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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

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Death serves as strong reminder of homeowners’ alcohol liability risk: Police

August 3, 2018 The Canadian Press

LEITCHES CREEK, N.S. – Charges have been laid after a 17-year-old boy was struck and killed while walking home from a Cape Breton grad party, as a police chief denounced the “misinformation” circulating after the crash. Cape Breton Regional Police

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Nova Scotia defends controversial plan to sell cannabis in liquor stores

July 26, 2018 The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia is defending its unique cannabis retail scheme that will sell weed in existing liquor stores amid criticisms the arrangement poses a public health risk. A Halifax psychology professor issued a news release criticizing the model, which

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Tropical Storm Chris tracks towards Nova Scotia

July 9, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Storm weather arising from a hurricane could hit Nova Scotia Wednesday night, with a low but not zero probability of hurricane-force winds hitting Canada’s east coast. Tropical Storm Chris is expected to start moving northeast and reach hurricane status Tuesday,

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Crews fight hotspots, flare ups in large fire

June 11, 2018 The Canadian Press

COLE HARBOUR, N.S. – Fire flared up again near a popular hiking trail in Cole Harbour, N.S., as crews continued to try to put out hotspots and quench the remnants of a large blaze that forced the evacuation of dozens

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How home insurers could be on the hook for cyber bullying

June 4, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Cyber bullying, which can result in liability claims under home insurance policies, will soon be grounds for lawsuits in Nova Scotia. The Nova Scotia government is now “on the verge” of bringing Bill 27 into force, law student Brayden McDonald

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Storm surge coverage now available for first time

May 7, 2018 by Jason Contant

The Co-operators announced Monday that homeowners in British Columbia and Nova Scotia can now be insured for storm surge damage, calling the coverage the first and only of its kind in Canada. Storm surges are waves caused by storms and