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Nova Scotia gives $500,000 in immediate flood aid to storm-ravaged Cape Breton

October 14, 2016 The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil says the province is providing $500,000 in immediate emergency aid for people in Cape Breton affected by damage caused by last weekend’s massive rainfall. McNeil says the money has been given to the

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Cleanup, damage assessment begins in Atlantic Canada after torrential rains

October 12, 2016 The Canadian Press

SYDNEY, N.S. – Communities in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland are facing a costly and lengthy cleanup from widespread flooding damage after a storm brought torrential rain to the region over the long weekend. Premiers in both provinces were scheduled to

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Heavy rains and strong winds wreaking havoc in the Maritimes

October 11, 2016 The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – Thousands of homes and businesses across Atlantic Canada were without electricity early Tuesday due to heavy rain and strong winds that lashed the region on Thanksgiving Monday. Environment Canada said much of mainland Nova Scotia had received more

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Supreme Court of Canada hears appeal over Nova Scotia auto family protection endorsement

October 7, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Supreme Court of Canada heard Wednesday an appeal from a Nova Scotia auto accident victim whose future Canada Pension Plan disability payments were ordered deducted from the amount payable under his family protection endorsement. Andrew Sebean suffered injuries to

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Wind turbine collapses in Nova Scotia, investigation underway

August 24, 2016 THE CANADIAN PRESS

HALIFAX — An investigation has been launched into the collapse of a wind turbine on Cape Breton Island, where workers were told to leave the tower before it toppled over. Montreal-based Enercon Canada Inc. issued a statement Aug. 19 saying

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Nova Scotia wildfires continue to create “challenging conditions” for work crews

August 9, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

A wildfire in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis County has grown to about 240 hectares as weather continues to create “challenging conditions” for crews on site. The fire at Seven Mile Lake in Annapolis County, along with the Perch Lake fire in