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Windstorm shakes the foundation of BC Hydro’s weather prediction system

Vancouver Sun
It shouldn't have done, though.
This is probably something PIEVC would've discerned, had they the resources.
As it is, now, we can only guess as to what will happen.
Our current scientists and engineers have done their best, but without the full support and backing of both provincial and federal governments, the best we can do is probably just not good enough.
Is this storm a one-off? Or will there be more in the future? Should we expect this sort of pattern every year, now? Or is this a fifty year event, and we can take our time in bolstering our power lines throughout the province?
What about roads? What about the buildings being built, now? How about guidelines for trees on properties near buildings?
What of snowfall? What of storm water in the spring? How about our soil? Our lakes? Our rivers? Our trees? BC's at risk for forest fires. Will they increase, not only in frequency, but also in size and ferocity?
Listen, if the federal government won't kick PIEVC's budget into overdrive, the cities and provinces will have to do this sort of work, alone.
Climate change isn't something you can react to after it's done. It's something you plan for. Where do you build new roads? Where do you allow new buildings? Where should power lines be for best protection? When lives, much less livelihoods, are in balance, then the responsibility you have when you are in a position of leadership is grave, indeed.
And our current Prime Minister has demonstrated, he doesn't care about lives.

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