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Spring remains elusive in Atlantic Canada as gusty storm sweeps through

March 23, 2017 The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – Spring remained elusive in parts of the Maritimes on Thursday after a storm swept through the region, knocking out power and closing schools. The Canso causeway to Cape Breton was closed in the morning as a winter storm

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Fire at historic church just outside Halifax a ‘devastating’ blow: member

March 22, 2017 The Canadian Press

NORTH PRESTON, N.S. – Fire has caused extensive damage to a large, historic church considered the cornerstone of a small community just east of Halifax. Firefighters from five stations were called Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. to extinguish a stubborn blaze

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Massive storm continues slow march east after paralyzing Maritimes

February 14, 2017 Alison Auld and Michael MacDonald - THE CANADIAN PRESS

HALIFAX – Parts of Atlantic Canada remained under a blizzard warning Tuesday after a massive storm descended on the region, dumping a thick blanket of snow and unleashing howling winds before marching off to Newfoundland. Environment Canada issued the warnings

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Tough slogging expected across Atlantic Canada in wake of major storm

February 10, 2017 The Canadian Press

Schools were closed and travel hampered in much of Atlantic Canada on Friday due to a fast-moving and powerful winter storm that blew in from the United States on Thursday night. Environment Canada had issued multiple snow, storm surge and

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2016 sees highest-ever catastrophe insured losses, hail has impact: Rennie

February 1, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

2016 was a year of records: the largest catastrophe-related insured losses in Canada’s history, the biggest loss for a single Cat and the most hail events in the month of July, Carolyn Rennie, managing director of Catastrophe Indices and Quantification

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Future CPP disability benefits not deductible from payments under Nova Scotia auto family protection endorsement: Supreme Court

January 27, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Future disability benefits under the Canada Pension Plan are not deductible from auto insurers’ payments under the Nova Scotia family protection endorsement, the Supreme Court of Canada found in a ruling released Friday. Canada’s highest court restored a 2013 ruling,

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Canada needs new regulations for commercial fishing vessels of all sizes: TSB

January 19, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

If fishing vessel operators conduct regular safety meetings, they can review on-board hazards and remind crew of safety precautions, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada suggested in an investigation report released Thursday. TSB – a separate organization from Transport Canada

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Tugs finally free tanker stranded in Cape Breton, N.S., for a week

January 16, 2017 The Canadian Press

SYDNEY, N.S. – A tanker that ran aground off the coast of Nova Scotia has returned to port after being stuck in shallow water for a week. The coast guard and salvage crews freed the Arca 1 from a bay

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Canadian Coast Guard safely rescues crew members from grounded tanker

January 9, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) has reported that six crew members have been safety rescued after a tanker ran aground off Nova Scotia on Sunday. In a series of tweets, CCG reported that the vessel Arca 1 ran aground off

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Winter storm dumps 35 centimetres of snow on parts of Atlantic Canada

January 9, 2017 The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – Parts of Atlantic Canada were digging out Sunday after a winter storm dumped 35 centimetres of snow on some areas. Environment Canada says as much as 35 centimetres of snow fell over parts of Nova Scotia and P.E.I.

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Severe weather, nat-cats cause record insurable damage in Canada: IBC/CatIQ

January 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Severe weather last year exacted a heavy toll in terms of insured losses, with the $4.9 billion hit dwarfing the previous annual record of $3.2 billion in 2013, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) reports. Flooding in southern Alberta and the

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Archway Insurance purchases D.R. Hayman Insurance

January 3, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Archway Insurance has enhanced its presence in Nova Scotia generally and in Pictou County specifically with the recent acquisition of Stellarton-based D.R. Hayman Insurance. The acquisition, effective Dec. 31, 2016, represents the entry of Archway Insurance – one of Atlantic