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Southwestern N.L. mayor says climate change talks needed after another dump of rain

November 30, 2021 by The Canadian Press

CHANNEL-PORT AUX BASQUES, N.L. – The mayor of a small town on the southwestern tip of Newfoundland says it’s time to have serious conversations about the impact of changing weather on communities like his, after another night of heavy rain.

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Prime minister approves request for military help as Newfoundland deals with flooding

November 26, 2021 by THE CANADIAN PRESS

CHANNEL-PORT AUX BASQUES, N.L. – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has approved a request for military assistance for southwestern Newfoundland, where road washouts from a punishing rainstorm have left the region cut off from the rest of the province. Trudeau issued

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Flooding reported in Cape Breton and western Newfoundland as storm stalls over region 

November 24, 2021 by Michael MacDonald and Sarah Smellie - THE CANADIAN PRESS 

Torrential rain flooded basements and washed out roads and bridges in western Cape Breton and southwestern Newfoundland on Wednesday, as a huge storm spent a third day slowly trudging over Atlantic Canada.   A state of emergency was declared late Tuesday in Cape

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Maritimes targeted for blast of torrential rain and powerful winds

November 22, 2021 by The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – Much of the Maritime region is bracing for strong winds and heavy downpours that could dump up to 150 millimetres of rain in some areas by Wednesday. Total rainfall over the next 36 hours is expected to be

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N.L. cyberattack shows Canada needs national rules to protect personal data: experts

November 18, 2021 by Sarah Smellie - THE CANADIAN PRESS

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The cyberattack on Newfoundland and Labrador’s health-care system is yet another urgent signal that Canada needs better rules around protecting personal health information from hackers and needs a unified response plan when health-care services are under

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How much Intact has improved its personal property loss ratio

November 15, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

As home insurance prices continue to climb, Intact Financial Corp. reported an underwriting profit in personal property in the latest quarter, despite higher-than-normal weather catastrophe losses. The personal property line “should operate” with combined ratios below 95% “even with severe

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Expert says N.L. cyberattack worst in Canadian history, deserves federal response

November 5, 2021 by Sarah Smellie - THE CANADIAN PRESS

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The cyberattack that knocked down Newfoundland and Labrador’s health system data centres Saturday is a national security issue and should be treated as such by Ottawa, security experts say. David Shipley, chief executive officer of Beauceron

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Suspected cyberattack in N.L. hits ‘brain’ of province’s health care system

November 2, 2021 by The Canadian Press

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – A suspected cyberattack on Newfoundland and Labrador’s health network has led to the cancellation of thousands of medical appointments across the province and forced some local health systems to revert to paper. The “brain” of the

The roof of Mary Queen of Peace elementary school was torn off after Hurricane Larry crossed over Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula in the early morning hours, in St. John's, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly
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Hurricane Larry will probably cost the industry this much

October 27, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Insurers will probably pay out $25 million towards claims from Hurricane Larry. That is the initial estimate from Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ), the Insurance Bureau of Canada said Wednesday in a press release. Hurricane Larry made landfall on

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Offshore oil and gas regulator lays charges against Cenovus Energy for 2018 spill

October 20, 2021 by The Canadian Press

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Canada’s offshore oil and gas regulator has laid three charges against a Cenovus Energy Inc. subsidiary stemming from a huge oil spill off the coast of Newfoundland in 2018. The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board

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How auto insurance rates are trending in Alberta, Ontario and Atlantic Canada

October 8, 2021 by Jason Contant

Auto insurance rates plunged in Alberta and Ontario this spring, while rates stayed flat in Atlantic Canada, according to Q2 2021 results from LowestRates.ca’s latest Auto Insurance Price Index Report. In Alberta, rates decreased 11% quarter-over-quarter after a steep incline

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Will Hurricane Larry meet the cat threshold?

September 14, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Losses to Canadian clients, from Hurricane Larry, seem to be comprised mainly of wind damage to residential property on Newfoundland Avalon’s peninsula, according to reports from adjusters so far. Hurricane Larry, which originated in the North Atlantic Ocean, passed by