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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

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Rising seas: Delays to safeguarding N.S.-N.B. boundary area worries politicians

October 28, 2021 by Michael Tutto - THE CANADIAN PRESS

HALIFAX – Legislators on both sides of the Nova Scotia-New Brunswick boundary say efforts to safeguard their area from a potential climate disaster have dragged on too long. An engineering study commissioned to develop “three viable solutions” to the risk

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How coffee whitener and aluminum dust can pose a fire risk

October 19, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Clients could be surprised at the fire and explosion risk to which they are exposed if they are in the 3D printing business or produce dust of any kind. “It is easier to name the dusts that are not explosible

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Supreme Court to consider disclosure of cockpit voice recordings in aviation accident lawsuits

October 15, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

The Supreme Court of Canada will hear arguments, from federal aviation accident investigators, that cockpit voice recordings should not be made available to personal injury plaintiffs who are trying to sue an airline over an accident in Halifax. On March

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How insurers are changing their treatment of distracted driving

October 12, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Some Nova Scotia motorists who are caught using their wireless handheld device while driving could face steeper hikes to their auto insurance premiums. In a decision released Oct. 4 , the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board approved the Facility

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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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Report into fatal sinking near Halifax in 2019 says modifications made boat unstable

September 24, 2021 by The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – An independent investigation has found the 2019 sinking of a small workboat near Halifax that claimed one life was caused by hull modifications that compromised the vessel’s stability. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada, in a report released

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Travel trailer fire in rural Nova Scotia claims six lives

September 13, 2021 by The Canadian Press

MILLVALE, N.S. – The RCMP say the bodies of six members of a family were discovered Sunday evening following a fire in a travel trailer in rural Nova Scotia. Officers were called to Mountain Road in Millvale, N.S., Sunday evening

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Centre of storm Larry could travel across Avalon Peninsula

September 8, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Large Atlantic Ocean waves will soon affect Canada’s east coast as Hurricane Larry continues to move north. UPDATE – Hurricane Larry makes landfall in eastern Newfoundland “Significant swells will begin to reach the east coast of the United States and

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New tropical storm warning for Atlantic Canada

September 7, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Large waves could hit Canada’s Atlantic coast this Thursday as Hurricane Larry moves north, Environment Canada warns. UPDATE – What we know so far about Canadian Hurricane Larry claims On Tuesday morning, the Category 3 hurricane was causing winds of