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Sandbag beach reinforcements, which had previously been covered with sand, lie exposed following the passage of Hurricane Nicole, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022, in Vero Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
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Nicole to be typical fall storm, but officials warn of outages where Fiona hit hard

November 11, 2022 The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – Environment Canada says the Category 1 hurricane that hit Florida early this morning will feel like a typical fall storm when the weather system makes its way to the East Coast this weekend. But officials are warning to

Surf washes over a beach on Nova Scotia's Atlantic coast.
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P&C industry’s input on coastal protection

April 6, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Nova Scotia community and industry stakeholders have shared their input on the Coastal Protection Act, and an Insurance Bureau of Canada representative says the financial case for supporting the act is clear. Passed in 2019, the legislation aims to restrict

Aerial drone view of dyke/wetland area in Nova Scotia's Digby County.
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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

Front view of red SUV emergency braking to avoid car crash
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Why this auto insurer will stop discount for autonomous emergency braking

July 27, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Nova Scotia motorists who purchase autonomous emergency braking systems will no longer qualify for a discount with one insurer as of October. In Nova Scotia, Aviva General Insurance Company has a 15% discount, to bodily injury and accident benefits insurance

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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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Briefing Note: Nova Scotia

July 10, 2020 Canadian Underwriter Staff

Nova Scotia has had a hard few months, and not just because of COVID-19, says Darren Lipsett, president of the Insurance Brokers Association of Nova Scotia. Brokers are dealing with rate hikes and the national capacity crunch as insurers try

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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