The quake flattened thousands of homes and knocked out power in some areas.
A major highway was damaged and buildings toppled over.
All my life, I had taken the stillness of the earth for granted, and now I was paying for it. With anxiety and doubt.
Many of the children our teams meet want little more than to just 'be kids' for a few hours. Our staff provide activities, like the chance to draw or play with toys, or an opportunity to join a game or some singing. For the children who are ready and interested, we offer help in keeping up with schoolwork.
A 2.6-magnitude quake was recorded east of Mission.
A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck off the coast of Port Hardy on northern Vancouver Island, but no major damage has been
Due to continued contamination following the Fukushima disaster, social media is now abuzz with people swearing off fish from the Pacific Ocean. Given the lack of information around containment efforts, some may find this reasonable. But preliminary research shows fish caught off Canada's Pacific Coast are safe to eat.
For the past month, text message tsunami warnings from the West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center have transformed from clear, concise vital information to incomprehensible computer code with a link to a useless URL -- at least on my Bell Android Samsung phone.
The Stephen Harper government is stalling on requests for better earthquake preparation on B.C.'s Haida Gwaii, according to NDP MP for Skeena-Bulkley Valley, Nathan Cullen.
Kitimat, B.C. and New York had one thing in common this week: the misuse and use of social media, Twitter and Facebook that spread both accurate warnings and dangerous misinformation about an impending disaster.