In the territories of Ontario and Hydro Quebec, a violent storm knocked out electricity to over 900,000 households on Saturday.
When a boat went overboard in the Ottawa River, a lady drowned and four others were also killed by falling trees.
According to Environment Canada, wind gusts reached 82 mph (132 km/h) during the storm.
An estimated time frame for reconnection has been given by Hydro One, the utility provider that serves Ontario.
A total of 550,000 residences in Hydro Quebec were without power as of 14:00 GMT on Sunday, according to Hydro Quebec, with over 400,000 still experiencing disruptions.
Several trees were knocked down, transportation was halted, residences were damaged, and the emergency services were swamped by calls during the two-hour storm.
Canadian media images show firemen and utility employees attempting to disentangle fallen power wires and wooden poles that are laying over automobiles on a road also in Ottawa.
State of emergency issued in Uxbridge, Ontario, after storm caused “severe damage in its path,” according to a press release.
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Ontario was the site of the four tree-related deaths.
A 59-year-old man was murdered after a tree fell on a golf course near Ottawa, according to the Provincial Police. A 44-year-old man has been slain in Greater Madawaska, according to local media.
A lady in her 70s was murdered while out walking past in Brampton, a suburb of Toronto, when a tree fell on top of her. One person was killed and two people were wounded in the incident.
When a boat capsized in the Ottawa River, which flows through both Hidro
Quebec and Ontario, a 51-year-old lady from Quebec perished, according to authorities there.
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