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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

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Archway snaps up Bay Insurance & Financial in local merger deal

May 3, 2018 by Jason Contant

Bay Insurance & Financial, a smaller brokerage in Tantallon, Nova Scotia, has merged with one of Atlantic Canada’s largest brokerages, Archway Insurance. Bay Insurance’s existing location on Peggy’s Cove Road in the heart of the St. Margaret’s Bay Area will

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Nova Scotia freedom of information website hacked

April 11, 2018 The Canadian Press

Halifax police have arrested a suspect after the Nova Scotia government’s freedom-of-information disclosure web portal was breached. The government said Wednesday about 7,000 documents were inappropriately accessed between March 3 and March 5. Its admission came nearly a week after

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Third Nor’easter in two weeks pummels Atlantic Canada

March 14, 2018 Michael Tutton - THE CANADIAN PRESS

HALIFAX –  A small steeple that’s a part of Halifax’s urban landscape toppled early Wednesday in a fierce winter storm that left thousands of Maritimers facing power outages, school closures and flight cancellations. Rev. Betsy Hogan, the minister at the

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Growing frequency, height of storm surges worries mayor

March 8, 2018 The Canadian Press

LIVERPOOL, N.S. – Another weekend of storm surges in Nova Scotia has a south shore mayor calling for provincial help to cope with the rising impact of climate change on waterfronts. The mayor of the Region of Queens Municipality said

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Nova Scotia court dismisses auto liability case — after an 18-year delay

January 22, 2018 by David Gambrill

Would you be prepared to wait almost two decades to defend your insured policyholder in an uncomplicated auto liability case? One insurer stuck it out for 18 years until finally, on Jan. 19, 2018, the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia