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B.C. drought recovery will take time, even with rain in the forecast, forecasters say

Unusually warm temperatures and a surprisingly dry September and October have been guilty pleasures for some British Columbians in recent months. While being able to enjoy sunshine and not having to carry a raincoat or umbrella for the first few weeks of fall is a nice change of pace, a lack of precipitation …

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Energy regulator rations water supply for oil, gas companies in northeastern B.C. amidst drought

British Columbia’s energy regulator is rationing the water supply for some oil and gas companies because of drought in the northeastern part of the province. On Thursday, the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission (BCOGC) suspended 20 water permits for 12 energy companies that draw water from rivers, streams and lakes in the Peace River …

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China drought leads to factory closures, rolling blackouts

Factories in China’s southwest have shut down and a city imposed rolling blackouts after reservoirs to generate hydropower ran low amid a worsening drought, adding to economic strains at a time when President Xi Jinping is trying to extend his hold on power. Companies in Sichuan province, including makers of …

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Flooding rain across Prairies may not be enough to end prolonged drought conditions. Here’s why

CBC Alberta and Saskatchewan have teamed up for a new series on weather and climate change on the Prairies. Meteorologist Christy Climenhaga will bring her expert voice to the conversation to help explain weather phenomena and climate change and how it impacts everyday life. After last year’s record-breaking heat and …

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Sriracha hot sauce shortage shows how California drought affects Canadian food

Our planet is changing. So is our journalism. This story is part of a CBC News initiative entitled “Our Changing Planet” to show and explain the effects of climate change. Keep up with the latest news on our Climate and Environment page. For over four decades, Huy Fong Foods has made …

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