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Forecast models show Hurricane Teddy could hit Maritimes next week

September 18, 2020 Michael Tutton - THE CANADIAN PRESS

HALIFAX – The Canadian Hurricane Centre’s top meterologist is suggesting the combination of Hurricane Teddy and a continuing pandemic should prompt Maritimers to plan well ahead for potential power outages. The storm was churning northward in the Caribbean Friday, with

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Truck fire in Nova Scotia turns propane cylinders into projectiles

June 25, 2020 THE CANADIAN PRESS

DEBERT, N.S. – A cleanup is underway in Debert, N.S., after a transport truck carrying over 1,000 propane cylinders caught fire. Nobody was injured in Sunday’s blaze on the Plains Road, which turned a large number of the nine-kilogram cylinders

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Dry conditions in Nova Scotia fuelling three large wildfires

May 27, 2020 THE CANADIAN PRESS

HALIFAX – Provincial officials in Nova Scotia are warning about the potential for forest fires in dry, humid conditions as firefighters battle three significant wildfires across the province. The fires burning Tuesday follow a weekend blaze near Porters Lake east

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Residents evacuated for forest fire near Halifax allowed to return home

May 25, 2020 THE CANADIAN PRESS

PORTERS LAKE, N.S. – Residents of more than 500 homes that were threatened by a forest fire in an area east of Halifax are being allowed to return now that officials have lifted an evacuation order. Halifax Fire tweeted late

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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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How Intact changed its approach to minor driving convictions in Nova Scotia

February 19, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

For Intact clients in Nova Scotia, the difference in premiums paid by drivers with a conviction-free discount and those with a minor conviction or two is about to increase. In addition, the company will be removing some automatic emergency braking

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Tropical storm to hit Atlantic Canada by Thursday

August 27, 2019 THE CANADIAN PRESS

HALIFAX – Environment Canada is warning residents of the Maritimes to brace for a tropical storm later this week. Tropical storm Erin is expected to form later today off the Carolinas and then track northeastward toward Nova Scotia, where heavy

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Ground imaging shows large sinkhole chain near Nova Scotia town

August 26, 2019 Keith Doucette - THE CANADIAN PRESS

HALIFAX – Preliminary results of an imaging survey near a Nova Scotia town where a sinkhole swallowed part of a park last summer show an extensive belt of hundreds of additional sinkholes stretching for kilometres. Amy Tizzard, a geologist with

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These auto clients will no longer get a break for driving experience

August 21, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

For motorists whose driving experience is in a country other than Canada and the United States, one major insurer’s underwriting rules are about to change in one province. Nova Scotia’s auto insurance regulator recently gave The Personal Insurance Company permission

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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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One auto insurance discount that’s disappearing

July 16, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Discounts on auto insurance for clients with an autonomous emergency braking system could get harder to find. In Nova Scotia, Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company offers a 15% discount for vehicles with a model year of 2010 or higher that have

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Unpredictable sinkhole in Nova Scotia takes bite out of parking lot

September 5, 2018 The Canadian Press

OXFORD, N.S. – A large sinkhole that has swallowed trees and picnic tables in a Nova Scotia park has now taken a bite out of a parking lot, as the natural phenomenon continues to capture the attention of geological experts