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13 September 2017

Canada’s Science Literacy Week and National Science Reading Day

A week-long celebration of science in Canada, September 18-24, 2017


1 July 2017

Happy 150th Canada! Here is My Birthday Gift For You

I’ve been lucky enough to stand on all three of Canada’s coasts, from the Arctic shores of Nunavut to the rocky Pacific beaches of B.C., and the windswept beaches of Nova Scotia. I’ve stood on a deserted island in the High Arctic and watched the world go by under the midnight sun from a ship on the fabled north-west passage. In between, I’ve seen endless prairies, beautiful cities and majestic mountains covered …


24 March 2017

The Mitchell Creek landslide in British Columbia, Canada

In a paper just published, Clayton et al. (2017) describe the Mitchell Creek landslide, a very large rockslide in Canada triggered by glacial debuttressing


11 November 2016

St-Luc-de-Vincennes: a spectacular quick clay (?) slide in Quebec

A spectacular and dramatic landslide at St-Luc-de-Vincennes in Quebec, Canada yesterday has the hallmarks of a quick clay slide


12 April 2016

The 29th March 2016 Renfrew County landslide near to Ottawa, Canada

On 29th March 2016 the Renfrew County landslide occurred on the banks of the Bonnechere River near to Ottawa. This is a large (10 hectare) landslip.


17 December 2015

First news of a rock avalanche on Mount James Turner yesterday

Drew Brayshaw has tweeted images of a dramatic large rock avalanche that occurred on the flanks of Mount James Turner yesterday


14 December 2015

Fort McPherson: a catastrophic mudflow in Canada

In the summer a permafrost mudslide caused the partial breach, caught on video, of a small lake near Fort McPherson in Canada.


20 October 2015

The Mount Steele rock avalanche: more details from the seismic data

Further analysis of the Mount Steele rock avalanche in the Yukon of Canada shows that the landslide had a volume of about 20 million cubic metres


19 October 2015

First announcement: a giant rock avalanche on the flanks of Mount Steele in the Yukon last week

I can reveal here for the first time that last week a giant rock avalanche was detected by Colin Stark and Goram Ekstrom on the flanks of Mount Steele in the Yukon, Canada


24 September 2015

The Pemberton Portage Road landslide in British Columbia, Canada

The Pemberton Portage Road landslide was a channelised debris flow, triggered by heavy rain, that destroyed a house in Birken, BC, Canada on Sunday