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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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Dozens injured in tornadoes across southern Louisiana

February 8, 2017 Kevin McGill - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW ORLEANS – Brittany Ross remembers she was savoring the smell of her aunt’s simmering white beans when the storm that injured about 40 people in southeastern Louisiana hit. “The place started shaking, kind of twisting,” she said Tuesday as

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Still thousands without power as cleanup continues in New Brunswick

February 1, 2017 The Canadian Press

LAMEQUE, N.B. – There are still about eight thousand customers awaiting the return of electricity in northern New Brunswick today, more than a week after the ice storm that wreaked havoc in the province. The NB Power website shows many

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Armed forces deployed to hardest hit areas in the wake of N.B. storm: premier

January 30, 2017 Adina Bresge - THE CANADIAN PRESS

SHIPPAGAN, N.B. – New Brunswick’s premier says the military is sending between 100 and 150 troops to help with recovery efforts in the areas that have been hardest hit by last week’s ice storm. Brian Gallant told a news conference

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Storm knocks out power, closes schools in parts of Atlantic Canada

January 26, 2017 The Canadian Press

FREDERICTON – More than 80,000 customers were still without power in many parts of New Brunswick early Thursday after a blustery mix of freezing rain, ice pellets and strong winds moved through the Maritimes. NB Power said at the height

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Joy erupts as Italian rescuers pull out avalanche survivors

January 20, 2017 Paolo Santalucia and Gregorio Borgia - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

FARINDOLA, Italy – With cheers of joy, rescue crews pulled survivors from the debris of an avalanche-crushed hotel in central Italy on Friday, an incredible discovery that boosted spirits two days after the massive snow slide buried around 30 people

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Rescuers search for 30 after avalanche hits Italian hotel

January 19, 2017 Colleen Barry, Nicole Winfield and Valentina Onori - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

PENNE, Italy – Rescue workers reported no signs of life Thursday at a four-star hotel buried by an avalanche in the mountains of earthquake-stricken central Italy. Two bodies were recovered of the estimated 30 people trapped inside as the risk

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Freezing rain causes accidents, closures in U.S. southern Plains

January 13, 2017 Jim Salter - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

ST. LOUIS – A thick glaze of ice covered roads from Oklahoma to southern Illinois on Friday amid a winter storm that caused numerous wrecks, forced cancellation of schools, grounded flights and prompted dire warnings for people to stay home.

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Portland, parts of Washington buried by massive snowstorm

January 12, 2017 Steven Dubois - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

PORTLAND, Ore. – A major snowstorm spread Wednesday through Portland and parts of Washington state – toppling trees, closing schools and cutting power to thousands in the heaviest snowfall for the city since at least 2008. Some Portland neighbourhoods got

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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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Blanket of wet snow cut off power, caused commuter woes across Metro Vancouver

December 20, 2016 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – A blanket of heavy, wet snow cut off power to thousands in British Columbia and caused commuter chaos in Metro Vancouver on Monday. The snowfall caused trees or branches to come down over power lines and at its

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New Brunswick expecting more snow, rain as crews work to restore power

December 1, 2016 The Canadian Press

FREDERICTON, N.B. – New Brunswickers are bracing for another round of messy, wet weather while thousands of residents are still without power following a storm earlier in the week. Environment Canada issued snowfall and flood warnings for much of the