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Tough slogging expected across Atlantic Canada in wake of major storm

February 10, 2017 The Canadian Press

Schools were closed and travel hampered in much of Atlantic Canada on Friday due to a fast-moving and powerful winter storm that blew in from the United States on Thursday night. Environment Canada had issued multiple snow, storm surge and

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Blast of winter smashes snowfall records in Abbotsford, Vancouver

February 6, 2017 The Canadian Press

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – Snowfall records across southern British Columbia are falling as a winter storm continues to wallop the region. The white stuff has been flying since Friday, prompting Environment Canada to issue snowfall warnings for many areas along the

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Winter storm dumps 35 centimetres of snow on parts of Atlantic Canada

January 9, 2017 The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – Parts of Atlantic Canada were digging out Sunday after a winter storm dumped 35 centimetres of snow on some areas. Environment Canada says as much as 35 centimetres of snow fell over parts of Nova Scotia and P.E.I.

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Fort McMurray wildfire tops annual meteorologist list of weather stories

January 3, 2017 The Canadian Press

TORONTO – The “beast” of a wildfire that charred Fort McMurray, Alta., was named Canada’s biggest weather story of the year in an annual list compiled by the country’s top meteorologists. The list, which also includes the melting Arctic Sea

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Dufferin County offers rebates to property owners who install hurricane straps

December 13, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Developers and property owners in Ontario’s Dufferin County are eligible for rebates if they install hurricane straps in their buildings, a county official says. Hurricane straps, which are metal bands that wrap around trusses and connect to walls, “can largely

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New Brunswick expecting more snow, rain as crews work to restore power

December 1, 2016 The Canadian Press

FREDERICTON, N.B. – New Brunswickers are bracing for another round of messy, wet weather while thousands of residents are still without power following a storm earlier in the week. Environment Canada issued snowfall and flood warnings for much of the

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Evacuation warning as rivers rise near Port Alberni, B.C.

November 8, 2016 The Canadian Press

PORT ALBERNI, B.C. – The Tseshaht First Nation on central Vancouver Island says the Somass River rose rapidly Monday night and continues to swell today, threatening flooding in the community. Emergency Preparedness Co-ordinator Hugh Braker says residents have been warned

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Storms hamper attempt to clean up, contain fuel spill off B.C. coast

October 24, 2016 The Canadian Press

BELLA BELLA, B.C. – Officials say booms containing a fuel spill from a sunken tug off British Columbia’s central coast have been replaced, but clean up crews continue to face harsh weather as they attempt to work in the area.

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Storm knocks out power to many customers in central and eastern Ontario

October 18, 2016 The Canadian Press

COLLINGWOOD, Ont. – Hydro One is reporting thousands of customers without power after intense storms rolled through parts of central and eastern Ontario on Monday. The utility’s website showed more than 10,000 customers without power as of midnight on a

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Heavy rains and strong winds wreaking havoc in the Maritimes

October 11, 2016 The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – Thousands of homes and businesses across Atlantic Canada were without electricity early Tuesday due to heavy rain and strong winds that lashed the region on Thanksgiving Monday. Environment Canada said much of mainland Nova Scotia had received more

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First autumn wind storm over southern B.C. cuts power to thousands of customers

October 7, 2016 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – BC Hydro crews across Vancouver Island and British Columbia’ south coast are working hard to restore power to thousands of customers following the region’s first autumn wind storm. Gusts of nearly 90 kilometres per hour were recorded during

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Communities in southwestern Ontario beginning to dry up after floods

October 3, 2016 The Canadian Press

WINDSOR, Ont. – Days after floods ripped through the southwestern Ontario city of Windsor and the neighbouring town of Tecumseh, residents are starting to pick up the pieces. Environment Canada said rain was pouring down in the communities from Wednesday