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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

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Health and safety inspection teams head to flood affected zones in New Brunswick

May 3, 2019 Kevin Bissett - THE CANADIAN PRESS

FREDERICTON – Health and safety inspection teams are fanning out across flood-affected regions of New Brunswick, assessing homes and businesses that are still drying out amid receding floodwaters. New Brunswick’s Emergency Measures Organization says the teams will inspect electrical systems

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Southern New Brunswick still flooded but waters are slowly receding

April 29, 2019 Kevin Bissett - THE CANADIAN PRESS

FREDERICTON – Officials in New Brunswick are urging patience while floodwaters are receding, saying there’s a long way to go before the response can become a recovery effort. The province’s Emergency Measures Organization says that while water levels are slowly

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Rising Saint John River frustrating swath of southern New Brunswick

April 24, 2019 Kevin Bissett - THE CANADIAN PRESS

FREDERICTON – Thane Mallory says the picturesque water view out the back window is what keeps him going back every day to Gulliver’s World Cafe, his restaurant in Gagetown, N.B. “I wake up every morning and look out the back

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Flooding in New Brunswick results from winter storm

January 21, 2019 Kevin Bissett - THE CANADIAN PRESS

A powerful winter storm that brought heavy rain and snow to much of Eastern and Central Canada closed schools, flooded streets, knocked out power and forced school buses to stay off the roads in many areas Monday as temperatures began

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New Brunswick earthquake ‘widely felt’

January 11, 2019 THE CANADIAN PRESS

GRAND BAY-WESTFIELD, N.B. – A minor earthquake rattled windows and knocked dishes off shelves in a small community in southern New Brunswick on Thursday. “It felt like something ran into the building _ it was a big bang,” said Troy