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As planet warms, ferocious snowfalls like the one that hit Nova Scotia could increase

February 26, 2024 by Hina Alam, The Canadian Press

ATLANTIC CANADA – Forecasters say a warming global climate could actually cause some parts of Canada to see colder conditions, including heavy snowfalls like the one that hit parts of the Maritimes this week. There’s a direct relationship between the

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Blizzard-like conditions expected in Newfoundland

February 15, 2024 by The Canadian Press

Schools in Newfoundland’s capital are closed today, due to the threat of inclement winter weather. The head office for NLSchools in St. John’s will be open, but officials say not until 11:00 a.m. local time. This week’s hazardous winter conditions

3D rendering of Hurricane Fiona over Nova Scotia
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Do we need a Category 6 for hurricanes?

February 6, 2024 by Jason Contant

Two climate scientists are questioning whether the open-endedness of Category 5 hurricanes is sufficient to communicate the risk of hurricane property damage in a warming climate. Michael Wehner of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and James Kossin of First

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Disruptions continue as Nova Scotia emerges from under heavy snow

February 6, 2024 by The Canadian Press

Cleanup in Nova Scotia could take days after more than a metre of snow piled up in some parts of the province over the weekend. Federal Emergency Preparedness Minister Harjit Sajjan says Parks Canada will be sending snow removal equipment

Much of Nova Scotia paralyzed following snowstorm
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Emergency declared in Cape Breton as snowstorm leaves much of Nova Scotia paralyzed

February 5, 2024 by The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – A local state of emergency remains in effect in parts of Cape Breton as Nova Scotia digs out from one of the heaviest snowfalls in 20 years. On Sunday afternoon, as a stalled low-pressure system continued to dump

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Why systemic cyber remains an industry risk

January 30, 2024 by Jason Contant

Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this article said that CFC established the cyber monitoring centre when in fact they were the driving force behind its establishment. As well, the article implied that the centre has a link to insurance

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Snowstorm forces cancellations in Nova Scotia and eastern Newfoundland

January 29, 2024 by The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – Most schools across Nova Scotia are closed today after an overnight snowstorm moved into the province and headed to eastern Newfoundland. Snowfall warnings are in effect for Nova Scotia’s Atlantic coast from Yarmouth in the south to Sydney

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Home, auto rate increases in 2023 “highest…seen in years.”

January 26, 2024 by David Gambrill

Canadian auto insurance rates increased 10% in 2023 compared to 2022, and similarly home insurance rates saw an increase as well — up 6.6% last year, according to the latest release of the Applied Rating Index. “The close of 2023

Buildings are seen in floodwater following a major rain event in Halifax on Saturday, July 22, 2023. A long procession of intense thunderstorms have dumped record amounts of rain across a wide swath of Nova Scotia, causing flash flooding, road washouts and power outages
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Months after request, Nova Scotia silent on possible buyout of flooded Halifax homes

January 24, 2024 by Keith Doucette – The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – Frustration is building with a lack of a commitment from the Nova Scotia government to buy and demolish some of the Halifax area homes ravaged by massive flooding last July. Halifax Regional Council sent a letter on Oct.

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How smaller brokerages can level the playing field

January 23, 2024 by Jason Contant

Smaller brokerages in the Canadian P&C insurance space can benefit from sharing best practices and platforms with other brokerages while still remaining independent, said the president of a family-owned brokerage in Nova Scotia.  Earlier this month, Halifax-based Keyes Insurance became

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Snowstorm inbound for Metro Vancouver as winter weather rages across Canada

January 16, 2024 by The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – Environment Canada says a snowstorm is expected to hit Metro Vancouver, Greater Victoria and beyond, bringing up to 20 centimetres of accumulation and possible freezing rain to southern British Columbia. The weather agency has issued a snowfall warning

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Two brokerages, one MGU involved in recent deals

January 15, 2024 by Jason Contant

Editor’s Note: This story has been corrected to clarify that Keyes Insurance was not acquired by the Canadian Broker Network but rather joined its membership. Keyes Insurance remains a fully independent brokerage solely owned by Shaun Keyes. Canadian Underwriter apologizes