday and early Friday morning. The weather agency says a band of snow over Lake Huron is going to pivot southward ...
Environment Canada adjusts weather warnings ahead of system approaching N.L.. The Pilot ... Environment Canada has fined tuned its weather alerts for Newfoundland in advance of an approaching low pressure system that will bring some intense winter weather back to the island. Winter storm warnings ...
Environment Canada issued a winter storm warning for P.E.I. in advance of a weather system moving over the province on Friday night and into Saturday. Snow started falling on P.E.I. about noon on Thursday, the first of two weather systems that will bring snow to the Island before the weekend.
It will be a sunny and cool start for the weekend as students gear up for March Break. Environment Canada is calling for seasonal temperatures for Toronto in the upcoming days. Friday will be mainly cloudy with 40 per cent chance of flurries and a high of 3 C along with winds coming from the northwest at ...
Areas of the Cariboo and Shuswap regions could see up to 15-20 cm of snowfall accumulation throughout the day. "We've got Arctic air ... over sort of the northern-central B.C. and some moisture coming in with a warm front from the Pacific," said Meteorologist Mike Gismondi. "So, we have snowfall ...
Toronto is under a special weather statement this weekend as up to 10 centimetres of snow are expected across the region by Sunday evening, Environment Canada said. The forecaster released a statement Saturday afternoon predicting that periods of snow would continue throughout the evening ...
A low pressure system will track across the Maritimes on Monday spreading rain, at times heavy, across the province. This could lead to localised flooding in flood prone areas. Rainfall amounts in excess of 25 millimetres are possible and therefore rainfall warnings may be required for some regions.
Environment Canada has issued a weather alert for York Region and Durham. A special weather statement is in effect for northern York Region, including Newmarket and Georgina, as well as Vaughan, Richmond Hill and Markham. Environment Canada predicts a sharp drop in temperatures early this ...
A sharp drop in temperatures Sunday night (Feb. 4) will make for an icy drive in Mississauga and Brampton, Environment Canada is warning. The national weather agency issued a special weather statement for Peel and the surrounding areas Sunday calling for “some more snow followed by a sharp drop ...
A mix of rain and snow should make for a messy couple of days across New Brunswick. Environment Canada has issued weather warnings for the south, central and northwest regions of the province, while special weather statements are in effect for the northeast.
Environment Canada updated its special weather statement Sunday morning, as up to 10 centimetres of snow is expected throughout the day and a cold front is approaching. Periods of snow will continue until Sunday evening. A sharp Arctic cold front is forecast to sweep across the region Sunday ...

