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Dikes to protect N.S. N.B. link from flooding expected to cost hundreds of millions

March 18, 2022 The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – An engineering study looking at three options to save the land link between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick from climate-related flooding is pegging costs at between $189 million and just over $300 million. The study released today suggests

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Hurricane force gusts expected to hit N.L., as windy storm sweeps East Coast

March 15, 2022 Michael Tutton - THE CANADIAN PRESS

HALIFAX – Powerful and potentially damaging winds and heavy precipitation are forecast to hit the East Coast over the weekend, with hurricane-force gusts expected in Newfoundland and Labrador. Environment Canada is calling for an extended period of strong gusts beginning

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Forest fire in northern New Brunswick still burning but now considered contained

August 17, 2021 THE CANADIAN PRESS

FREDERICTON – Fire officials in New Brunswick say a forest fire in the north of the province is now contained. The blaze has burned about 64 hectares east of Mount Carleton Provincial Park. The provincial forest fire report says 60

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New Brunswick premier urges truck drivers to get a COVID 19 vaccination

April 14, 2021 Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick’s premier is urging truck drivers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible, but the head of a regional trucking association says it’s not that simple. Blaine Higgs told reporters Tuesday only about 800 of

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Briefing Note: New Brunswick

July 8, 2020 Canadian Underwriter Staff

In a nearly unprecedented situation, the province is in an economic state that reflects the rest of Canada, says Andrew McNair, CEO of the Insurance Brokers Association of New Brunswick. “The last 18 months have been challenging. But this seems

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Can New Brunswick handle spring flooding during COVID-19 crisis?

March 25, 2020 The Canadian Press

FREDERICTON – New Brunswick’s premier says his government will do what’s necessary to protect citizens if there is spring flooding while the COVID-19 crisis is still underway, and that could mean calling in the military. “We’re watching it very closely

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Nova Scotia imposes restrictions on inter-provincial travel

March 23, 2020 The Canadian Press

AMHERST, N.S. – Nova Scotia imposed new restrictions at its provincial boundary with New Brunswick on Monday as part of a series of measures aimed at tightening social distancing requirements to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Under the restrictions that

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Ingredients are there for N.B. flooding, but too early to forecast: officials

March 10, 2020 Kevin Bissett - THE CANADIAN PRESS

FREDERICTON – Public safety officials in New Brunswick say people living in flood-prone areas of the province should be prepared for rising waters, but it’s too early to say what this year’s flood season will bring. The province launched its

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‘Temporary’ flood relief office closes after 7 months

December 17, 2019 The Canadian Press

FREDERICTON – Seven months after spring flooding left parts of New Brunswick badly damaged, the Canadian Red Cross has closed a temporary flood relief office in Fredericton. The organization says a total of 1,570 people registered for assistance after the

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The place where insurers are seeking double-digit auto rate increases

September 10, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Auto insurers asking for double-digit increases from New Brunswick’s regulator could face some hard questions during hearings this fall. “Some of the companies have been asking for a big increase” and will not necessarily be approved for the increases they

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Engineering study wanted for Atlantic Canada sea level rise mitigation

July 26, 2019 Michael Tutton - THE CANADIAN PRESS

HALIFAX – A long-awaited process is underway to find ways to protect a narrow and vital corridor of land between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia from floods caused by sea level rise and storm surges. The request for proposals issued

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Why is New Brunswick’s loss ratio the highest in Canada?

June 12, 2019 by Jason Contant

What is contributing to New Brunswick’s skyrocketing loss ratio? According to Canadian Underwriter’s 2019 Statistical Issue, the total (direct) loss ratio for the province last year was 100.8%, up 22 points from 78.8% in 2017. This makes it the highest