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Winter storm churning out powerful winds expected to slam into Atlantic Canada

February 1, 2021 by The Canadian Press

Environment Canada has issued a series of weather warnings for the Atlantic region, as a winter storm is expected to deliver an ugly mix of snow, rain, ice pellets and strong winds on Tuesday and Wednesday. Snowfall warnings are in

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Church’s liability to victims confirmed as legal battle over Mount Cashel abuse ends

January 18, 2021 by Sarah Smellie - THE CANADIAN PRESS

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The Supreme Court of Canada has refused a bid by the Roman Catholic archdiocese in St. John’s to appeal a ruling that found it liable for sexual abuse at the former Mount Cashel orphanage. Thursday’s court

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Central Labrador snowfall breaks one record, nearly smashes a second

November 25, 2020 by The Canadian Press

HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, N.L. – A two-day snowstorm that began Monday has buried central Labrador under a record-setting blanket of snow. Environment Canada meteorologist David Neil said today the 75 centimetres of snow covering Happy Valley-Goose Bay is the second-largest

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‘Nasty day’ in Labrador as blizzard dumps 63 cm of snow – and counting

November 24, 2020 by The Canadian Press

HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, N.L. – People in parts of Labrador are facing a few tough shifts of snow shovelling. As a blizzard rips across much of Labrador today, Environment Canada meteorologist David Neil says Happy Valley-Goose Bay was leading the

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45,000 litres of oil spilled at Churchill Falls hydroelectric station in Labrador

November 13, 2020 by The Canadian Press

CHURCHILL FALLS, N.L. – Nalcor Energy says about 45,000 litres of oil spilled at the Churchill Falls hydroelectric plant switchyard in Labrador. In a news release Thursday, the Newfoundland and Labrador energy corporation says the oil spilled from a transformer

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Fire aboard shrimp trawler off Newfoundland started in sauna: investigation report

November 12, 2020 by The Canadian Press

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The Transportation Safety Board says a fire in January aboard a large factory-freezer trawler started in the ship’s sauna as the vessel was catching and processing shrimp off the coast of Newfoundland. The independent agency, in

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Why the impact of an Intact-RSA combo would vary by province

November 6, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Things could get interesting for brokers in Atlantic Canada if Intact takes over RSA’s Canadian operations, a Saskatchewan broker told Canadian Underwriter Friday. That being said, he felt if the proposed deal announced Thursday goes through, it would still leave

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House fire in small Newfoundland town spreads to other buildings

October 7, 2020 by The Canadian Press

HEATHERTON, N.L. – A number of buildings are on fire in the small town of Heatherton, N.L. Muriel Brown works at the local Home Hardware store and says all she sees is smoke and flames when she steps out of

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Latest forecast has Hurricane Teddy on a course for Atlantic Canada

September 21, 2020 by The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – Weather warnings have been issued for virtually all of Atlantic Canada as hurricane Teddy advances toward the East Coast. A tropical storm watch is in effect for the Atlantic coastlines of mainland Nova Scotia and Cape Breton, where

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Hurricane warnings: Is it crying wolf when storms aren’t as bad as expected?

August 31, 2020 by David Gambrill

While Hurricane Laura’s insured damage estimates in the United States range anywhere between $4 billion to $12 billion, the post-tropical storm predicted for Atlantic Canada did not quite reach the level of intensity initially forecast for the Maritimes last Thursday.

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Non-resident property owners allowed back in Newfoundland and Labrador soon

August 27, 2020 by Jason Contant

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – People who own property in Newfoundland and Labrador but who don’t live there full-time can apply to enter the province next week. Dr. Janice Fitzgerald, the province’s chief medical officer of health, said Wednesday that the

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Rapid-intensity Hurricane Laura ultimately headed for Newfoundland

August 26, 2020 by David Gambrill

The path of Hurricane Laura — which is currently located off the U.S. Gulf Coast and described as one of the fastest-intensifying storms in history — is tracking to hit St. John’s, Nfld., next Monday as a post-tropical storm, according