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11 May 2021

Historical landslides that have resulted in fatalities in Canada

The Canadian Geological Survey has published an excellent graphic showing historical landslides that have resulted in fatalities in Canada

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27 April 2021

Great Whale River: a very large, low-angled landslide in Canada on 22 April 2021

On 22 April 2021 a very large landslide occurred on the Great Whale River in Quebec, Canada. Images suggest that this landslide, which is about 4 km long, was a quick clay slide.

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29 December 2020

Taku River: another very large landslide in British Columbia, Canada

Taku River: another very large landslide in British Columbia, Canada. A Facebook user, Darryl Keith Tait, has posted images and video of the aftermath of a huge rockslope failure.

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16 December 2020

Bute Inlet: a very long runout proglacial landslide in Canada

A massive rockslope failure and 13 km long debris flow near to Bute Inlet in British Columbia, Canada in late November

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3 November 2020

Williams Lake: 1 million cubic metre, damaging landslide in Canada

Williams Lake: On 31st October 2020 a 1 million cubic metre landslide, triggered by heavy rainfall, occurred in British Columbia, Canada

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16 October 2020

Harrison Lake: newly discovered, large, ancient landslides in Canada

Harrison Lake: a nice paper in the journal Landslides (Hughes et al 2020) describes newly discovered, large, ancient landslide deposits in Canada. The two largest landslides would have been tsunamigenic.

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7 September 2020

The Koidern landslide: a long runout event in Canada

On Saturday Brent Ward tweeted a fantastic set of aerial images of the Koidern landslide, in the Yukon of Canada.

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22 June 2020

The Old Fort landslide has reactivated – about 100 m of new movement

The Old Fort landslide in British Colombia has reactivated as a result of heavy rainfall. About 100 m of new movement has been recorded so far.

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19 March 2020

The May 1971 Saint Jean Vianney landslide disaster

In May 1971 the Saint Jean Vianney landslide, a very large failure in a sensitive clay, destroyed 40 houses and killed 31 people in Canada

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14 January 2020

The Hope Slide in Canada: new images released by BC Highways

Last week, BC Highways released an archive of images taken in the immediate aftermath of the 48 million cubic metre 1965 Hope Slide in British Columbia, Canada

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