Hamiltonians could see up to 10 centimetres of snow on their doorsteps by the end of the weekend. Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the city of Hamilton, saying an arctic cold front will be passing it on Sunday evening and temperatures will drop near the freezing mark.
Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning earlier this morning throughout central and southern Alberta. Conditions in some central Alberta areas, closer to Edmonton, improved around the lunch hour and some of the warnings were dropped. However, as of Sunday at 1:30 p.m., a snowfall warning ...
Between 20 to 30 centimetres of snow is expected to fall in parts of Alberta on Friday and Saturday, prompting Environment Canada to issue a snowfall warning. The national weather agency said heavy snow will develop Friday morning over portions of northwestern Alberta. It will slowly spread east and ...
Extreme cold warnings are in effect for the northern part of the province where wind chill values are expected to drop to –35 C. Temperatures aren't expected to rise until late Saturday morning, according to Environment Canada. "Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill ...
All schools in Anglophone East are closed today in the wake of a flash freeze warning being issued by Environment Canada. “Temperatures are forecast to fall rapidly. Ponding water, slush, and any falling precipitation will freeze as the temperature drops,” the warning states. A trough of low pressure will ...
Environment Canada Alert: Extreme -40°C Cold Warning In Effect For Montreal. This is going to be bad. Environment Canada Alert: Extreme -40°C Cold Warning In Effect For Montreal featured. 0000 shares. @Marc Bruxelle | Dreamstime.com ...
Metro workers monitor overflowing storm drains at 15th and Bellevue in West Vancouver Monday morning. photo Mike Wakefield, North Shore News. If you feel as though grey skies and horizontal sheets of rain have dominated the weather in January, you're not imagining things. January was the fifth ...
(The alert is issued when Environment Canada forecasts a temperature of -15 C or colder, or -20 C or colder with the windchill.) Friday will see a high of -8 C with a 30-per-cent chance of flurries expected to return in the afternoon. In the evening, the temperature is forecast to be -12 C, with winds coming ...
It's Thursday, which means we're far enough into the week to warrant yet another weather alert for Montreal. This time around, Environment Canada is issuing a “Snow Squall Watch” for the Montreal area. In the words of the government body in charge of coordinating environmental policies and alerts, ...
Environment Canada has upgraded its special weather statement to a weather warning for Southeast New Brunswick, with 15-20 cm of snow expected this afternoon and this evening. A low-pressure system passing south of Nova Scotia will continue to track northeastward today, according to the statement.
Early Thursday, Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning for Edmonton, St. Albert and Sherwood Park that could see between 10 and 20 centimetres of snow that should taper off Friday morning. Edmonton is expected to get about 10 to 15 centimetres of snow. Environment Canada is warning that ...
A mix of showers, flurries, freezing rain and possible snow are expected to hit the Lower Mainland this weekend. In a special weather bulletin for the region, Environment Canada forecasts that a cool airmass will produce a mixture of rain through the short term, before winds shift northeast on Friday ...
Officials at Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for parts of central and northern Alberta Thursday morning, over snow expected to fall over the coming day and night. The statement was issued just before 8:30 a.m. Thursday – it said a low pressure system had developed in southern ...
Environment Canada said in the weather advisory that the evening commute will be difficult with icy roads. (Christian Milette/Radio-Canada). It's going to be a slippery ride home Tuesday evening, says Environment Canada in a weather travel advisory in effect for Waterloo region, northern and southern ...
Environment Canada Warning Montrealers To Stay Home If They Can. Have an ice day! Environment Canada Warning Montrealers To Stay Home If ... Environment Canada has issued a warning for the Montreal area as of last night. They are asking people to consider postponing non-essential travel until ...
Fog advisories are in effect for parts of southern Ontario including Hamilton, Halton and Niagara regions. Environment Canada says dense fog patches have caused “near zero visibility” in some areas. Thick fog this am! Be very careful! Drizzle then rain later with hi of 2. Tonight rain and fog as temps rise to ...
A stagnant weather pattern is responsible for the dense fog, which is affecting the Coquihalla Highway from Merritt to Kamloops, and the Okanagan Connector, from Merritt to Kelowna, Environment Canada says. The fog is expected to persist through today, Jan. 15, and tonight and then likely dissipate ...
Environment Canada says there will be severe weather in the next few days for York Region. Take care on your drive home. - Supplied photo. Environment Canada has issued a severe winter weather travel advisory for the Greater Toronto Area today so take care on your drive home this afternoon and this ...
Environment Canada says it's relying on weather radar from outside Saskatchewan while its two major radars in the province are out of operation. Weather agency spokesman John Paul Cragg says the Bethune radar was damaged during a heavy wind last October, while the installation near Radisson is ...
Drivers in the Greater Toronto Area are urged to use extra caution on the roads today as significant flurries from Lake Ontario will bring reduced visibility. Environment Canada has issued a winter weather travel advisory for Toronto, York and Durham as upwards of 10 cm of snow is expected to fall ...
Snow on the way for Halifax as Environment Canada issues statement. Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement, advising that less than 15 cm could fall in HRM overnight Monday. 0. about 10 hours ago by: Mark Hodgins. 010317-halifax-snow-storm-winter-wave-1024x576. The Wave sculpture along ...
Environment Canada issued a fog advisory for Metro Vancouver early Sunday morning, warning of “near zero visibility.” “The fog is forecast to become patchy late Sunday morning,” read the warning. The advisory covered all of Metro Vancouver, extending to West and North Vancouver, southwest and east ...
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Hamilton that includes warnings of freezing rain, snow and much colder temperatures over the next 48 hours. The weather agency warns that "mild and rainy conditions are expected over much of southern Ontario today, tonight and into ...
Environment Canada is warning of a sloppy Monday morning commute as heavy snow is expected to blanket the Ottawa area overnight. About 10 centimetres of snow should fall across southern Ontario, with heavier amounts expected northeast of the Great Lakes, the agency said in a special weather ...
According to Environment Canada, the highest risk is Halifax and east. Snowfall and blowing snow continues across New Brunswick and P.E.I. on Friday with an additional 10 cm of snow expected over parts of northern New Brunswick. Conditions over southern New Brunswick will steadily improve through ...
... could accumulate before temperatures rise above the freezing mark Friday afternoon. In the Bulkley Valley area and North Coast region, freezing rain could turn to rain Thursday afternoon. Environment Canada has rescinded fog advisories for Metro Vancouver, Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast.
Environment Canada has issued an updated extreme cold weather warning for Hamilton, with frigid temperatures expected well into the weekend. The weather agency says temperatures will rapidly plunge to lows of –20 C to –25 C tonight, with wind chill values down even lower in the –35 to –40 range.
Environment Canada issued an extreme cold warning for Toronto on Thursday morning that will likely take this cold snap of 10 days and counting through Saturday. With the wind chill taken into account — winds could reach up to 50 km/h — the temperatures could feel closer to -35 C or -40 C at times.
Environment Canada is telling residents to bundle up, as a frigid weather system continues across the region. An extreme cold warning has been issued for parts of central and south western Ontario with windchill values near -30 C expected Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning. The warning has ...
Environment Canada has ended its extreme cold weather alert for London and the surrounding area. With the windchill, temperatures could reach –30 C this morning. The extreme cold warning covered London, Parkhill, Strathroy, Komoka, eastern and western Middlesex County. The conditions will ...
“It's a blocking pattern where the jet stream is going up over Alaska and it's plunging southward over a good part of the Prairies, Ontario and into the northern states as well,” Environment Canada meteorologist Steve Knott said. “The jet stream just isn't budging . . . We're stuck in this for another week, it looks ...
Environment Canada has cancelled its extreme cold weather warning for Edmonton, and Edmontonians can expect a break from the cold snap this upcoming ... Environment Canada has ended its extreme cold weather alert for Edmonton, with temperatures settling down to -17 as of Monday afternoon.
Environment Canada has issued special weather statements for all three Island counties, noting it is monitoring the potential development of a "significant ... Environment Canada asks residents to continue to check its alerts and forecasts, and also to report severe weather; people can tweet using #PEStorm ...


 

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