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Crews restoring power on Cape Breton Island
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More than 7,000 in N.S. without power as crews repair damage caused by winter storm

February 7, 2022 by The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – More than 7,000 customers in Nova Scotia are still without power after a weekend storm that brought freezing rain across the province damaged power lines. Matt Drover with Nova Scotia Power says about 7,403 customers are still without

Snowplow clearing highway
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Another winter storm batters Atlantic Canada as officials warn of widespread outages

February 4, 2022 by Danielle Edwards - THE CANADIAN PRESS

HALIFAX – A large, slow-moving storm has descended on Atlantic Canada, forcing the closure of schools and government offices, as parts of Nova Scotia brace for an extended period of freezing rain. Environment Canada has warned that widespread power outages

Person driving a snowmobile across snow covered ground. There are hills in the background and snowmobile tracks in the foreground.
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Where to find new capacity for snowmobiles and other vehicles

February 3, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Heartland Farm Mutual Inc. is entering the Nova Scotia marketplace for miscellaneous vehicles (i.e., all-terrain vehicles, motorhomes, snow vehicles and trailers) and will adopt the rates and risk-classification system used by IAO. Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (NSUARB) approved

Whiteout conditions in Halifax Regional Municipality
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Powerful winter storm sweeps Maritime provinces, creating treacherous conditions

January 31, 2022 by The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – A powerful winter storm swept across the Maritimes on Saturday, blanketing much of the region in heavy, blowing snow and causing road closures, power outages and widespread cancellations. Drivers were urged to avoid travel amid blizzard-like conditions, and

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Weather warnings: Residents of the Maritimes bracing for another major winter storm

January 28, 2022 by The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – Environment Canada is warning residents of the Maritimes to prepare for power outages as a major winter storm – the fourth this month – is expected to lash the region Saturday with blowing snow, freezing rain and howling

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Small businesses grappling with Omicron, after two years of closures and restrictions

December 23, 2021 by Tara Deschamps - THE CANADIAN PRESS

As the December holidays neared, the Old Triangle alehouses across the Maritimes were bustling with Christmas parties and diners revelling in the festive season. But that energy vanished in recent days as the Omicron variant of COVID-19 raged across Canada

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Diverse coastal protections can help limit storm risk

December 9, 2021 by Canadian Underwriter Staff

Both constructed solutions like dykes and seawalls and greener approaches like saltmarsh restoration and dune replenishment can help combat financial and social costs that result from severe storms, a new report noted. “Rising seas, swollen atmospheric rivers and post-tropical storms

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Overnight snowstorm prompts provincewide cancellations in Nova Scotia

December 9, 2021 by The Canadian Press 

HALIFAX – Schools across Nova Scotia were closed today after an overnight snowstorm swept across the province, prompting flight cancellations at the Halifax airport and delays for public transit.   Snowfall and winter storm warnings remain in effect for every part of the

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How this insurer is calculating rates for Gender X auto clients

November 29, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Starting Wednesday, The Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company will start applying the female rates to Nova Scotia auto clients who identify as Gender X. In a ruling released Nov. 19, the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board approved The

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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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Average temperatures rising over last 60 years in Nova Scotia: study

November 4, 2021 by The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – A study by two Nova Scotia biologists indicates average temperatures in the province have been trending upward for the last 60 years and have risen notably since 1998. Researchers at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, N.S., analyzed