weather stories of the year. David Phillips sums up 2017 by calling it the year of too much — too wet, too dry, too hot, too cool.
Phillips says this year was marked by unusually long periods of
conditions that just would not go away.
The top event was B-C’s long and destructive wildfire season
where more than 12-hundred fires forced 50-thousand people from
their homes.The hot, dry conditions extended across much of Western Canada,leading to record temperatures and little rain.
But it was a different story in central Canada, where floods left
some communities in Ontario and Quebec with their wettest springs in history. Phillips also notes the January ice storm in Quebec and Atlantic Canada that killed two people and left 300-thousand in the dark. (The Canadian Press)